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Photos: Fighting Irish Fans Paint Notre Dame Field Onto Front Lawn

The Fighting Irish are set to take on Texas Saturday night to kick off their season, and the field at Notre Dame Stadium is likely lined and ready for play, But if not, we know where they can find a replica pretty quickly. ND fan Bruce Straughan, who is starting to make this an annual project, has recreated the venue’s field on his front lawn – goal posts and all. This year,...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Texas fans sing ‘Texas Fight’ at Cubs game

The Texas Longhorn fans are ready for their season to get underway. The team plays in South Bend against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday and their fan base proved that they can travel very well. College Spun shared a video of a large gathering of Longhorn fans at a Chicago Cubs game on Friday singing “Texas Fight” before they make their way to the Notre Dame campus...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Texas Fans Take Over Wrigley Field Day Before Game Against Notre Dame

As anyone who has been to a game there knows, there isn’t much to do in South Bend, Indiana aside from watching Notre Dame football. So, if you fly into the closest major city, which would be Chicago, Illinois, why not just stay in the Windy City and have fun there? A group of Texas Longhorns fans are taking that advice and spending Friday in Chicago, including attending a Cubs...
Via Gamedayr
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: A Bunch Of Texas Fans Went To The Cubs’ Game Today, Sang “Texas Fight” Before Trek To Notre Dame

A sizable Texas presence is expected at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., tomorrow night.  Many Longhorn fans traveling from the Lone Star State apparently made a quick stop at Wrigley Field in Chicago before making the two-hour drive to the Fighting Irish’s campus.  At the Cubs’ game, they decided to sing Texas Fight, the school’s fight song.  Burnt orange pockets...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's Zaire seeks to stay calm in start against Texas

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is concerned about quarterback Malik Zaire being overwhelmed in big moments as the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish open the season against Texas. ''He can be emotional at times. We have to transfer that into just being enthusiastic,'' Kelly said. ''I told him, `You don't have to be the reason that we won. You just can't be the reason...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Notre Dame Football joined the 21st Century

You either love Notre Dame, or you hate them—that’s just the way it is. If you’re a Notre Dame hater, one of your arguments most likely has been the fact that the entire program was outdated, and you are absolutely correct. However, slowly but surely, the Irish are updating and invigorating the world of college football. How so? Read on to find out. Partnering with Under Armour...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golson eager to see the view from Seminoles' sideline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Everett Golson was standing near one of the sidelines at Doak Campbell Stadium on Florida State's campus on a sunny morning this summer, quietly taking a long look toward the empty bleachers. His mind wondered: What if? What if the offensive pass interference flag - one he still thinks wasn't exactly warranted - hadn't come out at the end of the game and denied...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Australian Rugby, Notre Dame to exchange training data

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) GPS helped the Australian Rugby Union team get to Notre Dame - and it has nothing to do with the Wallabies having difficulty finding the Golden Dome. The squad from Down Under has been training on the campus in South Bend since Aug. 29 and plans to return after playing the USA Eagles at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday as they continue to prepare for the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame releases primer video for Texas opener

In just over 48 hours, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will open their 2015 campaign against the Texas Longhorns in South Bend. In anticipation of the season opener, Notre Dame has released a primer video to get fans excited for what is to come. Many analysts believe the Fighting Irish could find their way into the College Football Playoff if Malik Zaire plays up to his potential,...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flutie won’t play any favorites on NBC’s telecasts for Notre Dame, even for Boston College game

An excerpt from my latest Chicago Tribune column: ******* Notre Dame’s game against Boston College on Nov. 21 will be an interesting day for Doug Flutie. Flutie will be on the call as an analyst for NBC Sports Network’s telecast of the Shamrock Series from Fenway Park. He likely will come under extra scrutiny from Notre Dame fans who will be monitoring if Boston College’s favorite...
Via Sherman Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Releases Hype Video Primer For Opener Against Texas

