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Local College Football Roundup: Stanford's Last Chance To Make Playoff Impression

When the College Football Playoff rankings were updated Tuesday night, Stanford was given a spot just inside the top 10 with one regular season game and one Pac-12 championship game to play. 665 more words

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Kelly calls on his stars to carry the Irish against Stanford

Notre Dame’s recent slip in the playoff polls could be distracting Irish fans from understanding the magnitude of this weekend’s game against Stanford. With one final “data-point” to provide to the playoff committee, the Irish will be able to showcase their merits against a Top 10 opponent, a beneficial scheduling feature after two weeks of soft opponents—and mediocre play—moved Notre Dame from a solid No. 411 more words


Notre Dame vs. Stanford Game Preview, Prediction

If the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1) want to make their case for a playoff berth, they’ll have to knock off the Stanford Cardinal (9-2) on the Farm Saturday night. 807 more words


Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet: Part 2

Yesterday’s post noted that none of the seven major news outlets I had looked at regarding Turkey’s shooting down a Russian fighter mentioned the nuclear dimension to the risk. 269 more words

And in that corner... The Stanford Cardinal

There’s likely a new sense of urgency in The Gug this morning, with Notre Dame waking up on the outside looking in at the four teams currently slotted for the College Football Playoff. 2,219 more words

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Dr. Martin Lewis (Stanford): Understanding Current Events Through History, Geography and Maps #022

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Dr. Martin Lewis discusses the importance of using geography and maps in studying history and analyzing world events. Without geography there can be no history (or geopolitics). 310 more words


Maxwell Award names its three finalists

The Maxwell Award is handed out to the best college football player in the country with recent recipients including Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck, Manti Te’o, A.J. 123 more words

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