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  1. Five Foot Nothing: Trade Off

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:24 PM 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

    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,…

  2. Tweets From The @NDFootball (Extended) Family – Purdue

    Sep 15, 2013, 1:38 AM EST

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    “Tweets From The @NDFootball Family” is a new series that highlights tweets from members of the Notre Dame football (extended) family after each game. Tonight the Irish defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 31-24 in front of 61,127 fans at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Good win tonight. Got to get better. We will. — Toot…

  3. Watching Alone

    Sep 15, 2013, 1:34 AM EST

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    Sometime during the fourth quarter of tonight’s game, someone came into the room where I was watching the game. “Craig,” she said. “If I charge my phone in here and we lose, will you promise not to break it? Pat says you’ll break it.” I’m pretty sure I haven’t broken anything after an Irish loss,…

  4. @NDSportsBlogger’s Postgame Thoughts – Purdue

    Sep 15, 2013, 1:17 AM EST

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    It seemed that throughout the first half of today’s football game between the Irish and the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., I was fending off people telling me why Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees should be replaced. Well, I’m not sure where they are now… The 31-24 win over Purdue was not…

  5. Beyond the Box Score With Brian Fremeau: Field Position

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:03 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 41-30 loss to Michigan on Saturday night was…

  6. Upper Deck’s Trading Card Thursday – Jimmy Clausen

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:23 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. Irish Blogger Gathering – Purdue Edition (NBC Sports – Inside the Irish)

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:16 PM EST

    Cierre Wood runs in the fourth quarter of Notre Dame's 2010 game against Pittsburgh. Photo by Matt Cashore.

    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 Purdue week,…

  8. Wayback Wednesday – The First Game After 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:35 AM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    A new Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department (or around his house in this case), enjoy… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Notre Dame Football – “Under The Lights” Coach…

  9. Irish In The NFL – Week One

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:55 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, 25 (23 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and two were signed to the practice squad. Below, you will…

  10. Finding an Identity

    Sep 8, 2013, 8:25 PM EST

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    For the fourth straight play, Stepfan Taylor received the handoff and dove through the middle. For the fourth straight play, he was stopped short of the goal line. An iconic and game-winning stand led by the Heisman runner-up, the sequence would go down as the defining moment of the 2012 season. It was emblematic because…

  11. Five Foot Nothing: Misery Without Company

    Sep 8, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) is sacked in the end zone by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Prince Shembo (55) during the fourth quarter. (Andrew Weber-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. Misery loves company, and I have lost my company. As strange as it was to watch Temple across Notre…

  12. @NDSportsBlogger Postgame Thoughts – Michigan

    Sep 8, 2013, 12:20 AM EST

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    Coming into tonight’s game with the Wolverines, the Irish had won 13-consecutive regular season games and Michigan head coach Brady Hoke had not lost in Michigan Stadium as head coach of the Wolverines (15-0). Something had to give and unfortunately for those who read this blog, tonight’s game did not end like we would have…

  13. Halftime Adjustments – Michigan

    Sep 7, 2013, 10:00 PM EST

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    The 14th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and 17th-ranked Michigan Wolverines just wrapped up the first 30-minutes of tonight’s ballgame. During the first half there were some things that I liked, and adjustments I feel need to be made for the Irish to have a chance to come out with a victory after entering the locker…

  14. Thanking Michigan

    Sep 6, 2013, 8:34 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. Upper Deck’s Trading Card Thursday – Golden Tate

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:51 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.…

  16. Irish Blogger Gathering – Michigan Edition (Subway Domer)

    Sep 5, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

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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 five includes Her Loyal Sons, Inside the Irish, Subway Domer, UHND, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing this). It’s Michigan week,…

  17. One-on-One with Troy Niklas

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:18 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…

  18. Wayback Wednesday – Notre Dame Football “Under The Lights”

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:34 PM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    A new bi-weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Coach Kline’s Hanna Batrite Moose’s Congressional Photo Coach Leahy’s Football 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy…

  19. Getting Defensive With Kory Minor (’99) – Temple

    Sep 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EST

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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…

  20. Irish In The NFL – 2013

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:16 AM EST

    Former Irish tight end Kyle Rudolph is presented with the NFL Pro Bowl MVP trophy in 2013 (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 25 (23 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and two were signed to the practice squad. As waived players…

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