Notre Dame is two days away from kicking off its 2015 season against Texas. The Fighting Irish released a short hype video for the contest this afternoon. It’s got some very cool footage of past Irish victories over the Longhorns. Notre Dame fans should dig it. 
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smythe looks to add to tight end tradition at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe knows his hold on the starter's job is tenuous heading into Saturday night's season-opener against Texas and some old friends. The 6-4, 245-pound junior is the most experienced tight end on the roster for the 11th-ranked Fighting Irish, playing in all 13 games last season after sitting out as a freshman. His one career catch...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football Schedule 2015: Fighting Irish Game Dates

There are plenty of fans around the country that would love to see the Notre Dame Fighting Irish knocked on...
Via COED
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame recruit's dad greeted Brian Kelly wearing GoPro

After putting together a strong camp, Equanimeous St. Brown found his unique name on the Notre Dame depth chart as one of the second-team wide receivers. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly told reporters in South Bend this week he had a unique experience recruiting St. Brown, too. "It was an interesting home visit," Kelly said. "I was greeted at the door by his dad with a GoPro on...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame VS Texas Weather Report

Via Subway Domer
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame nearly ready to unveil offensive changes (if any)

The time is nearly at hand for Notre Dame to unveil its 2015 offense, a unit that will have a new quarterback in Malik Zaire. On top of a new signal caller, will there be a new play caller, too?  That's something that Fighting Irish media have wondered since new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford was hire last winter.  NDInsider notes Brian Kelly has usually called the plays during...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cage gets nod over freshman to start at NT for Notre Dame

When Notre Dame defensive lineman Jarron Jones went down with a preseason knee injury, true freshman Jerry Tillery was tabbed by many as his likely replacement at nose guard for the Fighting Irish.  Coach Brian Kelly told reporters in South Bend this week the listing of sophomore Daniel Cage ahead of Tillery was more about the older player than the younger one.  "Oh, I think this...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Notre Dame Sends 2017 Recruit Over 100 Pieces Of Mail

On September 1st, college coaches finally got the chance to get back to recruiting as the open contact period opened up allowing them to speak with high school players for the 2017 recruiting class. One player being sought after is four star cornerback Ambry Thomas. The high school junior from Detroit, Michigan is being recruited by all the big names across the country, but one school...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame sends 4-star CB 129 pieces of recruitment mail

Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are one of the most popular destinations for top-notch high school prospects. They always seem to put together an impressive recruiting class, which hasn’t changed looking at the 2017 class as it’s shaping up. One of their main targets is four-star cornerback Ambry Thomas, who is one of the top defensive backs in the class. Notre...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Notre Dame Sends 2017 4-Star Cornerback Recruit 129 Pieces Of Mail

Notre Dame didn’t waste any time reaching out to recruits once the September 1 contact period began Tuesday, and that’s how elite recruiting programs stay afloat in today’s college football landscape – constant contact.  Wednesday morning, thanks to 2017 four-star cornerback Ambry Thomas’ Twitter account, we got a glimpse inside Notre Dame’s strategy when reaching out...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Haiku: Volume V

And we’re back with more Notre Dame Haiku. Loyal subjects, the goals are simple this year. One Haiku post for each game week, and you can / are expected / are invited to submit your own haikus via the comment section below (keep scrolling, it’s down there somewhere) or if you are on Twitter, you can reply to my tweet with the link to the post and it will generate in the comment...
Via Subway Domer
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame brings back 'Trick Shot Mondays'

The college football season cannot truly be back until Notre Dame puts out a video with its guys trying to top each other with shots somewhere or other on campus, right?  Well, wait no more.  The Fighting Irish have released the first edition of "Trick Shot Monday" for the 2015 season as they get ready to take on Texas -- and enjoy their new barber room. 
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State-Notre Dame: Will they meet for national title?

Predicting the major bowls: USC and Michigan State are prime Rose Bowl contenders
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
3 days ago

Jon Wilner's college football top 25 breakdown

Notre Dame up, Auburn down in Wilner's top 25 voting.
Via Contra Costa Times - Cal
3 days ago

VIDEO: Notre Dame Players Have Fun With ‘Trick Shot Monday’ Battle

With the 2015 season opener just days away, one would think that the members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team would be focused on their first game against the Texas Longhorns. And while there may be some concern, it didn’t get in the way of a tradition in the ND family: Trick Shot Monday! Several players on the team got together for the 2015 season premiere of the...
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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