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Wake Forest defense back Ja'Sir Taylor (6) defends North Carolina's Dyami Brown (2) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Taylor intercepted the pass. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Howell, No. 25 Tar Heels offense a challenge for No. 2 Irish

Nov. 24, 2020 3:01 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly has postponed No. 2 Notre Dame’s Thanksgiving dinner for two days — perhaps for good reason. His Fighting Irish (8-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to be light on their feet when they take on the explosive offense of Mack Brown’s 25th-ranked...

ACLU of Indiana sues school officials over T-shirt dispute

Nov. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is suing officials at a northern Indiana school, alleging that they violated a Black student's constitutional rights by sending him home for wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the text, “I hope I don’t get killed for being...

Indiana county OKs fining businesses violating mask order

Nov. 18, 2020 1:09 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Businesses in a northern Indiana county could now face fines if they fail to enforce a county mask order requiring employees of businesses to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The St. Joseph County Commissioners passed an ordinance Tuesday allowing the county health...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) runs the ball for a touchdown in front of Boston College linebacker Isaiah McDuffie (55) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Book It: Quarterback makes No. 2 Irish legitimate contenders

Nov. 17, 2020 2:50 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame tends to have its doubters every season. Eight victories in, the Fighting Irish have made many of them believers behind the play of Ian Book. “When your quarterback is playing at a high level, it gives you a great chance to be a championship-caliber football...

File-This March 4, 2020, file photo shows Notre Dame's Prentiss Hubb (3) driving as Florida State's Malik Osborne (10) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in South Bend, Ind. The 6-foot-3 Hubb, who played high school at Gonzaga in Washington, D.C., averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 assists per game in his 32 starts. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)

Brey schedules tough pre-ACC contests for unranked Irish

Nov. 13, 2020 2:20 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey doesn’t know what to expect from playing a season in the midst of a pandemic, but he figures Notre Dame might as well have fun playing it. Despite losing three key players, including 6-foot-9 double-double machine John Mooney, Brey had confidence in his junior class...

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly leads the team out of the tunnel for an NCAA college football game against Clemson on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 2 Notre Dame brings unbeaten season to Boston College

Nov. 12, 2020 12:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Second-ranked Notre Dame has been in position for an undefeated season and a run at a national title many times during its storied history. Boston College has some history on its side, too, spoiling it for the Fighting Irish. For Notre Dame, coming off a huge 47-40 double overtime win over...

Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams (23) fends off Clemson Tigers safety Nolan Turner (24) on his way to a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

Williams settles in as go-to RB for No. 2 Notre Dame

Nov. 12, 2020 2:03 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For the second time in as many overtimes, Kyren Williams lowered his shoulders and punched three yards forward into the end zone. Then he waited. And hoped. He waited for Notre Dame’s defense to seal the upset of top-ranked Clemson, the team that humiliated the Fighting...

Fans storm the field after Notre Dame defeated the Clemson 47-40 in two overtimes in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

Notre Dame mandates virus testing after football celebration

Nov. 9, 2020 4:58 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — University of Notre Dame students are now subject to mandatory coronavirus testing with stricter penalties if they leave town before getting their test results after thousands of fans stormed the football field and threw parties to celebrate a double-overtime upset over Clemson. The...

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly leads the team out of the tunnel for an NCAA college football game against Clemson on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

After breakthrough vs. Clemson, BC looms for Notre Dame

Nov. 8, 2020 3:20 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For all that Notre Dame has accomplished in 11 seasons under Brian Kelly, the Fighting Irish at their best always seem to be just a little less than the best of the best in college football. Wherever the line was drawn between the elite and the merely excellent programs, Notre Dame...

Fans storm the field after Notre Dame defeated the Clemson 47-40 in two overtimes in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 4 Notre Dame sacks No. 1 Clemson 47-40 in double OT

Nov. 8, 2020 8:58 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When Clemson's desperate attempt to convert a fourth-and-forever ended in a scrum, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book tossed his helmet as he sprinted onto the field to celebrate with his teammates. Within seconds, thousands of fans joined in, rushing the field amid a pandemic for a...