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Brian Kelly Updates Drue Tranquill's Status, Potential Fill-Ins

Notre Dame linebacker and Carroll graduate Drue Tranquill is "questionable" to play against Northwestern on Saturday after suffering an ankle sprain in the Irish's win over Navy, c ...

October 30, 2018 6:30 pm


Dylan Sinn's College Football Playoff Rankings

1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) It isn't particularly close. Alabama has won every game by at least 22 points and is led by top Heisman Trophy contender Tua Tagovailoa at qua ...

October 30, 2018 9:10 pm


Drue Tranquill sprains ankle, Kelly doesn't rule him out vs. Northwestern

Notre Dame linebacker and captain Drue Tranquill sprained his ankle during Saturday's matchup with Navy when a Midshipmen offensive lineman rolled up on him and pinned his leg. Th ...

October 28, 2018 6:40 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 9

In the final week of action before the College Football Playoff committee releases its first batch of rankings on Tuesday, the results gave the committee plenty to think about. Ele ...

October 28, 2018 6:40 pm


Notre Dame rolling 27-0 at halftime, Tranquill hurt

After 30 minutes, Notre Dame is all over Navy, leading 27-0 and leaving the Midshipmen no time to breathe on offense or defense. It's probably the most complete half of football th ...

October 27, 2018 10:10 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 8

Week 8 didn't have nearly as many upsets as Week 7, mostly because a good portion of the Top 25 had byes, including Notre Dame, Texas, Florida and Georgia. The one big upset that d ...

October 21, 2018 5:30 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 7

Every college football season seems to have one week in which every top team loses or comes close to losing. The Top 25 undergoes a radical transformation as contenders fall and ot ...

October 14, 2018 6:30 pm


Pregame: Notre Dame (6-0) vs. Pittsburgh (3-3)

SOUTH BEND – For the rest of the season, Notre Dame will play games that, on paper, it should win. The challenge in those games will be to start fast and put teams away so an ...

October 13, 2018 1:54 pm


Halftime: Pittsburgh 7, Notre Dame 6

SOUTH BEND – Before the game, I wrote that Pittsburgh would try to shorten the game and control the ball with its rushing offense. If Notre Dame could stop the run by stackin ...

October 13, 2018 4:40 pm


No. 5 Notre Dame beats Pittsburgh, 19-14, improves to 7-0

SOUTH BEND –  How it Happened The Irish trailed 7-6 at halfime and Pittsburgh got the ball to start the second half. The lead immediately became eight points for the ...

October 13, 2018 6:10 pm


Notre Dame survives sloppy play against Pitt, reaches 7-0

SOUTH BEND – In its first six games of the season, Notre Dame trailed for all of two minutes and 13 seconds. Against Pittsburgh, the Irish were behind for more than 40 minute ...

October 13, 2018 8:50 pm


Brian Kelly Tuesday Press Conference: Week 7

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly gave his weekly Tuesday press conference today, speaking briefly about his team's win over Virginia Tech on Saturday and looked forward to a matchup wi ...

October 9, 2018 5:20 pm


Pittsburgh Coach Pat Narduzzi on Notre Dame

The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-3 this season, coming off a 44-37 victory over Syracuse. They've pulled major upsets over Top 5 teams in each of the last two seasons, defeating No. 3 ...

October 9, 2018 6:40 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 6

Week 6 didn't present many premium matchups, at least on paper. When the games were played, however, it turned into a rowdy day around college football, with a pair of undefeated T ...

October 7, 2018 3:20 pm


Irish win national honors

Notre Dame collected several national awards following its win over then-No. 7 Stanford on Saturday. Among those honored were defensive tackle Jerry Tillery and coach Brian Kelly. ...

October 3, 2018 10:10 pm