| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly announcedSaturday that senior starting outside linebacker Danny Spond has told the team he is giving up football because of medical reasons.
Kelly said that the Spond family would release a statement about the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:16 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Sometimes you get the bear ...
... And, sometimes the bear gets you.
Over the course of a two-hour football practice, at any level, stuff can happen. Often times, strange stuff.
The key is, though, to have that stuff happen when a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:13 PM
NOTRE DAME – The LaBar Practice Complex is a proving ground for two Notre Dame tailbacks.
One is trying to become the main horse for the Irish offense, not just a one-trick pony.
The other is hoping to finally stay in the race.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:48 AM
You hear all the time how players will run through a brick wall for coaches they respect and admire.
But as Notre Dame back Cam McDaniel found out the hard way, it's impossible to get through a gauntlet sled that is turned around backward.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:15 AM
SOUTH BEND - It doesn’t seem plausible that someone 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds and who once capsized a blocking sled twice on camera in practice would slip into the category of media/fan afterthought.
But that’s where Notre Dame junior tight...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:56 AM
SOUTH BEND -- There was no deeply symbolic reason for the change, no nod to a Notre Dame defensive unit ready to take on life after Manti Te’o.
Irish fifth-year senior linebacker Dan Fox got a haircut this summer for the first time in four years,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:50 AM
For Eddie Vanderdoes, a difficult spring and early summer gave way Wednesday to football and relief.
The freshman defensive end from Auburn (Calif.) Placer High went through his first practice with UCLA, less than two weeks after the NCAA ruled him...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
MARION, Ind. - Perhaps the most revealing nuggets from the Notre Dame football team’s relatively clandestine off-campus training camp venture is that backup safety Chris Badger might be the most proficient rock climber on the team and that the...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When I was at the interview for my Global Entry card — a program that allows faster passage through Customs upon return to the U.S. — one of the last things the Customs and Border Protection officer said before I left was this, "Don't get...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 3:30 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Running a route across the middle, TJ Jones knows exactly what’s going to happen. It’s going to hurt.
Diving in a tank with seven large sharks swimming around?
Not quite as predictable.
That’s one of the major...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:28 AM
Matt Dickerson knew the day he stepped on Notre Dame’s campus that he found his future home.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound defensive lineman from San Mateo, Calif., arrived on Friday for his two-day visit. On Saturday, he gave a verbal commitment to...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:04 AM
SOUTH BEND -- About 20 feet to Brian Kelly's right, hanging on a wall inside the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, was Notre Dame's 2013 schedule.
Beneath the 12 regular season games was listed something a bit different than last year's version....