Fighting Irish

Kelly Earns 100th Win, No. 2 Notre Dame Rolls Past BC 45-31

Nov 14, 2020
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BOSTON (AP) — Ian Book passed for three touchdowns and ran for another and No. 2 Notre Dame overcame an early deficit to roll to a 45-31 victory over Boston College. The Fighting Irish's eighth straight win in the series between the FBS's only Catholic institutions gave coach Brian Kelly his 100th career victory at the school, tying him with Lou Holtz for second all-time. He is now just five behind coach Knute Rockne. A week after upsetting Clemson, Notre Dame racked up a season high 561 total yards led by Book, who finished 20 of 27 for 283 yards.


UPDATE: Notre Dame Mandates Virus Testing After Football Celebration

Nov 9, 2020
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UPDATE (Nov. 9): 

The University of Notre Dame began COVID-19 exit testing for its students Monday ahead of the holiday break. After this weekend’s football game -- where students gathered for pre-game parties and rushed the field in violation of social distancing -- penalties have increased for students who don’t get tested.

In an email to students, University President Fr. John Jenkins called the conduct “disappointing” and laid out the new guidelines: if students don’t report for COVID-19 testing, they won’t be able to register for spring classes. They’re also not allowed to leave South Bend until they receive their results and know they're virus-free. 

Kelly's No. 7 Irish Welcome Scott's Rebuilding South Florida

Sep 17, 2020
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When he became football coach at South Florida in December, Jeff Scott had one regret. He would not have a chance to visit Notre Dame Stadium on Nov. 7 with Clemson, where he was offensive coordinator. Because of the pandemic, he will get a chance after all.  Scott and South Florida will visit No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday. The Fighting Irish lost to USF in 2011, but they are currently riding a 19-game winning streak at home.


Notre Dame Releases 2020 Football Schedule

Aug 6, 2020
Screenshot of Notre Dame Football's verified Twitter account post

Today via Twitter, Notre Dame released its football schedule for the 2020 season. 

Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season, alterations brought on by the pandemic. The ACC's university presidents approved the plan for an 11-game schedule, including a nonconference game, and for pushing back the league championship game from Dec. 5 to either Dec. 12 or 19. Notre Dame will play in a football conference for the first time in the 133-year history of the program if the season is played. 

Niele Ivey To Muffet McGraw: "I'm Here Because Of You"

Apr 22, 2020
Screenshot from virtual news conference

NEW (Posted Apr. 23 at 1:05pm): 

The University of Notre Dame officially introduced Niele Ivey as the new head women’s basketball coach today.


Ivey played for Notre Dame. She was a part of the team that earned the Irish their first NCAA tournament win in 2001. Following the win, she spent five seasons playing for the WNBA on the Indiana Fever.  

Ivey returned to Notre Dame as an assistant coach under Muffet McGraw in 2007. She left ND to spend the last season as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

No. 14 Notre Dame Routs Iowa State In Camping World Bowl

Dec 28, 2019
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Ian Books threw for 247 yards and one touchdown to lead 14th-ranked Notre Dame to a 33-9 victory over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl. Tony Jones Jr. scored on an 84-yard run and finished with 135 yards rushing.

Game MVP Chase Claypool had seven receptions for 146 yards and one TD. Brock Purdy threw for 222 yards without an interception for Iowa State.

The sophomore quarterback was unable to get the Cyclones in the end zone, though, after throwing for 27 touchdowns during the regular season.

Book Throws For 5 TDs As No. 7 Notre Dame Routs New Mexico

Sep 14, 2019
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book threw a career-high five touchdown passes and Notre Dame's defense came up with three first-half interceptions as the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish rolled past New Mexico 66-14 on Saturday in the final tuneup for a showdown at No. 3 Georgia.

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The first home football game for the Fighting Irish is happening today at Notre Dame. A delegation from Ireland will be in attendance and they plan a home opener for the Irish in 2020 that will be thousands of miles away from Notre Dame Stadium. 


Two University of Notre Dame seniors wrote a new song embracing the history behind the nickname the “Fighting Irish.” 

University Of Notre Dame Marching Band Welcomes New School Year

Aug 22, 2019
Annacaroline Caruso

The University of Notre Dame marching band welcomed the new school year Thursday morning with their annual march-out. 

About 380 students participated in the campus-wide march. Some were returning band members and others were auditioning for a spot on the Band of the Fighting Irish.

One current and eleven former student-athletes with connections to Notre Dame competed or coached at the Olympic games that concluded last night in Rio. As WVPE’s Jon Huber reports, five won medals.