Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. Stanford


Fall weather came in a hurry. With temperatures in the mid-70s earlier this week and expected to be back there as of Monday, Stanford was welcomed to South Bend by temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, a stiff wind and rain all but assured this afternoon.

That weather could be familiar for the Cardinal and Irish, a forecast mighty close to the last time these two teams met in mid-October in South Bend. We’ll see if the results are the same in a few hours.

For those of you looking for a livestream of the game, here’s your link.

For those of you here for the live blog, see below. In a game that has the Cardinal currently favored by two points, the Irish will need to play their best football to make it to 5-0.


Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. Purdue


With two victories behind them in impressive fashion, Notre Dame has a chance to start September with three straight victories for the second time in three seasons. Off to a clean start, the Irish are tied for the best in the nation in turnover margin, sitting pretty at +6 heading into Saturday night’s game.

On paper, this looks like another lopsided football game. But against Purdue the past few years, nothing is assured.

With a night game in a neutral site putting an end to a 69-year consecutive game streak between the two Indiana rivals, we could be in for a one-sided Shamrock Series victory or a game that brings the Irish into their first bye week searching for answers.

As usual, we’re here for you. The live blog will be rolling, ready to discuss alternate uniforms, running back rotations and Brian VanGorder’s defense. Or the game. Really, whatever else you’d like to discuss.

With another Saturday evening football game on tap on NBC, so let’s have some fun.


Live Blog — Notre Dame vs. Michigan


Here we are.

On a beautiful evening for football, it’s finally time for Notre Dame and Michigan to actually play football. That means after a long week of talking, hypothesizing and over-analyzing just about every subplot known to man, we can finally watch the Wolverines battle the Irish on the field of play.

As usual, we’re here for the live blog. In a heated rivalry game, it’s likely to get a little intense in here, so consider this the friendly reminder to keep your heads and actually try to enjoy things. Keep it clean, don’t get snippy and let’s have fun watching together with a few thousand of our favorite internet friends.

Again, if you’re looking to watch the game, CLICK THIS LINK. Otherwise, enjoy the final scheduled chapter of Notre Dame and Michigan.


Live Blog — 85th Annual Blue-Gold game


Welcome back, folks!

It feels like forever since we gathered in late December to watch the Irish finish the season in rather painful fashion against Rutgers in the House that Steinbrenner built. But spring has sprung, and the Irish have completed 14 spring practices, with Everett Golson and new coordinators on both sides of the ball reenergizing things.

If you missed the link in our last story, you’ll have multiple options to watch the 85th annual Blue-Gold game. The game is live on NBCSN, starting at 12:30 p.m. EDT. It’s also streaming live here at


Stick around and chat. It’s been a while!

Slightly modified chat rules for today. If you’re bringing great material, it’s getting published. So that should turn this more into a fun conversation than a strict play by play recap.

Pinstripe Bowl Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers


Welcome to the final live blog of the season, as we collectively watch Notre Dame take on Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl. As usual, we’ll have our friends from Irish Illustrated stopping by, so feel free to spend some of your Saturday with us as we watch the Irish play one final game this season.

Standard boilerplate applies. Keep your comments constructive, clean, and clever. (And if they don’t make the feed keep posting, because sometimes I just don’t see them.)

We’ll give away another Official Illustrated History of Fighting Irish Football coffee table book thanks to Skybox Press, so if you’re looking for motivation to join in that might help. All our blog readers can get a discount on the book by using the code “ND232.” (Who says the holiday spirit ends December 26th?)

This is the end. Let’s do it one more time, with feeling.