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SOUTH BEND, Ind | Blackhawks take on Bruins in Winter Classic at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind — The Winter Classic is going back to college — and it’s bringing along two familiar foes. Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins. Hockey at the home of Knute Rockne, Paul Hornung and, of course, Rudy. The 11th edition of the NHL’s annual New Year’s Day … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind | Blackhawks take on Bruins in Winter Classic at Notre Dame

NEW YORK | Top 5 unchanged in AP women’s hoops poll, UConn still No. 1

NEW YORK — UConn, Notre Dame and Louisville remain the top three teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. With most teams taking a break for the holidays, there wasn’t much movement in the Top 25 poll Monday. The only change in the first 10 teams was Mississippi State and Baylor exchanging places at … Continue reading NEW YORK | Top 5 unchanged in AP women’s hoops poll, UConn still No. 1

The Latest: Clemson goes back on top vs Notre Dame 9-3

The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 5:05 p.m. Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s 25th touchdown pass of the season has put the No. 2 Tigers back ahead of No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. Justyn Ross caught the pass near … Continue reading The Latest: Clemson goes back on top vs Notre Dame 9-3

Heupel, Kelly, Saban are finalists for AP coach of year

UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Alabama’s Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday at noon EST. Heupel guided No. 7 Central Florida (12-0) to a second consecutive unbeaten season. … Continue reading Heupel, Kelly, Saban are finalists for AP coach of year

ATLANTA | Kelly relishes Irish role as playoff ‘new kids on the block’

ATLANTA— Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly referred to his team as “the new kids on the block.” The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth straight playoff. Swinney and Clemson are … Continue reading ATLANTA | Kelly relishes Irish role as playoff ‘new kids on the block’

The Latest: Familiar teams battling for CFP championship

The Latest from college football’s bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 5:30 p.m. Parity has become more prevalent in college football over the last few decades, but not at the very top. Notre Dame is now the 10th team to reach the four-team College Football Playoff in the five years of its existence. Alabama has … Continue reading The Latest: Familiar teams battling for CFP championship

The Latest: Tide-OU in Orange Bowl, Tigers-Irish in Texas

The Latest from college football’s bowl selection Sunday (all times Eastern): 12:45 p.m. Clemson is making its fourth College Football Playoff appearance with a new bowl experience against a first-timer in the four-team playoff. The ACC champion Tigers (13-0, No. 2 CFP) will play Notre Dame (12-0, No. 3 CFP) in the Cotton Bowl on … Continue reading The Latest: Tide-OU in Orange Bowl, Tigers-Irish in Texas

For 3rd straight week, ‘Bama, Clemson, ND, Michigan top CFP

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan were at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, marking the first time in the five-year history of the postseason system that the same teams held the first four spots for three straight weeks. Unlike last week, there was a little movement in the top 10. … Continue reading For 3rd straight week, ‘Bama, Clemson, ND, Michigan top CFP

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold steady in CFP

The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week. The third rankings of the season were drama-free Tuesday night after every top-10 team won last weekend. In fact, the entire top 10 stayed the same, the first time that has … Continue reading Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold steady in CFP

SOUTH BEND, Ind | Backup QB Wimbush, defense help No. 3 Irish dominate FSU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes, Dexter Williams ran for a career-high 202 yards and No. 3 Notre Dame took advantage of Florida State turnovers to rout Florida State 42-13 on a frosty Saturday night. With the temperature at 27 degrees — the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind | Backup QB Wimbush, defense help No. 3 Irish dominate FSU

AP Top 25 Podcast: Viewing college football through TV

Multiple screens for viewing multiple games and Twitter handy for updates everywhere else. Many college football fans spend Saturdays this way, including veteran sports writer John Walters, who writes a weekly media column for The Athletic. Walter joined AP’s Ralph Russo on the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast to discuss consuming college football … Continue reading AP Top 25 Podcast: Viewing college football through TV

EVANSTON, Ill | Book leads No. 3 Notre Dame over Northwestern, 31-21

EVANSTON, Ill. — Ian Book threw for threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 4 CFP) remained in line for a playoff spot and continued to build … Continue reading EVANSTON, Ill | Book leads No. 3 Notre Dame over Northwestern, 31-21

ORLANDO, Fla | Milton throws 3 TDs, No. 9 Temple holds off Temple 52-40

ORLANDO, Fla. — No. 9 UCF only knows one way to answer questions about where it stands among the elite teams in college football — keep winning. The defending American Athletic Conference champions remained unbeaten Thursday night, pulling away from Temple late for a 52-40 victory that extended the nation’s longest winning streak and gave … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Milton throws 3 TDs, No. 9 Temple holds off Temple 52-40

NEW YORK | Notre Dame No. 1 in women’s college basketball poll

NEW YORK — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off — atop women’s college basketball. The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The defending national champions received all 31 first-place votes from a national media panel. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame No. 1 in women’s college basketball poll

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. The 13-member selection committee released the first of its five weekly top 25s before the four-team field is set for the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 2. Michigan is fifth, followed by Georgia … Continue reading Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame top 1st CFP rankings

