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Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says the game Saturday against Wake Forest is one of the primary reasons he came back for his senior season.
Te'o says after seeing how much senior day meant to his teammates and their parents last season, he decided he had to return to Notre Dame so he and his parents could experience that same joy.
Te'o said he expects his parents, his siblings and more than 30 other family members to attend the game and to celebrate his career. But coach Brian Kelly is reminding Te'o and the Fighting Irish (10-0) they still have more to achieve, including trying to finish the season undefeated and to trying win the school's first national championship since 1988.
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The third-ranked Fighting Irish have needed overtime twice and haven't won a game at Notre Dame Stadium by more than a touchdown, yet are still a win away from their first perfect home season in 14 years.
The Irish (10-0) need a win over Wake Forest (5-5) on Saturday to improve to 6-0 at home, the same record it had under coach Bob Davie in 1998.
Since then, the Irish had a...
Notre Dame is one of three undefeated teams remaining in college football at the moment, but that is not enough to allow the Fightin’ Irish to control their own destiny. The other two undefeateds, Kansas State and Oregon, are currently ahead of Notre Dame in the BCS standings. Should all three teams win out, the most likely scenario is that Oregon and Kansas State would play in...
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Mission Viejo (Calif.) four-star safety Max Redfield says his trip to Seattle this past weekend was a good one, but it will take more than that for a program to take the lead in his recruitment away from the Irish.
(PhatzRadio / SI Feature) — Undefeated Notre Dame received one first-place vote in this week’s USA Today Coaches’ Poll — from Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Should 10-0 Kansas State, 10-0 Oregon and the 10-0 Irish all win out, self-interest will surely rule the day come Dec. 2. The Ducks will inevitably get the Pac-12 [...]
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With three weeks (plus Army-Navy) left in the college football regular season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-0. Yet barring a loss from one of the top two, they will be left out of the national championship game it appears regardless of whether or not they run the table. Now with college football having the most outdated and corrupt...
Paced by big men Jack Cooley and Garrick Sherman, Notre Dame has reason to feel confident heading into its first true test of the season.
Hoping to again showcase their powerful inside game, the No. 20 Irish face Saint Joseph's in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday night.
Notre Dame (2-0) coach Mike Brey expected...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond has been a key contributor this season, which he still finds remarkable.
The junior from Littleton, Colo., wasn't sure he'd play football again after a debilitating migraine headache left him barely able to move because the left side of his body was numb. After missing the first...
Notre Dame running back commit Jamel James is back from a hamstring injury and helped Cinco Ranch High (Katy, Texas) into the playoffs, and he can be seen in action here during the regular season.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o returned for his senior season to lead his teammates to a national championship, and at 10-0, his Irish are on the cusp of that fulfilling that dream. Along the way, Te'o cemented his spot in Irish lore -- on and off the field.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly touched on a variety of topics at his weekly Tuesday press conference. Among those discussed: the opportunity to finish undefeated at home for the first time since 1998; potential post-season opportunities for Bob Diaco, self-evaluation of the head man in his third season, and a recruiting bump for a reason foreign to the program over the last two decades.
A look at how Notre Dame's committed players fared on the gridiron this past weekend.
Notre Dame lost one of its blossoming offensive threats last Saturday to injury. Which Irish competitors are capable of elevating their collective games over the final two regular season contests and through bowl season? Each might have to for the Irish to finish the 2012 season without defeat.
American Heritage School (Plantation, Fla.) linebacker and Notre Dame commit Michael Deeb in action from his senior season.
Irisheyes.com unearths five key statistical indicators in Notre Dame's 10-0 start.