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Wake's Jessie Bates III ruled out for game at Notre Dame

Wake Forest defensive back Jessie Bates III, a Fort Wayne native, will not play in Saturday's game at Notre Dame because of an injury, Demon Deacons coach Dave Clawson announced Tuesday.

October 31, 2017 1:20 pm


Notre Dame up to No. 5 in AP poll

SOUTH BEND — Where will Notre Dame be on Tuesday night when the selection committee for the College Football Playoff releases its first Top 25? Right now, polls indicate ...

October 29, 2017 2:30 pm


Pregame: Notre Dame (6-1) vs. North Carolina State (6-1)

SOUTH BEND — This game will tell us whether ninth-ranked Notre Dame knows how to handle prosperity. After an emotional win last week over their biggest rival, the ...

October 28, 2017 3:30 pm


Notre Dame pummels NC State for 6th straight win

SOUTH BEND — Another week, another blowout victory for Notre Dame. Josh Adams buoyed his candidacy for the Heisman Trophy with 202 rushing yards, and Julian Love retur ...

October 28, 2017 7:40 pm


Notebook: Irish thrive on mindset to dominate

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame played a near perfect game last week against Southern California, a team that humiliated the Irish last season, 45-27. With Notre Dame's 49- ...

October 29, 2017 3:20 am


Halftime thoughts: Notre Dame 21, North Carolina State 14

SOUTH BEND — There was a feeling-out process Notre Dame went through in the first quarter, which ended 7-7, but the Irish outgained North Carolina State 135-62 in t ...

October 28, 2017 5:50 pm


Notebook: Coney thanks Irish for sticking with him

SOUTH BEND – Te'von Coney knows Notre Dame could have kicked him off the team after his arrest last year, which is why the junior linebacker expressed his gratitude to c ...

October 26, 2017 1:40 am


Brian Kelly named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

The national recognition keeps coming for ninth-ranked Notre Dame. Irish coach Brian Kelly was announced Tuesday as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week.

October 24, 2017 1:50 pm


Irish run, run, running to success

SOUTH BEND — Does Notre Dame even need to throw the football? It might sound like an ill-conceived question in an era of passing, but the 13th-ranked Irish (6-1) are s ...

October 22, 2017 5:10 am


Pregame: Notre Dame (5-1) vs. Southern California (6-1)

SOUTH BEND — Southern California coach Clay Helton jokingly said this week he would sleep with the Jeweled Shillelagh, a foot-long trophy made of oak or blackthorn ...

October 21, 2017 6:50 pm


Halftime thoughts: Notre Dame 28, Southern California 0

SOUTH BEND — Everything that could go right for Notre Dame, did. Everything that could go wrong for Southern California, did. It was that kind of a first half at ...

October 21, 2017 9:40 pm


Handing out Notre Dame's midseason awards

SOUTH BEND – Before the season, I thought Notre Dame would win eight or nine games. The question to ask now might be, "Are the Irish going to be a contender for the College F ...

October 18, 2017 11:10 pm


Brandon Wimbush '100 percent' healthy

Coming out of the bye week, Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush is 100 percent healthy, coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday at his weekly news conference.

October 17, 2017 1:40 pm


Irish get passing grade at season's midway point

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame has reached the midpoint of the season at 5-1, which is "pleasing," according to coach Brian Kelly. The 16th-ranked Irish have beaten Temple, Boston ...

October 12, 2017 1:50 am


Kelly labels Wimbush a game-day decision

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush will be a game-day decision for Saturday's contest at North Carolina, according to an update provided Thursday by coach Brian Kelly. Wimbus ...

October 5, 2017 8:20 pm