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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…

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…

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…

NCAA tournament field features UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland as top seeds

NCAA tournament field features UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland as top seeds

[View the story “NCAA tournament field features UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland as top seeds” on Storify] Tournament Bracket || TV Schedule> Top-ranked Connecticut enters the women’s NCAA tournament as the overall top seed. The other teams that…

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

[display_podcast] It starts in November and ends in April with one team cutting down nets in Tampa! Finally, the NCAA women’s basketball season begins tomorrow. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, we welcome in the season with the annual…

Dishin & Swishin 11/05/14 Podcast: Coming off a record-breaking season, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw gets ready to do it again

Dishin & Swishin 11/05/14 Podcast: Coming off a record-breaking season, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw gets ready to do it again

[display_podcast] Coach Muffet McGraw and her 2014-15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish kick off their year with a preseason contest tonight versus Ferris State. What better way to get ready for it than a special Wednesday Dishin & Swishin podcast with…

No more pursuit, perfection achieved. UConn defeats Notre Dame 79-58 in championship to finish 40-0

No more pursuit, perfection achieved. UConn defeats Notre Dame 79-58 in championship to finish 40-0

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward NASHVILLE – “President Obama, we’re baaaaaack,” exclaimed Stefanie Dolson, providing an exclamation point to a national championship game that saw her Connecticut Huskies defeat previously unbeaten Notre Dame, 79-58. The Huskies dominated the paint,…

A Special Dishin & Swishin Championship Game Podcast: Lisa Leslie on UConn, Notre Dame and more

. @LisaLeslie with the Cup, signing autographs in Tourney Town! pic.twitter.com/YmM3MxtVke — Capital One Cup (@CapitalOneCup) April 6, 2014 [display_podcast] There is no denying that Lisa Leslie is one of the greatest players in women’s basketball history. Her playing career…

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

[display_podcast] The eyes of the women’s basketball world are focused on Nashville this week as the Final Four descends on Music City. Top seeds Connecticut and Notre Dame, second-seeded Stanford, and the party crasher, fourth seeded Maryland will tip-off on…

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw reflects on Philadelphia connections after win over Penn

Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw reflects on Philadelphia connections after win over Penn

PHILADELPHIA – The Notre Dame stop in this area on the old Big East tour for Irish coach Muffet McGraw always featured the joy of a homecoming to family and friends combined with the agony of having to deal with…

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

[display_podcast] The Final Four begins in New Orleans on Sunday night with NCAA tournament semifinal teams trying to earn a spot in Tuesday’s national championship. Two No. 1 seeds are there, Notre Dame and Connecticut. A No. 2 seed, California,…

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

HARTFORD, Conn. – All season critics made statements about how Notre Dame had more foul shots than their opponents by a large margin. It is ironic that when Geno Auriemma’s Huskies tried to foul Skylar Diggins in the final seconds…

The end of the Big East as we know it; women’s basketball members reflect and look forward

At around 9:30 p.m. ET tonight, either Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw or Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma will lift the Big East conference women’s basketball tournament trophy. Neither of them will be able to do the same thing next season.…

Round three of UConn-Notre Dame will be for the Big East tournament championship

Hartford, Conn – “We’re the two best teams in the league, and it’s fitting the two best teams should play,” said Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, after his team advanced to a third meeting with nemesis Notre Dame by defeating…

Notre Dame dominates Big East Conference major awards

An undefeated conference season has translated into Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshman of the Year honors for Big East regular season champion Notre Dame. To virtually no one’s surprise, senior guard Skylar Diggins was named…

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

[display_podcast] Site: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut Top Seeds: (1) Notre Dame, (2) Connecticut, (3) Syracuse, (4) Louisville For consecutive years Notre Dame has won the Big East regular season championship, knocking Big East tournament host Connecticut into a lower seed…

Dishin & Swishin 1/17/13 Podcast: Muffet McGraw’s Irish don’t rebuild, they just reload

Dishin & Swishin 1/17/13 Podcast: Muffet McGraw’s Irish don’t rebuild, they just reload

I admit it. I did not expect Notre Dame to be as good as they are this season. Graduating three starters? Yes, I knew the freshmen were talented and that Skylar Diggins is special. I knew that Kayla McBride would…

Through the circus atmosphere, Notre Dame reigned with a dominant performance

HARTFORD, Conn. – Start with a ridiculous nine o’clock starting time to suit ESPN’s needs. Add in a sprinkle of a coach needing a graduated senior’s ridiculous trash talking to motivate his team. Mix in a preseason conference favorite, ranked…