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  1. Better than Losing

    Oct 21, 2013, 12:25 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. Trading Card Thursday – Ricky Watters

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    Notre Dame running back Ricky Watters is pictured running with the ball during a game against the University of Miami. (PHOTO/Ron Vesely)

    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.…

  3. Guessing Game: Shamrock Series

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:42 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…

  4. Started From The Bottom

    Oct 16, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Beth Rex and Paqui Kelly took the trip of a lifetime in July, trying to ascend Mount Rainier

    A pair of women decided to undertake a climb last July which many think about, but few actually attempt. Beth Rex, Notre Dame’s director of football administration, wanted to check off something that had long been on her bucket list. She enlisted Paqui Kelly, wife of head football coach Brian Kelly, to help her achieve…

  5. “Two Minute Drill” with Devin Butler

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

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    Devin Butler is a freshman cornerback from Washington D.C. In the latest “2 Minute Drill,” find out what Devin had to say about baseball, Bora Bora, and acting.   Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be? A: Mind reading. It would just be cool to know what everybody is thinking. Q:…

  6. Irish In The NFL – Week Six

    Oct 14, 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…

  7. Josh Returns For This Week’s Irish Blogger Gathering

    Oct 10, 2013, 12:10 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, UHND, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing this). Being an off week, we decided…

  8. “2 Minute Drill” with Max Redfield

    Oct 9, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Max Redfield is a freshman safety from Mission Viejo, Calif. I sat down with Max to ask him some rapid-fire questions about both his time on the field and his interests off it. Q: Tell us something about Max Redfield that people don’t know. A: I played soccer for 12 years. Q: What is your…

  9. Five Foot Nothing: Tradition

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Arizona State Sun Devils safety Alden Darby (4) attempts to tackle Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. 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. Traditions are undeniably a part of Notre Dame. Talk to anyone who cares about this…

  10. Defense Overcoming Doubters – Kory Minor (’99)

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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    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…

  11. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Turnovers

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:03 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.  Following a 35-21 loss to Oklahoma, the Fighting Irish…

  12. Irish In The NFL – Week Five

    Oct 7, 2013, 8:42 AM EDT

    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, 28 (25 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…

  13. Defensive Surge

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:11 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…

  14. Shamrock Series: Texas, Here Come The Irish

    Oct 4, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Light rain started falling as the buses pulled away from the Gug. Notre Dame Football was heading towards South Bend Airport for our first “leaving on a jet plane” road trip of the year, and the players were suited up in their adidas Shamrock Series gear. On social media, tweets and Facebook posts from Notre…

  15. A Familiar Foe

    Oct 4, 2013, 4:30 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. Heisler’s Last Word – ASU Edition

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:05 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…

  17. Trading Card Thursday – Mike Golic

    Oct 3, 2013, 11:03 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.…

  18. Dealing With Losses – Kory Minor (’99)

    Oct 2, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) normally uses this section to recap the previous week’s defensive play, instead he looks at how difficult it is to rebound from a loss. Minor, a four-year member of the football squad, went on to the NFL for a few years and is currently traveling the country…

  19. Irish Blogger Gathering – ASU (Subway Domer)

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:55 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). The whole Irish…

  20. Irish In The NFL – Week Four

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:10 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…

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