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Z.W. Martin has written for YourSeason.com, Vine Line, ChicagoNOW.com, Deadspin.com, TremendousUpsidePotential.com and a host of other websites. Outside of SB Nation Chicago, he is the Director of Baseball Operations for AcademyELITE Baseball in Glenview. He is a graduate of New Trier High School and Miami (OH) University. He lives in Lincoln Park.

Hey, Clay Travis: Notre Dame stacks up against SEC

SB Nation Chicago's Z.W Martin doesn't like the SEC elitism of a certain college football writer.

The life of a Notre Dame fan

Notre Dame is going to the National Championship to face the winner of the SEC title game. Ricky O'Donnell asks SB Nation Chicago's resident Irish fan Z.W. Martin about what it's like to see your favorite team go undefeated.

Notre Dame vs. USC preview: Take California

Z.W. Martin breaks down the most important game of the weekend: Notre Dame vs. USC. He explains why the Irish will still be undefeated after Saturday night.

Five pitchers the Cubs may sign this offseason

The Chicago Cubs were bad in 2012. Things will get marginally better moving forward, primarily because of who Theo Epstein & Co. will try to sign this offseason to fill in the gaping holes in the rotation.

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Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma: Irish stays undefeated

Notre Dame travels to Norman on Saturday to face No. 8 Oklahoma.

Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma: How the BCS was won

Z.W. Martin previews Saturday night's matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Oklahoma Sooners. Is this the beginning of the end for the Irish or just the beginning?

Notre Dame vs. BYU preview: Caffeine-free offense

Z.W. Martin looks at the Notre Dame vs. BYU matchup on Saturday afternoon and wonders how two formerly high-octane offenses became defense first units.

Notre Dame vs. Stanford: Watch out for that tree

Z.W. Martin previews Saturday's matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal. He tries to answer the impossible: Is Stanford actually good?

A Catholic and a Convict debate ND vs. Miami (FL)

Z.W. Martin and Paige discuss the upcoming Notre Dame vs. Miami (FL) game on Saturday. A boy. A girl. A Catholic. A Convict. Things get heated. Also, informative.

Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6: The Recap

Z.W. Martin recaps the Notre Dame contest against Michigan. He also discusses his yearly bet, Tommy Rees vs. Everett Golson and makes a Homeland reference.