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  1. Throwback Victory

    Nov 24, 2013, 12:48 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…

  2. Vine’ing The BYU Game

    Nov 24, 2013, 9:57 AM EST

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    As many writers and pundits sit up in the cozy comforts of the Notre Dame press box during games, I brave the elements outside to bring you video and pictures from the sideline during Fighting Irish football games. The job is much harder than it sounds, mainly due to my phone shutting off at random…

  3. Marshmallow Fightin’

    Nov 22, 2013, 12:31 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…

  4. Heisler’s Last Word – BYU Week

    Nov 22, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

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    John Heisler is in his 36th year as a member of the Notre Dame athletic staff – including 16 years as sports information director at Notre Dame after spending 10 previous years as a member of the sports publicity staff. He added the title of assistant athletics director in 1995, and then was named an…

  5. Things To Know – BYU

    Nov 22, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

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    Before the Irish take the field against BYU this afternoon, here are five tidbits to know before kick-off at 3:42 p.m. (ET) on NBC. 1. NOTRE DAME – BYU SERIES Notre Dame leads the series with BYU, 5-2 (.714), with Notre Dame capturing the last two meetings between the two foes, winning in 2005 and 2012.…

  6. Trading Card Thursday – Tom Gatewood

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

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    In a new partnership between the University of Notre Dame and Upper Deck, we have begun a weekly football series entitled “Trading Card Thursday.” Every Thursday leading up to the Brian Kelly Radio Show at 7 p.m. (ET), we will be presenting a new trading card from the Upper Deck Notre Dame football box set.…

  7. ND Rank: #81-85

    Nov 18, 2013, 5:42 PM EST

    Frank Stams chases down Steve Walsh in Notre Dame's 31-30 victory over Miami in 1988.

    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…

  8. Irish In The NFL – Week 11

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:27 AM EST

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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…

  9. ND Rank: #86-90

    Nov 16, 2013, 6:06 PM EST

    Jeff Burris scores a touchdown against Florida State in the 1993 "Game of the Century."

    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. ND Rank: #91-95

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:09 PM EST

    Tyler Eifert snags a reception against Boston College in 2012. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

    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…

  11. Answering The Critics (IBG)

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

    Sep 14, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) and linebacker Jarrett Grace (59) celebrate with their teammates after Notre Dame defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 31-24 at Ross-Ade Stadium. Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

    In the past, Irish Blogger Gathering (IBG) has introduced you to a different Notre Dame blogger from different websites (NDNation, UHND.com, Inside the Irish & Her Loyal Sons). This week our faithful leader NDtex from Her Loyal Sons decided to switch IBG back to it’s roots. How this works is each blogger turns in a…

  12. Five Foot Nothing: Notre Dame Fans

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:26 AM EST

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    Lauren Chval graduated from Notre Dame last May. She will be chronicling the 2013 season through the experience of being a first-time alumnus. You can follow her on Twitter at @lchval or check out her blog Image Moved about all things athletics and entertainment. Sometime between the end of the Pitt game and now, I heard someone say, “Notre…

  13. Irish In The NFL – Week 10

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:59 AM EST

    Golden Tate had a fantastic day yesterday for the Seahawks

    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…

  14. A Team Effort

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:56 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…

  15. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Lost Opportunities

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:51 AM EST

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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.  The Fighting Irish suffered a frustrating 28-21 loss to…

  16. Bucking the Trend

    Nov 7, 2013, 7:04 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…

  17. Trading Card Thursday – Bob Golic

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

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    In a new partnership between the University of Notre Dame and Upper Deck, we have begun a weekly football series entitled “Trading Card Thursday.” Every Thursday leading up to the Brian Kelly Radio Show at 7 p.m. (ET), we will be presenting a new trading card from the Upper Deck Notre Dame football box set.…

  18. Blogger Mailbag: PITT

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:16 AM EST

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    In the past, Irish Blogger Gathering (IBG) has introduced you to a different Notre Dame blogger from different websites (NDNation, UHND.com, Inside the Irish & Her Loyal Sons). This week our faithful leader NDtex from Her Loyal Sons decided to switch IBG back to it’s roots. This week everyone turned in a question for the…

  19. ND Rank: #96-100

    Nov 6, 2013, 1:48 AM EST

    Reggie Brooks in the "Snow 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…

  20. ND Rank: The Top 100 Notre Dame Players

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:23 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…

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