Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • President-elect Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy Game on Saturday

    CBS Sports "The 117th Army-Navy game will feature a special guest in attendance as President-elect Donald Trump will watch the game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday. A spokesman for Trump's transition team confirmed his appearance during a conference call with reporters and said that he will..." December 06

  • Malik Zaire granted unconditional release from Notre Dame

    ESPN "Notre Dame has granted quarterback Malik Zaire his release from the school, including any future opponents for the Fighting Irish, a source tells's Matt Fortuna. Zaire had earlier told ESPN that he wasn't allowed to transfer to schools on Notre Dame's upcoming schedule, with the..." December 01

  • Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire interested in transfer to Michigan State

    Detroit Free Press "Malik Zaire still could transfer to Michigan State, after all. The Notre Dame quarterback initally told ESPN that stipulations for his scholarship release prevent him from joining one of the Irish's 2017 opponents, other than North Carolina. MSU is scheduled to host Notre Dame on Sept...." December 01

  • Source: Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire expected to play elsewhere in 2017

    ESPN "Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is expected to get his release from the school Wednesday during a meeting with coach Brian Kelly, a source told ESPN. Zaire is expected to graduate in December and will be eligible immediately next season at whichever school he chooses. Schools Zaire is..." November 30

  • Malik Zaire granted release from Notre Dame, with conditions

    ESPN "Notre Dame has granted quarterback Malik Zaire his release from the school, blocking him from all but one school on the Fighting Irish's 2017 schedule. Zaire told ESPN he learned Wednesday he was given his release, but he said he cannot transfer to teams on Notre Dame's upcoming schedule, with..." November 30

  • Four-star LB Pete Werner decommits from Notre Dame: Is his landing spot Ohio State?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star linebacker Pete Werner of Indianapolis (Ind.) Cathedral has been committed to Notre Dame since March, but he visited Ohio State on Saturday for its dramatic win over Michigan. Then Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell had an in-home visit with Werner on Monday. Now he's..." November 29

  • Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly expects to return but is reportedly exploring options

    ESPN "Despite finishing with the school's worst record in nearly a decade, Brian Kelly said he expects to be back as Notre Dame's head football coach next season. "Oh yeah, absolutely," Kelly said Saturday night. "There was some discussion as to why I'm coming back [to campus] early, and I don't..." November 27

  • Jackson, No. 12 USC shred Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "In rainy, windy conditions, USC and Notre Dame were locked in a close game late in the second quarter, before 17 seconds and a big helping of Trojan superstar Adoree' Jackson changed everything. Jackson, the Trojans' playmaking junior defensive back, scored three touchdowns, including a..." November 26

  • Where is Brian Kelly in latest Notre Dame mess?

    USA Today "The poor results on the field — the seven-loss debacle of a season — are nothing compared with the embarrassment and shame Brian Kelly just brought on Notre Dame. Kelly refused to accept any responsibility Tuesday for NCAA violations that resulted in the Irish being stripped of 21 victories..." November 23

  • Notre Dame to vacate wins from 2012-€“2013 over academic misconduct

    NCAA "A former University of Notre Dame student athletic trainer violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when she committed academic misconduct for two football student-athletes and provided six other football student-athletes with impermissible academic extra benefits, according to a Division I Committee..." November 22

  • Notre Dame to appeal NCAA ruling of vacated wins from 2012 and 2013

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA announced on Tuesday that Notre Dame’s football program has been ordered to vacate all wins from its 2012 and 2013 seasons due to academic misconduct. Notre Dame is planning to appeal the decision. In its ruling, the NCAA stated that an investigation determined a former athletic..." November 22

  • Evans stars as Hokies win at Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Jerod Evans threw two touchdown passes and rushed for one more, and Virginia Tech rallied for a 34-31 win over Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon at South Bend, Ind. Evans completed 22 of 29 passes for 267 yards and led the team with 67 yards on the ground as the Hokies erased a..." November 19

  • Notre Dame marches past Army 44-6

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback DeShone Kizer passed for 209 yards and three touchdowns, and Notre Dame cruised to a 44-6 win over Army on Saturday afternoon in San Antonio. Tight end Durham Smythe hauled in two touchdown receptions as the Fighting Irish rolled to their most lopsided victory of the season...." November 12

  • Brian Kelly: Saban practicing with pro players is “ludicrous”

    Pro Football Talk "When former NFL running back Trent Richardson practiced with Alabama to help his alma mater prepare to face LSU, it raised questions about why college players can practice against grown men when they’re not allowed to play among grown men. It also raises questions in college football about why..." November 11

  • European Bookmaker Sets Odds For Notre Dame’s Head Coach In 2017

    The Spun ", a European bookmaking site, has released its odds regarding to who will be Notre Dame’s head coach at the start of the 2017-18 season. The Fighting Irish started the year as the No. 10 team in the country in the AP Poll. Heading into its game this weekend against Army, Notre Dame..." November 10

  • Worth scores twice as Navy knocks off Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Will Worth rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns, and Navy held on for a 28-27 win over Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, Fla. Running backs Calvin Cass Jr. and Darryl Bonner each added rushing touchdowns as the Midshipmen compiled 320 rushing yards to go along..." November 05

  • Notre Dame nips Miami after blowing huge lead

    The Sports Xchange "Notre Dame blew a 20-point lead but recovered to beat Miami 30-27 on kicker Justin Yoon's third field goal of the game, a 23-yarder with 31 seconds left on Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Quarterback DeShone Kizer passed for 263 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish (3-5) overcame two..." October 29

  • BYU, Utah announce ‘Holy War’ extension through 2022

    College Football Talk "Thankfully, one of the more underrated in-state rivalries isn’t going away anytime soon. BYU and Utah announced Thursday that the schools have reached an agreement on a two-game extension of their series. The Cougars will host the first game of the extension Sept. 11, 2021, in Provo while the..." October 27

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly 'disappointed' he needs vote of confidence

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has the so-called "vote of confidence" from his athletic director, Jack Swarbrick. He's just not happy about it. At 2-5 and coming off a bye week, the Irish have been one of college football's biggest busts. Naturally, there have been questions about Kelly's job..." October 25

  • 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

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