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Josh Adams on long run to Heisman Trophy

Josh Adams on long run to Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy race is playing out like Steve Harvey at the Miss Universe contest. The Heisman pundits prematurely tout the wrong winner.In the preseason, they all wanted to hand the trophy it to USC quarterback Sam Darnold. Oops, wrong name. Darnold opened the...

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

The No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish manhandled a top-15 opponent for the second straight week and improved to 7-1 with their sixth consecutive victory.This time Notre Dame defeated the No. 14 North Carolina State Wolfpack 35-14 on Saturday in South...

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...

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,...

Notre Dame finally pulls away at Boston College

Notre Dame finally pulls away at Boston College

Two Massachusetts teams taught Notre Dame more about itself than the Irish probably want to accept on the third weekend of the college football season.Boston College was one. Notre Dame had trouble before pulling away for a 49-20 victory on Saturday afternoon at...

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...

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Notre Dame fans raise a red flag

Many concerns arose from Notre Dame losing 20-19 to Georgia despite the Bulldogs’ 12 penalties for 127 yards last week in South Bend. I’ll list several red flags before I get to the one that should worry the Irish the most.One apprehension is that Notre Dame redshirt...

Notre Dame scheduling Georgia backfires

Notre Dame scheduling Georgia backfires

One reason Notre Dame had scheduled Georgia was to gain a win over a Southeastern Conference school in a tough matchup. The Irish hoped to see it factor into their College Football Playoff selection hopes.Notre Dame’s strategy was to play a tough 12-game...