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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...

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as No. 14 North Carolina State (6-1) travels to face the No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in South Bend.Following through: Earlier in the week, Notre Dame football posted...

Wolfpack defensive line threatens Notre Dame

Wolfpack defensive line threatens Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s rout of USC last week changed more than the Irish’s national ranking with a climb into the top 10. The Irish are no longer underrated.Old Notre Dame historically has received the benefit of doubt if not overrated, but a 5-1 start...

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...