Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith To Wear No. 13 This Weekend To Honor Danny Spond On Senior Day

Earlier this year, Notre Dame senior linebacker Danny Spond called it quits on his football career after several years battling injuries and medical issues. The news was very sad for Irish fans — Spond was not only a key defender, but also a very respected leader and teammate in the locker room. Rather than simply hanging it up and transitioning to life as a non-athlete, Spond...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Versus BYU: Preview and Analysis

Heading into the 2013 season the Fighting Irish had hopes of repeating their dream season of 2012 with nearly the same results.Hopes and dreams are all that are left at this point.The Irish started the 2013 with a wide variety of on and off the field issues from defections, incoming freshman transfers and injuries.This list would paralyze many teams, and producing a .500 season would...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Irish's Spond ends playing career

Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond says he has decided to end his playing career after suffering a paralyzing migraine headache for a second straight year. Spond issued a statement Tuesday saying that because the cause of the hemiplegic migraines is not known, he decided to stop playing. Coach Brian Kelly announced Saturday that Spond had told teammates a medical condition had ended...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond’s career is over

Notre Dame fans won’t be seeing Danny Spond (#13) in an Irish uniform anymore. Oh, Danny boy. The pipes, the pipes are calling on your playing days. A rough day just got a bit rougher for Notre Dame. Hours after learning that they had lost out on former RB recruit Elijah Hood, the news broke that senior linebacker Danny Spond had to retire from football due to migraines. More specifically...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Danny Spond Takes To Twitter To Thanks Fans For Their Support

On Saturday, Notre Dame fans received the sad news that outside linebacker Danny Spond would be calling it quits after dealing with medical issues for several years. Spond was a clear starter and one of the team leaders, and will remain with the team to help coach. Tonight, Spond took to Twitter to thank fans for all the support they have given him: It’s easy to see why the...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Johnny Manziel, Ohio State, Auburn, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday Edition.  This is the song that doesn't end. Yes, it goes on and on my friend... In an e-mail to boosters regarding the Johnny Manziel autographs-for-cash controversy, Texas A&M athletic director said that "There simply is no blueprint for handling what Johnny and his family have gone through since December." (ESPN) Buckeyes...
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August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame LB Danny Spond walks away from game for medical reasons

After starting 11 games for Notre Dame a year ago, linebacker Danny Spond has been forced to hang up his cleats due to lingering medical issues.
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame linebacker Spond's playing career done

Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond told his teammates Saturday his playing days are over because of an unspecified medical issue, coach Brian Kelly said. The senior from Littleton, Colo., plans to release a statement next week. ''I think what's most important is he did what's in his best interest for his future,'' the coach said. ''He's got a...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Loses Starting SAM Linebacker Spond, Who Will Step Into His Place?

Notre Dame has faced an offseason full of drama ranging from transfers, to decommitments and also to injuries. The list added another member as it was announced on Saturday that starting strong side outside linebacker Danny Spond was forced to end his playing career due to health concerns, according to ESPN’s Matt Fortuna. It has [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Notre Dame’s Danny Spond Done With Football, Per Brian Kelly

Sad news for Notre Dame fans today — outside linebacker Danny Spond is calling it quits from football. Shortly after Spond was seen on the sidelines during practice walking with a cane, head coach Brian Kelly announced the news in his post-practice press conference: Kelly would not go into the specifics of Spond’s departure, but it seems pretty easy to read between the lines...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame's 2013 Season Already Taking Unexpected Turns

Irish fans addicted to offseason news and the sneak peek quality of the Notre Dame practice videos had to know something was brewing when nearly all outlets were shut out for four full days this week. Credentialed media members had their practice viewing time changed from Tuesday to Saturday August 17th where they were informed that releasing news from the facility was not permitted...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Preseason All-Independent Team: BYU & Notre Dame stack first team

BYU LB Kyle Van Noy (pictured) The 2013 Preseason All-Independent Team by College Football Universe is listed below. BYU and Notre Dame tied with the most players on the first team at seven each. Old Dominion placed three players on the first team while Army, Idaho, Navy, and New Mexico State all had two apiece. The standout players from the independents are mostly defensive players...
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June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Spring Football Notes & Commentary 4/4

Kind of shaking the dust off of the site right now. In terms of actual, real Notre Dame football news, the headlines- and even the sidebars have been small and underwhelming. I suppose, perhaps, it's the little things that we should all be concentrating on during spring football, because after all, the big things from spring are the ones that we joke about in week 2 of the season...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 2 Alabama 42, No. 1 Notre Dame 14

Manti Te'o stood perfectly still as he took a long look at one of the giant video screens in Sun Life Stadium, studying the replay of an Alabama touchdown. It was a pose that Notre Dame repeated way, way too often in the BCS title game. Te'o - the senior linebacker who was widely considered the nation's top defensive player this season - was a non-factor early in Monday...
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January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Spond cherishing chance at BCS title

(Updates. With AP Photos.) By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond values every chance he gets to be on the football field. That might sound trivial. After all, doesn't every player feel that way? Probably so, but then again, few players have seen what Spond has seen. The native of Littleton, Colo., was a star quarterback at Columbine High, where...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

ND's Spond thriving after debilitating migraine

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By TOM COYNE Associated Press Notre Dame linebacker Danny Spond has been a key contributor this season, which he still finds remarkable. The junior from Littleton, Colo., wasn't sure he'd play football again after a debilitating migraine headache left him barely able to move because the left side of his body was numb. After missing the first...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-Oklahoma, 8 p.m. ET

When Notre Dame and Oklahoma meet on Saturday in Norman, it will only be the 10th matchup between two of college football's all-time powerhouses. The fifth-ranked (in BCS Standings) Irish (7-0) have stunned many by maintaining an undefeated season to this point, especially with one of the nation's toughest schedules. The Sooners (5-1), ranked No. 8 in the BCS and with only...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Simulating The 2012 Season: Wake Forest

Great Shane of Subway Domer video fame decided to sit down and simulate the 2012 Football Season on NCAA Football 2013. He took notes as he watched the Notre Dame games unfold. Dear god, he's going to die at a young age... Next up: Wake Forest Week 12: Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) We totally needed that ass stomping of Boston College, let...
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August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Simulating The 2012 Season: Purdue

Great Shane of Subway Domer video fame decided to sit down and simulate the 2012 Football Season on NCAA Football 2013. He took notes as he watched the Notre Dame games unfold. Dear god, he's going to die at a young age...On to Purdue: Week 2 – Purdue vs. Notre Dame (South Bend, IN) Hey look, we’re unranked!! After entering the season ranked a meaningless 24th, the near...
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July 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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