Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Notre Dame DB KeiVarae Russell out 6-8 weeks with broken tibia; RB Prosise doubtful for Stanford game

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame senior defensive back KeiVarae Russell will miss this week’s game against Stanford as he recovers from surgery for a broken tibia. The injury, which occurred during Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series victory in Boston against Boston College, will keep Russell out of action for the next six to..." November 23

  • C.J. Prosise (ankle), KeiVarae Russell (foot) in doubt for Stanford

    ESPN "Notre Dame lost two of its best players to injury in a 19-16 win over Boston College, as running back C.J. Prosise sustained a high ankle sprain, and top cornerback KeiVarae Russell suffered a stress fracture in his foot. Prosise was injured in the second quarter, one week after missing the..." November 22

  • Notre Dame Star Defensive Lineman Jarron Jones “Getting Close” To Returning For Fighting Irish

    College Spun "Jarron Jones was supposed to be out for the entire 2015 college football season. Notre Dame’s star defensive tackle tore his MCL in early August and it was expected that he’d miss his team’s entire campaign. He’ll likely play again for Notre Dame this season, though, Brian Kelly said tonight...." November 21

  • CFP: First five unchanged, but Sooners and Cowboys move up rankings

    ESPN "Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma moved up in this week's iteration of the College Football Playoff rankings, but the Big 12 rivals remain outside of the top five. The top teams in the CFP rankings remain unchanged with Clemson leading the way followed by Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and..." November 18

  • Irish get commitment from 2016 RB Deon McIntosh

    Inside the Irish "Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class continues to grow. On Monday, Florida running back Deon McIntosh committed to the Irish. The 5-10, 175-pounder chose Notre Dame over offers from Miami, North Carolina, Tennessee, Penn State and many others. A speed player who rates as a three-star prospect,..." November 17

  • Navy's Keenan Reynolds sets career rushing TD record

    USA Today "On first and goal from the SMU 4, there was no question who was getting the ball. Keenan Reynolds scored on a quarterback sneak with 6:08 left in the first quarter, his 78th rushing touchdown of his career to become college football’s all-time leader. He had been tied with running back Montee..." November 15

  • 4-star safety Donte Vaughn commits to Irish

    Scout "Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven's Donte Vaughn, the nation's No. 21 safety, is headed to Notre Dame, where his size and athleticism will be a big asset for the Fighting Irish. Meet him in this exclusive Scout Spotlight. On his 18th birthday, Donte Vaughn made a commitment to Notre Dame, choosing the..." November 12

  • Notre Dame WR Will Fuller says he's returning in 2016

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame star wide receiver Will Fuller said Wednesday he's not planning on heading to the NFL after the season. He mentioned his degree as a driving force in why he wanted to stay another season. "I knew all along that I wanted to get that degree and it's not something that I want to..." November 12

  • College Football Playoff Rankings: Tide up to No. 2, Irish join the party

    CBS Sports "The second edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night, and there was a bit of a shakeup at the top, which was to be expected after Alabama's win over previous No. 2 LSU. Clemson remained in the top spot following a win over Florida State. It will be interesting..." November 11

  • Notre Dame DT Jarron Jones could return for Irish postseason

    College Football Talk "If the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are fortunate enough to end the year in the College Football Playoff, they could have a key member of the defense back on the field just in time. Defensive tackle Jarron Jones, who was previously thought to be done for the season, could be back for any postseason..." November 10

  • Missouri player strike could cost Tigers $1 million to BYU

    College Football Talk "The threat of a cancellation to this week’s game between Missouri and BYU became a bit more realistic Sunday afternoon following a released statement from University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe. Boiling in controversy related to alleged negligence toward marginalized students’..." November 09

  • Notre Dame: C.J. Prosise going through concussion protocol

    CSN Chicago "Redshirt junior running back C.J. Prosise is going through Notre Dame's concussion protocol after he landed on his shoulder and hit his head on the ground during Saturday's 42-30 win over Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Coach Brian Kelly said Prosise was feeling better Sunday and is hopeful he could..." November 09

