Posted November 09, 2012 on
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly won't talk to his team this week about Boston College's history as a spoiler.
Kelly doesn't like to dwell on history, even at one of the most historic programs in college football.
The fourth-ranked Fighting Irish play at BC on Saturday night. The Eagles are 2-7 with little to play for except the chance to spoil the season for the only other Catholic school playing in the FBS.
Twice Notre Dame has seen its national championship hopes spoiled by Boston College.
In 1993, 17th-ranked BC beat the top-seeded Irish 41-39 on a field goal from David Gordon as time expired. And 10 years ago Notre Dame was No. 4 when the Eagles won 14-7 to hand the Irish their first loss.
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With all of this heated debate about Notre Dame's unlikely chances at playing for the National Title if there are at least 3 unbeaten teams, I started wondering about where the Irish would land and who they would play. Honestly, I have been so focused on the BCS Championship, that I haven't thought much about "Plan B."
Needless to say, I have some help here...
Skylar Diggins may not have had the most points, but Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw knows why the Fighting Irish came out on top at the Carrier Classic.
Natalie Achonwa had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 7 Notre Dame to a 57-51 victory over No. 19 Ohio State aboard the USS Yorktown outside of Charleston on Friday night.
Diggins, though, got the Irish off to a quick start...
The latest edition of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has updates on a number of high-level prospects the Irish are recruiting.
The resurgence of the Notre Dame football team has paid off for NBC. Last Saturday’s Pittsburgh/Notre Dame college football game drew a 3.8 final rating and 6.030 million viewers on NBC, up 192% in ratings and 190% in viewership from Maryland/Notre Dame in primetime last year (1.3, 2.077M), and up 138% and 164%, respectively, from Tulsa/Notre Dame in 2010 (1.6, 2.288M). The game...
Notre Dame brings out the crowds at Alumni and also spikes attendance at different BC Game Watches. If your chapter is having one and it is not listed, be sure to put the information in the comments section. For those of you attending the NYC Watch, please note that they are having a coat drive for victims of Sanday. In more fun news, San Francisco is having free BBQ and prize giveaways...
Spaz is no 0-4 against Notre Dame. Our offense couldn't score again. Our defense couldn't get them off the field -- allowing Notre Dame to convert 10 straight third downs. Missed tackles, dropped passes, getting pushed around the line...all the trademarks of the season were there for a national audience to see.The only upside is that Rettig received some positive national...
Some members of Notre Dame's recruiting class have seen their seasons end while others are looking to advance in their state playoffs. Check out what each is doing going into the weekend.
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Open thread is open. I am going to have to watch the game on my phone FOR THE THIRD ******* TIME THIS YEAR...so I probably won't be around it much. Regulars, do your thang.
They hockey team began Notre Dame weekend on a winning note by beating the Irish 3-1.If you didn't read it earlier this week, here is the moving story on Women's Basketball Coach Erik Johnson's return to Boston and dealing with the loss of his son. Johnson's team lost their season opener.Soccer players Kyle Bekker and Charlie Rugg, and Derrick Boateng earned 2012...
The early evening brought plenty of good news for Notre Dame, with top-ranked Alabama faltering and falling to Texas A&M. But how would the Irish respond to a chance at further solidifying a top-three spot in the Bowl Championship Series title chase?
Irisheyes.com updates its remaining numbers and targets for Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class. In addition to projections regarding the team's final recruited positions is the additional consideration that other slots could be created by 2013 January enrollees.
Dave Berk is back with his weekly "Five Questions" as Notre Dame head to coach Brian Kelly's hometown looking for their 10th victory of the season.
Spokane (Wash.) Mead tight end Danny Mattingly clarifies his position with Notre Dame and announces an upcoming official visit…