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Did Kelly think the Irish could make it this quickly?

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Three days and counting until the Irish faceoff for the national championship, and for the players and coaches making it to the title game came at a bit of a surprise this year.

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Irish players talk about the idea of being underdogs in the Championship game

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The Friday night before the big game is finally here and with only a couple of days left till the National Title Game, Notre Dame is getting in their last practice sessions. Playing under the bright lights of the national stage is something that the players say do not bother them.

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History behind the Play Like a Champion Today sign

Posted: 01/05/2013 - A college football champion is about to be determined in a single game in Miami. For the entire season, and decades before, the Fighting Irish Football Team is reminded that they should always Play Like a Champion.

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Alabama offense versus Notre Dame defense

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Notre Dame and Alabama are two teams that are essentially mirror images of one another. The BCS National Championship will set Notre Dame’s number-one ranking defense against Alabama’s top-notch offense.

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National Championship: It's real now

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Notre Dame arrived in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, practiced for the first time on Thursday, and now that the they are getting settled in , the question on everyone’s mind is whether it has sunk in to the players’ minds that they are about to play for college football’s biggest prize.

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Players unfamiliar with 1973 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Notre Dame and Alabama were on the practice fields Thursday in preparation for Monday’s BCS National Championship game, and this is not the first time the teams have battled for the title.

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Remembering '88 Championship, catching up with Tony Rice

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The Irish’s upcoming play for the national title has Notre Dame fans recalling earlier championship teams. The last time the team took home a title was 24 years ago when Lou Holtz led the unbeaten 1988 squad to victory.

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Diaco and Manti know the challenge of Alabama's offense

Posted: 01/03/2013 - The Irish go into the BCS National Championship game with a defense that has been ranked among the best in the nation from game one through game twelve of the season. The team has an impressive lineup led by the number one assistant coach in the country, as well as the most decorated player in the country.

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Irish practice in Florida, adjusting to warmer temperatures

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Only four days stand between now and the National Championship Game. Both teams landed in Florida on Wednesday and played their first practice in the Sunshine State on Thursday. While Alabama is used to the warm weather, the transition from South Bend has been more of an adjustment for the Irish.

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DaVaris Daniels rejoins Irish for National Championship

Posted: 01/02/2013 - After a long break the players made it safely from the cold of South Bend to the balmy weather of south Florida, and that includes DaVaris Daniels who is back and 100-percent after breaking his clavicle late in the season.

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Notre Dame arrives in Florida

Updated: 01/03/2013 - The charter plane carrying the Notre Dame football team touched down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at around 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Ang in South Florida: Irish mindset heading to Sunshine State

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Notre Dame departs for South Florida on Wednesday in anticipation of the national championship game Monday night in Miami against Alabama. Angelo Di Carlo is already in South Florida and examines the team's mentality as they prepare.

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A Season in Review: USC

Posted: 01/01/2013 - The last game of Notre Dame’s regular season was against its rival USC at the Coliseum.

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Daniels hopes to give Irish a boost vs. Alabama

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels says he will be ready to go when the top-ranked Fighting Irish face No. 2 Alabama in the BCS title game, two months after breaking left collarbone.

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A Season in Review: Wake Forest

Posted: 12/31/2012 - NewsCenter 16 is counting down to the National Championship game by re-living each game of the 2012 Notre Dame Football Season. Each sportscast until the New Year, will look back at a game from the season with extended highlights, storylines and postgame reaction.

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New Year's resolutions for the Fighting Irish

Posted: 12/31/2012 - With all the focus on next week’s game against Alabama the Irish may be too busy to think about the new year and the resolutions that go along with it.

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A Season in Review: The Boston College Game

Updated: 12/31/2012 - NewsCenter 16 is counting down to the National Championship game by re-living each game of the 2012 Notre Dame Football Season. Sunday night, we turned our attention to Notre Dame's battle at Boston College.

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