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  1. And in that corner… The Rice Owls

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:15 PM EST

    UTEP v Rice

    Notre Dame opens the 2014 season with a visit from Rice on Saturday afternoon. While on paper, a matchup with the Conference USA squad looks like it could be a good way to get the rust off, taking the Owls lightly would be a large mistake. The Houston Chronicle’s Joseph Duarte gets us ready for Rice.

  2. And in that corner… The Rutgers Scarlet Knights

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

    Kyle Flood

    The Fighting Irish boarded a Delta 747 for New York on Monday afternoon, set to spend Christmas in the Big Apple before playing Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday. The mood was jovial (if Twitter and Instagram are an indication) as the team took to the skies, a rare game where the Irish are…

  3. And in that corner… The BYU Cougars

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    BYU defense

    If you hadn’t noticed, Notre Dame is in for a dog fight. With BYU coming to town with a score to settle, oddsmakers aren’t quite sure what to make of Saturday’s game, with the line swinging each way, a veritable toss up between two 7-3 teams. Part of that is courtesy of Notre Dame’s big…

  4. And in that corner… The Pittsburgh Panthers

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:58 AM EST

    Quayshawn Nealy, Devin Street

    One year after an underwhelming Pitt team came into Notre Dame Stadium and nearly ended the Irish’s dream season early, Paul Chryst‘s squad once again has the Irish in their sights. An up and down season could be kickstarted by a victory over Notre Dame. It’s been a mixed back for the Panthers this season.…

  5. And in that corner… The Arizona State Sun Devils

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:13 PM EST

    USC v Arizona State

    Forgive Arizona State head coach Todd Graham for feeling comfortable at a job. For the first time in a few years, Graham might actually put down some roots, quickly reinvigorating the Sun Devil football program with a new approach after Dennis Erickson failed to return the program to its glory days. Graham took over the…

  6. And in that corner… The Oklahoma Sooners

    Sep 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Tulsa  v Oklahoma

    Oklahoma heads to South Bend for the first time since Bob Stoops’ debut season in Norman this weekend. A year after losing to Notre Dame in the comfy confines of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Sooners head to South Bend hoping to return the favor, with a prestige non-conference victory likely bringing some luster back…

  7. And in that corner… The Michigan State Spartans

    Sep 18, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    Tyler Hoover, Micajah Reynolds, Kurtis Drummond, Max Bullough

    Forever tied together because of their consecutive tenures at Cincinnati, Brian Kelly and Mark Dantonio are nonetheless polar opposites on the coaching spectrum. Dantonio’s teams embody the Big Ten archetype, built around a power offense and an aggressive defense. Kelly made his name at Cincinnati putting up points by the minute, spreading defenses out and…

  8. And in that corner… The Purdue Boilermakers

    Sep 11, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    PurdueDrum

    It’s the first of the rivalry trophy games for Notre Dame, with Purdue and the Irish set to battle for the Shillelagh Trophy. (Not to be confused with the Jeweled Shillelagh…) With a new head coach and a new program direction in West Lafeyette, the college football world will be getting their first close look…

  9. And in that corner… The Temple Owls

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:36 PM EST

    Temple

    Notre Dame opens its season with a visit from the Temple Owls, with first-year head coach Matt Rhule looking to return the program to the heights it reached under head coach Al Golden. Rhule was there for Golden’s epic rebuilding job, helping to turn an Owl program that had fallen to the depths of college…

  10. And in that corner… The Miami Hurricanes

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

    North Carolina State v Miami

    In the short history of the Shamrock Series, Notre Dame has had the chance to play in some great venues in some terrific cities. Starting the neutral site renaissance with an odd match against Washington State in San Antonio, the Irish exponentially improved the concept when they played the first football game in new Yankee…

  11. And in that corner… The Boston College Eagles

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:58 AM EST

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    Some rivalries mean a little bit more. When Notre Dame and Boston College take the field, the game isn’t likely to garner national headlines or bring ESPN to town. But the “Holy War” has been filled with memorable moments, with most of them featuring the Eagles tripping up an Irish squad — sometimes on the…

  12. And in that corner… The Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    Nov 2, 2011, 4:13 PM EST

    Wake Forest

    The Irish now enter the ACC portion of their schedule, with a trio of Atlantic Coast opponents on the docket with Wake Forest, Maryland and Boston College up next for the Irish. The first of that trio is Jim Grobe‘s Demon Deacons, who sit at a surprising 5-3, with four wins in conference play, including…

  13. And in that corner… The USC Trojans

    Oct 19, 2011, 12:10 PM EST

    Barkley Woods

    We’re a little over three days from the primetime affair with Lane Kiffin’s USC Trojans in Notre Dame Stadium. With subplots like the health of USC’s Marc Tyler and Notre Dame’s Ethan Johnson, recruiting battles being held on the Irish’s turf, and All-American wide receiver candidates like Michael Floyd and Robert Woods, this game doesn’t…

  14. And in that corner… The Purdue Boilermakers

    Sep 28, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

    Michael Floyd Purdue

    It’s that time of year. The Purdue game. An annual tradition that’s not entirely appreciated by one-side of the in-state “rivalry,” a term that alone makes some Notre Dame fans bristle. (Memo to those fans: Be careful about getting too uppity about rivalries. Just look at what’s happened with Navy lately.) Anyway, if Michigan and…

  15. And in that corner… The Pitt Panthers

    Sep 21, 2011, 7:30 AM EST

    Floyd Pitt

    For the first time in more than half a decade, the Irish will prepare to take on a Pittsburgh team that doesn’t feature Dave Wannstedt on the sidelines. Kicked to the curb after winning 27 games over the last three seasons, the Pitt brass finally tired of the Wannstedt era, known for it’s inability to…

  16. And in that corner… The Michigan State Spartans

    Sep 14, 2011, 3:11 PM EST

    Little Giants Michigan State

    If anybody is feeling bad for the hard luck 0-2 Fighting Irish, it certainly isn’t Michigan State. The boys from East Lansing have taken great pleasure in being a thorn in the Irish’s side, winning an amazing 10 of the last 14 match-ups between the two teams. No game was a bigger dagger than last…

  17. And in that corner… The South Florida Bulls

    Aug 31, 2011, 4:26 PM EST

    usfbulls

    After eight long months, it’s finally time to talk about football again, as the season kicks off with Skip Holtz and his South Florida Bulls. While I’ve done my best to keep everybody up-to-speed on USF and the dangers they present, what better time to kick off this season’s “And in that corner,” than now.…

  18. And in that corner… The Southern California Trojans

    Nov 25, 2010, 1:48 AM EST

    Traveler_USC2

    Can you believe this is it for the 2010 Irish football regular season? In many ways it feels like the Charlie Weis era is so far behind us with all that’s transpired, but it feels like Year One of the Brian Kelly era has just begun. We’ll have one more game after this Saturday to…

  19. And in that corner… The Utah Utes

    Nov 10, 2010, 1:22 PM EST

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    It’s hard to know what to expect this Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Enter Utah, who a week ago was in contention for the national championship, and ranked fifth in the country. With a true freshman quarterback now manning an offense without it’s All-American tight end and emerging star Theo Riddick, there was little reason…

  20. And in that corner… The Tulsa Golden Hurricane

    Oct 27, 2010, 10:56 AM EST

    Kinne

    With Irish fans still smarting after last week’s loss to Navy, the team and coaches have turned the page to Tulsa, who play Notre Dame for the first time in the program’s history this Saturday. The Golden Hurricane bring in a high-octane offense that’s coming off a bye week and a dominating homecoming performance against…