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Kelly challenges young secondary

| Monday, September 1, 2014

After mentioning communication in the secondary as an occasional problem in his post-game press conference after Notre Dame’s 48-17 win over Rice on Saturday, Irish head coach Brian Kelly further addressed concerns at the safety position in his Sunday afternoon teleconference. Junior safety Elijah Shumate got a last-minute start read more

Belles grab second place

| Monday, September 1, 2014

In its season opener Saturday, Saint Mary’s placed second out of three teams at the Wabash Hokum Karem in Crawfordsville, Ind. A hokum karem is a combination of a relay race and a standard cross-country race where two runners alternate running legs of a six-mile race. The first three read more

SMC struggles in first weekend

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Saint Mary’s opened its season by going 1-3 over the weekend at the Mount Union Classic in Alliance, Ohio. The Belles closed their weekend by defeating Lawrence 3-2 after dropping three hard-fought contests to Bethany, Mount Union and John Carroll. The tournament’s opening match got off to a strong read more

ND in the NFL: Michigan Week

| Monday, September 1, 2014

NFL teams have cut down to 53-man rosters, but 31 former Irish players remain on NFL teams, and four signed with practice squads. Ten former Domers didn’t make the cut: running back Cierre Wood (Ravens), center Trevor Robinson (Cincinnati Bengals), defensive lineman Kona Schwenke (Kansas City Chiefs), offensive lineman read more

Athletes deserve right to play for U.S.

| Monday, September 1, 2014

The FIBA World Cup just started last weekend, and in case you haven’t been watching too closely, the United States has torn through its first two games. The Americans bested Turkey yesterday, 98-77, after trailing at the half, the day after they scorched Finland, 114-55. In the game against the read more

Game notes: Collinsworth questionable vs. Michigan

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Collinsworth questionable vs. Michigan Irish graduate student safety and captain Austin Collinsworth did not play in the first game of the season. His only on-the-field action came when he walked to the opening coin toss on crutches. Irish head coach Brian Kelly said he doubts Collinsworth will return for next week’s game read more