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RIP Fr. Theodore Hesburgh

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Earlier tonight the Observer reported some very sad news in the world of Notre Dame.  Father Theodore Hesburgh, President of the University from 1952-87, passed away at the age of 97. Fr. Theodore Hesburgh has died at the age of 97, a University spokesperson confirmed. — The Observer (@ObserverNDSMC) February 27, 2015 Hesburgh’s tenure as President of Notre Dame is the longest in the history of the University spanning 35 years.  During that time, the enrollment at Notre Dame nearly doubled while the University also saw unprecedented growth in the endowment as well as funding for research. Hesburgh collected numerous ...

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2014 Notre Dame Shamrock Series Gear Guide

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When Notre Dame takes on Purdue this weekend in the 6th annual Shamrock Series game, the Irish will be wearing special uniforms as they have in the last five installments of the series.  With that in mind, here is a quick guide to some of the gear that Under Armour has made for Notre Dame fans to commemorate the game. Note:  All of the following items are sold from our affiliate partners at Fanatics.com. Shamrock Series Jerseys This year’s Shamrock Series jerseys feature a pretty cool background story with Under Armour putting a lot of thought into the design of ...

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The Best Way to Bowl Watch

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College bowl season is the best time of year. It serves as the last hurrah for football fanatics desperate to get one last fix before seven-to-eight months of nothingness, casting a void that no amount of game replays can fill. With stakes so high it becomes paramount that every last ounce of football is squeezed out of the precious few weeks remaining, and thankfully my best friend and I have developed a method for doing so. Years ago as undergrads we relaxed at a bar over holiday break, catching up and having a few cold ones in the process. While ...

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UHND 2013 Notre Dame Christmas Gift Guide

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There are just two weeks left between now and Christmas and if most of you are like us, you have not yet begun to do your Christmas shopping.  You are in luck though, because we have done a lot of homework for you and have built out the following gift guide with gift ideas for all of the Notre Dame fans in your life. UPDATE: T-Shirts, Hats, and Polos are 20% off Friday and Saturday (12/13 & 12/14). Finish your shopping with great savings! Notre Dame Sweatshirts & Jackets With winter upon us and the Irish headed to a bowl ...

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Sponsored: Pick the nation’s best QBs, win the ultimate college football experience

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney (right) and Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) are rushed by media following the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The first week of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and already we’ve seen big upsets (Eastern Washington over Oregon State, anyone?), dizzying last-minute twists and turns (Ole Miss fans might still be out celebrating that win over Vanderbilt), and clashes of the titans that lived up to the hype (ditto Clemson fans after squeaking past Georgia). “Ah, what could be better than having college football back in my life?” you might wonder. Answer: winning prizes because college football is back. Here’s how you can do it: register for Transamerica’s Johnny Unitas College QB Challenge, featuring the top 30 contenders ...

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Sponsored: Pick the nation’s best QBs, win the ultimate college football experience

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  This is a sponsored post presented by Transamerica. At long last, college football season gets underway this week, and with it, so does a tradition nearly as time-honored as the game itself: arguing about who’s got the best quarterback. Are you one of those arguers? Do you think you can pick out who’ll be the nation’s best signal-caller not just for the season, but every week? If so, good news: Transamerica has partnered with Athlon Sports Communications, Inc. to launch the Johnny Unitas College QB Challenge, featuring the top 30 contenders for this year’s Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. ...

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College Football Season is Upon Us

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This year’s college football season is here, and football fans couldn’t be more excited(and relieved). The BCS championship game feels light years away, and seeing how the Spring and Summer have brought nothing but grief to Irish fans, and are happily ready to move forward. The NBA and NHL seasons are long gone, and Major League Baseball is entering  its final few months, and quite frankly none of those sports excite us like the college football season does anyways. It has become a season that feels like it never ends, but there is a part that tends to drag unmercifully ...

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Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs Opening Day Starter

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Former Notre Dame All-American wide receiver Jeff Samardzija’s decision to pursue a career in baseball over football continues to look like a wise decision seven years later after the Notre Dame great was named the opening day starter for the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Samardzija successfully converted to a starting pitcher last year after spending the first six years of his professional career as a reliever.  After a few bumps along the way, Samardzija had a strong second half before getting shut down in September because of an innings restriction placed on him by the coaching staff. During the ...

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Tyler Eifert Potential EA Sports Cover Athlete

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EA SPORTS has officially announced the eight athletes who will represent their universities in the final rounds of the NCAA Football Cover Vote.  With their schools making it to the semifinal round after ten weeks of voting, the athletes listed below will spend the next few weeks vying for the right to be the cover athlete of the next NCAA Football game. Alabama –  Eddie Lacy Florida State – E.J. Manuel Georgia – Jarvis Jones Michigan – Denard Robinson Notre Dame – Tyler Eifert Ohio State – John Simon Oregon – Kenjon Barner Texas A&M – Ryan Swope With the addition of players to ...

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Notre Dame, Sans Football, to the ACC

Notre Dame made headlines on Wednesday by announcing it would be joining the ACC for all sports other than football and hockey while making a commitment to play 5 ACC opponents a year in football.  (Photo - Matt Cashore / USPRESSWIRE)

I go away for work for one day and Notre Dame decides to shake up the college sports world by announcing they will be joining the ACC for all sports other than football and hockey starting as early as 2014. Before we get into any analysis or quotes from University officials, lets get the details out of the way.  With this new agreement with the ACC, Notre Dame will leave the Big East and become a member of the ACC in all sports other than football, which will remain independent, and hockey, which the ACC does not have. Additionally, Notre Dame ...

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Samardzija Shines in ’12 Season Debut

Notre Dame great Jeff Samardzija kicked off his 2012 season with a near complete game for the Cubs on Sunday. (Photo - Dennis Wierzbicki / US PRESSWIRE)

Former Notre Dame All American wide receiver Jeff Samardzija was sharp in his 2012 season debut for the Chicago Cubs tossing 8 2/3 innings before giving way to Carlos Marmol for the final in the Cub’s first win of the season. Samardzija, once the owner of many of the Notre Dame receiving records that Michael Floyd has since staked claim to, made the Cubs rotation out of spring training for the first time in his career and he rewarded the Cubs with the best start of his career.  In fact, had it not been for a fielding error with two ...

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Former Notre Dame LB Andre Jones Passes Away

Former Notre Dame linebacker Andre Jones passed away at the age of 42 on Wednesday.  (Photo - Icon SMI)

Former Notre Dame linebacker and father of current Notre Dame sophomore wide receiver TJ Jones passed at the age of 42 on Wednesday after suffering a brain aneurysm. Jones, a starter on the 1988 Notre Dame National Championship squad, played outside linebacker for the Irish under Lou Holtz from 1987-1990 before having a brief career in the NFL. Notre Dame had more details on Jones’s career in an official release. A four-time monogram-winner, Jones played outside linebacker for former Irish coach Lou Holtz from 1987-90. He played in 42 games overall, starting once as a rookie in ’87, four times ...

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Big 12 Making Last Stand

ESPN reported on Sunday that the Big 12 is making a final stand by trying to convince Texas and other schools looking to leave the conference to stay in the conference which would now be reduced to 10 teams. Such a move would all but kill any talk of Notre Dame having to abandon it’s long standing independence in the near future ESPN’s Joe Schad reports: Beebe (Big 12 Commissioner) has been told the loss earlier this week of Nebraska to the Big Ten and Colorado to the Pac-10 could diminish the value of the Big 12 by as little ...

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