Category: Independent

Game 224: Northwestern @ #18 Notre Dame

Northwestern did it before. 1995. The Irish opened the season ranked 9th and the Wildcats were supposed to be the welcome mat that Notre Dame trampled over to initiate a fresh new season. But, Northwestern knew that scripts can change. The Wildcats stunned the Golden Domers with a 17-15 victory that the Chicago Tribune dubbed […]

Saturday November 15th, 2014 in Big Ten, Independent, Northwestern, Notre Dame | No Comments »


  Describing college football is a challenging task without uttering Notre Dame in the same breath. No sports tour of any kind is complete without a stop in South Bend, Indiana. The gameday experience here is rich with eye-opening appeal. With the first step on these hallowed grounds, fans truly feel the history of former players, […]

Game 212: BYU @ #19 Wisconsin

What do you call a BYU fan in a bar? Lost. Okay, overused joke, I know. But, since BYU became independent, they have visited many foreign campuses where a joke like this is fresh. Welcome to Madison, Cougars. Wisconsin fans are primarily quick-witted and knee-slappingly funny, but this bit of humor was only worthy of […]

Saturday November 9th, 2013 in Big Ten, Brigham Young, Independent, Wisconsin | No Comments »


Every football Saturday at Navy is like the greatest 4th of July parade you have ever attended…at least during pregame anyway. Led by bagpipes and followed by the cheer squad, the Navy football team receives a warm welcome as they arrive to the stadium two hours prior to kickoff. Donning their all white uniforms, you […]

Saturday September 3rd, 2011 in ALL VISITED STADIUMS, Independent, Independent, Navy | No Comments »

Game 181: Delaware @ Navy

The stifling heat and humidity followed us from Wisconsin as we arrived in Annapolis for Navy’s sold out home opener against Delaware. At quick glance, the uniforms would suggest that you were watching Michigan at Notre Dame. But, alas, it was the Midshipmen and the Blue Hens…perhaps not a marquis matchup, but certainly not short […]

Saturday September 3rd, 2011 in Independent, Navy | No Comments »

Game 176 – #14 Utah @ Notre Dame

  The hallowed grounds of Notre Dame have become hollowed out by the weak and the mighty. Teams that are not traditional powers (Navy, Tulsa, etc.) have been undaunted by the mystique of Notre Dame Stadium. Coach Kelly is all about retrieving that mystique and making a win over the Irish in South Bend a […]

Saturday November 13th, 2010 in Independent, Notre Dame, Pac Twelve, Utah | No Comments »

Game 148: Purdue @ Notre Dame

The t-shirts worn by the Notre Dame student section this year read, “Notre Dame will rise again.” That’s a bold statement considering the tumultuous season the Irish experienced last year. However, a couple of early season wins this year, including one over rival Michigan, has allowed hope to trickle back into South Bend. Will the […]

Saturday September 27th, 2008 in Big Ten, Independent, Notre Dame, Purdue | No Comments »

Game 127: Army @ #6 Notre Dame

Army scored first and last, but Notre Dame walloped them in between. Led by Heisman hopeful, Brady Quinn, the Irish made senior day in South Bend a memorable experience for all who packed inside Notre Dame Stadium. The Black Knights had the intensity, but lacked the offense to keep up with the luck of the […]

Saturday November 18th, 2006 in Army, Independent, Notre Dame | No Comments »

Game 63: Air Force @ #19 Notre Dame

Fans that venture to South Bend, Indiana and only watch the game are not real college football fans. Notre Dame is the capital of college football tradition. Walking the campus and visiting the symbols that represent this program are practically part of the ticket price. Prior to the game, we viewed the Golden Dome, Touchdown […]

Saturday October 28th, 2000 in Air Force, Independent, MWC, Notre Dame | No Comments »