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  1. What We Learned from 2013: Purdue

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:30 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  2. Two Domers On Hard Knocks?

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:35 AM EST

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    The yearly dance to decide what NFL team will participate in NFL Films and HBO’s award-winning series Hard Knocks is said to be decided. According to multiple sources, the Atlanta Falcons are allowing cameras to film their every move during training camp on this season’s production. Aside from having the opportunity to shadow a team…

  3. What We Learned from 2013: Michigan

    Jun 12, 2014, 6:09 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  4. What We Learned from 2013: Temple

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:18 AM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  5. Flanagan No Longer On Irish Sideline

    Jun 5, 2014, 9:57 AM EST

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    In a move that not many people were expecting (well, at least I wasn’t), NBC has reassigned Alex Flanagan from her post as the sideline reporter for Notre Dame football games to another position within the Network. Flanagan sent out a tweet on Wednesday thanking everyone for her seven years at Notre Dame. It's been…

  6. ND/UM Tickets Take A (Price) Hike

    Jun 3, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

    Aerial view of Stadium during the first night game, ND vs. Michigan, 09/18/1992.

    What does the price of a ticket mean? Well, on the surface, it dictates the price one must pay to obtain entrance to an event, but on the secondary market the ticket price shows the price people are willing to pay. Recently, it’s been widely circulated that the Notre Dame – Michigan matchup on Sept.…

  7. Bettis’ Last Roadblock

    Jun 2, 2014, 4:03 PM EST

    Jerome Bettis

    At the University of Notre Dame, the school and athletic department pride themselves on graduating student-athletes and helping set each person up for the next 40 years. In the recent article from Irish Eyes, Will Slattery looks into former Notre Dame football student-athlete Jerome Bettis’ pursuit of a degree from the University. Slattery’s piece answers…

  8. The Evan Sharpley Trading Card

    May 20, 2014, 3:21 PM EST

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    In a partnership between Upper Deck and the University of Notre Dame, we will be presenting special Upper Deck trading cards to five members of the Irish family. After the first card was presented to Jack Nolan (@NDJackNolan), we moved to our next recipient, former quarterback and baseball player, Evan Sharpley (@EvanSharpley). (To see Jack Nolan’s…

  9. Early Rookie Prospectus: T.J. Jones

    May 16, 2014, 1:10 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  10. Early Rookie Prospectus: Bennett Jackson

    May 15, 2014, 8:09 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  11. Early Rookie Prospectus: Prince Shembo

    May 14, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  12. Early Rookie Prospectus: Chris Watt

    May 13, 2014, 11:29 AM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  13. 2014 NFL Draft Recap

    May 13, 2014, 10:13 AM EST

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    To put it simply, the 2014 NFL Draft was a great one for the Irish as they saw eight of their former student-athletes get selected by NFL squads, all of which were chosen in the top 190 picks. In addition to those selected in the Draft, a plethora of other former Irish football players received…

  14. Early Rookie Prospectus: Louis Nix

    May 12, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  15. Early Rookie Prospectus: Troy Niklas

    May 11, 2014, 12:45 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  16. Early Rookie Prospectus: Stephon Tuitt

    May 10, 2014, 6:27 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and the…

  17. Early Rookie Prospectus: Zack Martin

    May 9, 2014, 12:22 PM EST

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    Craig Chval, the official 2013 football beat writer for the Strong & True blog, is currently a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Over the course of the year Craig will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and previews of each game. You can follow Craig (and…

  18. NFL Draft Spotlight: Louis Nix III

    May 8, 2014, 2:16 PM EST

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    With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning on Thursday, May 8th, I thought we should give a little background on the three possible first round picks (as told to us by the pundits) from the Fighting Irish. Let’s take a look at Louis Nix III. Louis Nix III, better known as Irish Chocolate, has been the…

  19. NFL Draft Spotlight: Stephon Tuitt

    May 8, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

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    With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning on Thursday, May 8th, I thought we should give a little background on the three possible first round picks (as told to us by the pundits) from the Fighting Irish. Let’s take a look at Stephon Tuitt. Stephon Tuitt, a well-built defensive end on the stalwart Irish defense the…

  20. NFL Draft Spotlight: Zack Martin

    May 8, 2014, 1:57 PM EST

    Zach Martin

    With the 2014 NFL Draft beginning on Thursday, May 8th, I thought we should give a little background on the three possible first round picks (as told to us by the pundits) from the Fighting Irish. Let’s take a look at Zack Martin. Zack Martin, a two-time captain of the Notre Dame football squad is…

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