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  1. Everything You Missed From Pro Day

    Mar 26, 2013, 5:31 PM EST

    The NFL Draft is less than a month away, and on Tuesday, 14 former Irish players returned to campus to take part in Notre Dame’s annual Pro Day. After physical measurements, vertical and broad jump and the bench press test in the weight room, the Irish players headed to the Loftus Sports Center where representatives…

  2. Irish at the Combine: The Schedule

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:19 PM EST

    As we wrote yesterday, the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is being held this weekend, as some of the nation’s best prospects make their case for April’s NFL Draft. Eight former Irish players will be down in Indianapolis, and you can catch much of the action on the NFL Network and NFL.com. There are four main…

  3. It’s NFL Combine Time

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

    The 2013 NFL Draft is just over two months away, and this weekend, several former Notre Dame student-athletes will move one step closer to achieving their lifelong dream of playing on Sundays. Eight Irish players were invited to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Workouts begin on Saturday and continue through Tuesday. First round hopefuls linebacker…

  4. 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.…

  5. Facebook Photo Face-off: Round Two

    Dec 21, 2012, 3:02 PM EST

    The second round of our photo face-off competition is now complete, and it’s actually a little crazy to see how closely the results are paralleling the madness of NCAA tournament time. From shocking upsets to top seeds taking care of business, round two had it all. Let’s take a look back at some of the…

  6. 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…

  7. Post-Game Reaction: Senior Day

    Nov 17, 2012, 9:50 PM EST

    How’s that for style points? The Fighting Irish must have been watching TV this week too. After football analysts and journalists across the country went on about how Notre Dame couldn’t win with the same flash and excitement of its undefeated counterparts, the senior class that opened its Notre Dame Stadium career with a 35-0…

  8. Quick Shot Monday

    Nov 5, 2012, 7:58 PM EST

    Though it began as a locker room tradition, Trick Shot Monday has also made appearances in other locations around the Gug – the auditorium, the players’ lounge, even Coach Kelly’s office. If you saw the College GameDay segment, you might recall Kapron Lewis-Moore and Mike Golic Jr. talking about the “zero hour” – that time…

  9. Irish in Oklahoma: The Game

    Oct 30, 2012, 2:55 PM EST

    I’ve lived 3 hours from OU my entire life, but I had never been there. The campus was prettier than I thought it would be, the fans were nicer than I thought they would be*, and I was more excited than I thought I would be. *Seriously. The OU fans were unbelievable. Instead of saying…

  10. Drive Charting: ND vs. Oklahoma

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

    Notre Dame played its best game of the season in a 30-13 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. For the seventh straight game, the Irish defense did not allow an explosive drive and Oklahoma’s only touchdown drive came on its shortest field position of the game. Notre Dame gave up only 15 total yards rushing…

  11. Senior Season: Defining

    Oct 28, 2012, 3:35 PM EST

    Among other things, this has been a season of defining games. I feel like I’ve heard “This is the biggest game Notre Dame has played during your time as a student” at least three times this semester. After we beat Michigan State, people said we wouldn’t be for real until we beat Michigan. But after…

  12. Post-Game Reaction: The Irish Are Back

    Oct 28, 2012, 6:32 AM EST

    Behind the leadership of their seniors, and the poise of their talented young quarterback, the Fighting Irish stunned the college football nation on Saturday night – defeating the Oklahoma Sooners on their home turf, 30-13, to remain unbeaten and improve to 8-0 for the first time in a decade. Bloggers, analysts, experts. Seemingly no one…

  13. 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…

  14. Post-Game Reaction: The Strong Survive

    Oct 20, 2012, 9:00 PM EST

    7-0. On a perfect October day, the special season continues in South Bend. Coming off of last week’s legendary goal line stand, the Fighting Irish avoided a letdown and dropped the BYU Cougars, 17-14. Throughout the week, I can’t tell you how many times I heard the phrase “trap game” thrown around. With the university…

  15. Irish Blogger Gathering: Beat Cougars Edition

    Oct 18, 2012, 4:58 PM EST

    Less than 48 hours until game time… For this week’s Irish Blogger Gathering, I traded questions with Keith Arnold (@KeithArnoldNBC), from the NBC Sports Inside The Irish blog. I was a little slow in getting my answers over to Keith, but make sure to visit his blog soon for a look at them. You’ll also…

  16. Building Up To BYU

    Oct 17, 2012, 5:09 PM EST

    Hard to believe, but it’s already Wednesday. Those back-to-back home games make for a quick turnaround, and it won’t be long before thousands arrive on campus in anticipation of #5 Notre Dame’s matchup with BYU. Earlier today, Fighting Irish Digital Media caught up with running backs Cierre Wood and Theo Riddick, as well as linebackers…

  17. Senior Season: Playing Confident

    Oct 7, 2012, 8:29 PM EST

    When I started writing this column, I had no idea things would go this way. Each of my other three football seasons at Notre Dame was some other class’s “senior season.” I figured my last year would go something like theirs, and when I wrote about it, I would write about the emotions. I would…

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