BCS Championship Game: #2 Alabama vs #1 Notre Dame

Jan 7, 2013 (8pm EST):  #1 Notre Dame (12-0) vs #2 Alabama (12-1, 7-1 SEC) at Sun Life Stadium Here’s a quick guide to the arguments/debates/discussions regarding the upcoming Alabama vs Notre Dame match up.  And since statistically, practically and according to the Vegas odds makers, Alabama is favored to win this game (by 10 […]

Recap Week 13: Standings Relatively Unchanged

Following Week 13, the rankings remained basically unchanged, with a few inevitable changes do to ranked opponents playing one another: Full standings can be found here. 1 Notre Dame 12-0 2 Alabama 11-1 3 Georgia 11-1 4 Florida 11-1 5 Oregon 11-1 6 Kansas State 10-1 7 LSU 10-2 8 Stanford 10-2 9 Texas A&M […]

Preview Week 13: Rivalry Games to Watch (Showdown Saturday on ABC)

Showdown Saturday on ABC 12:00 pm #19 Michigan (8-3, 6-1 Big Ten) at “#4” Ohio State (11-0) at Ohio Stadium.  The Buckeyes may be ineligible for post-season play (and BCS ranking, hence the “4” from the AP Poll is in quotes), yet they still remain one of just two teams in the nation that enter […]

Flash back to 1993: The last time ND was #1 Explains Why Irish Fans are Excited, yet Fearful

November 13, 1993: “The Game of the Century” #1 Florida State at #2 Notre Dame.  100,000 people were on campus in South Bend, where current ND students numbered 10,000, to witness the top two teams in the nation battle it out in what was essentially a semifinal game.  The winner would certainly be playing for […]

RECAP WEEK 12: BCS Standings & Implications from Saturday 11/17

#1, now #6 Kansas State (10-1).  LOST to Baylor (5-5): 52-24 in Waco.  Fell from 1st place to 6th in the BCS.  Baylor came into this game (and is still) un-ranked and with a losing record and not only beat the #1 team in the nation, but absolutely dominated them for 60 minutes.  More details […]

Week 12: Big changes as both #1 AND #2 are DEFEATED

VS #1 Kansas State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) loses to Baylor (5-5, 2-5 Big 12): 52-24 in WACO, Texas — “Collin Klein and Kansas State (No. 1 BCS, No. 2 AP) can still get to a BCS game. Getting to the BCS Championship Game is all but lost.” (AP) Baylor came into this game un-ranked, […]

Senior Day may not be the last home game for some ND Seniors

From NBC Graphic: Notre Dame Scholarship Seniors with Eligibility Remaining (4th years seniors with eligibility remaining who can petition the NCAA for a 5th year) LB Carlo Calabrese TE Tyler Eifert (declaring for NFL draft) LB Dan Fox TE Jake Golic LT Zack Martin (listed as 30th best OL prospect for NFL draft) K Nick […]

Week 12 PREVIEW: What to Watch this Weekend

Less than .03 separates the top three teams in the BCS standings.  As a result, this weekend Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame not only need to remain undefeated, but also must try to impress upon voters and computers exactly where they should fall within that small margin of differentiation. 8:00 pm on ESPN:#1 Kansas […]

Preview Week 12…Notre Dame vs Wake Forest: Final Home Game for Irish Seniors

3:30 pm on NBC: Wake Forest (5-5, 3-5 ACC) at #3 Notre Dame (10-0) Notre Dame is a 24-point favorite Saturday is Senior Day and has been getting attention because it is Manti Te’o’s last game at Notre Dame stadium.  Te’o turned down a chance at the NFL to return to ND for his senior […]

Recap Week 11…#4 Notre Dame: Finally stands up to BC

#4 Notre Dame (10-0) defeats Boston College (2-8,1-5): 21-6 in Alumni Stadium Boston College may be unranked with just 2 wins, but that wasn’t going to stop Notre Dame fans from worrying about this game and remembering 1993.  Nineteen years ago, the Irish faced BC at home and were just coming off the game of […]