Waking Up the Echoes in 2015

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[Guest post from former Notre Dame tight end: Oscar McBride] Here we are again Notre Dame Family! Another year filled with promise and excitement for our shot at the 2016 College Football Playoff! Per usual there are some unknowns… and probably the biggest of them all is the pending performance of former Archbishop Alter star and current Notre Dame field general Malik Zaire. The Irish offense boasts the return of big play, Academic All-American Corey Robinson (49 rec.|696 yds.|6 TD); one … [Read more...]

One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back

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As a woman who writes about sports (football in particular), which happens to be what I love to write about, there is no shortage of men who still believe in 2015 that a woman couldn't possibly write about football. <climbs on soapbox> "How could she write about football? She didn't play it!" ... yes, because every man out there on the interwebs played Division I football? "She must only like football because the guys wear tight pants." ... yes, clearly the only reason I cover … [Read more...]

Where Are They Now? Tim O’Neill

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Some kids instinctively know they are going to become a teacher, or a doctor, or a fire fighter; and some kids instinctively know they are going to one day play football at the University of Notre Dame. Tim O’Neill was one such kid. He dreamed of playing football at Notre Dame and all of the rituals that accompany the mystique that is Notre Dame … tapping the famous “Play Like A Champion Today” sign on the way out of the locker room, running out of the tunnel into Notre Dame stadium, and of … [Read more...]

ND’s Danielle Green Wins the Pat Tillman Award for Service

Danielle Green was a left-handed guard for Muffet McGraw at Notre Dame from 1995-2000. AP Images/Joe Raymond

This year's Pat Tillman Award for Service was awarded to former Notre Dame women's basketball player, Danielle Green. Danielle lost her left arm during a patrol in Iraq in 2004. Danielle knew she was badly hurt. But then a feeling came over her: an adrenaline rush of belief. "I actually knew I would be OK when I was still on the rooftop," said Green, an Army veteran wounded in a grenade attack. "After I said a prayer, I felt reassurance and hope, a burst of energy. Then my comrades came, … [Read more...]

How to Define a Megastar

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I will confess, I am kind of a recruiting geek. I know that people often times put too much stock into player ratings, camps, and player showcases, but I've always been fascinated by the whole recruiting process. I went so far as to do some work for one of the recruiting sites for a while. It is tremendously intriguing to me. That being said, I really thought I had seen it all. Until now. Have you seen Parker Boudreaux yet? This kid, he is the definition of a megastar. He committed to Notre … [Read more...]