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  1. National Signing Day: Welcome To The Family

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:14 PM EST


    More than 12 hours after it began, National Signing Day 2013 is officially in the books. And what a great day it was for Notre Dame, both at the fax machine and in the Fighting Irish Digital Media studio. As I wrote about previously, FIDM debuted a new virtual set for its broadcast on…

  2. National Signing Day: An Irish Twitter Recap

    Feb 6, 2013, 6:12 PM EST


    Throughout the 2012 football season, our good friends at the Her Loyal Sons blog put together Twitter summaries of each Notre Dame football game. For many people, being on Twitter has become part of the experience of watching sports, so it should come as no surprise that these summaries became a very popular way of…

  3. Fighting Irish Digital Media Prepares for National Signing Day

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Our dedicated FIDM crew will be running the show from this control room.

    It’s a day when recruiting nuts take the morning off to watch Twitter and read message boards, when diehard football fans anxiously await the hat choice of 17-year-old kids, and it’s the one time per year where we dust off the fax machines to welcome the letters of intent of future All-Americans and team captains.…

  4. Rudolph Named Pro Bowl MVP

    Jan 28, 2013, 9:10 AM EST

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

    Making his first Pro Bowl appearance in his young NFL career, former Irish tight end Kyle Rudolph took home MVP honors on Sunday night in Hawaii. Rudolph caught five passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the NFC’s 62-35 win. Not only did the Cincinnati, Ohio native take home a shiny trophy, but he…

  5. Notre Dame Football and The Center for Social Concerns

    Jan 23, 2013, 12:08 PM EST


    From shaving their heads in The Bald and The Beautiful to visiting the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, giving back to the community is a defining part of the Notre Dame football program. In this video, Jake Golic, Matthias Farley and Bennett Jackson talk about their experience in a service class run through the university’s Center…

  6. Super Bowl Bound

    Jan 21, 2013, 12:19 PM EST

    Former Irish and current 49ers teammates Ian Williams and Darius Fleming were back on campus for the Pittsburgh game on Nov. 3, 2012.

    Last year, Super Bowl XLVI featured a pair of Fighting Irish alums on opposing sides – Sergio Brown (’10) for the New England Patriots and Justin Tuck (’05) of the New York Giants. For the second time in five season, Tuck and the Giants emerged victorious against the favored Patriots. This year, there aren’t any…

  7. Managing the Dream Team

    Jan 18, 2013, 2:18 PM EST

    Head football equipment manager Ryan Grooms with senior managers Andru Creighton, Sean Hannon and Case Sketch at the Notre Dame Monogram Club's Fall Letter Jacket Ceremony.

    Football student managing is as competitive as any sport. It’s a time-consuming job, but it has plenty of perks, so lots of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students vie to get into the program. Approximately 40 students enter the program as freshmen. Depending on which semester they join, they work both fall and spring practices…

  8. The Grewe Crew

    Jan 16, 2013, 12:42 PM EST

    Joe Schmidt (#38) and Sam Grewe share a laugh before the alma mater following Notre Dame's 38-0 victory over Wake Forest on Nov. 17, 2012.

    Before last week’s BCS championship game, ESPN aired a feature on Sam Grewe, a 14-year old from Middlebury, Ind. who was adopted by the Notre Dame football team in spring 2012. During Christmas week 2011, he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a cancer in the bone. While preparing for a rare Van Ness rotationplasty, the Irish…

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

    Jan 16, 2013, 10:21 AM EST

    Notre Dame Media Relations student workers at the BCS championship. From left: Andrew Bartolini (Me), Rose Kavanagh and Lauren Chval.

    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.…

  10. A Work in Progress

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

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    There were 10 Apollo missions before a successful moon landing. J.K. Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers before someone took on her “Harry Potter” series. The Wright Brothers didn’t fly on their first attempt. And we all know Rudy Ruettiger had to try several times to make the Notre Dame football team–after his many attempts…

  11. 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…

  12. BCS Championship: Post-Game Reaction

    Jan 9, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Monday night did not go as planned. Nope, it could not have possibly gone much worse. It hurt. A lot. Manti Te’o walking off with tears in his eyes. Theo Riddick crying in the locker room. Kapron Lewis-Moore being helped off the field after a significant knee injury. Watching the Crimson Tide celebrate their third…

  13. Senior Season: The Ending

    Jan 8, 2013, 1:50 PM EST


    I don’t want to talk about silver linings or graduation rates. I don’t want to say, “Well, at the end of the day, I still go to a great school.” I’m irritated at the people who are posting that they’re glad they didn’t go to Miami. It hurts. It better hurt. If it didn’t, it…

  14. BCS Championship: It’s game day.

    Jan 7, 2013, 4:42 PM EST

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    129 days ago, Notre Dame began its season in Dublin, Ireland. Four hours from now, the Fighting Irish play for the national championship. It’s been tough to comprehend, and even as I sit here in front of the field, it’s still kind of hard to believe. Tonight is the moment these players and coaches have…

  15. BCS Championship: Trick Shot Monday

    Jan 7, 2013, 1:06 PM EST

    Photo from Instagram (@samsteeleponder)

    If you’re a Fighting Irish fan, you know all about tradition. There are few words as commonplace as “tradition” back on campus in South Bend. From dorms to tailgates, Notre Dame students, fans and alums have countless traditions. A couple of seasons ago, a few members of the Notre Dame football team started a new…

  16. BCS Championship: Day 5

    Jan 6, 2013, 11:57 PM EST

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    After six long weeks, here we are on National Championship Eve, less than 24 hours away from the biggest Notre Dame game in almost a quarter century. Wow. It has been a heck of a week for Fighting Irish Digital Media, and the fun continued last night at the Notre Dame Pep Rally. FIDM caught…

  17. Senior Season: Welcome to Miami

    Jan 6, 2013, 7:40 PM EST


    Tomorrow is the day. At the beginning of the season, I said I felt like the night before the Navy game felt like Christmas Eve. I tossed and turned all night, worrying and wondering what this season would bring. There is absolutely nothing in my life to compare Sunday night to–nothing could have prepared me…

  18. “Oldest Double Domer” Hopes to Witness Another Irish Title

    Jan 6, 2013, 4:11 PM EST


    On Monday night, Notre Dame students, fans and alums of all ages will take to Sun Life Stadium, hoping to witness the Irish’s twelfth national championship. Among the 78,000 or so who will be in the stadium is Lt. Cmdr. Robert L. Miller, Sr. ’42, ’47 J.D., who completed his undergraduate studies at Notre Dame…

  19. BCS Championship Week: Day 4

    Jan 6, 2013, 12:51 AM EST

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    We’re less than 48 hours away from the big game, and it’s been a crazy couple of days here in South Florida. Today, the Fighting Irish and Crimson Tide visited Sun Life Stadium for BCS Media Day. Each team had an hour on the field, with players and coaches speaking with media members from various…

  20. Irish Blogger Gathering: Beat Bama Edition

    Jan 5, 2013, 8:43 AM EST


    So this is it…the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Nope, not the highly anticipated matchup between #1 Notre Dame and #2 Alabama, but rather, Subway Domer’s take on the big game in the final Irish Blogger Gathering of the season. It has been great fun to participate in this year’s IBG, along with Subway…

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