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Watch Irish Players in the NFL Draft

Notre Dame has several players that are eligible to be drafted by an NFL team this weekend, led by linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and quarterback Ian Book. The process of fulfilling their dreams to play professional football begins on Thursday and runs through Saturday, May 1. You’ll be able to watch coverage of the draft in…

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Remembering My Notre Dame Friend

The first time I ever saw Lou Somogyi’s name, I was in high school. My dad had received a Blue & Gold subscription for Christmas, and given my nascent interest in attending Notre Dame, I started paging through them as well (when Dad was done, naturally). Since his name seemed to be on a lot…

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Muffet McGraw Shares Message of Empowerment for Women

Special to NDNation NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Seated at a podium two years ago at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Fla., then-Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw was posed a question about hiring practices in the sport and her role as a voice for women. McGraw, who a couple of days later would coach…

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Spring Football Preview – Defense

The most significant change to the Notre Dame defense from 2020 is not five new starters. Most of these players saw plenty of action last season and their names are familiar to Irish followers. The biggest difference is that Marcus Freeman has taken over the Coordinator position. His predecessor, Clark Lea, did a fine job…

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Spring Football Preview – Offense

This season’s offense could look much different than last year’s, but that should be interpreted as good news. In 2020, Brian Kelly and Tom Rees achieved a high degree of success with a talented and experienced offensive line and a quarterback who did not turn the ball over. The challenge in 2021 is to raise…

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