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Hot items

Notre Dame merchandise has been a popular item this season as the No. 1 Irish (12-0) get ready to play in Monday’s BCS championship game against No. 2 Alabama (12-1).

Notre Dame is the top-selling school on with Alabama No. 2. The Tide was the top-selling program for the first half of the season, but the Irish took over the top spot in mid-October, according to the website.

Notre Dame also enjoyed the largest year-to-year sales increase among colleges, jumping up 223 percent, according to Northern Illinois had the second-largest increase at 197 percent, followed Kansas State’s 112 percent increase and Texas A&M’s 101 percent increase.

– Journal Gazette