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Notre Dame placed on probation for one year

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The NCAA placed Notre Dame’s football program on probation for one year on Thursday, after the sides agreed that a former assistant coach had impermissible off-campus recruiting contact with a high school player in January 2019. The NCAA didn’t name the Irish assistant or the prospect, but sources told ESPN......

Ex-Wisconsin QB Coan transfers to Notre Dame

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Former Wisconsin starting quarterback Jack Coan is transferring to Notre Dame, he announced Monday night. “Extremely thankful for the opportunity. Let’s get to work! @NDFootball,” Coan wrote on Twitter. He will have one season of eligibility left. Coan, who started 18 games for Wisconsin in 2018 and 2019, suffered a......

Alabama Reaches National Title Game by Easily Brushing Aside Notre Dame

New York Times
Billy Witz As Alabama running back Najee Harris took a handoff, bounced outside and headed upfield, he was confronted by Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud, who charged up to meet him with his shoulder lowered. No matter. Harris, a 6-foot-2, 229-pound senior, treated McCloud like an oversize fire hydrant, leaping......

Watch Alabama’s Najee Harris hurdle Notre Dame and Twitter go wild

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Alabama’s Najee Harris made his presence felt immediately in the College Football Playoff, hurdling a Notre Dame defender and never breaking stride en route to a 53-yard run that set up another Tide touchdown. THIS NAJEE HARRIS HURDLE 😱 #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/3qiYJq9wPi — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 1, 2021 Maybe Harris just......

Can Notre Dame erase a decade of history and compete with Alabama?

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Shortly before Notre Dame played Clemson in a College Football Playoff semifinal in 2018, coach Brian Kelly complained that the Fighting Irish were being unfairly judged for what had happened six years earlier. “We’re still being compared to what happened in 2012, fair or unfair,” Kelly said at the time,......

No. 23 Virginia beats Notre Dame 66-57 in ACC opener

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Virginia’s momentary shakiness against surging Notre Dame reminded Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett of a toy from the 1970s. ”Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down,” Bennett said after the No. 23 Cavaliers relinquished almost......

How Alabama and Notre Dame built College Football Playoff teams through recruiting

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Alabama and Notre Dame will play in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Capital One on Friday at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN app. The Crimson Tide have won two national championships in the College Football Playoff era and have made the playoff six of the past......

Goodwin scores 27, Notre Dame beats D1 newcomer Bellarmine

Sports Illustrated
AP News SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Dane Goodwin scored a season-high 27 points, Prentiss Hubb added 18 and Notre Dame beat Division I newcomer Bellarmine 81-70 on Wednesday. Notre Dame trailed 33-30 before closing the first half on a 15-3 run – with five points each from Hubb and Nate......

Lawrence, No. 4 Clemson rout No. 2 Notre Dame for ACC title

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AP News CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) After a heartbreaking 47-40 double-overtime loss to Notre Dame last month, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney assured his players in the locker room that there would be no trophy handed out that night. There would, however, be one up for grabs when they got to Charlotte......

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame Make Playoff

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson The College Football Playoff field is set. No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Notre Dame will compete for the national championship after the playoff selection committee announced its final ranking of the 2020 season......

Notre Dame or A&M? Playoff Debate Ending in Fitting Fashion

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ross Dellenger ATLANTA — It’s only right that we’d end this wonky college football season here, sitting high atop Mercedes-Benz Stadium watching one team kick another team’s butt while a third team watches from afar hoping that their butt-kicking earlier......

Purdue, Notre Dame set for a Crossroads Classic clash

Sports Illustrated
Purdue forward Trevion Williams encountered the low-post double teams he expected in the Boilermakers’ Big Ten opener this week. Should more come during Saturday’s Crossroads Classic matinee against in-state foe Notre Dame at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, so be it. “I could care less about scoring,” Williams said. “Getting......

Could Notre Dame stay in the ACC?

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For what feels like centuries, we have debated perhaps the greatest mystery in the known universe: What would happen if (gasp!) Notre Dame ever joined a conference? We finally have our answer. College football did not spin off its axis when the best-known independent football program in the country joined......

No. 21 Duke travels to Notre Dame in ACC opener for both

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SI – For more and to sign up click here AP News No. 21 Duke travels to Notre Dame for Wednesday night’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener with both teams talking about experience and game maturity. Those discussion points come for different reasons for a pair of teams with 2-2 records......

Vanderbilt hires Notre Dame’s Lea as new coach

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Vanderbilt has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Clark Lea as its new head football coach, the school announced Monday night. Lea, a Nashville native who finished his college career as a fullback at Vanderbilt, is expected to be introduced next week. He will continue working with No. 2 Notre Dame,......

No. 2 Notre Dame can’t overlook slumping Syracuse

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc3MzMxMTMxODI0MjE5ODk3/browns-celebrate-pumpkinhead.jpg AP News No. 2 Notre Dame will look to remain unbeaten when it hosts Syracuse on Saturday afternoon in South Bend, Ind. The Fighting Irish already have clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by virtue of a scheduling change this week. Notre Dame (9-0, 8-0......

Notre Dame Secures ACC Championship Game Berth

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman The ACC announced on Tuesday that they will be evaluating the three teams in ACC championship game contention—No. 3 Clemson, Miami and No. 2 Notre Dame—based on a nine-game conference schedule. With this move, the Tigers (8-1) and......

Packers, Notre Dame great Hornung dies at 84

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Paul Hornung, the “Golden Boy” who starred for Notre Dame in the 1950s and the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s, has died at age 84, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Friday. Hornung, born Dec. 23, 1935, in Louisville, Kentucky, was one of only seven players to win the Heisman......

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