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David Put His Hand in the Bag and Took Out a Stone…

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Tip-off offor Notre Dame’s first Elite 8 game in 26 years is now just hours away. The Irish aren’t being given much of a chance but as I mentioned in the post earlier today that referenced Hoosiers, that is why they play the game. Give them everything you got tonight Notre Dame and there won’t be a single disappointed fan among the legions of Notre Dame fans. As is, there’s a nation of Notre Dame fans who are already very proud of the run so far. Now, let’s see if we can rekindle some of the magic that knocked off ...

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I Think You’ll Find It’s The Exact Same Measurements As Our Gym in South Bend

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Notre Dame faces a supposedly impossible task this evening when they square off the #1 seeded and undefeated Kentucky Wildcats.  No one is giving the Irish much of a chance tonight, but that is why they play the games – any team can beat any other team on any given day.  With the Irish facing the “impossible” tonight, it’s hard to not think of another Indiana team from the silver screen. Here’s a quick clip from Hoosiers to start to get everyone hyped up for tonight’s big game.  

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Notre Dame Vs Kentucky Elite 8 Preview

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Notre Dame paved its way into the Elite 8, jettisoning seventh-seeded WIchita State 81-70 in the Sweet 16. The Irish now stare down the barrel at top-seeded Kentucky, the owners of an unblemished 37-0 record. ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel and analyst Jason Capel break down three keys to success for the Irish and examine when, if at all, the Wildcats have been vulnerable this season.  

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Notre Dame Elite 8 T-Shirts On Sale Now!

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Notre Dame has advanced to the Elite 8 for the first time since 1979 and has a showdown coming this weekend with undefeated Kentucky. Commemorate the Irish’s first appearance in the Elite 8 with an official Elite 8 t-shirt! Our partners over at Fanatics have the official Elite 8 t-shirts on sale already in both long and short sleeve form. Order a short sleeve Elite 8 t-shirt – $24.95 Order a long sleeve Elite 8 t-shirt - $27.95 Notre Dame has a daunting task this weekend with unbeaten Kentucky, but making it this far for the Irish is indeed a major ...

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Brian Kelly Notre Dame Spring ’15 Presser Notes 3/24

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Brian Kelly addressed the media on Wednesday following Notre Dame’s latest practice. Here’s the full video of his presser from the fine team at WatchND along with some notes below. Kelly talked a lot again today about Notre Dame being able to be more physical in practice due to the depth that the Irish have in the trenches. We talked about this over the weekend and Kelly brought it up again today in his opening remarks. Nothing major on the injury front – nothing that will keep anyone out for the spring other than Joe Schmidt and Jarron Jones who ...

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Jerian Grant’s Top 5 Plays of the 2014-15 Season

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Notre Dame senior PG Jerian Grant finished his spectacular senior campaign leading the Irish to their first ever conference championship and a strong run in the NCAA Tournament. The first-team All-ACC selection produced many outstanding plays this year including a huge performance against Duke, a jaw-dropping hoop in the ACC Championship and a gravity defying dunk against Georgia Tech. Check out Grant’s Top 5 Plays from his senior season.

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Tony Jones Junior Season Highlights

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Notre Dame added it’s 4th commitment for the class of 2016 and its first at running back on Sunday when Florida native Tony Jones committed to the Irish following his junior day visit. Here’s some video of Autry Denson’s first running back commitment since being named the running backs coach for the Irish showing great burst and balance. Jones is a bigger back who can run between the tackles who like Denson himself might not possess top end, breakaway speed but can big plays because of his vision and ability to break tackles.  

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Early NFL Retirements Place Renewed Emphasis on Academics

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The issue of player safety has grown as a national discussion point in recent years amidst the tragedies of NFL great Junior Seau and former Notre Dame star Dave Duerson, and is reaching uncharted territory with the recently announced retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland. Player safety has made the transition in public discourse from an issue only impacting long since retired players to influencing up-and-coming NFL talent to walk away from the game as they enter their prime. Borland was a standout defensive player at the University of Wisconsin before being selected in the third round of ...

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Notre Dame Defense Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow

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YESTERDAY Last Spring was Brian Van Gorder’s first coordinating the Notre Dame defense. As Spring practice unfolded, there were some intriguing personnel groupings. These Four: Ishaq Williams, the Five Star, poised at last to emerge. KeiVarae Russell, star cornerback, destined to be on the Thorpe list. Eilar Hardy, a solid swing safety, sound tackler in the open field. Kendall Moore, tackler, solid sub, perfect for slowing Navy and North Carolina down. It was an interesting foursome, with tons of experience, as Moore was entering his fifth year, Hardy and Williams rising seniors and the precocious Russell a rising junior. Experience ...

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