1. College Football: The Magic History of No. 1 vs. No. 2

    On January 10, 2011 Auburn will face Oregon for the national championship, pitting No. 1 versus No. 2 for the 45th time in the history of college football...

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  2. Notre Dame: Six Reasons They'll Be Favored Against Miami in the Sun Bowl

    One of the most intense rivalries from the 1980s will be making its return to the gridiron as Notre Dame and Miami face off in this year's Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas...

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  3. QB Recruit Everett Golson Chooses Notre Dame: Epic Offseason Battle To Ensue

    Notre Dame was headed towards a very intriguing quarterback competition this offseason, and that was before this afternoon’s news that Myrtle Beach’s Everett Golson ...

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  4. Death to the BCS: A Book Review (Part 2)

    If you missed part one, click here . Here is the review of the second part of Death to the BCS. Chapter Seven: Myth of the Dead Bowls The authors state their case rather simply, “If the question is playoff or bowls, the answer is both...

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  5. Death to the BCS: A Book Review (Part 1)

    I’ve just finished reading Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series and it is a wonderful read...

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  6. Notre Dame Football: USC Can't Overcome the Irish Defense

    Well that was a thriller of a season finale. It’s been a long time coming since Notre Dame beat USC and it sure feels good, doesn’t it? Let’s not waste any time and go right Inside the Irish Huddle...

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  7. Avoiding the Notorious Number Nine: Will Notre Dame Finally Beat USC?

    Well here we are, preparing for the last regular season game of the year. For the Irish that means crisscrossing the country and heading from New York to Los Angeles (with a long ...

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  8. Outside the Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Defense Suffocates Army

    Notre Dame has followed up two of the most disappointing losses in recent memory with two of the more impressive victories in quite some time...

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  9. Notre Dame Football: A Note To Fans...Embrace the Green Jerseys

    “The green is cursed!” “They are bad luck!” “They should only be worn when the Irish are dominant.” “The green should only be worn for big games...

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  10. They Could Have Been Great: Sizing Up the Notre Dame Class of 2007

    The 2007 class wasn’t supposed to be in the discussion as the “worst ever” to attend Notre Dame...

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  11. Notre Dame Football: Fighting Irish Finally Notch an Upset Win

    Not too many experts predicted an outcome like this, and although I certainly expected a strong and valiant effort coming off of a bye week, I couldn’t have imagined a performance like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish gave on Saturday...

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  12. Saturday May Be Last Irish Game with Natural Grass at Notre Dame Stadium

    One of the most controversial topics is back! There is a small possibility that this Saturday’s game against Utah could be the last game played inside Notre Dame Stadium with natural grass underneath the players' cleats...

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  13. Notre Dame Football: Would Upset of Utah Trump Any Weis-Era Win?

    This Saturday will be Senior Day for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the team’s last home game of the 2010 season. Coming into South Bend is a dangerous Utah team that is licking its wounds from a blowout loss to TCU this past weekend...

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  14. Notre Dame: Are Irish Biting Off More Than They Can Chew With Coming Schedules?

    If you’ve read some of my articles in the past, you’ll know that I am a champion of Notre Dame’s continuously strong schedules...

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  15. Notre Dame Football: Yup, They Threw the Ball

    Saturday was my annual trip to South Bend and given the result of the game, I still had a wonderful time back on campus...

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  16. College Football: How Missouri Can Teach Notre Dame About Losing To Navy

    This loss wasn’t supposed to happen. The team came in high, riding a three-game winning streak, showing some improvements and looking to continue developing a young new quarterback...

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  17. Outside the Irish Huddle: Navy Runs-Over Notre Dame

    This was easily the hardest post-game recap to write this season, no big surprise there. It’s all over the place, it probably doesn’t make sense in places, and it’s probably a poor effort all around...

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  18. College Football: Notre Dame's Easiest Schedule in Years Is Not So Easy

    We heard the accusations long before the 2010 season started. “This is the weakest schedule I’ve ever seen in my lifetime,” said one program follower...

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  19. Outside the Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Cruises Past Western Michigan

    Seven weeks into the 2010 schedule and Notre Dame finally played their first truly weak opponent. Up until this past weekend the Fighting Irish and LSU were the only FBS teams to play BCS conference opponents in the first six games of this season...

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  20. Will Things Ever Change Inside Notre Dame Stadium?

    Recently, the Sporting News ranked Notre Dame Stadium as the second best of “places to watch college football...

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  21. Outside the Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Sneaks Past Pittsburgh Panthers

    After a week away from home, the Fighting Irish returned to Notre Dame Stadium Saturday and picked up their third victory of the season against the Pittsburgh Panthers...

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  22. Notre Dame's Early Season Schedule From Hell Ends This Week

    So here we are entering the final contest of a six game rivalry stretch to open the season. Notre Dame sits at a very humbling 2-3 but is now looking to pick up steam after beating a rather inept Boston College team last Saturday...

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  23. College Football: Irish Tank Tops and the New Uniforms for 2010

    A few weeks ago I took a look at this year’s new Nike Pro Combat uniforms burning corneas and exploding HD televisions all over the nation. Needless to say, I thought this year’s crop from Nike (with some exceptions, e...

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  24. Outside the Irish Huddle: Notre Dame Finally Wins at Boston College

    After coming out and blowing the doors off Boston College, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hit a big road block in the middle of the game but controlled the contest and rolled to a 31-13 victory...

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  25. College Football: Revisiting the Big Ten's Magnificent Week Four

    Remember how only four or five months ago it seemed certain that Notre Dame would be joining the Big Ten? Well, Week 4 of the 2010 college football season provides one reason why the Fighting Irish should never take that step...

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