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It's not as simple as saying the winner of this matchup is why OU or Notre Dame will win, but the Gabe Ikard vs. Louis Nix III battle is one to watch Saturday.

Notre Dame Football: Win over Oklahoma key to Irish BCS hopes

Almost a year ago, the buzz surrounding the undefeated Fighting Irish was just starting to build after the historic institution had begun the season with understandably tempered expectations. Despite their 11 consensus national titles and reputation as a storied football factory, 

Notre Dame looks to stave off revenge attempt by Oklahoma

It was the defining moment of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o's season last year. The Fighting Irish, on the road in Norman against the then #8 ranked Sooners, lead the game 20-13 with 5:05 left to play. Sooners quarterback Landry Jones had taken the ball to the 41 yard line. On the next play, Jones’ pass was tipped and before the ball could hit the ground, Te’o dove...

No. 22 Notre Dame has knack for winning close ones

Notre Dame has a knack for winning close games under coach Brian Kelly. Kelly attributes the ability of the 22nd-ranked Fighting Irish (3-1) to finish games to tough-minded players. ''I just think it happens over a period of time. When we first got here, I don't believe that we were able to win some of those games. I think it's just a matter of time,'' Kelly...

Addition of Notre Dame Bolsters Already Formidable Hockey East Lineup (Video)

For the first time since 1995, Hockey East will be welcoming a new member this season. Notre Dame joins the fray as the conference’s first non-New England school, and it brings with it a rich college hockey tradition. The Fighting Irish have never won a national title, but they have reached the Frozen Four twice in the last six years and earned an NCAA tournament berth six times...

Debate: Have Michigan’s Struggles Eliminated Notre Dame From BCS Title Contention?

Starting this week, we’re launching a debate-style feature series aimed at diving into some of the most hotly-contested topics in college football. We’re kicking it off with one simple question – have Michigan’s recent struggles eliminated Notre Dame from BCS title contention? We’re going to give you our takes, but we’re more interested in hearing what you have to say...

Hockey East Deeper Than Ever With Addition of Notre Dame, Emergence of Smaller Programs

BOSTON — The top half of the Hockey East preseason coaches poll features a couple of powerhouses college hockey fans have come to expect to see at the top over the years. Teams like Boston College — tied for first in the preseason poll — and New Hampshire (third) have assumed their position among the conference’s elite as they are wont to do. But there are also a few teams...

Daniels eyes pathway to Notre Dame

Defensive tackle Darrion Daniels of Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne talks about his offer from Notre Dame and what it would mean for his current teammates to all play at the same college.

Wezensky building relationships at Notre Dame

Quarterback Noah Wezensky of Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers may be just a sophomore, but he's on Notre Dame's radar and will be visiting the Irish in back-to-back weeks.

Setting the stage: OU-Notre Dame

OU takes to the road for the first time season. Examining the matchup between the Sooners and Notre Dame.

Scratching the Surface

Jaylon Smith became the first outside linebacker in nearly 20 years to start from the outset at Notre Dame. His next career first is far more important for the 2013 season, and he won't be taking it alone.

Sooners excited about Notre Dame trip

OU coaches are trying to deflect the attention away from the significance of the trip to Notre Dame. Make no mistake about it, the players are excited for this opportunity.

Bonner takes in Notre Dame as a commit

Notre Dame linebacker commit Jonathan Bonner of Chesterfield (Mo.) Parkway Central was on hand for Notre Dame's win over Michigan State. He recaps his weekend in South Bend as an Irish pledge.

SI Look back: OU-Notre Dame 2012

Sooners Illustrated takes a look back at last year's game where Notre Dame came to Norman and defeated the Sooners 30-13.

Kelly wraps up Oklahoma Preparations

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media Thursday night after his team's final practice in preparation for Oklahoma.

Gauntlet has changed for OU

No doubt OU's three-game swing of Notre Dame, TCU and Texas is crucial. But now the Sooners will enter each game as favorites.
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