  • Bowl selection depends on Navy's success

    The Score "Navy's success could throw a wrench into the entire Bowl process. If the Midshipmen win their remaining three games against SMU, Tulsa, and Houston, they'll go to the AAC Championship Game. In their first year in the conference, they joined a group of candidates for the Group of Five slot in..." November 09

  • Notre Dame RB Prosise leaves game with concussion, shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame has certainly been forced to deal with plenty of injuries already this season, and unfortunately for the Irish, there's a new name to add to the list. Running back C.J. Prosise left Notre Dame's game in the first half, and according to the television broadcast, he is dealing with a..." November 08

  • Ex-Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant commits to UAB football

    CBS Sports "Greg Bryant, once a part of Notre Dame's rotation in the offensive backfield, has planned his return to FBS football as a member of the UAB program when Bill Clark leads the Blazers back onto the field in 2017. Bryant committed to the Blazers on his Instagram account on Wednesday. He left Notre..." November 04

  • Notre Dame has to address Brian Kelly's embarrassing sideline behavior

    The Score "The sports media world was ablaze with hot takes late last month thanks to Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy. The embattled pass rusher was involved in a physical confrontation on the sidelines during a loss to the New York Giants, which included smacking the clipboard away from special..." November 04

  • Brian Kelly says he regrets sideline altercation with assistant

    CBS Sports "Kelly explained that the altercation took place because he was afraid of Grimes getting too close to the official would cost the Irish a 15-yard penalty. "David was gonna get us a 15-yard penalty, and so I had to control the sideline," Kelly explained, per Irish247. "I wasn't going to let that..." November 03

  • Irish land top 2017 DE Robert Beal

    Inside the Irish "Notre Dame’s impressive 2015 season is helping the Irish coaching staff recruit not just for this February’s signing class, but the next one as well. On Sunday night, Notre Dame landed one of Georgia’s best prospects, defensive end Robert Beal. Beal had offers from Florida State, Alabama,..." November 02

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly explains why he shoved assistant coach

    USA Today "A physical altercation between Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly and an assistant coach caught by ESPN broadcast cameras during the Irish's win against Temple was a result of Kelly's attempts to "control the sideline," he said in his postgame news conference. Cameras pointed at the sideline showed..." November 01

  • Navy's Keenan Reynolds ties FBS record for career rushing touchdowns

    The Score "Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds tied the FBS record for rushing touchdowns with his 77th career score Saturday against South Florida. Reynolds tied former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball atop the all-time list with his second touchdown of the day and 13th of the season. The senior's..." October 31

  • Report: Brian Kelly, Kevin Sumlin, Jim Mora 'open' to NFL coaching jobs

    The Score "Three of the highest-profile coaches in college football could have their eyes on going pro. Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, and UCLA's Jim Mora are all "open" to potential head-coaching jobs in the NFL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapaport." October 26

  • Harrison DE picks Notre Dame after dumping Alabama

    Detroit Free Press "Farmington Hills Harrison defensive end Khalid Kareem, who decommitted from Alabama last week, today announced his commitment to Notre Dame. "Thank you to all the colleges that recruited me and the schools that over looked me," Kareem wrote on Twitter. "As a early enrollment student/athlete,..." October 24

  • Noles QB Everett Golson weaving a remarkable tale of redemption

    CBS Sports "On the night of September 7, 2013, Everett Golson settled in to watch some Notre Dame football. Everything was wrong. He was viewing the game from San Diego, specifically the Mission Beach home of George Whitfield -- his personal quarterback tutor. Golson had just moved West to rededicate..." October 23

  • BYU linebacker Sione Takitaki suspended for 2015 for "violation of team rules

    Daily Herald "BYU sophomore linebacker Sione Takitaki appeared to be a difference-maker for the Cougar defense against Cincinnati, registering eight total tackles and half a sack in the 38-24 win over the Bearcats. Now that will be his final performance of 2015, according to BYU. The Cougar football..." October 22

