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NCAA MIDWEST VANDERBILT NOTRE DAME Dave Zalubowski | Associated Press 
Former Notre Dame point guard Niele Ivey won a national championship with the Irish as a player in 2001. After more than a decade as an Irish assistant coach, she returns to take over for long-time coach Muffet McGraw. (DAVID ZALUBOWSKISTF)

Notre Dame women's breakdown

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November 27, 2020 1:00 am

 Associated Press
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, center, will lead the Irish against No. 25 North Carolina today in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Irish spend holiday preparing for game

It wasn't a normal Thanksgiving for Notre Dame football.

November 27, 2020 1:00 am

ACC This Week Football Associated Press
Quarterback Sam Howell and the potent North Carolina offense will look to best No. 2 Notre Dame on Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (Gerry BroomeSTF)

Irish defense faces another tough test

Notre Dame has already faced one offense ranked in the top 10 in the country this season. The Irish were able to slow that unit down...

November 26, 2020 1:00 am

Kentucky Alabama Football Associated Press
Wide receiver DeVonta Smith and the Crimson Tide top the first College Football Playoff rankings. (Mickey WelshMBR)

CFP panel places ND at 2, OSU at 4

Alabama was No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio...

November 25, 2020 1:00 am