Dec 28, 2019

Notre Dame’s future looks bright after impressive win over Iowa State

By Jordan Perez, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — Any college football coach knows 11 wins is a monumental accomplishment in a season. But when stacked among a series of strong seasons, an 11-win campaign adds up to even more. “Over the last three years 33 wins,” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly pointed out after his team’s 33-9 Camping World Bowl win over Iowa State. “That’s a lot of success and a lot of life lessons.” With Saturday’s victory […]

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Dec 28, 2019

Notre Dame defeats Iowa State 33-9

By Zach Seifter, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — Iowa State started the game perfectly. After Notre Dame received to begin Saturday’s Camping World Bowl, the Cyclones held the Fighting Irish to a short gain on the ground, followed by an incomplete pass, followed by another short run. Three-and-out — just like they drew it up. Iowa State’s defenders came to Camping World Stadium to play, after all, and the Cyclones faithful — a huge faction in an announced crowd […]

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Dec 27, 2019

Book, Rees look to shine on major stage as Notre Dame takes on Iowa State

By Jordan Perez, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — Notre Dame will bring the element of surprise to Saturday’s Camping World Bowl against Iowa State. It may even surprise itself. On December 11, the program announced it had parted ways with offensive coordinator Chip Long. That was just three days after the Fighting Irish learned their bowl destination. In the wake of the news, head coach Brian Kelly reassigned play-calling duties to quarterbacks coach and former Notre Dame signal-caller Tommy […]

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Dec 27, 2019

Iowa State, Notre Dame to square off for first time at Saturday’s Camping World Bowl

By Zach Seifter, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s rare to see Notre Dame play a school for the first time ever. Iowa State is one of just eight Power 5 teams the Irish have never faced. That short list will get even shorter when the Camping World Bowl kicks off here on Saturday. It’s a little more history for Notre Dame. And it’s a huge opportunity for Iowa State. “Many people don’t know how good this team is,” […]

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Dec 26, 2019

Fighting Irish build ‘second family’ atmosphere through Christmas bingo during bowl week

By Jordan Perez, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — Notre Dame football wants to put the “N” in B-I-N-G-O, and a new bowl week tradition may do just that. Bowl season makes no exceptions for the holidays, with travel schedules demanding players and coaches spend time away from the usual comforts of home. Thus, programming is built every year in order to boost the “second family”-like environment. Last year, Notre Dame’s trip to the Cotton Bowl included a round of […]

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Dec 26, 2019

Photo Gallery: Day for Kids at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

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Dec 26, 2019

Fighting Irish balance focus and fun as team prepares for Camping World Bowl

By Zach Seifter, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — One year removed from a perfect regular season and a berth in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Notre Dame enters the 2019 postseason as one of the nation’s best teams once again. The 15th-ranked Fighting Irish come into Saturday’s Camping World Bowl against Iowa State at 10-2, giving them a double-digit win total for the third straight season for the first time since 1991-93. But if you think Notre Dame is […]

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Dec 26, 2019

PHOTO GALLERY: Player Welcome Parties

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Dec 25, 2019

Camping World Bowl is a family affair for Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose

By Zach Seifter, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — The phrase “football is family” is quite literal for some. You have the Mannings (Peyton, Eli and Archie), and the Barbers (Ronde and Tiki), and the Watts (J.J., T.J. and Derek), among others. This week, add Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose to the mix, too. The sophomore out of Brecksville, Ohio, grew up with a passion for football, in large part thanks to his grandfather, Chuck Lima. The two have always […]

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Dec 24, 2019

Iowa State wide receiver Deshaunte Jones relishes final game as a Cyclone

By Zach Seifter, Florida Citrus Sports ORLANDO, Fla. — It didn’t take long for him to make his decision. Deshaunte Jones’ official visit to Iowa State came on Jan. 29, 2016. He was a Cyclone by Feb. 1. “I remember I came up on official visit, it was the last visit of the weekend, and I still didn’t really know where I was going to school,” Jones said Tuesday morning at Camping World Stadium before the Cyclones held their first Camping […]

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