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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Notre Dame would be eligible to play in ACC championship game this season

    College Football Talk "Football-independent Notre Dame in a conference title game?  That actually could be a thing in 2020. Since 2014, Notre Dame football and the ACC have had a scheduling relationship that sees the Fighting Irish face at least five teams from that conference each season.  In..." July 24

  • Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick wants delayed start, 8-10 games

    ESPN "Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Tuesday he would like to see the college football season delayed to evaluate the circumstances on campuses as students return during the coronavirus pandemic, but he remains confident that the Irish can still contest a schedule comparable to..." July 21

  • College football schedule rumors: Notre Dame vs. Alabama in Week 1?

    Sportsnaut "The college football season this fall is very much in flux right now, but as we await an answer here’s a spicy rumor for you to devour: Notre Dame and Alabama may kick off the schedule with a battle in Week 1. Gary Stokan, President and CEO of the Chick-Fil-A Bowl and the..." July 18

  • Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly guarantees 2020 college football season

    Sportsnaut "While there is plenty of uncertainty facing the upcoming college football season, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is confident that the COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop football. In fact, he is all but guaranteeing that there will be college football played this year. The COVID-19..." July 15

  • 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 247Sports.com 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