Posted November 10, 2013 on
Notre Dame's BCS dreams ended Saturday night at Heinz Field. Must frustrating were the myriad opportunities they had to reach out and grab them.

Gophers suffer first loss of season, to Notre Dame

After taking a 5-0-1 overall record into South Bend this weekend as one of only two unbeaten teams left in the nation, the Gophers (5-1-1) fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 4-1. In a game that rivaled last weekend's series against Boston College for speed, Minnesota just didn't protect the puck as aggressively as Notre Dame. Notre Dame lit the lamp first with an unassisted...

Notre Dame's Biedscheid to sit out 2013-14 season

Notre Dame sophomore Cam Biedschied plans to sit out the 2013-14 season to preserve a year of eligibility. Sports information director Bernie Cafarelli said Friday that coach Mike Brey and Biedscheid would talk about the decision after Friday night's game between the 21st-ranked Irish and Miami of Ohio. Biedscheid had sat out Notre Dame's two preseason games while considering...

WATCH: Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt ejected for targeting in loss

Notre Dame is currently squaring off against pesky Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, but the Irish will be without one of their best players the rest of the night. Early in the second quarter, star defensive end Stephon Tuitt was ejected for targeting after a hit on Pitt QB Tom Savage. Savage had left the pocket and was running for the first down when he saw Tuitt barreling down on him...

Notre Dame to honor Phelps 40 years after upset

Notre Dame will induct former coach Digger Phelps into its Ring of Honor on the 40th anniversary of his No. 2 Irish squad upsetting top-ranked UCLA to end the Bruins' NCAA-record 88-game winning streak. The university announced Friday it will hold a ceremony at halftime of Notre Dame's game against Virginia Tech on Jan. 19. On that date in 1974, Notre Dame used a 12-0 run...

No. 6 Notre Dame beats NC Wilmington

Jewell Loyd and Michaela Mabrey scored 19 points each Saturday to lead No. 6 Notre Dame to a 99-50 victory over UNC Wilmington in the season opener for both teams. Despite playing without injured senior forward Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame dominated the boards, outrebounding UNCW 52-24. Freshman forward Taya Reimer led with 12 rebounds, followed by Loyd with 11. Notre Dame senior...

Notre Dame Win=Recruiting Win

First off, a heartfelt thank you to veterans. Thank you for allowing me the freedom to be focused on football today. Let’s abuse our freedoms by focusing on the whims of teenaged man-children and where they will go to college! Not only was the victory over Notre Dame a huge win for 2013, it was a huge win for the following five years due to the impression it made on recruits...

Gophers hockey grinds out win over No. 3 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey squad got some revenge Saturday night, posting a hardfought, 5-4 victory at Notre Dame. A night after enduring a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Fighting Irish, the Gophers grinded out a win Saturday thanks in large part to Hudson Fasching, who produced a pair of goals. The top-ranked Gophers (6-1-1), got the game-winning...

ACC Defends Controversial Targeting Ejection Of Notre Dame’s Stephon Tuitt As Correct Call

Notre Dame suffered its third loss of the season this weekend against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, 28-21. The Irish played most of the game without star defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who was ejected early in the game on a rather controversial targeting call. Here’s a clip of the hit for a refresher (or you can check out more angles here): The call was met with skepticism on Twitter...

Video: Stephon Tuitt ejected from Pitt game on questionable targeting call

Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt was ejected on a questionable targeting call during the Fighting Irish's game against Pitt.

Notre Dame squanders chance for BCS bowl berth

Notre Dame's chance to go to back-to-back BCS bowl games for the first time since the 2005-06 seasons is gone because it made too many mistakes against what had been a .500 team. The Fighting Irish (7-3) might have been able to overcome the two interceptions thrown by Tommy Rees against Pittsburgh (5-4) on Saturday, including one into the end zone. Or giving up a 63-yard touchdown...

Notre Dame’s Bryan Rust dangles around Minnesota and scores sick goal

Notre Dame took on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Friday night, and it appears that the Fighting Irish’s Bryan Rust has been taking notes from Pavel Datsyuk. Rust showed off some silky smooth mitts and scored this filthy goal after dangling around the Gophers. [@CJZero] The post Notre Dame’s Bryan Rust dangles around Minnesota and scores sick goal appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

Notre Dame DE Stephon Tuitt Vents About Ejection On Twitter, Vows Revenge

By most accounts, the penalty and ejection on Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt against Pitt Saturday night was one of the more confusing calls of the 2013 college football season. Tuitt was hit with the controversial “targeting rule” penalty for lowering his helmet into Pitt quarterback Tom Savage – even though Savage himself lowered his own helmet to brace for the impact...

Game Notes: Stetson @ Notre Dame

Stetson at Notre Dame 11/10/2013 1:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN3 | LIVE STATS Stetson-Notre Dame Preview Sunday's matchup: Stetson at Notre Dame Quick Turnaround For #21/22 Fighting Irish Preview: Stetson at Notre Dame | Sports - Home - Team Stats Advantage Notre DameAdvantage StetsonFG %       FT %   3 PT %       2 PT %       3/FG   Four...

Tip-off 2013

Notre Dame opens its first season as a member of the Athletic Coast Conference with two months and 13 games against non-conference foes, including a trio of Big 10 teams in Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio State. On tap tonight to begin Mike Brey's 14th season as the program's head coach, the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks.

The day after

Five day-after thoughts on Notre Dame's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh.
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