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  • Gathering of Champions

    As we stand on the cusp of the 125th season of Notre Dame football, we’re a little over a month before the 1988 national champions gather to remember the biggest victory of that championship season. You have a chance to share in those memories with them … along with, possibly, a special guest.

    On October … Full Notre Dame News Story

    A Closer Look at the 2012 Defense

    (Notre Dame Football News | The Rock Report) – Notre Dame’s defense enters 2012 with enviable talent, but also glaring potential weaknesses.  Linebacker Manti Teo is a pre-season All-American and on early lists for every possible defensive award.  Jamoris Slaughter, in my opinion, became one of the best safeties in the country last year.  … Full Notre Dame News Story

    A Bowl Full of Conflicts

    We’ve spent a good portion of the off-season arguing about Notre Dame’s football future. We all want to see a return to the days of on-field excellence, and I think it’s important to remember that. But I also think it’s important to note how many of our wounds are self-inflicted and how hard Notre Dame … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Time for Kelly to Deliver

    Following consecutive lackluster 8-5 campaigns in which Notre Dame generally underachieved on the gridiron, the advent of the 2012 season gives rise to legitimate expectations that Coach Brian Kelly will demonstrate he is a marked improvement over his recent predecessors.

    Year three is traditionally a significant data point in the resume of successful Irish coaches, … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Collecting the Irish

    A few weeks ago, we here at NDN were contacted by J. R. Wainwright, long-time sports illustrator and Notre Dame fan. Over the years, Mr. Wainwright has cultivated an extensive collection of Notre Dame-related art and memorabilia, including his own work depicting all our Heisman Trophy winners, all-American players, and famous coaches. The illustrations on … Full Notre Dame News Story