January 22, 2015
From the beginning, Notre Dame has never let convention limit our dreams. Especially when there’s an opportunity for bold action.
The Campus Crossroads Project is a chance to maximize the potential of one of the most recognizable and centrally located buildings on campus: Notre Dame Stadium. Our commitment to providing an unsurpassed undergraduate experience drives this plan to bring academics, athletics, and student life together.
More than 750,000 square feet of teaching, research, and performance space. Student life and recreation facilities. Cutting-edge digital media resources. An enhanced gameday experience. The largest building project in our history. This is how Notre Dame plans to awaken a sleeping giant and infuse it with life and learning every day of the year. This is our unconventional dream.
December 31, 2014
Late Field Goal Lifts Notre Dame Over No. 22 LSU, 31-28
The Fighting Irish ended the 2014 season with some good vibes and grabbed some much-needed momentum heading into 2015 with a 31-28 victory over LSU in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn.
Notre Dame marched down the field with relative ease, and Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal with no time left on the clock to lift the Irish to a 31-28 win before a crowd of 60,419 at LP Field. Beating a Southeastern Conference team in southern territory only made it that much sweeter.
“This was a matchup that we had wanted at Notre Dame, and I know LSU felt the same way,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “We wanted to be challenged. We were disappointed in the way we played obviously at the end of the year, and our guys wanted the opportunity to finish the season the right way.” … Read More
December 18, 2014
For the first time in history, the Fighting Irish are heading to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
Notre Dame (7-5) is slated to take on Southeastern Conference representative, LSU (8-4), at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at LP Field, home of the NFL Tennessee Titans, in Nashville, Tennessee. Ticket sales are approaching 55,000, and we know many of our Irish fans will be making the trip to Nashville. We are here to make sure you have all of the information you need before arriving in Music City.
Know It All
You can also have all bowl information at your fingertips by downloading the new Music City Bowl App. It will have the most up-to-date information on the game and surrounding events. The app can be found by searching “Music City Bowl” on the App store or Google Play.
If you have questions, feel free to contact the Music City Bowl directly at Generalinfo@nashvillesports.com or by phone at 615-743-3130.
December 15, 2014
Notre Dame Football Honors 16 Student-Athletes
University of Notre Dame senior linebacker Joe Schmidt received the 2014 Notre Dame Monogram Club Most Valuable Player honor Friday night at the 94th Notre Dame Football Awards Show (ECHOES | 14).
Schmidt, voted MVP by his teammates, and 15 other Irish players were honored at the show, which was sponsored by The Notre Dame Club of Saint Joseph Valley, South Bend International Airport, CBTS, Visit South Bend Mishawaka, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and TireRack.com.
Highlights from the ECHOES, presented by Coke Zero, will be broadcast four times on NBC Sports Network. The recap show will debut on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 1:30 p.m. EST and re-air on Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST and Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. EST.
Scout Team Player of the Year: Offense – Tyler Plantz
Scout Team Player of the Year: Defense – Austin Larkin
Newcomer of the Year: Offense – Torii Hunter Jr.
Newcomer of the Year: Defense – Drue Tranquill
Special Teams Player of the Year – C.J. Prosise
Offensive Lineman of the Year – Ronnie Stanley
Irish Around the Bend – Kyle Brindza
Moose Krause Lineman of the Year – Sheldon Day
Father Lange Iron Cross – Christian Lombard
Pietrosante Award – Cam McDaniel
Rockne Student-Athlete – Corey Robinson
Tire Rack Play of the Year – Ben Koyack
Offensive Player of the Year – Will Fuller
Defensive Player of the Year – Jaylon Smith
Next Man In – Justin Utupo
Most Valuable Player – Joe Schmidt … Read More
December 11, 2014
The Echoes will be hosted by Mike Mayock and Skylar Diggins
A Celebration of the 2014 Fighting Irish Team: The Echoes, will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the Notre Dame campus. The red-carpet event begins at 6:30 p.m. EST with a reception that will feature hors d’oeuvres from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The awards show program, co-hosted by Skylar Diggins and Mike Mayock, will start at 8 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall. The program will include a video tribute to the 2014 Fighting Irish plus a series of awards honoring the Notre Dame Football team and comments from head coach Brian Kelly.
