Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • 4-star defensive end Donovan Jeter commits to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Donovan Jeter was a Notre Dame commit a week ago. Now, the four-star prospect says he'll play at Michigan. Jeter -- a 6-foot-5, 250-pound 2017 defensive end from Pennsylvania -- announced his commitment to Michigan on Sunday after wrapping up an official visit to the school over the..." October 24

  • No. 14 Boise State holds off BYU in thriller

    The Sports Xchange "BOISE -- Fourteenth-ranked Boise State kept its perfect season alive by surviving a wild Thursday night contest on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium. Star tailback Jeremy McNichols scored twice and racked up 249 yards from scrimmage as the Broncos held on for a 28-27 victory over BYU...." October 21

  • Uh oh: Brian Kelly gets the dreaded vote of confidence from Notre Dame AD

    CBS Sports "The voices of Notre Dame fans calling for Brian Kelly's ousting have only grown louder with the passing weeks, as an Irish team that began the season ranked in the top 10 with College Football Playoff aspirations has sputtered to a 2-5 start, but there's only one voice that matters, and it's..." October 21

  • Donovan Jeter, 2017 4-Star DL, Announces Decommitment From Notre Dame

    College Spun "Donovan Jeter, a four-star defensive lineman in the 2017 class out of Pennsylvania, has decommitted from Notre Dame. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound prospect is ranked the No. 11 strongside defensive end and No. 279 player in the class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He announced his decommitment..." October 18

  • Devin Butler Pleads Guilty to Resisting Arrest

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame defensive back Devin Butler was arrested in August on felony charges of battery and resisting law enforcement, and he was suspended from the team. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement Monday, per Christian Sheckler of the South Bend Tribune. As part of the..." October 17

  • Stanford rallies past Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Running back Bryce Love carried the ball 23 times for 129 yards and Stanford overcame a 10-point halftime deficit for a 17-10 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night. Cornerback Quenton Meeks added a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Cardinal. Stanford..." October 16

  • BYU upends Mississippi State in 2 OT

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Taysom Hill passed for three touchdowns, including the decisive score to junior tight end Tanner Balderree, as Brigham Young posted a 28-21 double-overtime victory over Mississippi State on Friday night in Provo, Utah. Hill's 25-yard scoring pass to Balderree came on the..." October 15

  • BYU's Jamaal Williams becomes school's all-time leading rusher

    Salt Lake Tribune "One of the great subplots to Friday's late-late-night special at LaVell Edwards Stadium featuring BYU and Mississippi State, a game won by BYU by the count of 28-21 in double overtime, was whether Jamaal Williams would become BYU's all-time leading rusher. Coming in, he needed just 64 yards to get..." October 15

  • South Bend police cleared in arrest of Notre Dame's Devin Butler

    Chicago Tribune "South Bend's police chief says the officers involved in the arrest of Notre Dame football player Devin Butler have been cleared of any wrongdoing. Chief Scott Ruszkowski announced Friday that following an internal review, he won't refer the case to the Board of Public Safety for discipline..." October 15

  • BYU hands reeling Michigan State third straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jamaal Williams rushed for 163 yards on 30 carries and two touchdowns to lead Brigham Young past struggling Michigan State 31-14 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Quarterback Taysom Hill passed for a touchdown and ran for another for BYU (3-3). Hill completed 18 of 27..." October 08

  • Duke takes advantage of turnovers to topple Army

    The Sports Xchange "Duke scored after a pair of first-half Army mistakes en route to posting a 13-6 non-conference victory Saturday at rain-drenched Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. The game was played under the impact of Hurricane Matthew, with bands of rain pouring on the field. Neither team scored..." October 08

  • Stunning images of Notre Dame and NC State playing football in a hurricane

    Fox Sports "NC State knew it was hosting Notre Dame on Saturday, but Hurricane Matthew also decided to pay a visit to Carter Finley Stadium. And conditions quickly deteriorated -- not that they ever were ideal in the first place. Here's a sampling of the puddles, driving winds, torrential rain and..." October 08

