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Keith Arnold

  1. Truth continues to trickle out in Te’o saga

    Jan 25, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

    Te'o helmet

    We have likely heard the last words from Manti Te’o and his family about the hoax that started as a sports story and has since turned into a cultural phenomenon. With the story moving from websites like ESPN to pop culture locales like TMZ, Te’o’s appearance yesterday on Katie, former CBS news anchor Katie Couric’s…

  2. Big recruiting weekend begins home stretch

    Jan 25, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

    Eddie Vanderdoes

    It’s a winter wonderland in South Bend. With the first big snowfall of the new year falling earlier this week, Notre Dame will welcome four important guests to a very picturesque campus. For the four warm weather state recruits, a January weekend with temperatures in the 20s will pull no punches, giving kids a true…

  3. Couric talks Te’o interview with Dan Patrick

    Jan 24, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

    Couric Te'o

    While the most highly anticipated episode of “Katie” still hasn’t aired where I live, Katie Couric went on the radio with Dan Patrick to discuss her sit-down with Manti Te’o. Couric came away believing Te’o and his family, in what will likely (hopefully) be one of the final chapters in this very weird saga. “I…

  4. ESPN Report: Te’o’s records confirm phone calls

    Jan 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Lennay Kekua

    With Manti Te’o‘s much anticipated conversation with Katie Couric airing tomorrow afternoon, one of the final chapters in a bizarre story will play out. While this won’t likely end any of the conspiracy theories or fascination about what really happened, one of the most important pieces of information seems to have just trickled out of…

  5. The road to 85

    Jan 22, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT


    It’s a dead sprint for Brian Kelly and his staff. Two years of hard work identifying, evaluating and developing relationships with recruits hits the home stretch, with the Notre Dame staff doing its best to finalize a recruiting class that’s expected to be one of the best in the nation. Finishing off that class is…

  6. Final Rivals 100 list filled with Irish recruits

    Jan 21, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

    Jaylon Smith

    A final stamp was put on the Rivals 100 prospect ranking for 2013 and it confirms what we all have known for quite some time. Notre Dame’s recruiting class is good. Of the top 100 players in the country, the Irish have accepted the commitment of five players, including three of the top 30. One…

  7. I still believe in Manti Te’o

    Jan 19, 2013, 2:17 AM EDT

    Notre Dame v Michigan State

    I still believe in Manti Te’o. I’m not sure what that says about me. Certainly something different than yesterday, when the story had Te’o pegged as a co-conspirator in one of the strangest most depressing stories to come out of the sports world in a long, long time. Yet I can’t shake the fact that…

  8. Friday football talk: All-Stars, Recruiting and more

    Jan 18, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Notre Dame-Purdue

    As the pendulum continues to swing on the Manti Te’o situation, I thought it’d help all of us to talk a little football around these parts. While I plan to dive back into those murky waters later, let’s cleanse the palate and get back to the gridiron. Tomorrow kicks off a slew of college all-star…

  9. Analyzing the different angles of the Te’o situation

    Jan 17, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT

    2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation

    We look forward to getting back to Notre Dame football coverage. With college all-star games being played and recruiting taking some wild twists and turns, getting the focus off the soap opera surrounding Manti Te’o would be a welcome change after a very long night and morning. Still, it’s hard to quantify just how large…

  10. Deadspin’s Timothy Burke discusses breaking Te’o story

    Jan 17, 2013, 3:15 AM EDT


    As the hours roll on, we’ll likely learn much more about the elaborate prank that turned Manti Te’o’s life upside down. As Deadspin’s initial report brings the hive mind to the search party, we’ll learn more and more about people like Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a character that’ll likely become more and more despicable as the facts…

  11. The legend of Manti Te’o just got more complicated

    Jan 16, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Te'o helmet

    Much of what made the 2012 Notre Dame football season feel magical is unraveling before our very eyes. The Irish, who deftly walked a tightrope of destiny to the national championship game, were swiftly knocked to the ground by mighty Alabama. The head coach that conjured up the third year magic captured by legends like…

  12. Senior Bowl great reward for Cave

    Jan 16, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    Braxston Cave received a big invitation, accepting the opportunity to play at the Senior Bowl, the premiere All-Star competition for graduating college football players heading to the NFL. The local Granger product will head to Mobile, Alabama, taking part in practices with representatives from every NFL team in attendance, before playing in the game on…

  13. Five recruits enroll at Notre Dame early

    Jan 15, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    James Onwualu

    Notre Dame begins the spring semester today. With that brings the start of five recruits’ football careers with the Irish. Offensive lineman Steve Elmer, tight end Mike Heuerman, wide receiver James Onwualu, wide receiver Corey Robinson and quarterback Malik Zaire all moved into their dorms over the weekend, becoming the first members of one of…

