Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • Jayron Kearse, Clemson defense ready to make a statement against Notre Dame

    Independent Mail "When the Clemson football team plays Notre Dame in primetime Saturday, junior safety Jayron Kearse will be playing with a chip on his shoulder. “They’re getting a bit chippy, they’re talking a lot, all through the media and things like that so I’ll just say, I hope the ref lets us play..." October 01

  • Notre Dame disciplines DT Jay Hayes for criticizing coaches on Twitter

    ESPN "Notre Dame reserve defensive tackle Jay Hayes will not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Massachusetts after the sophomore criticized the coaching staff on Twitter earlier this week, head coach Brian Kelly said Thursday. Hayes, who hasn't played this season, took to social media..." September 25

  • Notre Dame DT Jay Hayes tweets displeasure with coaching staff

    College Spun "Notre Dame sophomore Jay Hayes apparently isn’t thrilled with the team’s coaching staff. Early Wednesday morning, Hayes, a reserve defensive tackle for the program, dropped two eye-opening tweets regarding his situation at the school. He implied that the coaches “stopped” coaching him, and that..." September 24

  • Drue Tranquill leaves game after injury suffered while celebrating

    ESPN "Notre Dame sophomore safety Drue Tranquill left Saturday's game against Georgia Tech with an apparent right knee injury. Tranquill, who tore the ACL in his left knee in November, appeared to hurt his right knee while chest-bumping with teammate Joe Schmidt after a crucial third-down pass..." September 20

  • Brian Kelly says Irish can't baby first-time starting QB DeShone Kizer

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly won't make excuses. Can redshirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer keep this thing rolling? Is Notre Dame still a legitimate College Football Playoff contender? Are the injuries to quarterback Malik Zaire, running back Tarean Folston (ACL) and tight end Durham..." September 17

  • Report: Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe out for season

    The Score "Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe is out for the season after suffering knee and shoulder injuries in the first two games of the campaign, according to Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated. Smythe is the fifth Fighting Irish player to suffer a season-ending injury this season and third starter on..." September 15

  • Irish QB Malik Zaire has surgery on ankle, eyes spring return

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame lost starting quarterback Malik Zaire for the season in Saturday’s win at Virginia. A severe ankle injury required the Irish quarterback to undergo surgery Sunday morning. He has already returned to Notre Dame’s campus and is targetting a return to the team in the spring. That’s the..." September 14

  • Notre Dame starting QB Malik Zaire will miss rest of season with fractured ankle

    SB Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire injured his right ankle on a run play in the third quarter of the Irish's game against Virginia Saturday. He will miss the rest of the season with the injury. Zaire was replaced by backup DeShone Kizer, who threw a late touchdown to complete a comeback win..." September 13

  • Notre Dame pres. says school would leave NCAA if players get paid

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The most exclusive television contract in college football, a lucrative apparel deal with Under Armour and decades of history. Notre Dame's president says the Irish are willing to lose all that if college athletes start getting paid. Rev. John Jenkins told the New York Times the school would..." September 10

  • Evander Holyfield wanted his son to go to Notre Dame instead of UGA

    USA Today "Evander Holyfield’s son, Elijah Holyfield, is one of the brightest high school football prospects in the country. The 5’10”, 204-pounder committed to his hometown University of Georgia Bulldogs late last week and, in guaranteeing himself college football next year, realized a dream that his..." September 09

  • Brian Kelly: Return of Notre Dame-Michigan series 'trending up'

    CBS Sports "Have you looked at Notre Dame's 2015 schedule? There's something weird about it. There's no Michigan. In fact, not a single team from the Big Ten is to be found on it. Given Notre Dame's location, and the fact it has three long-running rivalries with Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue, it..." September 09

  • Notre Dame RB Tarean Folston tears MCL, out for season

    CBS Sports "After injuring his knee in the first quarter against Texas, Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston's MRI on Sunday revealed a torn MCL and he will miss the season, according to coach Brian Kelly. Folston was the leading rusher for the Fighting Irish in 2014 with 889 yards and six touchdowns on..." September 07

  • Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant opens recruitment

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is reopening his recruitment, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday on Instagram, making his return to South Bend, Indiana, unlikely. "Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be best move," Bryant wrote in part of his post. Bryant, who..." August 28

  • After leaving Irish for WMU, Anthony Rabasa leaves Broncos too

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, Anthony Rabasa‘s stay in Kalamazoo was an extremely brief one. Rabasa had transferred into the Western Michigan football program July 30, P.J. Fleck announced at the time. Less than four weeks later, Fleck confirmed that Rabasa has decided to leave the Broncos and head back to..." August 28

  • NCAA Makes Decision On Ishaq Williams' Appeal

    247 Sports "The NCAA responded to Notre Dame regarding Ishaq Williams' appeal. The defensive end's appeal was denied by the NCAA, head coach Brian Kelly announced Thursday evening. Williams is not allowed to practice, but Kelly said he will be able to work out at Notre Dame's football..." August 27

  • Notre Dame Announces 4-Star Freshman Cornerback Shaun Crawford Will Miss 2015 Season With Injury

    College Spun "Notre Dame freshman cornerback Shaun Crawford will miss the entire 2015 season with an injury, the school announced Wednesday night. " August 20

  • The Curious State of Notre Dame Football

    Grantland "“Everybody has great offseasons, right?” asked Brian Kelly at his first preseason press conference a couple of weeks ago. “Who doesn’t have a great offseason?” He’s right, of course; August is peak harvest time for the ripest, richest coachspeak. But those of you allergic to Fighting Irish..." August 18

  • Notre Dame's KeiVarae Russell cleared by NCAA to return

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Notre Dame fans will be able to see KeiVarae Russell on the field in 2015. Coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday the defensive back has been cleared by the NCAA to return to game action. Russell has been practicing with the team this fall. Russell was one of five players suspended amidst academic..." August 18

  • Former Notre Dame LB Kolin Hill transfers to Texas Tech

    College Spun "Notre Dame’s loss is Texas Tech’s gain. Earlier this summer, sophomore linebacker Kolin Hill announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after one season in South Bend. This afternoon, Hill announced that he will be heading back to his home state and playing for the Texas Tech Red..." August 15

  • Reports: DT Jarron Jones suffers serious knee injury

    Inside the Irish "Late Friday evening, rumors started swirling about a potentially serious knee injury to starting defensive tackle Jarron Jones. The senior from Rochester, New York, who is coming off a foot injury suffered late last season that required surgery, is a key building block to the Irish’s defensive..." August 15

  • Notre Dame football team subject of new Showtime television series

    The Score "Showtime has confirmed the development of a rumored series chronicling Notre Dame's upcoming 2015 football season. The cable channel's sports department announced Tuesday on Twitter that the series "A Season With Notre Dame" would debut on the network on Sept. 8 at 10 p.m. The series will..." August 11

  • Report: Defensive end Kolin Hill will leave Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "For the third time this year, a defensive end ended his Notre Dame career early. According to Irish Illustrated’s Pete Sampson, 6-foot-2, 245-pound sophomore Kolin Hill will transfer from the school. Hill had two sacks and seven tackles in nine games for the Irish last season and was expected..." August 08

  • Texas to use two quarterbacks against Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "It appears the Texas quarterback battle will still be ongoing once the season starts. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Texas coach Charlie Strong said that both Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard will play in the season opener against Notre Dame. Now, this doesn't mean one of the two..." August 06

  • Doug Flutie to replace Mike Mayock on Notre Dame broadcasts

    Indianapolis Star "On Wednesday NBC announced that Doug Flutie would be taking over from Mike Mayock as the lead analyst for the network's coverage of Notre Dame football games this fall. Mayock will no longer be a part of the broadcasts." August 06

  • Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant Ruled Academically Ineligible For 2015 Season

    The Big Lead "Bryant, a former Top 50 overall recruit, had already been suspended for the first four games. He rushed for 289 yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries as a sophomore last season. He was expected to play a greater role this season. That news isn’t great for Notre Dame’s depth chart. Tarean..." August 04

