Pregame press / 2000 game
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Monday 09/04 "If you want to raise the bar as a football team, you raise that bar comparing yourself to Nebraska," Bob Davie says as his team gears up for NU. More stories from the Irish perspective: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
And then there's the NU perspective: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Tuesday 09/05 R.C. Slocum won't pick a winner: 1, 2
It looks like it'll be a game of power vs. power.
Erwin Swiney talks about his comeback.
Some bulletin-board material from none other than Dan Alexander (who makes it onto Dennis Dodd's Heisman watch list).
Arnaz Battle talks about his sore ankle and the big game: 1, 2
Meet the Nebraskan on the Irish roster.
The report on Monday's practice.
Wednesday 09/06 Craig Bohl hopes the "atrocious" tackling is history: 1, 2
QBs Crouch and Battle were wooed by both schools.
Needless to say, both teams are primed for this one (1, 2, 3, 4,, 5, 6, 7,), but the person oozing the most confidence may be the LJS's Curt McKeever.
A pregame package from TSN: 1, 2, 3, 4
Three from the South Bend paper: 1, 2, 3
Husker fans get creative in their quest for tickets (and Bob Davie would prefer that every such ploy is a failure).
The Chicago Trib talks with ND/Big 10 defector Carlos Polk.
The report on Tuesday's practice: 1, 2
Magical 1998 memory motivates Irish
The KC Star writes about the buildup & hype
Pregame dispatches from the Colonel and the Red Clad Loon.
Thursday 09/07 Backup Irish DT sheds pounds, makes an impact.
CNNSI takes a by-the-numbers look at the game.
A pregame story from USA Today.
Fox Sports Net's Dave Lapham previews the game.
Long-ago NU assistant George Kelly is with the Irish this time.
The NU staff tries taming the hype
A Notre Dame wide receiver calls it quits.
The Detroit News previews the game.
Knute Rockne and his NU adversary were friends.
Another story about the two QBs.
And another one about Notre Dame's recruiting of Eric Crouch.
Also from the Rerun Dept., Carlos Polk returns to his home region.
ESPN does a mini-preview.
Eric Crouch and the NU offense have the Irish's full attention.
South Bend columnist pooh-poohs the hoopla.
The report on Wednesday's practice: 1, 2
A study in contrasts: Receivers Davison & Newcombe.
AP's Richard Rosenblatt says it'll be NU 31 ND 21.
The first road game always presents a special challenge.
Friday 09/08 The Irish seniors seek that elusive defining game and a measure of respect.
The week's umpteenth Crouch-Battle story.
Ken Hambleton writes about a collision of traditions.
The ND correspondent for the Pigskin Post previews the game and predicts an upset.
From the Grand Island paper, a talk with Scott Shanle.
The latest batch of stories from Illinois & Indiana: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
A World-Herald six-pack: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Sportsline's Dennis Dodd, the KC Star and the Houston Chronicle (1, 2) offer up some pregame perspectives.
USA Today writes about Eric Crouch.
NBC's Pat Haden smells an upset.
Arnaz Battle seems to have the tools to bedevil the Blackshirts.
Saturday 09/09 Previews from Sportsline (1, 2), ESPN (1, 2, 3, 4), AP and the Washington Post.
Dan Hadenfeldt is ready to kick-start his season.
The game is just one of three big road tests today for Big 12 teams.
The Grand Island paper sets the table for today's game and covers the "tradition" angle like a wet blanket: 1, 2, 3
The South Bend Tribune says this game boils down to muscle. The rest of its game-day package: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
The Chicago Trib beholds all the red and asks, Whose party is this, anyway?
Tracey Wistrom and Arnaz Battle talk with One-on-One sports.
An interactive analysis from Sportvision.
The LJS turns its focus to the Irish and Husker defensive lines. Three more from the Lincoln paper: 1, 2, 3
A Bret McVey pregame cartoon.
The Huskers try to stay focused amid all the hoopla.
George Kelly says he was once Bob Devaney's chosen successor.
CNNSI is duly impressed with NU's conditioning program and recruiting formula.