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Jarron Jones taking Irish defense to new heights

SOUTH BEND — Jarron Jones and his Notre Dame teammates saved their season, and all they needed was a little optimism and a visit from Miami. “We were very upbeat ...

October 30, 2016 2:10 am


Halftime thoughts: Notre Dame 20, Miami 7

SOUTH BEND — Here's a quick take on the first half at Notre Dame Stadium. 1. Opportunistic defense: Notre Dame's defense came to play, sacking quarterback Brad Kaa ...

October 29, 2016 2:31 pm


Pregame: Notre Dame (2-5) vs. Miami (4-3)

SOUTH BEND — Presumably refreshed after their bye, which included five full days of R & R, the Irish return to their rapidly fading season today against t ...

October 29, 2016 10:40 am


Notre Dame rallies past Miami after blowing 20-point lead

SOUTH BEND — Nothing could come easy for Notre Dame, not this year. But, for the first time, the Irish pulled out a close game. Justin Yoon's game-winning 24-yard field ...

October 29, 2016 4:56 pm


Notre Dame's McKinley out for the season

  Notre Dame has lost a key special-teams player with the news that Javon McKinley will miss the remainder of the season with a broken fibula. Injured in practice this week, ...

October 27, 2016 11:21 pm


Newsome working to be 'master of craft'

SOUTH BEND — Overall, Notre Dame has fielded one of the more inconsistent special-teams units in the country. But one of the bright spots has been sophomore punter Tyler ...

October 26, 2016 8:49 pm


Kelly: No change in Devin Butler's status

Although Devin Butler's legal situation became clearer last week when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the senior cornerback remains suspended indefinitely.

October 25, 2016 10:16 am


Swarbrick to ESPN: Kelly's job not in jeopardy

Brian Kelly will not be coaching for his job over Notre Dame’s final five games. Speaking to ESPN, athletic director Jack Swarbrick gave a vote of confidence to Kelly. The ...

October 21, 2016 3:27 pm


Irish snare DB recruit from California

Elijah Hicks, a defensive back at La Mirada High School in California, has committed to join Notre Dame's 2017 recruiting class. He also reportedly held scholarship offers from Sou ...

October 19, 2016 2:33 pm


Irish corner Butler pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler, suspended indefinitely since being arrested in August, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting law enforcement. As part of the ...

October 17, 2016 2:34 pm


Notre Dame's Butler pleads guilty to misdemeanor in fracas

SOUTH BEND — Suspended Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor resisting law enforcement following an altercation with police outside a bar near ...

October 17, 2016 12:52 pm


Irish lament inability to finish

SOUTH BEND — Two weeks ago, Notre Dame probably needed a fresh start, and a blowout win over Syracuse on a neutral field was supposed to represent just that. But on Sat ...

October 16, 2016 1:02 am


Halftime thoughts: Notre Dame 10, Stanford 0

SOUTH BEND — A few thoughts on the first half at Notre Dame Stadium: 1. Who kidnapped Notre Dame's defense? Save for a shaky opening drive in which Stanford g ...

October 15, 2016 6:24 pm


Pregame: Notre Dame (2-4) vs. Stanford (3-2)

SOUTH BEND — In the rivalry between Notre Dame and Stanford, set to be renewed a few hours from now at Notre Dame Stadium, the home team has won the past four games ...

October 15, 2016 12:30 pm


Notre Dame loses to Stanford

SOUTH BEND – A wacky season for Notre Dame took another strange turn Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. After quarterback DeShone Kizer’s second interception, he sa ...

October 15, 2016 8:33 pm