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  • Jac Collinsworth, Jason Garrett to call Notre Dame games

    Sportsnaut "NBC has filled its empty broadcast booth for Notre Dame telecasts with Jac Collinsworth and former NFL head coach Jason Garrett, the New York Post reported Sunday. Collinsworth will replace Mike Tirico on play-by-play, while Garrett will occupy the analyst chair filled last season by..." August 14

  • Notre Dame Names Tyler Buchner Starting QB; Fighting Irish Open Season vs. OSU

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman named Tyler Buchner as the team's starting quarterback ahead of the 2022 season. The sophomore will be under center when the Fighting Irish face off with Ohio State on the road in their season opener. Notre Dame lost its leading..." August 13

  • Notre Dame AD rips NIL system for being ‘mess’

    Larry Brown Sports "Name, Image and Likeness rules have become a touchy issue in college sports. Originally introduced to allow players to capitalize off the fame and value they create while in college, the intent of the program has often been violated. Some schools are using the rules as a way to entice..." August 10

  • Notre Dame football: 2 reasons why Fighting Irish must join SEC

    Clutch Points "Over the past several weeks, conference alignment has been a dominant topic in college football. For the longest time, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been resistant to the idea of joining the SEC. As they’ve worked tirelessly to avoid being affiliated with football “super..." August 07

  • Notre Dame HC Marcus Freeman Doesn't See School Joining Conference amid Expansion

    Bleacher Report "Amid the constant reshuffling of conferences across college football, it appears as if Notre Dame is going to remain an independent. Head coach Marcus Freeman said on ESPN's First Take that being an independent "is what we love" and it's "what our..." July 28

  • Five-star DB Caleb Downs commits to Crimson Tide over Georgia, Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "The rich keep getting richer in the world of college football recruiting, as Alabama has landed yet another five-star prospect. Caleb Downs, a five-star safety, chose the Crimson Tide live on CBS Sports HQ on Wednesday over a group of finalists that included Georgia, Notre Dame, North..." July 27

  • Notre Dame Football’s Epic New Uniform Reveal

    Egotastic Sports "If you're like Regis Philbin (RIP), you'll be pretty stoked to know that the Fighting Irish have a new uniform. In what is arguably one of the most cinematic, high production, elaborate uniform reveals ever, the team, which clearly has too much budget, brought some players and..." July 27

  • Notre Dame will remain independent if it can get $75 million from NBC

    Yardbarker "Notre Dame is aiming to secure a $75 million media rights deal from NBC that would keep the university's football team competing as an independent, according to a report from Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. Last month, USC and UCLA moved from the Pac-12 to the Big..." July 19

  • 4-Star DL Jason Moore Commits to Ohio State Over Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State added a top defensive prospect for the 2023 class with Sunday's commitment from Jason Moore. He explained his decision to ESPN's Blake Baumgartner. "I'd say just being out there in that environment," Moore said, per Baumgartner. "I..." July 12

  • Notre Dame AD poised to remain patient as latest college football realignment revolves around Irish

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame has held on to its independence in football since the dawn of college athletics, but time's, they are a' changing. USC and UCLA heading to the Big Ten in 2024 has thrown the entire landscape in flux while simultaneously putting more pressure on Notre..." July 08

  • 5-Star QB Prospect Dante Moore Commits to Oregon over Notre Dame, LSU, Texas A&M

    Bleacher Report "Dante Moore, a 5-star quarterback from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Detroit, committed to Oregon on Friday. Moore made the announcement on ESPN's SportsCenter and chose Oregon over several other high-profile schools, including LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame..." July 08

  • Notre Dame lands 4-star WR Rico Flores Jr.

    SI "Notre Dame received yet another important commitment on Sunday when Folsom (Calif.) High School 2023 wide receiver Rico Flores opted for the Irish over Ohio State and Georgia. One of the more productive wide receivers in the 2023 class, Flores brings a healthy resume that rivals..." July 04

  • Big Ten Waiting on Notre Dame Decision; 'Standing Pat' on Oregon, Washington

    Bleacher Report "The Big Ten is reportedly in a holding pattern as it waits to see if Notre Dame intends to join the conference. According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Big Ten officials have told Oregon and Washington the conference is "standing pat for now" as it awaits Notre..." July 01

  • Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman says he was misquoted in comments about Ohio State

    USA Today "Notre Dame football coach Marcus Freeman said Wednesday that he was misquoted in remarks construed as critical of academics at Ohio State, his alma mater. The Fighting Irish and Buckeyes open the 2022 season Sept. 3 in Columbus. Speaking on 97.1 The Fan with former..." June 15

  • Notre Dame adds 2024 QB CJ Carr

    The Score "Highly touted quarterback recruit CJ Carr is joining Notre Dame's 2024 class, he announced Thursday, according to Tom Loy of 247Sports. "When I knew that I found the right spot for me, I knew I wanted to get that out of the way and commit. Notre Dame is the..." June 10

  • Notre Dame lands commitment of 3-star OL Joe Otting over Iowa, Kansas State

    The Athletic "Notre Dame’s summer recruiting push took a step forward on Tuesday when three-star offensive lineman Joe Otting committed to the Irish over offers from Iowa and Kansas State. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound interior line prospect is a three-sport athlete at Hayden High School in Topeka,..." June 07

