| Aug 24, 2013
| 8:08 PM
2013 Independents Preview
Top team: Much of the credit to Notre Dame’s run to the BCS National Championship Game can be given to its stellar defense. The unit returns eight starters from last season, including defensive end Stephon Tuitt and...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:04 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Chuck Martin paused, switched his mental hard drive to the defensive side of the ball — where he had spent so much of his college coaching career — and paused again.
“That’s a good question,” Martin mulled...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:55 PM
What I remember most about last season's BCS title game was fixing binoculars on Alabama and Notre Dame during pregame warmups and going "uh-oh."
I had seen both schools separately in person but not together on the same field
The squad dressed in...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:57 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Coaches still searching for leaders and playmakers often rationalize by praising their depth. So when Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly took that tack Thursday at the team's media day it only guaranteed Irish fans they will want to...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:58 AM
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly on Thursday revealed there's a solid plan in place to make sure suspended Irish quarterback Everett Golson, who's not on the team this fall, will be back and ready to play next semester.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt are the frontline players for Notre Dame receiving all the preseason accolades. But ask Brian Kelly and there's a third guy we should be talking about.
"I think you guys are missing the boat on Prince Shembo," Kelly said to...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:13 AM
SOUTH BEND -- He has run into Pawn Stars’ walking punch line Chumlee at a Drake concert and shrugged, has become numb to the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip and has always looked at NBA rookie phenom Shabazz Muhammad as more friend than freak...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:50 AM
SOUTH BEND — The man who wore jersey No. 13 for three seasons to never forget the tragedy his hometown transcended will put away that symbol of strength — and football — for good.
Senior outside linebacker Danny Spond, in an...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:21 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Offensive lines don't get a lot of attention until something goes wrong.
The Notre Dame football team's trench crew quietly had plenty of success during last year's 12-1 rampage.
Several critical pieces of that complex puzzle are back...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly announcedSaturday that senior starting outside linebacker Danny Spond has told the team he is giving up football because of medical reasons.
Kelly said that the Spond family would release a statement about the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:16 AM
SOUTH BEND -- Sometimes you get the bear ...
... And, sometimes the bear gets you.
Over the course of a two-hour football practice, at any level, stuff can happen. Often times, strange stuff.
The key is, though, to have that stuff happen when a...