SAN DIEGO | Book, Williams lead No. 3 Notre Dame over Navy, 44-22

SAN DIEGO  — Ian Book threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns, Dexter Williams ran for 142 yards and three scores and No. 3 Notre Dame overwhelmed Navy 44-22 on Saturday night to remain undefeated and in the playoff picture. JaFar Armstrong added a rushing touchdown for the Fighting Irish. They are 8-0 for the … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Book, Williams lead No. 3 Notre Dame over Navy, 44-22

AP Top 25: Clemson back to 2; App State ranked for 1st time

Clemson is back at No. 2 in The Associated Presscollege football poll behind top-ranked Alabama, moving up to where it started, after a convincing victory and Ohio State’s first loss of the season. The Crimson Tide are a unanimous No. 1, with all 61 first-place votes , for the first time this season. The Tigers … Continue reading AP Top 25: Clemson back to 2; App State ranked for 1st time

Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason AP All-Americans

Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team. Tagovailoa, the prolific quarterback of the top-ranked Crimson Tide, has 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions without having to attempt a pass in the fourth quarter because Alabama has been so thoroughly dominant. The Tide is averaging 53.6 points per game. … Continue reading Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason AP All-Americans

SOUTH BEND, Ind. | Pitt faces tall task against No. 5 Notre Dame’s ‘Sequoias’

SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Wide receiver Miles Boykin is usually the tallest guy in a classroom at Notre Dame. The Irish offensive huddle is another matter. “Once we had Chase (Claypool), Cole (Kmet), Alizé (Mack) and me, and I’m the smallest receiver out there on the field,” said the 6-foot-4, 228-pound senior wideout, one of the … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind. | Pitt faces tall task against No. 5 Notre Dame’s ‘Sequoias’

AP Top 25: Notre Dame into top 5; Texas top 10; 8 SEC teams

Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout the AP Top 25 … Continue reading AP Top 25: Notre Dame into top 5; Texas top 10; 8 SEC teams

AP Top 25: Ohio State up to 3, Notre Dame at 6; 5 new teams

After winning top-10 matchups, Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Notre Dame rose to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll. For the second straight week, there was major turnover at the bottom of the Top 25. No. 1 Alabama and Georgia mainted the top two spots in the media ranking … Continue reading AP Top 25: Ohio State up to 3, Notre Dame at 6; 5 new teams

SOUTH BEND, Ind. | No. 8 Notre Dame holds on for 22-17 victory over Vanderbilt

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give Notre Dame a fourth-down stop and No. 8 Notre Dame held on for a 22-17 victory over the Commodores on Saturday. Kyle Shurmur threw for 326 yards and one touchdown for Vanderbilt (2-1), rallying his … Continue reading SOUTH BEND, Ind. | No. 8 Notre Dame holds on for 22-17 victory over Vanderbilt

LOS ANGELES | ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Notre Dame football top ratings

LOS ANGELES — TV viewers are idling away the final weeks of summer the way they started it: with reality programs. Half of last week’s 20 most-watched programs were unscripted contests, according to Nielsen Co. figures released Wednesday. The field was topped by NBC’s two episodes of “America’s Got Talent” and the Notre Dame-Michigan football … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Notre Dame football top ratings

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | Harbaugh-Edwards feud heating up

ANN ARBOR, Mich.  — The war of words between Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former Wolverines receiver Braylon Edwards is heating up. Harbaugh, upset Edwards posted a negative tweet about two U-M players during Saturday’s 24-17 loss at Notre Dame, fired back at Monday’s news conference. Edwards, now a college football analyst, was suspended indefinitely … Continue reading ANN ARBOR, Mich. | Harbaugh-Edwards feud heating up

BOCA RATON, Fla | Youth is served: Weis Jr., 25, stands with Kiffin at FAU

BOCA RATON, Fla — Charlie Weis Jr. has been on the field celebrating Super Bowl wins. He’s worn a headset on the sidelines at Notre Dame games, studied under Nick Saban and interned for Bill Belichick. He’s learned from the best. And he’s a mere 25 years old. Age is just a number to Florida … Continue reading BOCA RATON, Fla | Youth is served: Weis Jr., 25, stands with Kiffin at FAU

NASHVILLE, Tennessee | Garth Brooks to play Notre Dame Stadium’s 1st music concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Fighting Irish and country music will come together on the gridiron, with Garth Brooks announcing plans to play the first-ever music concert at Notre Dame’s football stadium. The country superstar joined famed former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz during a press conference Monday in Nashville, Tennessee. Brooks says a date … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tennessee | Garth Brooks to play Notre Dame Stadium’s 1st music concert

Ogunbowale puts stamp on thrilling women’s hoops season

COLUMBUS, Ohio/April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Arike Ogunbowale put an exclamation point on a thrilling women’s college basketball season. Her off-balance 3-pointer in the title game capped a record comeback by Notre Dame and an incredible weekend for the sport. The Final Four got started with two stirring overtime games — the first time that’s … Continue reading Ogunbowale puts stamp on thrilling women’s hoops season

Irish eyes are rocking: Notre Dame lifted by wild title win

COLUMBUS, Ohio /April 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — It took a historic comeback and an epic shot to give Notre Dame its second national championship. The last-second 3-pointer by Arike Ogunbowale that lifted the Irish over Mississippi State 61-58 Sunday night was a riveting — and fitting — conclusion to the greatest women’s Final Four, and … Continue reading Irish eyes are rocking: Notre Dame lifted by wild title win