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Just Keep Winning: Northwestern Instant Reaction

Notre Dame beat Northwestern, 31-21. To paraphrase our old friend Dory, "Just keep winning, just keep winning, just keep winning, winning, winning..." This game shifted back and forth a few times, seemingly at random. One minute it was a dogfight. Then it was a ND blowout in the making. Then it was a slog. Then [...]

By |2018-11-03T23:41:16+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Football|47 Comments

Missed It By That Much: Pittsburgh Instant Reaction

This team is different. They're not going to play down to the competition. The offense is too good to let that happen. That was the subtext, if not the text, of the bulk of the national media's discussion of Notre Dame this week. So with Pitt, tormentor of worlds (see 2008 and nearly 2012), coming [...]

By |2018-10-13T18:49:17+00:00October 13th, 2018|Football|16 Comments

Exit Sandman: Virginia Tech Instant Reaction

For the record, I'm sorry for the easy pun headline, but come on, on a night ND's own Twitter account turned off the "No Trolling" sign, how do you not go with it? Exit sandman. Final: ND 45 - VT 23.#GoIrish☘️ #NDvsVT pic.twitter.com/mPCgI59e03 — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) October 7, 2018 The Irish won 45-23. [...]

By |2018-10-07T00:32:28+00:00October 7th, 2018|Football|51 Comments

Get on the Roller Coaster: Stanford Instant Reaction

Ladies and gentlemen, start your Notre Dame playoff scenarios. — Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 30, 2018 This is not a conversation I thought we would be having a couple of weeks ago, but Notre Dame is officially in the race after creaming Stanford Saturday 38-17. Before the game, at least one 18S writer asked the [...]

By |2018-09-29T23:45:22+00:00September 29th, 2018|Football|25 Comments

Unanswered Questions: Vanderbilt Instant Reaction

The talk about Notre Dame going into the 2018 season at least partially revolved around whether the defense might be as talented as the 2012 unit that propelled the Irish to a 12-0 regular season. Through three games, we don't have a clear answer on that question, but the season as a whole sure seems [...]

By |2018-09-15T18:56:52+00:00September 15th, 2018|Football|47 Comments

“Shea Patterson Is the Difference”: Michigan Instant Reaction

I swear, I could never hear the sentence "Shea Patterson is the difference" again and it would be too soon. For five months, that was the talk. Michigan finally has a real quarterback. Michigan's offense is gonna be unleashed. Well, there are still 11 games to go, but Michigan's offense looked pretty much like they [...]

By |2018-09-02T00:03:04+00:00September 2nd, 2018|Football|25 Comments

Cardiac Kids Strike Again

Notre Dame hockey will play for a national championship tomorrow night thanks to yet another heart-stopping victory in what's become a spring full of them last night. The Irish's Jake Evans scored the winning goal with 5.2 seconds to go to give ND a 4-3 win over Michigan. That sends ND on to the finals [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:22+00:00April 6th, 2018|Hockey|4 Comments

Mike Elko Leaves for Texas A&M DC Job

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the off-season...The annual gut-punch comes early. This time the damage wasn't done by a player's off-field mistake, but by a coach's increased paycheck. Mike Elko, defensive coordinator and almost indisputably the best thing to come out of the 2017 season for Notre Dame, decided [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:38+00:00January 4th, 2018|18S Reads|157 Comments

Doesn’t Matter, 10 Wins: Citrus Bowl Instant Reaction

There are so many questions about Notre Dame football as 2017 ends and 2018 begins. But for today, at least, you can answer them all with "Doesn't Matter, 10 Wins". Because Miles Boykin made a ludicrous, insane, wild play to score the winning TD and the Irish held on to win, 21-17, delivering a 10-win [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:39+00:00January 1st, 2018|18S Reads|46 Comments

We’re a Contender: USC Instant Reaction

Remember a few weeks ago, when I asked after the MSU game about ending a game without any complaints? Wow. Notre Dame crushed/creamed/obliterated/smothered/walloped (I could keep up with those for a while) USC Saturday night, 49-14. The Irish never allowed any semblance of doubt to creep in, right from the Trojans' first play from scrimmage, [...]

By |2018-05-09T22:25:51+00:00October 22nd, 2017|18S Reads|84 Comments