January 31, 2014 |
NOTRE DAME yesterday announced a $400 million plan to expand its 84-year-old football stadium, adding thousands of premium seats plus new buildings at the "House that Rockne Built. " The new buildings will house a student center on the west side, the anthropology and psychology departments and a digital media center on the east side and music and sacred music departments on the south side, leaving the side facing Touchdown Jesus unchanged. The Rev. John Jenkins, the university president, called it "the most ambitious building project in the 172-year history of Notre Dame," saying more space was needed to accommodate the university's broadening research activity.
September 4, 2013 |
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Some kids are bored by dad's stories of the good old days, when seemingly every game was played in four-feet of snow and helmets were made of leather. Temple h-back Chris Coyer, however, found inspiration in the tales. "I think they actually helped me to become a halfway decent football player," Coyer laughed before taking the field at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. Coyer's father, Chris Sr., played at Minnesota in the mid-1970s and has tales from the most hallowed stadiums in college football.
September 2, 2013
When: Saturday at 3:30 p .m. Where: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Ind. Records: Temple, 0-0; No. 14 Notre Dame, 0-0. TV/Radio: NBC10; 97.5 the Fanatic Coaches: Matt Rhule, Temple (first game); Brian Kelly, Notre Dame (199-68-2). Series: This is the first meeting between Temple and Notre Dame. Three Things to Watch Keep an eye on Temple's defensive backs. They are young and should expect to be challenged deep early. Watch the line of scrimmage.
August 30, 2013 |
Matt Rhule added an interesting twist to Temple's football practice Wednesday. The first-year Owls coach set Notre Dame's fight song on full blast over the sound system, repeating it over and over to give his players a taste of what they will encounter when they open the season Saturday in South Bend, Ind. "When that environment comes, I want them to almost feel like that song is their song," Rhule said. "I want them to be familiar with it and remind them that this moment is here and enjoy it. " Freshman linebacker Jarred Alwan had no trouble recognizing the tune.
August 28, 2013 |
When Temple coach Matt Rhule started watching the game film of Notre Dame last week, the play of the Fighting Irish's defensive line was the first thing he noticed. On Monday morning, he was still noticing. The Owls have some depth and considerable size along their offensive line, with Kyle Friend returning at center and the addition of 6-foot-4, 330-pound Maryland transfer Pete White at right guard. But the Fighting Irish went undefeated last season until an Alabama team loaded with future first-round picks across its offensive line destroyed them in the national championship game.
May 4, 2013
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN on Thursday announced a 20-year agreement to operate an SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August 2014. SEC commissioner Mike Slive said the SEC network will produce 1,000 live events each year, including 450 televised on the network and 550 distributed digitally. Slive says the network will carry approximately 45 SEC football games each year "and a depth of content across all sports. " No financial terms were released for the deal, which continues through 2034.
January 4, 2013 |
TWENTY-FOUR YEARS later, it still seems so unlikely. The walk-on placekicker from Kaneohe, Hawaii, standing a mere 5-5 and 135 pounds, with a style as unorthodox as they come, emerging as the hero in a game that jump-started Notre Dame's last national championship season. That remarkable Sept. 10, 1988, night at Notre Dame Stadium has since been deemed "The Reggie Ho Game," a triumph etched in Irish lore. That night, starting his first collegiate game, in front of a national audience, Reggie Ho nailed each of his four field-goal attempts, including a game-winning, 26-yarder with 73 seconds left, to help 13th-ranked Notre Dame knock off No. 9 Michigan, 19-17.
October 9, 2011 |
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Tommy Rees threw four TD passes in the first half, Notre Dame built a big early lead, and the Irish rolled to their fourth straight victory Saturday, routing Air Force, 59-33. It marked the most combined points ever for a game at Notre Dame Stadium. And the 59 points were the most by Notre Dame since beating Rutgers, 62-0, in 1996 in Lou Holtz's final home game as Irish coach. The two teams combined for 1,125 yards of total offense - 565 by Air Force and 560 by Notre Dame.