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3 things to watch as Irish face Orange

Notre Dame hasn't beaten a Power 5 team since before Thanksgiving of last year. Can you say desperate? The Irish hope to snap their five-game Power 5 losing streak Saturday agains ...

September 30, 2016 12:19 pm


Bowling Green coming to South Bend in 2019

Notre Dame's future schedules continued to crystallize Thursday, as Bowling Green announced it would play the Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on Oct. 5, 2019. The game is notable becau ...

September 29, 2016 12:34 pm


Will Notre Dame even make a bowl game?

SOUTH BEND — With eight games remaining in the regular season, it is valid to wonder if Notre Dame will miss out on a bowl game one year after nearly reaching the Colleg ...

September 28, 2016 7:50 pm


Kelly: Irish primed for turnaround

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday at his weekly news conference that he expects a quick turnaround. He said he expects to see immediate results Saturday when the Irish play Syracuse.

September 27, 2016 10:52 am


Irish fire VanGorder; Greg Hudson takes over struggling D

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, the Irish announced Sunday. The move comes a day after the defense allowed four touchdowns and a field ...

September 25, 2016 11:24 am


Duke stuns Notre Dame on late field goal

SOUTH BEND — A massive underdog heading into Notre Dame Stadium, Duke's players erupted in joy Saturday afternoon when they knew they had won. From his own 44-yard ...

September 24, 2016 4:28 pm


Halftime thoughts: Duke 28, Notre Dame 21

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame led 14-0 early in the first quarter. From there, Duke took over, stunning a crowd at Notre Dame Stadium that expected the Irish to breeze ov ...

September 24, 2016 2:23 pm


Pregame: Notre Dame (1-2) vs. Duke (1-2)

SOUTH BEND — After losing at home for the first time in eight games last week, Notre Dame will try to start a new streak today against the visiting Blue Devils in N ...

September 24, 2016 10:31 am


Takeaways from Notre Dame's loss to Duke

SOUTH BEND — One of the toughest parts of Brian Kelly's job is damage control. The Notre Dame coach has to watch what he says, knowing one slip of the tongue could ignit ...

September 24, 2016 8:52 pm


Irish working to clean up shoddy tackling

SOUTH BEND — Without a doubt, tackling and getting back to technique are being emphasized at Notre Dame's practices this week. The Irish (1-2) cannot afford to lose anot ...

September 21, 2016 7:34 pm


Kelly: Irish need sense of urgency

When Brian Kelly opened Tuesday's weekly news conference with an acknowledgement of what has gone wrong, he also struck a more optimistic tone about getting it corrected.

September 20, 2016 10:37 am


Irish land recruit for defensive line

  Four-star recruit Donovan Jeter, a defensive end at Beaver Falls High School in Pennsylvania, announced Monday that he has committed to play for Notre Dame. "This was ...

September 19, 2016 12:53 pm


Brian Kelly's staff under scrutiny, according to Kelly

SOUTH BEND — After Notre Dame's 36-28 loss to Michigan State, Irish coach Brian Kelly opened his news conference with a number of blatant statements that could be i ...

September 18, 2016 1:21 am


Pregame: Notre Dame (1-1) vs. Michigan State (1-0)

SOUTH BEND — James Onwualu said he'd rather be playing under the lights at Notre Dame Stadium than in the afternoon. Fortunately for the Irish linebacker, the schedule p ...

September 17, 2016 3:12 pm


Irish's playoff hopes take big hit in loss

SOUTH BEND – A blown coverage killed what might’ve been a miraculous comeback Saturday night by Notre Dame. And as good a program as No. 12 Michigan State has, and as ...

September 17, 2016 8:38 pm