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NFL Draft Prospect Profile: TE Troy Niklas

Player Information: Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame, 6-6, 270 pounds Hometown: Fullerton, CA   Troy Niklas’ physique is so imposing that his teammates have nicknamed him “Hercules.” STATS NFL Combine: 40 time: 4.84 Vertical jump: 32″ 225 lb. bench: 27 reps Broad jump: 9’06″ News and Notes: Began his career at Notre Dame as an outside linebacker and started one game as a...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
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Jimmy Clausen healthy and hoping for another NFL chance

getty images Needless to say the NFL career of Jimmy Clausen has not gone as planned since he left Notre Dame. Now the quarterback is healthy again and hopeful for another chance. “That’s what I want,” Clausen told USA TODAY. “The only thing I can ask for is an opportunity — a legit opportunity to compete to be a No. 2 and hopefully work my way up.” Clausen’s rookie...
Via Tireball.com
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has words of praise for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley

Kelly invited Bradley to speak at Notre Dame’s coaches clinic last month. On Thursday, Kelly was in town to attend the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville’s luncheon at the River Club atop the Wells Fargo Center. “I’m fortunate enough that I get the chance to be around many head coaches across the NFL,” Kelly said. “I have a great relationship with a number of them...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Lands New Deal With Adidas

Louisville will remain with Adidas after signing a five year, $40 million dollar contract that will go through the 2018-19 season. The deal will guarantee partnership with the school in shoes and apparel. Notre Dame and Under Armour this past January signed a ten year deal worth $90 million dollars. More details of the deal will be discussed in a press conference this Thursday afternoon...
Via The Front Office News
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Choke Wednesday: Pitt Stained

Before Notre Dame's magical 2012 season came crashing down in Miami it was nearly derailed by a lackluster showing against Pitt. The Irish needed a 14-point fourth quarter just to force OT, and a botched chip shot field goal to survive it, finally topping the Panthers in a third overtime frame.The 2013 Fighting Irish weren't as lucky.Notre Dame had won four straight before...
Via Double Coverage Football
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Athletes Will Eat More

The Legislative Council for the NCAA announced a few changes today. NCAA approves unlimited meals and snacks for players. A lot of coaches and ADs are happy. http://t.co/TPKROkXH0n — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) April 15, 2014 This is a fairly drastic change in policy, and a very good one. Student athletes (scholarship players and walk-ons as well) will now be able to receive a...
Via Subway Domer
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Interview with perfection: Renee Montgomery

One week ago, the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team completed its undefeated, 40-0, season with a victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the NCAA National Championship game — it was the ninth national for UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. While the undefeated season was his fifth  at UConn — the most recent of which his first such year at 40-0 — it was his ninth...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Board: Offensive Line

With Notre Dame already having secured two commitments on the offensive line in 2015 in Jerry Tillery and Tristen Hoge, Notre Dame is looking to add one more at the position. Inside is a breakdown of the top prospects on the board.
Via notredame.scout.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ofodile wants to visit Notre Dame again

Four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile of Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge Sr. recaps his weekend visit to Notre Dame and breaks down his quickly approaching decision timeline.
Via notredame.scout.com
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Coney sees a fit with Irish

Notre Dame is the latest to offer 2015 middle linebacker Te’Von Coney. The Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) star hopes to visit the Irish program this summer. Coney shares his thoughts on the offer here.
Via recruiting.scout.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Second visit, new experiences for Guyton

Notre Dame wide receiver commit Jalen Guyton describes his weekend experience at Notre Dame with his family, including his conversations with Brian Kelly and time spent with Irish wide receiver Chris Brown.
Via notredame.scout.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame could be game-changer for Conner

Four-star linebacker Nick Conner of Dublin (Ohio) Dublin Scioto recaps his weekend visit to Notre Dame and provides insight into where he stands in earning an Irish offer after a conversation with Irish assistant Mike Elston.
Via notredame.scout.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Notre Dame DL Stephon Tuitt

