Independents I-A RUMORS & NEWS

  • Notre Dame-Wake Forest game moved to Dec. 12 after COVID-19 postponement

    Yardbarker "One day after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish postponed Saturday's game against Wake Forest due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the program, the Atlantic Coast Conference confirmed that the game has been moved to Dec. 12.  Additionally, Wake..." September 23

  • Notre Dame cancels practice after four positive coronavirus tests

    ESPN "Notre Dame will not practice Tuesday afternoon after four players tested positive for COVID-19 in the team's latest round of testing, a source told ESPN. The program on Monday announced the four positive results out of testing last week as well as six other players being placed in..." September 22

  • Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest game is postponed after seven Irish players test positive for COVID-19

    CBC Sports "No. 7 Notre Dame's game at Wake Forest, scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to COVID-19. A release from Notre Dame also said that the program will pause all football-related activities until further testing is completed. Ninety-four COVID-19 tests were administered..." September 22

  • BYU Star QB Zach Wilson Not Worried About COVID Effects

    TMZ "BYU star QB Zach Wilson says he's NOT concerned about the potential long-lasting effects of COVID ... telling reporters Monday he's siding with Kirk Cousins' "If I die, I die" approach to the virus. Wilson revealed he was diagnosed with COVID back..." September 21

  • UMass Minutemen reverse call, to play limited fall schedule

    ESPN "UMass, which canceled its fall football season six weeks ago, reversed course and announced Monday that it intends to play a limited number of games beginning in mid-October. The announcement came after what the school said was a "positive review" of safety protocols and..." September 21

  • And In That Corner … The Duke Blue Devils, Notre Dame’s first-ever conference opponent

    Inside the Irish "For 103 consecutive Notre Dame games, this space has featured a preview of the upcoming opponent from a beat writer on the other side of the aisle in the press box. That stretches back to the 2012 season opener, a run that includes a national championship appearance, a College Football Playoff..." September 12

  • Five questions that will be answered in Week 2 of the college football season

    USA Today "Week 2 welcomes teams from the ACC and Big 12 to the regular season, marking the start of the long push for the College Football Playoff. Saturday's schedule includes the nation's No. 1 team, Clemson, playing in prime time at Wake Forest. Also in action: Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Texas and..." September 12

  • Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Agree to Contract Extension Through 2024 Season

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame announced it has agreed to a contract extension with head football coach Brian Kelly on Saturday.  Per the team's official statement, Kelly's deal was agreed to last December and will keep him with the program through the 2024..." September 12

  • Notre Dame Football’s Jersey Will Have A Completely Different Look In 2020

    Total Pro Sports "The 2020 college football season is going to be quite weird as we all deal with a global pandemic that has taken the lives of thousands of people. The biggest change is what coronavirus has done to sports, with one of them being Notre Dame football joining a conference, albeit on a..." September 11

  • Notre Dame’s and Jack Swarbrick’s path to this ACC schedule

    Inside the Irish "Jack Swarbrick had advance notice. As the long-heralded 2020 Irish schedule was set to implode, the Notre Dame director of athletics already knew there would be no trip to Lambeau Field or to Los Angeles. Contrary to the narrative the SEC put out about being completely and..." September 10

  • Notre Dame is back and ‘focused’ … and so are we

    Inside the Irish "Dear “Inside the Irish” fans, “Inside the Irish” foes and, of course, my parents —  I owe you an apology. Throughout the latter stretch of the past 137 days without my byline, I doubted my editor. It should have caught more of my attention when he..." September 08

  • Dabo Swinney wants Notre Dame to join ACC permanently

    Larry Brown Sports "Notre Dame will play in the ACC for the 2020 season. That arrangement isn’t expected to continue beyond that, but Dabo Swinney wants it to. The Clemson coach said Tuesday that he’d love to see the Fighting Irish as a permanent member of the..." September 08

