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  1. Five things we learned: Notre Dame 23, BYU 13

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore - USA Today

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before an emotional Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium, Brian Kelly made sure the message to his team was very clear. “We told them that, you’ll get a chance to kiss your mom again,” Kelly said after the game. “But you’ll remember winning the game. That’s the most important thing.” And win…

  2. Danny Spond’s rise above adversity

    Nov 23, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Danny Spond

    In case you missed it, the NBC pregame show had a wonderful feature on Danny Spond, giving you a window into the life of the senior linebacker, who has had to transition from the starting lineup to life after football because of severe migraine headaches. Spond rise about adversity has been one of the very…

  3. Live Blog: Notre Dame vs. BYU

    Nov 23, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    TJ Jones

    For the second consecutive season, BYU visits Notre Dame, with the Cougars hoping to land the knock out punch that just evaded them last season. As usual, you’ll have multiple options for following this game. Like all home games, you can watch the broadcast on NBC. If you can’t find a TV set, you can…

  4. Final thoughts before kickoff

    Nov 23, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Prince Shembo

    The snow flurries have already started. And they don’t look like they’re going anywhere. Today’s Senior Day should also be a Snow Day, with weather playing a factor from the start. Temperatures will start in the high 20s and continue to drop all afternoon. Football weather? Frozen tundra weather. It’s a good day to be…

  5. Appreciating the senior class

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    Zack Martin

    There’s still football to be played, which makes any goodbye a little premature. But as it’s Senior Day tomorrow, this is as good of a time as any to tip a cap to the graduating class. There’s been so much great work done to take a look at this class. So consider this just a…

  6. Pregame Six Pack: Going out on a high note

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:39 AM EDT

    Senior Day

    If the major concern heading into Senior Day was dealing with the team’s heightened emotions, a dash of reality set in on Thursday evening when the news of Louis Nix’s season-ending surgery sunk in.  Working through emotions is one thing. Playing without the team’s 350-pound tip of the spear is quite another.   As the…

  7. Knee surgery ends Louis Nix’s season

    Nov 21, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

    Louis Nix

    After missing games against Air Force and Navy to rehabilitate an injured meniscus, Louis Nix returned to the field to play against Pitt. In the Irish’s 28-21 loss, Nix battled through double teams and a sore knee to notch five tackles, a game that’ll likely be his last at Notre Dame. After practice Thursday evening,…

  8. BYU Mailbag: Questions answered

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

    Kendall Moore

    Let’s get into this week’s mailbag, which featured quite a few good questions (and more than a few answers from you guys). Let’s get to it: @jfoneill22: On whose behalf am I cheering for an Irish blowout this weekend? Which unheralded senior has earned a few snaps on Sat? I don’t know if BYU is the…

  9. BYU Mailbag: Now Open

    Nov 20, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT


    Ask your questions below. Or hit me up on Twitter @KeithArnold.

  10. And in that corner… The BYU Cougars

    Nov 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    BYU defense

    If you hadn’t noticed, Notre Dame is in for a dog fight. With BYU coming to town with a score to settle, oddsmakers aren’t quite sure what to make of Saturday’s game, with the line swinging each way, a veritable toss up between two 7-3 teams. Part of that is courtesy of Notre Dame’s big…

  11. Kelly confirms Golson’s return for bowl practice

    Nov 20, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

    Everett Golson

    While Everett Golson‘s re-enrollment at Notre Dame still needs a rubber stamp, the quarterback’s imminent return to the football program has been confirmed. During Brian Kelly’s weekly press conference, the Irish head coach spoke about Golson’s return to the football team, with the head coach confirming the plan to have Golson’s return for bowl practice.…

  12. Irish add Indiana native Drue Tranquill to recruiting class

    Nov 19, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

    South Bend Tribune

    Notre Dame received the commitment of Indiana athlete Drue Tranquill, locking in an key defensive recruit for the upcoming signing class. The one-time Purdue commitment stepped away from his pledge to the Boilermakers and decided to spend his next four years in South Bend. Tranquill’s flip seemed to be a long time coming, with Notre…

  13. BYU looking to settle score after last year’s close defeat

    Nov 19, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    Joe Sampson, Theo Riddick

    In a season filled with high-wire acts and death-defying escapes, Notre Dame’s 17-14 victory over BYU feels like a chapter you might skim through. With Everett Golson out after a bell-ringing concussion against Stanford, the Irish leaned heavily on the running game, with Tommy Rees throwing just three times in the second half as the…

  14. Niklas named a Mackey Award semi-finalist

    Nov 18, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    Troy Niklas

    A season after teammate Tyler Eifert was named the Mackey Award winner for the best tight end in the country, teammate Troy Niklas was named a semi-finalist. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound junior was one of eight named to the final list. In his second season at the position, Niklas has 25 catches for 390 yards and…

  15. Bye-week Six Pack: Enjoy the rest

    Nov 15, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

    Bob Diaco hat

    The week off couldn’t be coming at a better time for Notre Dame (and its fans). Brian Kelly gave his team a break from practice this week, letting bodies mend before a very important date with BYU. It also gives everybody else a chance to catch their breath and enjoy a weekend of stress-free football.…

  16. Stay Golden, Louis Nix

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT


    Louis Nix. The ultimate troll. As the Irish were warming up before the game against Pittsburgh, Twitter was a buzz after a few beat reporters noticed that Nix was wearing sweats during the pre-pregame warm-ups, unusual for the defensive tackle. A set back in the knee injury? A sign that Nix wouldn’t be able to…

  17. IBG: Bye week questions

    Nov 13, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT


    First off, I’m going to state my jealousy for two better title writers than myself. Hats off to these two columns for coming up with something far more clever than I did. That being said, let’s get to the questions at hand in the new IBG. Our panelists each supplied a question to be answered…

  18. Bye week means reprieve for wounded roster

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT

    Louis Nix

    You won’t hear Brian Kelly make excuses for a roster badly beaten up. But if you’re wondering how wounded the Irish are heading into their final two games, just consider the fact that Kelly isn’t practicing this week with his team. No pads. No practice. Just meetings, work in the weight room and conditioning. How…

  19. Bye week brings opportunity to answer legitimate questions

    Nov 11, 2013, 1:36 PM EDT

    Tommy Rees, Aaron Donald, Darryl Render

    With Notre Dame’s team plane not arriving back in South Bend until the wee morning hours, Brian Kelly didn’t have his usual Sunday teleconference. If he did, he would’ve likely needed to answer some tough questions about a game plan that was just as erratic as the players executing it. Twenty-four hours have passed since…

  20. The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Pitt

    Nov 10, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly ref

    Most coaches institute a 24-hour rule. After a win or a loss, you’ve got 24 hours to put the game in the rearview mirror and move past it. That might be a little bit tougher for Brian Kelly and his team this Sunday, with the loss among the most frustrating in the Kelly era. “Our…