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Vasturia's 3 lifts No. 24 Notre Dame by Pitt in OT

  PITTSBURGH — Steve Vasturia knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing with 2.5 seconds left in overtime to rally No. 24 Notre Dame past Pittsburgh 78-77 on Saturday. Th ...

December 31, 2016 1:57 pm


Reports: Notre Dame hires Chip Long as offensive coordinator

Memphis offensive coordinator Chip Long has accepted the same position at Notre Dame, according to multiple reports Friday. He would replace Mike Sanford Jr., who after two season ...

December 30, 2016 3:28 pm


Irish finalize hire of Brian Polian

Notre Dame made the hiring of Brian Polian official, announcing Tuesday he is returning as special teams coordinator. Polian previously served on the Irish coaching staff ...

December 27, 2016 4:09 pm


Report: Denbrock leaving Irish staff

Notre Dame associate head coach Mike Denbrock is leaving to become offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, Sports Illustrated reported early Wednesday morning, citing an unnamed sourc ...

December 27, 2016 10:55 pm


Irish make Elko hire official

Notre Dame made the hiring of Mike Elko official Tuesday, announcing Wake Forest's defensive coordinator would fill the same role for Irish coach Brian Kelly. "Mike has consistent ...

December 20, 2016 3:59 pm


Turner leads No. 2 Notre Dame women past Toledo

  TOLEDO, Ohio — Brianna Turner had 16 of her 26 points in the first half to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to an 85-68 victory over Toledo on Sunday. Turner shot 11 for 13 fro ...

December 18, 2016 1:50 pm


Report: Irish bring back Polian as special-teams boss

A familiar face might be returning to oversee Notre Dame's special teams. Brian Polian, who coached the Irish's special teams under Charlie Weis, is coming back to South Bend to d ...

December 16, 2016 4:14 pm


Devin Butler transferring to Syracuse

  Cornerback Devin Butler announced Thursday he's leaving Notre Dame and transferring to Syracuse. In a message posted to his Twitter account, Butler said he will graduate th ...

December 15, 2016 11:52 am


Report: Irish hiring Elko as D-coordinator

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has found his man, Sports Illustrated reports. Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko is finalizing a contract to serve in the same position with ...

December 15, 2016 4:21 pm


Hunter leaving Irish to play pro baseball

Torii Hunter Jr. is leaving Notre Dame to play professional baseball, the wide receiver announced today in a statement posted to his Twitter account. "After long consideration and ...

December 15, 2016 3:48 pm


Irish offensive coordinator gets Western Kentucky job

Add offensive coordinator to Brian Kelly’s shopping list. After two seasons at Notre Dame, Mike Sanford Jr. was announced Wednesday as the next head coach at Western Kentucky.

December 14, 2016 12:06 pm


Reports: Booker out as Irish special-teams coordinator

Notre Dame special-teams coordinator Scott Booker won't return in 2017, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

December 13, 2016 11:54 am


DeShone Kizer leaving Irish for NFL

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is entering the NFL draft, the school announced Monday. “DeShone is an extremely gifted quarterback that was faced with a difficult deci ...

December 12, 2016 10:14 pm


Irish D-coordinator search gaining steam

  One main name has emerged in Notre Dame's search for Brian VanGorder's successor. The Irish are expected to interview Wake Forest defensive coordinator Mike Elko, acc ...

December 12, 2016 11:23 pm


Irish name 7 captains for '17 season

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly added a special twist to Friday night's team awards ceremony, taking the unusual step of naming captains for the next season nine mo ...

December 9, 2016 8:29 pm