Found March 04, 2013 on
Can you feel the hate? If you are a true fan of the Fighting Irish, there is no doubt that you do. However, none of that hate is remotely close to that of the hate felt by Notre Dame quarterbacks. Right or wrong, Irish quarterbacks are the subject of jokes, praise, and disdain more so, it would seem, than any other player in college football.
They are villains.
The thing about villains that makes them so complicated is that they are equally loved by some just as they are hated by the masses... sometimes. Yes, sometimes they play more of the anti-hero role, but they can also just be reviled by all. Either way, they all fall into the category of villain.
I wondered which Notre Dame quarterback in the past 20 years was the biggest villain. So, I went to the chore of dissecting each one of the 18 different starting quarterbacks that the Fighting Irish have had over the past 20 years, and applied them to a mathematical formula. It's science- and in a day and age where ...
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Skylar Diggins scored 29 points and sparked a decisive run in the third overtime as No. 2 Notre Dame beat third-ranked Connecticut 96-87 Monday night to win Big East regular-season title outright for the second straight year.
The Fighting Irish (28-1, 16-0) went undefeated in the conference for the first time since joining in 1995-96 and became the first team to win six of seven...
Notre Dame enters the biggest game of the regular season with its two best players playing their best basketball.
Skylar Diggins scored 28 points and Kayla McBride added 24 as the second-ranked Irish clinched a share of their second straight Big East regular-season title with a 92-57 rout of Providence on Saturday.
Natalie Achonwa chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds for the...
Second-ranked Notre Dame just wouldn't give up against No. 3 Connecticut.
Not when the Fighting Irish fell behind by six points in the first overtime, missing their first six shots from the field before Kayla McBride hit Notre Dame's only 3-pointer of the game in the closing seconds to tie the score. Not when McBride, who scored a career-high 26 points, fouled out moments...
Skylar Diggins found another way to beat Connecticut -- maybe the toughest way yet.
The second-ranked Fighting Irish trailed by six in the first overtime Monday night, then five in the second overtime before finally beating the third-ranked Huskies 96-87 in three overtimes Monday night to win Big East regular-season title outright for the second straight year.
Beating Connecticut is no longer a rarity for Notre Dame. The Irish are getting to be old hands at this.
''We don't have to say we think we can win. We know we can because we've done it,'' Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said.
The second-ranked Fighting Irish have beaten the third-ranked Huskies in five of their past six meetings, turning what had been a...
The return of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has updates on a number of prospects holding offers set to visit campus in the coming weeks.
Former Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te’o had a rough going at the NFL combine. Dealing with numerous questions about his hoax girlfriend, Manti knew his time there would be stressful.
Not many expected the star linebacker to perform the way he did on the field though. Looking slow and out of shape, Manti posted a 4.82 40 yard dash. Considered slow for a NFL linebacker...
The UConn Huskies women's basketball team versus Notre Dame Fighting Irish with the Big East Regular Season Championship on the line. Only one team could win it outright.
And they did. Unfortunately for us UConn fans, it was the Irish who prevailed 96-87 in triple OT in front of a sold-out crowd and nationally televised audience on ESPN2 at the Joyce Center in South Bend...
Marquette has just one message for the Fighting Irish following their 72-64 win: Notre Don't.
Manti Te'o's 40-yard dash time may need some work but the Notre Dame linebacker showed he still has some moves.
Te'o ran a dismal 4.82 at last week's NFL Scouting Combine, but it didn't take long for half-a-dozen 10's to put a smile back on his face.
The NFL prospect was in Atlantic City Friday night to accept the Maxwell Football's Club's Collegiate...
Brian Kelly's fourth spring practice at Notre Dame is less than three weeks away and Irisheyes.com will have a preview per day examining the 2013 spring session's top story lines. First in our series, a look at a wide open battle in the backfield.
Notre Dame played poorly throughout, though not without heart in wire-to-wire defeat at Marquette.
Six games, one week, plenty of possibilities. Notre Dame can earn a double bye in the conference tournament if just two scenarios involving three teams and six games fall into place. The least likely of the pending pair to come to fruition is completely within their control.
Its been the stated ideal number since the outset of the Brian Kelly era: Notre Dame prefers six game-ready receivers available each Saturday. In this, the second installment of our spring preview series, Irisheyes.com takes an in-depth look at the team's perimeter and slot receivers and the prospects for playing time throughout the unit's ranks.