Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • Notre Dame assistant coach Martin Ingelsby to take Delaware job

    Chicago Tribune "In a big way, Mike Brey was trying to push Martin Ingelsby out the door that March day before the Sweet 16. Brey, Notre Dame’s basketball coach, saw his wish granted Tuesday when, according to multiple reports, his former player and now-former assistant will take over the job Brey held for five..." May 24

  • Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem will return for senior season

    Chicago Tribune "V.J. Beachem declared for the NBA draft three weeks ago. On Sunday, the Notre Dame junior declared his declaration void when he announced he would withdraw from the draft and return to South Bend, Ind., for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 forward utilized a new rule that allows college..." May 03

  • Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem to enter NBA draft

    Chicago Tribune "One good turn in the tournament deserves another for Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem. The junior forward announced Tuesday he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent. Beachem averaged 17.5 points and four rebounds per game and was named to the East Regional all-tournament team while..." April 12

  • Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson declares for NBA draft

    Chicago Tribune "Demetrius Jackson didn’t stray far from his family’s Mishawaka , Ind., home when the former McDonald’s All-American chose to play college basketball for Notre Dame. But it appears Jackson’s days of playing for the Irish have come to an end. The junior announced Tuesday night he would declare..." March 30

  • North Carolina advances to Final Four

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- North Carolina's players and coach knew they were the last of the big dogs remaining. Shortly before the top-seeded Tar Heels took the court for their Elite Eight game against Notre Dame, they were watching another No. 1 seed, Virginia, give up a double-digit second-half lead..." March 28

  • Irish's Mike Brey suffers calf injury on sideline of Sweet 16 win

    ESPN "Coach Mike Brey suffered a calf injury early in the second half of Notre Dame's Sweet 16 win over Wisconsin. The Fighting Irish coach required treatment after the game, including an ice wrap he was seen wearing as he hobbled through the stadium tunnel." March 26

  • Jackson steals show, lifts Notre Dame to victory

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With a foul to give and less than 20 seconds remaining, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told his team to play aggressive defense and see what happened. As soon as Wisconsin inbounded the ball, Fighting Irish junior Demetrius Jackson and sophomore forward Bonzie Colson surrounded..." March 25

  • Last-second tip lifts Notre Dame into Sweet 16

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Rex Pflueger was hoping for a chance at redemption ever since missing a game-winning shot in high school. On Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament's East Region, the Notre Dame freshman got his chance, tipping in the winning basket with 1.5 seconds to play, lifting..." March 20

  • Beachem sparks Notre Dame past Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A year ago Notre Dame's V.J. Beachem hardly played in the Fighting Irish's deep run in the NCAA Tournament. On Friday in the second round of the East Region at the Barclays Center, Beachem was the key contributor in Notre Dame's 70-63 win over Michigan. The junior forward..." March 19

  • No. 7 North Carolina rolls over Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- North Carolina guard Marcus Paige might be rediscovering his offensive touch at just the right time. After a shooting slump lingered off and on for weeks, Paige broke out and had plenty of company Friday night. No. 7 North Carolina scored 24 points in a row during a..." March 11

  • Notre Dame rallies to stun No. 19 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- That felt just right for Notre Dame. Another sterling outcome in the ACC Tournament has become the Irish's specialty, this time using a big comeback and overtime to upend No. 19 Duke 84-79 in the quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at the Verizon Center. "It was fabulous to..." March 10

  • Notre Dame 89, North Carolina State 75

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Zach Auguste had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Notre Dame pulled away over the final 11 minutes to record an 89-75 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference action at South Bend, Ind. Freshman forward Matt Ryan made four 3-pointers and scored..." March 05

  • Seventh-ranked Hurricanes blow past Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Miami had no answer for surging Notre Dame center Zach Auguste. Fortunately, for the seventh-ranked Hurricanes, they had a counter for just about everything else the Irish threw at them Wednesday night at Purcell Pavilion. Miami jumped to a 12-0 start and led by as..." March 02

  • Seminoles start quick, rout No. 23 Fighting Irish

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Five minutes into the second half of Saturday's game Notre Dame coach Mike Brey glance at the scoreboard. He saw his team down 18 points, let out a deep sigh and knew his team was all but finished. The 23-ranked Fighting Irish never recovered from the slow start and were..." February 27

  • No. 23 Irish post first-ever win at Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "Senior power forward Zach Auguste had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and guard Demetrius Jackson scored all 15 of his points in the second half to lead No. 23 Notre Dame to a 69-58 victory over Wake Forest on Wednesday night in Winston-Salem, N.C. Winning for the first time in school history at..." February 25

  • Georges-Hunt's dramatic shot lifts Yellow Jackets past No. 19 Fighting Irish

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Marcus Georges-Hunt has had plenty of opportunities to take the deciding shot in his four seasons at Georgia Tech. He got another chance on Saturday and made the most of it. The senior guard hit a runner with one second left to give Georgia Tech a 63-62 win over No. 19 Notre Dame..." February 20

  • Notre Dame rallies past No. 13 Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame found a way to turn the tables Saturday on No. 13 Louisville. The Irish came in as the best offensive team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cardinals had the league's best defense. "I told our guys I'd like the story (from the game) to be about our..." February 13

  • Lawsuit says Notre Dame employee arranged sex between her daughter and students

    South Bend Tribune "A lawsuit filed Friday accuses a University of Notre Dame employee of pressuring a student into a sexual relationship with her daughter, as well as arranging sexual encounters with her daughter and football and basketball players. The suit, filed in St. Joseph County Circuit Court against the..." October 31

  • Notre Dame lands oral commitment from guard Nikola Djogo

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame reached across the border to snag its latest men’s basketball recruit. Nikola Djogo, a 6-foot-7, two-star shooting guard from Orangeville Prep in Canada, announced via Twitter on Wednesday night that he was orally committing to the Irish. He chose Notre Dame over Northeastern,..." October 15

  • Notre Dame basketball adds PF John Mooney commitment

    The Elkhart Truth "Visiting a campus that never was supposed to be part of his college consideration, high school senior John Mooney carried a four-item checklist last weekend that he wanted to find out more about from the Notre Dame men’s basketball program. Come the end of his three-day stay, which ended Sunday..." September 08

  • Fifth-Year Forward Transferring from Notre Dame To North Texas

    Mean Green Sports "North Texas men's basketball head coach Tony Benford has announced the signing of fifth-year former Notre Dame forward Eric Katenda. Katenda will be eligible right away after graduating from Notre Dame in the spring and has one-year eligibility remaining. "We feel fortunate to have Eric..." August 15

  • 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