Nile Sykes Reportedly Seeking Transfer from Notre Dame

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Well, this offseason had clearly been too quiet for Notre Dame. Our dose of drama this time around is a report from Blue and Gold Illustrated (paywall link), and later confirmed by Irish Illustraed (paywall link), the Chicago Tribune, and the Elkhart Truth that freshman linebacker Nile Sykes will be transferring from the Irish just a couple of weeks after he reported to campus. Thus far, I have yet to see a report as to the exact reason why Sykes is seeking a transfer. All that has been … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Recruiting Update: July 2

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Another day, another commit. Yesterday, Ashton White, three-star cornerback of Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD (Washington DC), committed to the University of Notre Dame. White is ranked 48th nationally and is also being recruited by Boston College, Maryland, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. The 5-foot-11, 176 lb corner back has a 4.43 40-yard dash according to Hudl.com. White was previously committed to Virginia Tech, but decommitted in mid-March and then took visits to several … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Recruiting Update: July 1

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Yesterday we got a new addition to the Notre Dame recruiting class of 2015. Josh Adams, three-star running back from Central Bucks South High School, Warrington, Pa. announced his commitment to the University of Notre Dame. Adams, ranked as the No. 28 running back nationally and No. 7 in Pennsylvania, is also being recruited by Boston College, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Stanford. Adams, 6-foot-3, 205-lbs had 255 carries for 2,089 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns during his 2012 sophomore season, … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “NCAA, We Need to Talk” Edition

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As I mentioned last week, the O'Bannon case is in full swing. Currently the NCAA is "presenting" their defense. I say "presenting" because they are absolutely making a complete mess out of it. For those that aren't aware what the case is about, here is the quick version: Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon has brought an antitrust class action lawsuit against the NCAA saying they are profiting off images and likeness of former student athletes and those athletes have no right to … [Read more...]

Notre Dame and Georgia Series Puts Two ND/Texas Games in Danger

Notre Dame could be playing between the hedges at Sanford Stadium later this decade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Wednesday afternoon, Notre Dame finally made the rumored Georgia series official via Twitter: https://twitter.com/NDFootball/status/481876814714138624 While there was certainly much rejoicing about the series, an immediate damper was put on the celebration with an announcement that two future games against Texas were now in danger: https://twitter.com/McMurphyESPN/status/481932056017252352 You are now likely having one of two reactions: "DAMMIT!" "Wait, isn't ND/Texas … [Read more...]