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  1. Five things we learned: 85th annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 12, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    A new quarterback depth chart. A new surface coming to Notre Dame Stadium. Unseen weapons making their presence felt all afternoon. There are plenty of takeaways from the 85th annual Blue-Gold game.

  2. Live Blog — 85th Annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

    Getty Images - Jonathan Daniel

    It feels like forever since we gathered in late December to watch the Irish finish the season in rather painful fashion against Rutgers in the House that Steinbrenner built. But we’re back for the 85th annual Blue-Gold game, and another live blog of the festivities.

  3. WATCH LIVE: Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game

    Apr 12, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT

    Brian Kelly - vs. Michigan

    It’s the final practice for the Irish until they return to the field for fall camp in August. With kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. EDT, you can watch the game on NBCSN or via the steaming link below.

  4. Pregame Six Pack: 85th annual Blue-Gold game

    Apr 11, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Everett Golson

    Spring is here. Football is in Notre Dame Stadium. As the Irish get ready to do battle in the 85th annual Blue-Gold game, here’s a pregame six pack to get your ready for the action.

  5. Finding Five: Shuffling offensive line pieces still possible

    Apr 10, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

    USA Today Sports

    As Notre Dame tries to replace long-time starters Zack Martin and Chris Watt, Brian Kelly and Harry Hiestand are still tinkering with finding their five best offensive linemen.

  6. Blue-Gold game: Ten Irish players to watch

    Apr 9, 2014, 2:31 AM EDT

    Elmer

    With Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold game scheduled for this Saturday, we’re taking a closer look at 10 players you need to watch.

  7. Notre Dame-Georgia series in the future?

    Apr 8, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly podium

    After finalizing an ACC scheduling pact that begins in 2014, a CBS Sports report has Notre Dame and Georgia on the verge of agreeing to a home-and-home series that begins in 2018.

  8. Blue-Gold game an important progress report for Golson

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Everett Golson

    Nobody will confuse Saturday’s Blue-Gold game with a real football game. But for the first time since that fateful January night against Alabama, Everett Golson will be taking snaps that count.

    Sort of.

  9. Defensive back Nicco Fertitta commits to the Irish

    Apr 5, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Fertitta

    Notre Dame received their sixth recruiting commitment of the 2015 class on Saturday, with Las Vegas safety Nicco Fertitta pledging to the Irish. He’s the third recruit to pick Notre Dame in the last week.

  10. Spring Practice: Practice 11 breakdown

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Air Force

    After two practices outside, the Irish head back inside Loftus, for another practice in their friendly indoor facility. Here’s your overly in-depth look at the latest (and final) UND.com practice video from April 4.

  11. Rashad Kinlaw dismissed from Notre Dame football program

    Apr 4, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore / Irish Illustrated

    Brian Kelly announced Friday that rising sophomore cornerback Rashad Kinlaw has been dismissed from the Irish football program.

  12. Spring brings new challenges to Elston and defensive line

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

    Mike Elston

    Tasked with installing a new system and replacing potential first round draft picks Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt, Mike Elston has a lot on his plate this spring. Made available to the media on Wednesday, Elston gave us a progress report.

  13. Next generation on offensive line is ready to contribute

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:28 PM EDT

    Elmer

    Notre Dame’s offensive line has been anchored by Zack Martin and a stable of veterans since Brian Kelly arrived. But with Martin and Chris Watt gone, a new generation is picking up the slack. And anchored by Ronnie Stanley, Steve Elmer and Mike McGlinchey, the future looks bright.

  14. Spring Practice: Skill position breakdown

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

    Steffon Batts, Corey Robinson

    With Notre Dame halfway through their spring practices leading up to the Blue-Gold game, it’s time to over-analyze another UND.com practice report video.

  15. Remembering Rockne, 83 years later

    Mar 31, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

    Knute Rockne

    On this day 83 years ago, college football’s most iconic coach died in a plane crash.

  16. Making sense of middle linebacker

    Mar 31, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Even without the news that Jarrett Grace underwent more surgery to try and heal his broken right leg, Notre Dame’s plans at inside linebacker are far from clear.

  17. Irish add commitment from Texas WR Jalen Guyton

    Mar 30, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT

    Dallas Morning News

    Notre Dame has added another Lone Star state prospect to its recruiting pipeline, receiving the verbal commitment of Allen, Texas’ Jalen Guyton. The 6-foot-1 wide receiver became the fifth member of the class of 2015, the first receiver of the group. Guyton had offers from almost 20 programs including Baylor, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M…

  18. Grace undergoes another leg surgery

    Mar 29, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

    Temple v Notre Dame

    Senior linebacker Jarrett Grace underwent another surgery on his injured right leg. Grace had a rod inserted to help stimulate bone growth Friday, as he continues his recovery from a broken fibula suffered against Arizona State last year. The surgery will hopefully help the rising senior linebacker recover in time for next season. “Remember he…

  19. Irish land Dallas safety Prentice McKinney

    Mar 28, 2014, 9:52 AM EDT

    Rivals

    Gearing up for a big junior day weekend, Notre Dame got an early return from a recruit that’s yet to visit campus. Dallas safety Prentice McKinney committed to the Irish sight unseen, giving area recruiter Kerry Cooks another talented Texas product. The jumbo-sized safety, who is somewhere in the 6-foot-2 range (some places have him…

  20. Denbrock tasked with leading (and evolving) offense

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:51 PM EDT

    Yes, Brian Kelly will call the plays next season. But that takes nothing away from the responsibilities Mike Denbrock now has. After Chuck Martin took the head coaching job at Miami (Ohio), Kelly turned the keys to the offensive meeting room over to his most trusted advisor, with the clear objective of making the offense…