Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • BYU football: Cougars announce senior Taysom Hill will be the starting quarterback

    Daily Herald "It's Taysom Hill. The biggest question regarding the 2016 BYU football team was officially answered Tuesday after the Cougars concluded practice as head coach Kalani Sitake officially announced Hill would be the starting quarterback. Hill, a fifth-year senior who has had three of his seasons..." August 23

  • Why Notre Dame can already be eliminated from the playoff race

    Fox Sports "Notre Dame had what most would consider a successful season in 2015. The Irish won 10 games, and their only regular-season losses came in the last seconds to a pair of teams that finished No. 2 (Clemson) and No. 3 (Stanford) in the final polls. No. 4 Ohio State did hammer Notre Dame in the Fiesta..." August 23

  • Notre Dame CB Devin Butler charged with resisting law enforcement, battery

    Notre Dame Insider "St. Joseph County prosecutors have formally charged suspended Notre Dame football player Devin Butler, accusing him of felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery of a police officer after an altercation early Saturday morning at a bar near campus. Prosecutors filed the two Level 6..." August 23

  • Notre Dame boots Max Redfield, suspends Devin Butler

    USA Today "One day after the arrests of six Notre Dame football players, coach Brian Kelly kicked off senior safety Max Redfield and indefinitely suspended senior cornerback Devin Butler. Redfield was one of five Notre Dame players were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop..." August 21

  • Notre Dame's Devin Butler arrested for battery, resisting officer

    ABC News "Notre Dame senior cornerback Devin Butler was arrested early Saturday morning on preliminary charges of battery to law enforcement and resisting law enforcement, the St. Joseph County booking desk confirmed. South Bend police said Butler was arrested at 1631 South Bend Ave., which is the..." August 20

  • Notre Dame's Redfield arrested on pot, gun charges; 4 others involved

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame football players Ashton White, Max Redfield, Kevin Stepherson Jr., Dexter Williams and Te'Von Coney were arrested Friday night. Per Brandon Pope of ABC 57, all five players face a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession, with Redfield, Stepherson and Williams also facing a charge..." August 20

  • Army QB Bradshaw leaving the Academy

    Times-Herald Sports "Junior quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw led Army’s first-team offense in a preseason scrimmage on Saturday. Bradshaw's play had positioned him to be Army’s opening-day starter for the second straight season. Afterward, he talked about the unit's progress. Just a few days later, Bradshaw, who made..." August 17

  • Brian Kelly Says Both Malik Zaire And DeShone Kizer Will Play Against Texas

    College Spun "This afternoon, Brian Kelly told the media that both quarterbacks will see time against the Longhorns on Sept. 3. Kelly went on to state that using both in the Texas game doesn’t bother him, though he did say he’d revisit things before the Irish play Nevada on Sept. 10. Zaire was Notre..." August 17

  • Report: Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer 'looks to be the guy' at QB

    The Score "After DeShone Kizer performed so well in relief of Malik Zaire, who suffered a season-ending injury, the debate was on. Who will be the starting quarterback in 2016? Just days into camp, it appears Kizer is the guy, according to ESPN's Kevin Carter, who played with Notre Dame defensive backs..." August 11

  • Notre Dame's Alize Jones academically ineligible, giving Irish one fewer weapon

    CBS Sports "There had been speculation this offseason that Notre Dame tight end Alize Jones could prove to be an X-factor and a big playmaker for the Irish offense this year. While playing in a limited role as a freshman, Jones was poised to take on a larger role in 2016, especially after wide receiver Corey..." August 04

  • Notre Dame lands 4-star LB Matthew Bauer in 2018 class

    The Score "With the 2016 season just weeks away, Notre Dame is keeping focused on its 2018 recruiting class, securing a commitment Wednesday from four-star linebacker Matthew Bauer. Bauer confirmed his commitment via Twitter, thanking all his past coaches for helping him develop as an athlete, as well as..." August 04

  • Osiris St. Brown Names Finalists, Decision Date: What Is Best Fit for 4-Star WR?

    Bleacher Report "California receiver Osiris St. Brown is focused on a pair of powerhouse college football programs as the clock ticks toward his commitment. Considered a top-20 overall prospect at the position in composite rankings, he heads toward a Friday announcement with only Notre Dame and Stanford still..." August 03

  • Lou Holtz Carried Around Crown Royal at the Republican National Convention

    The Big Lead "Former ESPN analyst and Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is a Donald Trump supporter. He was in attendance for Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, sporting an ear-to-ear smile and some free swag. Here he is carrying around a bottle of Crown Royal. It’s images like this that restore one’s..." July 19

  • Kizer named to Davey O'Brien Award watch list

    247 Sports "Notre Dame junior DeShone Kizer has been named to the Davey O'Brien Award watch list. Kizer was one of 30 candidates included on the preseason list for the award that goes to the nation's best quarterback. Irish senior Malik Zaire was not included. Both Kizer and Zaire were named to the..." July 14

  • Seismic policy shift frees Air Force Academy grads to pursue pro sports without 2-year commitment

    The Gazette "A policy shift will allow service academy athletes to pursue professional sports immediately after graduation instead of waiting for two years, a move that could have a seismic impact at Air Force. "It's huge," two Falcons football assistants said Monday. "It immediately levels the playing..." July 13

  • Army FB Kemper kicked off team for academic violation

    Hudson Valley "Fullback Aaron Kemper, Army’s top rusher in 2015, has been removed from the team due to an academic honor-code violation, according to sources. Army athletic communications confirmed Kemper is no longer on the team but declined comment on the senior’s dismissal. Kemper led Army with 544..." July 07

  • Michigan and Notre Dame to restart football series

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan vs. Notre Dame football series is back. The winningest programs in college football history have been discussing a short revival of the series for nearly a year, and an official announcement is expected today. A reporter for WLNS-TV and a writer for si.com reported that the..." July 07

  • TCU playing Notre Dame would be a Frogs coup

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Notre Dame will never regain the national identity it once enjoyed but the Irish remain the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees of college football. The Irish have not won a national title since 1988, but it is still a big deal to be Notre Dame and it’s still a big deal to play Notre Dame. And..." July 07

  • Jamaal Williams eyeing BYU rushing record; Harvey Unga working to help him break it

    The Deseret News "During his season away from the BYU football program, senior running back Jamaal Williams spent quite a bit of time, he says, talking to his TV. His teammates remained close to his heart, and Williams watched them play games on television. “I always cheered for them,” he said during Media..." July 05