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  1. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    The polls and rankings are out. For the first time in a long time, Notre Dame is in the country’s top five teams, checking in at No. 5 in the BCS rankings, the AP Poll, and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. With their third victory against a top 25 opponents, the Irish now shift their…

  2. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 20, Stanford 13

    Oct 13, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

    Te'o Victory Stanford

    Torrential rains. Phantom whistles. Heroic quarterbacking. And an epic (and disputed) goal line stand. Notre Dame’s 20-13 victory over Stanford played out like a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, with 80,795 soaked fans waiting for what seemed like eternity while replay officials decided whether or not Cardinal running back Stepfan Taylor was stopped short of the goal…

  3. Snap Judgments: Notre Dame 20, Stanford 13

    Oct 13, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT


    It may not have been pretty, but it was a classic finish for the Fighting Irish defense. With Stanford having 1st and Goal at the 3, the Cardinal got the ball to within a foot of the goal line with two plays to get it in. But the Irish defense wasn’t about to give up…

  4. Live blog — Notre Dame vs. Stanford

    Oct 13, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The skies opened up around 2 p.m., adding another wrinkle to a game filled with interesting subplots. While the hardest rain seems to be behind us, the Irish and the Cardinal will not just battle each other, they’ll battle the elements. As usual, a Notre Dame home game will give you…

  5. Game Day: No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 17 Stanford

    Oct 13, 2012, 9:55 AM EDT

    Notre Dame v Michigan State

    You’ll have to forgive me if my crystal ball seems a little cloudy this morning. I could blame the cobwebs from a long night of travel. But it’s getting a handle on what kind of team No. 17 Stanford is that I’m struggling with. While the Cardinal have one of the country’s most impressive victories…

  6. Set your DVR: Onward Notre Dame

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:23 AM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    Usually a game between highly ranked opponents on a national stage is enough to get you excited. But for those of us that spend far too much time following the Fighting Irish, today gives you a unique opportunity to take a look behind the curtain of one of college football’s most storied programs. An hour…

  7. Pregame Six Pack: Staring down Stanford

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:21 AM EDT

    Manti Te'o Stanford

    The Stanford Cardinal have quite a feather in their cap. Entering the season, they’re the only team in college football history to defeat Notre Dame and USC in three consecutive seasons. David Shaw’s squad has already extended their streak against the Trojans. They’ll look to do the same against the Irish, running their record winning…

  8. IBG: Ramping up the stakes

    Oct 11, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT

    Stanford Washington Football

    Another Thursday, another Irish Blogger Gathering. This week, I’ve drawn the godfather of the IBG, The Subway Domer. When he’s not leading the charge here, or putting a purple-faced Brian Kelly on a unicorn, he’s openly judging our Tweets. He’s also just picked himself up off the canvas and announced his non-retirement from blogging. (As…

  9. Shaw talks challenges of going to South Bend

    Oct 11, 2012, 2:11 AM EDT

    David Shaw

    Even though David Shaw hasn’t lost to Notre Dame in three years, that doesn’t mean he’s taken the game against the Irish lightly. In fact, Shaw — just like Brian Kelly — settled in to his media obligations a few minutes late. He was studying Manti Te’o. Shaw talked about what his Cardinal face in…

  10. And in that corner… The Stanford Cardinal

    Oct 10, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT


    The Irish are well into their preparation for David Shaw’s Stanford team. As Brian Kelly and his coaching staff lay out the challenges in front of the team this week, they’ll be able to get a true measure of where this football team is from a physical perspective. The past two seasons, Stanford has plain…

  11. Tuesdays with BK: Time for Stanford

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Arizona v Stanford

    Brian Kelly strolled to his noon press conference six minutes late today. For a coach you can usually set your watch to, this was a bit out of character. But let’s cut the guy some slack, Stanford, a team that’s beaten this coaching staff twice and Notre Dame three seasons in a row, could have…

  12. Early computer love for the Irish

    Oct 9, 2012, 4:36 PM EDT

    Michigan v Notre Dame

    This Sunday, the first BCS standings will be released to the public. For many, it’ll be the start of the second-to-last opportunity to kick dirt on one of the more ridiculous achievement measurements in sports history. For others, it’ll start the official countdown until the NCAA adopts its four-team playoff in the 2014 season. But…

  13. Another Saturday, another biggest game of the year

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Miami v Notre Dame

    It’s that kind of season. With Notre Dame off to a 5-0 start, it’s beginning to feel like a Yogi Berra quote. Another Saturday, another biggest game of the year. If you wanted, you could probably make that argument just about every Saturday. The past three games certainly qualified. With Michigan State, the Irish had…

  14. Opposition round-up: Week Six

    Oct 8, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT

    Lane Kiffin, Matt Barkley

    It was an up-and-down weekend for Notre Dame opponents. A few big wins. A few shocking losses. And a few close shaves. Overall, the Irish schedule went 7-5 (including the Miami loss), with Michigan laying it on Purdue and Boston College loses in shocking fashion to Army. Let’s take a spin across the Notre Dame…

  15. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Miami

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    Cierre Wood, George Atkinson III

    It’s a good day to be Irish. With Notre Dame creeping its way up the national polls and the defense among the best units in the country, there’s reason to believe in South Bend. With Stanford’s defense looking a little bit less dominant after giving up 617 yards and 48 points to Arizona, the Irish…

  16. Video Round-up: Notre Dame 41, Miami 3

    Oct 7, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

    Miami v Notre Dame

    The Associated Press has released its most recent poll and Notre Dame climbed to No. 7 in the country. It’s lofty territory for the Irish, a ranking that hasn’t been seen since November of 2006, when the Irish were preparing to finish the regular season against USC in the Coliseum. The win turns next Saturday’s…

  17. Five things we learned: No. 9 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3

    Oct 7, 2012, 2:33 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    After five impressive Saturdays, it’s getting pretty difficult to ignore. Notre Dame might just have a really good football team. On a Saturday where three of the top five teams in the country lost, the No. 9 Fighting Irish just kept rolling, dominating a young but talented Miami team 41-3. It’s Notre Dame’s most commanding…

  18. Snap judgments: Notre Dame dominates Miami 41-3

    Oct 6, 2012, 11:24 PM EDT

    Miami v Notre Dame

    If you’re looking for an eye-opening victory, dominating Miami 41-3 certainly qualifies. After Hurricanes wide receiver Phillip Dorsett dropped two should-be touchdowns on the Hurricanes first drive, it was all Irish, with the defense settling into its usually suffocating self and the ground game absolutely dominating Miami’s defense. Notre Dame dominated the yardage battle 587-285.…

  19. Live blog: Notre Dame vs. Miami

    Oct 6, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Te'o Captain

    It’s going to be a great night for football in Chicago, and while you might not recognize the team wearing multi-colored helmets, make no mistake, it’s the No. 9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. As the Irish battle Miami, you’ll have plenty of ways to follow the action. Again, we’re here with the live blog. Our…

  20. Game Day: No. 9 Notre Dame vs. Miami

    Oct 6, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Michigan State

    It’s been an interesting 48 hours covering Notre Dame football. While rumors swirled about the Irish quarterbacking position, Brian Kelly put them to rest with his declarative statement that Everett Golson was — and would remain — his starting quarterback this evening in Soldier Field. But that hasn’t slowed any of the rumblings down. With…