Rent Like a Champion Goes Nationwide

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This year, the fine folks at Rent Like a Champion are once again partnering with HLS to spread the news of affordable weekend rentals in South Bend during football season and major events like commencement. The ND alumni-founded business has saved over 3,000 Notre Dame football fans serious cash from the hotel gouging in the area, as well as making South Bend homeowners over $3 million in extra income. Now, they are expanding their rental business nationwide. While Rent Like a Champion has … [Read more...]

Assorted Thoughts from the 2015 Blue/Gold Game

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Notre Dame Football graced us with their annual teaser of football season with the Blue/Gold Game this past Saturday. Of course, this means that it is time for every ND blog in existence to throw out some reactions from the practice game. HLS, of course is no different (save for the fact that I think everyone else already has theirs up), so it is time for me to play my role in this annual rite before we enter the long summer of counting down the days until fall camp breaks. Note: the assorted … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup – Episode 24

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Tonight on the Friday Roundup, there's a lot of Notre Dame football talk on this Blue/Gold eve. I may get to call a play for the Irish, some non-QB battle things to look out for, and some talk on Elli Thatcher and 271 miles. Finally, I mention Jim Delany's ideas on how to "fix" the academic issues in college football. Also, fill out this survey for a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card. This will be the last week! … [Read more...]

A Journey Worth Following: 271 Miles

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Today, Elli Thatcher’s life changes forever. The Columbus, Ohio resident will undergo an 11½ hour procedure to remove a 6-centimeter tumor that sits in a space of her neck and extends all the way to her skull. Thatcher is scared. She has lost sleep fretting about the unknowns: Is this mass cancerous? Will the doctors be able to reach the entire tumor, which is adjacent to the vagus nerve, essential to the body’s nervous system? There have been seemingly endless tests, scans and minor … [Read more...]

Let’s Call a Play for Notre Dame

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Today, Brian Kelly broke the Notre Dame Football internet. To make up for the fact that the Blue/Gold game will not be public, BK said that he'll give a fan a chance to call a play during the game--first play of the second half to be precise. No, this isn't a delayed April Fool's joke. This actually happened: https://twitter.com/CoachBrianKelly/status/587661006282817536 So I am going to submit a play? You bet your ass I will. However, my heart isn't exactly set on one play and I … [Read more...]