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Chicago Tribune Nov 29, 2015

Grading Notre Dame's performance vs. Stanford

Notre Dame's College Football Playoff hopes disappeared through the uprights as time expired Saturday night when walk-on Conrad Ukropina kicked a 45-yard field goal to give Stanford (10-2) a 38-36 victory in Palo Alto, Calif. It came 30 seconds after the Irish (10-2) had taken the lead. Offense...
Chicago Tribune Nov 29, 2015

Alabama upsets No. 17 Notre Dame 74-73

Retin Obasohan scored 19 points, including the winning layup with 8 seconds left, in Alabama's 74-73 upset win over No. 17 Notre Dame in the fifth-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Sunday night. Notre Dame had a chance to win it with 2 seconds remaining, but Demetrius Jackson's layup was...
Chicago Tribune Nov 29, 2015

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on close losses

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly after the loss to Stanford.
Chicago Tribune Nov 29, 2015

After loss to Stanford, Notre Dame's mission incomplete

Notre Dame couldn’t win for losing this season. Not for losing twice by two points -- to the No. 1 team in the country in a monsoon on the road and again Saturday to the nation’s No. 9 team more than 2,200 miles from home. Not for losing 12 starters, including eight to season-ending injuries. Saturday...
Chicago Tribune Nov 28, 2015

Notre Dame vs. Stanford

All the action from Stanford Stadium.
Chicago Tribune Nov 28, 2015

Game Day: Notre Dame set to face Stanford in regular-season finale

Notre Dame won’t get a second chance to make a final impression on the College Football Playoff committee. The Irish fell from last team in (fourth) to second team out (sixth) in the rankings Tuesday. They traveled to California to try to keep their dreams alive Saturday. A formidable foe, No....
Chicago Tribune Nov 27, 2015

V.J. Beachem scores 16 points as No. 17 Notre Dame beats Iowa 68-62

V.J. Beachem scored 16 points, Demetrius Jackson had 12 and No. 17 Notre Dame beat Iowa 68-62 in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Friday night. Bonzie Colson had a pair of layups and Jackson added a third as Notre Dame (4-1) used a 9-2 stretch for a 63-55 lead late. Jarrod...
Chicago Tribune Nov 27, 2015

Preview: Notre Dame at Stanford

TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Saturday; FOX-32, WLS-AM 890. Line: Stanford by 3. Records: Notre Dame 10-1; Stanford 9-2. Last meeting: Notre Dame won 17-14 on Sept. 4, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. On the offensive: The Irish can move the ball (465.9 ypg, 29th in the nation), but they have to get in the end...
Chicago Tribune Nov 27, 2015

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey an all-purpose threat to Notre Dame

Once upon a time, Christian McCaffrey looked up and there was Barry Sanders. The Pro Football Hall of Famer's poster used to hang proudly on the bedroom wall of Stanford's sophomore running back. These days, McCaffrey looks up and there is Sanders again. Only this is no fairy tale. This is the...
Chicago Tribune Nov 26, 2015

Justin Robinson leads Monmouth to 70-68 upset of No. 17 Notre Dame

Justin Robinson scored 22 points, including two free throws with 3.6 seconds left, and Monmouth upset No. 17 Notre Dame 70-68 in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Thursday night. Robinson was fouled driving to the basket and calmly made the decisive shots from the foul line. Demetrius...
Chicago Tribune Nov 26, 2015

Notre Dame defense proving susceptible to long touchdown drives

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The words were indiscernible, but there was no mistaking Brian VanGorder's voice as it punctured the crisp, late November air during Notre Dame's late afternoon practice Wednesday. Long Saturday drives are the root of the second-year Irish defensive coordinator's disdain. Being...
Chicago Tribune Nov 25, 2015

Notre Dame can blame itself for losing control of playoff destiny

Sheldon Day's face was about as straight as a circle Wednesday. "Uh, what happened?" the Notre Dame defensive tackle and captain asked while expertly masking a grin. Well, Sheldon, the Irish, who had been fourth, the last team in according to the College Football Playoff rankings, found themselves...
Chicago Tribune Nov 25, 2015

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on preparing for Stanford

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly discusses the Stanford Cardinal. 
Chicago Tribune Nov 25, 2015

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer on Stanford

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer talks about preparing for Stanford.
Chicago Tribune Nov 24, 2015

Notre Dame falls to sixth in College Football Playoff rankings; Iowa to fourth, Michigan State fifth

Winning is everything, but it isn’t the only thing for Notre Dame this weekend against Stanford. Without a victory Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif., the Irish can altogether kiss goodbye their chances of making the four-team College Football Playoff. With a victory, they still might need some help...

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