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Now that the bowl matchups are set, here is a summary of the best of the non-BCS games.
Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs. USC (Dec. 21, 3:30 ABC): This is one of the more intriguing bowl games as Fresno State’s David Carr will take on a legit defense. Considering Carr’s status as an NFL prospect and Fresno State’s near-perfect season, this is a game worth paying for. It could be Carr’s big selling...Read more »
There are several games this weekend that have serious national title implications. Florida State is looking to stay undefeated and in the top 10, while two undefeated PAC-12 teams in Washington and Stanford look to keep its names in national headlines. Ohio State will get its toughest test (vs. Northwestern) to date and Notre Dame looks to keep its BCS hopes alive against Arizona State.
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No. 6 LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC) @ No. 9 Georgia (3-0, 1-0), 3:30: Georgia QB Aaron Murray has vaulted himself right into the Heisman Trophy conversation. If anyone disagrees with that check his last two games. Murray has completed 39 of 53 passes for 717 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. He threw for 309 yards and four TDs in the Bulldogs’ 41-30 win over South Carolina. Murray will need to...Read more »
There are many things that could be decided this weekend, including the futures of Mack Brown and Bo Pelini, the plight of Notre Dame and the legitimacy of Auburn and Michigan State. Tennessee needs to beat Florida for the first time in what feels like 50 years, Arizona State needs to prove last weekends win against Wisconsin wasn't a gift and Notre Dame needs to win to keep itself in BCS title...Read more »
It's sad to see the Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry coming to an end.
With a move to the ACC and new scheduling obligations, the Fighting Irish last year opted out of games against Michigan scheduled for 2015-17. The teams will meet next season in South Bend and then that’s it for now. The series could start up at some point in the future, but that’s undetermined.
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Here are a few weekend matchups to look forward to.
No. 14 Notre Dame @ No. 17 Michigan, 8:00: This game isn’t likely to have any national title implications, but a road win in a hostile stadium would be just what Notre Dame needs. Tommy Rees was efficient in the Fighting Irish’s 28-6 win over Temple, completing 16 of 23 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. The competition...Read more »
A few quick notes on the opening weekend of college football.
Rutgers: How long are we to drink the Kool-Aid. Instead of kicking the extra point to force a fifth OT in their 52-51 4OT loss at Fresno State, the Scarlet Knights went for two. Ok, so you like to see coaches taking chances. It can make the games more exciting for the fans. But losses in college football are tough to swallow. One...Read more »
Ohio State and Notre Dame highlight the field of the second annual Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Joining the Fighting Irish and Buckeyes in the 2013 Gotham Classic are Bryant, Delaware, and North Dakota State.
Notre Dame and Ohio State will tip-off against each other for only the 13th time in history when they meet on Saturday, December 21 at the Garden. Ohio State holds a...Read more »
Two St. John's men's basketball players and one Notre Dame player were suspended for a game each following a fight at the end of their game Tuesday.
Sir'Dominic Pointer of St. John's and Notre Dame's Cameron Biedscheid were both ejected immediately after exchanging blows at the end of Notre Dame's 66-40 win in Souith Bend, Ind. Amir Garrett of St. John's was also ejected or leaving the bench.
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Having unexpectedly led undefeated Notre Dame back to prominence as the No. 1-ranked team in the country, Irish coach Brian Kelly said during Saturday’s media day interviews that speculation about his interest in NFL jobs is just that. Kelly described Monday night’s BCS National Championship game against Alabama as “the biggest game I’ve ever been involved in” and said his focus is “100 percent”...Read more »