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Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

The No. 13-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish continued to force their way into the College Football Playoff conversation.The Irish (6-1) routed the No. 11 USC Trojans (6-2) Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium, 49-14. It was Notre Dame’s fifth straight win...

Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) play No. 11 USC (6-1) in the 82nd renewal of their fabled rivalry. The teams meet at 7:40 p.m. ET Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.Brandon Wimbush’s health: Notre Dame...

SDSU trip to Alabama marks lifetime journey

SDSU trip to Alabama marks lifetime journey

I'm re-posting my story from last year when Tom Ables traveled to the San Diego State-South Alabama game and visited the USS Alabama that served on before attending San Diego State in 1946.* * * San Diego State football’s unquestioned No. 1 fan completes a 70-year-old circle...

Notre Dame bringing back green memories

Notre Dame bringing back green memories

Forty years ago this week, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish began an improbable rise from a mid-level ranking to a national title. The turning point was stunning upset of No. 5 USC in what is known as “The Green Jersey Game.”Are the impish leprechauns perched on Notre Dame...

Alabama Death Star facing few challenges

Alabama Death Star facing few challenges

The Alabama Crimson Tide Death Star continues its unchallenged rule of the college football galaxy. The top-ranked team rolled over the Arkansas Razorbacks 41-9 Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.The overmatched Razorbacks certainly lacked the...

LSU upsets Auburn with renewed passion

LSU upsets Auburn with renewed passion

LSU kept alive its hopes in the SEC West with a comeback 27-23 upset of No. 10 Auburn on Saturday at Tiger Stadium.The unranked Tigers (5-2, 2-1 SEC West) outscored Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC West) 13-0 in the fourth quarter with defense and special teams. ... Click...

Clemson suffers first loss at Syracuse

Clemson suffers first loss at Syracuse

The Clemson Tigers’ unbeaten season came to a sudden end on Friday the 13th. The unranked Syracusescored on its first two possessions and upset the defending national champions 27-24 Friday night at the Carrier Dome.For the second straight week, the second-ranked Tigers...

All rise and applaud Ian Book standing tall

All rise and applaud Ian Book standing tall

Stand up, Doug Flutie and Russell Wilson. No, really, stand up. After all, you two have been the model for short pro-style quarterbacks in college and the NFL.You should applaud Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly; same with former offensive coordinator Mike Sanford...

Notre Dame wins with Book work

Notre Dame wins with Book work

Notre Dame defeated North Carolina 33-10 in intermittent rain on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The victory propelled the 5-1 Irish into a bye week with needed rest for quarterback Brandon Wimbush’s injured ankle.Ian Book replaced Wimbush to lead the...

Clemson overcomes Bryant ankle injury

Clemson overcomes Bryant ankle injury

Clemson reached the midpoint of the regular season unbeaten, but the Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Wake Forest was tougher to come by than previous wins.The second-ranked Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC Atlantic) won 28-14 over upstart Wake Forest (4-2, 0-2 ACC...