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By · April 29th, 2009 · 1,050 views
A Clashmore Mike Roundtable: 2009′S Major Contributors

With the Blue-Gold game over and the football team taking time-off until June, the staff of Clashmore Mike sat down to determine several key players in this year’s team. Some are needed for the Irish to have a great season. Others have been named as players to watch and are expected to put up record numbers for the team or to emerge as high-profile players. …

Other Sports, Personnel »

By · April 27th, 2009 · 2,638 views
Austin Carr’s NCAA Tournaments: The Best

Notre Dame’s Austin Carr owns the NCAA Tournament scoring record book. Call A.C. “The Man” and be done with it.

A remarkable thirty-eight years have passed with sharpshooters taking aim at his records. The closest anyone has come since Austin’s 61 points against Ohio is David Robinson’s 50 points against Michigan in 1987. Consider that Carr did not benefit from a three point line. “With …

Miscellany, News »

By · April 21st, 2009 · 776 views
The Art of Beating a Dead Horse

This past weekend was the annual Blue-Gold spring football game for the Fighting Irish. It was a game that, at times, lulled me to sleep and, at other times, got me excited for the young, developing talent on display. After a rigorous post-game debriefing with my brother and my dad, I was certain that the morning would bring a newspaper stuffed full of interesting perceptions …

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By · April 21st, 2009 · 931 views
Clashmore Mike Welcomes Michael Collins

Clashmore Mike is proud to announce the addition of Michael Collins to our team of crack writers. Michael has been one of the strongest voices in Notre Dame football at Bleacher Report for a long while and has a unique voice and keen understanding of the Fighting Irish. We’re excited to read his forthcoming contributions.

Michael will largely be responsible for covering things from a …

Game Coverage, Off-Season »

By · April 20th, 2009 · 997 views
2009 Blue-Gold Game Reactions

The 2009 Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium threatened to turn into a snooze-fest for the fans and it appeared, for a significant number of those in attendance, that this ended up being the case. As numerous publications and pundits cautioned before the game, it can be futile to infer too much about the status of a team following a spring scrimmage, but surely there …

Game Coverage, University »

By · April 18th, 2009 · 1,101 views
Live Coverage of the 2009 Blue-Gold Game

We’ve been fortunate enough to secure a press credential to the 2009 Blue-Gold Game live at Notre Dame stadium. Our thanks go out to Senior Associate Athletic Director, John Heisler, for allowing us this last-minute opportunity.

Our intention is to provide live, interactive coverage during the game via the Live section of our site which can be accessed in the navigation bar above, or by …

Miscellany, Off-Season »

By · April 9th, 2009 · 938 views
Consistency Is Key

“…the day to day consistency. We’ll flash that we know how to do it at times and then we’ll not do it another time. So the consistency of doing it over and over are things you harp on.” – Frank Verducci

If you’ve read my previous article, you’ll notice that, at times, I love playing devil’s advocate. I wrote that article as much for other …

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By · April 3rd, 2009 · 1,174 views
Curb(ing) Your Enthusiasm

What I appreciate most about the Notre Dame fan base, and what normally annoys anyone who doesn’t bleed Blue and Gold, is our unending devotion to the Irish and our blind support of the football team—including to the point of humiliation (see: 2007). If we sit around long enough and think about the team enough, we start to rationalize why Notre Dame should go undefeated …