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No. 18/21 Irish Host Pittsburgh, Louisville This Weekend
Head coach Tim Welsh has led Notre Dame to its first 3-0 start since 2009
 
Head coach Tim Welsh has led Notre Dame to its first 3-0 start since 2009

Nov. 8, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team completes its conference schedule this weekend with a pair of dual meets at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

The No. 18/21 Fighting Irish (3-0) open league action with a showdown Friday against Pittsburgh (2-1, 1-0 BIG EAST) at 5 p.m., and then welcome No. 23/16 Louisville (1-1) Saturday at 1 p.m. in the final regular season conference meet of the season.

“If you look at Notre Dame, Louisville and Pittsburgh, you probably have the BIG EAST champion for the last 10 years in some order,” Fighting Irish head coach Tim Welsh says. “Pittsburgh is a future ACC school, as we are, and the rivalry between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh has been carried on at the highest level of sportsmanship.

“It’s really a privilege to race Pittsburgh every year because the sportsmanship is so high and it’s ‘old school’ college athletics, the way it’s supposed to be.”

The Fighting Irish are 9-6 all-time against the Panthers in dual competition, including an 8-3 mark under Welsh. Notre Dame has won the last eight meetings between the teams, including a 193-107 decision in Pittsburgh last season (Oct. 28, 2011). Kevin Overholt won three races (50 and 100 free, and was a member of the 200 medley relay) to lead the Fighting Irish, while All-American Frank Dyer (200 free) and Christopher Johnson (100 breast) added individual wins to go along with the 200 medley relay gold.

Notre Dame is 4-4 in the Welsh era against Louisville. The Cardinals were victorious 191-109 in the last meeting between the squads (Nov. 12, 2011).

“The Louisville-Notre Dame rivalry has been very, very intense,” Welsh says. “We have been back and forth as BIG EAST champions over the last several years, so it has always been high excitement, high ambition, and a highly competitive meet. It will be again this year.”

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Event Calendar

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September 30
W, 159-62 (MSU); W, 151-72 (Iowa)
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
RECAP
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Oakland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 28
5:00 PM
Purdue
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Iowa/Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
February 22
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
February 23
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
February 24
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
February 25
All Day
ACC Championship
TBD
March 9
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 10
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 11
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 22
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 23
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 24
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 25
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 26
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 27
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 28
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

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