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Notre Dame vs. Rutgers, 2013 Pinstripe Bowl: Irish win grueling affair

It was a slog between two excitement-averse teams in an odd environment, but the Irish got the job done. For more on the game, check out One Foot Down and On The Banks.

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Star power and failure

If field goals are failures, there was a lot of failure on Saturday. Still, Teddy Bridgewater, Ryan Switzer, Tyler Lockett, and (in the booth) Jesse Palmer came up big for fans on the last active college football Saturday of the season.

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Jesse Palmer gave Chris Fowler the Heimlich

We apparently nearly lost the man whose anchoring has cured a million hangovers, but Jesse Palmer was there to save the day.

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Notre Dame pulls away late for Pinstripe Bowl win

It wasn't a classic by any stretch, but the Fighting Irish pulled away late to win the Pinstripe Bowl 29-16 over Rutgers.

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Louis Nix's tweets saved the Pinstripe

Notre Dame's 29-16 win over Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl was not an enjoyable experience for most of us. But we were lucky to have an informed viewer watching along.

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Notre Dame suspends Atkinson, Brown for bowl

Notre Dame will be without its second-leading rusher and a backup cornerback as it faces Rutgers.

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The big Pinstripe Bowl breakdown

In different ways, it's a what-could-have-been season for both Notre Dame and Rutgers. The Fighting Irish beat good teams and lost to mediocre ones, while Rutgers basically lost every good player to injury at some point. Notre Dame is heavily favored in the Pinstripe Bowl (noon ET, Dec. 28, ESPN), but assuming you know what's going to happen in an Irish game this season is pretty foolish.

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Bob Diaco takes UConn head coach job

The Notre Dame defensive coordinator takes the reins in Storrs.

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Vegas bowl lines, from biggest to tightest

You do not have to watch the Pinstripe Bowl. Just keep telling yourself this. You do not have to watch the Pinstripe Bowl.

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Notre Dame, Rutgers to Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium will host the country's premier independent and a local.

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Irish OC Martin leaving for Miami (OH)

The coach won two national titles at Division II Grand Valley State.

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