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Notre Dame CB Julian Love returns an INT for a TD against NC State

Notre Dame Has Positioned Itself to be in CFP Top 4

Notre Dame has been building its College Football Playoff resume ever since Brandon Wimbush got strip sacked to end the Georgia game and the final seconds ticked off the clock.  Since that point, Notre Dame has been arguably one of ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Notre Dame Vaults into AP Top 10 After USC Blowout

Notre Dame football is back in the AP Top 10 following yesterday’s utter destruction of USC.  The Irish are ranked 9th in the latest poll, up four spots from the 13th position they occupied before routing #11 USC to the ...
Notre Dame HEad Coach Brian Kelly

Notre Dame Football Opens 2017 Coaches Poll Unranked

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to anyone coming off a 4-8 campaign – even with an encouraging off-season – but the 2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team will open up the season unranked in the ...
Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame Ranked #10 in ’16 Pre-Season AP Poll

While the mood around Notre Dame football was a bit somber this weekend following the two separate incidents that resulted in six players arrested, the Irish received good news on Sunday with the first AP Poll of year.  Notre Dame ...
2016 Notre Dame Irish Invasion

Notre Dame Opens 2016 Season in Coaches Poll Top 10

After finishing the 2015 season ranked 12th in the Coaches Poll, the Irish will start the 2016 season just inside the top 10 checking in at #9.  The top 10 start is the highest for Notre Dame football under the ...
Notre Dame Football Ranked 4th in Coaches Poll

Notre Dame Moves to 4th in Coaches Poll

Notre Dame may have spent the better part of Saturday night in Fenway Park shooting themselves in the feet, but they did do one very important thing that some other title contenders forgot to do this weekend – they won. ...
Notre Dame Ranked #4 in CFP

Notre Dame Improves to #4 in Playoff Rankings

After Oklahoma State’s impressive win over TCU this past weekend, many speculated that the Cowboys would jump all the way to 4th in the College Football Playoff rankings – leap frogging ahead of Notre Dame.  Apparently the Cowboys didn’t have ...
Notre Dame - Ranked 6th in AP Poll

Notre Dame Improves to 6th in AP, Coaches Polls

Following their 42-30 win over Pitt on the road this weekend, Notre Dame moved up to 6th in both the AP & Coaches Polls.
Will Fuller Notre Dame WR

Notre Dame Jumps Stanford in AP Poll

While many Notre Dame fans weren’t too impressed with the Irish’s four point road victory over then #22 ranked Temple, the AP voters apparently were – or at least more impressed than Notre Dame fans.  Following the narrow victory, the ...
Will Fuller - Notre Dame WR

Notre Dame Back in Coaches Poll Top 10

Notre Dame’s win over USC last night combined with a handful of higher ranked teams falling this weekend has propelled the Irish back into the top 10 of the Amway Coaches Poll heading into their bye week.  The Irish remained ...
Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15

Notre Dame’s Victory over Syracuse Drops Irish in AP Poll as Stanford Looms

It’s amazing how quickly perceptions can change in the world of college football, and September has all but confirmed its fluidity for the Fighting Irish.  Tabbed during the preseason by prognosticating guru Phil Steele as boasting the toughest schedule in ...
Notre Dame - Top 10

Notre Dame Moves Into Top 10

Even though Notre Dame turned in a fairly underwhelming performance in Indianapolis on Saturday, the Irish found themselves back in the top 10 for the first time since 2012 on Sunday thanks to some upsets to top 10 teams on ...
Notre Dame - #11 in Pre-Season Poll

Notre Dame Ranked 11th in Pre-Season Coaches Poll

Fresh off a run to the national championship game, but also still reeling from the loss of quarterback Everett Golson, Notre Dame opens the 2013 season ranked 11th in the Pre-Season USA Today Coaches Poll released Thursday. Notre Dame has ...
Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame spring game 2013

How ND’s Defensive Line Compares to the Elite

Defense wins championships. If you’re a Notre Dame fan, the weight of such a statement truly strikes home, with the Fighting Irish defense mostly carrying the offense during the 2012 season. Given the importance of defense – and an article ...
Notre Dame football recruiting

Why Recruiting Rankings Matter

National Signing Day 2013 was a massive success for the University of Notre Dame. It went so well that the faxes churning out one-by-one throughout the day seemed more like a wish list of players than Notre Dame’s actual signing ...

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