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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

No. 8 Irish need to win out and have help for playoff berth

It isn’t often that Brian Kelly has to get his team’s attention. Late in Saturday’s 30-27 victory over Southern California that moved the Irish to 5-1, Kelly tried. He raced …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Pac-12 football roundup: No. 9 Notre Dame holds off USC 30-27

Tony Jones Jr. rushed for a career-high 176 yards and Jonathan Doerer kicked three long field goals as No. 9 Notre Dame held off longtime rival Southern California 30-27 Saturday …


USC’s defense feels refreshed for No. 9 Notre Dame

Christian Rector really needed a week off. Sure, Rector played in Southern California’s last game against Washington, but the defensive end never felt like himself because of an injured ankle, …


TE Cole Kmet returns, big game a plus for No. 10 Notre Dame

When it came time for tight end Cole Kmet’s season debut, Notre Dame skipped the hors d’oeuvres. “We put him right in the frying pan,” coach Brian Kelly said.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

Top 25 football roundup: No. 3 Georgia holds off No. 7 Notre Dame 23-17

Jake Fromm threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lawrence Cager early in the fourth quarter and Georgia, getting a tougher fight than many expected, held off Notre Dame.


No. 9 Notre Dame pulls away from Louisville 35-17

Ian Book ran for one touchdown and threw for another, Jahmir Smith rushed for two scores and No. 9 Notre Dame beat Louisville 35-17 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019

Notre Dame’s Mike Brey: Transferring players need ‘deterrent’

Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey says the NCAA is granting too many waivers that allow players who transfer to compete immediately. He calls the requirement that players sit out …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Baylor reclaims NCAA women’s championship, edging Notre Dame 82-81

Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Kim Mulkey mixes family with winning big at Baylor

Kim Mulkey climbed the steps to the dais at the Final Four, six-month-old grandson Kannon Reid in tow, and the baby’s proud mother watching from the side.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Arike Ogunbowale, Notre Dame rally past UConn 81-76 to earn spot in national title game

The Irish will face Baylor for the crown Sunday night, trying to become the fourth school to win consecutive championships — UConn, Tennessee and Southern California have done it.


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019

Defending champion Notre Dame, Stanford meet again in NCAAs

Defending national champion Notre Dame and Stanford have Hall of Fame coaches in Muffet McGraw and Tara VanDerveer and successful traditions that include two NCAA titles for each program. Even …


Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as ESPN accidently leaks bracket before selection show

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Arike Ogunbowale’s 25 leads No. 5 Irish past Duke

Arike Ogunbowale scored 25 points to become Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer as the No. 5 Fighting Irish routed Duke 89-61 on Thursday night.



UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Top 25 roundup: Emese Hof, No. 25 Miami upset No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65

Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier had double-doubles for the No. 25-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who applied smothering defense to beat No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

Women’s Top 25 roundup: Top-ranked Notre Dame defeats Tennessee, 77-62

Jackie Young had a triple-double and Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points as No. 1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-62 on Thursday night and continue …


Brianna Shepard, Jessica Turner making No. 1 Notre Dame fast break go

When 6-foot-4 Jessica Shepard and 6-foot-3 Brianna Turner get their hands on a rebound, good things generally happen for No. 1 Notre Dame. The two forwards have 11 double-doubles between …


Top 25 Capsules: Top-ranked Notre Dame dominates against Wake Forest

Marina Mabrey scored 18 points and No. 1 Notre Dame dominated from start to finish in a 78-48 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday at South Bend, Indiana. Jessica Shepard …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Arike Ogunbowale, No. 1 Irish beat No. 2 Louisville, 82-68

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and No. 1 Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68 on Thursday night.


College women’s basketball Top 25 Capsules: Arike Ogunbowale scores 23 as Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw wins 900th

Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points, Marina Mabrey added 19, and Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw earned her 900th career victory as the second-ranked Fighting Irish beat Lehigh 95-68 on Sunday, …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

Trevor Lawrence lights up Notre Dame, No. 2 Clemson cruises 30-3 in Cotton Bowl

Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship …


Cotton Bowl preview: Can Notre Dame measure up to No. 2 Clemson?

Coach Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into what Notre Dame used to be and what Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly is trying to recreate.


DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Clemson Tigers suspended for bowl game

The final ruling on the three Clemson players facing a suspension for the Cotton Bowl came down on Thursday, and it is bad news for the Tigers.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018

College Football Playoff: Notre Dame defense preparing for prolific Clemson

Notre Dame All-American cornerback Julian Love already knows all about Clemson. Blame his roommate.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018

Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of women’s basketball rivalry

There’s been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women’s college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn. From Breanna Stewart’s dominance of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Top 25 women’s capsules: Arike Ogunbowale, Jackie Young lead No. 1 Notre Dame past Drake in Vancouver

Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and Jackie Young added 25 to help Notre Dame beat Drake 82-64 in the Vancouver Showcase semifinal.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Gonzaga falls to No. 1 Notre Dame in opener at Vancouver Showcase

Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat Gonzaga 81-65 in the first game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase. Brianna Turner added 16 points and 10 rebounds.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018

Washington State remains at No. 8 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings

Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. Michigan is fifth in the rankings, followed by Georgia …


No. 5 Notre Dame knocking on the door for playoff berth

Back in 2012, Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame team ran the table during the regular season to set up a showdown with Alabama for the national title. Along the way, the …