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Irish Insights

  • Brindza on Lou Groza watch list
    Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza was named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's best placekicker.
  • Two more Irish land on watch lists
    Notre Dame center Nick Martin was placed on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player at that position.
  • Will Mahone no longer enrolled at Notre Dame
    Receiver Will Mahone has no chance of returning to Notre Dame while facing felony charges of assault on a police officer, intimidation of a public servant and vandalism, his attorney said Tuesday.

Notre Dame women ranked No. 7 in coaches poll

The Notre Dame women’s basketball team checked in at No. 7 in the preseason USA Today coaches poll.

The Irish went 35-2 last season and reached the Final Four for a third year in a row.

Notre Dame lost star guard Skylar Diggins to graduation, but the team returns starters Kayla McBride, Natalie Achonwa, Jewell Lloyd and Ariel Braker from last season.

Connecticut is ranked No. 1, receiving 31 first-place votes.