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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Notre Dame Blue-Gold spring football game

Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game

Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe (80) makes a catch during the Blue-Gold Spring Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Notre Dame Stadium. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game

Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire (8) rolls away from pressure from linebacker Romeo Okwara (45) during the Blue-Gold Spring Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Notre Dame Stadium. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Notre Dame football begins spring practice

I had to laugh a little on Monday morning walking to the Loftus Sports Center at Notre Dame. Here I was technically photographing something referred to as “spring” football, but it was 2 degrees Fahrenheit and I couldn’t feel my fingers by the time I hit the door. Let’s hope we thaw out in time for the Blue-Gold game.

Notre Dame Football Spring Practice

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson warms up during the opening day of spring football practice on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Football Spring Practice

Notre Dame’s Elijah Shumate gets his hands on the ball during a drill in the opening day of spring football practice on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Notre Dame football

The 2013 Notre Dame football season was my second covering the team. Last season, I was surprised – as I imagine most people were – to see the Irish go 12-0 in the regular season, eventually losing to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. As a follow-up to their perfect regular season, the Irish struggled to an 8-4 record and will play Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 28. The big difference for me between last season and this season was comfort. I was more comfortable working within the crammed confines of Notre Dame Stadium because I was more accustomed to it and knew my way around the stadium. After checking it out last year, I used the photo deck of the stadium on a few occasions this season to find interesting and unique angles. I would be lying if I didn’t mention probably the biggest difference though: gear. This summer our staff upgraded me from a Canon EOS-1D Mark III to a Canon EOS-1D X. This made a huge difference. With the 1D X, I was better able to capture peak-action moments I often missed and/or back focused last season with the 1D Mark III. Despite Notre Dame’s disappointing follow-up to their title-game berth, it was a fun season for my colleague Robert Franklin and me.

Notre Dame Navy Football

A formation of six F/A-18 Hornets from the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, fly over Notre Dame Stadium as the Band of the Fighting Irish spells out “Irish” on the field before a game against Navy on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Michigan State Football

Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford (33) gets physical with Notre Dame cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Notre Dame defeats BYU in final home game of the season

Notre Dame BYU Football

The Irish Guard stands at attention as the Band of the Fighting Irish performs after a 23-13 win against BYU on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Notre Dame. It was Notre Dame’s first game in the snow since 1992. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame BYU Football

Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels (10) breaks away for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pittsburgh upsets Notre Dame 28-21

Notre Dame Pittsburgh Football

Pittsburgh defensive back Ray Vinopal (9) intercepts a pass intended for Notre Dame wide receiver Chris Brown (2) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Pittsburgh Football

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly reacts after talking to an official about a pass interference call during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Notre Dame holds off Navy

Notre Dame Navy Football

A formation of six F/A-18 Hornets from the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, fly over Notre Dame Stadium as the Band of the Fighting Irish spells out “Irish” on the field before a game against Navy on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Navy Football

Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) catches a touchdown in front of Navy cornerback Lonnie Richardson (3) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Notre Dame crushes Air Force 45-10

Notre Dame Air Force Football

Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) celebrates with teammate DaVaris Daniels after Jones caught a touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Falcon Stadium in Air Force Academy, Colo. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Air Force Football
Notre Dame Air Force Football

At left: Notre Dame wide receiver William Fuller (15) makes a catch in front of Air Force defensive back Justin DeCoud. At right: Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) reacts after making a defensive stop. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Irish defeat USC in South Bend for first time since 2001

Notre Dame USC Football

Notre Dame quarterback Andrew Hendrix (12) goes airborne after being upended by a USC defender during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame USC Football

A ball hits the hands of USC wide receiver Marqise Lee (9) in front of Notre Dame cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) in the end zone during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Notre Dame. Lee was unable to make the catch in bounds. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Oklahoma defeats Notre Dame 35-21

Notre Dame Oklahoma Football

Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) celebrates with teammates Adam Shead (74) and Trey Millard (33) after Shepard scored a touchdown during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Oklahoma Football

Notre Dame quarterback Andrew Hendrix (12) is sacked for a loss on a third-down play during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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