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  1. How The Green Jerseys Came To Be

    Jan 2, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Rachel Murphy, the official 2013-14 women’s basketball beat writer for the In The Paint blog, is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s College. Over the course of the year Rachel will bring you insight from within the student section, interviews with Fighting Irish players and stories from inside the team circle. You can follow Rachel…

  2. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Schedule Strength

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal stats, graphics, and analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Last week, the Notre Dame athletic department and…

  3. Irish In The NFL – Week 17

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Harrison Smith (AP Photo/Andy King)

    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. Currently, 20 (18 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players are on active NFL rosters, while nine are on the injured reserve and four on practice squads. Below, you will find all the former Notre Dame student-athletes…

  4. ND Rank: #51-55

    Dec 29, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

    Vagas Ferguson in the 1978 Cotton Bowl

    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…

  5. #NDinNYC: NYSE, 30 Rock, Yankee Stadium And Some Football

    Dec 27, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

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    The Irish inched closer to the kick-off of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. On Thursday, the Irish began a busy day by taking a trip to the “Top of the Rock,” the highest point on the famed Rockefeller Center (30 Rock), home of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). We're…

  6. #NDinNYC: An Irish Christmas Story

    Dec 25, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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    The Notre Dame football squad continued their bowl preparation for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 24 an 25 in New York City and surrounding areas. On Christmas Eve, the Irish began the day with breakfast before getting a few hours off prior to getting taped and on the bus to head over to…

  7. Irish In The NFL – Week 16

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and five on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

  8. #NDinNYC: Flying Irish To The Big Apple

    Dec 24, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

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    The Notre Dame football squad began their trek on Monday afternoon to New York City for the fourth-annual New Era Pinstripe Bowl. After getting packed up and ready to go at the “Gug,” the Irish then took three buses of players to the South Bend Airport to load up for the two-hour flight to the…

  9. ND Rank: #56-60

    Dec 21, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

    Tony Rice in the 1988 game against Miami, a 31-30 victory for the Irish.

    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…

  10. Inside The Schedules (2014-2016)

    Dec 20, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

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    In a long awaited release, the Notre Dame athletic department and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick just announced the Irish football schedule for the next three seasons. Below you will find the schedules for the 2014-16 seasons, where they will be played (except for one game in 2016), my thoughts on the schedules, why some…

  11. The @NDSportsBlogger Sits Down With John Walters

    Dec 20, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to sit down with nationally-recognized sportswriter John Walters for a 40-minute conversation about all things Notre Dame. We talked about the football squad, men’s soccer, Regis Philbin and more! Take some time to listen to me talk with Walters, a 1988 graduate of Notre Dame at the player below.…

  12. Irish In The NFL – Week 15

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

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    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and five on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

  13. ND Rank: #61-65

    Dec 15, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

    Tom Clements seals the national championship for Notre Dame with a pass to Robin Weber in the 1973 Sugar Bowl.

    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…

  14. ND Rank: #66-70

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

    Halfback Bill Shakespeare had the game-winning pass in the 1935 Game of the Century against Ohio State

    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…

  15. Irish In The NFL – Week 14

    Dec 10, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and five on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

  16. ND Rank: #71-75

    Dec 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

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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…

  17. Irish In The NFL – Week 13

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT

    Anthony Fasano Caught a touchdown pass in his third-straight game this weekend (PHOTO/Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and five on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

  18. ND Rank: #76-80

    Nov 27, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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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…

  19. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: The First Five Drives

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Notre Dame defeated BYU in frigid, windy conditions on…

  20. Irish In The NFL – Week 12

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and five on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

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