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And in that corner… The North Carolina State Wolf Pack

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Notre Dame is off to Raleigh on Friday—hopefully ahead of Hurricane Matthew. The Irish look to square their record at 3-3 and do so against a talented North Carolina State team that suffered a disappointing early-season loss to East Carolina. A game that this offseason may have had the makings of a trap no longer [more]

Kizer already getting his NFL closeup

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Even after an impressive debut season, DeShone Kizer managed to fly under the radar. It could’ve been his star-studded teammates. Or the fact that he was still fighting for a starting job. But an ascent that seemed utterly predictable wasn’t necessarily that. After all, this May, ESPN’s draft guru Mel Kiper a list of his [more]

Five things we learned: Clemson 24, Notre Dame 22

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Notre Dame walked into Memorial Stadium saying they weren’t worried about Hurricane Joaquin. But they sure should have been more worried about the Clemson Tigers. The Irish may have lost when DeShone Kizer’s version of student-body right failed to convert a two-point conversion that would’ve forced overtime. But Notre Dame was beat in the game’s opening minutes, [more]

Pregame Six Pack: Notre Dame (and Mother Nature) head to Clemson

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As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Joaquin, Notre Dame prepares for a gigantic football game. The Irish head to upstate South Carolina on Friday, ready for the elements, not to mention a football game with No. 12 Clemson. The Irish practiced with a wet ball this week. They worked out on natural grass. They [more]

Hyperbole aside, does Notre Dame have a talent advantage against Clemson?

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With two full days of practice left before Notre Dame boards a flight and heads for South Carolina, we’re reaching the summit of Mt. Hot Take. (Or at least let’s hope.) It’s only Wednesday and we’ve already hit every water-cooler (that’s so 1980s) Twitter troll’s debate points: * Comparing cupcakes— Wofford vs. UMass! Is Wofford better? [more]