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Monday’s Leftovers: Geography, as much as academics, caps Notre Dame’s recruiting possibilites


A year ago, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly acknowledged a practical ceiling on Irish recruiting efforts. “Since I’ve been here, if you look at the average rankings, we’re anywhere from 5 to 15,” Kelly said on 2017’s National Signing Day, a day on which Notre Dame secured the No. 13 class in the country, [more]

NCAA denies Notre Dame’s appeal, vacating 21 wins, including 12-0 in 2012


The NCAA denied Notre Dame’s appeal to maintain its 21 wins from 2012 and 2013, the NCAA announced Tuesday. The ruling stems from the academic violations of nine players during those seasons, eight of them with the assistance of a former student-athletic trainer. Notre Dame’s argument hinged on there being no university involvement or knowledge [more]