Notre Dame-Stanford Preview

(AP) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the formula against No. 13 Stanford is simple: the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish need their best players to play their best. ''If they do that, they're going to win. So it's a different kind of mentality going into this game, that our really good players have to step up and play really well,'' Kelly said. ''They can't drop the ball, fumble...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kelly confident about No. 4 Notre Dame's playoff chances

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the formula against No. 13 Stanford is simple: the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish need their best players to play their best. ''If they do that, they're going to win. So it's a different kind of mentality going into this game, that our really good players have to step up and play really well,'' Kelly said. ''They can't drop...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 North Notebook: Can Stanford re-enter playoff picture with win against Notre Dame?

Stanford could earn a playoff spot with a win over Notre Dame and a Pac-12 title. Matt Cashore USA TodayStanford should be considered a long shot to make the playoffs. However, the Cardinal aren’t out of it … yet.Stanford has two more primetime opportunities to make its case to the College Football Playoff. First up is Notre Dame who will travel to Palo Alto to take on Stanford...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s Sheldon Day performs best handshake ever

On Saturday afternoon, Notre Dame hosted Wake Forest in the university’s Senior Day game. The game was a one-sided affair with the Fighting Irish beating the Demon Decons, 28-7, in front of a sold out crowd. Still, despite the much expected outcome, people are talking about the game for what happened before rather than during. As the seniors were running through the tunnel for...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: ND senior Sheldon Day has amazing moment with mom

Notre Dame hosts its senior day today in South Bend, and when it was Sheldon Day’s turn to greet his mother on the field, things got pretty emotional. Day’s mom couldn’t quite wait for him to hit midfield, so she jogs up to meet him, the two do a special handshake, and then emotionally embraced. It was a fantastic moment: Sheldon Day’s mom doesn’t wait for her son at...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Previewing Senior Day vs. Wake Forest

With LSU losing to Alabama last weekend the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have surged into the top four of the College Football Playoff standings. The Irish just need to win their last three and most likely they’ll be in. The first of those three games is this Saturday as the Irish take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Demon Deacons are just 3-6 on the year and are currently riding...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of Day, Stanley set stage for sixth-ranked Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame defensive tackle Sheldon Day and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley were talking while driving home after practice recently about how their lives would have been different if they had entered last spring's NFL draft. They didn't talk about living more lavish lifestyles as well-paid professional players. They talked about the fun they would have missed...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Pittsburgh Preview

Notre Dame Football’s playoffs hopes are alive and kicking after the first playoff standings have the Irish at #5. The Irish travel to the Keystone State for the second straight week as they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. ND is coming off a thrilling 24-20 victory over Temple, while the Panthers enter the matchup after a 26-19 loss to North Carolina. Pitt always finds a way to...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame-Pittsburgh Preview Capsule

No. 8 Notre Dame (7-1) at Pittsburgh (6-2), 12 p.m. (ABC) Line: Notre Dame by 7 1/2. Series Record: Notre Dame leads 47-21-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE: The Fighting Irish's chances to stay in the mix for the College Football Playoff. The selection committee had Notre Dame a surprising fifth when the initial standings were released this week. Any misstep, however, and the school's shot of...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: ND’s Top NFL Prospects

The 2015 version of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is probably the most talented team ND fans have seen in quite a while. Because of this there is no surprise that the Irish have many players pegged to go in this spring’s NFL draft. Here are my top five Irish NFL prospects. Oct 10, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) celebrates a fumble...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Previewing undefeated Temple

While looking at the Notre Dame football schedule just a few short weeks ago, I thought to myself, “the Irish just need to get through USC week, and then it’s smooth sailing until Stanford week.” At the time, this heavy sense of optimism was valid, and I believe it still is to an extent. But the next few weeks aren’t as much of a cakewalk as everyone had once anticipated...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Previewing ND vs. Temple

Two years ago, heck even a year ago no one probably thought Notre Dame and Temple would be playing a primetime game on ABC, but here we are. The Irish are coming off a bye after beating archrival USC the week before, while the Owls come in rolling. Temple comes in undefeated at 7-0 and winners of their last eight games dating back to last season. The Owls are a pesky team and are...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: USC Preview

