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Andrew Bartolini (’13)

  1. State of the Irish: Four Years in the Making

    Jan 16, 2013, 10:21 AM EST

    And I am back, back for one last post to reflect on my journey over the past four years with Notre Dame football. It all started in the basement of Alumni Hall on the first night of freshmen orientation perfecting the lyrics to the fight song, the alma mater and the other Notre Dame cheers.…

  2. State of the Irish – Alabama

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:27 AM EST

    And we are back … back to reality, woops there went gravity. As I stood on the field at the end of the game trying to absorb the moment, I couldn’t help but ask myself, why? Why did this season, in which everything else went right, have to end like this? My thoughts lingered as…

  3. State of the Irish – USC

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:42 AM EST

    We are back … back to the National Championship!! How sweet this is. When I look back at what this season has encompassed it has been quite remarkable. The Irish have hosted College GameDay, have been the ABC prime-time game four times, have risen to #1 in the polls and the BCS, have been on…

  4. State of the Irish – Wake Forest

    Nov 19, 2012, 11:18 AM EST

    We are back … back to #1 in the nation!! The Irish now control their own destiny and will square off against the Trojans of Southern California for the right to go to the BCS National Championship. It doesn’t get any better than this! For my last game as a student I was back in…

  5. State of the Irish – Boston College

    Nov 12, 2012, 4:32 PM EST

    We are back … back to a double-digit win season – boy does that feel great. This week the Irish did what they had to do; they traveled to Chestnut Hill and took care of business.  It wasn’t perfect and it wasn’t pretty at times but Notre Dame controlled the game and exited with the…

  6. State of the Irish – Pittsburgh

    Nov 6, 2012, 8:47 AM EST

    We are back … and for the first time this season, Mark May is back in the win column when picking Notre Dame games! Being a senior, there are so many moments throughout this year where I stand back, try to absorb the experience and lock it away so that I will always have the…

  7. State of the Irish – Oklahoma

    Oct 29, 2012, 9:12 AM EST

    We are back … back to playing like a champion everyday. Last week I said Notre Dame was finally going to be on the pedestal that the Irish faithful have yearned for over the past decade. On Saturday that pedestal was prepared as the crowd in Norman was electric, the stadium was striped in crimson and…

  8. State of the Irish – BYU

    Oct 21, 2012, 7:55 PM EST

    We are back … back for another appearance on College GameDay – boy, our rise to relevance has escalated quickly! In a match-up that everyone had labeled a trap game, the Irish were able to survive and move on to Oklahoma. I know I have said this before, but these are the types of games…

  9. State of the Irish – Stanford

    Oct 15, 2012, 1:59 PM EST

    We are back … back in the Top 5 … and I am back to being a true Notre Dame football fan. I have to admit that over the last three seasons, I had become desensitized when it came to Notre Dame football. After dealing with heartbreak after heartbreak and working the games in the…

  10. State of the Irish – Miami

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:47 AM EST

    We are back … back on College Gameday! What a whirlwind this past week was with the resounding win against Miami in Chicago and the awesome news of College Gameday’s return to South Bend. In echoing fellow blogger Lauren Chval’s post this week, when I started writing this blog I honestly never envisioned this kind…

  11. State of the Irish – Michigan

    Sep 24, 2012, 10:19 AM EST

    We are back … back to Notre Dame football. This week was different. It seemed as if the entire campus was holding its breath.  The student body had a weird feeling. A feeling that this year could be special. A feeling that this team was not like teams of past years. A feeling that this…

  12. State of the Irish – Michigan State

    Sep 16, 2012, 2:46 PM EST

    We are back … and so is our relevance (at least according to Kirk Herbstreit). The Irish stifled the Spartans of Michigan State by a score of 20-3 in a game which resulted in a laundry list of “for the first time since” notes. Notre Dame was given the platform to validate themselves to the…

  13. State of the Irish – Purdue

    Sep 9, 2012, 8:15 PM EST

    We are back … and so is Tommy Rees! The Irish notched their 98th win in home openers as they edged past the Boilermakers of Purdue. The football team ushered in the Class of 2016 to Notre Dame Stadium in typical Irish fashion, with a game coming down to the last drive while causing more…

  14. State of the Irish – Navy

    Sep 1, 2012, 8:34 PM EST

    After months of anticipation, Irish fans finally got the opportunity to see their team open the 2012 season. After watching Notre Dame take on Navy in Dublin, Ireland, Irish fans have learned a lot about their team. Here are three things I learned: 1) Manti Te’o is the best linebacker in the nation: Considering his…

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