NEW YORK - The Fighting Irish had a tremendous week in New York City leading up to and including their Pinstripe Bowl victory. There is no better place to feel like a part of the team than here at UND.com. The Fighting Irish Digital Media and athletic media relations staffs brought you all the sights and sounds of bowl week from the team's perspective.
Below are UND.com's daily updates with behind the scenes videos, blog posts and photo galleries as Notre Dame explored one of America's great cities and prepared to defeat Rutgers. You can continue keep up to speed on all of the action in and around the football team by following its official twitter feed at @NDFootball.
Monday, Dec. 23:
WatchND.tv video: Featuring scenes from Notre Dame's morning practice in South Bend and interview clips with senior captain Bennett Jackson followed by the team's arrival in the Big Apple.
ND Sports Blogger: Flying Irish To the Big Apple
Wednesday, Dec. 25:
WatchND.tv video: Our daily video includes coverage from Tuesday evening when Notre Dame took in many of the city's sights via a surprisingly-raucous NYC bus tour. You'll get to see how the Irish, along with the staff's families, celebrated Christmas in New York, including a visit by Santa Claus himself. Notre Dame's digital and social media team followed the Irish to practice at the New York Jets' training facility and spoke with KeiVarae Russell.
ND Sports Blogger: An Irish Christmas Story
Thursday, Dec. 26:
WatchND.tv video: Brian Kelly and captains Bennett Jackson, TJ Jones and Zack Martin rang the bell to start trading at the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
WatchND.tv video: Meanwhile, back uptown, the Fighting Irish were taking in some great views of New York City from the "Top of the Rock".
ND Sports Blogger: NYSE, 30 Rock, Yankee Stadium And Some Football
Wall Street Photo Gallery
Friday, Dec. 27:
WatchND.tv video: In a busy video, we look back at Thursday evening's festivities, including a press conference at Yankee Stadium and then the official team welcome reception at the home of the 27-time World Series champions. Friday's schedule started out solemnly for the Fighting Irish as the team took a tour of the 9/11 Memorial at the former site of the World Trade Center. The Irish held an afternoon walkthrough at Yankee Stadium and took a team photo there.
Saturday, Dec. 28:
Notre Dame Defeats Rutgers, 29-16, in New Era Pinstripe Bowl
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Postgame Notes
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Stats
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Photo Gallery
WatchND.tv: Game highlight video
WatchND.tv ICON: View from the sidelines
WatchND.tv: Coach Kelly postgame press conference video