Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • 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 ESPN.com. 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 scout.com. 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

  • Spurrier: Gamecocks not pursuing Everett Golson

    The State "Steve Spurrier confirmed Wednesday what seemed to have become clear earlier this week. “We are not pursuing (Everett Golson),” Spurrier told The State on Wednesday morning. “We are not really in that.” Golson announced last week that he was transferring from Notre Dame to play his final year..." May 13

  • FSU, Alabama head Everett Golson's transfer wish list

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame will not stand in the way of Everett Golson transferring to one of the schools on his wish list. According to ESPN.com, Notre Dame's compliance office won't block the quarterback's attempts to join any of the approximately 10 programs on the list he submitted. That group includes..." May 12

  • Report: Florida State frontrunner for Notre Dame QB Everett Golson transfer

    Tomahawk Nation "Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring after failing to secure the starting job out of spring, losing out to Malik Zaire. Now a report from Steve Wiltfong and JC Shurburtt of 247sports says Florida State is the destination for the QB. "Barring a last-minute change of heart or any..." May 11

  • Notre Dame won't release Everett Golson to Texas, '15 opponents

    CBS Sports "Everett Golson won't end up at Texas or any other opponent on Notre Dame's 2015 schedule, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman. Speculation and anticipation surrounds the future of Golson as reports of school visits begin to surface. 247Sports has already identified South Carolina and Georgia..." May 11

  • Two schools in the running for Golson

    247 Sports "247Sports spoke to sources close to Everett Golson that indicated the Notre Dame transfer would most like to end up at South Carolina or Georgia. The source said that Golson wants to play his final year of eligibilty close to home, as Golson hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ESPN first..." May 07

  • Report: Everett Golson transferring from Notre Dame

    Sporting News - NCAAF "ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who led the Irish to the BCS championship game in 2012, will transfer. " May 07

  • Judge rules for Notre Dame in ESPN lawsuit over police records

    South Bend Tribune "A St. Joseph County judge ruled Monday that the University of Notre Dame isn't required to give ESPN campus police department records because it's not a public agency under state law. Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler said he shared the Indiana public access counselor's "discomfort" with..." April 20

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly will take his QB situation over Ohio State's

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame Brian Kelly has a choice to make at quarterback this season. Kelly, however, likes where he's sitting. Maybe too much. According to ESPN, Kelly said said he would take that situation over anybody else in the nation, including defending national champion Ohio State after..." April 15

  • College Football Analyst Lou Holtz Is Out At ESPN

    College Spun "Saturday College Football Final is going to have a much different cast in 2015. Earlier this year, ESPN announced that Rece Davis would be leaving the program to take over hosting duties on College GameDay from Chris Fowler. Now, via SI’s Richard Deitsch, we’re learning that legendary coach Lou..." April 13

  • Arizona, FSU potential landing spots for transferring ex-Irish center

    College Football Talk "After beginning his collegiate career in the Midwest, Matt Hegarty could be headed back West. Or down South. One of the two, probably. Earlier this month, Hegarty announced that he would be transferring from Notre Dame and playing his final season elsewhere. Last week, Hegarty visited..." March 26

  • Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick sees NCAA split coming

    College Football Talk "Who would’ve thought the guy from the football independent would be at the forefront of the Great College Football Reclassification (name pending)? Speaking to CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd Wednesday, Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick envisioned a future where there are the Football..." March 19

  • Notre Dame transfer Matt Hegarty to visit Florida State

    CBS Sports "In 2014 Matt Hegarty was on the wrong end of a 31-27 Florida State win over Notre Dame. Now it seems he could be considering that sage, old advice "if you can't beat them, join them." Hegarty announced earlier in March that he would be transferring from Notre Dame after graduating this spring,..." March 19

  • Kelly: Golson has 'bought in 100 percent to competing' at Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Rewind with us back to the first days of 2015, if you please -- not that Everett Golson would want you to. The then-junior Notre Dame quarterback had just wrapped up a disastrous, turnover-plagued end to the season that saw him benched in the middle of a blowout loss to USC and backup Malik Zaire..." March 18

