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Notre Dame Football Showtime Series Trailer Released

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The first installment of Notre Dame football’s behind the scenes reality TV show has been released with the first episode a little over a week away from premiering.  Here the first glimpse at the show.  The first episode will premiere on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 PM – a few days after Notre Dame’s season opening showdown with Texas. Set your DVR’s, but for now, enjoy the trailer.

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Ishaq Williams Won’t Play for Notre Dame in ’15

Ishaq Williams - Notre Dame OLB/DE

It had long been speculated that a return to the Notre Dame football team was unlikely for Ishaq Williams following his involvement in last summer’s academic scandal.  Thursday that speculation became reality when the NCAA denied the former 5-star recruit’s appeal for eligibility and in the process preventing him from suiting up for Notre Dame in 2015. Williams, unlike Keivarae Russell, was always thought to be a long shot for reinstatement by the NCAA and had not been practicing with the team making Thursday’s news not particularly devastating for Notre Dame’s chances in 2015.  The news was, however, a devastating ...

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Notre Dame Stadium is Getting a Jumbotron

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Ever since the Campus Crossroads project was announced in the spring of 2013, speculation ran wild that the addition of a jumbotron to Notre Dame Stadium would be part of the upgrades.  On Tuesday that speculation became reality when Notre Dame announced the addition of a new “video board” in the south end-zone for the 2017 season among other much needed upgrades. So there you have it.  Notre Dame will finally have a Jumbotron in the stadium for in-game replays, pre-game introductions, and other in-game fan entertainment.  Such an addition has long been debated, and staunchly opposed by many traditionalist ...

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Shaun Crawford Injury Update: Torn ACL

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Notre Dame suffered its second season ending injury in as many weeks on Wednesday when true freshman cornerback Shaun Crawford reportedly suffered a torn ACL that will sideline him for the 2015 Notre Dame football season. Normally when a true freshman cornerback suffers a season ending injury in training camp it’s unfortunate news but not too much of a hit to the depth chart.  Normally a 5’8″ corner doesn’t rocket up the depth chart in the first two weeks of camp either though. Crawford was one of the fastest rising freshman in a class that has already been drawing rave ...

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Kolin Hill Transferring from Notre Dame

Kolin Hill Transfer

Notre Dame’s depth for the 2015 season took another hit late Wednesday night when news began to surface that backup defensive end Kolin Hill has asked for, and been granted, a release from his scholarship in order to transfer from Notre Dame. News of Hills impending transfer comes on the heels of news that junior running back Greg Bryant would be lost for the season due to suspension in addition to the loss of Mike Heuerman and Michael Deeb to medical redshirt all within the last 48 hours. Hill came to Notre Dame as a linebacker but carved a niche ...

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Notre Dame on 2015 Sports Illustrated Preview Cover

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The hype for the 2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish has officially begun to build.  Sports Illustrated released its season preview on Wednesday and ranked the Irish as the #4 team in the country predicting they would reach the College Football Playoffs.  In the process, SI placed Notre Dame on the cover of one of its four regional issues that hit newsstands today. Notre Dame was ranked #11 in the Amway Coaches Poll released last week and has generally been seen as a fringe top 10 team on the heels of last year’s 8-5 campaign. Sports Illustrated, however, has apparently gone ...

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Greg Bryant Suspended for 2015 Notre Dame Season

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Just one day after we published an article outlining a “Now or Never” season for junior running back Greg Bryant, news broke that the Florida native was suspended for the entire 2015 season just weeks after it was announced he would be suspended for the first four games . In a statement released by Notre Dame, head coach Brian Kelly said that, “There are certain expectations within our program that must be met on a daily basis.  Quite simply, Greg did not meet those expectations.” The statement did say, however, that Bryant would remain on scholarship and be able to practice ...

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Ishaq Williams Readmitted to Notre Dame

Ishaq Williams - Notre Dame DE

Over the weekend we learned that Keivarae Russell was back with Notre Dame, but that had long been expected.  On Monday we learned that a bit more surprisingly, Ishaq Williams has reportedly also been readmitted to Notre Dame after his suspension following last summer’s academic investigation. It has been widely expected for months that Russell would not only be back at the University, but that there was a spot on the roster waiting for him as soon as he returned.  With Williams, however, it was never clear if he even be back at Notre Dame let alone a member of ...

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Notre Dame’s Quarterback Depth Still Strong

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Worried about Notre Dame’s depth at quarterback following the departure of incumbent starter Everett Golson?  Don’t be.  Even with Golson deciding to transfer and in essence conceding the starting quarterback derby to Malik Zaire, Notre Dame still remains deep and talented at the most crucial position on any football team thanks to the recruiting of the Irish staff the last few years. When news broke of Golson transferring one of the immediate concerns that popped up among Notre Dame fans was all of the snaps that Golson took away from Deshone Kizer this spring before ultimately transferring.  While those concerns are ...

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The Courting of Everett Golson Begins

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) during pre game warmups before their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Now that former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is officially a free agent, the one-time Heisman candidate turned backup quarterback for the Irish has begun making the rounds of college visits much like he did as a prep player out of South Carolina.  Monday Golson reportedly visited Florida State and Tuesday he was said to have stayed in state to visit with the Florida Gators. Since making his announcement last week that he was transferring from Notre Dame for his 5th year, there’s been rampant speculation as to where he would land.  Reports surfaced on Monday that Notre Dame had ...

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