  • N.C. State downs Notre Dame in monsoon-type conditions

    The Sports Xchange "North Carolina State safety Dexter Wright picked up a blocked punt and returned it 16 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Wolfpack defeated Notre Dame 10-3 in a game played in monsoon-type conditions caused by bands of downpours from Hurricane Matthew on Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley..." October 08

  • Kizer, Irish surge past Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer passed for a career-high 471 yards to lead the Fighting Irish to a 50-33 win over Syracuse before 62,794 at Met Life Stadium on Saturday. Kizer, a junior, completed 23 of 35 passes and threw for three touchdowns in helping snap..." October 01

  • Notre Dame set to host Bowling Green in 2019

    Campus Sports "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are struggling this year, but they hope to turn things around before it is too late. If they can’t, they have one game to look forward to in the coming years as they will have a future meeting with the Bowling Green Falcons for the 2019 season. The Falcons..." September 29

  • Brian Kelly says quarterback DeShone Kizer’s job could be in jeopardy

    Today's U "Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly indicated Tuesday that quarterback DeShone Kizer’s starting job could be in jeopardy. When asked about Kizer, Kelly said (via ESPN’s Matt Fortuna), “The standard of play is not where we want it to be from him.” The Fighting Irish have gotten off to a..." September 27

  • Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder after 1-3 start

    Fox Sports "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder after the Irish's Saturday loss to Duke. Notre Dame has allowed an average of 505 yards per game to Power-5 opponents this season, losing all three contests to start the season 1-3." September 25

  • West Virginia holds off late BYU rally

    The Sports Xchange "LANDOVER, Md. -- Skyler Howard threw for 332 yards, Rushel Shell ran for two scores and West Virginia finished non-conference play unbeaten by holding off Brigham Young 35-32 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (3-0) assembled first-half touchdown drives of 86 and 88 yards, and Howard capped a..." September 24

  • Duke sends Notre Dame to second straight home loss

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Daniel Jones passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns and kicker AJ Reed drilled a 19-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to lead Duke to a 38-35 upset win over Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. Wide receiver Anthony Nash hauled in two touchdown passes as the Blue..." September 24

  • Fitzgerald guides Mississippi State past Massachusetts

    The Sports Xchange "Nick Fitzgerald threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 110 yards to lead Mississippi State to a 47-35 non-conference victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes to Fred Ross, his third and fourth TD..." September 24

  • Donovan Jeter to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 4-Star DT Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Donovan Jeter, a 4-star defensive tackle from Beaver Falls High School in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, committed to Notre Dame on Monday. Jeter, who stands 6'5" and weighs 250 pounds, is considered the No. 8 player from the state of Pennsylvania, the No. 15 defensive tackle in the country and..." September 19

  • UCLA comes away from BYU with 17-14 win

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns to help UCLA overcome a sluggish offensive start and beat BYU 17-14 on Saturday night in Provo, Utah. Rosen got a big assist from the UCLA defense, which stymied BYU for the bulk of four quarters. The Bruins (2-1) held..." September 18

  • No. 12 Michigan State hangs on to defeat No. 18 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Michigan State running back Gerald Holmes could not hide his emotions when he learned about the death of his grandmother earlier this week. "I was in the middle of meetings, and I broke out in tears and ran out," Holmes said. "But I knew I had a game today. I steered the..." September 18

  • Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. Will Play On Saturday

    College Spun "Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly provided a Torii Hunter Jr. status update on whether the injured wide receiver will play this week. Hunter Jr., Notre Dame’s top wide receiver, sat out last week’s game with a concussion. He passed all his concussion protocol this week, and Kelly confirmed..." September 16

  • Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. "fairly confident" he'll play against Michigan State

    Notre Dame Insider "Torii Hunter Jr. stood just outside the Notre Dame tunnel inside Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and watched. The senior wide receiver's pads were gone, as was his helmet. He was flanked by his parents, his girlfriend, a team trainer and more than 102,000 fans. He was surrounded by..." September 14

  • Army football player and West Point cadet Brandon Jackson dies in car accident

    SEC Country "Army football player and West Point cadet Brandon Jackson died on Sunday, according to a report from Jackson, who was a sophomore defensive back on the Black Knights football team, reportedly passed away after being involved in a car accident. Charles Grevious, who is the..." September 12

