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Was It All Just Wishful Thinking?

AP | By TOM COYNE | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Was it all just wishful thinking? Notre Dame put together one of its most magical seasons in years, winning i...

BCS Blowout Reactions: Even The Irish Coach Was Joking About It

Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports

With Notre Dame trailing 28-0 after two quarters, Irish head coach Brian Kelly attempted to lighten the mood with a bit of humor when asked how his te...

BCS Title Game Ratings Hurt By Rout

AP | Posted 03.10.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The BCS title game's television rating was up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42...

Te'o Ends Career With BCS Title-Game Loss

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- One of the last things Manti Te'o remembers Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly telling his team before the BCS title game was about t...

Tide Fast Start, Finishes Strong

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — When Alabama's first-team offense came off the field for the final time in the BCS championship game, center Barrett Jones...

Alabama Rolls Over Notre Dame

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The championship was locked up by halftime. By the time the confetti landed, Alabama was already looking ahead to the next one....

Fast Start Helps Tide Blow Out Irish

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Tide sure did roll. Alabama proved unstoppable from the outset of the BCS championship game Monday night. The Crimson...

Notre Dame Overmatched

AP | By TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Manti Te'o stood perfectly still as he took a long look at one of the giant video screens in Sun Life Stadium, studying t...

Alabama Rolling Early

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- No. 2 Alabama was halfway to stamping itself a dynasty, scoring touchdowns on its first three drives and taking a 28-0 lead at ...

LIVE: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0) vs. No. 2 Alabama (12-1) BCS Championship Game Orange Bowl Kickoff: 8: 30 p.m. EST Opening Spread: Alabama -9.5 Than...

Notre Dame Sees Similarities In Alabama Defense

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- When No. 1 Notre Dame lines up on offense Monday night in the BCS championship, the team on the other side of the ball will l...

Tide Defense Prepares For Notre Dame

AP | JOHN ZENOR | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but sees ...

Notre Dame QB Hopes To Land On Top

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- When Everett Golson sees a piano, he usually sits down and starts entertaining. He plays several instruments, keeps a keyboar...

'Experts' Make BCS Title Game Predictions

Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

Despite proving their doubters wrong en route to an undefeated regular season, Notre Dame is a heavy underdog heading into the BCS Championship game a...

Fighting Irish And Crimson Tide A Championship Classic

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

MIAMI -- At a time when college football was generally considered the domain of eastern blue bloods, Notre Dame and Alabama were upstart teams that ga...

Notre Dame's 1-2 Punch

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

MIAMI -- Notre Dame tailbacks Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood showed how interchangeable they are in the final two games of the regular season for the Fi...

Notre Dame Team Will Pray Before Game, But Non-Catholics Welcome To Opt Out

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion

The Fighting Irish are proud of their Catholic heritage, and when Notre Dame's celebrated football team takes the field against the Alabama Crimson Ti...

DEBATE: Who Will Win BCS Title?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

Once the BCS Championship Game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No 2. Alabama kicks off in Miami on Monday night, the number of national titles that each ...

Must-Watch BCS Matchup

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 03.09.2013 | Sports

MIAMI -- Love `em or hate `em, it's hard to turn away from Notre Dame and Alabama. They are storied programs that stir plenty of passions, college ...

Notre Dame case highlights complexities of campus sexual assault investigations

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
The Center for Public Integrity

By Kristen LombardiThe Center for Public IntegrityNotre Dame's high-profile re-emergence among college football's elite has focused new attention on...

BCS Championship: Tale Of The Tape

AP | JOHN ZENOR and RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

-- Everything about the BCS championship between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama seems larger than life. Not only do these schools stand among th...

The Key For The Irish

Posted 01.07.2013 | Sports

By Dave Miller, National Football Post There are numerous ways to break down the BCS national championship game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 ...

The Improbable Dream of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Joshua Vowles | Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports
Joshua Vowles

So here we are. Notre Dame vs. Alabama for the whole damn thing. Once again, the Irish are an underdog according to both public opinion and Vegas oddsmakers -- and that's exactly how this particular team likes it.

Notre Dame, It's Time to Wake up the Echoes

Tom Cramer | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe in this team. I believe that Notre Dame will still be undefeated and ranked Number One on January 8th. I believe.

Who Has The Most National Titles Ever?

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 02.27.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Quick, name the college football team that has won the most national championships. Alabama? Notre Dame? Princeton? If you gave a...