Bueckers scores 22 but injured in UConn win over Irish
Paige Bueckers scored 22 points but went down with an injury at the end of No. 2 UConn's 73-54 win over No. 24 Notre Dame on Sunday. Olivia Nelson-Ododa added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Huskies (5-1), who dominated underneath, outrebounding Notre Dame 45-32 and outscored the Fighting Irish 28-16 in the paint. UConn freshman Caroline Ducharme scored a season-best 14 points and Aaliyah Edwards chipped in with 10.news.yahoo.com
LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach
LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport's most storied program to an Southeastern Conference powerhouse. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night that Kelly was leaving Notre Dame for LSU. It was the second bombshell in college football in as many days, coming a little more than 24 hours after Southern California lured Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma.news.yahoo.com
#14 Notre Dame entering a sold-out Lane Stadium on Saturday to face Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is playing host to Notre Dame in just four days. The Irish is coming off of their first loss of the season on Saturday against Cincinnati. Virginia Tech is coming out of a bye, giving the Hokie defense extra time to study an offense that operates with three quarterbacks.
Desmond Ridder, No. 7 Cincinnati beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13
Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and ran for score late in the fourth quarter as No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized on its big opportunity and beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13 in a game the Bearcats hope can be the centerpiece of College Football Playoff resume.
Chryst says Wisconsin's troubles on offense go beyond Mertz
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says the Badgers’ problems on offense don’t rest solely with struggling quarterback Graham Mertz. Mertz was 18 for 41 for 240 yards with four interceptions and a fumble in the Badgers’ 41-13 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. Chryst said Monday his message to the sophomore is to stay positive.news.yahoo.com
Clemson falls to No. 25 in AP poll, snapping top-10 streak
Clemson tumbled to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10. The Tigers (2-2) lost for the second time this season Saturday — falling in double overtime to North Carolina State — and dropped 16 spots from No. 9 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank. Clemson’s top-10 streak was tied with Alabama for the longest current run in college football and second-longest in the history of the AP poll, behind Miami’s 137 from 1985-93.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Sabres coaches placed in NHL COVID protocol
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Buffalo Sabres interim coach Don Granato and assistant Matt Ellis have been placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The development leaves general manager Kevyn Adams taking over behind the bench for Buffalo’s game at Pittsburgh on Thursday night. This marks the second time the Sabres have been hit by COVID-19 in two months. Buffalo’s season was paused for two weeks in early February after nine players and then-coach Ralph Krueger were placed in the protocol. The university said the team went through seven rounds of testing in the seven days leading up to its departure for Albany on Wednesday.
Historic forest in France supplies oak trees to rebuild Notre Dame
Historic forest in France supplies oak trees to rebuild Notre Dame The Villefermoy forest in France used to belong to the Catholic Church before the French Revolution. Now, some of its trees will be used to rebuild the spire of the Notre Dame cathedral, which was heavily damaged in a fire two years ago. Elaine Cobbe has the story.cbsnews.com
Four oaks, one sacred destiny: Recreating Notre Dame's spire
In a former royal forest in France, four 200-year-old oaks are being felled for wood to reconstruct Notre Dame cathedral's fallen spire. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)JUPILLES – Four French oaks that have been standing for hundreds of years in a once-royal forest now have a sacred destiny. Felled Tuesday in the Loire region's Forest of Berce, they have been selected to reconstruct Notre Dame cathedral’s fallen spire. Reconstruction of a 12th-century cathedral such as Notre Dame in wood is a daunting prospect. The only thing left to do is make the beam for Notre Dame,” Anthony Jeanneau, ONF Forestry Technician, told AP as trees fell noisily around him.
By opting out of video game, ND calls attention to NIL issue
The NCAA was sued by former college athletes for inappropriately using their images and likenesses in the video games and lost. Since Notre Dame went public with its choice, Northwestern did the same in response to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times. AdTulane AD Troy Dannen acknowledged that Notre Dame paved the way for its announcement. “It's not like the entire country gasps that they cannot be Tulane in the video game,” Dannen said. That means under the current proposal, the video game could not depict specific players playing for their teams.
Virus-hit Boston College (3-13) fires coach Jim Christian
FILE - Boston College head coach Jim Christian questions a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, file photo. Boston College fired basketball coach Jim Christian on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, with three weeks left in his seventh season. The basketball team that struggled to fill out a lineup as COVID-19 protocols chipped away at the roster lost coach Jim Christian on Monday when he was fired with three weeks remaining in his seventh season. Athletic director Pat Kraft said assistant Scott Spinelli will coach the team the rest of the season. Ad“It’s not easy,” Christian said Saturday after the 75-67 loss to Syracuse that would turn out to be his finale.
