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Minnesota Vikings take Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith

Minnesota Vikings take Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith
The Minnesota Vikings traded down, but then later traded back up in order to select Harrison Smith from Notre Dame. So in a busy NFL Draft night filled with trades, the Vikings were as busy as anybody It’s rare for safeties to go very high overall, but Smith was the second safety taken in this... Read more »

Notre Dame Loses Key Recruit; Still has Solid Signing Day

Notre Dame Loses Key Recruit; Still has Solid Signing Day
Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly did suffer one major setback today, as 5-star wide receiver Deontay Greenberry, Mr. Football in the state of California, verbally committed to ND 8 months ago. Today, he changed his mind and instead signed with Houston. However, there’s still a lot left in this class. ESPNU ranks the Irish class... Read more »

Notre Dame Lands Top QB Prospect, 3 Other Key Transfers

Notre Dame Lands Top QB Prospect, 3 Other Key Transfers
The biggest news of the day, at least in the college football world, is Notre Dame landing #2 quarterback, #20 overall in the class of 2012 according to ESPNU recruit Gunner Kiel- who de-committed from both LSU and the Hoosiers to get here. Today, recruits are more about getting playing time now, and less about... Read more »
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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 »

Tim Abromaitis Replace Ben Hansbrough in Notre Dame Alpha Dog Role

Tim Abromaitis Replace Ben Hansbrough in Notre Dame Alpha Dog Role
Notre Dame basketball had an unexpected breakthrough season last year, even though it ended very poorly. They had the second best record in the Big East and were just one Big East tournament win away from probably securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Of course, there was the disaster upset to #10 seed... Read more »
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Comprehensive Notre Dame Basketball Season Preview

Comprehensive Notre Dame Basketball Season Preview
Yesterday was Media Day for Notre Dame basketball, and before we get to the main meat and potatoes of our season preview, I’ll indulge you with some of the most interesting soundbites from Head Coach Mike Brey’s press conference. on lineups: “Abro and Martin could play as our two big guys and we would be... Read more »

Why Notre Dame Won't Win as Many Games as Illinois This Fall

Why Notre Dame Won't Win as Many Games as Illinois This Fall
You’re like, “ok Captain Obvious.” Not so fast my friend, I was saying this in August too. I thought my local media friends would find that assertion crazy given all the BCS preseason hype Notre Dame was getting, and the fact that Illinois was getting zero votes in either poll. But the truth is Notre... Read more »

Michigan Defense Forcing Many Turnovers Through First Couple Weeks

Michigan Defense Forcing Many Turnovers Through First Couple Weeks
Last year, the Michigan Wolverines defense was bad. Really bad. Ranking near the bottom for pretty much all the major categories among the big boys of college football. It’s no surprise that Defensive Coordinator Greg Robinson and Head Coach Rich Rodriguez had to go. It’s difficult to say how much better the unit is this... Read more »
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Notre Dame Getting Huge Performances from Wood, Floyd Despite 0-2 Start

Notre Dame Getting Huge Performances from Wood, Floyd Despite 0-2 Start
This college football preseason some publications had Notre Dame as a top ten team, contending for a BCS bowl. This week, they enter a tough match-up with the #16 Michigan State Spartans sporting a surprising 0-2 record, meaning it’s going to take an extremely unlikely running of the table (with a top ten team in... Read more »