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Born and raised in Indianapolis, I was brainwashed at an early age by my ND grad father and Saint Mary's grad mother to develop a healthy yet consistently-devastating obsession with Notre Dame sports. I was lucky enough to attend, and graduate from, ND (class of '13), and now live in Chicago, working in eCommerce by day and writing about funny athlete names by night. Hopefully you sometimes like some of the things I type into this here website.

Which Notre Dame Football Players Could Be All-Americans Next Season?

The Irish may have lost some key players like K-Ham and Bellyman, but they’ve still got a number of guys who could be among the best at their respective positions nationally in 2022

Al Golden Should Bring Back His Necktie Look for Coordinating Notre Dame’s Defense

This is important — it’s time we maximize the potential of this Irish defense and its fearless new leader

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: Sophomore Forward Elijah Taylor Enters Transfer Portal

The promising sophomore never really got going due to injuries and academic issues — and now his departure will make Nate Laszewski’s and Grant Basile’s decisions even bigger for the 2022-2023 Irish squad

Notre Dame Lands Grad-Transfer Guard Marcus Hammond of Niagara

The Irish beat out Georgetown, Kansas State, and others for the Purple Eagles’ 2021-2022 leading scorer

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: What’s the Latest on Roster Departures/Returnees, the Transfer Portal, and Next Season’s Likely Rotation?

What’s the latest on ND’s go/return decisions, how do the incoming freshmen fit into the plan, and where is Mike Brey looking in the Portal to plug holes for next season?

Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: Paul Atkinson Jr. to Move on From ND, Pursue Pro Career

The talented big man and First Four hero has decided it’s time to move on and make some money — hats off to him on a great season with the Irish!

March Madness: Notre Dame Collapses Down the Stretch to Texas Tech 59-53

The Irish were on the brink of being a major surprise team in the Sweet 16, but ultimately made too many mistakes down the stretch to upset the Red Raiders

March Madness: Notre Dame takes Down 6-Seed Alabama 78-64 in 1st Round

Brey and the boys do it again, upsetting Alabama and moving forward to a Sunday matchup with 3-seed Texas Tech

2022 March Madness: Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: Irish Defeat Rutgers 89-87 in WILD 2OT Thriller

Per usual, it was harder than it needed to be and gave us about 10 heart attacks along the way, but Brey and the boys are moving on to the first round to face Alabama

2022 March Madness, Notre Dame Men’s Basketball: Rutgers Scarlet Knights Q&A with On The Banks

Pat spoke to Aaron Breitman, Managing Editor at On The Banks, to get the lowdown on the Irish’s First Four opponent for this evening