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Penn State trash talks Notre Dame Twitter over 'Rudy'

Corporate Twitter accounts talking trash to one another is one of the best aspects of social media.  Said practice occurred today.  Penn State’s official Twitter account, @penn_state, posted a photo today of the school’s police dog, “Rudie,” doing some work.   .@PennStatePolice dog Rudie was out on an explosives detection training exercise today with Officers Miller...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lou Holtz: ND has 'legitimate chance' to make playoff

Twitter/@youphilmedu We may not see much of Lou Holtz on ESPN this coming college football season, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still out there promoting his beloved Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With highly touted quarterback Malik Zaire taking the reins of the offense this season, Holtz believes that the Irish can be one of the four teams to make the College Football Playoffs...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clemson's Swinney wants Notre Dame in a conference

It was just last week that Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel spoke out about Notre Dame’s lack of conference affiliation and whether it should play a role in the program’s ability to earn a playoff spot. Ignoring the fact that Notre Dame’s schedule is more difficult than what his Tigers are going to go up against this year, Pinkel had the following to say: “Give Notre...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Malik Zaire & Brady Quinn work out together

Notre Dame Fighting Irish starting quarterback Malik Zaire had a special workout partner yesterday afternoon. In a photo posted on his Instagram, Zaire was seen with former Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, who was helping him with some throwing drills. Considering how Quinn was a four-year starter for the Irish who is currently the school’s all-time leader in passing yards and...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Hung Out With Brady Quinn

Brady Quinn was pretty good as a Notre Dame quarterback, so it made sense for Mailk Zaire to seek his help.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire working out with Brady Quinn

Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is preparing for his future as the Fighting Irish’s starting quarterback by working with a star from the program’s recent past.  Zaire and former Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn got together for a throwing session this afternoon. Quinn was a four-year starter for the Irish from 2003-06 and still owns school records for career passing yards, completions...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gary Pinkel wants Notre Dame to be forced into a conference

As fans of the Big 12 know, there aren’t a lot of huge pieces out there for the taking in college football conference expansion. The one big chip that still floats out there is Notre Dame, which has a partnership with the ACC, but remains technically independent. It seems like everyone in the sport has an opinion on Notre Dame’s unique standing in the sport, including Missouri...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame LB Joe Schmidt looking forward to Texas game

Notre Dame Fighting Irish senior linebacker Joe Schmidt is very excited about the team’s season opener against the Texas Longhorns on September 5, going so far as to say it will be the best day of his life. Given how long he has been with the team, one is surely wondering just why the Texas game is so important to him. Well, the long and short of it is this. Schmidt loves playing...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Former Notre Dame OL Braxston Cave Took An Awesome Wedding Picture At Notre Dame Stadium

Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Braxston Cave got married to Natalie Minnix this weekend.  The former Fighting Irish player took some awesome photos with his groomsmen – including a couple former teammates – inside Notre Dame Stadium.  They’re pretty great.    Had an absolute blast celebrating @nataliekaye9 & @bcave52 wedding w/ all of our friends this weekend...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame LB Joe Schmidt Explains Why The Texas Game Will Be “The Best Day Of My Life”

When Notre Dame takes the field against Texas on the evening of Sept. 5, it will be the best night of Joe Schmidt’s life.  The Fighting Irish senior linebacker isn’t using hyperbole. He’s just being honest. That’s because every time he runs out of the tunnel at Notre Dame Stadium, it’s the best day of his life.  His take on the Texas game in general is much more reserved...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame’s new footballs feature CFB playoff logo

Notre Dame is not considered by many of the experts to make the college football playoff this year, but that doesn’t mean the team doesn’t believe they can. The Fighting Irish received their new, Wilson Brand college footballs yesterday with a little something extra on them: the CFB playoff logo. New footballs just showed up for this year @Wilson_Football #GoIrish pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: 2015 game-by-game preview and predictions

Brian Kelly The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are coming off a ho-hum 8-5 season capped off by an impressive 31-28 Music City Bowl win over LSU. Leading up to this game however, the Irish lost four straight. These games included blowout losses to Pac-12 opponents USC and Arizona State.  The offseason for Brian Kelly and his Fighting Irish has also left something to be desired, but...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Greg Bryant suspended four games

Once upon a time in the year 2013, Notre Dame football coaches, players, and fans were rightfully exuberant after running back Greg Bryant committed to play for the Fighting Irish. Bryant, out of Delray Beach, Florida, was ranked as the second best high school running back in the country by ESPN. Bryant was part of the incoming freshman class that came into South Bend practically...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame suspends RB Greg Bryant for first four games of 2015 season.

