SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Cole Kmet is the latest Notre Dame player to give up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, changing his mind after saying in November that he intended to...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) (AP) — Running back Tony Jones Jr. became the second player for No. 14 Notre Dame to forego his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — One Notre Dame offensive standout is planning to return to school. It remains to be seen if another will join him.
Quarterback Ian Book posted on his Instagram and...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — So much for the notion that No. 14 Notre Dame didn't have anything to play for in the Camping World Bowl.
A year removed from an appearance in the CFP national...
Camping World Bowl: No. 14 Notre Dame (10-2, Independent) vs. Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12), Saturday at noon EST (ABC).
Notre Dame (10-2) vs Iowa State (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 28, 12 p.m. ET
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When Notre Dame needed a spark to get going late in the first half, the special teams delivered.
Isaiah Foskey’s blocked punt set up Ian Book’s second of four...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book was coy after throwing three touchdown passes in No. 15 Notre Dame’s 40-7 victory over Boston College Saturday whether it would be his final game at Notre Dame...
Boston College (5-5) at No 15 Notre Dame (8-2, No. 16 CFP), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. EST (NBC).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — If Chase Claypool and Ian Book continue connecting as they did Saturday in No. 16 Notre Dame’s 52-20 rout of No. 21 Navy, the hotel roommates may deserve a penthouse...
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book trusted his legs to pick up chunks of yardage for No. 15 Notre Dame. The touchdowns came from his arm.
Book rushed for a career-best 139 yards and threw four...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book delivered the type of clutch, game-winning drive that can make Notre Dame fans forgive the quarterbacks' mistakes.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame survived upset-minded Southern California by staying grounded in chilly Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With Southern California on the horizon for No. 9 Notre Dame, Brian Kelly wanted his team to show explosiveness against Bowling Green on Saturday.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes Ian Book needs to be more decisive if the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish are going to find their identity on offense.
No. 18 Virginia (4-0) at No. 10 Notre Dame (2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (NBC).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When it came time for tight end Cole Kmet's season debut, Notre Dame skipped the hors d'oeuvres.
"We put him right in the frying pan," coach Brian Kelly...
The echoes have been slumbering at Notre Dame for more than two decades.
The Fighting Irish really need to make some new memories.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and No. 7 Notre Dame got some kinks out Saturday against New Mexico and now have No. 3 Georgia on their minds.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly decided to be proactive before No. 7 Notre Dame gets more than a wakeup call.
After viewing film of his team's lackluster 35-17 victory at Louisville and...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A week after the lackluster, season-opening 35-17 victory at Louisville, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wasn't going to pile on his team and, specifically, senior quarterback...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Briefly caught off guard by Louisville's intensity, Notre Dame turned up its energy as well to take control with big plays.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A discouraging end to an otherwise great 2018 season made for a long offseason for Notre Dame.
The No. 9 Fighting Irish will try to start another national championship...
No. 9 Notre Dame (12-1 last season) at Louisville (2-10), Monday at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For Notre Dame to reach its second straight College Football Playoff, it may have to run the table behind quarterback Ian Book.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book came into spring practice with the idea of being out of his comfort zone.
At a school that has produced its share of legendary quarterbacks, the 6-foot,...
Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush says he is transferring to Central Florida, where he will be eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer.
Wimbush announced on social media Monday he would attend UCF next season. He started 16 games for the Fighting Irish over the last two seasons, including the first three of 2018. Wimbush lost his starting job to Ian Book, but helped the Irish to a 12-0 regular season.
DALLAS (AP) — Clemson and Notre Dame weren't even a month into this season when they made unexpected quarterback switches while undefeated with seniors who had won a lot of games.
Neither of those senior starters was even injured, but the Tigers and Fighting Irish decided to make early changes. Both teams are still without a loss and now in the College Football Playoff.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson (13-0, ACC, No. 2 CFP) vs. Notre Dame (12-0, Independent, No. 3 CFP), Dec. 29 (ESPN)
LOCATION: Arlington, Texas.
Clemson: Sophomore RB Travis Etienne has 1,463 yards rushing with 21 TDs. He ran for 156 yards and two TDs on only 12 carries in the ACC championship game against Pitt.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notre Dame's offensive skill players gathered on the sideline and looked up at an unfamiliar sight on the scoreboard. The Fighting Irish hadn't faced a double-digit deficit at any point in their perfect season before Southern California jumped to a 10-0 lead Saturday night.
With their national championship dreams suddenly in a wee bit of trouble, running back Dexter Williams spoke up.
"Somebody has got to make a play!" Williams shouted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notre Dame has reached the grand finale of its regular season without a defeat, surviving a perilous path from San Diego to the Bronx and back with its championship dreams intact.
The remaining road before the No. 3 Fighting Irish is suddenly quite clear. With a win over struggling Southern California on Saturday night at the Coliseum, Notre Dame (11-0, No. 3 CFP) should secure a spot in the College Football Playoff.
