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Irish Seek Elusive Road Win

Notre Dame gets back on the road Saturday with a trip to Carolina to play the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Irish have struggled since the mid-season bye week, losing badly at Michigan before edging past heavy underdog Virginia Tech last week in the final minute for a one-point victory. Brian…

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Irish Collide with Michigan

Eighth ranked Notre Dame (5-1) opens the second half of the season on Saturday night with a road trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play the 19th ranked Wolverines. The 5-2 hosts are fresh from a tough road loss to Penn State, while the Fighting Irish had a bye last week after defeating USC on…

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USC Poses Challenge for Irish

Last November, the Notre Dame faithful expected the undefeated Fighting Irish to storm the Coliseum and obliterate an erratic 5-6 USC team led by a precocious freshman quarterback. The visitors narrowly averted the same disaster that had befallen other unbeaten or highly-rated Irish teams in the last century. Nearly one year later, another talented but…

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Bowling for Dollars

The Bowling Green Falcons become the next team in a line of financially motivated opponents from the Mid-America Conference to visit Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. The hosts will contribute $1.1 million to the coffers of the Bowling Green Athletic Department for the privilege of securing an easy victory as they prepare for more substantive…

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Irish Seek Return to Winning

Tenth-ranked Notre Dame hosts the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday with an eye toward the beginning of a long winning streak that will carry them back into playoff contention. Last week’s disappointing loss to Georgia under the weight of numerous avoidable mistakes must now be relegated to the rearview mirror. The Fighting Irish held a players-only…

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