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Playoff Path Runs through Troy

Undefeated Notre Dame (11-0) heads to Los Angeles to take on traditional rival Southern California on Saturday evening in its final audition for the college football playoff committee. The Fighting Irish are currently ranked third and are playing at a high level, having demolished 12th-ranked Syracuse last week in New York. The Trojans (5-6) are…

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Notes from the Geetar: Credit Where Credit Is Due

The Thanksgiving Day dawn sees me at my in-laws, anticipating a day where (should I choose) I don’t have to put on my shoes and a dinner of awesome proportions, not to mention tremendous Thanksgiving sandwiches later.  It also, as always, finds me noodling all the reasons I have to be thankful this year. If…

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Notes from the Geetar: Transitive Property Edition

Normally I use these columns as a stream of consciousness thing, but I figured I’d try something different today.  So you won’t hear me wonder if the two field goal attempts down four scores means Dino Babers is one of those guys who would bunt to break up a no-hitter. No, today I want to…

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Defense Powers Orange Crush

Notre Dame’s defense knocked out Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey in the early going and proceeded to terrorize the Orange with a barrage of sacks and interceptions as the Irish defeated Syracuse by 36-3 on Saturday. Alohi Gilman snagged two interceptions and Jalen Elliott had one in the first quarter to start the avalanche. Khalid Kareem…

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Irish Brace for Battle in the Bronx

Notre Dame (10-0) puts its undefeated season and possible playoff berth on the line on Saturday with a New York City showdown against 12th-ranked Syracuse (8-2). Quarterback Ian Book is set to return to the starting lineup for the Irish, who continue to rack up frequent flier miles in November. Notre Dame’s pursuit of an…

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