  14. Cierre Wood will enter the NFL Draft

    Jan 14, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

    Irish running back Wood runs for a 68 yard touchdown against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the first half of their NCAA college football game at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend

    In one of the worst kept secrets surrounding the Notre Dame football team, running back Cierre Wood has declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft, bypassing his final year of eligibility with the Irish. Wood sat out his freshman year before leading the Irish in rushing in two of the last three seasons, including an…

  15. Official: Brian Kelly staying put at Notre Dame

    Jan 12, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    After nearly 72 hours of radio silence from South Bend, Notre Dame has announced that their head football coach isn’t going anywhere. Brian Kelly will remain at Notre Dame for a fourth season, ending an agonizing wait for Irish fans waiting to hear from either the university or its coach. Word broke earlier this week…

  16. Getting used to it

    Jan 11, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    Kelly Swarbrick Jenkins

    Brian Kelly made more than a few Notre Dame fans bristle when he eschewed a 36-yard field goal and took to the air against Tulsa in his first season as Irish head coach, letting freshman quarterback Tommy Rees target All-American Michael Floyd on a jump ball in the end zone. The result of the pass…

  17. Reports: Anzalone decommits from Irish, will enroll at UF

    Jan 10, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT


    In a recruitment that saw more than its share of twists and turns, Alex Anzalone has pulled another one at the eleventh hour — he’s pulling his commitment from Notre Dame and enrolling early at Florida. After being committed to Urban Meyer at Ohio State, Anzalone pledged to the Irish a few weeks later. That…

  18. Reports: Kelly talked with Eagles about head coaching job

    Jan 10, 2013, 12:21 AM EDT

    Notre Dame head coach Kelly walks the sideline in the fourth quarter against Alabama during their NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami

    Talk about a good way to forget about a 28-point loss in the National Championship game. Fresh off Notre Dame’s 42-14 loss to Alabama, multiple reports swirled Wednesday night that Brian Kelly discussed the Eagles head coaching vacancy with Philadelphia brass on Tuesday. ESPN reporters Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported that Kelly interviewed with…

  19. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Alabama

    Jan 9, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Alabama Crimson Tide's head coach Nick Saban holds up The Coaches Trophy after the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Miami

    That resounding thud you heard Monday night was reality setting in for millions of Notre Dame fans. After a season where just about everything went right for the Irish, after echoes were awaken, odds were defied, and luck had returned, it was hard for even the most jaded of fans not to feel like they…

  20. Five things we learned: Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14

    Jan 8, 2013, 2:26 AM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — There will be a silver lining in all of this. But for now, Notre Dame’s disappointing performance in their 42-14 loss to Alabama outweighs everything. “It definitely sucks, to be quite honest,” Manti Te’o said after the game, seated next to his head coach and teammates for a final time as…

  21. Clock strikes midnight on Irish’s Cinderella season

    Jan 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Nick Saban was handed the Coaches’ Trophy just minutes before Monday night turned into Tuesday morning. But the clock struck midnight far earlier for Notre Dame, as the Crimson Tide ended Notre Dame’s Cinderella season in the game’s first fifteen minutes. After a season where Notre Dame went from unranked to…

  22. Live blog — Notre Dame vs. Alabama

    Jan 7, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Notre Dame v Alabama

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  — It’s finally time. With thousands of fans in the stadium and thousands more outside Sun Life Stadium looking for tickets, it’s time to play for the national championship. After opening the season in Dublin, concluding the regular season on the West Coast, the Irish now take to South Florida for the…

  23. Final Questions: Notre Dame vs. Alabama

    Jan 7, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT

    Discover BCS National Championship - Head Coaches Press Conference

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  — After a wait that felt almost biblical, Notre Dame and Alabama will finally play for the BCS National Championship. After over 40 days of breaking down match-ups, digging deeper into opponents, and hypothesizing about one of college football’s dream match-ups, it’s time to play the game. Let’s run through some final…

  24. Ten players, ten reasons: Manti Te’o

    Jan 7, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

    Te'o Victory Stanford

    The final entry in a series on ten below-the-radar players whose performances helped key the Irish’s run to the national title game. Others include Zeke Motta, Danny Spond, TJ Jones, Prince Shembo, Theo Riddick, Kapron Lewis-Moore,  Tommy Rees, Mike Golic Jr. and Stephon Tuitt. MIAMI — It’s a stretch to think that Manti Te’o —…

  25. Ten players, ten reasons: Stephon Tuitt

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

    Stanford v Notre Dame

    The ninth in a series on ten below-the-radar players whose performances helped key the Irish’s run to the national title game. Others include Zeke Motta, Danny Spond, TJ Jones, Prince Shembo, Theo Riddick, Kapron Lewis-Moore,  Tommy Rees and Mike Golic Jr. With Notre Dame fans eager for revenge against Michigan after three straight heart breaking…