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  1. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Available Yards

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:12 PM EST

    “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 Fighting Irish moved to 3-1 with a 17-13…

  2. Upper Deck’s Trading Card Thursday – Brian Kelly

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:57 AM EST

    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.…

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

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:03 AM EST

    “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…

  4. Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau: Temple

    Sep 2, 2013, 3:49 PM EST

    “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…

  5. @NDSportsBlogger Postgame Thoughts – Temple

    Aug 31, 2013, 7:51 PM EST

    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…

  6. FIDM Spring Practice Updates

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:52 PM EST

    If you’re like me, most of your weekend was spent watching college hoops and marveling at the greatness that is Florida Gulf Coast University (Fun fact: The Eagles AD, Ken Kavanaugh is a Notre Dame MBA grad.) While March Madness can provide plenty of excitement as we await the start of spring (or at least…

  7. Irish Welcome Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:36 PM EST

    Champions are made in the offseason… as it is often said. The offseason, however, is about so much more than improving on the practice field and in the weight room. It’s a time for programs to instill values (such as last year’s “A-Team” philosophy) and perhaps more importantly, for student-athletes to grow in the classroom…

  8. 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 UND.com.…

  9. Fighting Irish Digital Media Prepares for National Signing Day

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    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.…

  10. 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.…

  11. BCS Championship: Post-Game Reaction

    Jan 9, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

    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…

  12. BCS Championship Week: Day 4

    Jan 6, 2013, 12:51 AM EST

    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…

  13. BCS Championship: Day 1

    Jan 2, 2013, 10:49 PM EST

    After weeks of anticipation, and on one of the coldest South Bend days in recent memory, Notre Dame finally took to South Florida on Wednesday. Departing South Bend Regional Airport at about 1 pm, the Fighting Irish arrived in Fort Lauderdale just before 4 pm. The plane’s exterior was drenched with a water cannon, and…

  14. BCS Prep Update: Dec. 29

    Dec 30, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    On Saturday, the Irish continued their preparation for Alabama, holding practice at the Loftus Sports Center. Fighting Irish Digital Media spent some time inside practice, and afterwards, caught up with linebackers Danny Spond and Prince Shembo, offensive lineman Christian Lombard and wide receiver DaVaris Daniels. Head coach Brian Kelly also spoke with the media for…

  15. Another Battle for No. 1 – on the iPad

    Dec 22, 2012, 1:59 PM EST

    Notre Dame Gameday, a free iPad app previewing the BCS National Championship game, is now available for download in the iTunes App Store (CLICK HERE). A high-tech twist on traditional game programs, Notre Dame Gameday allows fans to experience content rather than just read. There are photo and video galleries from every game this season,…

  16. BCS Media Day Wrap-up

    Dec 18, 2012, 10:57 AM EST

    The largest media crew in quite some time gathered at the Isban Auditorium in the Gug on Monday, as head coach Brian Kelly, his assistant coaches and several players spoke about the team’s preparation for the BCS national championship game on Jan. 7 against Alabama. Of course, the big news of the day involved the…

  17. Martin and Nix Returning for 2013

    Dec 17, 2012, 12:55 PM EST

    It was a press conference about Notre Dame’s upcoming BCS national championship game, but for me, the biggest news of the day was about next season. Shortly after arriving at the Isban Auditorium, head coach Brian Kelly announced that Zack Martin and Louis Nix plan to return for 2013. Though it might not come as…

  18. Kelly Named Coach of the Year (Again)

    Dec 13, 2012, 12:13 PM EST

    Having already been recognized as the Home Depot, Walter Camp and Sporting News Coach of The Year, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly picked up his fourth postseason honor on Thursday morning. Kelly was named the recipient of the 2012 FWAA/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. The 1,200-member Football Writers Association of America chose…

  19. Postseason Awards Update (Dec. 6)

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:18 PM EST

    I think it’s time to build a new wing at the Gug. The Fighting Irish are continuing to rack up major awards this week, and there’s potential to add a few more tonight at The Home Depot College Football Awards (7:30 pm ET on ESPN). Last night in Houston, Manti Te’o became the first Notre…

  20. Postseason Awards Update (Dec. 5)

    Dec 5, 2012, 2:58 PM EST

    The hardware kept rolling in for the Fighting Irish on Wednesday. Tyler Eifert was named the 2012 recipient of the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s top tight end. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native had 44 receptions for 624 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. During Notre Dame’s game against Wake Forest,…

  21. 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…

  22. Post-Game Reaction: 12-0

    Nov 25, 2012, 5:28 AM EST

    A goal line stand. Against their biggest rival. On the road. That kind of stuff only happens on Friday Night Lights, right? Wrong. In the shadow of Hollywood, what sounds like a finish for Coach Taylor and the Dillon Panthers, instead became the true story for Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish. Behind the tenacious…

  23. 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…

  24. Manti Te’o: The Notre Dame Man

    Nov 15, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

    Note: This document was originally produced and distributed on Nov. 15, 2012.  In January 2013, Manti Te’o told ESPN he had been the victim of a hoax regarding the existence of Lennay Kekua. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, one of the nation’s promising football recruits, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound Mormon linebacker from Laie, Hawaii had to…

  25. Irish Blogger Gathering: Senior Day Edition

    Nov 15, 2012, 9:32 AM EST

    So this is it. The final home game of the 2012 season. The Irish take on Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm ET on NBC, looking to close out an undefeated home campaign for the first time since 1998. For this week’s Irish Blogger Gathering, I asked NBC Sports’ Keith Arnold about Notre…

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