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  1. Spring preview: Purdue

    May 15, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT


    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.

  2. Michigan State-Notre Dame working to revive rivalry

    May 14, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

    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.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: Justin Brent

    May 14, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

    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.

  4. Mailbag: Now open

    May 14, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT


    Submit questions below or to @KeithArnold on Twitter.

  5. Spring Preview: Michigan Wolverines

    May 13, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

    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.

  6. Kelly talks about importance of new summer schedule

    May 12, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    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.

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

    May 11, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

    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.

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

    May 10, 2014, 1:03 AM EDT

    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.

  9. Mailbag: Leaving early and early predictions edition

    May 9, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

    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.

  10. Zack Martin picked 16th overall by Dallas Cowboys

    May 9, 2014, 12:45 AM EDT

    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.

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

    May 8, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

    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.

  12. Irish A-to-Z: Hunter Bivin

    May 8, 2014, 1:57 AM EDT


    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.

  13. Mailbag: Open for questions

    May 7, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT


    Drop them in the comments or on Twitter @KeithArnold.

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

    May 6, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    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.

  15. Hendrix, Kiel ready to move into starting roles

    May 6, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

    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.

  16. Irish A-to-Z: Alex Bars

    May 5, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

    Alex Bars

    Next month, Alex Bars comes to campus, adding another talented offensive lineman to Harry Hiestand’s fleet. The tackle prospect has the size and athleticism that made him one of the elite prospects in the country.

  17. Spring Preview: Rice Owls

    May 2, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

    C-USA Championship Game

    Fresh off a 10-win season, it’d be unwise to mistake Rice as a season-opening warm up game. The Owls, winners of Conference USA last season, return to Notre Dame for the first time in 25 years with the hopes of starting the season with a major upset.

  18. Irish A-to-Z: Nicky Baratti

    May 1, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT


    Entering last spring, Nicky Baratti looked like a candidate to win a starting job at safety. But his career trajectory was thrown into doubt when a shoulder injury cost him his sophomore season.

  19. Mailbag: Welcome to the offseason edition

    May 1, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT


    Welcome to our first offseason Mailbag. After a bit of a break, this is going to be a new weekly staple.

  20. Irish A-to-Z: Josh Atkinson

    Apr 29, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Atkinson Jackson track

    We kick off our 83-part series with an alphabetical run through the Notre Dame football roster with a profile on senior cornerback Josh Atkinson.

  21. Irish A-to-Z: A deep dive into the Irish roster

    Apr 29, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    USC Notre Dame Football

    As April gives way to May, spring is preparing to give way to summer. And football feels mighty far away. But as we stare down the abyss and look forward to late August, it’s a perfect time to take a deep dive into the Irish roster.

  22. Mailbag: Open for questions

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT


    It’s been too long. Submit your questions in the comments or via Twitter @KeithArnold.

  23. Under Pressure: Where will the Irish find their pass rush?

    Apr 25, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

    US Presswire

    Notre Dame’s new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder built his defense around pressure and aggression. Now who is going to provide it?

  24. Offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland commits to Irish

    Apr 23, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT

    Northwest Herald / Shaw Media

    Notre Dame closed out their offensive line recruiting on Wednesday, accepting the verbal commitment of Illinois offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder chose the Irish over offers from Cal, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Vanderbilt.

  25. What to expect from Florida transfer Cody Riggs

    Apr 23, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

    Cody Riggs

    Florida transfer Cody Riggs has one season to make an impact at Notre Dame. And he has a great opportunity to do it.