  • Navy, Notre Dame to meet in San Diego in 2018

    CBS Sports "Only months after defeating San Diego State in the 2014 Poinsettia Bowl, Navy has already made plans to return to San Diego and Qualcomm Stadium -- this time for a game with arguably even bigger stakes. The Midshipmen announced Wednesday that its 2018 meeting with Notre Dame will be played at..." July 22

  • Jimbo Fisher welcomes Everett Golson, but doesn't guarantee he'll start

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had no problems welcoming graduate transfer Everett Golson to the program. Fisher went down the same road as a Division III quarterback when he transferred from Salem to Samford in 1987. He’s watched a few of his quarterbacks at Florida State go down that..." July 21

  • Gary Pinkel says Notre Dame should join conference or miss playoffs

    Sporting News - NCAAF "As long as Notre Dame remains an independent, it shouldn't be part of the playoff discussion. At least that's what Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday as SEC coaches visited ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., and appeared on TV and radio throughout the day." July 20

  • Three-star safety Spencer Perry picks Notre Dame football

    Chicago Tribune "Three words, ellipses and an emoji, along with a link to a Facebook video, was how Spencer Perry announced his oral commitment to Notre Dame football Monday. The three-star safety from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., decommitted last week from Florida. The 6-foot-3, 202-pound senior from..." June 29

  • Notre Dame's Greg Bryant suspended for violating team rules, source says

    ESPN "Notre Dame has suspended running back Greg Bryant for the first four games of the coming season for a violation of team rules, a source told 247Sports reported the news of Bryant's suspension earlier on Monday. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Bryant entered Notre Dame in 2013 as ESPN's..." June 29

  • Report: Notre Dame DE Williams visiting U-M

    Detroit Free Press "Notre Dame defensive end Jhonathon Williams is looking to transfer and will visit Michigan today, according to Sam Webb of Williams, also known as Jhonny, is a former star at Berrien Springs. He redshirted as a freshman at Notre Dame last season and would have to sit out a year as a..." June 18

  • Notre Dame DE Jhonny Williams to transfer

    Fox Sports - College Football "Notre Dame lost a defensive lineman on Thursday, as rising redshirt sophomore Jhonny Williams announced he is transferring via Facebook. “Friends, family, loved ones, I will be transferring from the university of Notre Dame to pursue a football/academic career elsewhere, thank you for your..." June 15

  • Brian Kelly: Academically, all Irish players 'at-risk -- all of them'

    ESPN "After a year of turmoil at Notre Dame, coach Brian Kelly admitted Thursday that all of his players are at-risk academically and that the university will do its best going forward to provide the resources necessary for players to succeed in the classroom. "I think we recognized that all of my..." June 12

  • Notre Dame, Boston College will share sideline in Fenway Park

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame and Boston College have developed a rivalry on the football field over the four decades, and in November they will have to share the same sideline when the two teams meet in Fenway Park. The neutral site game is part of Notre Dame's annual "Shamrock Series" in addition to being the..." June 11

  • Notre Dame's coach said something jarring (and refreshing) about player academics

    SB Nation "Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly had something to say on university academic standards in football, via the South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen: I think we recognized that all of my football players are at risk. All of them, really. Honestly, I don't know that any of our players would get into..." June 11

  • Ishaq Williams closer to returning to Notre Dame defense

    College Football Talk "This much we know about Notre Dame defensive end Ishaq Williams. He is back in classes in South Bend and working out in the football weight room. Beyond that, there is still some ground to make up before Williams returns to play a key role on Notre Dame’s defense in 2015. Notre Dame head coach..." June 10

  • Report: Ishaq Williams re-admitted to Notre Dame after academic suspension

    Fox Sports "Defensive end Ishaq Williams has been re-admitted into Notre Dame after serving a year-long academic suspension, according to a report by Sports Illustrated. Williams played in 35 games from 2011 to 2013 and recorded 45 tackles and one sack during that time. Williams was one of five players..." June 02

  • KeiVarae Russell announces end of suspension on Instagram

    ESPN "KeiVarae Russell says his suspension from Notre Dame has been lifted, and the cornerback will rejoin the Fighting Irish for the 2015 season. He announced his return to the team Friday on Instagram. Russell, a senior, was serving a university suspension during the 2014-15 academic year and..." May 30

