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Kayla McBride update: more observations on WNBA draft

By | April 15, 2014 7:46 am | 0 Comments


Villa Maria graduate and former Notre Dame star Kayla McBride took the next step in her basketball career Monday when she was selected by the San Antonio Stars with the No. 3 overall pick in the WNBA draft. Here are a few observations about McBride, the Stars and the WNBA draft: • New uniform: Check… View Article

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Pitt’s Conner participates at Field Pass event wearing brace

By | April 14, 2014 12:03 pm | 0 Comments


  The Pitt football team concluded its spring workouts Sunday and then held a fan event called Field Pass. McDowell graduate James Conner, who led Pitt in rushing as a true freshman in 2013, did not participate in the final few spring practices with Pitt after spraining his knee in practice April 4. However, Conner… View Article

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Villa Maria grad McBride to attend WNBA Draft on Monday

By | April 11, 2014 4:09 pm | 1 Comment


Villa Maria graduate and Notre Dame basketball standout Kayla McBride will be one of 12 top players who will attend the WNBA Draft on Monday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. McBride completed her college career with the Fighting Irish on Tuesday night in a loss to UConn in the national championship game. However, McBride starred… View Article

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Villa Maria graduates pictured from college game

By | April 8, 2014 2:42 pm | 0 Comments


As Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride prepares to lead Notre Dame against UConn tonight in a battle of unbeaten teams in the NCAA women’s basketball championship game, area residents are getting fired up. Lisa Roberts, a proud Villa Maria grad, sent the above screen grab from the ACC tournament game between Notre Dame and Duke. At… View Article

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McBride, Notre Dame to face Maryland without Achonwa

Kayla McBride

By | April 1, 2014 11:02 pm | 0 Comments


Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride and the Notre Dame women’s basketball team will face quite a challenge Sunday at the Final Four in Nashville, Tenn. The Fighting Irish will meet a strong Maryland team led by All-America forward Alyssa Thomas, and they’ll have to do it without their top inside player. Notre Dame learned today that… View Article

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Hansen, McBride to open NCAA Tournament play today

By | March 22, 2014 10:54 am | 0 Comments


The Division I women’s basketball season hits a high point today, and area fans will be particularly interested. Area graduates Sarah Hansen and Kayla McBride will open their final NCAA Tournaments with their teams today. Hansen, a General McLane graduate, and Florida Gulf Coast will make their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in three… View Article

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Two area women to play in NCAAs, two to play in WNIT

By | March 18, 2014 7:08 am | 0 Comments


Four area women and an area coach will continue their college basketball seasons in postseason Division I tournaments after teams learned the brackets for the NCAA and WNIT tourneys. • Villa Maria graduate Kayla McBride and No. 2 Notre Dame (32-0) earned a No. 1 seed and will play in the Notre Dame Region. The… View Article

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McDowell grad Conner opens practice with Pitt, might change number

By | March 17, 2014 4:05 pm | 0 Comments


The Pitt football team conducted its first spring practice Sunday, and McDowell graduate James Conner was in action no-pads session with the Panthers. Conner, who wore jersey No. 40 as a freshman, was wearing No. 24. He said he was trying out the number, which is worn by his favorite NFL player, Seattle Seahawks running… View Article

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