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America’s Loosest Coach Opens Up

When Irish hoops fans talk about head coach Mike Brey, his laid-back nature and approachability  are common refrains.  They often describe him as the coach currently at Notre Dame they’d most like to have a beer with. To my knowledge, ND isn’t about to market a Mike Brey hangout opportunity.  But Triumph Books is giving…

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Imperfect Game but a Perfect Season

Notre Dame appeared to be dazed and confused for much of the first half, but managed to regroup and make a precious handful of clutch plays to prevail by 24-17 over the USC Trojans. The outcome of the hard-fought, tense battle was in doubt until Miles Boykin recovered an onside kick for the Irish with…

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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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