Notre Dame Fighting Irish Articles

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy on Friday, adding another milestone to one of the most storied awards in sports. From the first African-American to win the award, to the first sophomore, to...
David Fox
2 years ago
With college football’s 2012 regular season in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the highlights and lowlights from this year. There were plenty of surprises in college football this season, starting with the No. 1 team in the BCS...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The Heisman Trophy is an inherently flawed award. That’s the bad news. The great news is we the fans have the power to change it. Just six years ago, underclassmen weren’t really considered viable options, but Tim Tebow ended that discussion...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The Heisman remains college football’s biggest prize, but players from every position will walk away with hardware Thursday night as part of the college football awards show (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Eastern). Athlon has chimed in all year with our...
David Fox
2 years ago
With all of the BCS conferences finished with regular season play, it's time to take a look at the 2012 college football season and hand out some hardware. At the midpoint of 2012, all signs pointed to West Virginia's Geno Smith as the runaway...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Single-game, single-season and career records. School, conference and national benchmarks. Remarkable performances and embarrassing moments. The good, bad and ugly makes college football the great sport that it is today. Here are the 20 most...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
College football's 2012 regular season is over, which means it's time to hand out the hardware. It's never easy compiling a postseason All-America team, especially after watching several players have excellent 2012 campaigns. Some positions...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
After struggling to find success under Tyrone Willingham, Bob Davie and Charlie Weis, Brian Kelly has led Notre Dame back to promience. The Fighting Irish are playing in their first BCS bowl since the 2006 season and have not won a national title...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
The top two teams are set.   After a thrilling victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game, Alabama finished the regular season as the No. 1 team in the Legends Poll.   Notre Dame remained No. 2 in the rankings and has earned the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The most drama in the BCS selection was settled by the most dramatic game of the season when Alabama defeated Georgia 32-28 in the SEC Championship Game. While the Notre Dame-Alabama championship game was clear from the final seconds in...
David Fox
2 years ago
This week will mark the final chance for award contenders to make their final pitches to voters across the country. Heisman contenders Johnny Manziel, Manti Te’o and Braxton Miller have finished their seasons, so Collin Klein will have the...
David Fox
2 years ago
If the unofficial start of the SEC-Big East Challenge began in the Bahamas on Friday, the Big East is in good shape. Louisville defeated SEC newcomer Missouri 84-61 in a Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal, but, of course, the game was not part of the...
David Fox
2 years ago
The 2012 Heisman winner will likely be debated and argued about for years to come. There are a half-a-dozen candidates any of whom would be extremely qualified to take home the stiff-armed trophy. The hodge-podge of contenders this year...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
For all the complaints of losing the tradition of rivalry week, the Thanksgiving holiday was a turn back the clocks kind of weekend. Notre Dame wrapped up a chance to play for its first national title since 1988. And elsewhere, Ohio State and...
David Fox
2 years ago
The mission for Notre Dame on Saturday night is very simple. The Fighting Irish are 60 minutes away from playing for a national championship in early January. With a win, Notre Dame can go ahead and book a trip to Miami. The Irish are virtually...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Thanksgiving weekend college football rivalry games are as much of a tradition as eating leftover turkey and falling into a tryptophan-induced coma on the couch. The best games of the year are crammed into a holiday weekend like an extra slice...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes for their top...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Texas alumni are holding their traditional Hex Rally this week, but it probably won’t be as fun. In College Station, the Aggies are holding Midnight Yell Practice in anticipation of their Thanksgiving week game. But with TCU and Missouri on...
David Fox
2 years ago
Expansion never stops in college football and another domino fell on Monday: Maryland will be leaving the ACC to become the 13th member of the Big Ten. Syracuse and Pittsburgh are set to join the ACC in 2013, which would have given the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
It’s been a long road back, but Notre Dame has risen to the top of the Legends Poll for the first time ever. And the top-ranked Irish are one win away from their first ever trip to the BCS championship game. “You know, it’s hard to classify...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The BCS endured its biggest shakeup at this stage of the season in five years, but the championship scenario ended up back where it always does: The SEC championship game. The Nos. 1 and 2 teams in the BCS standings lost Saturday night,...
David Fox
2 years ago
College football's Week 12 schedule is highlighted by two huge battles in the Pac-12. Stanford visits Oregon in a game that likely will decide the South Division champion, while USC makes the short trip to UCLA for the game of the year in the...
Mitch Light
2 years ago

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