1. Notre Dame Football 2011: Irish Win, but Still Searching for Killer Instinct

    Despite a winless record and facing a ranked opponent, the Irish last weekend still drew the support of Vegas oddsmakers and their greasy greenbacks rather than traditional thorn-in-the-side Michigan State...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 3 years ago 2,041 reads 11 comments

  2. USF vs. Notre Dame Game Guide: Lineups, Matchups, Depth Chart and Injury Report

    The wait is almost over. Notre Dame's chase for a BCS berth and South Florida's quest for national validation all start Saturday afternoon in South Bend...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 4,613 reads 6 comments

  3. USF vs. Notre Dame: 10 Things You Need to Know About South Florida

    For the third time in four years, the Irish will start their season against a team they've never faced before in the school's storied history...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 3,034 reads 19 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football 2011: Top 10 Risks to a 9-Win Season or Better

    Preseason predictions and expectations for college football teams are not unlike the beer goggles effect ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 7,473 reads 24 comments

  5. Notre Dame Football 2011: Top 10 Potential Difference Makers for the Irish

    The recent preseason rankings placed the Notre Dame football team in the Top 20, but the ceiling for this 2011 Irish team is much higher than that...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 7,003 reads 8 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football: Why Dayne Crist is the Clear Choice for Irish QB

    Brian Kelly has no flair for the dramatic. His announcement today to und.com that Dayne Crist will be the 2011 Irish starting quarterback, over 250 hours before kickoff, puts ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 2,649 reads 17 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football: How Latest Conference Rumors Could Impact Irish

    Just when it appears that the dust has finally settled from last year's college football version of reality TV, with defections, alliances and conference wife swaps, there's always "that guy" who stirs the pot again...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 2,551 reads 37 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: 2011 Quarterback Competition a Different Flavor Than 2007

    At his first of many regular grillings over the next few months, Notre Dame football head coach Brian Kelly addressed und.com and other members of the media on Friday to open the Irish fall practice...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 3,387 reads 6 comments

  9. Notre Dame Football 2011: BCS Bowl Not Necessary for Successful Season

    There is a short list of things that can inflame the smoldering anticipation of the Notre Dame football season into a full blaze, and one of those comes in three-letter form: BCS...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 1,700 reads 26 comments

  10. Notre Dame Football: The Importance of the Head Coach's Sophomore Season

    To say Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly 's freshman season in South Bend was eventful would be a gross understatement...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 5,459 reads 11 comments

  11. Michael Floyd and Notre Dame Should Prepare To Part Ways

    Just over two months ago, Notre Dame's football team landed the biggest recruit of the 2011 season when Michael Floyd elected to forgo the National Football League Draft and return for his senior season...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about over 3 years ago 8,021 reads 50 comments

  12. Notre Dame National Signing Day 2011: How Brian Kelly Found The Light on Defense

    "It takes a big man to admit his mistake. And I am that big man." - Michael Scott, The Office Following Notre Dame's devastating 28-27 loss to Tulsa, a defeat punctuated and ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 4 years ago 1,687 reads 11 comments

  13. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly, ND Staff Prove They Can Land Top Recruits

    In a week of recruiting drama that makes Jersey Shore look like The Joy of Painting , Brian Kelly and his staff have sent a clear message to the coaches of major college ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 4 years ago 3,904 reads 13 comments

  14. The Hyundai Sun Bowl: Oddsmakers Not Ready To Believe in Irish Against Miami

    'Twas the days ere the Sun Bowl, when on the betting lines not a bookie was Irish, candy 'Canes on their minds...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about almost 4 years ago 819 reads 5 comments

  15. Urban Meyer Resigns: Notre Dame Fans Left Wondering What Could Have Been

    He was the classic case of "the one that got away," the ridiculously hot girlfriend that should have been locked down...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 3,383 reads 9 comments

  16. Notre Dame Football: Top 10 "What Ifs" of the 2010 Season

    During the course of a football season, there are moments that stand out as turning points or key events that seemingly alter a team's trajectory...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 2,962 reads 14 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: Luck, Sloppy Play Do Not Diminish Irish Win Over Trojans

    An old adage says to never look a gift horse in the mouth, and in this case, it is a white horse presented by a crimson-clad swordsman...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 3,789 reads 103 comments

  18. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 6 Things Team Must Do To Break USC Losing Streak

    For the better part of the last decade, the Trojans of the University of Southern California have dominated the storied rivalry with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 3,720 reads 36 comments

  19. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly, Irish Can Right the Ship with Win Over USC

    To say the 2010 season has been a challenging one for Notre Dame would be a gross understatement. This Saturday, Irish head coach Brian Kelly and his team have the chance to put ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 1,549 reads 12 comments

  20. Notre Dame Football: Have Irish, Brian Kelly Turned the Corner?

    If Notre Dame is going to play with its fans emotions, they much prefer it in the fashion of the last two weeks...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 3,678 reads 39 comments

  21. Notre Dame Football: The 10 Best Army Games of All Time

    Saturday's contest will be the 50th meeting between Notre Dame and Army, and the first game to bring the gridiron to the new Yankee Stadium...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 369 reads 13 comments

  22. Notre Dame Football: Was Utah a 'Signature Win' for Brian Kelly, Fighting Irish?

    Apparently, there is a pulse after all. Notre Dame's stunningly dominant 28-3 victory over No. 14 Utah on Saturday prevented its 2010 football season from completely flat-lining and resuscitated hopes for playing in a post-season bowl game...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 3,614 reads 30 comments

  23. Notre Dame Football: What To Expect From the Irish After Bye Against Utah

    A corpse doesn't have many expectations. It has to lie on a table, take some pokes and prods and occasionally allow a brave, aspiring medical student to saw off one of its limbs...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 2,981 reads 31 comments

  24. Sparky Anderson: Setting the Bar For the Modern Manager

    Not all men are meant to play baseball. The former president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Dale Petrosky, used to love to articulate the numbers of how many ...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  25. Notre Dame Football: Is It Time To Push the Panic Button?

    After a tumultuous end to the 2009 Notre Dame football season that culminated in the dismissal of Charlie Weis as head coach, the Irish football program was desperate for some stability...

    Matt Mooney Written by Matt Mooney about 4 years ago 2,932 reads 27 comments