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  1. BCS Championship: Day 3 (Part 2)

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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    It’s Working Wednesday (well, technically it’s Friday) for the Fighting Irish, and the big game is inching closer here in south Florida. This morning, offensive coordinator Chuck Martin and quarterback Everett Golson spoke with the media in a press conference at the Harbor Beach Marriott. In the breakout room, Zack Martin, T.J. Jones, Theo Riddick…

  2. BCS Championship: Day 3 (Part 1)

    Jan 4, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT

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    During this bowl season, I’ve seen a few tweets about the amount of food that college football players have consumed during their organized team meals. Last night, while Alabama enjoyed a barbecue on the beach, the Notre Dame football team went to the popular Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chao. While I don’t have any exact…

  3. BCS Championship: Day 2

    Jan 3, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    While the rest of the team had some time to sleep and grab breakfast before team meetings, day two got underway bright and early for a few of the defensive players and coordinator Bob Diaco. Zeke Motta, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Danny Spond and Matthias Farley spoke with the media at the Harbor Beach Marriott, the BCS…

  4. BCS Championship: Day 1

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT

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    After weeks of anticipation, and on one of the coldest South Bend days in recent memory, Notre Dame finally took to South Florida on Wednesday. Departing South Bend Regional Airport at about 1 pm, the Fighting Irish arrived in Fort Lauderdale just before 4 pm. The plane’s exterior was drenched with a water cannon, and…

  5. Facebook Photo Face-off: The Stage is Set

    Jan 1, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Everett vs. Manti. #5 vs. #5. Offense vs. Defense. A definitive play vs. A legendary celebration. Barbara Johnston vs. Matt Cashore. #1 seed vs. #2 seed. The Facebook photo face-off clash all comes down to this. After the top four seeds advanced to the Final Four, only the top two survived for the title match-up.…

  6. New Year’s Day Notre Dame Marathon

    Jan 1, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    If you’re a college football fan, it doesn’t get much better than New Year’s Day. If you’re a Notre Dame fan, today is even better. Beginning at noon ET, NBC Sports Network is airing ten straight hours of Fighting Irish coverage. Here’s the schedule: 12:00-2:00 pm: Michigan at Notre Dame 2:00-3:00 pm: Onward Notre Dame…

  7. 2012 in Review

    Dec 31, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Over the last few days on the UNDerground blog, we’ve been taking a month-by-month look back at 2012 in Fighting Irish athletics. The posts feature some of the best Fighting Irish Digital Media videos, blogs and moments for Notre Dame during the past 365 days. While the posts are about more than just the Notre…

  8. Facebook Photo Face-off: Round Three

    Dec 31, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

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    So maybe we weren’t so bad at seeding the top football photos of the 2012 season. After some upsets in the early rounds, it was “all chalk” in the Elite Eight, as the top four seeds advanced to the Final Four. So while it’s a bad day to be an NFL head coach on a…

  9. BCS Prep Update: Dec. 29

    Dec 30, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    On Saturday, the Irish continued their preparation for Alabama, holding practice at the Loftus Sports Center. Fighting Irish Digital Media spent some time inside practice, and afterwards, caught up with linebackers Danny Spond and Prince Shembo, offensive lineman Christian Lombard and wide receiver DaVaris Daniels. Head coach Brian Kelly also spoke with the media for…

  10. Irish Connection: Top Plays of 2012

    Dec 29, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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    From Theo Riddick‘s touchdown on the opening drive in Dublin to the final goal line stand in Los Angeles, Fighting Irish Digital Media brings you the best plays of the 2012 season, as seen from the Notre Dame sideline in the 50th episode of Irish Connection. Which was your favorite?

  11. Irish Blogger Gathering: Roll The Tide Edition

    Dec 29, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly is the first Notre Dame coach to lead the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 season since Lou Holtz in 1988. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    It’s been five weeks since Notre Dame last played a game, and luckily for us, the wait is almost over. The Fighting Irish leave for Miami on Wednesday in preparation for their clash with Alabama on Jan. 7. For the big game, we’re splitting the Irish Blogger Gathering into two parts. One today, and the…

  12. Turning Points

    Dec 28, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT

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    From Dublin to Los Angeles, the improbable 12-0 season has had its share of game-changing moments. Fighting Irish Digital Media recently welcomed several key members of the Notre Dame football team into the new studio at the Joyce Center to look back on some of this year’s key plays. So far, three “Turning Points” features…

  13. In Case You Missed It: Bowl Prep Coverage

    Dec 28, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

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    Following some time off for Christmas, the Notre Dame football team returns to the practice field today, just ten days away from its national championship showdown with Alabama. In between final exams and the break, the Fighting Irish were busy prepping for the Crimson Tide, while also spreading some holiday cheer in the South Bend…

  14. Back To Business: Facebook Photo Face-off

    Dec 28, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    After a little holiday hiatus, the Facebook photo face-off resumes this afternoon. Last week, we started with 32 images from the 2012 season, and today, we’re down to the final eight. The top four seeds are still alive – #1 Manti Te’o‘s Stanford celebration, #2 Everett Golson‘s two-point conversion against Pittsburgh, #3 the USC victory…

  15. Another Battle for No. 1 – on the iPad

    Dec 22, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame Gameday, a free iPad app previewing the BCS National Championship game, is now available for download in the iTunes App Store (CLICK HERE). A high-tech twist on traditional game programs, Notre Dame Gameday allows fans to experience content rather than just read. There are photo and video galleries from every game this season,…

  16. Facebook Photo Face-off: Round Two

    Dec 21, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    The second round of our photo face-off competition is now complete, and it’s actually a little crazy to see how closely the results are paralleling the madness of NCAA tournament time. From shocking upsets to top seeds taking care of business, round two had it all. Let’s take a look back at some of the…

  17. 125 Project: Rocket’s Return That Wasn’t

    Dec 20, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Everyone knows that Raghib “Rocket” Ismail was one of the most electrifying players to ever put on the gold helmet. If you’ve ever had a chance to hear Rocket at a Notre Dame pep rally, you are also probably aware of how animated he is as a speaker (ex. USC 2009 or Utah 2010). Earlier…

  18. Facebook Photo Face-off: Round One

    Dec 19, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT

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    If you’re a fan of Notre Dame Football on Facebook (shameless plug), you’ve probably seen the photo face-off competition that began on Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, a few of us on the Fighting Irish Digital Media team began with a group of about 60 images. We cut down to 32, and then seeded them based…

  19. Great Reads on Nix’s Return

    Dec 18, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

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    As announced on Monday, both Zack Martin and Louis Nix plan to return to Notre Dame for the 2013 season. While neither player’s return comes as a total shock, Nix’s decision to stay at Notre Dame is a bit more of a surprise, as many believe the defensive tackle is ready for the next level.…

  20. BCS Media Day Wrap-up

    Dec 18, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT

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    The largest media crew in quite some time gathered at the Isban Auditorium in the Gug on Monday, as head coach Brian Kelly, his assistant coaches and several players spoke about the team’s preparation for the BCS national championship game on Jan. 7 against Alabama. Of course, the big news of the day involved the…

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