Notre Dame begins its fourth season under the Atlantic Coast Conference deal that allows the football team to maintain its treasured conference independence. In exchange, the Irish schedule ACC...

Around 80 college basketball underclassmen have declared for the NBA Draft. Of that total, 40 have signed with an agent and can’t withdraw to return to school.There are only 60 draft picks – two...

Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson developed into a double-double machine last season. As an undersized player he drew comparisons to Charles Barkley on his way to first-team All-ACC and third-team...

On the same day Notre Dame and the ACC extended their agreement through 2037, coincidentally I re-read “The Raven.” English teachers will be happy to know I mean Edgar Allan Poe’s haunting Raven — not...

Mike Elko and Chip Long command the focus as Notre Dame’s new defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively, but they won’t be alone in steering the Irish in a new direction.Aren’t coaches...

Notre Dame Internet message boards bulge with unsolicited opinions. What’s-wrong-with-Irish-football posts feature the usual suspects: X’s and O’s, recruiting, stringent academics and falling behind...

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