Notre Dame Football players discuss Twitter policies

tyler-eifert-notre-dame-football

Twitter is one of the greatest inventions ever for a sportswriter. Is it also a blessing for Notre Dame football? Or a curse?

Twitter gives the reporter a chance to obtain legitimate quotes from players and coaches without actually having to be at the stadium. And sometimes the quotes are much more interesting than what you hear on gameday, because they haven’t been filtered. But to quote famous Notre Dame football fan Taylor Swift “trouble, trouble, trouble” can arise.

13 months ago, Notre Dame football DL Louis Nix (@IrishChocolate9) posted a tweet saying he may leave Notre Dame football and not return. That tweet caused a great deal of distraction for Coach Brian Kelly and his team, and it forced the coach to contemplate a new and stricter policy on what he deems “inappropriate” social media posts.

[Read more…]

Notre Dame QB Everett Golson kicked out of school for academic problems

notre-dame

University of Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson has left the school. News of the Everett Golson departure is all over Twitter. It’s been confirmed by Notre Dame spokespeople. This situation is summed up best by South Bend sports talk radio host Craig Williams of 95.7 The Fan.

[Read more…]

Notre Dame and the ACC: I called this two years ago

Notre-Dame-football

Editor’s note: I originally published this on December 29th, 2011. Looks like I saw the future a few months ahead:

As Notre Dame prepares to kick off versus Florida State today in the Champs Sports Bowl, the answer to where ND fits in the long term conference expansion is becoming painfully obvious. The Irish will face their fourth ACC opponent, and look to go 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
[Read more…]

#12 Fighting Irish hockey splits with #3 Miami, getting serious momentum

fighting-irish-hockey

Notre Dame overcame the sun and glare on a frigid, but sunny Chicago lakefront day. Actually Fighting Irish hockey had a huge benefit, they only were (to quote an Irish band U2 “staring at the Sun” for one of the three periods. With a sweep over the Michigan Wolverines, and now a split with the #3 Miami Red Hawks, Fighting Irish hockey is rolling right now.

They’re golden, like their hockey helmets which shone even brighter in the frigid February sun. (Seriously, this glare is awful, even way up here in the press box it’s annoying). Fighting Irish hockey prevailed 2-1 over #3 Miami in the first of the Hockey City classic’s two games. The Badgers and Gophers met in the matinee.

[Read more…]

Breaking down the top 5 Notre Dame recruiting class

notre-dame-recruiting

Once again Notre Dame recruiting is among the best in the nation.

Last time we checked in with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they were get hammered by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Title game. Now they’ve reloaded with a top 5 recruiting class. As listed by position, the Notre Dame recruiting class adds four defensive backs, four wide receivers, three defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, two running backs, three linebackers, one quarterback and two tight ends.

Among the 24 players who will be freshmen for the Irish this fall are:

[Read more…]

Complete Guide to the Alabama vs. Notre Dame Championship Game

notre-dame-cheerleader

It could easily be the most watched college football game of all time: the BCS National title game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. the Alabama Crimson Tide. The media hype has been ridiculous; ESPN and the rest of the press have been talking about this game forever. Imagine what the publicity for the Super Bowl will be like this year.

So here’s a guide, with links to everything to prepare for the big game.

[Read more…]

Alabama vs. Notre Dame: BCS Title game preview

alabama-dance-team

As you’ve known since early Saturday evening, the Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.  The game will be televised by ESPN and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. (CST).

“We are very excited about coming to South Florida and I congratulate Notre Dame and Coach Kelly and his players on an undefeated season and their number one ranking,” said Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

[Read more…]

Notre Dame gets 2,500 title game ticket requests in a single day

notre-dame

The college football national title game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish figures to do HUGE tv numbers. Like off the charts figures. Given the interest in South Bend for tickets, getting to the game will command a lot of money, juice, or both.

[Read more…]

Notre Dame-USC highest rated game of season; outpaces Rose Bowl

notre-dame-brian-kelly

Whether they watch to root for them, or watch to root against them- they’re watching. Notre Dame draws huge numbers.

[Read more…]

#20 Notre Dame vs. #10 Michigan State should be a spirited contest

tyler eifert

It’s #10 versus #20, Spartans versus Irish this weekend. One of the biggest college rivalries renews itself this Saturday night when Michigan State takes on Notre Dame. This is even a “trophy game” between the Big Ten and an independent. ABC will broadcast the game at 8 pm ET.

[Read more…]

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin in Football Soon?

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Leprechaun Logowisconsin-logo

In college basketball, they met last year in the title game of the Old Spice Classic. That was how the tournament played out, and not a pre-determined match-up between the Wisconsin Badgers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. When will see it again in football?

One of the strongest links between the two schools is current University of Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, who was enshrined into the college football hall of fame earlier this month. Alvarez made the hall on the strength of his coaching career in Madison. However, he got the job because of the prowess he showed as a Defensive Coordinator in the 1980s at Notre Dame.

[Read more…]

Tyler Eifert looking like Notre Dame go-to guy on Offense

tyler eifert

-From Golden Tate to Kyle Rudolph to Michael Floyd to…Tyler Eifert. Notre Dame has seen a primary pass-catcher emerge each year and then end up a high pick in the NFL Draft following a breakout season. Floyd will get the call next week, probably in the top 10-15. Eifert should be a top 20 pick in 2013. Which means the senior tight end will become a household name this fall in South Bend.

Watch as Eifert potentially becomes the go-to guy for the ND offense.

[Read more…]