  • Clemson heavily favored by media panel to win ACC football championship; Notre Dame picked second

    ESPN "Clemson is the overwhelming preseason choice to win the ACC, with Notre Dame picked to finish second, the league announced Friday. The Tigers received 132 of the media panel's 134 first-place votes. Notre Dame received the other two. So if the preseason poll bears..." September 04

  • Donald Trump says he'll award Lou Holtz the Presidential Medal of Freedom

    USA Today "President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would award famed Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump, at a White House press briefing and with Holtz in attendance, called the former coach an "incredible leader" and said Holtz earned..." September 04

  • Notre Dame-Wake Forest game relocated to Truist Field with no fans

    Yardbarker "Notre Dame won't face Wake Forest at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, on Sept. 26, after all. Wake Forest confirmed via a school statement on Wednesday that the contest has been relocated to Truist Field, the Demon Deacons’..." September 02

  • Notre Dame distances itself from ex-football coach Lou Holtz after his comments in RNC speech

    USA Today "When former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz called Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden a "Catholic in name only" during a speech Wednesday night, he was speaking for himself, not the school, the university president said in a statement..." August 27

  • Notre Dame football reports five coronavirus cases, six more in quarantine

    Yardbarker "A day after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish temporarily paused football workouts due to an on-campus coronavirus outbreak, the program announced that five players have tested positive for the virus. Per ESPN's Andrea Adelson, another six football..." August 20

  • New Mexico State cancels its fall 2020 college football season, hopes to play in spring 2021

    New Mexico State Sports "Today, New Mexico State University made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020 football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect our nation.   This decision was reached in conjunction with President John Floros, Chancellor Dan Arvizu and Head Football..." August 14

  • Hall of Fame football coach Bill Yeoman, innovator of veer formation, dies at 92

    ESPN "Bill Yeoman, a standout lineman and teammate of Heisman Trophy winners Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis at Army, who would go on to shepherd the University of Houston into the top tier of college football as the Cougars' coach for 25 years, died Wednesday at age..." August 13

  • Duke and Notre Dame, prestigious academic schools, surprisingly silent as football presses on

    USA Today "For 48 hours now, the silence has been deafening from the schools you would least expect to remain quiet about the health and safety of their student-athletes. After the Big Ten and Pac-12 made the difficult, heartbreaking and correct decision to shut down their fall..." August 13

  • FBS independent UMass cancels fall football

    ESPN "UMass is cancelling its fall football season, the school announced Tuesday. An FBS independent, UMass may attempt to play a season this spring, athletic director Ryan Bamford said. "The continuing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic posed too great of a..." August 11

  • Fighting Irish get commitment from four-star OL Rocco Spindler

    CBS Sports "Rocco Spindler is heading to Notre Dame. The four-star OL in the class of 2021 chose the Fighting Irish over a slew of blue-blood programs like Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and LSU. Spindler is ranked as the fourth-best prospect in Michigan, the No. 5 guard in the nation and the No. 48..." August 09

  • ACC commissioner: Notre Dame deal a temporary 'win-win'

    ESPN "ACC commissioner John Swofford said Friday the scheduling arrangement with Notre Dame for the 2020 football season is a win-win for both the Irish and the league, but he added that it is only a temporary deal. On Wednesday, the ACC announced a 10-plus-1 scheduling model in..." July 31

  • ACC announces 10-game conference schedule that includes Notre Dame

    ACC Sports "The Atlantic Coast Conference recognizes the uncertain and challenging environment all areas of our society are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intercollegiate athletics is just one area that we must address as we work to return to our campuses, bring back students and faculty when..." July 29

  • Regis Philbin to Be Buried at Notre Dame Campus

    TMZ "Regis Philbin's final resting place will be at the Notre Dame campus -- fitting because the guy was an absolute Fighting Irish superfan! A spokesperson for Notre Dame confirms ... Philbin's funeral service will take place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the campus in..." July 27