Football

Alabama Comes Up Roses

Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith combined for three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Alabama to a 31-14 Rose Bowl victory over Notre Dame. The Crimson Tide displayed their superior athleticism to jump out to a quick 14-0 lead before the Fighting Irish settled down and made a game of it. Ultimately, Notre Dame…

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The Tide Looks Like a Tsunami

Notre Dame (10-1) will face top ranked Alabama (11-0) in the first national playoff semifinal on Friday. The venue will retain its original billing as the Rose Bowl, but due to ongoing COVID restrictions in California the teams will play in Arlington, Texas. The Fighting Irish have reached the Final Four in two of the…

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Lawrence Leads Tiger Beat-Down

Trevor Lawrence shook off an early interception, then proceeded to put on an NFL-worthy display of passing skill and running ability in leading Clemson to a 34-10 victory over Notre Dame in the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers were more aggressive on both sides of the ball from the opening whistle. They also demonstrated superior…

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Irish vs. Clemson: The Rematch

Six weeks removed from their epic double overtime slugfest in South Bend, Notre Dame and Clemson will square off again in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game. This battle will be waged in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday afternoon with no more than 5,240 fans in attendance. Millions more will watch the ABC national television…

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Talking Playoffs

Notre Dame did not play on Saturday, but the playoff picture for the Fighting Irish got brighter anyway. As it stands now, the teams currently projected to participate in this year’s final four put even more distance between themselves and their pursuers. For obvious reasons, win-loss records are secondary this season to each team’s body…

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