Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Where Notre Dame was, is & will be: Receivers

    Inside the Irish "It is becoming an annual cycle for Notre Dame: Enter a season without an established receiver. Enjoy a stellar season from one target in particular. Watch him go to the NFL. Lament the lack of experience entering the next season. Repeat. Following 2017, the early departure for the NFL..." January 18

  • Notre Dame QB Phil Jurkovec transferring to Boston College

    ESPN "Notre Dame quarterback Phil Jurkovec plans to transfer to Boston College, a source confirmed to ESPN. Sports Illustrated first reported the move. Jurkovec recently placed his name in the transfer portal after two seasons as a backup for the Fighting..." January 12

  • Notre Dame Football: QB Phil Jurkovec is visiting Boston College

    One Foot Down "According to a 247 report former Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback, Phil Jurkovec, is visiting the Boston College Eagles this weekend. Jurkovec recently put his name in the transfer portal and is wasting little time in his search for a new home...." January 11

  • DB Shaun Crawford To Return In 2020

    SI "The journey Shaun Crawford has taken at Notre Dame has been one most wouldn't be able to make. It's been a long, hard, challenging road for the Ohio native, but he continues to amaze with his ability to bounce back. Despite missing two full seasons and ten games in..." January 11

  • Notre Dame backup QB Phil Jurkovec is in transfer portal

    ABC 7 Chicago "Notre Dame backup quarterback Phil Jurkovec is in the NCAA's transfer portal. Jurkovec's name showed up late Wednesday morning in the portal. Ranked by ESPN as the nation's No. 9 pocket passer and No. 126 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class, Jurkovec..." January 08

  • Northwestern wide receiver Bennett Skowronek graduate transfers to Notre Dame

    One Foot Down "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are making another addition to its wide receiver group for 202. Ben Skowronek, a 6’4” 215 pounder from Fort Wayne has announced that he will transfer away from the Northwestern Wildcats and use his final year of eligibility to play..." January 02

  • Cole Kmet To Enter NFL Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "On Thursday, Notre Dame’s Cole Kmet announced that he’ll enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Kmet, regarded as one of the best tight ends in this year’s crop, was widely expected to forgo his remaining eligibility and turn pro this year.  Kmet is a..." January 02

  • Notre Dame Football: Ian Book will return to play for the Irish in 2020

    One Foot Down "One of the biggest keys to success for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2020 is the large amount of players that will return from 2019 on both sides of the ball. Perhaps the biggest key of them all is quarterback Ian Book, and he took to Instagram one day after Notre..." December 31

  • Notre Dame Football: Cornerback Temitope Agoro enters the transfer portal

    One Foot Down "One of the bigger preseason names for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2019 will no longer be on the football team. Cornerback Temitope Agoro will enter the transfer portal to use a graduate transfer per Irish Sports Daily. Agoro was a walk-on for the Irish, but he really..." December 30

  • Notre Dame’s toughest fit in this recruiting class? Most underrated player? In Brian Kelly’s words …

    NBC Sports "Since the NCAA pivoted to the early signing period two years ago, which Irish head coach Brian Kelly accurately now considers the National Signing Day, Notre Dame has stopped making its assistant coaches all available to the media on the highlight of the recruiting..." December 21

  • West Point Investigation Concludes Cadets Were Playing The ‘Circle Game,’ Not Flashing White Power Symbols

    Total Pro Sports "The US Navy and Army’s service academies has finally finished their investigation and concluded that students accused of flashing a “white power” hand signal during the Army-Navy football game last week were simply playing an “immature” game. “We..." December 20

  • Army Investigating Alleged White Power Hand Symbols at Navy Football Game

    TMZ "An Army cadet and a Navy midshipmen flashed a hand gesture symbolizing white power during a Live TV shot at the Army vs. Navy football game this weekend ... and now officials from both camps are investigating. The symbol is a version of the A-okay hand gesture -- which, over the..." December 16

  • Navy's defense with help from Bill Belichick helped Midshipmen's resurgence this season

    USA Today "Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo knew it was time to overhaul his defense, but he wasn't sure how. So last winter, he called New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, a longtime Navy supporter who has become a friend. Niumatalolo doesn't know how long their conversation..." December 14

  • Winners, Losers from 120TH Army-Navy Game

    Sportsnaut "The Midshipmen took the Secretary’s Trophy home with them for the first time in four years after beating the Black Knights in the 120th Army-Navy Game Saturday. Army opened the game strong, scoring the game’s first touchdown to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. However, No...." December 14

  • Army-Navy Game Preview: 5 Star Players To Watch

    Sportsnaut "This Saturday, the annual Army-Navy Game will take place as these two historic military institutions battle for the Secretary’s Trophy for the 120th time. In honor of this longstanding rivalry game, both teams will wear custom uniforms this year. Coming into this..." December 13

  • Notre Dame to part ways with offensive coordinator Chip Long after three seasons

    ABC 7 Chicago "Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long and the school have parted ways, a source confirmed to ESPN. Long will not coach for the Fighting Irish in the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State on Dec. 28. He spent the past three seasons as Notre Dame's offensive coordinator..." December 12

  • Notre Dame Football: Jonathan Jones enters the transfer portal

    One Foot Down "According to multiple reports, Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jonathan Jones will enter the transfer portal. Jones will use the graduate transfer rule to have immediate playing time at the school of his choice. The 6’0” 226 pound senior..." December 11

  • Navy Will Wear These Awesome Uniforms Against Army

    The Big Lead "The three most exciting days of the year are as follows: Christmas, the first day of the NCAA Tournament, and whenever Army and Navy unveil their uniforms for the big service-academy tilt. Today is one of those days. And it should surprise no one that the Midshipmen have once again hit a home..." December 05

  • Army football program dropped motto of white supremacist origin

    ESPN "The Army football program removed a slogan from merchandise and a team flag earlier this year after administrators were told that the phrase originated with white supremacist gangs. For the past several years, the Black Knights have taken the field for each game flying a..." December 05

  • Army Black Knights Unveil 1st Calvary Division Uniforms For Annual Navy Game

    Total Pro Sports "The Army-Navy Game is an annual matchup with a storied tradition like no other. For the 120th of the rivalry installment, Army West Point unveiled alternate uniforms on Thursday that will be worn during its annual rivalry game against Navy in Dec. 14. " December 05

  • Former Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III dies at age 27

    People "George Atkinson III, a former football player at Notre Dame and in the NFL, has died at age 27, multiple outlets report. The Athletic‘s Pete Sampson tweeted the news late Monday night. No cause of death has yet been reported. George’s death..." December 04

  • Notre Dame Football: It doesn’t make much sense for Phil Jurkovec to transfer

    One Foot Down "Even though the Notre Dame Fighting Irish still have one game left in the regular season against the Stanford Cardinal, there is already a lot of talk about the 2020 season. Maybe that’s because the early signing day on December 18 is rapidly approaching — or maybe..." November 30