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Could The Oklahoma-Notre Dame Game Be A Flop?
Notre Dame looks to build upon its 15-game winning streak when it plays host to the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Softball Championship (May 10-12) at Melissa Cook Stadium.
South Florida head football coach Skip Holtz said Wednesday that Notre Dame transfer Aaron Lynch will explore petitioning the NCAA for a waiver to play for the Bulls in 2012.
Holtz made his remarks during a Google+ a roughly 30-minute video chat with fans. A complete replay of it can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/7rv5e8a
One of the best athletes to come through Notre Dame in a few years is only a freshman. Pat Connaughton got drafted by the pros for baseball in high school, and as we saw last season, he's a heck of a
Just days after he stepped away from his commitment to Ohio State, Alex Anzalone welcomed Notre Dame into Wyomissing Area High School as he reopened his recruitment.
Commissioner of Big Ten wants division winners only in playoff
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, who has floated ideas for how a four-team college football playoff should be set up, said Wednesday that any new format shouldn’t include a team that doesn’t win its division.
“I don’t have a lot of regard for that team,” Delany said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I certainly wouldn’t have as much regard for that team as I would for someone who played nine conference games in a tough conference and played a couple out-of-conference games on the road against really good opponents. If a poll doesn’t honor those teams and they’re conference champions, I do.”
Alabama finished behind Louisiana State University in the SEC West last season, but the Crimson Tide got a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game and beat the Tigers.
Delany insisted he isn’t pushing for a particular format to be implemented for the 2014 season. He said a proposal that would put four conference champions, ranked among the top six, into the four-team playoff was simply an idea he discussed with reporters last week in Chicago.
BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock has said 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director will present a “small number” of options – two to seven configurations – for a four-team playoff to their leagues at conference meetings.
The group of decision-makers will gather again in June, attempting to agree on a final version for university presidents to potentially approve by July 4.
BIG EAST FUTURE: The conference’s interim commissioner said Wednesday it is working to dispel any perception that it is unraveling following the ouster of John Marinatto.
Joseph Bailey III, a former chief executive with the Miami Dolphins, held his first conference call with reporters Wednesday, two days after Marinatto resigned amid pressure from Big East presidents. Bailey said he does not want the job permanently.
In the meantime, he said he’s seen no split between football and basketball schools, and said the conference is focused on making sure the public doesn’t think it is falling apart.
Marinatto left after less than three years on the job and a wave of departures by high-profile schools, such as Pittsburgh, Syracuse and West Virginia.
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Offensive line coach Harry Hiestand has been at Notre Dame for less than four months, but he already has made a sizable impact in recruiting for the Irish.
The Irish have been solid during Brian Kelly's tenure recruiting-wise. A perennial top-10 type of class seems to be the norm in the Brian Kelly era, and that's good news for Irish fans...
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS 2012 TEAM PREDICTIONS
Revenge Game: Notre Dame (Sept. 15) and Nebraska (Nov. 3)
The Spartans lost in embarrassing fashion on the road to both the Fighting Irish and the Cornhuskers by a combined 55-16. The visit from the Big Red carries heavy Big Ten title implications while the rivalry with Notre Dame has featured no love lost of late. You can bet that Dantonio’s bunch has both of these contests circled and underlined.
2011 overall record: 8-5 Returning starters: Offense: 7; defense: 7; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Tommy Rees, QB Andrew Hendrix, RB Cierre Wood
Best spring game performance: Everett Golson, considered the biggest mystery in the four-man quarterback battle entering the spring, was 11 of 15 for
Yeah, you know exactly where this one is headed. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, long a staunch anti-playoff proponent, has suddenly found himself at or near the forefront of a move toward revamped postseason as he, along with his fellow commissioners, attempts to position their respective confe...
Tommy Rees' legal issues means he's no longer the front-runner
Mark Dantonio is considered the 13th-best coach in college football, 11 spots ahead of Brady Hoke. And Devin Gardner is ranked as the second-best backup QB in the league.
2012 was a surprising year for the Notre Dame Men The Irish ended the
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