Notre Dame Fighting Irish news: Holtz stands up for Butker, lacrosse on a roll, more

  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse avenged their sole loss, beating Georgetown 16-11
  • They're now headed to the Final Four
  • Lou Holtz stood up for Chiefs kicker
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The Notre Dame Fighting acrosse team nailed down a decisive 16-11 victory over Georgetown, avenging their sole loss this season and advancing to the men's lacrosse Final Four. Chris Kavanagh led Notre Dame's scoring with five goals, tying his career-high, and contributed three assists. Pat Kavanagh also played a crucial role with three goals and an assist.

The Fighting Irish maintained a consistent lead throughout the game, never trailing after scoring the first three goals. Their strong performance was bolstered by winning eight of eleven faceoffs in the first half. They led 7-2 at halftime and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the second half.

This win propels Notre Dame to the Final Four in Philadelphia, where they will face the winner of the Denver-Syracuse game. Liam Entenmann, Notre Dame's goalie, recorded eight saves and contributed his first assist of the season. Georgetown, despite Graham Bundy Jr.'s five goals, ended their season with a 13-4 record.

The win gives the Fighting Irish another decisive victory as they continue to look as though no one is going to stand in their way as they attempt to repeat as national champions.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish great sticks up for Chiefs kicker

On Saturday's "America Right Now," on Newsmax, former Notre Dame football head coach Lou Holtz said Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is being unfairly criticized for his pro-family graduation speech at Benedictine College.

Holtz had previously tweeted out his support of Butker, who has come under a wave of criticism after he gave a commencement speech that many people saw as anti-woman. For his part, Holtz believes Butker was simply preaching family values that should be said more often.

You can watch his segment in the video above.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish fight the clan

On Friday, Notre Dame celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the day that students for the school squared off against the Ku Klux Klan and won. As the school lays it out:

"It was May 1924, and the Ku Klux Klan wanted to showcase its power and cement its sudden grip on Indiana politics by holding a picnic and parade in South Bend, the most Catholic area in the state.

About 500 University of Notre Dame students showed their objections by storming downtown and ripping the hoods and robes off surprised Klan members. As the Klan arrived in trains, buses and cars, the students roughed members up in alleys and stole their regalia for battle trophies. They chased the rest to the Klan headquarters downtown at the corner of Wayne and Michigan streets."

The show of fortitude was especially moving considering that the KKK had established a bit of a foothold in the state of Indiana at the time. The reaction by the brave Notre Dame students showed that sort of racism wasn't allowed anywhere near them.