  • Four-star RB Jayden Limar commits to Notre Dame, boosting No. 1 recruiting class

    The Athletic "Four-star running back Jayden Limar committed to Notre Dame over finalists Oregon, Michigan and Arizona on Thursday afternoon during a ceremony at Lake Stevens (Wash.) High School, about an hour outside Seattle. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound back is the 13th public commitment in the Irish 2023..." May 26

  • Four-star edge Owen Wafle commits to Fighting Irish

    SI "Notre Dame added yet another defensive lineman to its 2024 class when it landed a commitment from Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School standout Owen Wafle. This gives the Irish a second defensive line commitment from the 2024 class, as Wafle joins West Bloomfield (Mich.) High School..." May 17

  • 4-Star defensive lineman Devan Houstan commits to the Irish

    One Foot Down "On Saturday 4-Star defensive lineman Devan Houstan from St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, announced his commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and its 2023 recruiting class. The 6’5” 270 pounder ranks in and around the top 200 across all..." May 09

  • Four-star OL Austin Siereveld commits to Buckeyes over Alabama, Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Ohio State landed a commitment from coveted four-star offensive lineman Austin Siereveld on Wednesday, with the blue-chip recruit choosing the Buckeyes live on CBS Sports HQ over Alabama and Notre Dame. As the No. 7 ranked player from his class in the state of Ohio, Siereveld is a big..." May 04

  • Notre Dame back atop 2023 recruiting class rankings as Sam Pendleton commits

    The Athletic "Notre Dame landed its first offensive line commitment of its 2023 recruiting class on Monday, as Reagan (Pfafftown, N.C.) guard Sam Pendleton pushed Marcus Freeman’s first full-cycle haul to 10 public commitments and No. 1 nationally on both the 247Sports and On3 team..." April 26

  • Justyn Rhett changes commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia

    ESPN "Justyn Rhett changed his commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia on Monday. Rhett, who committed to the Fighting Irish back in December, decommitted after attending Georgia's spring game April 16. Rhett, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback from Bishop..." April 25

  • Notre Dame Football Recruiting: 4-Star WR Braylon James commits to the Irish

    One Foot Down "Braylon James, a 4-Star wide receiver from Texas, gave his verbal commitment to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday night during a short announcement ceremony. The 6’3” 185 pounder from Del Valle High School just outside of Austin, chose the Irish over a heavy offer..." April 20

  • Notre Dame officially enters NIL recruiting battle, unveils collective led by Brady Quinn

    On3 "As the Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) era in collegiate sports continues to evolve, more and more collectives are being launched to benefit student-athletes at certain schools. For athletes at Notre Dame, they now have that luxury, as a new NIL collective – the..." April 19

  • Brian Kelly Defends Leaving Notre Dame Before College Football Playoff Ranking Release

    The Big Lead "Brian Kelly becoming the next head coach of LSU was the most unexpected turn of events in recent college football history. As we all know by now, Kelly suddenly left Notre Dame to sign a contract worth nearly $100 million to replace Ed Orgeron and then fumbled the exit process..." April 14

  • Ed Orgeron makes surprise appearance at Notre Dame's spring practice

    Larry Brown Sports "Ed Orgeron made an eyebrow-raising visit to one school’s spring practice, and it likely isn’t a school many would expect. The former LSU coach was on hand to see Notre Dame practice, and even addressed the team. " April 14

  • Brady Quinn unhappy with Notre Dame for 1 reason

    Larry Brown Sports "The Notre Dame football team will make history in 2023 when they host Tennessee State, and it would be an understatement to say Brady Quinn is not impressed. Notre Dame proudly announced this week that it has scheduled a game against Tennessee State on Sept. 2, 2023. That will mark..." April 08

  • Brian Kelly touts LSU's investment in football after growing tired of waiting for Notre Dame to modernize

    CBS Sports " Like all good coaches, Brian Kelly knows what lies ahead. The college football world has wanted a definitive answer for a while now as to why the ex-Notre Dame coach has changed jobs, cultures and, um, accents to take over as LSU's new coach. "The million..." April 07

  • Harvard transfer Chris Smith commits to Notre Dame

    The Athletic "Harvard transfer Chris Smith committed to Notre Dame on Wednesday, picking the Irish nearly three months after initially pledging to Minnesota. Smith, a 6-foot-2, 293-pound defensive lineman, visited South Bend, Ind., this past weekend and will join head coach Marcu Freeman's..." April 06

  • Eddie George says Notre Dame-Tennessee State game 'nothing to do' with Ohio State connection

    247 Sports "HBCU football will take center stage in 2023 when the Eddie George-led Tennessee State Tigers play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a nationally-televised, non-conference clash on Sept. 2, 2023. The scheduled game was announced Tuesday, and both George and Notre Dame coach Marcus..." April 06

  • Notre Dame football makes statement by scheduling Tennessee State

    Sportsnaut "Plans are in place for the Notre dame football home opener to start the 2023 season on September 2. In what is a first in the rich and heralded history of the Irish football program, they will take on an Historically Black College (HBCU) and FCS program. According to Matt..." April 05

  • 11 College Football Teams That Are 1 Piece Away from Making the CFB Playoff

    Bleacher Report "As we gear up for spring practices and start our projections for next college football season, one thing is clear: Everything is murky in the race for the College Football Playoff. Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State should be the three best teams in the country next year, but everything..." February 22