  • Notre Dame, Ball State to meet in football for first time in 2018

    College Football Talk "This may elicit a yawn nationally — and maybe even in South Bend — but, for some areas in the state of Indiana, this is an absolutely huge announcement. Monday afternoon, Ball State announced that it has agreed to a one-game “series” with Notre Dame in 2018. The in-state matchup will be played..." March 17

  • Hegarty to transfer from OL-heavy Notre Dame

    ESPN "Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty will play football elsewhere in 2015, the senior told ESPN.com on Wednesday in a statement. The 6-foot-4.5, 295-pound Hegarty had overcome a stroke in 2012 to become a regular on the Fighting Irish's offensive line, starting 11 of 13 games last season..." March 04

  • Notre Dame announces graduate transfer of Avery Sebastian

    Inside the Irish "A few days after safety Avery Sebastian announced his intentions, Notre Dame made the commitment and graduate transfer of the former Cal safety official. Sebastian will enroll in graduate school and join the team in June. “Avery Sebastian is an experienced and versatile player,” head coach..." February 18

  • Report: Notre Dame to hire Autry Denson to coach RBs, Keith Gilmore DL

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame's 2015 coaching staff continues to come together. 247Sports' Irish247.com reported Tuesday that the Fighting Irish are poised to hire USF's Autry Denson as the team's new running backs coach, and North Carolina defensive line coach Keith Gilmore to the same position in South Bend...." February 17

  • Avery Sebastian transfers to Notre Dame

    California Golden Blogs "Cal safety Avery Sebastian has made his decision to transfer to Notre Dame next season. Time to go get those wins against USC and Stanford! Avery has one year of eligibility left, but Cal did not offer the grad program of his choice, so it was in his best interest to find a program that did...." February 13

  • Source: Notre Dame expected to hire Boise State's Sanford as new OC

    Fox Sports - College Football "Mike Sanford is expected to become the new offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, a source told FOX Sports. The official hire could take a few days because Notre Dame is known to have one of college athletics' more stringent HR processes in vetting new hires. The 32-year-old Sanford sparked Boise..." February 11

  • 4-star WR Equanimeous St. Brown signs with Notre Dame

    CSN Chicago "Four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown committed to Notre Dame Wednesday afternoon, growing Brian Kelly's 2015 recruiting class to 24 members. St. Brown, a native of Anaheim, Calif., is rated by Rivals as the 15th-best 2015 receiver and No. 144 player nationally. He's the fourth receiver..." February 05

  • Report: Brady Hoke refutes Notre Dame rumors

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Brady Hoke might not be going to South Bend after all. CoachingSearch.com reported Hoke would join Notre Dame's staff after Signing Day as the defensive backs coach. The report says Notre Dame defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks will join Oklahoma's staff." February 04

  • Report: Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke joining Notre Dame's staff

    CBS Sports "While the rest of the country has its eyes on the nation's top recruits -- and you can too with our Signing Day Live coverage on CBSSports.com -- former Michigan coach Brady Hoke has reportedly made a commitment to rival Notre Dame , joining the Irish staff as a defensive assistant. According..." February 04

  • Notre Dame with no Big Ten opponents for first time since 1916

    College Football Talk "The ACC released its 2015 schedule the other day, which once again included the latest games to involve Notre Dame on a rotating schedule for ACC members. With another year on the ACC schedule for Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish are now entering the next phase of parting ways with former..." February 02

  • ESPN sues Notre Dame for refusal to disclose police records

    Sporting News - NCAAB "ESPN has filed a lawsuit against the University of Notre Dame alleging that the school violated the Public Records Act in the state of Indiana by refusing to release records maintained by campus police, according to a report from the South Bend Tribune. ESPN reporter Paula Lavigne filed..." January 22

  • Notre Dame's DaVaris Daniels declares for NFL Draft

    CSN Chicago "DaVaris Daniels declared for the NFL Draft on Monday, officially ending a tumultuous tenure in South Bend. The Vernon Hills, Ill. native is listed by the NFL as one of 74 players granted entry into the NFL Draft before their collegiate eligibility expired. Daniels could've returned to Notre..." January 19

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