| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:19 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Notre Dame celebration wasn't as fuel-injected on Saturday. A week earlier, a snarling overtime victory inspired jumping and screaming and blissful madness in the mud. This time, the Irish won and exploded from the sideline...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 12:54 PM
TJ Jones' smile lit up the room as he talked about what might have been.
How once he finished dancing in the downpour following Notre Dame's 20-13 overtime takedown of Stanford on Saturday, the best part of the celebration would have unfolded.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Welcome to the midway point of the college football season. It’s been a tumultuous season so far. I had one perfect gambling week, a few break-even weeks, and a couple weeks where I lost all my money. What a wild ride. Oh yeah, the games have been...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:28 AM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On goal-to-go offensive snaps, Oklahoma has big plans: In comes 6-foot-5-inch, 254-pound freshman quarterback Blake Bell. He takes the snap. And he runs forward, and more often than not runs people over and then runs into the end zone....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 2:08 AM
Virginia Tech’s football program has declined this season. That’s beyond dispute. Offense, defense, special teams, coaching.
The overarching question is: How steep and extended will the fall be?
History offers some, but no certain,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:58 AM
If Brian Kelly thought he could help Notre Dame's BCS cause by using his news conference podium as an ad hoc soapbox, stepping up on it and proclaiming the Irish's virtues for all to hear, he said he would.
But he doesn't think that. For better or for...
| Jan 16, 2013
This column was originally published Sept. 17, 2012.
Emotion had been exhausted.
The tank was empty. Manti Te'o was running of fumes. Game over. Now what?
Behind the Notre Dame football team's All-American linebacker, a jazzed-up student section...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly confirmed Thursday that Everett Golson will be the team's starting quarterback when the Irish open the season Sept. 1 against Navy in Dublin.
Kelly announced Golson as the starter after Thursday afternoon practice. The news...
| Aug 26, 2012
26th year (209-98-2 at Tech; 251-121-4 overall in coaching career)
Since the start of last season, a lot of things have changed in connection to Beamer's coaching career. After late Penn State coach Joe Paterno was dismissed from...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:09 PM
SOUTH BEND - The emotion choked Jack Swarbrick as he finally encountered a question that pushed him out of his measured, pragmatic flow.
"There's a lot of tragedy here," the Notre Dame athletic director said at a press conference Wednesday night, hastily...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Notre Dame radio analyst and former star running back Allen Pinkett sees a positive side to the suspensions that Irish coach Brian Kelly has deemed necessary to impose on some high-profile players.
As detailed in a Wednesday column by the Tribune's David...
| Dec 20, 2012
The playoff will be better. Decades overdue, the four-team tournament coming to major college football in 2014 will not only double the present championship pool but also upgrade other prominent bowls.
But the playoff, selecting and seeding its...