  • Alex Bars second Notre Dame player to suffer ankle fracture

    ESPN "Notre Dame left guard Alex Bars will miss the rest of the 2015 season after suffering a fractured left ankle in Saturday's 41-31 win over USC, coach Brian Kelly said Sunday. "Very similar to Malik Zaire's," Kelly said of Bars' injury, referring to the Fighting Irish's starting quarterback who..." October 19

  • Safety Donte Vaughn picks Notre Dame football

    Chicago Tribune "Donte Vaughn celebrated his 18th birthday Monday by pledging to play football for Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound four-star cornerback from Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven is the Irish’s 16th commitment from the Class of 2016. Vaughn tweeted the commitment Monday morning and thanked his..." October 13

  • Navy football to face Notre Dame with Kwazel Bertrand likely out for year

    Washington Post "When Navy safety Kwazel Bertrand was carted off the field during the fourth quarter of a 33-11 victory over Air Force on Saturday, Coach Ken Niumatalolo feared the worst. Two days later, the senior had surgery to repair a broken ankle, and at practice Tuesday afternoon, Niumatalolo confirmed..." October 09

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly stands by his decisions on failed 2-point conversions

    The Score "On a soggy Saturday night in Death Valley, Notre Dame fell two points short of completing the comeback in an instant classic against Clemson. The Irish trailed 21-9 in the fourth quarter when coach Brian Kelly elected to go for a two-point conversion to cut Clemson's lead to 10. But the attempt..." October 05

  • Jayron Kearse, Clemson defense ready to make a statement against Notre Dame

    Independent Mail "When the Clemson football team plays Notre Dame in primetime Saturday, junior safety Jayron Kearse will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. “They’re getting a bit chippy, they’re talking a lot, all through the media and things like that so I’ll just say, I hope the ref lets us play..." October 01

  • Navy's Reynolds rushing up the record books

    Fox Sports - College Football "It’s only fitting that the player nobody wanted will end up being the one history will not be able to forget. When Keenan Reynolds graduated from Goodpasture Christian High School in Tennessee, the undersized, under-recruited quarterback had three college football options: Air Force, Navy and..." September 28

  • Notre Dame disciplines DT Jay Hayes for criticizing coaches on Twitter

    ESPN "Notre Dame reserve defensive tackle Jay Hayes will not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Massachusetts after the sophomore criticized the coaching staff on Twitter earlier this week, head coach Brian Kelly said Thursday. Hayes, who hasn't played this season, took to social media..." September 25

  • Notre Dame DT Jay Hayes tweets displeasure with coaching staff

    College Spun "Notre Dame sophomore Jay Hayes apparently isn’t thrilled with the team’s coaching staff. Early Wednesday morning, Hayes, a reserve defensive tackle for the program, dropped two eye-opening tweets regarding his situation at the school. He implied that the coaches “stopped” coaching him, and that..." September 24

  • Drue Tranquill leaves game after injury suffered while celebrating

    ESPN "Notre Dame sophomore safety Drue Tranquill left Saturday's game against Georgia Tech with an apparent right knee injury. Tranquill, who tore the ACL in his left knee in November, appeared to hurt his right knee while chest-bumping with teammate Joe Schmidt after a crucial third-down pass..." September 20

  • Brian Kelly says Irish can't baby first-time starting QB DeShone Kizer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly won't make excuses. Can redshirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer keep this thing rolling? Is Notre Dame still a legitimate College Football Playoff contender? Are the injuries to quarterback Malik Zaire, running back Tarean Folston (ACL) and tight end Durham..." September 17

  • Report: Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe out for season

    The Score "Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe is out for the season after suffering knee and shoulder injuries in the first two games of the campaign, according to Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated. Smythe is the fifth Fighting Irish player to suffer a season-ending injury this season and third starter on..." September 15

