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Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw steps down after 33 seasons, Niele Ivey to take over as head coach

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw steps down after 33 seasons, Niele Ivey to take over as head coach

After 33 seasons at Notre Dame, a period that included two national championships and induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame, legendary head coach Muffet McGraw announced her retirement. Former Irish associate head coach Niele Ivey, who led the program…

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies hired Notre Dame associate head coach Niele Ivey as the newest member of its coaching staff. Ivey, who earned a national championship in 2001 as a player with the Fighting Irish, joined her alma mater’s coaching…

Led by Chloe Jackson Baylor earns third national title, holds off Notre Dame 82-81

Led by Chloe Jackson Baylor earns third national title, holds off Notre Dame 82-81

TAMPA, Fla. – Just like in 2012, Baylor defeated Notre Dame to win the national title. However, this season, the game was a closer contested matchup with Notre Dame sharpshooter Arike Ogunbowale missing a potential game-tying free throw in the…

Notre Dame adds a triumphant chapter to series vs. UConn, looks forward to Baylor challenge in title game

Notre Dame adds a triumphant chapter to series vs. UConn, looks forward to Baylor challenge in title game

Tampa, Fla. – Notre Dame’s return to the Final Four, this season as the reigning champion, also marked another chapter in the rivalry between the Fighting Irish and the UConn Huskies. While No. 2 seed UConn holds a significant lead…

2019 Final Four: What the teams are saying about each other ahead of the games

2019 Final Four: What the teams are saying about each other ahead of the games

TV/Streaming Schedule TAMPA, Fla. – In the week of the Final Four, coaches participate in an NCAA media teleconference the morning after the last Elite Eight game. A few days later, teams meet with members of the press at the…

From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, Final Four ride for Notre Dame ends in championship win over Mississippi State, 61-58

From Good Friday to Easter Sunday, Final Four ride for Notre Dame ends in championship win over Mississippi State, 61-58

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Notre Dame (35-3) beat Mississippi State, 61-58, Sunday night to take the 2018 national championship in front of 19,599 fans at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus. A buzzer-beating three-point shot from junior guard Arike Ogunbowale settled the…

Matchups for the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge announced

The Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge will take place for the 11th consecutive season over  two days in late November, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 29. The annual challenge is scheduled to continue through the 2020-21 season. The ACC won last year’s Challenge title 9-5 after…

Video: Stanford jubilant after win over Notre Dame in Elite Eight

Video: Stanford jubilant after win over Notre Dame in Elite Eight

Stanford (32-5), the No. 2 seed in the Lexington Region of the NCAA Tournament, edged the No. 1 seed Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday  afternoon in the Elite Eight. The Cardinal now head to the Final Four in Dallas while Notre Dame (33-4)…

Sweet 16 Lexington Region: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas and Stanford ready for action

Sweet 16: Lexington Region Rupp Arena (23,000), Lexington, KY Friday, March 24, 2017 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m PT, ESPN Game 1: No. 5 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Notre Dame Game 2: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 2 Stanford No.…

Former Stanford guard Lili Thompson to transfer to Notre Dame

Entering her senior year, former Stanford guard Lili Thompson decided not to return to the program for the 2016-17 season. In mid-July 2016, the Cardinal announced that Thompson would stay at the school to finish earning her degree but not…

UConn at Notre Dame: Top Two Teams Set to Clash Wednesday

UConn at Notre Dame: Top Two Teams Set to Clash Wednesday

Connecticut (7-0): Hoopfeed No. 1, AP No. 1, USA Today No. 2 vs. Notre Dame (8-0): Hoopfeed No. 2, AP No. 2, USA Today No. 1 Tipoff: 7 p.m. (ET) Site: Purcell Pavilion (9,149), South Bend, Indiana TV/Streaming: ESPN2/Watch ESPN,…

Power outage causes Notre Dame at Louisiana-Lafayette game to be moved in second quarter

FINAL | Irish win 91-51 5??+ hours 2?? gyms 1?? basketball family. Thanks to @RaginCajunsWBB & @RiceWBasketball for the hospitality! — Notre Dame WBB (@ndwbb) November 23, 2016 When No. 1 Notre Dame traveled to Houston for a Tuesday game…

