Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • N.C. State downs Notre Dame in monsoon-type conditions

    The Sports Xchange "North Carolina State safety Dexter Wright picked up a blocked punt and returned it 16 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Wolfpack defeated Notre Dame 10-3 in a game played in monsoon-type conditions caused by bands of downpours from Hurricane Matthew on Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley..." October 08

  • Stunning images of Notre Dame and NC State playing football in a hurricane

    Fox Sports "NC State knew it was hosting Notre Dame on Saturday, but Hurricane Matthew also decided to pay a visit to Carter Finley Stadium. And conditions quickly deteriorated -- not that they ever were ideal in the first place. Here's a sampling of the puddles, driving winds, torrential rain and..." October 08

  • Kizer, Irish surge past Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer passed for a career-high 471 yards to lead the Fighting Irish to a 50-33 win over Syracuse before 62,794 at Met Life Stadium on Saturday. Kizer, a junior, completed 23 of 35 passes and threw for three touchdowns in helping snap..." October 01

  • Notre Dame set to host Bowling Green in 2019

    Campus Sports "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are struggling this year, but they hope to turn things around before it is too late. If they can’t, they have one game to look forward to in the coming years as they will have a future meeting with the Bowling Green Falcons for the 2019 season. The Falcons..." September 29

  • Brian Kelly says quarterback DeShone Kizer’s job could be in jeopardy

    Today's U "Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly indicated Tuesday that quarterback DeShone Kizer’s starting job could be in jeopardy. When asked about Kizer, Kelly said (via ESPN’s Matt Fortuna), “The standard of play is not where we want it to be from him.” The Fighting Irish have gotten off to a..." September 27

  • Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder after 1-3 start

    Fox Sports "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder after the Irish's Saturday loss to Duke. Notre Dame has allowed an average of 505 yards per game to Power-5 opponents this season, losing all three contests to start the season 1-3." September 25

  • Duke sends Notre Dame to second straight home loss

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Daniel Jones passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns and kicker AJ Reed drilled a 19-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to lead Duke to a 38-35 upset win over Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. Wide receiver Anthony Nash hauled in two touchdown passes as the Blue..." September 24

  • Donovan Jeter to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 4-Star DT Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Donovan Jeter, a 4-star defensive tackle from Beaver Falls High School in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, committed to Notre Dame on Monday. Jeter, who stands 6'5" and weighs 250 pounds, is considered the No. 8 player from the state of Pennsylvania, the No. 15 defensive tackle in the country and..." September 19

  • No. 12 Michigan State hangs on to defeat No. 18 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Michigan State running back Gerald Holmes could not hide his emotions when he learned about the death of his grandmother earlier this week. "I was in the middle of meetings, and I broke out in tears and ran out," Holmes said. "But I knew I had a game today. I steered the..." September 18

  • Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. Will Play On Saturday

    College Spun "Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly provided a Torii Hunter Jr. status update on whether the injured wide receiver will play this week. Hunter Jr., Notre Dame’s top wide receiver, sat out last week’s game with a concussion. He passed all his concussion protocol this week, and Kelly confirmed..." September 16

  • Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. "fairly confident" he'll play against Michigan State

    Notre Dame Insider "Torii Hunter Jr. stood just outside the Notre Dame tunnel inside Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and watched. The senior wide receiver's pads were gone, as was his helmet. He was flanked by his parents, his girlfriend, a team trainer and more than 102,000 fans. He was surrounded by..." September 14

  • QB Kizer leads No. 18 Notre Dame past Nevada

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- DeShone Kizer earned Notre Dame's No. 1 quarterback label this week. Not No. 1A or No. 1B. Simply No. 1, the clear-cut starter ahead of teammate Malik Zaire. "He handed over the reins," Kizer said of his coach, Brian Kelly. "We're definitely going to keep the..." September 10

  • Greg Bryant's Untimely Death Is Fueling Notre Dame's 2016 Season

    Bleacher Report "In 2012, Greg Bryant was a Rivals 5-star Notre Dame recruit out of South Florida. On May 7, 2016, Bryant was home visiting his mother for Mother's Day weekend. Early that morning, he was shot and killed in West Palm Beach, Florida. Bryant's father and his former Irish teammates look back on..." September 08

  • DeShone Kizer Named Notre Dame Starting QB

    Bleacher Report "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finally settled on a starting quarterback, although the decision came Wednesday after they had already lost their season-opening game to Texas. According to Matt Fortuna of, Notre Dame named DeShone Kizer the starter over Malik Zaire in anticipation of..." September 08

