| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:52 PM
For the first time Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly spoke to reporters Tuesday about the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax and Kelly’s flirtation with the National Football League.
While on a recruiting trip, he spoke to reporters over the phone....
| Apr 17, 2013
Somewhere in Phil Emery's Halas Hall office, perhaps in a fireproof safe, is a folder.
It might disintegrate if touched without special gloves.
Maybe it is marked "Top Secret."
In it is "The Draft Plan."
It's not fully formed yet, but it's getting...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Deflate the balls until they are prunes, switch the jerseys until Lane Kiffin is wearing one, and it still won't detract from one undeniable USC truth.
Marqise Lee is the best college football player in the country.
Talk about firing the coach, rip...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:50 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Forget what the Notre Dame Stadium ticket brochures say. The best seat in the house is in the defensive huddle before a goal-line stand.
One day NBC will figure out how to stick a camera in the middle of all those gold helmets...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Ankles and offseasons have not been a good mix for Notre Dame senior power forward Tom Knight.
Expected to make a jump into the rotation following a 27-7 Irish season in 2010-11, the 6-10, 258-pound Knight suffered a serious right ankle injury in the...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
This weekend's very impatient, 6-year-old kid-like, takeaway question is: Why wait?
Can't we just convene a council of BCS bishops and start the four-team playoff now?
It would be just like college football to have two spots available this year for four...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:02 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Even before the goal-line stand against Stanford, even before the sledgehammer mysteriously showed up in the locker room one day and became their symbol, the Notre Dame football team's defense was one page, one chord, one voice.
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:20 PM
To flamboyant former Oklahoma All-America linebacker Brian Bosworth, the Heisman Trophy sends college football a flawed message by design.
"I wish it wasn't holding the football,'' Bosworth said of the famous 25-pound bronze statue of a...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:31 PM
It is a matchup dripping in tradition, pitting a team from the industrial Midwest against a wind-swept prairie powerhouse.
One is the most most-victorious program in college history, instantly identifiable by its helmets. The other is rooted in redness...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 9:43 PM
NORMAN, Okla. -- Legends often grow from games the stature of Saturday night's college football showdown at Memorial Stadium, so naturally Notre Dame tradition came to mind as the Irish took Owen Field against Oklahoma.
They were missing a gifted...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Following its impressive 30-13 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night, Notre Dame jumped one spot to No. 4 in the Associated Press college football poll released Sunday. The Irish are also ranked fourth in the USA Today coaches poll.
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Critics and pundits alike have been wondering if anyone can dethrone the Southeastern Conference from college football's elite status.
Six straight BCS national championships have made the SEC the envy of most in the college ranks. If the SEC is Miss...