Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • Former Spartans, Irish player tries to rip NCAA, reveals drug test cover-up

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Garrick Sherman played sparingly in two seasons at Michigan State before transferring to Notre Dame in 2012. He had a strong senior campaign for the Irish, averaging 13.4 points per game during the 2013-14 season. But the 6-11 center, who now plays overseas in Georgia with Dinamo Tbilisi,..." May 28

  • No. 38 Temple Gibbs picks Notre Dame

    ESPN "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish has landed ESPN 60 junior Temple Gibbs, sources told Gibbs, a 6-foot-2 guard from Seton Hall Prep (N.J.), made his decision following a visit to the South Bend campus this weekend. Ranked No. 38 in the 2016 class, Gibbs chose the Fighting Irish over..." May 04

  • Guard Demetrius Jackson to return to Notre Dame for junior season

    ESPN "Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson is returning to school next season, he told ESPN. Jackson had been projected as a potential first-round pick in the NBA draft. The sophomore averaged 12.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game this past season. He led the team in 3-point field goal..." April 14

  • Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor highlights AP All-American team

    CBS Sports "The Associated Press released its 2014-15 All-America team Monday with Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky the lone player to receive a unanimous selection. Kaminsky helped lead the Badgers to their second straight Final Four appearance and led the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Duke..." March 30

  • Notre Dame reaches Sweet 16 on the day coach Mike Brey's mother died

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003 after surviving a dramatic turnover in the final seconds of regulation against Butler late Saturday night and winning 67-64 in overtime. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey announced after the game that his 84-year-old mother, Betty, died..." March 23

  • Mike Brey calls Zach Auguste’s suspension ‘academic matter’, return ‘out of my hands’

    College Basketball Talk "On Wednesday morning, news leaked out of South Bend that starting center Zach Auguste did not make the trip to Georgia Tech with the Irish. He wasn’t kicked off the team, it was just an academic issue that he has to get cleared up. And while Notre Dame head coach did comment on Auguste after..." January 15

  • Sources: Irish suspend F Auguste indefinitely

    ESPN "Notre Dame junior forward Zach Auguste has been suspended indefinitely due to academics, sources confirmed to ESPN. Sources told ESPN that the length of the suspension has yet to be determined. He won't play Wednesday night at Georgia Tech. Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown told" January 14

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess

    ESPN "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Notre Dame loses valuable reserve to torn plantar fascia

    College Basketball Talk "Through Notre Dame’s first seven games of the season 6-foot-8 forward V.J. Beachem was a valuable reserve, averaging 8.4 points in 16 minutes of action per contest. Having Beachem gave Notre Dame another shooter to call upon, with the sophomore shooting 57.1% from the field and 55.6% from beyond..." December 04

  • Missouri transfer Cameron Biedscheid commits to Iona

    CBS Sports "Missouri transfer and former Notre Dame guard Cameron Biedscheid has committed to Iona, sources told He will have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining. The Gaels are expected to file a hardship waiver with the NCAA with the hopes that Biedscheid will be eligible for the second..." November 27

  • The maturation of Jerian Grant: What one star learned during a season-long suspension

    College Basketball Talk "Jerian Grant screwed up. He knows it. He freely admits his screw up was a doozy – a stupid, selfish and ill-timed decision that he paid for dearly. Grant was suspended from school for the spring semester, costing him the final 20 games of Notre Dame’s 2013-14 season, for what the school has..." November 14

  • Notre Dame lands basketball recruit Pflueger

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame landed a verbal commitment from Rex Pflueger, a 6-foot-4 guard from Santa Ana, Calif. Pflueger is a four-star prospect, according to" September 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Forward Burns pledges commitment to Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame picked up its second oral commitment of the summer hoops circuit Saturday when Elijah Burns, a 6-foot-8 forward from Blairstown, N.J., said he would attend Notre Dame. " July 21

  • Notre Dame's Grant finding his voice

    South Bend Tribune "The last time he was a member of the Notre Dame men’s basketball team during the regular season, guard Jerian Grant had the luxury of leaning on others to handle the leadership lifting. This month, all of that landed on his shoulders, and a semester away from the squad seemingly better prepared..." July 20

  • Kansas Transfer White to Visit Notre Dame

    Zagsblog "Kansas transfer Andrew White III will visit Notre Dame today (Wednesday) and Thursday, he told The 6-foot-6 White also visited Nebraska last week. “Great visit,” he said. “I met with a lot of people, saw a lot of places around campus, hooped with the guys and had a good time being..." July 02

