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Ranking the coaches in any college football conference is a difficult task. Many factors play into just how successful a coach is at any school. How well are the assistants paid? Are the facilities up to par with the rest of the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Athlon's College Football top 25 countdown for 2012 continues with No. 20 Notre Dame. The Irish enter the year with uncertainty at quarterback, but should be solid on defense. Can Brian Kelly Lead Notre Dame to a BCS Bowl...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish check in at No. 20 in Athlon's college football 2012 top 25 countdown. Here's a look at our predictions for the most valuable players, games to watch, breakout candidates and other key categories...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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Here are some of our favorite jokes about Notre Dame's biggest rivals. • What happens when Lane Kiffin takes Viagra? He gets taller.   • How many USC football players does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but he gets four...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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The college football season is a couple of months away, but the countdown to 2012 has officially begun. Athlon Sports’ 2012 preseason annuals will be hitting newsstands in early June and its official top 25 countdown will begin on May 1...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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  By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) The journey to claim the 2012 national title begins in February, March and April, as 124 college football teams open up spring practice over the next three months. Athlon will...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) No. 17: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17 total signees) Athlon Consensus 100 Signees: 3 National Signees: 9 Where They Got 'Em: The Fighting Irish have offered a national brand on the recruiting...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The calendar has turned to February, so college basketball teams are currently fighting for seeding or just to get in the NCAA Tournament. Missouri had a huge comeback win over Kansas in this weekend’s best game, while Duke suffered its second...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) This was easily one of the more entertaining National Signing Days in history. And in stark contrast to years past, the dramatics had nothing to do with the nation’s top class. In fact, there was a...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Which team had the best weekend, as far as improving its NCAA profile? Nathan Rush: Notre Dame’s 50–48 victory at Connecticut on Saturday was another impressive win for the Fighting Irish’s NCAA Tournament résumé. Coach Mike Brey’s club also...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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It was a wild weekend around college basketball, with several upsets and plenty of last drama. Some of the most notable results were Florida State winning at Duke, Syracuse tasting its first defeat, Baylor losing at home to Missouri,...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman) It happens every year during college football’s recruiting season. Top gridiron prospects “verbally commit” to one school, and then change their mind (multiple times in some cases) before attending another...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) With the BCS National Championship in the rearview, recruiting now takes center stage for the next three weeks. And one glance at the Athlon Consensus 100 will prove that it should be an electric ride...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Champs Sports Bowl Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (8-4) Date: Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. ET Location: Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. In terms of name value, this bowl should be one of the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (follow at @BradenGall) National Signing Day 2012 is just over one month away. With 11 of the top 20 players in the 2012 Athlon Consensus 100 — and exactly one-third of the entire list — still left uncommitted, the furious...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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— by Mark Ross With the 14th season of BCS bowl action about to take place, Athlon reviewed the tapes of the four (now five) biggest bowl games in college football. Since 1998, teams have been fighting to land a spot in the BCS and here are...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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-by Braden Gall (follow at @AthlonBraden) The recruitment of the nation’s No. 4 prospect, two-way star lineman Arik Armstead, has been anything but smooth. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound stud from Elk Grove (Calif.) Pleasant Grove committed to the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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The coaching carousel in college football has been as crazy as ever this offseason. It started with former Notre Dame boss Bob Davie going to New Mexico, and now has progressed to where Rich Rodriguez and Mike Leach are in the Pac-12 and Urban...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Pep bands, cheerleaders, tailgating, student sections, cornhole and especially rivalries. All of which makes college football the greatest sport on the planet. The Athlon Sports editorial staff put its collective heads together and ranked the Top...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. LSU (+5) at Alabama It’s the most anticipated regular-season game of the BCS era. It’s LSU and Alabama — the top two...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Michigan State has been the talk of the college football world this week after beating undefeated Wisconsin with an improbable Hail Mary pass on the game’s final play. The Spartans have enjoyed a successful month with wins over Ohio State,...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Michigan State has won three games in a row over hated-Michigan, but the current streak was preceded by the Wolverines taking six in a row over the Spartans from 2002-07. There have been many dramatic Paul Bunyan Trophy games — from Gary...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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December 6, 1982. That was the last time a state of Florida team did not appear in the AP Top 25. The success streak of Sunshine State ended this week, as losses by Florida and Florida State dropped them out of the rankings. The Gators are...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Notre Dame got the win against Pittsburgh, but it sure wasn't pretty. In a game marred by poor decisions, bad penalties and turnovers, the Fighting Irish were lucky to get a road win against the Panthers today. Looking at the scoreboard, you...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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This article on college football realignment originally appeared in our 1998 college football annual. As the college football landscape continues to go through realignment and the whispers of superconferences are still heard (despite the PAC-12's...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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