NEW YORK (AP) — The band was an Aaron Judge moon shot away from the field, way up in the right-field bleachers of Yankee Stadium.
Still, the Fighting Irish lined up in the end zone/outfield and sang the alma mater — just as they would have at Notre Dame Stadium — after dispatching No. 12 Syracuse and putting themselves a step away from the College Football Playoff.
No. 12 Syracuse (8-2, No. 12 CFP) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0, No. 3 CFP), 2:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book should be back as the No. 1 quarterback for No. 3 Notre Dame this week.
Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday that Book, who missed Notre Dame's victory against Florida State on Saturday night with an upper body injury, is expected to practice Tuesday. If there are no setbacks, Book will reclaim his starting spot over Brandon Wimbush, Kelly said.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — On Senior Night at frosty Notre Dame Stadium, coach Brian Kelly couldn't have been happier for senior quarterback Brandon Wimbush in No. 3 Notre Dame's 42-13 victory over Florida State.
"Brandon wants to win for Notre Dame, for his teammates," Kelly said after the senior backup threw three first-half touchdowns and fellow senior Dexter Williams ran for a career-high 202 yards while the Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP) took advantage of two first-quarter turnovers by the Seminoles
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Sam Mustipher gets to run out of the home tunnel one final time for No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday night against Florida State.
The graduate center just never thought he'd be snapping the ball to senior Brandon Wimbush again.
With Ian Book nursing an injury, Wimbush is expected to be the starting quarterback when the Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 3 CFP) face the Seminoles (4-5).
No. 3 Notre Dame is turning back to Brandon Wimbush to keep the Fighting Irish unbeaten.
Wimbush will start at quarterback against Florida State on Saturday, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press, because Ian Book is nursing an upper body injury,
Irish coach Brian Kelly told reporters at his post-practice Thursday news conference that Book had been limited at practice with an upper body injury and who starts would be game-time decision. Kelly called Book day-to-day.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame looked as if it was running away with another victory, leading by 17 points early in the fourth quarter.
It turned out the Fighting Irish needed one more big dash to secure it.
Ian Book threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night.
No. 3 Notre Dame (8-0, No. 4 CFP) at Northwestern (5-3), 7:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame got off to an inauspicious start against Navy when top receiver Miles Boykin fumbled after a catch on the first play from scrimmage.
Turns out that was merely a hiccup.
"There's no point in thinking about what happened when you have the whole game ahead of you," said quarterback Ian Book, who was remarkably efficient in leading the Fighting Irish to a 44-22 win that kept them undefeated and in the playoff picture.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Alize Mack had a simple answer on his preparation for Navy.
"Just the details, really. Tightening up all the screws in our game, not getting lazy," he said. "It's the little things, footwork, slants, position blocking, staying low. Can't let those things slip later on in the season cause now the stakes are high."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Wide receiver Miles Boykin had a message for quarterback Ian Book after No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh.
"I told him winning is fun, but let's not win like this again," the 6-foot-4 Boykin said after he caught the game-winning, 35-yard touchdown pass from Book with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday to secure the 19-14 win.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Eric Cavaliere has been watching Ian Book play football for over a decade, stretching back to when Book was 9 and Cavaliere was in attendance only because his daughter was a cheerleader.
Cavaliere says he has seen almost every game Book's played since, be it live or on TV.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and Miles Boykin, the heroes of Notre Dame's Citrus Bowl victory on New Year's Day, worked their magic once again and a stifling defensive line chipped in as the No. 8 Irish broke a three-game losing streak to No. 7 Stanford with a 38-17 victory Saturday night.
Book threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns, including an 8-yard TD to Boykin, who had career highs in receptions (11) and yardage (144).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Last year, Stanford made an in-season quarterback change, going to K.J. Costello late in the season to boost an offense that was relying too much on the running game and help the Cardinal surge a Pac-12 title game appearance.
This season, Notre Dame has made a similar move. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly did not wait as long as Cardinal coach David Shaw to make the switch, and he also is still playing it coy about how committed he is to last week's starter, Ian Book.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A quarterback change helped make No. 8 Notre Dame finally feel good about its offense again. Now the question is whether the Fighting Irish will stick with him this week against No. 7 Stanford.
Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver.
But sometimes good isn't good enough.
No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against Florida International. Meanwhile, the QB rotation continued at No. 3 Clemson — though it's becoming more obvious the Tigers' best quarterback isn't the starter.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 Notre Dame threw the Book at Wake Forest.
Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more in his first start of the season, leading the Fighting Irish past Wake Forest 56-27 on Saturday.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book started at quarterback for No. 8 Notre Dame in its game against Wake Forest on Saturday.
The redshirt sophomore replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup, two days after coach Brian Kelly sidestepped questions about making a change at the position.