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After collecting the team's votes, I'm proud to announce to you the winners of this year's MoWards. After a month of vacation for their razors, the team sported facial hair of many sorts for the month of November, during which they raised a total of $3,503 for prostate and testicular cancer research. This is the team's fourth year participating in No-Shave November, first introduced by Stephen Johns ('14) in 2012. Eric Johnson ('15) took over for the 2014-15 season, and this year, senior forward Sam Herr took charge. He and the team raised $1,250, to be donated to the Movember Foundation, on their Mo Space page online. The remaining $2,253 was raised through silent auctions held during the games of the Shillelagh Tournament, Nov. 27-28, and will be donated to St. Joseph Health System of Mishawaka. As you'll see by the awards, a few players did better in the voting than others, but many of the categories were a close race. For more photos of the team's mustaches, visit their Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who donated!
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Graphics by Conor Levey
Allow me to introduce the Twitter Mirror, also known as the latest social media craze on the sidelines at athletic events and on the red carpet and backstage at awards shows. The innovative selfie-taking technological marvel (an iPad in a plastic frame shaped like a mirror) aims to capture celebrities and events in a less formal, more spontaneous fashion that posts directly to twitter.

We thought, if they can do it at the Grammys, why can't we do it at the Notre Dame Football awards show, ECHOES?

So, I was handed a Twitter Mirror to document the night. Here's a collection of some of the best moments from #ECHOES15 with the #TwitterMirror.



The guests began to arrive...




Backstage, we caught each student-athlete with their coach right after they received their award.


Notre Dame football players Jerry Tillery and Matthias Farley were the guest zamboni riders at the hockey game vs. UMass this past Saturday. The two quickly learned that an entire intermission is a long time to be on a zamboni with an arena full of fans staring at you. 

Luckily, the guys were pretty entertaining. Check out their moves.

1. Whip (but don't Nae Nae)

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2. Raise the Roof


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3. The Sprinkler

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4. Fist Pump and Salute

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5. Saturday Night Fever

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6. The Power Point

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7. Rub Your Stomach/Pat Your Head

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Last Thursday night, Notre Dame student-athletes showed off their best hidden talents at the 2nd Annual Student-Athlete Pageant. Competitive jump roping, balloon animal making, and broadway musical reenactments were just some of the talents on display as 14 student-athletes competed for the titles of "Mr. and Ms. ND".


The pageant was organized by the Student Athlete Advisory Council to help raise funds to send three former Notre Dame track stars to the 2016 Rio Olympics; Patrick Feeney ('14), Chris Giesting ('15) and Jade Barber ('15). Their combined Notre Dame legacy includes 31 All-American honors, 12 Notre Dame school records, and a National Championship, which was won by Giesting in 2012.


Now, all three have qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics and are currently training at Notre Dame. This year, the current student-athletes decided to hold the pageant to help Feeney, Giesting and Barber raise money through their GoFundMe site to pursue their Olympic dream.


Football captains Joe Schmidt and Matthias Farley hosted the event and Matthias brought his puppy Harper along for the ride, as well. The 5-month-old German Shorthaired Pointer didn't spend much time on the stage, though, because she was too busy running around saying 'Hi' to everyone in the crowd and eating random things off the floor.


Below are some of the best moments from the 2nd Annual Student-Athlete Pageant.


Joe Schmidt's entrance.




When football player Sam Bush ('18) threw out Chipotle chips to the crowd.



When basketball player Hannah Huffman ('16) brought her cat Rascal on stage in this sweatshirt.


This fact about tennis player Eric Schnurrenberger ('16).



This amazing performance of Defying Gravity by hockey player Bo Brauer ('18) and rower Olivia Perham ('18).


When swimmer Sydney Golic ('16) made everyone think really hard with this question.



No surprise, that "Wicked" performance by Bo and Olivia won them the crown.


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Event Calendar

January 31
W, 85-62
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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January 31
W, 5-2
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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January 31
W, 7-0
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
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January 31
All Day
Alumni Match
Orlando, Fla. (Walt Disney World Resort)
January 31
W 6-0, M 6-0
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
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February 1
6:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

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February 3
7:00 PM
Miami
BankUnited Center

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February 4
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 5
7:00 PM
Illinois
Champaign, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center)
February 5
7:05 PM
Vermont
Burlington, Vt. (Gutterson Fieldhouse)

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February 5
TBA
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 6
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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February 6
4:00 PM
Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla. (D.B. Milne Field)

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February 6
7:05 PM
Vermont
Burlington, Vt. (Gutterson Fieldhouse)

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February 6
All Day
Duke Duals
Durham, N.C.
February 6
TBA
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 7
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

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February 7
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 7
5:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

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February 8
9:00 PM
Clemson
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

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February 8
All Day
Yestingsmeier Match Play
Dade City, Fla. (Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club)
February 9
All Day
Yestingsmeier Match Play
Dade City, Fla. (Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club)

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