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MISHAWAKA – Former Notre Dame star and NBA veteran LaPhonso Ellis has been named a special assistant on the staff of first-year Bethel College men's basketball coach Ryne Lightfoot.

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Often for better, but sometimes for worse, Brian Kelly's candor and honesty have always been used both for him and against him in the media storm that forever follows any Notre Dame head football coach.

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NOTRE DAME —Irish junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush used the term "delayed gratification" this weekend when asked about the main theme and final mission of a spring football season that culminated Saturday with the Blue-Gold Game.

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After four seasons playing quarterback at Notre Dame almost 10 years ago, Evan Sharpley learned a thing or two about the two ways to measure the importance and mission of a spring football season.

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NOTRE DAME — Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw announced Monday that two players will transfer from the Fighting Irish program, including 2016 National Gatorade Player of the Year Erin Boley.

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NOTRE DAME — Process over performance; grit over goals; dedication over depth — each of these three spring football themes followed a simple script Brian Kelly never strayed from during an intriguing press conference last week when he promised to build the tightest bond with a group of playe…

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NOTRE DAME — Mike Brey is the first to admit that sometimes he can't believe how smoothly the switch has gone from becoming one of the most successful coaches in Big East basketball history to establishing himself as one of the best in the business as a skipper in the ACC.

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NOTRE DAME — With hindsight forever being 20-20, the buzzer-beating 62-60 loss Saturday to Georgia Tech for the Notre Dame men’s basketball team can now be considered either a badly missed opportunity for the Irish to move up the league standings ladder, or not that big a deal.

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NOTRE DAME — Straying from his typical easy-going, no-panic style of guiding his players through sticky situations, Irish men's basketball head coach Mike Brey instead became ticked off and fired up last Saturday when his team played a lifeless first half and trailed 40-33 at home to Clemson.

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NOTRE DAME — With 11 wins during the 13 games of his pre-conference schedule, Irish men's basketball coach Mike Brey was asked to grade his team before the heavy lifting of the Atlantic Coast Conference season begins with a New Year's Eve matchup at Pittsburgh against a familiar but difficul…

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NOTRE DAME — In the latest development to what might be best described as the forgettable football season that nobody seems willing to forget, the 4-8 misery was revived again this week and last with full-page advertisements in a couple area newspapers calling for the jobs of Irish head coac…

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NOTRE DAME — After suffering through one of the worst weeks in his 25-plus seasons as a head football coach, Brian Kelly could finally take a deep breath and celebrate the fact that it appears he survived it and will be around to coach the Irish again next season.

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NOTRE DAME — With Saturday's Senior Day football game against Virginia Tech pending, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was asked if he shared the same feelings former Irish skipper Lou Holtz often spoke of decades ago regarding whether an overflow of emotion would cloud his senior players' f…

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NOTRE DAME — Fighting Irish senior Cole Luke is taking the next two weekends very seriously when it comes to beating Virginia Tech this Saturday and then beating USC on Thanksgiving weekend to finish the regular season with three straight wins, a 6-6 record and a trip to a bowl game.

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As a graduate student, a Rhodes scholar candidate, a volunteer assistant football coach, a young man of deep faith, a gifted musician and, oh yeah, the Notre Dame student body president, Corey Robinson doesn't get the same lounge-around time many of his college classmates enjoy.

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NOTRE DAME — Ask James Onwualu for the single word that best describes his personality as a student and an athlete, and after a few seconds of reflection, the Notre Dame senior linebacker settles on "dependable."

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SOUTH BEND — Every football program needs a turning point now and again; a moment or a game that changes or sets a course to better fortunes.

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Well beyond his own control, Brian Kelly had to feel last week a bit like a child who had a parent uninvitedly and unexpectedly show up on the school playground to stick up for him after he was left out of a dodgeball game.

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Holding an inauspicious 2-5 record and facing just his second losing season in 26 years as a head coach, and only the fifth losing season in the last 30 years for the Notre Dame football program, Brian Kelly needed a hug, a big one, and he got it.

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Not even the hurricane experts provided ample warning to the miserable conditions that awaited the Notre Dame football team for its weekend trip to Raleigh, N.C., and a date last Saturday with North Carolina State.

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As we all savored a preseason top-10 ranking and the hopes of a possible playoff run, a postseason trip to the Citrus Bowl or the Russell Athletic Bowl never entered any destination consideration for Notre Dame or its faithful followers.

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Practically planning a parade to celebrate a Notre Dame defense that allowed 489 yards and 33 points to a below-average Syracuse team seemed a little overblown Saturday afternoon.

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NOTRE DAME — After the events of this past week, Brian Kelly faces a strategic tug-of-war Saturday against Syracuse unlike any put before him during his seven seasons coaching football at Notre Dame.

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NOTRE DAME — Rock bottom arrived for Brian VanGorder shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday evening when an unknown Duke kicker named A.J. Reed hit a 19-yard field goal to complete one of the most disappointing upset losses in Irish football history.

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NOTRE DAME — Not even Notre Dame star quarterback DeShone Kizer was immune from Brian Kelly’s wrath this week when the Irish head coach made it clear that the execution and effort displayed during his team’s 1-2 start ain’t cuttin’ it.

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SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame football followers cringed a bit after the Irish lost to Texas in the season opener when Brian Kelly explained away the difficult defeat with phrases such as "we're a young team" and "we sent 10 players to the NFL after last season."

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For about the last five years, Steve Rochell has relied on an interesting mode of transportation to be certain he could attend as many of his two sons' college football games as possible.

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NOTRE DAME — The Ryder Cup trophy will make an appearance at the University of Notre Dame prior to Saturday's game between the Fighting Irish and Michigan State.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's defense got going after stuffing Nevada on a fourth-and-1 from the 17 on Nevada's first possession. The offense didn't get going until the second quarter.

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In many respects, an email blast sent to the media Wednesday afternoon by the Notre Dame football office ended any curiosity as to who would start at quarterback Saturday against Nevada. Junior DeShone Kizer was the only Irish signal caller named on the post-practice interview list. Senior M…

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NOTRE DAME — With 20 starters returning, a roster loaded with NFL prospects and strong leadership within every position group, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly felt ecstatic about his team this time last year.

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