- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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Friday the 13th. My favorite. (Seriously.)
Purdue is one of many Big Ten teams with a chance to seize an opportunity this weekend, colleague Adam Rittenberg writes.
Insider Phil Steele makes his picks for this weekend's games.
Purdue will be without its leading receiver, tight end Gabe Holmes, Mike Carmin writes in the Lafayette Journal and Courier.
Amir Carlisle learned a lot from his father Duane, who now works at Purdue, JJ Stankevitz writes on CSNChicago.com.
Notre Dame's freshmen running backs are ready if needed, Dan Murphy writes on BlueandGold.com.
The Irish have come to grips with a missed opportunity, Tim Prister writes on IrishIllustrated.com.
The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar says that Bennett Jackson needs to be a calming voice for the defense.
A little off-the-beaten path, but the Chicago Tribune's David Haugh has a nice column on Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman's return to his alma mater, Notre Dame, this week.