Rockne Heritage Uniform Review

There will be no Shamrock Series game for 2017 but that doesn't mean Notre Dame is taking a year off from a one-off alternate uniform. On Friday afternoon the school released the "Rockne Heritage" uniform to be worn for Senior Day on November 18th against the United State Naval Academy. Let's review 'em! CONCEPT: B+ [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Football|14 Comments

18S Top 11+2+3 Poll: Pre-season

In the past we've run a weekly college football poll and for 2017 I wanted to try something different. This year I'm calling it our Top 11+2+3 poll and it's pretty simple so let me briefly explain. When you combine the playoff teams plus the NY6 bowl games for Power 5 programs there are 11 [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Football|9 Comments

Opponent Program Draft: Round 2

Our task is to pick the football teams we want to watch in 2017. We have no guidelines except that which is in our hearts. In the first round one team from the Big 12, SEC, ACC, and Pac-12 picked up a selection. Sorry, Big Ten you're fighting an uphill battle with 18 Stripes. Opponent [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Football|0 Comments

Super Official 18S Season Predictions

As camp enters the stretch run, it's time to get serious about kicking our glue-sniffing habit. Wait, wrong post, sorry... It's time to get serious about our staff's season predictions for the Notre Dame football in 2017. Personally, I'm not sure I've ever been more anxious for a season to start; the memory of 2016 [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Football|49 Comments

To Redshirt or Not to Redshirt

We're inching closer to the start of the season and today I wanted to look at how the true freshmen are shaping up and who looks likely to redshirt. Consider this an early look at next year's Reviewing the Redshirt series. This is the first time since the 2014 class where it looks like a [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Football|4 Comments

Top 25 ND Players, 18 Stripes Edition

If you’ve missed it last week, it’s a great chance to catch up on the annual preseason rankings of the top 25 Notre Dame football players over at Inside the Irish. You can see the consensus ranking that includes our ballot and Douglas Farmer’s astute commentary over there, but if you’ve read this far, you [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|18S Reads|8 Comments

Depth Chart Through 2 Weeks + NEW Locker Room

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are through 11 practices of fall camp and just a few workouts short of the half-way point before the home opener against Temple on September 2nd. The media were gathered on campus this past Saturday for another brief glimpse of the Irish practice, this time held inside Notre Dame Stadium. [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|Football|13 Comments

Lambeau & Soldier Field Games Confirmed with Wisconsin

The 2020 and 2021 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football schedules are coming into focus. On Monday, August 14th Wisconsin and Notre Dame will make it official for a two-game series, the first in 2020 to be played at Lambeau Field and the following year at Soldier Field. The last time the Irish and Badgers played [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|Football|18 Comments

2018 Recruiting: WR Kevin Austin Commits to Notre Dame

Elite wide receiver Kevin Austin became the 16th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. Austin has steadily climbed in the national rankings since the Irish offered almost a year ago; the 6'3", 198-pound athlete stands out due to plus ability in multiple categories and the ease with [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Football, Recruiting|15 Comments

The 25 Absolute Worst Logos in Sports

I've been on a quest this summer to find the most awful logos in sports. I didn't have a ton of rules except I didn't want to include American colleges, you had to be a current franchise, and I held some of the major North American sports to a much higher standard than other teams [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|18S Reads|18 Comments

YouTube Upload: Appreciating Randy Moss

I freaking love Randy Moss, always have. In the fall of 1998 I went away to school and became best friends with a kid from Wayzata, Minnesota who bled Vikings purple and gold. Watching him watch Moss lead the league in receiving touchdowns as a rookie is one of my fondest football memories before adulthood. [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Football|14 Comments

Opponent Program Draft: Round 1

Our draft is simple. There will be 4 of us picking 16 opponent teams total across 4 rounds. Selections are based on whatever criteria our writers want. You just have to make a case for picking an opponent and why you'd want to watch them play football for 2017. Round 1, Pick 1, 1st Overall [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Football|1 Comment

Fall Camp: First Day of Pads

Notre Dame's 5th practice of fall camp occurred on Saturday afternoon, the second full opening viewing for the media and the first practice in full pads. By new NCAA laws the team had to take Sunday off before resuming practices this week. Prior to the workout the University released an updated media coverage rule book [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Football|19 Comments

Goodbye to Ara

I never met Ara Parseghian. Unless he sneaked past me on campus at some point I never even saw him in person. I was born in the reign of Faust, 8 years after Parseghian retired from coaching completely. Needless to say, Ara was before my time. My dad visited campus when he was a boy [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Football|9 Comments

Worried About the Video Board Content?

The University of Notre Dame continues their #BiggerThanBrick social media campaign providing relatively short informational articles into the design of the Crossroads project. Recently, the school published an article that went quite in-depth into the content about to be unveiled on the school's new football video board. Some quick highlights: 44-year old Mike Bonner is [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Football|15 Comments