1. Notre Dame's Defense Shines in Seattle

    (NDNation.com - by John Vannie) - Notre Dame waltzed to a 33-7 victory over the bumbling Washington Huskies on Saturday night on the strength of a superb effort by the Irish defense...

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  2. Notre Dame-Washington Preview: Rested Irish Face Winless Huskies

    by John Vannie, NDNation.com Notre Dame begins the second half of its season on Saturday with a road game against the University of Washington...

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  3. How the Refs Cheated Notre Dame Against UNC

    The turning point in the North Carolina-Notre Dame matchup Saturday was a 3rd-and-18 for Carolina. The Heels completed a long pass over the middle, but on the play Notre Dame's Robert Blanton stripped the ball and recovered for a Notre Dame turnover...

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  4. One That Got Away: Notre Dame Blows Early Lead

    (NDNation.com by John Vannie) North Carolina came from behind with a dominant second half to defeat Notre Dame 29-24 on Saturday in Chapel Hill...

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  5. Road Worriers: Is Notre Dame for Real?

    by John Vannie (NDNation.com) - Notre Dame takes to the road for only the second time this season by paying a rare visit to the University of North Carolina...

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  6. Upon Further Review, Harbaugh is a Whiner

    After Notre Dame's not near as close as it seemed victory over Stanford, Tree coach Jim Harbaugh was clearly unhappy with a second-quarter call in which the officials penalized the Cardinal for interfering with a punt returner's ability to catch the ball.

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  7. Reports From the Front Lines

    All in all, posters are reporting a marked change in atmosphere inside the stadium and many noted that you could hear the results through the television in a crowd that was much more connected to the game and [gasp] having fun...

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  8. The Spin Doctor is In

    "It's real, you should say something"Can't remember the movie, but this quote is apropos given the current controversy around tailgate-gate.Bill Kirk and Cappy Gagnon have been calling alumni who've complained to address their concerns...

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  9. "We're Going To Gash The @#$@#% Out of Them"

    No that's not binocular and fake cop badge festooned Bill Kirk talking about taking on rogue tailgaters, but Stanford OL Chris Marinelli on Notre Dame. Marinelli has apologized for these remarks...

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  10. The Proper Response to Overzealous Tailgating Police

    First of all, a note on the role of NDNation. We're simply a conduit for the voices that make up our community...

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  11. A Developing Story: Young Notre Dame Team Is Finding Identity

    Purdue, as Vannie predicted, was a turning point for the Notre Dame offense. What we saw on the field Saturday was an offense with an identity...

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  12. It's Worse Than We Thought

    I'm not sure anyone thought the abuse and treatment of ND fans was this pervasive, but 50 stories later, it's obvious that it is. And I have to admit, I simply viewed this as ridiculous and over the top yesterday...

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  13. Tailgating Gestapo Gone Bonkers at Notre Dame

    Reports from the front lines on the wacky crackdowns on tailgating. Have the authorities lost their minds? This picture was taken by one of our posters.Could they look any more ridiculous?I propose we videotape them back...

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  14. Notre Dame-Michigan State: Memories of the 1966 "Game of the Century"

    Anyone who suggests this isn't a storied rivalry needs to review recent history, because there were a lot of good stories after Notre Dame came back to beat Michigan State in 2006. The wheels came off Spartan land...

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  15. Mr. Payment's Last Notre Dame Football Game

    This was shared on Rock's House this week:"When I was a kid, before the days of the NBC contract, Notre Dame games were on cable more often than they are now. My parents didn't get cable, so I watched all of those games at my neighbor's house, Mr...

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  16. Notre Dame Faces a Simple Choice: Boys or Men?

    While many fans looked at the Michigan game as a 'must win"—and in retrospect, given the recruits at the game and the way the team and fans reacted, it was—Michigan State ...

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  17. Notre Dame Recruiting Class Officially No. 1 on Both Scout and Rivals

    As I wrote at the beginning of last month, attrition moved Alabama down and Notre Dame up to number one in the revised "enrolled" recruiting rankings...

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  18. Charlie Weis, Emotional Intelligence and the Bucket List

    When Charlie arrived at ND, he quickly turned a hapless squad around into a two-time BCS team, something Notre Dame hadn't done since Lou Holtz (major bowls = BCS Bowls). Willingham had told insiders wouldn't do better than ...

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  19. Ya Gotta Believe

    More than anything else Notre Dame has to believe it’s going to beat Michigan and by beat them I’m not talking about three points. Notre Dame has to feel they should win this game by ten and not let up for one minute...

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  20. To Hell With Michigan (updated for Sept.)

    Come on Michigan fans, know your own damn history. Wolverine fans across the country had a collective pantie bunch over Charlie Weis's stump speech that ended with a seeming low blow at "that team up north...

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  21. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Hoop Dreams

    While the Irish football team is fighting to get back to the top, the basketball team is already projected there. Some have ranked the Irish as high as 4th in the country...

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  22. Notre Dame Football's Opener: This Day Couldn't Get Here Soon Enough

    We hath been delivered. Notre Dame returns tomorrow after an almost two-year hiatus from excellence. Vannie previews The New Beginning in his blog. I suspect this will be a different team altogether...

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  23. Chowing Down On Offense

    First, click here for a little inspiration. Woof, woof, mu... In this whole debate over college vs. pro coaching I thought it would be interesting to compare Norm Chow and Charlie Weis and their approaches to the game...

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  24. The Rushing Referendum and 4th Downs

    The way we fans complain about the lack of a rushing game at Notre Dame you'd think we never ran the ball at all last year. And at an average of 2.1 yards per rush you could make the case that rushing, at a rate of 6...

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  25. ND Officially #1 in Recruiting According to Rivals

    As I wrote at the beginning of the month, attrition moved Alabama down and Notre Dame up to Number One in the revised "enrolled" recruiting rankings...

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