Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • NCAA denies Notre Dame appeal to reinstate wins from 2012-13 seasons

    ESPN "The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 football victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run. In a letter to Notre Dame alumni, university president Fr. John Jenkins criticized the decision,..." February 13

  • Former Notre Dame receiver Kevin Stepherson arrested again

    Sportsnaut "Former University of Notre Dame receiver Kevin Stepherson — who was dismissed from the team shortly after a shoplifting arrest — is in trouble with the law again. “The Whitley County Sheriffs office confirmed to NewsCenter 16 Sunday morning that that Stepherson was arrested on Friday night..." January 28

  • Report: Brian Kelly Recently Expressed Interest in Leaving Notre Dame for the NFL

    12 Up "​After brutal seasons for many NFL teams, there's a lot of speculation over who is going to take over as head coach for a bunch of teams. There are plenty of guys interviewing for a variety of jobs, but not every job has been filled yet. The Lions have ​locked up Patriots DC Matt Patricia and..." January 23

  • Notre Dame promoting Clark Lea to defensive coordinator

    Inside the Irish "Notre Dame will replace former defensive coordinator Mike Elko from within, according to a report from’s Pete Thamel. Lea joined Irish coach Brian Kelly’s staff along with Elko last offseason, coming from a season as the linebackers coach at Wake Forest learning Elko’s scheme. Lea had..." January 09

  • Josh Adams declares for NFL Draft

    247 Sports "Notre Dame’s offense was always going to require a rebuild. Now offensive coordinator Chip Long has a better idea of its scope. On Friday afternoon running back Josh Adams followed wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown in departing Notre Dame a season early for the NFL, declaring for the draft..." January 05

  • Texas A&M lands DC Mike Elko from Notre Dame

    SEC Country "After making a hard run at Dave Aranda, it appears Texas A&M has found its next defensive coordinator in the form of Mike Elko, according to Billy Liucci of Texags. Elko spent the past season at Notre Dame. Elko helped turn around the Irish defense, which was a big reason Notre Dame went from..." January 04

  • Nyles Morgan loses captaincy ahead of Citrus Bowl

    247 Sports "Nyles Morgan may finish his Notre Dame career coming off the bench. The senior as stripped of his captaincy at some point during Notre Dame’s buildup to the Citrus Bowl against LSU, revealed when the linebacker took the field for warmups without the “C” on his jersey to signify a captain. Then..." January 01

  • Brian Kelly on Notre Dame suspensions: 'Guys need to make good choices'

    USA Today "Notre Dame will only have three running backs for the Citrus Bowl against LSU on New Year’s Day. That’s because sophomore running back Deon McIntosh was sent home Thursday for a violation of team rules, Brian Kelly said Saturday. McIntosh was third on the team in rushing this season,..." December 31

  • Notre Dame RB sent home from Citrus Bowl for violation of team rules

    Indianapolis Star " Notre Dame will only have three running backs for the Citrus Bowl against LSU on New Year's Day. That's because sophomore running back Deon McIntosh was sent home on Thursday for a violation of team rules, Notre Dame confirmed on Saturday. The news was first reported by WNDU." December 30

  • Defensive coordinator Mike Elko will remain with Fighting Irish

    ESPN "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told Irish Illustrated on Tuesday that Mike Elko will remain defensive coordinator of the team. Elko just wrapped up his first season in South Bend and was a big reason behind the team's defensive turnaround. The No. 14 Irish are 9-3 entering the Citrus Bowl..." December 27

  • Troubling details emerge on suspended Notre Dame WR Kevin Stepherson

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes were both arrested for shoplifting this week, resulting in suspensions. However, more details have emerged about why Stepherson is in trouble, and it likely means the end of his tenure at Notre Dame. As reported by Mike..." December 22

  • Alize Mack suspended for Citrus Bowl due to 'internal team matter'

    ESPN "Notre Dame tight end Alize Mack is suspended for the team's Jan. 1 game against LSU in the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's. Coach Brian Kelly said Mack's suspension is because of an "internal team matter" and unrelated to academics; Mack was academically ineligible for all of the 2016..." December 22

  • Notre Dame Suspends WR Kevin Stepherson, RB C.J. Holmes Indefinitely

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly suspended wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes indefinitely, the team's director of media relations Michael Bertsch announced Wednesday." December 20

  • CB Joe Wilkins Jr. commits to Notre Dame

    247 Sports "Notre Dame has landed a commitment from North Fort Myers (Fla.) high school three-star cornerback Joe Wilkins Jr. The 6-2, 180-pounder chose the Fighting Irish over offers from Kentucky, North Carolina State, Michigan State, Iowa State, South Florida, Maryland and others. Wilkins and his..." November 07

  • Geordon Porter picks Notre Dame

    247 Sports "One of California’s fastest recruits will suit up for the Blue and Gold. Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda receiver Geordon Porter announced his commitment to Notre Dame on Wednesday, choosing the Irish over his other finalists, Arizona State, Utah, Washington State and UCLA. Ranked by..." November 01

  • Notre Dame Should Either Join a Conference or Shut Up

    12 Up "​For the first time since 2012, Notre Dame is in the national title conversation. That season, they lost 42-14 to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. After a huge win against USC this past Saturday, Notre Dame seems to be in the driver's seat for a College Football Playoff bid. Wins..." October 25

  • 'No health issues' for Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush, says Brian Kelly

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush is healthy, but linebacker Greer Martini is “day-to-day” with a knee injury as the No. 13 Irish prepare for No. 11 USC. Wimbush missed Notre Dame’s last game on Oct. 7 at North Carolina because of an injury to his right foot. “There are no questions..." October 17

  • Notre Dame QB Wimbush to be a game-time decision

    Inside the Irish "Brandon Wimbush may or may not start for Notre Dame this weekend, but he will make the trip to North Carolina and — worst-case scenario — be available in a backup role, per Irish coach Brian Kelly. Wimbush suffered a grade one right foot strain at some point in Notre Dame’s 52-17 victory over..." October 06

  • Brian Kelly admits he was ‘a pretty bad coach’ in 2016

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said what we were all thinking about his performance leading the 4-8 Fighting Irish last season. Discussing quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who got off to a tough start this year, Kelly shared the message he gave his offensive leader during that rough..." October 03

  • Notre Dame responds to lawsuit of former player: "Confident that the allegations ... are baseless"

    Indianapolis Star "A former Notre Dame football player is suing the university for negligence, alleging that results of a spinal scan were concealed from him and that he should not have been allowed to continue playing. Instead, former linebacker Douglas Randolph alleges, he played the entire 2015 season...." September 08

  • Brian Kelly: ‘Things will be drastically different’ in 2017

    Sportsnaut "While Notre Dame looks to rebound from an unexpected 4-8 campaign, head coach Brian Kelly took a moment to share his thoughts about 2017. In a first-person essay for Yahoo Sports, Kelly explained what changes he’s focused on and the differences he sees in the program. “There’s a renewed..." August 29