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  1. Irish In The NFL – Week Nine

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:10 AM EST

    Manti Te'o collected nine tackles in Sunday's NFL contest (PHOTO/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 four on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

  2. The Spirit of Notre Dame

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:05 PM EST

    (PHOTO/Brian Spurlock)

    Mike Franz, a member of the athletic department’s student writing staff, brings us an alternative view on football Saturdays. You can follow Mike (and the rest of the Notre Dame student beat writing staff) on twitter at @JrNDBloggers. Notre Dame legend Lou Holtz stated at the USC Pep Rally a couple of weeks ago, “Some things…

  3. Navy Nailbiters

    Nov 3, 2013, 5:12 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. Navy Postgame Tidbits

    Nov 3, 2013, 12:00 AM EST

    (PHOTO/Matt Cashore)

    After the 38-34 victory for the Irish over Navy on Saturday, the Notre Dame athletics media relations staff put together a bevy of interesting tidbits from the contest. Here are the 10 tidbits I found most interesting… 1. The Irish hit the seven-win mark for the fourth time in as many years, the first time…

  5. Vine’ing The Navy Game

    Nov 2, 2013, 11:41 PM EST

    The Blue Angels over Notre Dame Stadium during Saturday's flyover (PHOTO/Matt Cashore)

    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 poor wireless reception and an abundance…

  6. Things To Know – Navy

    Nov 2, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

    WR DAVARIS DANIELS IS MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF

    Before the Irish take the field against the Naval Academy this afternoon, here are five tidbits to know before kick-off at 3:42 p.m. (ET) on NBC. 1. NOTRE DAME – NAVY SERIES Each year since 1927, three autumns after the Four Horsemen helped a small, Catholic school expand its national identity, Notre Dame’s football schedule…

  7. A Storied History

    Oct 31, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    AP Photo/David Zalubowski

    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. Trading Card Thursday – Ken MacAfee

    Oct 31, 2013, 11:48 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.…

  9. Touring The House Rockne Built

    Oct 30, 2013, 5:24 PM EST

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    Marco Serna is a social media intern at the University of Notre Dame. A 2012 graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio, Marco had never been to the campus of Notre Dame or seen snow until beginning work at the University in early October. Being new to Notre Dame, the Notre Dame ticket office…

  10. Five Foot Nothing: Game Watching

    Oct 28, 2013, 6:50 PM EST

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Chris Brown (2) celebrates with wide receiver TJ Jones (7) after Brown caught a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Air Force Falcons at Falcon Stadium. (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

    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. I gather from conversations that people weren’t exactly thrilled with the…

  11. Irish In The NFL – Week Eight

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:46 AM EST

    Michael Floyd had yet another great game for the Arizona Cardinals

    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 four on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

  12. Spreading the Wealth

    Oct 27, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

    AP Photo/David Zalubowski

    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…

  13. Air Force Week: What To Watch For

    Oct 25, 2013, 3:31 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…

  14. The Cam McDaniel Phenomenon

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:06 AM EST

    USC v Notre Dame

    As many of you know, Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel has been in the forefront of national and international news for his rather telegenic photo during the USC football game this past Saturday. I caught up with the photographer of the picture, Jonathan Daniel of Getty Images, and here are his thoughts on the…

  15. Irish Blogger Gathering – Air Force Edition (UHND)

    Oct 24, 2013, 2:17 PM EST

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    During the football season, a group of five Notre Dame bloggers join forces to ask one another questions and see who can come up with the best and most clever responses. The group of five includes Her Loyal Sons, Inside the Irish, UHND, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing this). The Irish travel to Air Force…

  16. Trading Card Thursday – Joe Theismann

    Oct 24, 2013, 1:51 PM 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.…

  17. The Greatest Band In All The Land

    Oct 22, 2013, 1:08 PM EST

    The University of Notre Dame Marching Band on the steps

    Mike Franz, a member of the athletic department’s student writing staff, brings us an alternative view on football Saturdays. You can follow Mike (and the rest of the Notre Dame student beat writing staff) on twitter at @JrNDBloggers. Fall weekends are extremely special on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Full of rich tradition…

  18. Nothing Like Beating USC – Kory Minor

    Oct 22, 2013, 12:36 PM EST

    Kory Minor, a California native, led the Irish defense for four seasons at the linebacker position

    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) recaps the play of the Irish defense each week. Minor, a four-year member of the football squad, went on to the NFL for a few years and is currently traveling the country speaking at colleges, universities and corporations on leadership and the concept of winning. Minor’s first…

  19. Five Foot Nothing: Rivalry

    Oct 21, 2013, 1:53 PM EST

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish players celebrate their 14-10 win against the Southern California Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

    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 I applied to USC during my senior year of high school. No, really. It’s true.…

  20. Irish In The NFL – Week Seven

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

    Tyler Eifert hauled in his first NFL touchdown pass this past weekend (PHOTO/ USA TODAY)

    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 four on practice squads. Below, you will find all the…

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