Oct 14, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
While off-the-field issues have stolen plenty of headlines lately for both programs, Notre Dame and Florida State meet in a battle of Top Five teams that has the makings of a game of the year candidate.
Oct 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
While the news of DaVaris Daniels’ departure broke just minutes before Brian Kelly was set to hit the podium, the Irish head coach gave a significant update on his five suspended players during his Tuesday afternoon comments. Defensive end Ishaq Williams told his head coach that he wouldn’t play during the 2014 season. But Kelly left the door open that Williams might return and finish his eligibility in 2015.
Oct 14, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT
Another piece of finality has arrived in the ongoing suspensions of Notre Dame’s five football players. Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels will not return to Notre Dame.
Oct 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
After an early-season reshuffling, Notre Dame’s offensive line will get its biggest test of the year on Saturday. The starting five in charge of protecting Everett Golson will have to go into hostile territory and take on Florida State’s star-studded defensive line.
Oct 13, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Amidst a university disciplinary hearing and two damning media reports from Fox Sports and the New York Times, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has no intention of doing anything but playing football next weekend. The returning Heisman Trophy winner might have storm clouds surrounding him, but he says he’ll be on the field in Doak Campbell Stadium next weekend.
Oct 13, 2014, 10:09 AM EDT
That the Irish took the Tar Heels’ best shot and still ended up victorious is worth something. Just what that something is might be defined as the games roll on.
Oct 12, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT
On a Saturday where Notre Dame failed to get any sacks, the Irish landed a pass-rusher for the future. New Orleans’ Bo Wallace committed to the Irish on Sunday, announcing the decision on Twitter. Wallace and his parents were in South Bend this weekend for his official visit, taking in the North Carolina game and campus.
Oct 11, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT
Every one of the 80,000-plus bodies in Notre Dame Stadium knew that North Carolina was ready to spring a trap on Notre Dame. But wouldn’t you know it, the Irish stepped in it any way.
Oct 11, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT
After a week filled with off-field distractions, Notre Dame takes the field with aims of getting to 6-0. Sandwiched between tough games with Stanford and Florida State, the Irish take on a 2-3 North Carolina team that’s yet to put together a complete game.
Oct 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
On a Notre Dame roster with plenty of famous fathers, none are as imposing as David Robinson. Sure, it helps that he’s a a seven-footer. But the former Hall of Fame basketball star from the San Antonio Spurs is one of the all-time greats to ever play the game, casting quite a shadow every Saturday he’s spotted at a Notre Dame football game.
Oct 11, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT
Sorry about the mailbag getting pushed back. Yesterday (and the last 48 hours) were pretty hectic. As the Irish get set to take the field against the Tar Heels, let’s get to some questions.
Oct 11, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT
You probably didn’t expect to see Elijah Shumate and Cole Luke among the most important players on the emerging Notre Dame defense. But the junior safety and sophomore cornerback were both thrust into starting roles, with captain Austin Collinsworth injuring his knee 48 hours before the season opener and cornerback KeiVarae Russell losing the season due to an Honor Code violation discovered this summer.
Oct 11, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT
While the game is now in the rearview mirror, tight end Ben Koyack and quarterback Everett Golson were kind enough to relive their 4th-and-11 winning touchdown connection for NBC’s production team.
Oct 10, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
While the fate of Notre Dame’s five suspended players has yet to be confirmed by anyone officially involved with the investigation, cornerback KeiVarae Russell will not play in 2014. The preseason All-American candidate has received news from Notre Dame’s Honor Committee and addressed his teammates with the news on Thursday, two different sources confirmed.
Oct 10, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
After a week of imminent distractions, Notre Dame gets prepared to take to the field and get to 6-0. On Saturday, only North Carolina stands in their way, not the Honor Code hearings still lingering on, nor the uncertainty of teammates still in a holding pattern after an academic indiscretion was uncovered in late July.
Oct 9, 2014, 11:43 PM EDT
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly met with the media on Thursday after practice. As The Observer’s Mike Monaco points out, it’s the 23rd different time he’s met with the media since Rev. John Jenkins and Jack Swarbrick announced their academic investigation on August 15th.
Oct 9, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT
Last week, Notre Dame beat Stanford thanks to shutting down Stanford’s Ty Montgomery. The most explosive athlete on the Cardinal roster, Montgomery had already put together some highlight reel moments this season, showcasing a 40-inch vertical and game-breaking ability on special teams.
Oct 9, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT
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Oct 8, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT
Notre Dame started the all-important month of October off with a win against Stanford. This weekend they return to their new ACC roots, welcoming Larry Fedora’s North Carolina squad to South Bend. The Daily Tar Heel’s Daniel Wilco gets us ready for this Saturday’s game.
Oct 7, 2014, 11:52 PM EDT
Sandwiched between big-time, national matchups, Notre Dame and North Carolina meet this Saturday in South Bend. And while Irish fans have been calling this game a trap since August, Brian Kelly talked a little bit about the mindset that’s needed when dealing with a schedule that includes headliners and landmines, all worth the same at the end.
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