Tickets for The Echoes are still available and can be purchased at the Notre Dame Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased online at und.com/tickets or by calling the Notre Dame Ticket Office at 574-631-7356. The Notre Dame Football Awards Show is a reserved seating event. Any special seating needs should be requested when purchasing tickets for the program.
Come out and show your support as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Fighting Irish from the 2014 season. … Read More
December 09, 2014
Notre Dame to play LSU on Dec. 30th at LP Field in Nashville
For the first time in history, the University of Notre Dame football team is headed to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
Notre Dame (7-5) will meet Southeastern Conference representative, LSU (8-4), at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at LP Field, home of the NFL Tennessee Titans, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Irish qualify as a representative of the Atlantic Coast Conference in their first year of an agreement, which also allows Notre Dame to play four to six games per season against ACC opponents.
The Music City Bowl marks the fifth bowl appearance in as many seasons under Irish Head Coach, Brian Kelly. Kelly becomes the first Head Coach in Notre Dame history to take teams to bowl games in each of his first five seasons. With a win at the Music City Bowl, Brian Kelly would become the first Head Coach in Irish history to win at least eight games in each of his first five seasons with the Fighting Irish.
“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to face LSU — one of the preeminent programs in all of college football,” said Kelly. “When we worked with the ACC to fashion our agreement, part of the attraction for Notre Dame was the ability to provide our program with this type of matchup. In that vein we’re excited to come to Nashville, to play in a bowl in which the University never before has participated and to play in a top-notch NFL venue.”
Fans can tune in to ESPN, ESPN Radio, and Notre Dame’s IMG Football Radio to catch all of the action on December 30th. Click here for all of the bowl information you will need — from tickets, to bowl history, to events. … Read More
December 02, 2014
The Campus Crossroads Project Begins
When the lights went out on Saturday, November 22nd, after Notre Dame concluded its final home game of the 2014 season against Louisville, the Campus Crossroads Project officially began.
The Campus Crossroads Project is the largest building initiative in the 172-year history of the University of Notre Dame. The $400 million project includes construction of more than 750,000 square feet of classroom, research, student facility, digital media, performance, meeting, event, and hospitality space.
The facilities will be housed in three buildings attached to the west, east, and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium. Construction will take approximately 33 months to complete.
Throughout construction, the Game Day Operations team will update fans on gameday.nd.edu and on Twitter regarding the progress of the Campus Crossroads Project. Additionally, fans can always visit the Campus Crossroads Project page for information. … Read More
November 24, 2014
Thanks to all of our fans who braved the weather and came out to support our seniors! Also, big thanks to our Irish fans who shared their Game Day experiences with us throughout the season using #NDgameday! Check out our favorite #NDgameday photos from our final home game. #NDgameday will be back in 2015!
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November 22, 2014
Weather-Related Game Weekend Changes
This post will be updated periodically to inform fans about weather-related game weekend changes.
Last updated 11/21/14, 2:27 PM ET
- White Field, Burke (North and South), and K lots have been plowed and will be open on Saturday, November 22nd. Lots open at 8:00 a.m.
- LaBar Practice Field will be closed to the public on Saturday, November 22nd.
- The Notre Dame Marching Band will not practice or step-off to the Pep Rally on Friday, November 21st. Step-off is still set to occur on Saturday, November 22nd.
- Courtesy Carts will not begin operating until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd.
- Courtesy Cart services have been suspended for Friday, November 21st.
- The Pedal Cab service will not operate on Friday, November 21st, or Saturday, November 22nd.
November 22, 2014
Effective for the 2014 season
As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame will institute a policy on bags and other items fans can bring into its football stadium on game days. Notre Dame strongly encourages fans to not bring ANY type of bags to the stadium.
- ALL backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags will NOT be allowed in the stadium.
- ALL other small bags are subject to inspection at the stadium gates upon entrance.
- Diaper bags and medical device bags will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.
- Blankets, coats, ponchos, and other similar items will be allowed but will be subject to inspection.
We are taking every possible step to ensure minimal disruption or delay to stadium guests. Personal property and privacy will be respected at all times. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation and patience. … Read More