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August 23, 2013
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by Pete Byrne (pmbyrne@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV Sports Director (pbyrne@wsbt.com) | September 12, 2012
NOTRE DAME - Notre Dame is leaving the Big East Conference to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in all sports but football and ice hockey.    "We have monitored the changing conference landscape for many months and have concluded that moving to the ACC is the best course of action for us," said Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame athletic director. "This will enable us to maintain our historic independence in football, join in the ACC's non-BCS bowl package, and provide a new and extremely competitive home for our other sports.
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by Pete Byrne (pmbyrne@wsbt.com) | January 17, 2012
It's official.  Gunner Kiel enrolled at Notre Dame on Tuesday, officially becoming a member of the Irish football team. The university issued a statement Tuesday afternoon informing that Gunner Kiel had enrolled in school for the spring semester, along with running back Amir Carlisle (Santa Clara, Calif./Kings Academy/USC) who transferred to Notre Dame after attending the first semester of his freshman year at the University of Southern California . Defensive lineman Sheldon Day (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central)
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by Pete Byrne (pmbyrne@wsbt.com) | September 27, 2011
For the first time in program history, the Notre Dame hockey team will start the 2011-12 season as the nuber one ranked team in the nation. USCHO.com has the Irish atop their preseason poll.  Notre Dame will start the year ranked 2nd in the USA Today poll. In the USCHO.com poll, the Irish received 11 first-place votes and had a total of 740 points to take the top spot over Miami (722 points).  North Dakota (720), Denver (670) and Boston College (659) round out the top five spots.  North Dakota had five first-place votes, Boston College and Boston University had two each and Yale one.  Last season's national champion - Minnesota-Duluth - had 10 first-place votes, but checked in with 586 points to rank eighth overall.
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By ERIC HANSEN, Tribune Staff Writer | October 27, 2010
SOUTH BEND - Brian Kelly kept his opening remarks about Saturday's University of Tulsa football matchup short and shocking. It took the first-year Notre Dame head football coach all of eight seconds Tuesday to launch into a favorable comparison between Golden Hurricane junior quarterback G.J. Kinne and NFL icon Brett Favre. And that was well down the list of the scariest things the Notre Dame defense is having to deal with this week, just days removed from giving up the most rushing yardage to Navy (367)
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WSBT-TV Report | October 12, 2012
NOTRE DAME - They're undefeated and seem to be growing stronger with every game. Saturday, 7 th -ranked Notre Dame takes on Stanford at home, and the party is well underway. WSBT's Colleen Ferreira was at the Joyce Center for Friday night's big pep rally.  
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WSBT-TV | August 23, 2013
“Welcome Back, Students!” signs were up all around the Notre Dame campus Friday. More than 2,000 freshman moved into their dorms Friday morning. Families were busy unloading furniture and bags outside of McGlinn girls dorm. Megan Fabry and Holly O'Brien, both upper classman and part of a welcoming committee designed to teach the newbies how to transition to campus living, watched as items were carried in. "Fridge,carpet everything they need to move in," said O'Brien.
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WSBT-TV Report | September 10, 2013
The prestige of Notre Dame is again being felt as the university is now being ranked as one of the best in the country. A new list published by US News and World Report lists Notre Dame as the 18th best university in the country. CLICK HERE for the full list They tied with Rice University in Texas. The popular list ranks colleges based on selectivity, retention and graduation rates. Princeton, Harvard and Yale were named the top three colleges, respectively.
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WSBT-TV Report | September 10, 2013
SOUTH BEND -- The Notre Dame Security Police are investigating two sexual assault cases that occurred on campus. Police say a sexual assault was committed by a man in a north quad men's residence hall during the early morning hours on Saturday. It was also reported an attempted rape occurred in the same north quad men's residence hall Saturday morning, but the report was not made to the university until Monday, according to police. Police have no evidence that either cases are connected.
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By Ted Land (tland@wsbt.com), Click here to friend Ted on Facebook | WSBT-TV | September 3, 2013
There was a big turnout recently for a new group at Notre Dame, which students have been trying to start for a long time. This is the first year that the university will recognize an organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, and their classmates who want to create a more welcoming atmosphere on campus. The group is called Prism ND. They now have a website, they're on social media, and they're reaching out to their classmates. A welcome picnic last week attracted close to 140 people, an organizer said.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 31, 2013
The tents, the grills, the coolers, the food--Irish football fans are out tailgating in full force Saturday morning for today's season opener. Tailgaters are taking over the parking lots around Notre Dame stadium as they prepare for today's game against Temple. WSBT's Denise Bohn was outside Notre Dame stadium finding out how fans are feeling about the team's chances this year at getting back to the National Championship. They're hopeful, but know it's not going to be easy.
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By Margaret Fosmoe, South Bend Tribune reporter | August 31, 2013
Go Figthing Irish! Fans who attended Saturday's Notre Dame-Temple football game and purchased a large soda got a surprise. Instead of “Fighting Irish,” the 50-ounce plastic souvenir cups had the phrase “Figthing Irish.” “It was a typo,” campus spokesman Dennis Brown said Wednesday. “We're taking institutional responsibility for this mistake.” University leaders don't plan to point fingers and blame an individual, vendor or company for the spelling error, he said.
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August 31, 2013
If you were following the Notre Dame home opener against Temple on Twitter you may have picked up on some chatter concerning a humorous spelling error on the cups fans could buy at the game. Go Fig Things! ND had some spelling problems...watch out for the "Figthing Irish" pic.twitter.com/81QgzbAr9C - Dave Sobolewski (@DaveSobo3) August 31, 2013
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By James Fillmore (jfillmore@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | August 31, 2013
SOUTH BEND-- The new ban on big bags and backpacks went into effect Saturday at the stadium and it looked like that went smoothly at the entrance gates.  The director of game day operations says fans were cooperative and understanding.     Initially concerns about potential heat and rain looked like they could factor into the day but the weather issues weren't nearly as bad as many feared and now some people believe Mother Nature...
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WSBT-TV Report | August 31, 2013
For one couple at Saturday's game, Temple versus ND will always have special meaning. Jason Carnes proposed to his girlfriend Brandi Landis in front of Touchdown Jesus Saturday afternoon.      She said yes. Brandi says she was completely surprised but was wondering why so many members of her family were there.
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August 31, 2013
WSBT Sports Director Pete Byrne is tweeting updates and analysis of Notre Dame vs. Temple:   Tweets from @WSBT/irish-coverage-on-twitter
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August 31, 2013
WSBT Sports Director Pete Byrne is tweeting updates and analysis from the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game :   Tweets from @WSBT/irish-coverage-on-twitter
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