  • BYU won't suspend lineman who threw punch below the belt

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, cameras caught BYU offensive lineman Uliu Lapuaho punching a Boise State player in the one place no football player wants to be punched. Not cool, bro. Not cool at all. Still, it appears Lapuaho may get away with it, or at the very least he won't miss any game time. Bronco..." September 14

  • Irish QB Malik Zaire has surgery on ankle, eyes spring return

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame lost starting quarterback Malik Zaire for the season in Saturday’s win at Virginia. A severe ankle injury required the Irish quarterback to undergo surgery Sunday morning. He has already returned to Notre Dame’s campus and is targetting a return to the team in the spring. That’s the..." September 14

  • Notre Dame starting QB Malik Zaire will miss rest of season with fractured ankle

    SB Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire injured his right ankle on a run play in the third quarter of the Irish's game against Virginia Saturday. He will miss the rest of the season with the injury. Zaire was replaced by backup DeShone Kizer, who threw a late touchdown to complete a comeback win..." September 13

  • Notre Dame pres. says school would leave NCAA if players get paid

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The most exclusive television contract in college football, a lucrative apparel deal with Under Armour and decades of history. Notre Dame's president says the Irish are willing to lose all that if college athletes start getting paid. Rev. John Jenkins told the New York Times the school would..." September 10

  • Evander Holyfield wanted his son to go to Notre Dame instead of UGA

    USA Today "Evander Holyfield’s son, Elijah Holyfield, is one of the brightest high school football prospects in the country. The 5’10”, 204-pounder committed to his hometown University of Georgia Bulldogs late last week and, in guaranteeing himself college football next year, realized a dream that his..." September 09

  • Brian Kelly: Return of Notre Dame-Michigan series 'trending up'

    CBS Sports "Have you looked at Notre Dame's 2015 schedule? There's something weird about it. There's no Michigan. In fact, not a single team from the Big Ten is to be found on it. Given Notre Dame's location, and the fact it has three long-running rivalries with Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue, it..." September 09

  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill out for season after breaking his foot on TD run

    The Deseret News "Juxtaposed against the raucous celebration that erupted inside the BYU locker room at Memorial Stadium after the Cougars’ amazing 33-28 victory over Nebraska was the harsh reality, and devastating news, that their leader, team captain Taysom Hill, had been lost for the year — again. For the..." September 08

  • Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston tears MCL, out for season

    CBS Sports "After injuring his knee in the first quarter against Texas, Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston's MRI on Sunday revealed a torn MCL and he will miss the season, according to coach Brian Kelly. Folston was the leading rusher for the Fighting Irish in 2014 with 889 yards and six touchdowns on..." September 07

  • BYU cornerback Michael Davis faces assault, rioting charges

    Salt Lake Tribune "An alleged dispute over a parking spot at a Provo apartment complex has left a BYU football player facing criminal charges just days before the Cougars' season-opener at Nebraska. Junior defensive back Michael Davis faces assault and rioting charges in Provo's 4th District Court for an incident..." September 02

  • Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant opens recruitment

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is reopening his recruitment, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday on Instagram, making his return to South Bend, Indiana, unlikely. "Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be best move," Bryant wrote in part of his post. Bryant, who..." August 28

  • After leaving Irish for WMU, Anthony Rabasa leaves Broncos too

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, Anthony Rabasa‘s stay in Kalamazoo was an extremely brief one. Rabasa had transferred into the Western Michigan football program July 30, P.J. Fleck announced at the time. Less than four weeks later, Fleck confirmed that Rabasa has decided to leave the Broncos and head back to..." August 28

  • NCAA Makes Decision On Ishaq Williams' Appeal

    247 Sports "The NCAA responded to Notre Dame regarding Ishaq Williams' appeal. The defensive end's appeal was denied by the NCAA, head coach Brian Kelly announced Thursday evening. Williams is not allowed to practice, but Kelly said he will be able to work out at Notre Dame's football..." August 27

  • Notre Dame Announces 4-Star Freshman Cornerback Shaun Crawford Will Miss 2015 Season With Injury