Greg Bryant. Image via UHND. Notre Dame has suspended running back Greg Bryant for reasons involving the ever-vague "violation of team rules." He will sit out the first four games of the Fighting Irish's 2015 college football season.Bryant will be suspended for the Irish's meetings against Texas (Sept. 5), Virginia (Sept 12), Georgia Tech (Sept. 19), and UMass (Sept. 26). His first...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant suspended for September

Notre Dame Fighting Irish rising junior running back Greg Bryant will reportedly be suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. Pete Sampson of Scout.com’s Irish Illustrated reported the suspension. Multiple sources confirm that running back Greg Bryant will face a suspension to start the season, likely four games. — Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) June 29, 2015...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darius Rucker loses bet, sings Notre Dame fight song

ESPN radio personality Mike Golic, a Notre Dame grad, and country star Darius Rucker, a South Carolina fan, made a bet prior to the women’s Final Four game between their two schools.  Notre Dame won, so Rucker lost the bet.  He paid up last night. Here he is singing the Fighting Irish fight song to Golic on stage at a concert.  Here’s for all you Notre Dame fans… @dariusrucker...
Via College Spun
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Notre Dame Lands Commitment From 2016 LB Jamir Jones

Jamir Jones, a three-star linebacker in the 2016 class, has committed to Notre Dame.  The 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect out of Rochester, New York, is the younger brother of Fighting Irish defensive lineman Jarron Jones.  Jones also had offers from Boston College, Syracuse and Connecticut, among others.  BREAKING: DE Jamir Jones, brother of Jarron, commits to #NotreDame. http...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Says Fighting Irish Will Get It Done This Year, Ohio State LB Has Other Plans

Malik Zaire is apparently feeling pretty good about Notre Dame’s 2015 football team.  The Fighting Irish’s starting quarterback is fairly confident when it comes to his squads chances to make the College Football Playoff and win a national championship.  They’ll “get it done,” he says.  We will get it done this year. — Malik Zaire (@LuckyLefty8) June 23, 2015 Ohio...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Malik Zaire poised to become the next Tim Tebow of college football

Notre Dame junior quarterback Malik Zaire may not have the media attention that Tim Tebow did in college, but their style of play is strikingly similar. Though Tebow has not panned out in the NFL, he was a fantastic college quarterback and Notre Dame fans should be hopeful that Zaire can produce the same type of numbers this season. Zaire, like Tebow when he first got to Florida...
Via EndZoneScore
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Watch Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Get Hit In The Face With A Football

Being Notre Dame’s starting quarterback isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.  Sometimes, you get hit in the face with a football.  Fighting Irish starting QB Malik Zaire was helping out during Notre Dame’s football camp for kids. He was standing behind a net as campers attempted to show off their accuracy. Then he got hit in the face.  Ouch. Maybe take Zaire out from behind...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire Excited For Freshman Stud Brandon Wimbush To Arrive On Campus

It took two years for Malik Zaire to win the starting quarterback job at Notre Dame. But it looks like he’s already willing to pay it forward. Thursday night, Zaire, who beat out former Irish signal-caller Everett Golson for the nod this offseason, tweeted at one of the team’s biggest commits, Brandon Wimbush, about how he excited he is for the incoming freshman to make it to...
Via College Spun
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Re-Instated CB KeiVarae Russell Says He “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” In Heartfelt Instagram Post

KeiVarae Russell has had a whirlwind college football career for the University of Notre Dame. He was a true freshman starter for a team that reached the BCS title game, and emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the country as a sophomore in 2013. He spent all of 2014 away from the program, suspended for academic dishonesty. But Russell is back with the team for his senior season...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Notre Dame CB KeiVarae Russell Completes Awesome Box Jump

KeiVarae Russell was one of the Notre Dame players that was suspended for the year due to that academic scandal that hit the Fighting Irish last year. He has been readmitted and will be back playing football this fall. From the look of things it appears that he has not wasted his time off, but instead has been busy working out in an effort to get better.Thursday he posted a video...
Via FatManWriting
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: KeiVarae Russell does insane box jump and the whip

Following a season suspension from football due to academic dishonesty, cornerback KeiVarae Russell is all business for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Well, mostly business. This afternoon Russell showed his freak athletic ability that the Irish will gladly see back on the field. The dance afterwards… well, maybe it’s a good thing college doesn’t allow major celebrations...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: Video: KeiVarae Russell Box Jumped An Outrageous Height, Did Whip Dance Afterwards

The Notre Dame defense should receive a significant boost this season from the return of cornerback KeiVarae Russell. Russell missed all of last season after being suspended for academic dishonesty, but was developing into one of the country’s top corners before his punishment.  This afternoon, Russell provided a glimpse of the impressive athleticism he brings to the gridiron...
Via College Spun
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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