Pete Fiutak

Pete Fiutak

Sep 23, 2023; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes safety Lathan Ransom (8) tackles Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Mitchell Evans (88) after a catch during the first quarter of their game at Notre Dame Stadium.
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Notre Dame Football: 2024 Preseason All-Independent Team

From CFN, the 2024 Preseason All-Independent Teams. The picks for the best and the brightest Independent - and Pac-12 - players going into the college football season.

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Oct 14, 2023; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Benjamin Morrison (20) celebrates after an interception in the second quarter against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium.
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Top 20 Notre Dame, Independent & Pac-12 Players: College Football Preview 2024

From the 2024 College Football News preview, which Notre Dame players made the cut among the 20 best players from the independent and two Pac-12 programs?

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker JD Bertrand (27), center back, and linebacker Marist Liufau (8) tackle South Carolina Gamecocks running back Juju McDowell (0) during the first quarter of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl of an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish held off the South Carolina Gamecocks 45-38.
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Notre Dame Football: Where Would the Irish Finish in the SEC This Season?

What if Notre Dame played in the SEC this season? We speculate what would probably happen in the ND on SI Noon Question.

Pete Fiutak, Nick Shepkowski, Rich Cirminiello
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Nov 4, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA;  Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Ruke Orhorhoro (33) defensive lineman Peter Woods (11), and defensive lineman DeMonte Capehart (19) play against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium.
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Where Would Notre Dame Football Finish in the ACC?

What if Notre Dame was fully in the ACC this season? Where would it finish in the conference? It's today's ND on SI Noon Question.

Pete Fiutak, Nick Shepkowski, Rich Cirminiello
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Notre Dame running back Jeremiyah Love (4) Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the annual Notre Dame Blue-Gold spring football game at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.
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Preseason AP Poll Prediction: Where Will Notre Dame Be Ranked, July Version

What will the preseason College Football AP Poll be, and where should Notre Dame be in the first set of rankings? It's our July version, before the full top 25 guess in August.

Pete Fiutak
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Oct 23, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; The Notre Dame Leprechaun carries a Notre Dame monogram flag after a Notre Dame touchdown in the fourth quarter against the USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium.
Football

Every Preseason AP College Football Poll: Where Did Notre Dame Rank?

Where did Notre Dame rank in every preseason AP college football poll? Here's every ranking since 1950.

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Jul 9, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Big 12 Conference commissioner Brett Yormark speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Days at Allegiant Stadium.
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Big 12 Expansion: Any Chance to Get Notre Dame? Two Schools to Target

If and when the Big 12 expands, is there ANY reason to even approach Notre Dame? If not, what two schools should the Big 12 target?

Pete Fiutak, Nick Shepkowski, Rich Cirminiello
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Mascots gather for a photo at the Big 12 Conference's media day at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on July 9, 2024.
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Where Would Notre Dame Football Finish in the Big 12 This Season?

What if Notre Dame was in the new and reconfigured Big 12 this season? Would it be a lock to win the Big 12 title?

Pete Fiutak
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Sep 23, 2023; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes safety Lathan Ransom (8) tackles Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Mitchell Evans (88) after a catch during the first quarter of their game at Notre Dame Stadium.
Football

EA College Football 25 Player Ratings Top 100: Where The Notre Dame Stars Rank

The EA College Football 25 video game top 100 players were released. The Irish have four in the mix. Where did they rank?

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Dec 29, 2023; El Paso, TX, USA; Notre Dame defense celebrate after a safety is announced after an official review in the second half at Sun Bowl Stadium.
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What Is Notre Dame Football’s Best Case Scenario? ND on SI Noon Question

If Notre Dame is good as expected, what's REALLY the ceiling for this team - at least the most realistic one? We give the best case scenario in today's ND on SI Noon Question.

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Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; A view of the CFP Trophy before the 2024 College Football Playoff national championship game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Washington Huskies at NRG Stadium.
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Notre Dame’s (Potentially) Huge College Football Playoff Break No One Is Talking About

Notre Dame might have been handed a massive break by the College Football Playoff types, and here's why

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Nov 19, 2022; South Bend, Indiana, USA; A Notre Dame pennant flies in front of the Word of Life Mural, commonly known as Touchdown Jesus, before the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Boston College Eagles at Notre Dame Stadium.
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Notre Dame Football: Ranking All 12 Irish National Championship Seasons

Out of the 12 Notre Dame football national championship seasons, which one was the best and how do they all rank?

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