The Latest: North Carolina men's hoops seeking a home game
The program’s official Twitter account posted Monday that the Tar Heels are seeking a home game for this week. 18 Virginia Tech was postponed, the third Atlantic Coast Conference home game called off for the program. ___Vanderbilt says a limited number of students from its senior class can attend the men’s basketball home game Wednesday with Kentucky. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday that Clemson's men's basketball game at Notre Dame scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues. AdThe conference says in a release that the postponement follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Clemson men’s program.
Virginia Tech women lose another close one in conference play
Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard (2) shoots over Notre Dame's Abby Prohaska (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Thursday January 21 2021. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)Blacksburg, Va. – The Virginia Tech women of coach Kenny Brooks are clearly getting sick of this “close but no cigar” routine. Virginia Tech would storm back to get the game within 2 at 60-58 with more than a minute remaining, but couldn’t finish. We just have to find a way to win,” guard Aisha Sheppard says. The Virginia Tech women are back in action Sunday afternoon when they travel to NC State.
The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed
That can mean a positive COVID-19 test, an inconclusive test or potential exposure to someone who tested positive. He was pulled at halftime of Memphis’ game against Brooklyn on Jan. 8 but played the Grizzlies’ next game Jan. 11 against Cleveland. ___The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that Saturday's Pittsburgh-Boston College men’s basketball game has been postponed. The conference also said Pittsburgh's men's game at Wake Forest scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7, will move to this Saturday evening. ___Georgetown’s men’s basketball game at Xavier scheduled for next week has been postponed because of a coronavirus-related issue in the Hoyas’ program.
Second-half run pushes Wake Forest past Virginia Tech women
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Elizabeth Kitley recorded here eighth double-double of the season (18 points and 21 rebounds) on Sunday afternoon. But the Demon Deacons fought back for the 67-64, another disappointing loss for the Hokies. Wake Forest was led by Gina Conti who scored 18 points and Ivana Raca and Christina Morra who each tallied 17 points. It was a 14-2 run in the second half that wiped away the Hokies’ 10 point lead. The Hokies are scheduled to be back at Cassell Coliseum on Thursday to host Notre Dame--their second meeting of the season with the Fighting Irish.
The Latest: Memphis women's basketball cancels another game
Notre Dame forward Juwan Durham (11) drives to the basket against North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) and guard Leaky Black (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Memphis women’s basketball game against USF scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. It's the sixth game this season the team has been affected by health and safety concerns. ___The men's basketball game between Notre Dame and Howard scheduled for Monday has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns in the Howard program. “This was a tremendous opportunity to bring national exposure to our basketball team and the university.
Cavaliers put five in double figures in downing Notre Dame 80-68
Charlottesville, Va. – Jay Huff scored 18 points and Sam Hauser had 15 points and nine rebounds as No. 18 Virginia beat Notre Dame 80-68 for its fourth consecutive victory. The 7-foot-1 Huff made a career-best four 3-pointers - all in the first half - as the 8-2 Cavaliers opened an 18-10 lead and built it to 37-25 by halftime. Cormac Ryan scored 16 and Trey Wertz 13 for the 3-8 Fighting Irish, who lost their fourth in a row. They are 0-11 against Virginia in ACC play.
Cone, No. 19 Hokies shut down Fighting Irish 77-63
Virginia Tech's Jalen Cone 15 shoots a 3-point basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday January10 2021. Virginia Tech won the game 77-63. 19 Virginia Tech to a 77-63 victory against Notre Dame. Notre Dame who’s really good offensively, had a hard time getting a shot,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. And they get going and now the whole team gets going,” Cone said.
Notre Dame better in Texas, but loses again in semifinals
Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) is sacked by Alabama defensive lineman Byron Young (47) in the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Ian Book had Notre Dame moving with a chance to get within a touchdown of No. Notre Dame beat the Tigers 47-40 in November while Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was sidelined because of a positive COVID-19 test. “I don’t have a unique problem at Notre Dame,” Kelly said. Everybody can keep saying, you know, Notre Dame is not good enough.