  • Allen Iverson almost played football at Notre Dame

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Before he was an NBA legend and a lightning rod for controversy, Allen Iverson was a two-sport high school star at Bethel High School in Hampton, Va. The future Hall of Fame basketball player said had he not run into trouble off the field, he would have played football at Notre Dame. "I..." May 28

  • Everett Golson confirms Notre Dame blocked him from Texas

    Fox Sports "When former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was sifting through his options of places to transfer, he found Texas intriguing. The Longhorns are in need of stability at quarterback, and head coach Charlie Strong and his staff developed Teddy Bridgewater -- now the Minnesota Vikings..." May 28

  • Bowling Green adds Notre Dame transfer Eilar Hardy

    College Football Talk "After four years in Indiana, Eilar Hardy has decided to move one state over for his final season. In a press release Thursday, Bowling Green announced that Hardy has decided to transfer into Dino Babers‘ football program and play his final season of college ball with the Falcons. Hardy comes..." May 28

  • SEC commissioner hints league wouldn't have permitted Everett Golson grad transfer

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is refusing to capitulate to Adrian Peterson's demands. Peterson is not attending organized team activities and reportedly demanded a trade, with the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals emerging as his preferred destinations. Zimmer was decidedly..." May 27

  • Matt Hegarty, Notre Dame offensive lineman transfer, joins Oregon

    Oregonian "Matt Hegarty, an offensive lineman who announced in March he would transfer from Notre Dame after completing his degree, will join the Oregon Ducks in 2015. The program welcomed Hegarty, from Aztec, New Mexico, in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. At 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, Hegarty was a top-100..." May 26

  • If athletes ruled employees, Notre Dame will seek new sports model, AD says

    USA Today "Notre Dame's athletic director and Northwestern's president emeritus said Tuesday that if college athletes ultimately are ruled to be employees of their respective schools, they foresee their universities withdrawing from the current setup of big-time sports. Their comments come as the full..." May 21

  • Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson headed to Florida State

    Fox Sports "Everett Golson will transfer to Florida State, the former Notre Dame quarterback told FOX Sports Tuesday. Golson picked FSU after visiting Florida State as well as Georgia and Florida last week. "This past weekend has been a defining moment in my life as I am proud to say I am a graduate..." May 19

  • Former Notre Dame signee Bo Wallace joins ASU

    Arizona Republic "Marshall "Bo" Wallace, a 3-star outside linebacker who once was headed to Notre Dame, signed an athletics Grant-in-Aid letter with Arizona State on Friday, a late addition to the Sun Devils' 2015 recruiting class. Wallace (6-4 and 215 pounds) is expected to compete at Devil-backer, a..." May 19

  • Charlie Weis still paid $2M annually from Notre Dame

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame and Kansas coach Charlie Weis could ultimately earn more than $24.5 million from the schools while not coaching either program. Notre Dame paid Weis $2,054,744 for the reporting period of July 2013 through June 2014, according to the university's federal tax return, which was..." May 18

  • QB Everett Golson leaning toward joining Florida State; decision expected Monday

    Palm Beach Post "Everett Golson was impressed with Florida State during his visit this week and could be leaning toward spending his final his season in Tallahassee as a graduate transfer. Golson met with coach Jimbo Fisher on Monday, and Fisher is eager to add the former Notre Dame quarterback, according to..." May 16

  • Crimson Tide open to adding ex-Irish QB Everett Golson, source says

    ESPN "Alabama would take former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson if he decided to transfer to the Crimson Tide, a source said Wednesday. Alabama was one of 10 schools Golson gave to Notre Dame's compliance office as a potential place to play his final year. However, Alabama is skeptical that SEC..." May 14

  • BC football fans upset about ticket plan for Notre Dame at Fenway Park

    Boston Herald "Boston College loyalists who want to watch the next battle in their gridiron “Holy War” with Notre Dame this fall at Fenway Park are being asked to come up with $5,000 for the right to buy two $400 tickets — and they aren’t happy about it. “I’d have a better chance of seeing Notre Dame if I..." May 13

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