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The Notre Dame-USC matchup on Saturday evening that saw the Fighting Irish prevail 22-13 to win their 12th game of the season handed ABC the best ratings they've had for a game this season, drawing a 10.3 overnight that has crushed any game broadcast on any network this season, besting CBS's Alabama-LSU matchup from three weeks ago, which drew a 7.0 rating, by nearly 50%.
Not only did Saturday's clash give ABC its best ratings of the season, it gave them their best Saturday primetime rating since its genesis in 2006. It's also the highest rated regular season game on ESPN's family of networks since a matchup between #1 Ohio State and #2 Michigan, both undefeated, in November of 2006. Perhaps ironically, it was during that 2006 season in which Notre Dame last played in a BCS bowl game, falling to LSU in the Sugar Bowl 41-14. Florida won the national title that year, the first of six straight national championships for the SEC that either Alabama or Georgia w...
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The postgame roars from Notre Dame's locker room echoed right through the Coliseum's thick cement walls and metal beams Saturday night, moving around the 89-year-old arena like a long-absent force of nature.
After decades away, the Fighting Irish are back on top of college football - unmatched atop the rankings, unblemished in the standings, and unequivocally ready to try...
The latest edition of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has updates on a number of recruits, incuding stops made by the coaching staff Monday.
The nightmare scenario for many college football fans around the nation has come true. Notre Dame will play for a BCS national championship in January.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o put together a Heisman Trophy worthy season on defense. Getty Images.
It may have taken a while but Notre Dame finally feels as though their approach to college football has been justified. Running...
The North will indeed be represented in the BCS National Championship game, albeit by a program that in many circles in even more despised than any Southeastern Conference school could ever wish to be. After 24 long years the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are officially back, at least for now. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly gets showered with Irish-colored Gatorade after his team...
Last week, the spotlight was too bright for the #1 and #2 teams in the country as Kansas State and Oregon both lost. This week every team in the spotlight won and it was Notre Dame and the SEC that were the big winners.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished off a storybook regular season by beating USC 22-12 and going 12-0. The Irish fought against the odds this season...
The Pigskin High Holidays are the "most wonderful time of year" for football fans. We feasted Saturday on a buffet of big-time college football, highlighted by Notre Dame's brilliant defense and Texas A&M's dazzling Johnny Football.
Being a former resident of the Hoosier State, I should be excited about Notre Dame’s undefeated season — and I am.
But as far as the Irish’s national title hopes, I don’t see them ending well in Miami versus whichever SEC behemoth wins this silly conference title game Friday night in Atlanta.
Congrats on making the BCS National Championship Game Brian Kelly…but you’re...
The Fighting Irish are on their way to the BCS Championship game thanks to a 22-13 win over USC this past weekend, but they’ll have to wait another few days to find out who they’ll play there.
With the hard-fought victory over their arch rivals, the Irish retained the top spot in the BCS standings and that guarantees them a trip to Miami for the Jan. 7 showdown.
Now the big question...
Nevermind what haters say,
ignore them ’til they fade away. - T.I.
Yep, let the haters hate as Notre Dame is headed to the National Championship game for the first time since their last undefeated and national championship season in 1988 following a 22-13 win over bitter rivals USC. Unlike that 1988 team this one will get to the title game on the backs of their defense, a unit...
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly prepared for a championship long before the season's opening kick.
Midland (Mich.) High right tackle Steven Elmer was the first member to join Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class, jumping on board well before the Irish showed they were back on the national scene. IrishEyes.com has highlights of Elmer in action from his senior season.
Amongst offers from Texas, LSU, OU, Notre Dame and several others, Lancaster (Tx) cornerback Nick Harvey explains why College Station was the best fit for him.