Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger is arguably the most well-known walk-on player in the history of Fightin’ Irish football, but he’s about to have some company.
The hoax was disclosed hours after Deadspin.com posted a lengthy story, saying it could find no record that Te’o’s girlfriend ever existed.
Deadspin floored the sports world Wednesday when it published a report alleging a “hoax” involving Notre Dame star Manti Te’o.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to turn away from Notre Dame and Alabama.
Notre Dame has become the perennial overachiever in college basketball. Year after year, the Irish are picked low in preseason polls and somehow manage to regularly exceed expectations.
College football made its return to Yankee Stadium in 2010. Now it seems the Bombers’ chief AL East rivals will have their own gridiron renaissance.
The ACC and Notre Dame said Wednesday that the school will play five football games annually against the league’s programs, while Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement that the Irish will also have access to the ACC’s non-BCS bowl tie-ins.
Without Scott Martin, the optimism wouldn’t be nearly as high as it is now in South Bend.
There is little doubt Notre Dame will return to Yankee Stadium in the not-too-distant future. When exactly has yet to be decided, but the marriage between two of the country’s most famous sports brands is a match made in marketing heaven.
Notre Dame is playing in the Big Apple for the first time since 1969 and even though the only thing the Irish will be fighting for against Army on Saturday night in Yankee Stadium is bowl eligibility, it’s an event.
They’re breaking out the green jerseys, that’s how special Saturday’s game will be for Notre Dame. And appearing in the new Yankee Stadium won’t be all about how snazzy the Fighting Irish might look.
After a solid first couple of weeks we are relegated to just a few premiere games. But this is still the high stakes world of college football. We’re talking about where seasons are lost on a week to week basis.