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish got back on track last weekend with a 41-24 win over Navy. The Irish will welcome hated rival USC to Notre Dame Stadium this Saturday night. USC has had a rough week starting with a loss to Washington at home last Thursday and then the firing of head coach Steve Sarkisian. On the surface things may not look great for the Trojans, but the loss of Sarkisian...
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Midseason Grades

After Notre Dame’s 41-24 win over Navy last week, they are officially halfway through the 2015 campaign. The Irish finished the first half of the season 5-1 and hold on to a little bit of hope to make the College Football Playoff. Most would have been pleasantly surprised with the 5-1 start considering all the injuries the Irish have sustained, but there is a sense of disappointment...
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

With Helton in charge, USC gets to work on Notre Dame plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California does have a game to play. The turmoil surrounding the firing of coach Steve Sarkisian has largely relegated the Trojans' rivalry with Notre Dame to second billing this week, but Wednesday's practice provided a strong indication that USC is eager and ready for the game Saturday night. A cameraman for a local television station wore a shirt featuring...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football looks to rebound against Navy

The Notre Dame football team comes home this weekend after a dramatic and devastating loss on the road at Clemson last Saturday night. They take on a tough Navy team that comes into the game with a record of 4-0. The Midshipmen run the triple option offense that has given the Irish fits in the past, although they shut down Georgia Tech’s attack earlier this season. This usually...
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: UMass Preview

The Notre Dame football team plays host to the UMass Minutemen this Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 PM (EST) and the game will be televised on NBC. This game should serve as a tune up for the Irish before their showdown with Clemson next Saturday night. The Irish are huge 28.5 point favorites over the Minutemen. If the game does in fact play out that way it will...
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VICTORY: Notre Dame 30, Georgia Tech 22

Notre Dame won an impressive victory over Georgia Tech, 30-22 despite the small point differential. CJ Prosise busted through the line for a 91 yard touchdown run that ended up being the difference as it put the Irish ahead 30-7 late in the fourth quarter. Prosise would finish the day with 198 yards on 22 carries and 3 touchdowns, while Will Fuller caught another touchdown on his...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Week Three Scouting Match-Ups

No giants have yet to be taken down by David, at least not all the way down as Auburn was certainly close escaping last week versus Jacksonville State, and none of the top dogs have yet to be depleted coming away with a big loss. Now bring on week three. The week of top tier matchups with multiple conference showdowns that will already shapeup the conference and playoff races. As...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 9 Notre Dame looks to end 5-game road skid at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia quarterback Matt Johns says the proof is there for all his teammates to see. Three times in Mike London's first five years as coach, a ranked team came into Scott Stadium and left with a loss. The most recent came a year ago when the Cavaliers edged No. 21 Louisville 23-21. A visit from No. 9 Notre Dame (1-0) on Saturday gives Virginia (0-1) another...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Day trying to bring along young Notre Dame linemen

Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day had more to worry about than getting his numbers Saturday when the Fighting Irish thrashed Texas 38-3. The senior captain also had to make sure youngsters Daniel Cage and Jerry Tillery didn't get lost in the hype of a night game to open the season at Notre Dame Stadium. "It's all about keeping emotions down and making sure that they are...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

So far so good for Notre Dame defense

After the Notre Dame defense collapsed amid injuries down the stretch last season, a lot of focus went on that side of the ball as the Fighting Irish kicked off the season against Texas.  The numbers were pretty good as the Longhorns managed only 60 yards on the ground and Texas quarterbacks completed only 8 of 23 passes for 103 yards.  The Fighting Irish totaled four sacks, nine...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 1 picks: A&M edges Arizona State, Utah gives Michigan reality check

College football’s first week is finally here, our picks are in, and this season you can participate in our own DraftKings pool and play against us. Each Thursday, FOX Sports’ panel of Stewart Mandel, Bruce Feldman, Joel Klatt and Jim Ross will make the calls on who wins the weekend’s most intriguing matchups. In addition, Mandel and Feldman will dive a little deeper into...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s 2015 Captains

Nick Martin, Jaylon Smith, Sheldon Day, Joe Schmidt and Matthias Farley are your 2015 Notre Dame team captains. — Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 27, 2015
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame names 2015 football captains

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly revealed who will serve as captains for the Fighting Irish in 2015 as preparations for the season opener against Texas continued.  The Irish will be represented by four seniors and a junior, the largest group of captains Notre Dame has had since five players were named captains in 2007.  The defense can claim 80 percent of this year's captains...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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