The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team has already seen what one Lacrosse player can do in another sport, that’s why they lured in Matthew Jeffery.
Considering the Notre Dame Lacrosse team is coming off its first national title, it should surprise no one that they are bringing in some of the best talent in the country. Matthew Jeffery is in fact, the number one recruit of the 2024 class.
Now Jeffery is going the Jordan Faison route. Faison found out that in addition to Lacrosse, he could excel on the football field. This year, he earned himself a scholarship and has 11 catches for 141 yards and two touchdowns this year.
Faison’s success is definitely one of the reasons he decided to play football. He talked a bit to 247Sports about the decision and how much he enjoyed watching his future teammate’s path.
“It’s exciting for me and for both of my parents,” Jeffery said. “We were watching the Louisville game. And seeing Jordan go out there, he looked so little out there compared to all those guys, but he did his job. That’s what they were asking of him, and he did it. He balled out. He deserved that opportunity.”
Notre Dame Fighting Irish unveils Muffet McGraw statue
Following Muffet McGraw’s 2021 induction into Notre Dame’s Ring of Honor, athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced plans for a statue.
Two years later, the university is set to reveal the statue for the former women’s basketball coach of 33 seasons on Dec. 17 at 10:45 a.m. EST. The unveiling, accompanied by a blessing, precedes the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball game against Purdue at 12 p.m.
The statue will be located at the front entrance of Purcell Pavilion, outside the Joyce Center.
The ceremony will be a nod to McGraw’s 33 seasons of success with the program.
Women’s basketball gets a rout
The No. 17 Notre Dame women’s basketball team secured a commanding 113-35 victory over Chicago State, showcasing a historic performance with the second-largest margin of victory in school history.
Senior Nat Marshall emerged as the player of the game, achieving a career-high 20 points and earning praise from Coach Niele Ivey for her consistent improvement and defensive impact off the bench. Notably, Cassandre Prosper, Emma Risch, and KK Bransford all recorded career-high performances.
Freshman sensation Hannah Hidalgo continued her impressive streak with 23 points, marking her fifth consecutive game with at least 20 points, a feat achieved by only four others in Notre Dame Fighting Irish history.
The game highlighted the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s strength on both ends of the court, with efficient scoring, dominant defense, and an upcoming challenge against Ball State on Friday following a Thanksgiving celebration at Coach Ivey’s house.