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Alabama vs. Notre Dame: BCS Title game preview

Alabama vs. Notre Dame: BCS Title game preview
As you’ve known since early Saturday evening, the Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.  The game will be televised by ESPN and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. (CST). “We are very excited about coming to South Florida and I congratulate Notre Dame and Coach Kelly and his players on an undefeated season and their number one ranking,” said Alabama head football coach Nick Saban...

Notre Dame gets 2,500 title game ticket requests in a single day

Notre Dame gets 2,500 title game ticket requests in a single day
The college football national title game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish figures to do HUGE tv numbers. Like off the charts figures. Given the interest in South Bend for tickets, getting to the game will command a lot of money, juice, or both.   The Notre Dame Ticket Office... Read more »

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)
It’s that time of year again, when I make smart ass remarks justifying why I’m picking one college football team to beat another. Not only do I give you the full bowl schedule with tv listings, there’s fun and goofy pictures of cheerleaders and hot female fans interspersed within the listing. And to make the post more pure to the game and traditional, I took OUT all the corporate sponsor names of the bowls...
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Notre Dame's primary offensive weapon in 2012: Tyler Eifert

Notre Dame's primary offensive weapon in 2012: Tyler Eifert
From Golden Tate to Kyle Rudolph to Michael Floyd to…Tyler Eifert. Notre Dame has seen a primary pass-catcher emerge each year and then end up a high pick in the NFL Draftfollowing a breakout season. Floyd will get the call next week, probably in the top 10-15. Eifert should be a top 20 pick in... Read more »

Takeaways from 2012 Notre Dame Spring Game

Takeaways from 2012 Notre Dame Spring Game
The number one topic is of course the four-way starting quarterback battle. Unlike other spring games, Notre Dame lets them pretty much go live at QB, which is a lot cooler than the signal caller wearing a red, no-contact jersey. Here’s the statistical breakdown. Everett Golson 31 snaps, 11-15 passing, 120 yards, two TDs, 0... Read more »

2012 Notre Dame Spring Game Preview

2012 Notre Dame Spring Game Preview
The 125th season of Notre Dame football will commence this fall. Get ready for it with the annual Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday. It’s been an eventful spring, let’s look at some of the biggest stories of the spring, and also point out some things to watch for in the spring exhibition. -The story of... Read more »
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Former Notre Dame QB Blair Kiel passes away

Former Notre Dame QB Blair Kiel passes away
Blair Kiel, a backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in the early 1990s, and of the last Pack signal callers to start at the position before Brett Favre began his phenomenal streak has died. Kiel last started for the Packers in 1991. Favre took over the position from 1992-2007. Kiel passed away in Columbus,... Read more »

Notre Dame Belongs in the ACC, not the Big 10

Notre Dame Belongs in the ACC, not the Big 10
As Notre Dame prepares to kick off versus Florida State today in the Champs Sports Bowl, the answer to where ND fits in the long term conference expansion is becoming painfully obvious. The Irish will face their fourth ACC opponent, and look to go 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. I understand the desire/need to... Read more »

Notre Dame Meets Florida State in Bowl Game Tomorrow

Notre Dame Meets Florida State in Bowl Game Tomorrow
On Thursday, December 29th, at 5:31 pm EST, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Seminoles of Florida State in the … Champs Sports Bowl? Yep, the Champs Sports Bowl. My, how the mighty have fallen. These two teams once played in the “Game of the Century” in 1993 as ND outlasted Charlie... Read more »
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Notre Dame Crushed by #4 Stanford; Andrew Luck Wins Heisman?

Notre Dame Crushed by #4 Stanford; Andrew Luck Wins Heisman?
Two years ago Toby Gerhart, now with the Minnesota Vikings then with the Stanford Cardinal, ran for over 200 yards on Notre Dame. The performance moved him up the Heisman Trophy pecking order, and he lost (by the slimmest margin of all time) to current member of the New Orleans Saints then member of the... Read more »
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