|Date||Opponent / Event||Location||Time / Result|
|08/31/13||vs. Temple||Notre Dame, Ind.||TBA|
|09/07/13||at Michigan||Ann Arbor, Mich.||TBA|
|09/14/13||at Purdue||West Lafayette, Ind.||TBA|
|09/21/13||vs. Michigan State||Notre Dame, Ind.||TBA|
|09/28/13||vs. Oklahoma||Notre Dame, Ind.||TBA|
|10/05/13||vs. Arizona State||Arlington, Texas||TBA|
|10/19/13||vs. USC||Notre Dame, Ind.||TBA|
|10/26/13||at Air Force||USAFA, Colo.||TBA|
|11/02/13||vs. Navy||Notre Dame, Ind.||TBA|
|11/09/13||at Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh, Pa.||TBA|
|11/23/13||vs. BYU||Notre Dame, Ind.||TBA|
|11/30/13||at Stanford||Stanford, Calif.||TBA
As reported in ESPN Web-Blog:
for: Indiana ( written by Eamonn Brennan ) as the best basketball team in the USA –
If you’re strictly comparing résumés, then sure, you can make the case for others — Duke in particular. Thus far, the Hoosiers’ schedule doesn’t stack up to really any of their elite companions save for (maybe) Michigan and Syracuse.
Their (Indiana University) nonconference schedule was never great to begin with, and it has only looked worse and worse as Georgetown has struggled and North Carolina has trended more and more toward missing the NCAA tournament.
IU’s loss, a neutral-court defeat to Butler, (what? Indianapolis is NOT a neutral-court) is not as impressive (so to speak) as that of Duke, which lost to a good NC State team on the road with injuries to both Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry.
But I do think you can make the case that Indiana is the nation’s best team, or at least its most versatile — unique among the nation’s elite in its number of stars, its balance and its ability to score in bunches and defend all over the floor.
We saw that at Assembly Hall on Saturday in the last 10 minutes of the first half, in which the Hoosiers played the best basketball we’ve seen all season (and some of the best basketball you will ever see) in taking a 52-29 halftime lead over No. 8 Minnesota. IU still has plenty of kinks to work out, and if you’re only interested in comparing CVs, you’d still probably take Duke.
But if we’re talking about the real-deal best team in the country?
Indiana is chief among that discussion.
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Dateline: January 7, 2013
(Miami) Mom had an interesting perspective about UND having lived her entire life (1925-1994) around campus. My Grandpa graduated from ND in 1923 and his father-in-law was an early football team supporter in the 1910s and 1920s. Furthermore, she married the professor in 1974. So she should know.
The last football game Mom ever saw in-person was with me sitting to her right. Lou Holtz’ 1993 squad was undefeated with their last game at home versus Boston College. To make a long story short, the Eagles drove down the field during the last minute and wrecked what could have been an undefeated, national championship season with a field goal to win 39-38.
Mom was very wise.
She whispered to me that losing was for the best. Why?
“Notre Damers are so full of themselves.” The parallels to this 2012 season are similar. After some quick success, ‘domers’ have reacquired the attitudes we observed in the 1990s. No wonder there remain many ‘Notre Dame haters’ around.
Our Lady’s Son was humble. Domers and Crimson Tide supporters would do well to perfect their sportsmanship and humility.
Thus, there are some things good and Godly about losing 0-28 to Alabama at halftime.
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For tonight’s BCS Title Game make Florida orange juice cocktails or drink green beer (just add no more than a half drop of green food coloring in a 20 ounce lager), and serve pork bellies, corn on the cob, and root (for ol’ Notre Dame) crops grown in Indiana. Wear red undies – it would be OK to crap as necessary.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
~ Erma Bombeck
Winter foods that warm hungry bellies are hot orders. Football playoffs need great food that will make get-togethers memorable for non-sports fans, too.
Some of my favorites are Hungarian goulash and American chicken prepared with blue cheese.
Aunt Ann’s Guylas (Hungarian Goulash)
My mothers godfather’s wife was a terrific Hungarian cook. One thing that became a staple before Notre Dame Football games was lunch at Judge Nihkos’ with a big pot of Hungarian Goulash. I wonder if Ann ever poured some dry red wine into it? It will take more than three hours to make this but it is worth it:
- Brown the beef stew meat.
- Melt butter over a medium heat.
- Sauté onions.
- Pour in some beef stock.
- Add spices like paprika, garlic…
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Things are getting in order for the pre-game party for the University of Notre Dame – University of Alabama BCS Title Game.
The tailgate party is in Indiana although thee game is being staged in South Florida.
email@example.com by 6:30 p.m. EST
(game time = 8:30)