Found November 12, 2013 on College Spun:
Want to know how badly Notre Dame’s football team is beaten up on the injury front? The Irish won’t be practicing during their bye week, despite the team coming off of a demoralizing loss to unranked Pittsburgh. Coach Brian Kelly told reporters the news today, making it clear that this is the first time in his career he’s made such a move. #NotreDame will not practice during bye week, per Brian Kelly. First time he’s done that in his head-coaching career during. — Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) November 12, 2013 The Irish have a very, very long list of players who have been on the DL this season. Louis Nix, Christian Lombard, Sheldon Day, Ben Councell, Ishaq Williams and Kona Schwenke are just some of the names of those who have missed time.  Notre Dame will take on BYU next Saturday before finishing its season a week later against Stanford. We’ll see how the Irish hold up – both opponents are known for being very physical.

ACC Defends Controversial Targeting Ejection Of Notre Dame’s Stephon Tuitt As Correct Call

Notre Dame suffered its third loss of the season this weekend against Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, 28-21. The Irish played most of the game without star defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who was ejected early in the game on a rather controversial targeting call. Here’s a clip of the hit for a refresher (or you can check out more angles here): The call was met with skepticism on Twitter...

Louis Nix Had A Great Time Trolling Notre Dame Fans About Returning In 2014

Notre Dame’s star defensive tackle Louis Nix may actually be better at Twitter than he is at football, which is saying something. Nix is one of the most beloved members of the Fighting Irish, both for his very outgoing personality and his great sense of humor. Nix is a senior at Notre Dame, but can opt for a fifth year with the team if he so chooses. Most people believe that there...

Photo: #FREEGOL5ON Flyers Spotted Around Notre Dame’s Campus

Photo Credit: Brian Hartnett via CollegeSpun Notre Dame fans have been playing the “what if” game ever since it was announced in late May that junior quarterback Everett Golson had been suspended from the university for the fall semester due to “poor academic judgment.” If Golson, last year’s starter, had been allowed to play this semester, would the Irish be a lock for...

BC vs Notre a Bowl!

Want to make BC fans care about a lower-level bowl? Easy solution: just add the Irish. As Brian pointed out in his projections roundup many of the pundits are slotting BC to play Notre Dame in the Independence Bowl. (Obviously this is all predicated on BC becoming bowl eligible.) If BC wants to cap off its first year under Addazio, the best way to do it would be in a postseason...

Panthers keep low profile after Notre Dame upset

Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst says his players aren't getting too ahead of themselves after the Panthers upset Notre Dame on Saturday. Chryst jokes he didn't see anyone skipping in the halls after Pitt rallied to knock off the Fighting Irish 28-21 in what was probably the coach's biggest win since taking over at Pitt nearly two years ago. The victory bolstered Pitt&...

Notre Dame Win=Recruiting Win

First off, a heartfelt thank you to veterans. Thank you for allowing me the freedom to be focused on football today. Let’s abuse our freedoms by focusing on the whims of teenaged man-children and where they will go to college! Not only was the victory over Notre Dame a huge win for 2013, it was a huge win for the following five years due to the impression it made on recruits...

Notre Dame-Pitt Game Provides Further Proof the Targeting Rule Needs to be Changed

Football is a violent and dangerous sport. That's a large part of why people love it. At the same time no one wants to see a person injured or hurt so the rules and hence the referees are necessary for the game to be as awesome as we want it to be. The only problem of course is when they are not applied properly and the misinterpretation of them affects the outcome of the...

Holy Cross (Notre Dame, IN) Mascot Basil Hits Half-Court Shot, Wins Student Free Textbooks

Notre Dame, Indiana -- Tuesday night at Holy Cross College Athletics Men's Basketball game against Andrews University, Basil the mascot had 30 seconds to hit a half court show that would win free textbooks for a semester for one student.Basil doesn't need 30.HC also won, 70-53.**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home

Notre Dame: Basketball Early Signing Period Recap

Today begins the Early Signing Period for NCAA basketball, and the Notre Dame basketball family has added 5 new members. Mike Brey's two big men and Muffet McGraw's elite trio are profiled here. The Early Signing Period began today, and the commitments in both the men's and women's recruiting classes of 2014 wasted no time in sending their National Letters of Intent...

Recruiting in 2015: defense

Notre Dame has extended 30 known offers thus far on defense in the 2015 class. A more in-depth breakdown of names, positions and trends is inside.

Pitt coach Paul Chryst dances in locker room after win over Notre Dame

Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Paul Chryst showed off his hilarious dance moves in the locker room after the team’s win over Notre Dame on Saturday.  I’m guessing he didn’t expect to be caught on camera. [YouTube]

Rest, Recover, Refocus

Notre Dame won't practice this week. They can't, unless the plan is to use orthopedic boots, casts, and the team's trainers and doctors that apply them as part of defensive personnel groupings. But head coach Brian Kelly said today his team, especially his seniors, has a singular focus in its 10 days of remaining preparation for Brigham Young on November 23.

No. 6 Notre Dame beats No. 19 Michigan State

Jewell Loyd had 22 points and nine rebounds and No. 6 Notre Dame dominated the boards in an 81-62 victory over No. 19 Michigan State on Monday night. Taya Reimer added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Irish (2-0), who finished with a 52-29 rebound advantage. Becca Mills scored 15 points for the Spartans (0-1). The last two meetings between Notre Dame and Michigan State - in 2008...

Notre Dame squanders chance for BCS bowl berth

Notre Dame's chance to go to back-to-back BCS bowl games for the first time since the 2005-06 seasons is gone because it made too many mistakes against what had been a .500 team. The Fighting Irish (7-3) might have been able to overcome the two interceptions thrown by Tommy Rees against Pittsburgh (5-4) on Saturday, including one into the end zone. Or giving up a 63-yard touchdown...

Full Court Press: College Football’s Week 11 Winners and Losers, Foster News Devastates FFB World, Anthony Davis Hazing Video

Click on photo to read more about The Winners and Losers from Week 11 Well, for those Notre Dame fans who were dreaming about a BCS Bowl Game you can wake up from those dreams. Let’s be serious for a second, Notre Dame was average this year and didn’t deserve to get beat in a BCS game. I will say this – ND probably wins last night and maybe another game if Golson is playing...
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