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Success at ACC Track Championship
Mike Brey: Man of the People

Mike Brey: Man of the People

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

Jumping into a sea of students at a football pep rally. Speaking with and fielding questions from students in dorms. Embracing the front lines of the student section after a big win before joining them in singing the alma mater. Encouraging students to come to his weekly radio show at O’Rourke’s by ordering chicken wings for whoever shows up.

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Meet the dad who boxes in the Bengal Bouts
Tripped up in ACC Play
#ByTheNumbers
A Bright Future: 2017 Recruiting Off to Strong Start
Season Analysis: What Went Wrong?

Season Analysis: What Went Wrong?

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

Just as many on social media anxiously look toward a bright future in 2017 and attempt to put 2016 (what they refer to as “the worst year ever”) in the rearview mirror, Notre Dame football is in the midst of a very similar catharsis.

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Armed and Dangerous: Youth Lead the Way in a Big Irish Win

Armed and Dangerous: Youth Lead the Way in a Big Irish Win

Author: Casey Baker

Streets are shut down, entire hotels are shut down, and local banners are replaced­­­­ with Notre Dame logos, all in the name of the Shamrock Series. Functioning as a home game away from home, the Shamrock Series has brought Fighting Irish football all across the country, ranging from Dublin to San Antonio.

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Should We Fire Head Coach Brian Kelly? Yes, Send Him Packing
Should We Fire Head Coach Brian Kelly? No, We Should Keep Him

Should We Fire Head Coach Brian Kelly? No, We Should Keep Him

Author: Casey Nash

The fire-Kelly firestorm is premature and illogical. Admittedly, the 2016 season was one of the worst in ND history. But it was also Kelly’s only losing season in seven years at the helm in South Bend. He’s an NFL-caliber coach, adept recruiter and proven winner —­ he has more career wins than any active Division-1 coach.

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A Conversation with Malik Zaire

A Conversation with Malik Zaire

Author: Alison O'Neil and Juan Jose Rodriguez

Most Notre Dame students know Malik Zaire as the senior quarterback who wears the number eight, a dynamic athlete with strong running skills and a passion for his sport. Throughout his career with the Irish, he has played in 17 games and represented Notre Dame on a national level both on and off the field.

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South Bend over South Beach: Irish Get Close Win Over Historic Rival

South Bend over South Beach: Irish Get Close Win Over Historic Rival

Author: Michael Sokolowski

Oct. 29 saw the addition of another thrilling chapter to one of the most storied rivalries in college football. The 25th meeting between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes was filled with many twists and turns, though it ultimately finished with one of the best — if only — Irish victories from the season with a 30-27 victory in South Bend.

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QB Analysis: What's the Quarterback Situation?

QB Analysis: What's the Quarterback Situation?

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

Between the time that sophomore Brandon Wimbush started studying for his final exams last semester and sitting down in his first class in the new semester, he had moved up two spots on the depth chart — presumably occupying the role of starting quarterback for the Irish once spring practice arrives in roughly two months.

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Longhorn Loss: An Old-Fashioned Overtime Shootout
Orange Juiced: Another Shootout Ends with ND's Second Win
Disappointment: Duke Top Irish For First Time Since 1958
Sparty Crashers: Late Rally Falls Short

Sparty Crashers: Late Rally Falls Short

Author: Jacob Zinkula

It looked like a Michigan State blowout early, but the game turned into a thriller after a furious rally by the Irish on Saturday, Sept. 17. Notre Dame came into the game as 7.5-point favorites, but ultimately lost by eight points, with a final score of 36-28.

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Neva' Again: Irish Win Big but in Sloppy Fashion
Rocked by the Hurricane: Irish Lose a Slop Fest

Rocked by the Hurricane: Irish Lose a Slop Fest

Author: Madison Nardone

When describing the formidable environment of the Notre Dame-NC State game on Saturday Oct. 8, “harsh conditions” is an understatement. The Irish (2-4) took on the Wolfpack (4-1) hoping to make a statement and revive their season. Unfortunately for them, Mother Nature had other plans.

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Cardinal Comeback: Stanford Uses Second-Half Surge to Upend Irish
Stormy at Sea: Irish Fall in Jacksonville

Stormy at Sea: Irish Fall in Jacksonville

Author: Rebekah Mehuys

After a thrilling finish at home against Miami, Notre Dame hit the road to take on perennial rival Navy at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday Nov. 8. The Irish looked to continue their five-game win streak against the Midshipmen and get their season back on track after a shaky start.

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Irish Fall to Hokies on Senior Day: Final Home Game Ends in Heartbreak
Trampled by Trojans: Season Ends the Way It Began, with a Loss
Why Walk-On Players Put in the Effort

Why Walk-On Players Put in the Effort

Author: Madison Nardone

Although Notre Dame players don’t wear their names on the backs of their jerseys, devoted fans memorize the numbers of their favorites. Key players are discussed on ESPN. Big stars rack up thousands of social media followers and sign autographs for young, adoring fans. But what about the players standing on the sidelines?

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Staff Awards
Fans React to Football Frustrations with Ads and Twitter
Irish End Season in Memorable Fashion
By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Author: Casey Nash

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Brian Kelly’s head coaching winning percentage, which places him 16th among active NCAA Division-I coaches. His overall record is 230-88-2 through stints with Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Notre Dame. Just one year removed from a 2015 campaign, in which his team went 10-3 and was a contender for a playoff spot, Kelly finds himself on the hot seat. His 2016 team, ranked as high as 9th in the nation in preseason polls, finished 4-8 and failed to reach a bowl game. 

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Irish Soccer: Men fall to Louisville in round of sixteen, Women stunned by Siue in first round shootout

Irish Soccer: Men fall to Louisville in round of sixteen, Women stunned by Siue in first round shootout

Author: Casey Nash

In a hard-fought, third-round NCAA tournament matchup on November 27, the Irish men’s soccer team lost 3-1 over the Thanksgiving weekend at Louisville. That match was Louisville’s second win over Notre Dame this year; in September, the Cardinals handed the then-top-ranked Irish their first loss of the season. Louisville joins four other ACC squads in the national quarterfinals.

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