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Ranking the ACC's Mascots

By J.P. Scott, 2 weeks 3 days ago

Top Notre Dame 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Notre Dame was well represented at the 2016 NFL Draft. From Ronnie Stanley, taken sixth overall by the Baltimore Ravens, to Sheldon Day, selected in the fourth round by Jacksonville, seven Fighting Irish players heard their names called this past weekend.   Related: Ranking College Football Teams in the 2016 NFL Draft   While there are approximately 360 days and a full college...

5 Thoughts on the 2016 Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 1 week ago
On a beautiful South Bend afternoon, the 87th Blue-Gold Game was held on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Though the the final score of 17-7 in the favor of the Blue was relatively meaningless, there were some performances that stuck out.   Related: Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 Spring Football Preview   Here are five thoughts on this year’s Notre Dame spring game.   1...

Ranking College Football's Top 25 Toughest Schedules for 2016

By Kyle Kensing, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The true measure of a college football team's strength of schedule cannot be determined until the regular season approaches its end. That said, some schedules stand out as obviously better than others before a game is ever played.   The 2016 college football season opens with one of the best single days in the sport's history, which sets a fitting tone for the fall to follow...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 2 weeks ago
At Notre Dame, the football schedule is always one that takes the team from coast to coast, playing in all parts of the country. The 2016 schedule is no exception, as the Irish go to the west, southwest, southeast and northeast as well as playing their home games in the Midwest.   In accordance with its ACC agreement, Notre Dame will battle five teams from the conference. The Irish also...

College Football's Top 20 Offensive Linemen on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 hours ago
Offensive linemen are the most underrated players in college football. The players in the trenches never get enough credit for their performance, but the five blockers up front set the stage for the skill players to have success. Recruiting and developing offensive linemen is never easy. However, there’s always a new wave of stars ready to emerge in the trenches. With the 2016 season...

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2016 Spring Practice Edition

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 6 days ago
College football’s 2015-16 coaching carousel was one of the most active in recent memory. After 28 jobs changed hands, the 2016-17 version may not be as active at the end of the year. However, several big-time jobs could open, as Les Miles (LSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn) enter the 2016 season squarely on the hot seat.   Spring...

College Football's Top 30 Running Backs on the Rise for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 1 week ago
Running back is one of the easiest positions to find a new standout each year, and there always seems to be a wave of stars ready to emerge in offseason workouts. Last season, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey finished second in the Heisman voting in his first year as the starter, while Alabama’s Derrick Henry went from sharing time with T.J. Yeldon to finishing as the nation’s...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 1 week ago
The 2015 season did not end well for Notre Dame. Hovering as a College Football Playoff candidate, the Fighting Irish were knocked from consideration following a last-second loss at Stanford to close the regular season. Then a depleted Irish team was handled quite easily by a powerful Ohio State squad in the Fiesta Bowl. Despite those losses to close the year, last season was a step in the...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterback Battles to Watch in Spring Practice

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Spring practice is the first look at all 128 college football teams for 2016, and every coaching staff has a long list of questions for their programs to answer during offseason workouts. While replacing key players in the trenches or rebuilding the secondary is critical to the success of any team, quarterback battles are always going to steal the offseason spotlight. This spring features...