  • Orioles will allow Pat Connaughton to play basketball at Notre Dame

    College Basketball Talk "There were concerns that Notre Dame junior wing Pat Connaughton would have to forego his senior season of basketball after being selected in the 2014 MLB Draft. But after being selected in the fourth round by the Baltimore Orioles, Connaughton will be allowed to play for Notre Dame this season..." June 10

  • Notre Dame G Pat Connaughton taken by Orioles in MLB Draft

    CBS Sports "Pat Connaughton, who'll be a key player for Notre Dame's basketball team next season, was taken Friday in the fourth round of Major League's Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Connaughton, a right-handed pitcher, will be able to hurl for the O's for nearly two months before basketball..." June 06

  • Irish's Pat Connaughton might be drafted -- in baseball -- next week

    CBS Sports "You might not have known, but Notre Dame senior swingman Pat Connaughton is also a pretty solid pitcher. He went 3-5 and had a 3.92 ERA for the Irish's baseball team this past season. That stat line's not as good as his 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds average last season for Mike Brey on the hoops..." May 29

  • Notre Dame officially readmits suspended guard Jerian Grant

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame has officially readmitted suspended guard Jerian Grant, it confirmed on Wednesday. He is expected to begin classes when summer school starts. Grant had been suspended from the team after 12 games last season, suddenly announcing he was no longer enrolled due to an academic..." May 28

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn

    CBS Sports "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Wake Forest 81, Notre Dame 69

    ProSportsDaily "Coron Williams made four 3-pointers en route to a season-high 25 points as the Demon Deacons defeated the Fighting Irish in the first round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Devin Thomas contributed 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as 12th-seeded Wake Forest (17-15) shot a..." March 13

  • Notre Dame Game Day: Last gasp starts vs. Wake

    Chicago Tribune "After exiting the Big East without a earning a conference title, Notre Dame will need a miracle run in the ACC tournament to earn the conference's automatic NCAA tournament bid. That bid starts today against Wake Forest, whose coach, Jeff Bzdelik, is on the hot seat. The chances of that..." March 12

  • No. 14 UNC holds off Notre Dame for 12th straight win

    Fox Sports Carolinas "No. 14 North Carolina (23-7, 13-4 ACC) got its 12th straight ACC win -- its longest in-conference streak since 1986-87 -- but boy, did the Tar Heels make it interesting, edging Notre Dame (15-16, 6-12 ACC) 63-61. 1. Twelve in a row, but ... Notre Dame having the ball with 6.6 seconds..." March 04

  • Pittsburgh 85, Notre Dame 81

    ProSportsDaily "Lamar Patterson scored 20 points and hit a pair of critical late free throws as the visiting Panthers ended their five-game losing streak to the Fighting Irish. Patterson added seven rebounds and seven assists while Talib Zanna collected 17 points and 14 rebounds – including 10 on the offensive..." March 02

  • Notre Dame 65, Georgia Tech 62

    ProSportsDaily "Garrick Sherman scored 21 points to help the host Fighting Irish snap a two-game slide. Eric Atkins tallied 17 points and Pat Connaughton added nine points and eight rebounds for Notre Dame (15-14, 6-10 ACC), which tied a season low with five turnovers. Tom Knight had eight rebounds and a pair..." February 27

  • Gregory returns (close to) home

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In advance of Georgia Tech’s game at Notre Dame (7 p.m., ESPN2). The Yellow Jackets’ first game at Notre Dame as ACC members carries a little extra meaning for coach Brian Gregory. Gregory grew up in Mount Prospect, Ill., outside of Chicago, which is not far from South Bend, Ind. Gregory..." February 26

  • Virginia 70, Notre Dame 49

    ProSportsDaily "Akil Mitchell made all seven of his shots en route to 15 points as the Cavaliers finished strong to pick up their 11th straight win and remain in first place in the ACC. Anthony Gill also scored 15 points in a reserve role for Virginia (23-5, 14-1), which established a school record for wins in..." February 23

  • Notre Dame rewind: Winning without Jackson

    Chicago Tribune "Much of Tuesday’s 68-64 double-overtime Notre Dame victory over Clemson revolved around what was going on off the floor with freshman Demetrius Jackson. The prized Irish freshman was not present, not even on the bench in street clothes, for the win, prompting speculation Jackson was considering..." February 12

