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Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

Notre Dame and Josh Adams making pushes

The No. 13-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish continued to force their way into the College Football Playoff conversation.The Irish (6-1) routed the No. 11 USC Trojans (6-2) Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium, 49-14. It was Notre Dame’s fifth straight win...

Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Keys to watching USC and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) play No. 11 USC (6-1) in the 82nd renewal of their fabled rivalry. The teams meet at 7:40 p.m. ET Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.Brandon Wimbush’s health: Notre Dame...

Notre Dame bringing back green memories

Notre Dame bringing back green memories

Forty years ago this week, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish began an improbable rise from a mid-level ranking to a national title. The turning point was stunning upset of No. 5 USC in what is known as “The Green Jersey Game.”Are the impish leprechauns perched on Notre Dame...

All rise and applaud Ian Book standing tall

All rise and applaud Ian Book standing tall

Stand up, Doug Flutie and Russell Wilson. No, really, stand up. After all, you two have been the model for short pro-style quarterbacks in college and the NFL.You should applaud Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly; same with former offensive coordinator Mike Sanford...

Notre Dame wins with Book work

Notre Dame wins with Book work

Notre Dame defeated North Carolina 33-10 in intermittent rain on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The victory propelled the 5-1 Irish into a bye week with needed rest for quarterback Brandon Wimbush’s injured ankle.Ian Book replaced Wimbush to lead the...

Brandon Wimbush day to day for Saturday

Brandon Wimbush day to day for Saturday

Here are five key storylines to watch when Notre Dame (4-1) meets North Carolina (1-4) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. The Irish are ranked tied for No. 21 with Florida in the Associated Press poll and are No. 22 in the USA Today rankings.BRANDON...

Sam Bush more authentic story than Rudy

Sam Bush more authentic story than Rudy

Notre Dame remains perfect in the red zone, scoring on all 22 opportunities. The Irish have converted 11 turnovers into 70 points. That’s teamwork on both sides of the ball worth 14 points a game to boost a 4-1 start and return to the Top 25.Among a growing list of stars,...

Kelly evaluated Crawford with Grand Valley eye

Kelly evaluated Crawford with Grand Valley eye

Notre Dame cornerback Shaun Crawford earned 4-star rankings coming out of national high school power St. Edward High in Lakewood, Ohio, but that’s not necessarily how he ended up at a school that collects 4-star recruits like a squirrel harvests nuts.Notre Dame...

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly still has his voice

Brian Kelly is well-known for rubbing people the wrong way, but whatever you think of the embattled Notre Dame coach, he still has his players’ ears.The 2017 team message he planted in offseason workouts has grown throughout spring drills and fall camp, blossoming...

Notre Dame story lines to watch at BC

Notre Dame story lines to watch at BC

Here are three keys to watch as Notre Dame (1-1) tries to recover from last week’s disheartening 20-19 loss at home to Georgia (2-0). The loss knocked the No. 24 Irish out of the rankings. The Irish are lucky kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Boston...