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Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Notre Dame cashes in Michigan State gifts

Equanimeous St. Brown remembered he’s considered one of the top receivers in the nation on Saturday against Michigan State. The Notre Dame  junior caught a 41-yard pass to set up the Irish’s first touchdown.Offensive coordinator Chip Long found running back Dexter...

Clemson overcomes sluggish play and boos

Clemson overcomes sluggish play and boos

Boston College played typical Boston College football – good defense but no offense.The Clemson Tigers were not overwhelming, with only its defense showing up, but that’s how titles are won. Even the best offenses come up flat over the course of a 12-game...

Notre Dame storylines to follow at Spartan Stadium

Notre Dame storylines to follow at Spartan Stadium

Here are three keys to watch as Notre Dame (2-1) plays its second straight road game before a rabid crowd Saturday at historic rival Michigan State (2-0). (Irish and Spartans players from the 1966 Game of the Century that ended in a controversial 10-10 tie...

Spartans among Polynesian Hall finalists

Spartans among Polynesian Hall finalists

Three Michigan State Hawaiian Pipeline figures and a Spartans quarterback from the 1990s are among 18 finalists for the Polynesian Hall of Fame Class of 2018.Bob Apisa, Charlie Wedemeyer and Thomas Ka’ulukukui are finalists as contributors. Tony Banks, who has Samoan ancestry,...

How Game of Century survived band attack

How Game of Century survived band attack

Let your mind wander to imagine a seminal college football moment matching Notre Dame at Michigan State in the 1966 Game of the Century having not taken place. This is more than a whimsical thought as the teams prepare to meet on the 51st anniversary Saturday...

Michigan State pioneer passes away

Michigan State pioneer passes away

Some sad news on the passing of a Michigan State football pioneer. My research for book Raye of Light revealed he was the first passenger on Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State Underground Railroad. He was very proud of that, and I was proud to meet him and make him a key figure in...

Clemson plays like a defending champion

Clemson plays like a defending champion

Much of the college football universe on Saturday was focused on a place called Papa John’s Stadium in a southern city better known for horse racing. Defending national champion Clemson‘s first road test was holding off Louisville, a challenger to the Tigers in the...

Notre Dame finally pulls away at Boston College

Notre Dame finally pulls away at Boston College

Two Massachusetts teams taught Notre Dame more about itself than the Irish probably want to accept on the third weekend of the college football season.Boston College was one. Notre Dame had trouble before pulling away for a 49-20 victory on Saturday afternoon at...

Notre Dame story lines to watch at BC

Notre Dame story lines to watch at BC

Here are three keys to watch as Notre Dame (1-1) tries to recover from last week’s disheartening 20-19 loss at home to Georgia (2-0). The loss knocked the No. 24 Irish out of the rankings. The Irish are lucky kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Boston...

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Many concerns arose from Notre Dame losing 20-19 to Georgia despite the Bulldogs’ 12 penalties for 127 yards last week in South Bend. I’ll list several red flags before I get to the one that should worry the Irish the most.One apprehension is that Notre Dame redshirt...