Saturday night is the biggest Notre Dame-USC game in South Bend since 2005, when Reggie Bush's push of Matt Leinart into the end capped a wild, controversial finish that leaves Fighting Irish fans -- and QB Brady Quinn -- still bitter to this day. More»
The Super Bowl is all anyone talks about when it comes to the Atlanta Falcons, but it's a necessary discussion as the team heads to New England on Sunday. The memory of "28-3" has haunted them, as demonstrated by last week's collapse against Miami. More»
Notre Dame may have went 4-8 last year, but it's already surpassed that win total with a 5-1 start in 2017, lifting it to No. 16 in the AP poll. Facing a tough remaining schedule, the Irish hope that a strong run game and improved defense can carry them to a playoff push. More»
Baseball legend Hank Aaron was one of the sport's standard bearers for civil rights in the 1950s and beyond. The Hall of Famer discusses his time in Milwaukee, activism among modern athletes and one of his biggest regrets. More»
Even though I knew years ago that Miami (Ohio) University was slated to visit Notre Dame on Saturday, this is weird. This is my College Football Game from Hell. Friends say I can't lose, but you know where I'm going: I can't win. More»
At 4-0, following Saturday night's 31-3 dismantling of previously undefeated Mississippi State at Sanford Stadium, Georgia isn't Alabama, but these particular Bulldogs have plenty of bark and bite. The rest of the SEC better beware. More»
Ricardo Allen and the Atlanta Falcons were devastating after blowing a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl last February. But to hear Allen tell it now, that's all in the past, as he and his teammates roll into Week 3 with a 2-0 record. More»
Now that No. 2-ranked Clemson keeps defending its championship by prospering in college football with no end in sight, we have to wonder what the recipe of success is. Says coach Dabo Swinney, "It's about being the best version of you." More»
Criticism of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is mounting again. After last year's 4-8 record, the Fighting Irish entered this season with high expectations, but they lost their second game, 20-19, at home to Georgia. Can Kelly win back a frustrated fan base? More»
On Saturday, Georgia and Notre Dame will meet for the first time since the Bulldogs topped the Fighting Irish to capture the 1980 national title under Vince Dooley. Decades later, Dooley relays the tale of how he could have coached Notre Dame. More»
First, it was a blowout for Georgia Tech against Tennessee on Monday night in Atlanta, and then the game was tied out of nowhere at the end of regulation. The Yellow Jackets still had a chance in the second OT -- it just came down to one play. More»
Now Alabama and Florida State can go on with the rest of their lives after an overhyped gathering Saturday night involving 76,330 folks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. No. 1 Alabama beat No. 3 FSU 24-7, just another in a long line of typical Crimson Tide wins. More»
Alabama this, Florida State that, and I get it. Whether we're talking individually or collectively, both teams deserve praise these days. That said, Saturday's matchup is pretty good, but it isn't one of those "Game of the Century" classics for so many reasons. More»
This merging of folks in athletics with all sorts of worthy causes around the universe is officially a phenomenon, and there isn't an end in sight. That's not just good -- that's great. We've come a long way from the days of Jordan and Barkley. More»
The passage of time is brutal for former NFL players, particularly for those from the Oakland Raiders teams I covered more than three decades ago. Longtime tackle Henry Lawrence is one of the players who has dealt with numerous health issues. More»
With so much happening regarding the transformation of Colin Kaepernick from San Francisco 49ers quarterback to national lightning rod, it was time to go for the jugular. It was time to huddle with Jim Brown. More»
Nobody surpasses Ara Parseghian as my all-time favorite sports person, and it's not even close. Parseghian, who died on Wednesday at the age of 94, guided Notre Dame to two national titles, and our bond strengthened over the past 40 years for multiple reasons. More»
I want to believe in Brian Kelly, and so do others who bleed gold and blue, even after a 4-8 season in 2016. That's why I kept hearing the "Notre Dame Victory March" rattling around my head this week during his yearly State of Notre Dame Football address. More»
The message Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is trying to get across to his squad goes beyond forgetting about their Super Bowl collapse to the Patriots. Get better. Start individually, and then improve as a team. More»
Everyone needs to slow down. That's right, sometimes, the "next great thing" doesn't turn out to be that great. So yes, players like Jordan Spieth, Ezekiel Elliot and Lonzo Ball look elite right now, but let's pause before crowning them as surefire Hall of Famers. More»
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