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Suspended CB KeiVarae Russell writes DaVaris Daniels ‘likely’ to join him at Notre Dame in 2015

Suspended cornerback KeiVarae Russell has indicated he’d like to return to the Notre Dame football team for 2015. And Thursday, he wrote on Instagram that wide receiver DaVaris Daniels “likely” has similar plans. “Pleased to hear that he is now likely to return to Notre …


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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

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Don’t overlook Ohio State in Big Ten title chase


Ohio State is 29-3 overall — and 18-0 in Big Ten regular-season play — since Urban Meyer boarded the ship and took the controls in Columbus. Just think about that the next time you find yourself assuming the 2014 conference championship is Michigan State’s to …

4-star linebacker Tevon Coney orally commits to Notre Dame


Notre Dame added another top-notch linebacker to its Class of 2015.

Tevon Coney, a four-star recruit from Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High School, orally committed to play for the Irish Thursday.

The 6-foot, 221-pound inside linebacker is ranked No. 11 nationally at his position in …

Kirby Wilson keeps an eye on Illini coaching situation


STEVE GREENBERG: Is the end nigh for Illinois football coach Tim Beckman? We’ll know better after the homecoming game Saturday against Minnesota in Champaign.

Brian VanGorder proud of way Notre Dame ‘D’ played vs. Florida State


Brian VanGorder wasn’t sure how his defense would hold up in the hostile environment Saturday. Notre Dame was facing its first true road test of the season, and it was going against a No. 2 Florida State team that featured the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner …

3 other coaching candidates for Illinois football to consider


Three to watch Coaches other than Kirby Wilson who should be prominent on Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas’ radar: 1. Pat Narduzzi. Michigan State’s star defensive coordinator was on Mark Dantonio’s staff at Cincinnati when Thomas was the AD there. Narduzzi wanted the head job …

North Central-Wheaton football should be great bell game

That the game Saturday night between North Central (5-1, 3-0) and host Wheaton (6-0, 3-0) is important in the CCIW football race is almost a given. Since 2000, Wheaton has won or shared six CCIW championships, most recently a three-way tie with North Central and …

Doing what’s right isn’t on Mark Emmert’s NCAA agenda


I’d been waiting for some time to talk with NCAA president Mark Emmert in person. The chance came Monday after he’d given a speech at the City Club of Chicago in front of interested businessmen and others who enjoy some entertainment on their first day …

North Carolina academic fraud involved about 1,500 athletes over two decades — report


More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.

Notre Dame sets ACC schedule through 2025


Notre Dame’s next crack against Florida State – barring a postseason clash – will come in 2018.

Beating Michigan won’t help MSU, OSU in playoff race


Michigan stinks. There’s no need for some sort of elaborate preamble to set up that characterization. That’s how anyone who’s moderately attuned to college football would describe the Wolverines. Gone are the days of Lloyd Carr, when Michigan was a national power and rivalry games …

Brian Kelly’s jabs about refs robbing Notre Dame may be strategic


It was a Sunday shot heard ’round the sports world. ‘‘Florida State blew the coverage,’’ Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said, ‘‘and they got rewarded for it. It’s unfortunate.’’ Kelly was speaking with reporters about the key play in Saturday’s 31-27 loss to the Seminoles, …

Court rules ex-ball boys can sue Jim Boeheim for slander

New York’s highest court on Tuesday reinstated the slander lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.

Coach Brian Kelly still doesn’t agree with flag that wiped out Notre Dame’s winning TD


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Coach Brian Kelly found out it was Will Fuller, not fellow receiver CJ Prosise, who was flagged for offensive pass interference during Notre Dame’s final possession Saturday against Florida State. But that’s about the only thing Kelly was sure about a day …

Notre Dame shows it's worthy of playoff spot


So much was wrong about the outcome of Florida State’s  31-27 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night. So much, if you’re the Irish. Who will ever forget the flag thrown on wide receiver P.J. Prosise that nullified a touchdown catch by fellow wideout Corey …

Florida State hands Notre Dame first loss in thriller


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It appeared, for a brief moment, that Notre Dame had a season-defining victory.

Everett Golson threw a two-yard pass on fourth down to Corey Robinson for a go-ahead touchdown against No. 2 Florida State with 13 seconds to go.

Only the play …