    College Spun "Notre Dame freshman cornerback Shaun Crawford will miss the entire 2015 season with an injury, the school announced Wednesday night. " August 20

  • BYU starting TE Steven Richards out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "BYU tight end Steven Richards is out for the season. Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced the news Tuesday, saying the redshirt freshman suffered a knee injury during practice on Monday. According to the Associated Press, Mendenhall said Richards was injured when he was running a..." August 18

  • Notre Dame's KeiVarae Russell cleared by NCAA to return

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Notre Dame fans will be able to see KeiVarae Russell on the field in 2015. Coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday the defensive back has been cleared by the NCAA to return to game action. Russell has been practicing with the team this fall. Russell was one of five players suspended amidst academic..." August 18

  • The Curious State of Notre Dame Football

    Grantland "“Everybody has great offseasons, right?” asked Brian Kelly at his first preseason press conference a couple of weeks ago. “Who doesn’t have a great offseason?” He’s right, of course; August is peak harvest time for the ripest, richest coachspeak. But those of you allergic to Fighting Irish..." August 18

  • Former Notre Dame LB Kolin Hill transfers to Texas Tech

    College Spun "Notre Dame’s loss is Texas Tech’s gain. Earlier this summer, sophomore linebacker Kolin Hill announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after one season in South Bend. This afternoon, Hill announced that he will be heading back to his home state and playing for the Texas Tech Red..." August 15

  • Reports: DT Jarron Jones suffers serious knee injury

    Inside the Irish "Late Friday evening, rumors started swirling about a potentially serious knee injury to starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones. The senior from Rochester, New York, who is coming off a foot injury suffered late last season that required surgery, is a key building block to the Irish’s defensive..." August 15

  • Sione Takitaki charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft, suspended for Nebraska game

    Salt Lake Tribune "Brigham Young University Police have brought criminal charges against Sione Takitaki, a sophomore linebacker on the school's football team. Campus police allege that Takitaki stole apparel from the school's soccer and track teams last month while he worked on the custodial staff at Smith..." August 13

  • BYU football linebacker Colby Jorgensen fractures neck in practice

    Daily Herald "After doing a CT scan and MRI, neurosurgeons determined that BYU sophomore linebacker Colby Jorgensen fractured his neck and slipped a disc during practice Tuesday and sent him into emergency surgery, Colby's brother Austen Jorgensen said in a phone interview Tuesday evening. As of 8 p.m...." August 12

  • Notre Dame football team subject of new Showtime television series

    The Score "Showtime has confirmed the development of a rumored series chronicling Notre Dame's upcoming 2015 football season. The cable channel's sports department announced Tuesday on Twitter that the series "A Season With Notre Dame" would debut on the network on Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. The series will..." August 11

  • Report: Defensive end Kolin Hill will leave Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "For the third time this year, a defensive end ended his Notre Dame career early. According to Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson, 6-foot-2, 245-pound sophomore Kolin Hill will transfer from the school. Hill had two sacks and seven tackles in nine games for the Irish last season and was expected..." August 08

  • BYU running back Jamaal Williams withdraws from school, will redshirt in 2015

    The Deseret News "BYU announced Thursday that senior running back Jamaal Williams has withdrawn from school and will redshirt the 2015 season, a big blow for a Cougar offense expected to build off a productive year last season. “Jamaal has withdrawn from school for personal reasons and will redshirt the 2015..." August 06

  • Texas to use two quarterbacks against Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "It appears the Texas quarterback battle will still be ongoing once the season starts. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Texas coach Charlie Strong said that both Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard will play in the season opener against Notre Dame. Now, this doesn't mean one of the two..." August 06

  • Doug Flutie to replace Mike Mayock on Notre Dame broadcasts

    Indianapolis Star "On Wednesday NBC announced that Doug Flutie would be taking over from Mike Mayock as the lead analyst for the network's coverage of Notre Dame football games this fall. Mayock will no longer be a part of the broadcasts." August 06

  • Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant Ruled Academically Ineligible For 2015 Season

    The Big Lead "Bryant, a former Top 50 overall recruit, had already been suspended for the first four games. He rushed for 289 yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries as a sophomore last season. He was expected to play a greater role this season. That news isn’t great for Notre Dame’s depth chart. Tarean..." August 04

  • Navy, Notre Dame to meet in San Diego in 2018

    CBS Sports "Only months after defeating San Diego State in the 2014 Poinsettia Bowl, Navy has already made plans to return to San Diego and Qualcomm Stadium -- this time for a game with arguably even bigger stakes. The Midshipmen announced Wednesday that its 2018 meeting with Notre Dame will be played at..." July 22

  • Jimbo Fisher welcomes Everett Golson, but doesn't guarantee he'll start

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had no problems welcoming graduate transfer Everett Golson to the program. Fisher went down the same road as a Division III quarterback when he transferred from Salem to Samford in 1987. He’s watched a few of his quarterbacks at Florida State go down that..." July 21

  • Gary Pinkel says Notre Dame should join conference or miss playoffs

    Sporting News - NCAAF "As long as Notre Dame remains an independent, it shouldn't be part of the playoff discussion. At least that's what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday as SEC coaches visited ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., and appeared on TV and radio throughout the day." July 20

  • Incoming BYU running back shot in arm outside middle school

    Dallas Morning News "A former Coppell High School football player was shot in the arm Sunday evening, police say. Charles West, 18, was at Coppell Middle School East in the 400 block of Mockingbird Lane with several people to play basketball when a man walked up and shot him in upper left arm, Coppell Sgt. Sammy..." July 06

  • Three-star safety Spencer Perry picks Notre Dame football

    Chicago Tribune "Three words, ellipses and an emoji, along with a link to a Facebook video, was how Spencer Perry announced his oral commitment to Notre Dame football Monday. The three-star safety from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., decommitted last week from Florida. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound senior from..." June 29

  • Notre Dame's Greg Bryant suspended for violating team rules, source says

    ESPN "Notre Dame has suspended running back Greg Bryant for the first four games of the coming season for a violation of team rules, a source told 247Sports reported the news of Bryant's suspension earlier on Monday. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Bryant entered Notre Dame in 2013 as ESPN's..." June 29

  • Report: Notre Dame DE Williams visiting U-M

    Detroit Free Press "Notre Dame defensive end Jhonathon Williams is looking to transfer and will visit Michigan today, according to Sam Webb of Williams, also known as Jhonny, is a former star at Berrien Springs. He redshirted as a freshman at Notre Dame last season and would have to sit out a year as a..." June 18

  • Report: FBS playoff selection committee may hold final ranking until Army-Navy game

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Army and Navy athletic officials stood their ground, and in the end, the College Football Playoff selection committee yielded. ESPN reported that the selection committee will postone the final FBS playoff rankings until after this year's Army-Navy game, if either of the service academies are in..." June 16

  • Notre Dame DE Jhonny Williams to transfer

    Fox Sports - College Football "Notre Dame lost a defensive lineman on Thursday, as rising redshirt sophomore Jhonny Williams announced he is transferring via Facebook. “Friends, family, loved ones, I will be transferring from the university of Notre Dame to pursue a football/academic career elsewhere, thank you for your..." June 15

  • Brian Kelly: Academically, all Irish players 'at-risk -- all of them'

    ESPN "After a year of turmoil at Notre Dame, coach Brian Kelly admitted Thursday that all of his players are at-risk academically and that the university will do its best going forward to provide the resources necessary for players to succeed in the classroom. "I think we recognized that all of my..." June 12

  • Notre Dame, Boston College will share sideline in Fenway Park

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame and Boston College have developed a rivalry on the football field over the four decades, and in November they will have to share the same sideline when the two teams meet in Fenway Park. The neutral site game is part of Notre Dame's annual "Shamrock Series" in addition to being the..." June 11

