June 22, 2006

As the `dog days’ of summer settle in, und.com is looking forward to the beginning of Notre Dame football in 2006. A large contingent of student-athletes have arrived on campus already to begin their summer work out routines and knock out a few classes during Notre Dame’s two sessions of summer school.

With the NBA Finals a memory, the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs over and the United States eliminated from the World Cup – non-baseball fans do not have much to look forward to over the next two months before football begins.

Keeping that in mind, und.com is going to take one final look back at the 2005 Irish football season. Today (Thursday, June 22) we look back at the ’05 season in pictures. Over the next two months before the season begins, und.com will periodically bring back several articles and features that ran in last season’s football programs – articles which may have been lost in the clutter of information during the fall.

Seventy-two days and counting down until kickoff against Georgia Tech on Sept. 2 (see the countdown ticker on the right side of the front page from und.com for the exact hour and minutes until kickoff). Forty-five days and counting down until Football Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 6.

Photos by Matt Cashore, Marcus Snowden and Alan Wasielewski.