Good friend Dave-Te' Thomas of Scouting Services has finished his player profiles of several of the top 2014 NFL Draft prospects and over the course of the next few weeks I will be posting the ones that the Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely have interest in. Being as Notre Dame defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt […] Steelers 2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Notre Dame...
Via Steelers Depot
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Notre Dame Football: 2014 Blue-Gold Game Recap

With the completion of the game Saturday- one thing was made very clear: Greg Bryant will be a player who will see considerable action this season and could very well become the primary focus for the Irish offense.But along with his play Saturday, and the play of Malik Zaire and CJ Prosise - one tid bit overshadowed the actual players on the field and it was the field itself.In...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball falls to Notre Dame and other links

The Baseball team lost two out of three to Notre Dame this weekend.BC target Scott Patchan, but he's decided to follow his father's -- not his brother's -- footsteps to Miami. Meanwhile, Matt Patchan is visiting the 49ers this week.Lacrosse beat Virginia Tech.The Softball team lost to Maryland.
Via Eagle in Atlanta
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephon Tuitt Scouting Report

Stephon Tuitt DT Notre Dame #7 Ht: 6’6″ Wt: 304 All of our scouting reports are limited to our premium customers. If you would like access to all of our 2014 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Comments: Tuitt has the tools be elite, but how motivated is he? It was impossible not to notice his weight gain and overall decline in 2013. However, he also had a strong track...
Via DraftAce
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It will take a village

Notre Dame's spring session offered its new defensive coordinator the chance to make certain pieces fit.
Via notredame.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame to install FieldTurf for 2014 season

Maintaining an impeccable multi-use grass field in Indiana isn't easy. (Just ask Purdue.) And Notre Dame has decided that it's become more trouble than it's worth for the Fighting Irish. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced during the Irish's Saturday spring game that Notre Dame Stadium's grass surface would be replaced by FieldTurf. The conversion will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Runs Over “Tradition” With FieldTurf Installation

The 2014 version of Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game saw great weather, a decent crowd, and the announcement that Notre Dame will install fieldturf inside Notre Dame Stadium after this years commencement. The news is certainly not surprising given that Notre Dame just announced the Campus Crossroads project over 2 months ago, but it still has some “shock factor” since this is the...
Via Subway Domer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Runs Over “Tradition” With FieldTurf Installation

The 2014 version of Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game saw great weather, a decent crowd, and the announcement that Notre Dame will install fieldturf inside Notre Dame Stadium after this years commencement. The news is certainly not surprising given that Notre Dame just announced the Campus Crossroads project over 2 months ago, but it still has some “shock factor” since this is the...
Via Subway Domer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilliard growing comfortable at Notre Dame

Notre Dame's top target at linebacker, Justin Hilliard of Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier recaps his visit to Notre Dame on Saturday and describes where the Irish stand with him in recruitment. Also, find out when he plans to make his next cut.
Via notredame.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Purdue’s Football Field Could Not Look Much Worse

Earlier today, we showed you some pictures of Notre Dame’s football field, which has seen better days. During the Fighting Irish’s spring game, athletic director Jack Swarbrick said they will be changing that field to a turf surface.  Maybe Purdue should do the same.  The field has seen better days at Ross-Ade Stadium. #moreindianagrassnews pic.twitter.com/OVFfmtghCK — Brent...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame to install artificial turf at stadium

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Artificial turf will be installed at Notre Dame Stadium in time for the start of the upcoming football season.
Via FOXSports.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

FieldTurf coming to Notre Dame Stadium

Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick announced today that installation of FieldTurf will begin following the University's Commencement Weekend.
Via notredame.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Notre Dame’s Natural Grass Football Field Looks Terrible For Spring Game, Could Be Time For Turf Surface

For as long as football has been played in South Bend, Ind., it has been played on a natural grass field. It might finally be time for Notre Dame’s football program to opt for a synthetic turf surface, though. Checking in from Notre Dame Stadium two hours before the Blue-Gold Game. Winter has not helped this field. pic.twitter.com/ck444a8L0m — Irish Illustrated (@NDatRivals...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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