Pete Sampson covers Notre Dame football for The Athletic. The 2022...
"I didn’t think we’d have more ACL tears than losses"
Entering his 30th season at the helm in South Bend, head coach Kevin Corrigan’s Fighting Irish are ranked No. 6 in the 2018 USILA Preseason Poll.
The Notre Dame’s men’s basketball team has dealt with its fair share of adversity and then some.
Junior guard Arike Ogunbowale has been a key part of the No. 5 Notre Dame women’s basketball team this season.
14 The number of games the women’s basketball team has won away from home — including neutral-site contests — this season.
Notre Dame senior sprinter Jordan Shead has been a crucial part of the Fighting Irish track and field team ever since her arrival in 2014.
The number of consecutive weeks men’s hockey was ranked No. 1 from Jan. 8-22 in the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls.
In the days prior to the game, excitement surrounding the Irish was as high as the Miami temperatures.
Following a dominant home victory against Miami (OH), No. 21 Notre Dame hit the road to take on North Carolina.
Notre Dame fans from around the country made their way into South Bend, energized by the team’s hot start.
One week after crushing Boston College in Chestnut Hill, the Fighting Irish took on another longtime foe, the Michigan State Spartans, in East Lansing. While still early in the season, the game was critical.
Thirty-three seconds, two plays, one touchdown. That was how the 2017 season started for the Irish.
Following a heartbreaking 1-point loss to Georgia that dropped them in the rankings, the Fighting Irish shipped up to Boston College looking to bounce back.
In the 91st meeting between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2) and the Navy Midshipmen (6-3), the Irish were forced to battle through winds, rain and the perpetual torment of Navy’s triple-option offense.
Following a rout of USC, No. 9 Notre Dame looked to continue their excellent run against No. 14 NC State.
When the clock showed triple zeroes on Sept. 9, the one-point difference between Notre Dame and the University of Georgia Bulldogs seemed defining. The contest proved to be a back-and-forth battle driven by defense, penalties and special teams.
Junior Josh Adams, football team captain and running back, had a strong season, earning him spots in the Notre Dame football record books.
On Jan. 1, Notre Dame entered the Citrus Bowl seeking to close out their season with win number 10. The Irish “hadn’t won a New Year’s game in, like, 752 years,” head coach Brian Kelly quipped after the game, and the formidable LSU Tigers threatened to make it 753.
In the ninth game of the season against unranked Wake Forest, No. 3 Notre Dame looked to capitalize on its first game ranked in the top 5 since November 2015.
As a rollercoaster of a season ended with one last adrenaline rush brought on by one hand of Miles Boykin, Notre Dame fans have plenty to think about throughout the offseason.
There was no easy way for Notre Dame football to dig itself out of a 4-8 season. Status quo in 2017 wouldn't get it done.
Perhaps the greatest testament to redundancy, however, is the recent history of the Notre Dame college football program.
Eager for a win at home following the heartbreaking 20-19 loss versus Georgia three weeks prior, the No. 22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish continued their momentum with a decisive win over the visiting Miami (OH) RedHawks.
Two weeks after a blowout 41-8 loss to Miami, and one day after that same Miami team was dealt an embarrassing blow by unranked Pittsburgh, No. 9 Notre Dame’s hopes of a top bowl officially ended at the hands of the No. 20 Stanford Cardinal.