  • Utah stops two-point conversion, upends BYU 20-19

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Senior quarterback Taysom Hill scored on a 7-yard run with 18 seconds left but was stopped on a two-point conversion run, allowing Utah to escape with a 20-19 win over BYU on Saturday night. Troy Williams threw for 194 yards and a touchdown but also had three interceptions..." September 11

  • QB Kizer leads No. 18 Notre Dame past Nevada

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- DeShone Kizer earned Notre Dame's No. 1 quarterback label this week. Not No. 1A or No. 1B. Simply No. 1, the clear-cut starter ahead of teammate Malik Zaire. "He handed over the reins," Kizer said of his coach, Brian Kelly. "We're definitely going to keep the..." September 10

  • Towles passes Boston College past UMass

    The Sports Xchange "Graduate senior Patrick Towles hit converted quarterback Jeff Smith with two long touchdown passes in the second quarter and Boston College broke a nine-game losing streak with a 26-7 victory over Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Saturday. Towles, a transfer from..." September 10

  • DeShone Kizer Named Notre Dame Starting QB

    Bleacher Report "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finally settled on a starting quarterback, although the decision came Wednesday after they had already lost their season-opening game to Texas. According to Matt Fortuna of, Notre Dame named DeShone Kizer the starter over Malik Zaire in anticipation of..." September 08

  • Greg Bryant's Untimely Death Is Fueling Notre Dame's 2016 Season

    Bleacher Report "In 2012, Greg Bryant was a Rivals 5-star Notre Dame recruit out of South Florida. On May 7, 2016, Bryant was home visiting his mother for Mother's Day weekend. Early that morning, he was shot and killed in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bryant's father and his former Irish teammates look back on..." September 08

  • How DeShone Kizer ended Notre Dame's QB battle by shredding Texas

    Fox Sports "Watching Notre Dame play Texas Sunday night and seeing DeShone Kizer make one big play after another, throwing five TDs and running for another, I kept thinking back to the summer of 2013. I was working on my book "The QB" and spent much of that year embedded with the Elite 11 staff. Kizer was..." September 06

  • Swoopes, Longhorns power past Irish in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- With Texas in dire need of a signature victory to propel the proud program back into the college football echelon, the Longhorns turned to a tried-and-true strategy, man-on-man, stop-us-if-you-can, smash-mouth football with the game in the balance. Backup quarterback Tyrone..." September 05

  • Notre Dame's Hunter Jr. suffered concussion

    CSN Chicago "Coach Brian Kelly and quarterback DeShone Kizer weren’t sure why a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Torii Hunter Jr. didn’t result in a targeting penalty and ejection in the third quarter of Notre Dame’s 50-47 double overtime loss to Texas Sunday night. Hunter appeared to reel in a..." September 05

  • BYU slips past Arizona on last-minute field goal

    The Sports Xchange "BYU's Jake Oldroyd made a 33-yard field goal with four seconds remaining to give the Cougars an 18-16 victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the first Cactus Kickoff Classic on Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. Quarterback Tayson Hill drove the Cougars 53 yards for the winning field goal after..." September 04

  • Del Rio shines in debut, leads Florida past UMass

    The Sports Xchange "Florida won its 27th straight season opener, but it wasn't the performance coach Jim McElwain was hoping to see out of his Gators. Luke Del Rio threw two touchdowns in his Florida debut, and the Gators relied on their defense to survive a scare from Massachusetts in a 24-7 victory Saturday..." September 04

  • Starting DL Travis Tuiloma ‘probably a month away’ from playing for BYU

    College Football Talk "Like “high-ankle,” there’s a reason the adjective “dreaded” is normally attached to any discussion of a Lisfranc injury. In BYU’s bowl game in late December last season, Travis Tuiloma sustained a foot injury. Eight months later and with the season opener against Arizona fast approaching on..." August 31

  • Notre Dame's Devin Butler a victim of police brutality, witnesses claim

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Devin Butler's run-in with police may have been more complicated than originally thought. The Notre Dame defensive back's girlfriend and his teammate's fiancée say Butler was a victim of police brutality, according to the South Bend Tribune. Police reported that Butler assaulted an officer,..." August 25

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