1. The Notre Dame Rivalry and Opponent Index (Part Three of Three)

    We’ve got the bulk of the teams done, but there is one more installment to complete the Notre Dame Rivalry and Opponent Index...

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  2. The Notre Dame Rivalry and Opponent Index (Part Two of Three)

    In Part One of the Notre Dame Rivalry and Opponent Index, we only scratched the surface of the teams involved in this collection. Hopefully, we all learned something...

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  3. The Notre Dame Rivalry and Opponent Index (Part 1 of 3)

    Who is Notre Dame’s biggest rival? How many true rivals does Notre Dame have? What is the definition of a rival? These are the kind of questions that can be debated for hours ...

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  4. Notre Dame Opponent Watch: Top Games to Scout in 2010

    Typically around this time of year, you’ll see various lists breaking down each of Notre Dame’s 12 opponents and what to expect for the upcoming season. Well I wanted to do things a little differently...

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  5. The 2010 Notre Dame Shamrocks: A Preseason Look at Irish Football (Pt. 2)

    Earlier this month I unveiled part one of the 2010 Shamrocks, and now it is time for the highly anticipated second and final edition...

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  6. I Want My NDTV: Will Notre Dame Create Its Own Network?

    What is the best way for Notre Dame to stay independent in football? The short and easy answer to that question is simply by winning more games...

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  7. Texas Big 12: Did Longhorns Kill Mega Expansion, Save Notre Dame's Independence?

    It wasn’t supposed to end this way, or at least no one thought it would. Conference expansion and realignment picked up a strong and robust head of steam over the past month ...

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  8. Notre Dame, USC's Sanctions & an Offseason For The Ages

    It has been an off-season for the ages, one filled with an endless amount of news, tragedies, rumors and everything in between. For Notre Dame fans, it has been a complete whirlwind...

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  9. The 2010 Shamrocks: A Preseason Look at Notre Dame Irish Football, Pt. 1

    The 2010 Shamrocks series is a look at Notre Dame football post-spring and heading into Brian Kelly’s first season as head coach in South Bend...

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  10. On the Run: Notre Dame's Quest for 2,000 Yards Rushing

    During the winter there was a lot of moaning and groaning about the hiring of Brian Kelly at Notre Dame because the team was switching control from one pass happy coach to another who is just as determined to air the ball out...

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  11. The Top Notre Dame Barnstorming Games To Play in the Future

    It was reported recently that the University of Notre Dame is in negotiations with the University of Miami to rekindle a football rivalry that has been dormant since 1990...

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  12. Notre Dame Stadium's Natural Grass Playing Surface: The Debate Ends Here

    I was grazing through some of the Irish blogs when I came across a couple posts from Subway Domer and one his readers comments on the situation of Notre Dame’s natural grass playing surface...

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  13. NCAA 2010: Critiquing New Notre Dame Football Jersey

    The following two pictures were sent to me from a Notre Dame alum who was on campus during the weekend of the Blue-Gold game. This is unofficially the new home Irish uniform...

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  14. Big Ten Expansion: Is It Worth It from a Fan's Perspective?

    I can understand if football fans of certain Big Ten teams are reveling in the fact that the Big Ten Network has brought in millions to its member schools, and expansion may increase those profits and bring along added prestige...

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  15. The Kelly Era of Notre Dame Begins: Spring Game Notes, Plus New Uniforms?

    It was nice to see the Irish back on the field for the first time since the UConn game. The weather wasn’t great, but the new Blue-Gold format made it about as enjoyable as an intrasquad scrimmage can be...

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  16. 2010 Notre Dame Spring Blue & Gold Game: Dayne Crist Report Card

    Coming out of high school Dayne Crist was a highly talented prospect ranked as the third best quarterback in the country by Rivals...

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  17. 2010 NFL Draft: Jimmy Clausen Falls Hard; What's Next for the Former Irish QB?

    Many believed former Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen would be a lock for a first round pick, if not a top-10 selection...

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  18. Is Brian Kelly Set To Coach the Best Offense in Notre Dame History?

    Fear not Irish fans, Brian Kelly will coach one of the best offenses in the country during the fall of 2010. It is the Notre Dame opponents who will have to do all the worrying for the next six months as the season approaches...

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  19. Ranking the Top 50 All-Time Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    The Notre Dame football program is simply dripping in tradition and excellence. Trying to rank the top 50 best players in history to wear the Blue & Gold is one serious task...

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  20. The Myth That Won't Die: Notre Dame's Weak Schedule & the Big Ten

    We’ve heard the words uttered many times in the past from a variety of people: “Notre Dame has a weak schedule...

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  21. Move Over Jimmy Clausen, There's a New No. 7 at Notre Dame

    As I was watching the filmed portion of Notre Dame’s practice last weekend, one player caught my eye after only a few seconds. He ran quickly and under control, making surgically fast cuts...

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  22. Notre Dame Begins Spring Practice: Brian Kelly's Changes Take Root

    On Friday, March 26, a football program makeover was unveiled as Notre Dame held its first spring practice under new head coach Brian Kelly...

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  23. A Guinness Or Two: My Interview With an Irish Super Fan (Part 1)

    The following is a transcript of an interview conducted with Thomas Kelly (self-proclaimed biggest Notre Dame fan in Western New York) over St. Patrick's Day. Q: What are your thoughts on the 2010 schedule? TK: For the most part, I am okay with it...

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  24. Once More Around: Notre Dame and the Big Ten Investigated

    For the third time in the past ten years the Big Ten conference is looking to expand. And like in the past, Notre Dame has been the hot topic as the team that could make the jump. There are only a handful of issues that are paramount to this discussion...

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  25. The Green Machine: A History of Notre Dame's Green Jerseys

    Over the years college football fans from across the country have grown accustomed to watching the Notre Dame football team compete in navy blue uniforms at home and white uniforms on the road...

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