Roll Tide! No. 1 Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14 in Rose Bowl
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – A truly untraditional Rose Bowl setting, a very common result for Alabama in the College Football Playoff. 4 Notre Dame in a CFP semifinal Rose Bowl played inside about 1,400 miles from Pasadena, California. “I don't think there’s anything quite like the Rose Bowl, the tradition, the setting, the mountains. 3 Ohio State, which beat Clemson 49-28 in the other CFP semifinal at the Sugar Bowl on Friday night. PERFECT AT COWS HOMEAlabama is 5-0 at AT&T Stadium, with a pair of convincing CFP semifinal wins there.
No. 23 Virginia beats Notre Dame 66-57 in ACC opener
23 Virginia continued its dominance over Notre Dame with a 66-57 victory Wednesday night. Jay Huff scored 15 points for Virginia, and Sam Hauser added 13 points and 10 rebounds. I think there’s just some good offensive plays,” said Virginia head coach Tony Bennett. I thought we made enough good offensive plays, took advantage and then enough key stops. But enough good plays defensively and offensively.
Sacrifice and stress: How players handled season of COVID-19
Probably go pick up some food," Notre Dame offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg said. 4 Notre Dame had to go a combined 37-2 on the field and keep the virus at bay. Alabama faces Notre Dame in the relocated Rose Bowl at the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame and Ohio State were more cautious, keeping their players on campus over the recent holiday weekend. Notre Dame had a virus outbreak pause its season for about two weeks in late September.
Alabama's Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.
Choir returns to Notre Dame for first time since 2019 fire
Choir returns to Notre Dame for first time since 2019 fire For the first time since the Notre Dame cathedral was damaged in fire, a Christmas choir — this time wearing hard hats — rang in the holiday. The 850-year-old cathedral is slowly being rebuilt. Roxana Saberi reports.cbsnews.com
College Football Playoff semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas
The College Football Playoff semifinal game scheduled for January 1 is being moved from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Saturday night. The decision was made due to rising COVID-19 cases in Southern California, according to College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock. "We are very grateful to Rose Bowl officials and the City of Pasadena," Hancock said in a statement. The College Football Playoff selection committee announced Sunday that Notre Dame would be playing in the game despite a loss on Saturday, facing off against Alabama. "Why can't it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?"cbsnews.com
College Football Playoff semifinal moved from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas
The College Football Playoff semifinal game scheduled for January 1 is being moved from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Saturday night. "We are very grateful to Rose Bowl officials and the City of Pasadena," Hancock said in a statement. The Rose Bowl asked the state to grant an exception for the annual game, but the request was denied twice. "Why can't it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?" If the name is changed, it would mark the first time in over a century that the Rose Bowl would not be played.cbsnews.com
Notre Dame president ends quarantine after COVID diagnosis
Jenkins has since apologized, writing in a Sept. 28 letter to the Notre Dame campus that he “regret(s) my error of judgment in not wearing a mask during the ceremony and by shaking hands with a number of people in the Rose Garden.” He continued, “I failed to lead by example, at a time when I’ve asked everyone else in the Notre Dame community to do so.”chicagotribune.com
Christmas Mass will not be held at Notre Dame for first time since 1803
For the first time in more than two centuries, there will be no Christmas Mass at Notre Dame cathedral a tradition that's endured since 1803 has fallen victim to the devastating fire in April. Notre Dame choir singers have been rehearsing at a nearby church after the Gothic cathedral was nearly destroyed in the enormous fire. They say they still find it hard to believe they won't be performing Christmas Mass there this year. "To think that I was ill last Christmas and I missed Christmas at Notre Dame thinking that I would go again this year with no problem," said choir member Mathilde Ortscheidt. THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty ImagesChurch officials say, despite their prayers, they had little choice but to cancel Christmas Mass for the first time in over two centuries.cbsnews.com
Basketball hall of famer McGraw doubts college athlete pay law will help women
(Reuters) - Notre Dame womens basketball coach Muffet McGraw expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a California law permitting college athletes be paid, saying she was concerned that the legislation would not do much to help women athletes. But Basketball Hall of Fame member McGraw told Reuters she believes female student athletes would be little helped by the rule. In just about everything that you see in sports, youre going to go to the football team and the mens basketball team and maybe the hockey team, and then it may trickle down to the women. The two-time womens college basketball champion coach said that marketing opportunities were still scarce for female athletes, even at the professional level. When you look across the country right now (in) sports marketing, really, what athletes are you seeing on national TV?feeds.reuters.com
Pope Francis: Donald Trump Is not Christian
Pope Francis said Donald Trump is not Christian, based on the Republican front-runners stance on building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. A Christian would build bridges, not walls, said the pontiff. Notre Dame professor Candida Moss joins CBSN's Contessa Brewer to talk about the comments.cbsnews.com