Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Notre Dame Football would get help from ACC to schedule games

    Yardbarker "Major conferences going to conference-only schedules leaves independent schools such as Notre Dame in a rough spot. Notre Dame’s football program has maintained independence even though the school’s other sports joined the ACC in 2012. So what would Notre Dame do if..." July 12

  • Lou Holtz Angry at 'Fighting Irish' Criticism

    TMZ "Lou Holtz does NOT want his beloved Notre Dame to drop its "Fighting Irish" nickname ... claiming it stems from a group of students who battled the KKK back in the day. One tiny little problem -- it's not exactly true, Lou! Here's the deal ... the..." July 10

  • Notre Dame athletic director: 'Less likely' that football season starts on time

    ESPN "Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Thursday he thinks it's "less likely" the college football season starts on time, citing growing concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "It has grown more pessimistic over the past two weeks, but..." July 09

  • Troy, UMass schedule future home-and-home series

    College Football Talk "Troy is apparently challenging UAB for football scheduling supremacy this offseason. Troy and UAB announced a future home-and-home football series in early May.  Then another earlier this month.  In between, future games versus Missouri (HERE), Iowa (HERE) and..." June 30

  • Wisconsin-Notre Dame game at Lambeau Field still set to take place

    Larry Brown Sports "The anticipated October 3 game between Wisconsin and Notre Dame is still set to take place at Lambeau Field, according to the CEO of the Green Bay Packers.  In May, a report said the scheduled game might not take place at Lambeau Field due to uncertainty surrounding the..." June 07

  • Navy, Notre Dame won't play season opener in Ireland

    The Score "Navy and Notre Dame will not open their 2020 schedules with an Aug. 29 matchup in Dublin due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the programs announced Tuesday. The 94th game of the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the U.S. will instead be held for the first..." June 02

  • Notre Dame president sees 'no way currently' Irish can fill football stadium without physical distancing

    CBS Sports "Even as the 2020 football season creeps ever closer, decision-makers in college athletics remain uncertain what it will look like. The NCAA gave conferences and schools the green light to bring athletes back to campus for voluntary workouts -- and, in fact, some schools have already..." May 26

  • Former Wolfpack DB Nick McCloud Commits to Notre Dame

    SI "Former NC State cornerback and team captain Nick McCloud, who left the Wolfpack after an injury shortened 2019 season, has committed to play his final college season in as a graduate transfer at Notre Dame. McCloud announced his decision via his Twitter account on..." May 12