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Hitting the Links: May 11, 2013

A recap of the week's news and hot links.

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Bringing national & Irish links from the internet, to this site, and in to your brain.

National Links

Wuerffel, Dayne, Frazier picked for College Football Hall of Fame - College Football -

Heisman Trophy winners Danny Wuerffel of Florida and Ron Dayne of Wisconsin, along with two-time national champion Tommie Frazier of Nebraska, were selected Tuesday for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Former Idaho coach Robb Akey files lawsuit against school | Campus Union -
A former Idaho football coach has filed a lawsuit against the school.

Report: Florida State signee Matthew Thomas requests release from scholarship | Campus Union -

One of Florida State’s most prized recruits in the class of 2013 might never set foot on campus. Five-star linebacker Matthew Thomas has asked Seminoles coaches for a release from his scholarship.

Mount Union Purple Raiders coach Larry Kehres retires after 332 wins, 11 titles - ESPN

Larry Kehres, who turned Mount Union into a Division III powerhouse while stockpiling 11 national titles, is stepping down.

NCAA study reports gambling down among athletes - ESPN

Wagering among male athletes is down nearly 10 percent from 2008, though concerns remain over the increased use of social media and technology for betting, according to the latest NCAA report on gambling.

ACC spring wrap -- college football - ESPN

Heather Dinich and Andrea Adelson take a look at what's transpired in the ACC this spring.

SEC Network vs. Big Ten Network: An early tale of the tape -

Which college sports conference network reigns supreme? Let's find out in the only way the internet knows how to resolve abstract disputes.

2013 Boise State football's 10 things to know: Back on the ascent -

Boise State lost almost all of its starters and fell apart in 2012 ... all the way to 10 wins and 'only' a Top 25 ranking. Unacceptable. Can these ridiculously disappointing Broncos bounce back toward respectability in 2013? (Spoiler: Yes.)

ACC Announces 2013 Football Bowl Schedule - BC Interruption

#goacc bowl lineup announced.

Central Florida adds new black helmets to newly introduced uniforms (Photo) | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

New helmets for UCF.

Wyoming’s new field will be pretty cool | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

From the blog Dr. Saturday: Wyoming has the highest elevation of any FBS stadium, and the Cowboys want to give opponents a constant reminder of that bit of trivia.

Alabama spent $3.4 million to attend the national championship in Miami | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

It takes a lot to be a national champion — a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication and apparently, a lot of money. Alabama spent $3.4 million for its seven-day trip to Miami.

Marcus Lattimore’s draft reaction video brings his long post-injury journey full circle | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo! Sports

As sad as the video of Marcus Lattimore's gruesome knee injury was, his story ended with a video that can be an inspiration for anyone struggling through adversity.

College Football Bowls - predicts the 2013 college football bowls.

Michigan punter reinstated to team, will sit out 2013 season -

Michigan punter Will Hagerup has been reinstated to the team, but Brady Hoke has announced Hagerup will sit out the 2013 season.

Ex-Arkansas Razorbacks QB Brandon Mitchell mulls 5 schools - ESPN

Former Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell has added Michigan to his list of possible transfer choices, a source said Thursday.

Chargers’ Manti Te’o among first NFL rookies to ink contract | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports

Former Irish star Manti Te'o inked his rookie deal recently.

Oklahoma Sooners QB Kendal Thompson arrested for public intoxication - ESPN

Kendal Thompson, who is vying to win Oklahoma's three-way quarterback competition, was arrested Friday morning on misdemeanor complaints of public intoxication and interference with official process, according to the Norman Police Department.


Irish Links

Notre Dame men's basketball: ACC/Big Ten challenge sends Irish to Iowa -

It’s taken five college basketball seasons of minimal opportunities for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team to win three games against Big Ten schools.

Notre Dame football recruiting: Morgan fits mold for ND -

Nyles Morgan's talent is unquestioned.

Notre Dame football recruiting: Irish in hunt for elite quarterback -

Kyle Allen had a busy week with scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Fresno State.

Hint of Change Sparks Panic and a Rethinking of Architecture as We Know It | Her Loyal Sons

If he who would see his future cut short or shattered by a broken bone or severed nerve want us on our feet and whipping towels over our heads, we owe that to him in the same way that he owes “us” excellence in the class room and residence halls. If Notre Dame can so integrate athletics and academics to make them the opposite sides of the same fabric, I fail to see how Jumbotrons cannot be incorporated into the literal brick and mortar of “our” Saturday seances.

Kelly expects leaders to emerge over summer | Inside the Irish

As the school year draws to a close, the Irish are in the unofficial portion of the calendar. Yet that's the time -- through the guidance of strength and conditioning coach Paul Longo, that leadership usually emerges.

Hood working his best to recruit during the Twitter era | Inside the Irish

Last year, Notre Dame assembled a recruiting class that did most of its own work. The current Irish class has taken note.

Stadium expansion next on the docket for Notre Dame | Inside the Irish

The house that Rockne built is in need of another expansion. At least that's the thinking among Notre Dame administrators. The university announced a feasibility study that's going to explore all options for the iconic stadium over the next six to nine months, as part of the a larger campus plan.

Wu Am I? Notre Dame's 36 Players Of Impact Part I

This exercise lists the 36 players that give the most value to the team as a whole.

ND Nation » The Rock Report: What Would Rockne Do?

"Notre dame’s football stadium is a shrine for the football purist”

Notre Dame/Non-AQ spring wrap -- college football - ESPN

Matt Fortuna and Mark Schlabach take a look at what's transpired at Notre Dame and at the non-AQ teams this spring.

Duranko's Digest: Ranking ND's Opponents, Degree of Difficulty - Notre Dame Football |

A look at Notre Dame's 2013 schedule.

Who Had the Best OL Class in 2013? You’ll Never Guess. - Notre Dame Football |

When I was little and learning about the game of football, which is a passion in my family, my father taught me football’s golden rule: line play wins championships.

Friday Roundup: The “It’s All Gravy” Edition | Her Loyal Sons

Ah, the jumbotron — that offseason topic that fires up the Notre Dame fanbase like no other.

Kiel opens up about transfer to Cincinnati | Inside the Irish

The news of Gunner Kiel leaving Notre Dame was hardly a surprise. The talented young quarterback, who redshirted during the Irish's 2012 run to the BCS Championship game, departed before spring practice, with an eye on finding an opportunity to play.

Jumbotrons And The Art Of Notre Dame Stadium Maintenance

You can't really change someone's mind on a subject if their conviction is strong enough. It's an exercise in futility.

RIP Asaph Schwapp | Her Loyal Sons

Twitter reacts to Schwapp's passing.

RIP Asaph Schwapp | Inside the Irish

Sad news out of the Notre Dame football program. Former fullback Asaph Schwapp has lost his battle with cancer. He was just 26 years old.

Asaph Schwapp, former Notre Dame Fighting Irish fullback, dies at 26 - ESPN

Former Notre Dame fullback Asaph Schwapp died Wednesday at the age of 26, following more than a yearlong battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

R.I.P. Asaph Schwapp, Former Notre Dame Fullback

Former Notre Dame fullback Asaph Schwapp (2005-08) died from cancer on Tuesday.