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  1. Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau: Temple

    Sep 2, 2013, 3:49 PM 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.  Notre Dame defeated Temple 28-6 on Saturday with…

  2. Five Foot Nothing: Belonging

    Sep 2, 2013, 10:38 AM EST

    Lauren Chval (bottom left) at the Notre Dame-Temple pep rally with friends.

    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. “Are you a student?” “Yes.” I lied to the Recker’s cashier this weekend. I didn’t…

  3. Return to the Student Section

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:41 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. @NDSportsBlogger Postgame Thoughts – Temple

    Aug 31, 2013, 7:51 PM EST

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    On the back of a career-day from quarterback Tommy Rees, the Irish started out the season strong with a 28-6 victory over the Temple Owls on Saturday, Aug. 31 on the Notre Dame Stadium turf in Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame’s offense today would be best described as a “quick strike” one today. On the…

  5. Breaking The Monotony – Meeting The 2013 Football Beat Writer

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:59 AM EST

    Craig '15, with his sister, Lauren '13 at the Big House a few years back

    This is Craig Chval’s introductory post about his expectations for the Strong & True (Notre Dame Football) blog for this upcoming season. Chval was recently named the Notre Dame athletic department’s official football blogger for the 2013 season. You can follow Chval and the rest of the student beat writers on twitter at @JrNDBloggers. Have…

  6. Trading Card Thursday – Brady Quinn

    Aug 29, 2013, 2:10 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.…

  7. Irish Blogger Gathering – Preseason Edition

    Aug 28, 2013, 7:00 AM 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, Subway Domer, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing this). It’s Temple week,…

  8. Kory Minor’s 2013 Football Season Preview

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) took time out of his busy schedule to preview the 2013 Irish football season. 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…

  9. Five Foot Nothing: Go On Back

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

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    A year ago, I wrote my first post for “Senior Season,” a column I pitched that would chronicle the emotional experience of being a senior in the Notre Dame Stadium student section. We had just beaten Navy in Ireland, and I could have never imagined what was in store for us in the remarkable 2012…

  10. #Vine4NDGear – And The Winner Is…

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:05 AM EST

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    After an arduous 10 days of submissions and seven days of voting, we have finally decided on a winner for our first #Vine4NDGear contest through fan voting. The winner procured around 82% of the over 2,000 votes cast. And the winner is … … … … … … (click the sound button in top left…

  11. New Traditions At Notre Dame?

    Aug 22, 2013, 4:58 PM EST

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    As I was getting ready for some good ole’ fashion football media day festivities, I was talking with athletic media relations student worker Andrew Bartolini (’13) about how we thought the football season would play out. Our conversation flowed from this season to fun things we had done recently and new marketing tactics the University…

  12. On The Field With Flutie – Looking At The 2013 Irish

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:10 AM EST

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    While NBC Sports was at Notre Dame last week to shoot footage for their coverage of Irish football, I had the opportunity to speak with 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie for a few minutes. In that period of time we talked the 2013 Notre Dame football squad and about his time at Boston College.…

  13. Coming Home To The Dome: George West ’09

    Aug 20, 2013, 3:29 PM EST

    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    There are many student-athletes that graduate from the University of Notre Dame and enter careers outside of sports after they hang up their uniform for the final time. However, you may not know that some find their way back to Notre Dame to help mold the next-generation of student-athlete…

  14. #Vine4NDGear – The Finalists

    Aug 16, 2013, 12:30 AM EST

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    After an arduous ten days of submissions for our first Vine video contest, we have narrowed the list down to five user-submitted videos from over 40 entries. The winner, voted on by you, will receive a piece of adidas Irish football sideline gear. Polling will end next Thursday, August 22nd, at 11:59 p.m. (ET). You…

  15. Want Free adidas Sideline Gear? #Vine4NDGear

    Aug 11, 2013, 10:50 AM EST

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    With the introduction of the new line of officially licensed adidas sideline gear for Notre Dame, we have decided to give away a few items through a contest. The first contest is very simple … make a video. I have outlined the simple steps below (and yes, you need to follow at least steps 1…

  16. Kory’s Off-Campus Practice Thoughts – Lou’s Metaphor

    Aug 8, 2013, 11:09 AM EST

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) took time out of his busy schedule to write a four-part series chronicling his experiences at off-site training camp facilities with the Irish. 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…

  17. Kory’s Off-Campus Practice Thoughts – Freshmen Melodies

    Aug 7, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) took time out of his busy schedule to write a four-part series chronicling his experiences at off-site training camp facilities with the Irish. 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…

  18. Kory’s Off-Campus Practice Thoughts – Takeaways

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) took time out of his busy schedule to write a four-part series chronicling his experiences at off-site training camp facilities with the Irish. 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…

  19. Not Your Father’s Uniform

    Aug 6, 2013, 1:10 AM EST

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    The University of Notre Dame football program is steeped in tradition. The shine off of the gold helmets on a brisk fall afternoon is what we remember from our childhood Saturdays in front of the television set. However, in the past few years the University, in partnership with adidas, has made an effort on special…

  20. Kory’s Off-Campus Practice Thoughts – Team Building

    Aug 5, 2013, 11:25 AM EST

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    Former Notre Dame football linebacker Kory Minor (@KMine4) took time out of his busy schedule to write a four-part series chronicling his experiences at off-site training camp facilities with the Irish. 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…

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