Posted November 25, 2012 on
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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 to end a 24-year national championship drought.
No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0) beat Southern California 22-13 to complete its first unbeaten regular season since 1988, that last championship year. It capped a year of historic dominance for the Irish defense and Heisman contender Manti Te'o.
The Irish have six weeks to prepare for the BCS title game on Jan. 7, but coach Brian Kelly's restoration of the Notre Dame mystique should linger much longer.
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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 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%...
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.
Jack Cooley had 13 points and 13 rebounds Saturday to lead Notre Dame to a 69-52 win over St. Francis of Pennsylvania.
Eric Atkins and Cameron Biedscheid each scored 13 points as well for the Irish, and Garrick Sherman had 11 points in his first start of the season.
Umar Shannon scored 14 points and Ollie Jackson had 12 points on four 3-pointers for St. Francis (0-5), which lost...
Forget about playing the game. I believe the USC-Notre Dame outcome should instead be decided by the two gentlemen below. Two Bagpipers enter. Only one leaves. (Well, actually, I have no idea how these bagpipe showdowns work. I assume someone wins, yes?) Anyway, THINGS ARE GETTING WILD AND CRAZY. GET READY FOR USC-NOTRE DAME. These [...]
A look at No. 1 Notre Dame's offensive starters and key reserves for tonight's matchup vs. USC.
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...
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.