1. Notre Dame Football 2010: Dayne Crist Watch

    One of the key elements coming into this season for Notre Dame was the play of first year starting quarterback Dayne Crist.Coming into South Bend, Crist was a highly sought after recruit and one of the top quarterbacks in his class...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 4 years ago 772 reads 7 comments

  2. NBA Preview 2010-2011: How Pacers Can Make the Playoffs in 2011

    When you think about the Indiana Pacers in the past decade, thoughts pretty much return to the brawl in Detroit. That fight completely ruined the team's chances that year and started the downfall of the organization...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 4 years ago 655 reads 16 comments

  3. Notre Dame Football: New Season, New Coach, Same Old Song and Dance

    The start of a new football season is always the best feeling in the world for every fan out there. All the teams are undefeated, everyone is optimistic about what could happen this ...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about almost 5 years ago 1,807 reads 35 comments

  4. Notre Dame Football: How Michigan Loss Proves Irish Still Flawed

    I hope no one expected an undefeated season this year and a championship. Obviously, the Brian Kelly process will take time and Michigan's loss proves just that...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,934 reads 10 comments

  5. Boise, Utah, TCU: How David Has Slayed Goliath In 2010

    Of course, there's always going to be the debate about whether or not Boise State, TCU, or Utah could play in an automatic qualifying conference...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,198 reads 56 comments

  6. NFL Preview 2010: Power Ranking All 32 NFL Teams

    The NFL isn't like college where the rankings are all that matter, but knowing where you stand heading into the season is still pretty important in my mind...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 39,259 reads 314 comments

  7. Notre Dame Football: Five Things We Learned From Season-Opening Win

    In earlier articles, I talked about how important this week 1 game for Notre Dame would be. In all, it was a very important game...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 9,709 reads 17 comments

  8. Notre Dame Vs. Purdue Football Live Blog: Irish Win Brian Kelly's Debut, 23-12

    Featured Columnist Collin O'Connor here, live blogging the Purdue-Notre Dame football game as we see how Dayne Crist and Brian Kelly fare in their opener against Robert Marve in his first start at Purdue...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 4,074 reads 29 comments

  9. Big Ten Alignment: How the New Divisions Change the Conference's Outlook

    Starting in 2011, a new look will come to the Big Ten, bringing in Nebraska and starting a two division system. While most college football fans have heard about this, it isn't big news...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,292 reads 1 comments

  10. Notre Dame 2010: What To Watch For in Week 1 Against Purdue

    When you think about Notre Dame football in this past decade, thoughts of failure, disappointment, and let downs come to mind. I think about the Bush Push, the two worst years in program history, and getting killed in two straight BCS bowls...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,064 reads 8 comments

  11. Shaquelle Evans To Transfer: Notre Dame Football News

    Early Monday morning, Notre Dame receiver Shaquelle Evans announced that he will transfer out of Notre Dame. While there were always rumors going around about this possible move, nothing had been confirmed until then...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,110 reads 0 comments

  12. College Football Week 1: Why Boise State Will Beat Virginia Tech

    Crazier things have happened. How about George Mason's Final Four run, Butler in the national championship, the Giants beating the Patriots, and even Boise's win over Oklahoma in 2007...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,556 reads 15 comments

  13. Notre Dame Recruiting 2011: Q & A With Future Tight End, Ben Koyack

    I'd like to begin by thanking Ben Koyack for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer these questions for me. He is the sixth rated player at his position in the nation for the 2011 class and is committed to Notre Dame...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,471 reads 5 comments

  14. 10 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know About Purdue

    Finally, just over a week until kickoff which means that the analyzing and the predicting is over. It's almost time for the players to play it out on the field and the rest is history...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 2,963 reads 20 comments

  15. How Brian Kelly Is Different From Charlie Weis

    I realize that every time Notre Dame hires someone new, they are looked upon as the new face of the program and the "Savior" to come save one of the most historic programs in the country from its recent failures...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 3,721 reads 28 comments

  16. Top Five NCAA Football Coaches With Something To Prove Next Season

    5. Urban Meyer, Florida Maybe this is a stretch because I know that he's been successful before Tebow came, but what if that doesn't continue. The last three seasons, it has almost seemed like Tim Tebow has been running the show rather than Meyer...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 444 reads 0 comments

  17. 2010 Notre Dame Football Preview: EA Sports NCAA Football 11 Simulation

    Yes, I have way too much time on my hands. It's a Sunday and there's no NFL, no highlights from yesterday's college football games, and I don't have any work to do...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 2,029 reads 27 comments

  18. T.J. Jones Could Have a Breakout Freshman Season at Notre Dame

    There have been a lot of changes in South Bend this year, the biggest being the hiring of Brian Kelly as the head coach. With his new spread offense, the offense looks to have more firepower with first-year starting quarterback Dayne Crist...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,320 reads 4 comments

  19. Notre Dame's Top Five Players Committed for 2011

    Charlie Weis came and left with a disapointing ending to the end of his tenure as Notre Dame coach. A man who will always be remembered as the tubby guy who coached them through Notre ...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 2,281 reads 6 comments

  20. Butler Vs Purdue and Indiana Vs Notre Dame in 2011 Crossroads Classic

    The 2011 Crossroads Classic will be played in Conseco Fieldhouse, and for the first time in a while, there will be some pretty good defense played in that arena...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 2,137 reads 3 comments

  21. 2010 College Football Predictions: Notre Dame Complete Team Preview

    The 2010 football season for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is going to be a very interesting one. Coming into the season, there are a lot of questions and storylines that fans can not wait to have answered...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 2,810 reads 10 comments

  22. A Name to Know: Michael Floyd Prepared for Huge Year at Notre Dame

    Ranked as the No. 6 receiver in the 2008 recruiting class, Michael Floyd chose to attend Notre Dame despite also having offers from Florida, Miami, Michigan, and Ohio State...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 794 reads 9 comments

  23. Notre Dame's Season Opener Against Purdue Is the Dawn of a New Era

    Last season's performance from Notre Dame was definitely one to forget. After Charlie Weis showed so much promise in his first couple years, seeing it all come crashing down was frustrating to watch...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 2,164 reads 9 comments

  24. NFL Schedule 2010: Predicting the Winner of Every Week 1 Game

    Football season is finally right around the corner, and quite frankly, I can't wait. There are so many story lines this year, with T.O. and Ochocinco in Cincinnati, the Saints coming off their Super Bowl Win, Tim Tebow as an NFL player are just a few...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 11,108 reads 116 comments

  25. Tom Crean, Indiana Hoosiers Look To Comeback with Recruiting Efforts

    The last two seasons have been the worst in Indiana's basketball program history. The sudden end to Kevin Sampson's coaching tenure left the Hoosiers and their fans in a tough spot...

    Collin O'Connor Written by Collin O'Connor about 4 years ago 1,251 reads 0 comments