  • Notre Dame's coach said something jarring (and refreshing) about player academics

    SB Nation "Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly had something to say on university academic standards in football, via the South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen: I think we recognized that all of my football players are at risk. All of them, really. Honestly, I don't know that any of our players would get into..." June 11

  • Ishaq Williams closer to returning to Notre Dame defense

    College Football Talk "This much we know about Notre Dame defensive end Ishaq Williams. He is back in classes in South Bend and working out in the football weight room. Beyond that, there is still some ground to make up before Williams returns to play a key role on Notre Dame’s defense in 2015. Notre Dame head coach..." June 10

  • Report: Ishaq Williams re-admitted to Notre Dame after academic suspension

    Fox Sports "Defensive end Ishaq Williams has been re-admitted into Notre Dame after serving a year-long academic suspension, according to a report by Sports Illustrated. Williams played in 35 games from 2011 to 2013 and recorded 45 tackles and one sack during that time. Williams was one of five players..." June 02

  • KeiVarae Russell announces end of suspension on Instagram

    ESPN "KeiVarae Russell says his suspension from Notre Dame has been lifted, and the cornerback will rejoin the Fighting Irish for the 2015 season. He announced his return to the team Friday on Instagram. Russell, a senior, was serving a university suspension during the 2014-15 academic year and..." May 30

  • Allen Iverson almost played football at Notre Dame

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Before he was an NBA legend and a lightning rod for controversy, Allen Iverson was a two-sport high school star at Bethel High School in Hampton, Va. The future Hall of Fame basketball player said had he not run into trouble off the field, he would have played football at Notre Dame. "I..." May 28

  • Everett Golson confirms Notre Dame blocked him from Texas

    Fox Sports "When former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was sifting through his options of places to transfer, he found Texas intriguing. The Longhorns are in need of stability at quarterback, and head coach Charlie Strong and his staff developed Teddy Bridgewater -- now the Minnesota Vikings..." May 28

  • Bowling Green adds Notre Dame transfer Eilar Hardy

    College Football Talk "After four years in Indiana, Eilar Hardy has decided to move one state over for his final season. In a press release Thursday, Bowling Green announced that Hardy has decided to transfer into Dino Babers‘ football program and play his final season of college ball with the Falcons. Hardy comes..." May 28

  • SEC commissioner hints league wouldn't have permitted Everett Golson grad transfer

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is refusing to capitulate to Adrian Peterson's demands. Peterson is not attending organized team activities and reportedly demanded a trade, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals emerging as his preferred destinations. Zimmer was decidedly..." May 27

  • Matt Hegarty, Notre Dame offensive lineman transfer, joins Oregon

    Oregonian "Matt Hegarty, an offensive lineman who announced in March he would transfer from Notre Dame after completing his degree, will join the Oregon Ducks in 2015. The program welcomed Hegarty, from Aztec, New Mexico, in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. At 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, Hegarty was a top-100..." May 26

  • Army, Navy have no plans to move game for College Football Playoff schedule

    USA Today "Army and Navy do not plan to change the date of their traditional end-of-season meeting to accommodate the final College Football Playoff rankings, which for the next four seasons are set to be unveiled before the service academies' annual matchup. "We have no intention of moving it. None,"..." May 23

  • If athletes ruled employees, Notre Dame will seek new sports model, AD says

    USA Today "Notre Dame's athletic director and Northwestern's president emeritus said Tuesday that if college athletes ultimately are ruled to be employees of their respective schools, they foresee their universities withdrawing from the current setup of big-time sports. Their comments come as the full..." May 21

  • Former Notre Dame signee Bo Wallace joins ASU

    Arizona Republic "Marshall "Bo" Wallace, a 3-star outside linebacker who once was headed to Notre Dame, signed an athletics Grant-in-Aid letter with Arizona State on Friday, a late addition to the Sun Devils' 2015 recruiting class. Wallace (6-4 and 215 pounds) is expected to compete at Devil-backer, a..." May 19

  • Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson headed to Florida State

    Fox Sports "Everett Golson will transfer to Florida State, the former Notre Dame quarterback told FOX Sports Tuesday. Golson picked FSU after visiting Florida State as well as Georgia and Florida last week. "This past weekend has been a defining moment in my life as I am proud to say I am a graduate..." May 19

  • Charlie Weis still paid $2M annually from Notre Dame

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame and Kansas coach Charlie Weis could ultimately earn more than $24.5 million from the schools while not coaching either program. Notre Dame paid Weis $2,054,744 for the reporting period of July 2013 through June 2014, according to the university's federal tax return, which was..." May 18

  • QB Everett Golson leaning toward joining Florida State; decision expected Monday

    Palm Beach Post "Everett Golson was impressed with Florida State during his visit this week and could be leaning toward spending his final his season in Tallahassee as a graduate transfer. Golson met with coach Jimbo Fisher on Monday, and Fisher is eager to add the former Notre Dame quarterback, according to..." May 16

  • Crimson Tide open to adding ex-Irish QB Everett Golson, source says

    ESPN "Alabama would take former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson if he decided to transfer to the Crimson Tide, a source said Wednesday. Alabama was one of 10 schools Golson gave to Notre Dame's compliance office as a potential place to play his final year. However, Alabama is skeptical that SEC..." May 14

  • BC football fans upset about ticket plan for Notre Dame at Fenway Park

    Boston Herald "Boston College loyalists who want to watch the next battle in their gridiron “Holy War” with Notre Dame this fall at Fenway Park are being asked to come up with $5,000 for the right to buy two $400 tickets — and they aren’t happy about it. “I’d have a better chance of seeing Notre Dame if I..." May 13

  • Spurrier: Gamecocks not pursuing Everett Golson

    The State "Steve Spurrier confirmed Wednesday what seemed to have become clear earlier this week. “We are not pursuing (Everett Golson),” Spurrier told The State on Wednesday morning. “We are not really in that.” Golson announced last week that he was transferring from Notre Dame to play his final year..." May 13

  • FSU, Alabama head Everett Golson's transfer wish list

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame will not stand in the way of Everett Golson transferring to one of the schools on his wish list. According to, Notre Dame's compliance office won't block the quarterback's attempts to join any of the approximately 10 programs on the list he submitted. That group includes..." May 12

  • Report: Florida State frontrunner for Notre Dame QB Everett Golson transfer

    Tomahawk Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring after failing to secure the starting job out of spring, losing out to Malik Zaire. Now a report from Steve Wiltfong and JC Shurburtt of 247sports says Florida State is the destination for the QB. "Barring a last-minute change of heart or any..." May 11

  • Notre Dame won't release Everett Golson to Texas, '15 opponents

    CBS Sports "Everett Golson won't end up at Texas or any other opponent on Notre Dame's 2015 schedule, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman. Speculation and anticipation surrounds the future of Golson as reports of school visits begin to surface. 247Sports has already identified South Carolina and Georgia..." May 11

  • Two schools in the running for Golson

    247 Sports "247Sports spoke to sources close to Everett Golson that indicated the Notre Dame transfer would most like to end up at South Carolina or Georgia. The source said that Golson wants to play his final year of eligibilty close to home, as Golson hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ESPN first..." May 07

  • Report: Everett Golson transferring from Notre Dame

    Sporting News - NCAAF "ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who led the Irish to the BCS championship game in 2012, will transfer. " May 07

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    South Bend Tribune "A St. Joseph County judge ruled Monday that the University of Notre Dame isn't required to give ESPN campus police department records because it's not a public agency under state law. Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler said he shared the Indiana public access counselor's "discomfort" with..." April 20

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly will take his QB situation over Ohio State's

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame Brian Kelly has a choice to make at quarterback this season. Kelly, however, likes where he's sitting. Maybe too much. According to ESPN, Kelly said said he would take that situation over anybody else in the nation, including defending national champion Ohio State after..." April 15

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