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No. 15 Irish expect physical test from run-happy Eagles

Nov. 22, 2019 11:48 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio doesn’t have any magic tricks planned for Saturday’s game at No. 15 Notre Dame. “Our rabbit coming out of the hat is to play as hard and physical as we can play,” Addazio said as his Eagles, seeking to become bowl...

Notre Dame beats Toledo 64-62 in OT behind Gibbs, Pflueger

Nov. 22, 2019 12:19 AM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame appeared “dead in the water like seven times,” according to coach Mike Brey, yet T.J. Gibbs and Rex Pflueger kept finding ways to resuscitate the Fighting Irish during their improbable 64-62 overtime victory over Toledo on Thursday night. Gibbs made two...

Ruhland overcomes injuries to play final year for Notre Dame

Nov. 21, 2019 2:33 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Trevor Ruhland expected to be Notre Dame’s starting center this season, right up until the medical staff told him in January his left knee is like that of an 80-year-old man and he probably shouldn’t play football anymore. Bear in mind that Ruhland had endured a broken...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the historically...

Laszewski fills in to help Irish top Presbyterian 63-53

Nov. 18, 2019 10:42 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With Notre Dame star forward John Mooney out due to a stomach virus, the team’s other two tallest players each stepped up huge as the Fighting Irish pulled away late for a 63-53 victory over pesky Presbyterian on Monday night. Sophomore forward Nate Laszewski delivered a pair...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

Claypool catches 4 TDs as No. 16 Notre Dame rout Navy 52-20

Nov. 16, 2019 8:41 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — If Chase Claypool and Ian Book continue connecting as they did Saturday in No. 16 Notre Dame’s 52-20 rout of No. 21 Navy, the hotel roommates may deserve a penthouse suite. Claypool caught four touchdown passes to match a school record and Book threw five for the third time...

Mooney’s 28 leads Notre Dame to74-64 win over Marshall

Nov. 15, 2019 10:31 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With Notre Dame struggling to put pesky Marshall away, coach Mike Brey began having flashbacks to last season when the Fighting Irish were stunned at home by Radford. “Like, ‘will we be mentally enough to figure out how to get over the hump?’ I thought our...