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One of my favorite pastimes is setting imaginary odds on random, hypothetical situations. It’s not healthy, but I do this for almost everything, especially weddings and Notre Dame football. Why those two in particular? Both are painfully predictable and otherwise intolerable. I mean, have you ever truly dedicated a Saturday to watching a Notre Dame game? At least people clap after weddings.
Perhaps, then, my weird obsession is why I was so perplexed to learn that Notre Dame’s preseason odds of winning this season’s BCS Championship (25-1) are better today than they were a year ago (30-1). Better... because of an absolutely brutal schedule that starts in Ireland and ends in Southern California? Better... because Michael Floyd left a gaping 1,100 yard hole in the offense when he got drafted by the NFL? Better... because its starting quarterback got chased down from behind by a cop and spent a Thursday in a jail cell? What, in the name of Jarious Jackson, is going on here?
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MINNEAPOLIS When the Lynx picked Notre Dame forward Devereaux Peters with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 WNBA draft, the 22-year-old couldn't hide her surprise. She had no idea she'd be selected that high, but with as wide-open as this year's field was, Peters was a logical top choice for Minnesota. She's known for her selfless game -- playing alongside 2012 No. 8 pick...
Notre Dame forward Scott Martin has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will play again for the Irish next season.
Martin, who averaged 9.5 points last season as the Irish went 22-12, transferred to Notre Dame in June of 2008 following his freshman year at Purdue. After sitting out the 2008-09 season as a transfer, Martin missed the entire 2009-10 season with...
Notre Dame was unable to get a sixth year of eligibility out of the NCAA for their oft-injured star Tim Abromaitis, but they were able to get the same situation approved for forward Scott Martin (Valparaiso, Ind.). The Purdue transfer will return to play for the Irish in 2012-13.
Martin, who averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in helping lead the Irish to a 22-12 record...
Notre Dame’s 2012 offense would struggle mightily without center Braxston Cave, just as it did last November. He's the #2 ranked overall player on our list of Indispensable Irish for 2012...and an argument could be made for #1.
Art Monk of Syracuse, Dave Casper of Notre Dame and Jonathan
Ogden of UCLA are among 14 former players who have been selected to
the College Football Hall of Fame.
Each of the nine players profiled prior to Manti Te'o is a crucial piece to Notre Dame's 2012 quest for improvement. But the indomitable Te'o made any such improvement possible when he decided to return to South Bend for his senior season.