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Irish Insights

  • Irish get more watch list honors
    Three more Notre Dame players were named to watch lists.
  • Brindza on Lou Groza watch list
    Notre Dame's Kyle Brindza was named to the preseason watch list for the 2014 Lou Groza Award. The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's best placekicker.
  • Two more Irish land on watch lists
    Notre Dame center Nick Martin was placed on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation's best player at that position.

Notre Dame freshman forward to have surgery

Notre Dame has another injured forward.

Austin Torres, a 6-foot-7 freshman, posted on his Twitter account that he will have knee surgery Thursday. Notre Dame spokeswoman Bernadette Cafarelli confirmed the surgery in an email.

Torres tweeted that he would likely have to sit out this year, but Cafarellie could not confirm the freshman's status for the season.

Torres signed with the Irish on Nov. 14 as part of a four-player class that includes former New Haven standout V.J. Beachem.

Notre Dame sophomore forward Zach Auguste is recovering from a sprained ankle.