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    USC rolled into town as a nine point underdog and left with its fifth straight victory in Notre Dame Stadium, a dominant 31-17 victory over the Irish. Matt Barkley led a perfectly balanced offense and the Trojan defense suffocated Notre Dame’s running game while holding Michael Floyd to four irrelevant receptions for 28 yards.

    Curtis … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Saturday Night Special

    (Notre Dame Football News) – Notre Dame opens the second half of the 2011 season by hosting arch-rival Southern California on Saturday in the first night game at the stadium since 1990. The Irish stand at 4-2 and are coming off a bye week, while the 5-1 Trojans last played on October 13 when they … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish To Wear New Gold Helmets

    From the ND Athletics Facebook page:

    We have created a new “Gold Standard” for football helmets with the Notre Dame reflective gold particle helmet

    – This new shade of gold makes these helmets closer in color to the Golden Dome than any helmets we have worn at Notre Dame – Tradition of having 23.9 karat … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Cheer, Cheer (but not too loud)

    (The Rock Report | Notre Dame Football News) – Notre Dame should rewrite the fight song to read: “Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame, but please do so in a family-friendly, politically correct manner while not obstructing views of others.”

    The “we need a jumbotron to help with stadium atmosphere” argument is about as non-sensical … Full Notre Dame News Story