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  1. Irish A-to-Z: Ronnie Stanley

    Aug 25, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Notre Dame

    After watching Zack Martin quietly spend four years dominating along the Irish offensive line, junior Ronnie Stanley steps in at left tackle. Irish A-to-Z looks at Notre Dame’s new starting left tackle.

  2. Irish A-to-Z: Durham Smythe

    Aug 24, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    South Bend Tribune

    Don’t look now, but the Irish might have another elite tight end in the making. That’s the expectation for sophomore Durham Smythe, our next entry in the Irish A-to-Z series.

  3. Irish A-to-Z: Jaylon Smith

    Aug 24, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

    We are about to get an idea of how good sophomore Jaylon Smith can truly be. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at Notre Dame’s star linebacker.

  4. Walk-ons Cavalaris, Fiessinger and Plantz awarded scholarships

    Aug 23, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Michigan

    Notre Dame awarded scholarships to veteran walk-ons Connor Cavalaris, Charlie Fiessinger and Tyler Plantz. The trio will get a free year of education during the 2014-15 school year, awarded for their hard work.

  5. Irish A-to-Z: Elijah Shumate

    Aug 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Notre Dame v Michigan

    A blue-chip recruit who immediately contributed on the 2012 defense, junior Elijah Shumate is still looking to find his fit in the Irish defense. Irish A-to-Z takes a closer look at the New Jersey native.

  6. Irish A-to-Z: Joe Schmidt

    Aug 21, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Senior linebacker Joe Schmidt might still carry with him the tag of walk-on. But he’s also one of the key leaders on an Irish defense that’s counting on the senior to play key minutes as the man in the middle of Notre Dame’s defense. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at Notre Dame’s starting middle linebacker.

  7. Preseason Camp: Final video breakdown

    Aug 21, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

    Cam McDaniel

    It’s been a hectic last week inside the Notre Dame football program. Between suspensions, media day and the home-stretch of our A-to-Z series, it’s time to get to some football.

  8. Tune In: Another Strong & True airs Monday on NBCSN

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    With training camp over and Notre Dame transitioning to game prep, football is almost here. But for one more look back at the Irish’s time at Culver Academy and another behind-the-scenes look at the program, our friends at Fighting Irish Digital Media present a new edition of the always excellent Strong & True series.

  9. Irish A-to-Z: KeiVarae Russell

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:26 PM EDT

    Notre Dame at USC

    Inked to help fill a running back depth chart in need of reinforcements, KeiVarae Russell became a cornerback by accident. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at an All-American candidate with his season up for grabs, an academic investigation determining Russell’s role on the 2014 team.

  10. Riggs ready to lead

    Aug 20, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Matt Cashore / Irish Illustrated

    Of the players made available to the media yesterday, grad student Cody Riggs wasn’t among them. But the cornerback stopped by UND.com’s Media Day coverage, and after watching his interview with Jack Nolan it’s hard not to be impressed.

  11. Quick thoughts from Media Day

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly, Brian VanGorder

    With access to Brian Kelly, his assistants and a handful of veteran players, today’s Media Day felt a little different than most. That’s understandable, with the aftermath of unexpected academic suspensions still lingering over the program. With the investigation still on media lockdown, speculation has varied widely, but it’s clear that Kelly is moving forward, the only thing a head coach can do.

  12. Phillip Daniels feels confident son DaVaris will be cleared

    Aug 18, 2014, 7:28 PM EDT

    Notre Dame v Stanford

    The Irish practiced today without four suspended veterans, as an academic investigation continues at Notre Dame about potential Honor Code violations committed by DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams. And with rumors swirling and little actual info coming out of anyone inside the program, Phillip Daniels was a guest on NBC 5’s Sports Sunday, and spoke candidly about his son’s situation.

  13. Irish A-to-Z: Isaac Rochell

    Aug 18, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Oklahoma v Notre Dame

    Providing depth in 2013, sophomore Isaac Rochell just became a very large part of Notre Dame’s plans this season. Irish A-to-Z continues with a lock at Notre Dame’s accidental starter at defensive end.

  14. Back to football: Video breakdown

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    New York Post

    Notre Dame plays Rice in less than two weeks. While that might take a backseat to the interest following the academic investigation that’s underway, the Irish are preparing for a football game, and 15 practices into camp, things are starting to come together.

  15. Irish A-to-Z: Corey Robinson

    Aug 17, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Steffon Batts, Corey Robinson

    Among the fleet of celebrity sons playing on Notre Dame’s football team, sophomore Corey Robinson looks poised to make his own name in 2014. Irish A-to-Z continues with a look at the young receiver.

  16. Kelly addresses academic investigation

    Aug 16, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly

    Life goes on for Notre Dame’s football team, as the Irish practiced inside Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday morning. After practice, Brian Kelly addressed the assembled media, talking for over 20 minutes, primarily about the suspensions of DaVaris Daniels, Kendall Moore, KeiVarae Russell and Ishaq Williams and the internal investigation taking place.

  17. With all eyes watching, a dig for truth begins at Notre Dame

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

    Rev. John Jenkins,Jack Swarbrick

    The college football world stared at Notre Dame on Friday. Some snickered as they hoped to see smoke and fire emerge from the Golden Dome. Irish fans braced for impact, with even the most level-headed dreading impending doom, with things getting worse by the minute as Notre Dame brass stayed silent.

  18. Academic misconduct investigation underway at Notre Dame

    Aug 15, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

    DaVaris Daniels, Ricardo Allen

    An investigation is taking place at Notre Dame, the university announced Friday. With a news conference scheduled for 6 p.m., four Notre Dame football players have been taken off the field and held out of practice and competition until the investigation is complete.

  19. Multiple Reports: Notre Dame set to suspend four players for season

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    ND finished field

    As rumors swirl out of control, multiple reports have Notre Dame suspending four players for the season as the result of an academic probe.

  20. Ready or Not: Young Irish defenders making moves

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    Oklahoma v Notre Dame

    Heading into fall camp, surprises were expected on the defensive side of the ball. But while everybody is talking about Brian Kelly naming Everett Golson his starting quarterback, the Irish head coach’s comments about his evolving defense were probably the most illuminating we’ve heard from Kelly in years.