  • How DeShone Kizer ended Notre Dame's QB battle by shredding Texas

    Fox Sports "Watching Notre Dame play Texas Sunday night and seeing DeShone Kizer make one big play after another, throwing five TDs and running for another, I kept thinking back to the summer of 2013. I was working on my book "The QB" and spent much of that year embedded with the Elite 11 staff. Kizer was..." September 06

  • Swoopes, Longhorns power past Irish in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- With Texas in dire need of a signature victory to propel the proud program back into the college football echelon, the Longhorns turned to a tried-and-true strategy, man-on-man, stop-us-if-you-can, smash-mouth football with the game in the balance. Backup quarterback Tyrone..." September 05

  • Notre Dame's Hunter Jr. suffered concussion

    CSN Chicago "Coach Brian Kelly and quarterback DeShone Kizer weren’t sure why a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on receiver Torii Hunter Jr. didn’t result in a targeting penalty and ejection in the third quarter of Notre Dame’s 50-47 double overtime loss to Texas Sunday night. Hunter appeared to reel in a..." September 05

  • Notre Dame's Devin Butler a victim of police brutality, witnesses claim

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Devin Butler's run-in with police may have been more complicated than originally thought. The Notre Dame defensive back's girlfriend and his teammate's fiancée say Butler was a victim of police brutality, according to the South Bend Tribune. Police reported that Butler assaulted an officer,..." August 25

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Markese Stepp to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 4-Star RB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Markese Stepp, a 4-star running back out of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, announced Sunday he will play college football for Notre Dame. Stepp took to Twitter to declare his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish: The class of 2018 ball-carrier ran for 1,300 yards on 155 carries..." June 22

  • Adebo commits to Notre Dame

    247 Sports "Mansfield (Texas) High Paulson Adebo committed to Notre Dame Monday. He is a top-of-the-board defensive back for Brian Kelly and his staff. The 6-foot, 180-pound Adebo is ranked by 247Sports as the nation's No. 14 athlete. He was recruited by Mike Sanford and Todd Lyght. Commit No. 13 for..." June 20

  • Notre Dame's Corey Robinson giving up football after multiple concussions

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame will be short one wide receiver in 2016, as Corey Robinson announced on Wednesday that he will no longer be playing football with the Irish, or for anybody else. "After much contemplation and prayer, I have decided not to continue playing football due to multiple concussions," said..." June 15

  • Notre Dame's Devin Butler to undergo surgery for broken foot

    The Score "Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler will require surgery after breaking his left foot again, with the recovery time set at 14-16 weeks. Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly made the announcement during a charity golf tournament on Monday. Butler broke the same foot prior to last year's Fiesta..." June 13

  • Phil Jurkovec to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 5-Star QB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame picked up a huge commitment on Monday when quarterback Phil Jurkovec announced his intentions to play college football for the Fighting Irish. Jurkovec is a 5-star prospect and the class of 2018's top dual-threat quarterback, per 247Sports' composite rankings. According to 247Sports'..." May 17

  • Notre Dame made it through a brutal 2015. Now it's time to contend for a Playoff spot.

    SB Nation "1. Brian Kelly's best coaching job Kelly's Fighting Irish suffered a little bit of bad turnover luck, lost their starting running back in the first week of the season, lost their quarterback in the second week and dealt with a secondary that was banged up all year. They were adapting on the..." May 16

  • Tyler Luatua flips on BYU transfer, will remain at Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Ultimately, Tyler Luatua felt at home at his second home. At the end of January, Luatua thought it best to leave Notre Dame and transfer to Brigham Young so he could be closer to his family in California. But the junior tight end decided he had made a hasty decision, and he has rejoined the..." May 13

  • UAB RB Greg Bryant Jr. Dies from Injuries Sustained in Highway Shooting

    Bleacher Report "UAB running back Greg Bryant Jr. died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in his car on Interstate 95 on Saturday morning, his family confirmed to CBS' Lynda Figueredo. "The UAB Football Family's prayers are with [Bryant] and his family this morning," UAB head coach Bill Clark said in a..." May 08

  • UAB RB Bryant critical after found shot in car

    Palm Beach Post "West Palm Beach Police have identified the two men found shot in a car on southbound Interstate 95 Saturday morning. The driver of the car was Gregory Bryant Jr., 21, of Delray Beach. Bryant was trauma transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center and is in a critical condition, according to West..." May 07

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