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One of the most overlooked, yet the most realistic reason that Notre Dame would have ever considered full conference affiliation in football with any conference, is the future scheduling conflict that will come with larger major conferences. It wasn't money, or TV rights, or recruiting, or any reason that a typical school looks at in conference realignment; it was how Notre Dame can schedule a viable, competitive, and interesting football schedule in the future.
This should have been painfully obvious when Notre dame agreed to a 5 game a year football contract with the ACC in its deal to move all other sports over to the ACC. Jack Swarbrick certainly saw the writing on the wall as we have seen 10 team conferences turn into 12, and now 14, and perhaps even 16 in the not so distant future.
With bigger conferences, comes the desire to play more games against each other. Let's face it, a 12 or 14 team conference only playing 8 games is lunacy. That leaves 4 out of co...
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It is about this exact time in February when the sports world starts to shift their focus from football of all sorts, to basketball of all sorts. Last night in South Bend was the perfect transition which provided me a little closure from the NFL season being over and done. The #25 Irish took #10 Louisville to 5 overtimes and finally closed the deal 104-101. The game clocked in...
College football's 2013 National Signing Day is in the books and Athlon Sports kicks off its 2013 team recruiting rankings countdown with an in-...
Notre Dame beat Louisville 104-101, in a five-overtime game last night. Check out all the last second shots that had a chance to win the game. Never seen anything this wild in my day. Not to mention it followed a buzzer beater in the Wisconsin vs. Michigan game that was almost as good. Video below.
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Remember back when you played little league ball and the coaches actually made a point to make sure everyone played? You know how that logic pretty much fell by the wayside by time you got to high school?
As for college--forget about it! It's all about winning first, and playing time second (a distant second).
Saturday night that wasn't the case for Notre Dame or Lousville...
Louisville and Notre Dame should just agree to start their basketball games in overtime. For the sixth time in their last eight meetings, they couldn’t settle the outcome in regulation. But for the first time in the history of either program, they needed five overtimes to determine the winner. The Fighting Irish finally emerged with a 104-101 victory over the No. 12 Cardinals,...
In case you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast where you listen back. I took a record number of phone call’s on today’s show, which shouldn’t surprise you, I suppose. I always love hearing from my listeners, but I wished it was under different circumstances.
Plenty of fans call-in with their reaction to Louisville’s five overtime loss...
All Kevin McDougal ever wanted at Notre Dame was a chance to prove himself as a quarterback. McDougal sat for three years behind star quarterback Rick Mirer, then watched as Coach Lou Holtz named incoming freshman Ron Powlus the starter even though he’d never thrown a pass in college. McDougal felt he had earned his The post Where Are They Now? Kevin McDougal appeared first on No Coast Bias.
Notre Dame played nearly two games over the weekend, and however thrilling, the victory counted just once in the Big East standings. But the momentum gained from the gut-check thriller should prove invaluable for a 19-5 squad, not to mention its previously struggling swingman who helped bring home the win through 56 grueling minutes and myriad defensive assignments.
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