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  1. Spond appears ready for spotlight

    Apr 3, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    Danny Spond

    From the day Danny Spond arrived on campus, it was clear that he had an admirer that held quite a bit of influence. Last August, when Spond was merely known as one of the five high school quarterbacks Brian Kelly brought in as recruits, he made his first serious blip on the radar, with the…

  2. News on Floyd’s future expected soon

    Apr 1, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

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    Among the many interesting notes during Brian Kelly’s media session this morning, none will be dissected like his comments about the future of Michael Floyd. The star Irish receiver, who was named co-captain of the Irish for the 2011 season, has been suspended indefinitely by the football program after being arrested for drunk driving on…

  3. Haden doesn’t like night kickoff for USC/ND game

    Apr 1, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    USC vs Notre Dame

    While this is hardly the type of bulletin board material that will get a football team fired up, USC athletic director Pat Haden took a minor shot at the team he covered from the broadcast booth. Haden was surprisingly unenthusiastic about the primetime kickoff for the Irish-Trojan showdown this October, a decision just announced by…

  4. Former Irish great Jim Seymour passes away

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Seymour Hanratty

    Former Notre Dame All-American and record setting wide receiver Jim Seymour passed away yesterday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 64. Seymour teamed with quarterback Terry Hanratty to form one of the best quarterback-wide receiver tandems in Irish history, as the two classmates were deemed “Mr. Fling and Mr. Cling,” and memorialized on…

  5. Injuries end Roberson and McDonald’s spring

    Mar 30, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    Cam Roberson

    Brian Kelly’s suspicions were confirmed when an MRI of freshman running back Cameron Roberson’s knee showed a partially torn ACL and a torn lateral collateral ligament. There’s no official timetable on Roberson’s return, but you’ve got to think that getting anything out of Roberson next season would be a big surprise. Meanwhile, linebacker Anthony McDonald’s…

  6. Irish and Trojans set for prime-time

    Mar 30, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT

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    As if you needed another reason to get excited for the Trojans to return to South Bend, Notre Dame announced today that the game will be played in prime-time, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff planned for the October 22nd showdown. The match-up is the first home night game the Irish have played in 21 years,…

  7. Outside linebacker race has a little of everything

    Mar 29, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

    Prince Shembo, Sean Cwynar, Hafis Williams

    With Darius Fleming’s job locked up, the Irish coaching staff will spend spring practice looking at their options for the position opposite him. With the depth chart filled by a cast of characters with a diverse skillset, the field-side linebacker job won’t lack worthy candidates. Let’s take a look at the four players in the…

  8. Open practice gives first look at 2011 Irish

    Mar 26, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Brian Kelly spring ball

    With Notre Dame’s star-studded coaching clinic providing an open door to over 1,000 high school coaches, it also gave the media the opportunity to get their first unfiltered look at the 2011 Irish football team. In a Loftus Center pushing capacity, Brian Kelly and his coaching staff put the team on display for Urban Meyer,…

  9. 2011 in 100 words… Kapron Lewis-Moore

    Mar 25, 2011, 7:30 AM EDT

    Kapron Lewis Moore

    The seventh of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. For more, check the previews of Braxston Cave, Sean Cwynar, Jonas Gray, Trevor Robinson, Theo Riddick and Steve Filer. Player Overview: It was two seasons ago when a young sophomore who sat out the entire 2008…

  10. Ian Williams talks Draft, Michael Floyd

    Mar 24, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

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    I’ve mentioned Ian Williams’ draft diary at the South Bend Tribune before, but you really should be checking out his updates as he preps for the upcoming NFL Draft. This week, Ian checks in as he works on getting his 40-yard dash time down, where I’m guessing he’s trying to find a way to clock…

  11. Kelly breaks down Day One

    Mar 23, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT

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    After a long wait and quite a bit of recent drama, the Notre Dame football team finally got a chance to hit the field for the first time in 2011, going through their first practice of the spring yesterday in the Loftus Sports Complex. As the assembled media got their first brief look at guys…

  12. A to Z: Your comprehensive spring breakdown

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    While the Irish were thrown a major curve ball with Michael Floyd’s arrest and indefinite suspension the weekend before spring practice was set to start, there’s plenty to be excited about as Brian Kelly kicked off the spring season for the Irish Tuesday with some opening comments. For those of you that’ve been away from…

  13. With sixth year approved, Wenger looks to Florida

    Mar 22, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    dan-wenger

    Lost in all the Michael Floyd mess was the news that center Dan Wenger, who missed all of two full seasons with injuries, has been approved by the NCAA for a rare sixth year, thanks to medical hardship. While the NCAA opened the door for Wenger to return to the field, after two serious concussions…

  14. Notre Dame suspends Floyd indefinitely

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:03 AM EDT

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    With the ugly details of Michael Floyd’s weekend arrest now out in the open, we knew it wouldn’t be long until head coach Brian Kelly and Notre Dame would comment publicly on the fate of their rising senior captain. In a statement released Monday afternoon, Kelly had this to say: “I’ve spoken to Michael Floyd…

  15. Campus police arrest Michael Floyd

    Mar 21, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

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    According to multiple reports coming from South Bend, star wide receiver Michael Floyd was arrested around 4 a.m. Sunday morning by campus police and booked into St. Joseph County jail on a suspected DUI charge. He was released seven hours later after posting a $500 bond. Floyd’s arrest on the eve of spring practice is…

  16. 2011 in 100 words… Steve Filer

    Mar 20, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

    Army v Notre Dame

    Part six of twelve previews analyzing a dozen players essential to the Irish making a BCS run next season. Check here for the first five: Braxston Cave, Sean Cwynar, Jonas Gray, Trevor Robinson, and Theo Riddick. Player Overview: Will this be the year for Steve Filer? Ever since the Parade All-American picked Notre Dame out…

  17. Ian Williams talks draft, Rudy, Te’o and Floyd

    Mar 20, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

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    In his running diary at the South Bend Tribune, Notre Dame nose guard Ian Williams had a great post about the NFL lockout, the upcoming draft, and former teammates Kyle Rudolph, Manti Te’o, and Michael Floyd. As Williams returns to campus to finish his classes before May graduation, he talks about balancing his preparations for…

  18. Irish Memories: Ryan Leahy and the Game of the Century

    Mar 17, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT

    SI Cover

    Next up on your St. Patrick’s Day retrospective is a look back at the epic 1993 battle against Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles. And who better to look back than a man who’s spent a lifetime following the Fighting Irish. Ryan Leahy was an offensive lineman on the ’93 squad and a two-time captain of…

  19. Irish Memories: Reggie Brooks and the Snow Bowl

    Mar 17, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Reggie Brooks PSU

    Considering today is St. Patrick’s Day and our friends at Versus are running a triple-header marathon this evening to celebrate, I caught up with former Irish All-American Reggie Brooks, who was fairly instrumental in one of the greatest Notre Dame football games ever, the 1992 last-second victory over Penn State in the game now known…

  20. Stuff the ballot box: 10 Memorable Moments

    Mar 16, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT

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    There’s a little less than 24 hours until Notre Dame football takes over Versus on St. Patrick’s Day. Right now, around 2,000 of you have placed your votes for the 10 most memorable moments of Notre Dame football on NBC. I hardly bet I’m giving anything away by telling you there’s a runaway favorite, but…