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12-team CFP: Why can't Irish earn a bye and other questions

Jun. 11, 2021 02:27 AM EDT

The College Football Playoff has a plan to expand to 12 teams. The plan is neither final nor finalized, but there is a good chance what the CFP unveiled Thursday is going to be very close to what is implemented. When? Good question and one of several...

Notre Dame-Wisconsin game at Lambeau rescheduled for 2026

Jun. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Notre Dame-Wisconsin matchup at Lambeau Field that was scrapped last year because of the pandemic has been rescheduled for Sept. 5, 2026. The teams had scheduled neutral-site matchups at Lambeau Field last year and this year at Soldier Field...

Postponed 2020 Arkansas-Notre Dame game rescheduled for 2028

May. 28, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

Notre Dame said Friday its home game against Arkansas that originally was set for 2020 and wasn't played due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be played in 2028. Arkansas' first trip to Notre Dame originally was scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020. The teams also will play at...

Spring wrap: 14 players ready to break out in ACC in 2021

Apr. 26, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

A look at football players in the Atlantic Coast Conference this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall (Notre Dame, which competed in the league last season, returned to FBS independent status in 2021): ATLANTIC DIVISION BOSTON...

Freeman seeking more disruption from Notre Dame defense

Apr. 22, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame is counting on its new defensive coordinator to groom a hungry unit in hopes of another trip to the College Football Playoff and the school’s first national championship since 1988. “We want to be aggressive in what we do,” said...

On College Football: Who would make 15-team super league?

Apr. 20, 2021 01:42 AM EDT

Long before the Big Ten had 14 teams and the Pac-8 had grown to the Pac-12, there were folks in college sports tossing around the idea of a national football conference. Back in the 1950s, Pittsburgh athletic director Tom Hamilton proposed Southern California, UCLA,...

Hoosiers, Fighting Irish agree to 2-game series in 2030-31

Apr. 19, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana and Notre Dame will end a nearly a 40-year series hiatus after school officials announced Monday they would open the next decade with a two-game football series. Notre Dame will host Indiana on Aug. 31, 2030, the first contest between...

Coalition launches program to lift minority football coaches

Apr. 15, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

An organization started by Maryland’s Mike Locksley is trying to help advance the careers of minority football coaches by connecting them with the people who do the hiring in college sports. The National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches launched its first...

Irish hoping offensive flexibility will produce more points

Apr. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Getting to the College Football Playoff hasn’t been a problem for Notre Dame. Staying in it has for Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish, who suffered double-digit semifinal losses to eventual national champions Clemson in the 2018 season and Alabama in 2020. ...

Notre Dame's two-headed spring QB race features Pyne, Coan

Apr. 03, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There is competition once again in Notre Dame’s quarterback room this spring and that’s exactly how coach Brian Kelly and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees want it. Jack Coan, a fifth-year graduate transfer from Wisconsin, and returning...