Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara to miss rest of season with broken left fibula

    ESPN "Notre Dame senior defensive end Julian Okwara will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a fractured left fibula in Saturday's win at Duke. Coach Brian Kelly confirmed the injury Sunday in a conference call with reporters. Kelly said Okwara, a team..." November 11

  • Ill-advised, unexpected and needed: Trevor Ruhland fills in for Notre Dame

    NBC Sports "Trevor Ruhland should not be starting at right guard for Notre Dame on Saturday at Duke. It’s not because he is not talented — any scholarship offensive linemen on the Irish roster has plenty of talent to at least make a spot start. And it’s not just because senior Tommy..." November 07

  • Former Ohio State Safety Isaiah Pryor Commits to the Fighting Irish

    One Foot Down "After a couple visits to South Bend in the past month for Isaiah Pryor and his parents, the former Ohio State safety has committed to finish his collegiate career at Notre Dame, according to various reports.       November 04

  • Air Force Football Trolls Army After Getting Blocked on Twitter Following Rivalry Win

    12 Up "The annual matchup between Air Force and Army went exactly as expected this year, with the former improving to 7-2 after taking down Army, 17-13. Well, as was also expected, the team took to Twitter after the game to rub the victory in against their rivals, but it turned out..." November 03

  • Michigan sends funny breakup tweet to Notre Dame as series goes on hold

    Larry Brown Sports "Michigan sent a funny tweet on Saturday night after beating rival Notre Dame 45-14 in Ann Arbor. The two teams met every year from 2002-2014 and had a two-game series in 2018 and 2019. The Fighting Irish won last year’s game, while Michigan won this year’s to even the..." October 27

  • Notre Dame Wide Receiver Michael Young to transfer

    One Foot Down "Per an Irish Illustrated report by Tom Loy, Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Young will transfer — effective immediately. Young was someone that really looked to be a break out player for the Irish in fall camp, but a broken..." October 26

  • Army reaches deal to play in Independence Bowl in 2020s

    WFAN Sports Radio "Looking ahead to the 2020 college football season, it would normally be quite difficult to predict which bowl game each team will be playing in come postseason time. That is all correct, except for the Army Black Knights that is. The Black Knights reached an agreement..." October 25

  • Irish getting RB Jafar Armstrong, CB Shaun Crawford back vs. Michigan

    ESPN "Notre Dame will regain two starters on Saturday night when it visits No. 19 Michigan. Coach Brian Kelly said Thursday during his weekly radio show that running back Jafar Armstrong and cornerback Shaun Crawford both will play Saturday. Armstrong has been..." October 25

  • Things We Learned: Schemes, more than players, propel No. 8 Notre Dame to win over USC

    NBC Sports "Even when Notre Dame dreams of the Playoff and USC bumbles its way toward another coaching change, the talent differential between the two rosters is negligible at best and tilted toward the Trojans at worst. The now-No. 8 Irish (5-1) do not individually have the speed, skill or strength to..." October 14

  • Ref Hilariously Botches Penalty Call After USC And Notre Dame Fight Before Halftime

    Sportsnaut "For the second time on Saturday, we had a skirmish between two teams in a big game as players from USC and Notre Dame clashed on the way to their locker rooms at halftime. For the second time on Saturday, we had a skirmish between two teams in a big game as players from USC..." October 14

  • Brian Kelly somehow avoids penalty despite being on field for onside kick

    Larry Brown Sports "Brian Kelly somehow avoided being called for a penalty despite being on the field during USC’s onside kick attempt towards the end of Saturday night’s game. Notre Dame hung on to beat USC 30-27 in what turned out to be a close game at the end. The Trojans scored to make it..." October 14

  • Four College Football Teams on Upset Alert This Weekend

    The Big Lead "About halfway through the season, the pecking order in college football has been established, but there's still plenty of time for it to be disrupted several times over. This week has plenty of marquee matchups, and these teams should be looking over their shoulder. " October 12

  • BYU QB Zach Wilson undergoes hand surgery, return in 2019 season is 'anticipated'

    Deseret News "BYU sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson had a “surgical procedure on his injured right hand” recently, a BYU football spokesperson confirmed Tuesday afternoon. No timetable was given for Wilson’s return, but BYU’s Brett Pyne of the school’s sports..." October 03

  • Notre Dame DE Daelin Hayes returning for a fifth season

    ESPN "Notre Dame defensive end Daelin Hayes is returning for a fifth year in 2020. The 6-foot-3, 266-pound senior, who is out for the season after suffering a torn labrum Saturday against Virginia, announced his decision on Instagram on Monday. " October 01

  • UCF beefs up schedule with Boise State, BYU

    ESPN "UCF added nonconference home-and-home series with Boise State and BYU to its future schedules, the schools announced Tuesday. For UCF, the additions show an ongoing commitment to enhance its strength of schedule. The Knights have been criticized for their..." September 24

  • Notre Dame extends scholarship offer to 2021 WR Marvin Harrison Jr.

    USA Today "Notre Dame's most recent scholarship offer went to a name you may be familiar with, even if you don't follow recruiting. 2021 wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. reported an offer from Notre Dame on Monday night. Harrison Jr. is the son of NFL Hall of Fame receiver Marvin..." September 20

  • His dad was All-SEC for Georgia, but now his son is playing for Notre Dame against the Dawgs

    USA Today "One of the most challenging assignments of Tommy Tremble’s young life came in December 2017. A highly recruited tight end from Johns Creek, Georgia, Tremble had decided the night before, with his family’s help, to commit to Notre Dame. The home visit had gone quite well,..." September 18