The Notre Dame Fighting Irish might have lost on Saturday but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t favored to beat the Trojans in South Bend.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish took a shot to their ego on Saturday when they lost to the Louisville Cardinals. They better find a way to get their ego put back together quickly because the USC Trojans are coming to town next Saturday night.
Interestingly enough, when the Pac-12 program does visit town, they’ll come in as an underdog. The opening odds for the Notre Dame football team has them at -2.
It would appear that the Trojans defense is the biggest reason why. There’s also the fact that it took overtime for USC to beat Arizona.
Clearly there are some weaknesses in the Top 10 team. It will certainly be interesting to see if the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be able to put up a fight.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey wins
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey team followed up a Saturday loss with a Sunday win. Facing off for a second time against Clarkson, the Irish were able to right a wrong from the day before and won 3-0.
Goaltender Ryan Bischel had 21 saves in the shutout win and Danny Nelson, Paul Fischer and Landon Slaggert provided the goals that got the Irish over the top.
Next up for the hockey team is a single game next Saturday against RIT.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball tickets on sale
Both the men’s and women’s basketball team’s tickets are officially on sale. The women Fighting Irish kick off their season on October 30 against Purdue Northwest.
The men’s team has an exhibition game on November 1 against Hanover and then open their regular season against the Niagra Purple Eagles on November 6.
The men’s team is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2022-23 season where they went just 11-21 and an embarrassing 3-17 in the ACC.
Meanwhile, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball team is looking to build on the success of last year when they won the ACC regular season title. They did lose in the ACC tournament championship but still went to the tournament with a 27-6 record.
They eventually lost in the Sweet Sixteen to Maryland.