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Irish roll to huge Top 10 win, dominate fourth quarter

SOUTH BEND – Early in the season, Notre Dame started fast, but struggled to put teams away, leaving the Irish to sweat out the fourth quarter against opponents that should ha ...

September 30, 2018 1:40 am


Sinn AP Poll: Week 5

Week 5 ended up mostly going chalk near the top of the rankings, and there now appears to be a pretty clear Top 8 of undefeated teams after Notre Dame pulled away to beat Stanford ...

September 30, 2018 6:40 pm


Pregame: No. 8 Notre Dame (4-0) vs. No. 7 Stanford (4-0)

SOUTH BEND – Tonight's game between Notre Dame and Stanford will answer a lot of questions. On paper, it's a Top 10 matchup, but it's unclear whether either of these teams wi ...

September 29, 2018 6:40 pm


Notre Dame beats No. 7 Stanford, remains undefeated

SOUTH BEND –  How it Happened The first quarter was dominated by a pair of huge run plays, one by each team. After Notre Dame got stopped on 4th-and-1 near midfield o ...

September 29, 2018 11:16 pm


Halftime: Notre Dame 21, Stanford 14

SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams sat out the first four games of the season, reportedly because of disciplinary issues over the summer. He returned tonigh ...

September 29, 2018 9:50 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 4

Week 4 was wild. Weeks like this are why college football is my favorite sport to watch and follow. Old Dominion beat Virginia Tech by two touchdowns. Army took Oklahoma to overtim ...

September 23, 2018 7:50 pm


Brian Kelly suggests more time for quarterback Ian Book

At his post-practice press conference Thursday, Brian Kelly was asked about his quarterback situation and whether Ian Book would see the field Saturday against Vanderbilt. This is ...

September 20, 2018 8:50 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 3

Week 3 featured several games between Top 25 teams, including a top-tier matchup in Auburn-LSU that lived up to the billing and then some. There was a shakeup in the Top 10 after W ...

September 16, 2018 6:20 pm


Halftime: No. 8 Notre Dame 16, Vanderbilt 3

SOUTH BEND – Everyone panicking after Notre Dame struggled to put Ball State away last week has probably been assuaged, at least a little. The Irish have played very well for ...

September 15, 2018 4:20 pm


Notre Dame defeats Vanderbilt

SOUTH BEND – How it Happened Trailing by five points, Vanderbilt (2-1) had a chance to win the game at the end. The Commodores took over at their own 20 with 3:39 left. A ...

September 15, 2018 6:20 pm


Notre Dame survives again, opens 3-0 for first time since 2015

SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame is making a habit of starting fast and then holding on for victories. That pattern continued Saturday when the Irish scored the game's first 16 points ...

September 15, 2018 9:10 pm


Pregame: Notre Dame (2-0) vs. Vanderbilt (2-0)

SOUTH BEND – After talking to Notre Dame players this week, it's clear they'll be ready to play against Vanderbilt. Cornerback Julian Love said he was "frustrated" by his tea ...

September 15, 2018 11:43 am


Brian Kelly Weekly Press Conference: Vanderbilt

After his team narrowly defeated Ball State on Saturday, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that he had to do a better job of getting his team prepared to play. As the Irish get rea ...

September 11, 2018 7:00 pm


Sinn's AP Poll: Week 2

After the bevy of high-profile matchups that dotted the college football landscape in Week 1, the schedule cooled down in Week 2, leaving most of the top teams in the country unsca ...

September 9, 2018 5:20 pm


Irish add to recruiting class

Notre Dame football added a recruit to its 2019 class Sunday when Kendall Abdur-Rahman, a three-star wide receiver from Edwardsville, Illinois, committed to the Irish. Abdur-Rahm ...

September 9, 2018 10:10 pm