Notre Dame tops first-ever Hoopfeed NCAA Division I women’s basketball poll

Notre Dame tops first-ever Hoopfeed NCAA Division I women’s basketball poll

Notre Dame (4-0) tops the first-ever Hoopfeed NCAA Division I women’s basketball poll. With the majority of first-place votes from a 12-member panel, the Irish lead the pack. Connecticut (3-0), South Carolina (3-0), Louisville (6-0) and Baylor (3-1) round out…

Lower seed sweep in first day of the Sweet 16

They went down one by one, all four of the higher seeds in the first day of Sweet 16 competition were eliminated from the 2016 tournament Friday night. Washington, Lexington Region The Huskies are headed to the #Elite8 on Sunday vs. Notre…

Dishin & Swishin 3/24/16 Podcast: Stephanie White breaks down the Sweet 16

Dishin & Swishin 3/24/16 Podcast: Stephanie White breaks down the Sweet 16

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). The subregionals are complete and the Sweet 16 are in the regional locations for the…

Notre Dame signee Erin Boley named the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Notre Dame signee Erin Boley of Elizabethtown High School (Elizabethtown, Ky.) is the 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  The 6-2 forward is a two-time returning Gatorade State Player of the Year. At the time of her selection, she averaged 24.2 points,…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 finalists selected by women’s committee

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the finalists for the Class of 2016 today in Toronto during NBA All-Star festivities. Finalists selected by the Women’s Committee to appear on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot include: Notre Dame…

Dishin & Swishin 02/04/16 Podcast: Talking with ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel about the latest in NCAA and WNBA news

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Google Play Music Podcasts, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Every now and then it is nice to just get together with a friend…

Notre Dame and Virginia Tech women’s basketball teams “Fighting for Flint”

#3/3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-1 / 6-0 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (14-4 / 2-3 ACC) Jan. 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET, Notre Dame, Ind. – Purcell Pavilion (9,149) Series: ND leads 7-1 TV: ESPN3/WatchESPN (live) (Mike Monaco, p-b-p / Nik Valdiserri,…

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw reaches 800 career victories in win over Pitt

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw reaches 800 career victories in win over Pitt

Congrats Coach ? pic.twitter.com/bEKURuElkS — NOTRE DAME WBB (@ndwbb) January 3, 2016 Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw earned her 800th career victory in the Fighting Irish’s 65-55 victory at Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon. McGraw has a 34-year record of 800-263, including a…

Dishin & Swishin in the year 2015: Looking back at the year in Women’s Basketball

Dishin & Swishin in the year 2015: Looking back at the year in Women’s Basketball

As we say goodbye to another calendar year and make resolutions for 2016, it seems like a good time to look back at what made 2015 a great year for women’s basketball. It was also the year that Dishin &…

Dishin & Swishin 12/10/15 Podcast: Miami leads group of upstarts changing the guard in the ACC

Dishin & Swishin 12/10/15 Podcast: Miami leads group of upstarts changing the guard in the ACC

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Notre Dame, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville are the teams we expect to be at the top of the…

UConn and Notre Dame prove once again why they have the best active rivalry in women’s basketball

UConn and Notre Dame prove once again why they have the best active rivalry in women’s basketball

STORRS, Conn. – Down two starting post players, No. 3 Notre Dame walked into a sold out, mostly white-clad Gampel Pavilion and showed top ranked Connecticut that the Irish can take the best the Huskies have to give. In the…

ACC and BIG TEN tie in Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge

From the ACC: For the second consecutive year and third time in Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge history, the two storied conferences played to a tie in the 2015 Challenge. The ACC and the Big Ten each won seven Challenge…

Dishin & Swishin 11/12/15 Podcast: UConn or the field? The Roundtable looks at the NCAA season

Dishin & Swishin 11/12/15 Podcast: UConn or the field? The Roundtable looks at the NCAA season

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). This weekend the NCAA women’s basketball season tips off. So Dishin & Swishin asks you, if you had…