1. KeiVarae Russell, Notre Dame's Most Important Defensive Player Against Alabama

    Tomorrow the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS National Championship in Sun Life Stadium. Alabama is currently a 9...

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  2. Notre Dame Football: How David (the Irish) Can Slay Goliath (Alabama)

    I'm usually not one for mixing football and biblical prose—especially when it pertains to Notre Dame—and absolutely not at this time of the year. For this game, however, the comparison seems valid...

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  3. Notre Dame Football: Magical 2012 Ends for Irish with Heisman Disappointment

    The football calender year of 2012 ended tonight on the stage of the Best Buy Theater in New York with the presentation of the Heisman Trophy...

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  4. Notre Dame Football: Irish Will Take Talents to South Beach, Beat USC

    It was truly fitting that the win to culminate Notre Dame's perfect season and secure a berth in the BCS Championship Game was secured by a goal-line stand...

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  5. Notre Dame Football: The Stars Align, the Irish Are No. 1

    Sometimes it all works out. Notre Dame finally showed that they can totally dominate a weaker opponent in their 38-0 trouncing of Wake Forest this afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium...

    Mike Muratore Written by Mike Muratore about almost 2 years ago 1,935 reads 98 comments

  6. Notre Dame Football: Irish Handle Wake Forest, Remain Unbeaten on Senior Day

    Well at least we know that Notre Dame can do it. In five previous games this season at Notre Dame Stadium the Irish have underwhelmed. Three points over Purdue, seven points over Michigan and Stanford, then three points over BYU and Pittsburgh...

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  7. Notre Dame Football: Forget the Rankings, Just Beat Wake Forest

    The circus has officially come to South Bend. Not that the football program at Notre Dame doesn't generally pull a great deal of media attention, but now that the Irish are in the ...

    Mike Muratore Written by Mike Muratore about almost 2 years ago 3,916 reads 54 comments

  8. Notre Dame Football: Irish Remain Unbeaten While Lulling Boston College to Sleep

    The Fighting Irish did enough right at Alumni Stadium Saturday night to put away Boston College, 21-6, and remain undefeated and in the hunt for a berth in the BCS Championship Game...

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  9. Notre Dame Football: Furious Finale as Irish Survive Pittsburgh in Overtime

    It is hard to think that no one saw this coming. It has become as much Notre Dame tradition as golden helmets or the Victory March...

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  10. Notre Dame Football: Are the 8-0 Irish Underrated?

    As Theo Riddick gyrated through the Oklahoma secondary, spinning into the end zone and cementing Notre Dame's dominating 30-13 victory over the No. 8 Sooners, ABC commentator Brent Musburger made what he felt was a declaration...

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  11. Notre Dame Football: Is Tommy Rees the Irish MVP Through 7 Games?

    The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame escaped their own stadium for the second week in a row with a narrow victory that could only be called ugly...

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  12. Notre Dame Football: Irish Escape with 20-13 OT Win vs. Stanford

    Holy Irish. There isn't any way to win a game closer than the way the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat the Stanford Cardinal at a rain-soaked Notre Dame Stadium Saturday...

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  13. Notre Dame Football: Irish Can Go as Far as Golson Can Carry Them

    If history has taught us anything, it is that defense wins championships. Quarterbacks grab headlines, offense fills the seats, but a dominant defense wins the ultimate prize. The 2012 Notre Dame defense looks up to that challenge...

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  14. Notre Dame Football: How the Fighting Irish Beat Miami

    Miami's junior quarterback, Stephen Morris, has had this date circled for two years. Ever since Notre Dame humiliated his Hurricanes in the 2010 Sun Bowl, Morris has been plotting his revenge...

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  15. Notre Dame Football: Brian Kelly's Third Year Could Be Special for Irish

    Things just never go as planned. A year ago, Notre Dame opened to BCS hype and 10-win expectations with what was supposed to be an upperclassmen-laden team and a relatively weahttp://bleacherreport...

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  16. Notre Dame Holds off Michigan: Irish Start 4-0 for First Time in a Decade

    I guess Denard Robinson felt he owed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish one. Had the Michigan Wolverines had a quarterback playing, rather than an H-back under center, it's hard to imagine Notre Dame surviving this game...

    Mike Muratore Written by Mike Muratore about almost 2 years ago 1,959 reads 123 comments

  17. Notre Dame Football: How the Irish Finally Beat Michigan

    For Notre Dame, the image should be seared into memory like a hot branding iron to the head of a cattle's behind. Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31...

    Mike Muratore Written by Mike Muratore about 2 years ago 3,091 reads 161 comments

  18. Notre Dame at the Quarterpost: The Irish After Three Games

    For the first time in a decade, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame have gone through the first quarter of the season without a loss...

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  19. Notre Dame Football: Irish Dominate Michigan State 20-3

    This is how a plan comes together. Fierce defense, great quarterback protection, zero turnovers and a dominating win over a Top-10 opponent. This is what Irish fans have been waiting for...

    Mike Muratore Written by Mike Muratore about 2 years ago 2,858 reads 87 comments

  20. Notre Dame Fooball: Irish Move Toward the ACC, Away from the B1G

    On the field Notre Dame faces a monumental task in facing traditional rival Michigan State in East Lansing. Off the field, for the last several years Notre Dame has faced the equally daunting task of filling out it's schedule and staying relevant...

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  21. Notre Dame Football: Irish Edge Purdue Boilermakers, QB Controversy Begins

    As Kyle Brindza's 27-yard field goal split the goal posts , giving the Fighting Irish a 20-17 lead with seven seconds to play (via msn.foxsports.com), you would think that the Notre Dame crowd would have breathed a collective sigh of relief...

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  22. Notre Dame Football: For Irish, Purdue Is a Stepping Stone

    Brian Kelly calls it white noise. Most would call it hype. To a young football team loaded with talent but lacking experience, it all amounts to pressure...

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  23. Notre Dame Football: Concerns Exposed in Blowout Win over Navy

    The end result of the Notre Dame versus Navy contest in Dublin, Ireland was little doubt as the Irish dominated the Midshipmen from the outset...

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  24. Notre Dame Football: How the Fighting Irish Will Beat Navy

    It has been a frustrating two weeks for Notre Dame. First, presumed starting corner Lo Wood ruptures an Achilles tendon, requiring season-ending surgery...

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  25. Notre Dame Football: Cierre Wood Making the Wrong Kind of Headlines, CB Ignored

    Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly announced Sunday that starting running back Cierre Wood and reserve defensive lineman Justin Utupo have each been suspended for the first two games of the year for a violation of team rules...

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