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  1. Memorial Weekend notes: Martin, recruiting, scheduling and more

    May 23, 2014, 2:06 PM EST

    Matt Cashore - USA Today Sports

    Let’s go around the world as we kickoff Memorial Day weekend. Read about Chuck Martin’s epic interview with Irish Illustrated, Brian Kelly’s scheduling dilemma, recruiting news and more.

  2. Spring Update: Stanford

    May 22, 2014, 1:02 PM EST


    Even without defensive coordinator Derek Mason, and the loss of standouts Trent Murphy, Shayne Skov, David Yankey and Ben Gardner, Stanford is expected to once again be a top ten team. We take a closer look at David Shaw’s team post-spring with the Stanford Daily’s Joseph Beyda.

  3. Tax returns show Charlie Weis still earning big cash from Notre Dame

    May 21, 2014, 3:41 PM EST

    Charlie Weis

    Former athletic director Kevin White’s 10-year contract extension is the gift that keeps on giving to former Irish head coach Charlie Weis. New federal tax documents show that Weis is still cashing seven-figure checks.

  4. Irish A-to-Z: Jonathan Bonner

    May 21, 2014, 1:17 AM EST


    Our tour of the Irish roster continues with incoming freshman defensive end Jonathan Bonner. The St. Louis Dispatch’s Defensive Player of the Year could be one of the under-the-radar answers to the pass rush question.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Grant Blankenship

    May 21, 2014, 12:28 AM EST

    Our Irish A-to-Z series continues with Grant Blankenship, an incoming freshman from Texas. Read more about Notre Dame’s new defensive end.

  6. Kelly talks program building (and more)

    May 20, 2014, 1:29 PM EST

    Brian Kelly podium

    Brian Kelly caught up with FoxSports’s Bruce Feldman to talk about a variety of topics inside his Notre Dame football program.

  7. Spring Update: Syracuse

    May 20, 2014, 12:24 PM EST

    Terrel Hunt

    In the first game of Notre Dame’s ACC scheduling pact, the Irish will face Syracuse. Giving us a spring update on the Orange is Syracuse football writer John Cassillo from Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician.

  8. Kelly hints at changes to stadium, playing field

    May 19, 2014, 12:14 PM EST


    With graduation weekend behind us, the installation of FieldTurf in Notre Dame Stadium will begin imminently. Brian Kelly talked about the plans for the new playing surface.

  9. Mailbag: Transfers, death of the 3-4, and more

    May 16, 2014, 4:41 PM EST

    From potential transfer Ty Isaac to the Irish’s preferred defensive alignments, we tackle quite a bit in this Friday’s mailbag.

  10. Irish A-to-Z: Kyle Brindza

    May 15, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

    Kyle Brindza, Ben Turk

    Entering his final season in South Bend, specialist Kyle Brindza is a valuable asset for head coach Brian Kelly. The team’s kickoff man, placekicker and punter, Brindza is a one-man special teams unit.

  11. Spring preview: Purdue

    May 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EST


    Last year was the first for Darrell Hazell, and it was an ugly one. Outside of playing Notre Dame tough, the Boilermakers trudged through an ugly season, finishing 1-11 with their lone victory over Indiana State. Travis Miller, the editor of Hammer and Rails, gives us a spring update on the Boilermakers.

  12. Michigan State-Notre Dame working to revive rivalry

    May 14, 2014, 6:28 PM EST

    Kelly Dantonio

    While it hasn’t gotten the headlines of the rivalry between the Irish and the Wolverines, Notre Dame’s long-running series with Michigan State has also become part of the collateral damage from conference expansion.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: Justin Brent

    May 14, 2014, 3:08 PM EST

    Justin Brent twitter

    Instead of finishing up high school and running track at Speedway Sparkplugs, Justin Brent left Indianapolis and spent the spring in South Bend. Read more about our next Irish A-to-Z profile.

  14. Mailbag: Now open

    May 14, 2014, 2:24 PM EST


    Submit questions below or to @KeithArnold on Twitter.

  15. Spring Preview: Michigan Wolverines

    May 13, 2014, 12:09 PM EST

    Notre Dame v Michigan

    Notre Dame is set to play Michigan on September 6. It’s their last chance to beat the Wolverines until the series takes an indefinite break while athletic directors Jack Swarbrick and Dave Brandon hash out their differences. Maize N Brew writer Adam Biggers gives us an update on the Wolverines.

  16. Kelly talks about importance of new summer schedule

    May 12, 2014, 1:25 PM EST

    Brian Kelly, Everett Golson

    With changes to the NCAA rules, the transition from spring football to summer is about to change. And while Brian Kelly has talked briefly about the opportunities that gives him and his coaching staff, he went a bit more in depth on the subject.

  17. Shembo, Jackson and Jones selected on Day Three of NFL Draft

    May 11, 2014, 12:10 PM EST

    Prince Shembo

    Prince Shembo, Bennett Jackson and TJ Jones were all selected on the third day of the NFL Draft, making that eight former Notre Dame players selected in the 2014 draft. That’s the highest total in 20 years, when Lou Holtz’s squad produced 10 selections.

  18. Tuitt, Niklas, Nix and Watt go in draft’s second day

    May 10, 2014, 1:03 AM EST

    NCAA Football: Purdue at Notre Dame

    Notre Dame had four former players taken on the NFL Draft’s second day, with Stephon Tuitt, Troy Niklas, Louis Nix and Chris Watt all selected. At the end of the third round, only LSU joined Notre Dame with five players selected.

  19. Mailbag: Leaving early and early predictions edition

    May 9, 2014, 6:52 PM EST

    Moshood Adeniji, Stephon Tuitt

    In this edition of the mailbag, we hit on the million-dollar decision of leaving early as well as some early predictions for next year’s squad.

  20. Zack Martin picked 16th overall by Dallas Cowboys

    May 9, 2014, 12:45 AM EST

    Zack Martin

    After a long drought, Notre Dame’s recent success in the first round continued with Zack Martin. The former Irish offensive lineman was taken 16th overall by the Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame’s fourth first rounder in the last three years.

  21. NFL Draft: Tracking where experts think Irish players get picked

    May 8, 2014, 1:26 PM EST

    New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Rutgers v Notre Dame

    Today is the day. Months of mock drafts will hit the cyber-recycling bin. Endless hours of debate and discussion about the virtual rise and fall of college football players who haven’t taken a snap in almost five months ends tonight.

  22. Irish A-to-Z: Hunter Bivin

    May 8, 2014, 1:57 AM EST


    While he spent his first year in the program with a redshirt on, Hunter Bivin is another promising offensive line prospect collected by Harry Hiestand.

  23. Mailbag: Open for questions

    May 7, 2014, 5:19 PM EST


    Drop them in the comments or on Twitter @KeithArnold.

  24. Irish add commitment from WR C.J. Sanders

    May 6, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

    Photo: George Walker IV / THE TENNESSEAN

    Just as things had seemed to quiet on the football front, Notre Dame’s coaching staff received an important commitment for the 2015 recruiting class. Tennessee wide receiver C.J. Sanders gave the Irish a verbal commitment, choosing Notre Dame over offers from Cal, Georgia, Northwestern, Stanford, Tennessee, USC and others.

  25. Hendrix, Kiel ready to move into starting roles

    May 6, 2014, 2:54 PM EST

    Andrew Hendrix Stanford

    While Andrew Hendrix and Gunner Kiel weren’t able to win the starting quarterback job at Notre Dame, they look to have made good on their decisions to transfer.