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  1. Getting The Call

    Aug 1, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Brian Smith (’11) is getting another shot at the NFL dream. According to a message on his Twitter page, the former linebacker is headed to Florida to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs began training camp last Thursday and will play their first preseason game next Friday, Aug. 10 versus Miami. Last season, the…

  2. Did The ‘Rudy’ Jersey Scene Really Happen?

    Jul 24, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT

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    If you watch Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO hit show, The Newsroom, you might have caught a few references to Rudy in Sunday night’s episode, “Amen.” Though I was not watching the episode, I noticed my Twitter timeline filled with mentions of the 1993 film. This is actually not the first time Sorkin has alluded to…

  3. Summer Work Out in Rockne’s House

    Jul 20, 2012, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Earlier this morning, head football equipment manager Ryan Grooms tweeted this picture of the famous Notre Dame Stadium tunnel, while the team prepared to hit the field for a voluntary summer workout. Ryan’s post received more than 75 retweets, as excitement continues to build for the upcoming season, which begins six weeks from tomorrow at…

  4. Coach Kelly Enjoying Summer

    Jul 19, 2012, 2:22 PM EDT

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    Irish head coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui, took in last night’s Boston Red Sox game atop the famous Green Monster at Fenway Park. Coach Kelly, a Massachusetts native and lifelong Sox fan, sent the following tweet earlier this morning. @coachbriankelly Great pic, great win. Thanks for your support! — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox)…

  5. A Walk In Cierre’s Shoes

    Jul 19, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

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    The talented students from Notre Dame’s Film, Television and Theatre department spent a day in April following running back Cierre Wood through spring workouts, class and the rest of his routine on a typical Monday. This “A Day In The Life” video was posted last week on the Notre Dame Athletics YouTube channel and is…

  6. Mic’d Up With Coach Kelly

    Jul 9, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

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    With fall training camp kicking off in less than a month, here’s a new video from Fighting Irish Digital Media looking back at spring football. If you watched any of FIDM’s coverage in April, you might remember seeing many of the assistant coaches mic’d up. In this latest video, get an exclusive look at one…

  7. Playing For Andre

    Jun 27, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    Last June, the Notre Dame football family lost Andre Jones to a brain aneurysm at age 42. Jones was a starter on the 1988 national championship team and his son, TJ, is currently a junior receiver for the Irish. TJ was recently featured in this Fighting Irish Digital Media video, reflecting on how he has…

  8. Great Night To Be Irish

    Apr 27, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT

    Everyone knew former Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd was a sure-thing first rounder, but it was Minnesota’s selection at pick #29 that turned a good night into a great night for Irish fans. It all started when Arizona chose Floyd with pick #13, making him the highest Notre Dame selection since Bryant Young was…

  9. Inside Leprechaun Tryouts

    Apr 16, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

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    It’s only mid-April, but on Friday evening, the Notre Dame cheerleading squad hosted a football pep rally in The Pit at the Joyce Center. Actually, there were several mini rallies as seven Notre Dame students tried out to be the shillelagh-holding, green-clad face of the Fighting Irish. Hundreds of students (and even a few Notre…

  10. Irish Give Kids The World

    Dec 27, 2011, 3:15 AM EDT

    With kickoff just over 48 hours away, today was the equivalent of a Thursday if this were a normal game week. Some rain passed through OrlaNDo this afternoon, as the Irish hit the practice field for the final time this season. They will hold one final walkthrough tomorrow, before battling Florida State in the Champs…

  11. An Early Christmas Gift

    Dec 16, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    On Sunday night, much to my surprise, I was greeted with an early Christmas present, courtesy of #5 – junior linebacker Manti Te’o. Though Twitter has been around since 2006, I think it’s safe to say that 2011 was the Year of the Tweet. No longer are we reliant upon newspapers, radio stations and television…

  12. Irish Send Holiday Cheer to Local Residents

    Nov 23, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    With no classes on campus today, sixteen Notre Dame football student-athletes spent the afternoon before practice at Hope Ministries in downtown South Bend. Founded as the Hope Rescue Mission by Tobe E. Schmucker in 1954, the program initially provided shelter, food and ministry for homeless men, before soon expanding to serve women and families. As an organization,…

  13. A Senior Farewell

    Nov 18, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    On Saturday, 39 football players will suit up for what could be their last game at Notre Dame Stadium. While there is little doubt that some of these players will be back for a fifth year, there are no guarantees. For the current fifth-year players, the Notre Dame journey began in one of the most…

  14. #1 vs. #2

    Nov 5, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    When the Irish play Wake Forest tonight, it’s safe to say that much of the college football world will be focused on a different game. For the first time since Ohio State beat Michigan in 2006, the two top-ranked teams in the nation will meet in a regular season contest. Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa will…

  15. A Year Later

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:44 AM EDT

    I had just finished playing a Keenan interhall soccer game when I heard the tragic news. A student had fallen from a video tower while filming football practice. When I got back to my dorm, my rector and a university e-mail confirmed the heartbreaking story. One year ago today, junior Declan Sullivan, a resident of…

  16. Inside NBC’s Broadcast

    Oct 18, 2011, 11:29 AM EDT

    For those of you fortunate enough to watch the Irish live and in person on football Saturdays, you might not be aware of all the work that goes into NBC’s television broadcasts of Notre Dame football. While Tom Hammond, Mike Mayock and Alex Flanagan are the faces and voices of the Irish on NBC, producer…

  17. Walk-on Wednesday: Nick Lezynski

    Sep 14, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    “You’re five-foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’, and you have barely a speck of athletic ability …” Though it is certainly not the case that the Notre Dame football walk-ons have “barely a speck of athletic ability” as Fortune suggested to Rudy, some of them, as is true with fifth-year cornerback Nick Lezynski, do compare to…

  18. Ten Years Later

    Sep 11, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

    Sept. 11, 2001, is forever etched in our memories. A day to our generation what Dec. 7, 1941, and Nov. 22, 1963, were to those before us. None of us will ever forget where we were or who we were with when we heard the tragic news about the terrorist attacks on our country. Ten…

  19. The Cheering Thousands

    Sep 7, 2011, 10:05 AM EDT

    If you were on campus for the season opener, I understand that the outcome of the game might have spoiled your memory of the new player walk to the stadium. Notre Dame football weekends are about much more than the result on the scoreboard, but I recognize the fact that an Irish loss can negatively…

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