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Dexter Williams becomes third Irish player chosen on draft's third day

Dexter Williams had an up-and-down career at Notre Dame, but when he was on the field he was an explosive running back, capable of putting up huge numbers with his burst out of the ...

April 27, 2019 5:20 pm


Chargers select Carroll grad Tranquill in fourth round

For the second straight year, a Fort Wayne native heard his name called at the NFL Draft. Carroll graduate and Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill joined Snider grad Jessie Bates ...

April 27, 2019 2:12 pm


Giants draft Notre Dame All-American cornerback Love

Julian Love is one of the best cornerbacks in Notre Dame history: he holds the records for pass breakups in a single season (20, a mark that stood since 1969) and career (39) despi ...

April 27, 2019 4:30 pm


Baltimore Ravens select Miles Boykin in third round

For the second straight day, the NFL Draft was quiet on the Notre Dame front until the action was almost over. After Jerry Tillery went with the 28th pick in the first round Thursd ...

April 27, 2019 4:30 pm


Tight end Alize Mack rounds out Notre Dame's draft

Tight end has been one of Notre Dame's strongest positions in the 21st century and under coach Brian Kelly in particular. Bishop Dwenger product Tyler Eifert and Kyle Rudolph lead ...

April 27, 2019 10:20 pm


Notre Dame's Tillery taken 28th by Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers used the 28th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft to select Notre Dame defensive lineman Jerry Tillery, the first Irish player taken in the draft. Til ...

April 26, 2019 12:00 am


Notre Dame releases 2021 football schedule

Notre Dame football will face Purdue at Notre Dame Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021, the Irish announced Thursday. The Irish also released the rest of its 2021 schedule, which f ...

April 25, 2019 9:00 pm


Notre Dame football among programs named in court

Former professional athlete financial adviser Martin Blazer named Notre Dame among a handful of high-profile schools as one whose football players he paid at some point between 200 ...

April 23, 2019 11:40 pm


Book efficient at spring game, Armstrong shines

It's difficult to make any grand pronouncements based on the Blue-Gold Game, or any team's spring game for that matter. Anyone who definitively states what to expect for the season ...

April 13, 2019 6:00 pm


Defense beats offense, 57-45, in Blue-Gold Game

SOUTH BEND – How it Happened The first team offense, led by quarterback Ian Book, took the field first and put on a clinic in its opening series. In a hurry-up tempo, Boo ...

April 13, 2019 3:40 pm


Notre Dame flips switch, returns to Final Four

CHICAGO – For much of the first half of Monday's NCAA regional final, it felt as if Notre Dame could not buy a bucket. Some were good shots that banked off the rim or rolled ...

April 2, 2019 1:00 am


Wrap-up: Notre Dame 84, Stanford 68

CHICAGO – It felt like Notre Dame was bound to shake off the shooting doldrums that plagued them in the first half of their 84-68 win Monday over Stanford in the Chicago Regi ...

April 2, 2019 1:20 am


Halftime: Stanford 33, Notre Dame 26

CHICAGO – After Saturday's win in the regional semifinal, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer insisted her team would have to play better – more specifically, shoo ...

April 1, 2019 10:10 pm


NCAA Tournament Regional Final: (2) Stanford (31-4) vs. (1) Notre Dame (33-3)

CHICAGO – The Irish were hitting on (almost) all cylinders Saturday, and they needed to be to get past Texas A&M and reach tonight's Elite Eight match-up against Stanfor ...

April 1, 2019 9:10 pm


Irish returning to Final Four

CHICAGO – For stretches in the first half, it seemed as if Notre Dame couldn't buy a bucket. It didn't last, though, as the Irish (34-3) came alive in the second half to bea ...

April 1, 2019 11:10 pm