  • Vasturia leads Notre Dame to 68-64 2 OT win over Clemson

    Chicago Sun-Times "Notre Dame guard Eric Atkins looked at the Purcell Pavilion scoreboard on a couple of occasions and thought “we got this.” But Clemson kept coming back. Steve Vasturia finally buried the Tigers, nailing two three-pointers in the second overtime to help the Irish to a 68-64 victory. “In a..." February 12

  • Tar Heels roll past Notre Dame

    Durham Herald-Sun "Most players and coaches say they don’t look ahead on the schedule. North Carolina sophomore point guard Marcus Paige isn’t one of them. Speaking in the locker room at Virginia just after a loss that dropped the Tar Heels to 1-4 in the ACC, Paige said that UNC had some winnable games coming up..." February 09

  • Notre Dame rewind: Upset escapes Irish

    Chicago Tribune "Whether or not No. 1 Syracuse was hung over after beating Duke on Saturday, Notre Dame left the Carrier Dome on Monday with a performance it could be proud of in a 61-55 losing effort. In a vacuum, the Irish had a good night and have plenty they can build on after taking the top team in the..." February 04

  • Cooney scores career-high 33 points, leads Orange past Notre Dame "The Syracuse Orange didn't have much gas left in the tank after its scintillating overtime win over Duke on Saturday, but what Syracuse did have was Trevor Cooney. With the rest of Syracuse's offense running on fumes, Cooney was clicking on all cylinders as the Orange put its new No. 1 ranking..." February 04

  • Irish's Burgett to begin rehab next week

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame sophomore Austin Burgett had a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat Wednesday and will begin rehabbing in the middle of next week, coach Mike Brey said during his weekly news conference with reporters Thursday. Burgett had a two-hour procedure in which doctors used radio waves..." January 31

  • Notre Dame’s Austin Burgett expected to begin rehab next week

    College Basketball Talk "During Notre Dame’s loss to Florida State on January 21 sophomore forward Austin Burgett experienced an irregular heartbeat, and according to the Chicago Tribune he remained hopeful that he would be able to delay undergoing a corrective procedure until the end of the season. Unfortunately that..." January 30

  • Season-high 20 turnovers sink Notre Dame in 68-53 loss to Virginia

    Chicago Sun-Times "Steve Vasturia stole the ball from Virginia’s Joe Harris. Seconds later, the Cavaliers regained possession as London Perrantes took the ball away from the Irish’s Pat Connaughton. Virginia pushed it ahead to Malcolm Brogdon, who ended the wild sequence with a three-pointer. Notre Dame was..." January 29

  • Notre Dame rewind: Too many turnovers

    Chicago Tribune "The last time Notre Dame coach Mike Brey squared off against a Tony Bennett-coached team before Tuesday, it was in the NCAA tournament on March 22, 2008. No. 5 Washington State left Denver with a berth in the Sweet 16 after utterly dominating the No. 4 Irish on the defensive side of the ball for a..." January 29

  • Connaughton leads Notre Dame to 70-63 win over Virginia Tech

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mike Brey came up with a catchy nickname for himself. “‘Must-win Mike,’” the Notre Dame coach joked, “because I’ve been in a lot of these must-win (games).” After dropping three in a row, and with their next two on the road, the Irish needed to find a way to win Sunday’s home contest against..." January 21

  • ND's Under Armour deal 'largest' in college sports

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame athletic director Jack Sw arbrick assembled the media Tuesday to make a “major announcement” for his athletic department. The announcement was not that Swarbrick is a fan of Ferris Bueller, whom Swarbrick quoted within the first two minutes of the news conference, but rather that..." January 21

  • Notre Dame rewind: Slow starts stymie Irish

    Chicago Tribune "After a surprising victory over Duke, it seemed as though Notre Dame was going to be just fine in the wake of Jerian Grant’s suspension. But since that win, the Irish have dropped three consecutive games, the latest a 74-66 loss Wednesday at Maryland. They are 1-3 in the ACC and their NCAA..." January 17

  • Notre Dame going with Under Armour

    ESPN "One of the most valuable equipment contracts in college sports is changing. The University of Notre Dame will switch from wearing adidas for all its team sports to Under Armour when the current deal expires at the end of the school year, multiple sources told Terms of the deal, which..." January 17