1. Notre Dame Beats Purdue, but It Wasn't Pretty

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN. It's better than 1-2. Notre Dame's 31-24 escape of Purdue Saturday night at Ross-Ade Stadium won't win the 21st-ranked Irish any style points, by any means...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 2,948 reads 20 comments

  2. Notre Dame-Purdue: Why the Irish Need Wins Within a Win

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Three things can happen when Notre Dame plays Purdue Saturday night in West Lafayette, Ind. One, the Irish can blow the Boilermakers out, and the general perception will be indifference; it was what Notre Dame was supposed to do...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 2,899 reads 20 comments

  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Purdue Boilermakers Complete Game Preview

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One of the top storylines to come out of Notre Dame's escape of Purdue last season in South Bend was that in the Week 2 victory, Irish quarterback Tommy Rees ...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 5,856 reads 26 comments

  4. Brian Kelly Says the Bar Is Set High at Notre Dame After Last Year

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.—There were the smaller-picture questions thrown Brian Kelly 's way Sunday during his day-after press conference following Notre Dame's loss Saturday night at Michigan...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 6,509 reads 53 comments

  5. Kelly Points Elsewhere, but Defense the Culprit in Notre Dame's Loss to Michigan

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Throughout his postgame press conference, one that bled into Sunday morning, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly repeatedly stressed that his team needs to play smarter and more disciplined...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 9,274 reads 88 comments

  6. 5 Things That Can Help Notre Dame Beat Michigan

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Too bad this week's Notre Dame vs. Michigan game hasn't had any pregame sniping or frivolous drama. Yeah, right...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 6,248 reads 25 comments

  7. Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Michigan Wolverines Complete Game Preview

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Last season, Notre Dame used an early-season victory over Michigan to help catapult it to a run at a national title. Six Wolverines' turnovers helped the Irish earn the victory...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 7,814 reads 24 comments

  8. Does Kelly See ND-Michigan as Just Another Game?

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.—On Saturday, a few minutes' worth of the Notre Dame football news cycle revolved around the cups sold at Notre Dame Stadium, the ones that incorrectly spelled "Fighting" as "Figthing...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 17,890 reads 221 comments

  9. Notre Dame Impressive, but Temple Isn't Michigan on the Road

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — OK, so that 42-10 prediction didn't quite come to fruition, the 28-6 Notre Dame victory over Temple hopefully not ruining your lofty expectations of me...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 10 months ago 8,971 reads 85 comments

  10. B/R's Notre Dame Lead Writer Reveals What to Expect from Tommy Rees in 2013

    You don't know me, unless you're my sister Mary, who asked for the link to this site after she heard about the new gig, or you're my neighbor Tim, who already reads Bleacher Report...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 11 months ago 2,899 reads 40 comments

  11. Temple Owls vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Complete Game Preview

    Notre Dame and Temple kick off their 2013 seasons on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish look for a repeat trip to the BCS National Championship Game, this time looking to win it all...

    Bob Wieneke Written by Bob Wieneke about 11 months ago 7,163 reads 13 comments