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  • 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

  • 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

  • Notre Dame AD: 'Significant chance' 2020 season begins without conferences playing simultaneously

    CBS Sports "There is a "significant chance" the 2020 season begins without all FBS conferences prepared to start playing at the same time, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Tuesday. During a Zoom conference call with the media, Swarbrick praised the cooperation..." May 06

  • Swarbrick: Notre Dame football players could return to campus before students if in-person classes are approved

    College Football Talk "Thanks to Jack Swarbrick and Notre Dame, there’s another sliver of hope that there will be a 2020 college football season.  Maybe. The upcoming campaign is scheduled to kick off Aug. 29 with seven games involving FBS schools, including Navy-Notre Dame in..." May 05

  • Consensus growing around potentially shortened college football season

    Yardbarker "College football is still sorting out how to progress as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and a new plan may be taking shape. Longtime sports broadcasting personality Dan Patrick said on Monday’s episode of “The Dan Patrick Show” that consensus is growing around a..." May 04

  • Navy AD: Despite Ireland's ban on large groups, no schedule change to Notre Dame game is imminent

    USA Today "For the moment, at least, the Navy-Notre Dame football game scheduled to be played Aug. 29 in Dublin is still a go. The Irish government announced earlier this week that a ban on gatherings of 5,000 people or more to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus will remain in..." April 25

  • Navy AD optimistic Navy-Notre Dame season opener will be played in Ireland

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame and Navy are scheduled to open the 2020 college football season in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 29. As of now, that is still the plan, although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced both schools to keep all options on the table as making a trip overseas for a college football game could..." April 11

  • Jim Harbaugh extends scholarship offer to second-grade cancer survivor

    College Football Talk "Courtesy of the current Michigan football head coach, how about a little pick-me-up story amidst all of the coronavirus pandemic news? Thomas Fidone is a four-star 2021 prospect out of Iowa. On the composite, he’s rated as the No. 2 tight end in the..." April 10

  • Notre Dame's Brian Kelly emerges as voice of reason in sea of tone-deaf college football coaches

    CBS Sports "Brian Kelly did what Notre Dame coaches throughout history have done best: rallied their players in a time of strife.  In this case, the players were the general public as Kelly addressed the impact of the coronavirus at the end of a media conference call held..." April 08

  • Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick doesn't want football games in empty stadiums

    ESPN "Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick doesn't know whether the 2020 college football season will kick off on time or be delayed because of the impact of COVID-19. But when the games eventually kick off, Swarbrick doesn't want them to take place in empty..." April 07

  • Notre Dame To Face UNLV In 2022

    SI "Notre Dame is almost done filling out its 2022 football schedule. The Fighting Irish are now up to 11 game that season after scheduling the program's first-ever meeting against UNLV. The game is slated to take place on Oct. 22 when the Rebels travel to Notre Dame..." March 17

  • Notre Dame suspends spring football and recruiting events

    247 Sports "Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly announced on Thursday that he is asking his Fighting Irish football players not to return to campus until further notice. The staff is also postponing all recruiting activity, on and off campus, for the time being. This news comes..." March 12

  • Why Notre Dame Can Get Back To College Football Playoff

    Sportsnaut "The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a chance to get back to the College Football Playoff in 2020 after falling short of the goal last season. The skinny: Brian Kelly has one of the best programs in the nation, and the Irish finished strong last year. They can take another step..." February 20

  • John McNulty reportedly tabbed as Notre Dame's tight ends coach

    Notre Dame Insider "Notre Dame’s search for a new tight ends coach appears to have ended. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported Saturday that Penn State offensive analyst John McNulty is expected to be hired as Notre Dame’s tight ends coach. The Irish have operated without a..." February 09

  • Brian Kelly Contract Extension With Notre Dame To Be ‘Done Here Pretty Soon’

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly last received a contract extension in 2016, and following the 2019 season he has two years remaining on his current deal. Speaking with Pete Sampson of The Athletic at an alumni event in Florida Friday, the coach divulged he expects..." February 07

  • Notre Dame football signee Landen Bartleson arrested, accused of stealing guns

    USA Today "Notre Dame football signee Landen Bartleson has been arrested and is facing charges of burglary, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property, according to Kentucky TV station WKYT. Bartleson, 18, and two unidentified 16-year-old juveniles were taken into custody Friday by..." January 25

  • 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