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  • Desert Meltdown Dooms Irish

    Arizona State converted three Notre Dame turnovers into 21 first half points in a four minute span and spanked the error-prone Irish by 55-31 on Saturday afternoon under the hot desert sun. A blitzing defense pressured quarterback Everett Golson into an avalanche of sacks and errant passes while Notre Dame’s depleted defense could not contain … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Wonder, Think & Know: Kitchen Vacating Edition

    Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: Some things you wonder, some things you think, and some things you just know. Maybe John Greenlief Whittier would have liked Mike Royko’s writing too. At least he actually said part of that.

    On the long list of things I don’t want to … Full Notre Dame News Story

    IBG: Dry Heat Edition

    Irish Blogger GatheringThe desert heat is the perfect thing to help fight a cold, so I’m regretting even more the fact I can’t go. But I soldier on with the Irish Blogger Gathering, muscling through the Nyquil fog and sharing my opinions with the masses. My fellow participants asked their usual questions of me, and their answers … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Conference Greed Runs the Playoff Show

    In listening to Arkansas AD Jeff  Long (Long has worked in 4 of the 5 power conferences) describe his rationale for rankings it becomes  clear that the committee has no consistent and objective criteria in place. Two weeks ago Long talked about “best wins” in order to justify Michigan State’s ranking (best wins is not … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish Prepare for Desert Shootout

    Notre Dame will travel to Tempe, Arizona on Saturday to battle fellow playoff contender Arizona State University (7-1). The Sun Devils are currently ranked #9 by the Playoff Committee, so this matchup essentially is an elimination game. ASU has registered wins against Stanford, USC, and most recently Utah, but fell apart in a 62-27 home … Full Notre Dame News Story