Ragone and McDonald set to join Weis in Kansas

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The westbound caravan heading from South Bend to Lawrence, Kansas has added two more passengers, with linebacker Anthony McDonald and tight end Mike Ragone ready to play out their eligibility for former head coach Charlie Weis. McDonald’s addition to the Jayhawk roster was finalized late last week, while Ragone’s — long anticipated after he was [more]

Ragone granted sixth year, headed to Kansas

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Lost in the shuffle of a pretty eventful offseason Thursday, tight end Mike Ragone won his sixth year appeal with the NCAA and will play one more season of college football. While it won’t be for the Fighting Irish, Ragone will be reunited with the head coach that brought him to South Bend, joining Charlie [more]

Ragone still contributing, sixth year possible

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The Irish have done a good job of staying healthy these first four games. Unfortunately, one big exception is fifth-year tight end Mike Ragone, who tore his ACL against Michigan and was lost for the year. Ragone’s had three major knee injuries dating back to his senior year in high school, a snake-bit career that [more]

Spartan notes: Diaco, Cousins, Narduzzi, and more

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Sometimes you just need to get a column out there, and purge some of the fun facts you’ve been storing up for the week. After spending a lot of time watching and re-watching last Saturday’s debacle, getting up to speed on the Spartans, and reassessing where this team is, you tend to forget that just [more]

South Bend Tribune looks at ResLife and admissions

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Any discussion between Irish fans about Notre Dame’s office of Residence Life or the school’s admissions policy usually ends up resembling a fireside fishing story — buried amidst the embellishment is some kernel of truth. For every tale of draconian punishment decried there’s usually a high-profile disciplinary case where even the strictest of Irish fans [more]