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  1. Seeking Solidarity

    Sep 29, 2013, 2:05 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…

  2. Breath of Fresh Air

    Sep 27, 2013, 7:38 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…

  3. Trading Card Thursday – Ralph Guglielmi

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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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.…

  4. Heisler’s Last Word – Oklahoma Edition

    Sep 26, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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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. Irish Blogger Gathering – Oklahoma Edition (Her Loyal Sons)

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    During the football season, a group of six 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 six includes Her Loyal Sons, Inside the Irish, Subway Domer, UHND, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing this). Oklahoma comes to…

  6. Getting Defensive With Kory Minor (’99) – Michigan State

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) will be recapping the defensive play of each game in “Getting Defensive With Kory Minor.” 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…

  7. Five Foot Nothing: Returning

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    Sep 21, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; A rainbow appears over the Notre Dame campus before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan State Spartans at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: 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 Although I spent my senior season blogging to you from the Notre Dame Stadium student…

  8. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Available Yards

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:12 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.  The Fighting Irish moved to 3-1 with a 17-13…

  9. Vine’ing The Michigan State Game

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    During Notre Dame football games inside Notre Dame Stadium, my duties as @NDSportsBlogger allow me to watch the football game from the sidelines at record six-second Vine videos of key moments of the game and crowd interaction from a different perspective than fans at home (or in the stands for that matter) can see. Here…

  10. Irish In The NFL – Week Three

    Sep 23, 2013, 11:33 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 practice squads. Below, you will find all the former Notre…

  11. One Game at a Time

    Sep 22, 2013, 6:08 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…

  12. @NDSportsBlogger Postgame Thoughts – Michigan State

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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    The Notre Dame football team moved to 3-1 on the season after a 17-13 victory over the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. After each game this season I have put together a list of three thoughts or takeaways from the game. Today is no…

  13. Upper Deck’s Trading Card Thursday – Brian Kelly

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT

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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.…

  14. Rees In His Rightful Place As Notre Dame QB

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Back in the winter of 2009, the Notre Dame football program was in a time of change. Charlie Weis had just been relieved of his duties heading the Irish and the University had yet to conclude it’s national search for a new leader of the storied squad. As different Irish football commits changed their allegiances,…

  15. One-on-One with Cam McDaniel

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:04 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…

  16. Irish Blogger Gathering – Michigan State Edition (Her Loyal Sons)

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:24 AM EDT

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    During the football season, a group of six 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 six includes Her Loyal Sons, Inside the Irish, Subway Domer, UHND, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing this). It’s Michigan State…

  17. Getting Defensive With Kory Minor (’99) – Purdue

    Sep 17, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    The Notre Dame defense wrapping up Purdue quarterback Rob Henry (PHOTO: Lighthouse Imaging/Mike Bennett)

    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) will be recapping the defensive play of each game in “Getting Defensive With Kory Minor.” 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…

  18. Irish In The NFL – Week Two

    Sep 16, 2013, 11:04 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 practice squads. Below, you will find all the former Notre…

  19. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Scoring Bursts

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:23 AM 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 Purdue 31-24 on Saturday night, a…

  20. Five Foot Nothing: Trade Off

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    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

    Lauren Chval graduated from Notre Dame last May. She will be chronicling the 2013 season as 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. Yesterday was actually my two-year anniversary. My boyfriend came to me in the morning with an air of excitement,…

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