Pinstripe Bowl

The good, the bad and the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

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A day after watching Cincinnati, Miami and Michigan all end their season in ugly, embarrassing fashion, Notre Dame’s lethargic 29-16 victory over Rutgers doesn’t look so bad. It wasn’t always the prettiest football, and the Irish left a lot of points on the board, but in the end Notre Dame went home happy and ended [more]

Pinstripe Bowl Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. Rutgers

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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. [more]

Notre Dame vs. Rutgers: Final thoughts before kickoff

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It’s a beautiful day in New York, with the temperatures feeling more like autumn than late December. So any fears that Notre Dame’s final game of 2013 would end up an ice bowl can be forgotten. Still, it’s hard not to think about the difference a year makes when watching the Irish play a 6-6 [more]

Pinstripe bowl ends up as best fit for Irish

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The Irish practiced yesterday, with Brian Kelly meeting with the local media to discuss preparation for the Pinstripe Bowl. Notre Dame will practice ten times between now and the 28th, with the Irish spending Christmas in New York, leaving South Bend on the 23rd. While other bowls were discussed, and for a time the Poinsettia [more]

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood fires three assistants

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A day after accepting a bid to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood fired three assistants. The second-year head coach fired defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, quarterbacks coach Rob Spence and offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski. Those changes go into effect immediately, meaning Flood will likely be short-handed in the Pinstripe Bowl. [more]