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Florida State Preview: Talking ‘Bout Their Woes

It seems just like yesterday that Florida State was no longer the 9-win team incapable of breaking through and suddenly had morphed into an elite National Championship team. There was a time from mid-2011 through mid-2015 that the Seminoles were on a scorching hot 52-4 run that probably isn't fully appreciated yet historically. Today, things [...]

By |2018-11-08T13:56:52+00:00November 8th, 2018|Football|72 Comments

Northwestern Review: Taking Possession of Chicago

Northwestern opened up the upset playbook on Saturday night, covered several pages, then found out their game plan had limits as the Fighting Irish talent was too much to overcome. With moments of dominance, Notre Dame's 9th win of the season was sprinkled in with lots of frustration in a close game until a gut-check [...]

By |2018-11-05T14:33:28+00:00November 4th, 2018|Football|81 Comments

Northwestern Preview: A Night in Evanston

The rivalry with Northwestern that was prevalent in the 1920's, 30's, 40's, 60's, and 70's has made a little comeback. On Saturday, the Irish will face the Wildcats for the second time in 5 whole years. Even better, this will be Notre Dame's first trip to Northwestern's campus since 1976. Notre Dame (-10) at Northwestern [...]

By |2018-11-02T08:56:08+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Football|23 Comments

18S Top 20 Poll: Buckeyes Blown Out by the Boilers

For one weekend the college football world fell in love with Purdue. Thanks in part to the story surrounding terminally ill Purdue fan Tyler Trent and the Boilermakers' easy win over Ohio State it was an important weekend for one of the biggest upsets of the season. Let's see how things shake out with our [...]

By |2018-10-22T22:09:44+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Football|39 Comments

Swarbrick’s Patience Paying Dividends, Presents New Challenges

Twenty-two months ago Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was in the throes of a full-blown crisis surrounding the Fighting Irish football program. The team had just completely stumbled to a 4-8 record shattering the floor that some believed could never occur under Brian Kelly, the program was without a defensive coordinator following the prolonged [...]

By |2018-10-21T22:31:20+00:00October 21st, 2018|Football|41 Comments

18S Top 20 Poll: Dawgs Done In at Death Valley

Four teams in the Top 10 were defeated this week with 3 others at the top (including Notre Dame) nearly succumbing to the loss column. Everyone is still chasing Alabama who shrugs off a knee sprain from T-Town Tua and still cruises to an easy victory in a cross-divisional game. Mid-October is here and ready [...]

By |2018-10-15T21:59:08+00:00October 16th, 2018|Football|48 Comments

Scholarship Update: Winter is Coming

We've been so busy with actual football stuff that we've yet to run through the scholarship situation since April 30th. What is college football without recruiting, we ask?  The actual seasons with games are so short it sometimes feels like we're here for the recruiting more than anything else. Don't forget the early signing period [...]

By |2018-10-14T18:44:12+00:00October 15th, 2018|Recruiting|32 Comments