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Past articles by Mike:

Notre Dame, Howard Make MLK Day Meeting An Instant Classic

It wasn’t just the fact that Irish coach Mike Brey recruited Bison coach Kenny Blakeney to Duke out of nearby DeMatha High School more than three decades ago or that Blakeney later worked as an assistant on Brey’s staff at Delaware. → Read More

Why Brian Polian Following Brian Kelly To LSU Is A Big Deal

At Notre Dame, the son of Hall of Fame NFL executive Bill Polian also served as Kelly’s recruiting coordinator for four seasons before moving into the associate head coach position for 2021. → Read More

Injured Notre Dame Star Kyle Hamilton Faces Potential Business Decision

For the second straight Saturday, one of the nation’s best college football players will be reduced to a glorified coaching role on the Notre Dame sideline. → Read More

Jack Coan Is No Superman, But He’s The Right Man For Notre Dame

Freshman Tyler Buchner has gone from run-first, change-of-pace option to the star-in-waiting that led Notre Dame back from a first-half deficit last time out at Virginia Tech. → Read More

Notre Dame Stadium Has Found Its New Voice Of Football Falls

For the past 39 football falls, Mike Collins was that unwavering voice at Notre Dame Stadium. → Read More

Notre Dame-Navy Football Game In Ireland Remains A Possibility

It says plenty about the uncertainty of these pandemic-marred times that Notre Dame has yet to rule out its season-opening trip to Dublin, Ireland in late August to play Navy in the 2020 season football opener for both teams. → Read More

Muffet McGraw Is Ready For The Next Challenge After 33 Years At Notre Dame

At 64 and with 936 career wins, including five seasons at Lehigh, McGraw has nothing left to prove in the basketball realm. → Read More

What Are Major College Coaches, Control Freaks Like Brian Kelly To Do When Their Teams Are Away?

Suddenly, with classes going online and workouts being largely unsupervised, the temptation is there for football coaches to fret even more than they usually do. When it comes to big-time college sports, out of sight rarely means out of mind. → Read More

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Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Tries To Embrace The ‘New Normal’

At a time when he should be putting in the game plan for the annual Blue-Gold Game that caps spring practice, Kelly instead finds himself holding one video conference after another to keep things moving forward for his program. → Read More

With Chip Long reportedly out at Notre Dame, Ian Book-Tom Rees collaboration set to grow

Chip Long's hard-driving style may have grated on some, but Tom Rees' reassuring manner has forged an especially close bond with quarterback Ian Book → Read More

'Next Man In' mentality serves Notre Dame well in the face of injuries

While injuries short-circuited Stanford's season, Notre Dame found a way to cope by using the 'Next Man In' mentality with its talented reserves → Read More

U.S. Attorney General William Barr decries attacks on religious freedom in Notre Dame speech

Attorney General declines to take questions from media. Ukraine protest precedes semi-private religious freedom speech at Notre Dame's law school. → Read More

Notre Dame loses defensive end Daelin Hayes for the season to shoulder injury

Senior defensive end Daelin Hayes was off to a strong start before suffering labrum tear in his shoulder against Virginia → Read More

Big dudes have themselves a day as Notre Dame roars back for win over Virginia

Why do we so love to see the big dudes rumble downfield? Notre Dame's Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa explains → Read More

Pass rush carries Notre Dame to 35-20 comeback win over Virginia

A dominant second-half performance by the defense, however, carried 10th-ranked Notre Dame to a 35-20 comeback win on Saturday afternoon. → Read More

'Until we meet again': Chase Claypool honors his sister's memory with his play at Notre Dame

Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool, who lost his older sister to suicide in 2011, tries to honor her memory with his play → Read More

Asmar Bilal's emergence for Notre Dame helped by the man he replaced — Drue Tranquill

lasting friendship buoys NFL rookie Drue Tranquill and his Notre Dame replacement Asmar Bilal, a Ben Davis graduate. → Read More

Brian Kelly: Notre Dame linebackers weren't faking injuries vs. Georgia

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly answers social-media speculation that his linebackers were faking injuries in loss to Georgia → Read More

Notre Dame laments missed chances, but believes it proved it can play with anyone

Heavy underdog Notre Dame sees its upset bid fall short in 23-17 loss at No. 3 Georgia → Read More