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WSBT-TV Report | October 18, 2012
NOTRE DAME - Three Indiana State Police troopers were in the right place at the right time as thousands of fans made their way to the Notre Dame campus for the football game last Saturday. Troopers Brian McCall, Gary Runde and Ryan Purkiser had just finished their pregame traffic direction assignments and were on foot patrol when they decided to duck into the Hammes bookstore on campus to get out of the rain. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., somebody came up to the troopers in the bookstore and said there was a man on the floor who was not breathing.
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By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV | October 14, 2012
Notre Dame is moving on up! After stuffing Stanford Saturday at the goal line to take a 20-13 overtime win and improve to 6-0, the Fighting Irish have climbed to No. 5 in both the Associated Press and coaches college football polls. In the AP poll, Alabama is number one followed by Oregon, Florida, Kansas State and Notre Dame. LSU, who beat previously No. 3 South Carolina, moved up three spots to 6 th . Ohio State climbed a position to 7 th despite a scare by IU. The Hoosiers rallied but fell short, losing to the Buckeyes Saturday night, 52-49.
SPORTS
by Pete Byrne (pmbyrne@wsbt.com) | September 25, 2012
NOTRE DAME - The oldest rivalry in college football is coming to an end sooner than expected. According to the Associated Press, Notre Dame has notified Michigan it is exercising a three-year out in their contract, meaning their last scheduled game against each other will come in 2014.  The two sides were contracted to play every year through 2017. A letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon canceling games in 2015-2017 was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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By Colleen Ferreira (cferreira@wsbt.com), Click here to follow Colleen on Twitter | WSBT-TV | September 6, 2012
SOUTH BEND -  Gameday weekend is almost here, and you may think those football fans are packing into hotels. But on the contrary. A majority of South Bend hotels are not booked solid for this football season. Here's a list of hotels that still have rooms availability for the season (approximate): Saint Mary's Inn - Purdue, BYU, Wake Forest Hilton Garden Inn - BYU, Pitt, Wake Forest Ivy Court - Purdue, Wake Forest DTSB Double Tree- All but Michigan 933 Holiday Inn- All games Varsity Club - BYU Waterford Estates - All but Michigan Jameson Inn - All except Mich & Stanford Residence Inn - Purdue, Mich, Pitt, Wake Forest DTSB Magnuson - All games   One hotel is booked solid - the Fairfield Inn at Eddy Street Commons.
SPORTS
By Diane Daniels and David McCoy | WSBT-TV | September 2, 2012
SOUTH BEND-- A member of the Notre Dame football team's administrative staff experienced a medical emergency on the team's charter flight home from Dublin, Ireland late Saturday night.. Ernest Jones, Notre Dame's director of player development and engagement for the football team, will remain overnight at Memorial Hospital of South Bend while undergoing further evaluation and treatment for dehydration, according to Notre Dame athletic department spokesman John Heisler. Jones is listed in stable condition.
SPORTS
by Pete Byrne (pmbyrne@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | August 30, 2012
DUBLIN - Former Notre Dame running back and current team radio analyst Allen Pinkett has been removed from the radio broadcast for Saturday's season opener between Notre Dame and Navy. IMG Sports Media, which produces Notre Dme football broadcasts, released the following statement on Thursday: " Allen Pinkett, a commentator on the IMG Notre Dame Radio Network who made unacceptable comments this week about student athletes, will not be part of this weekend's broadcast in Dublin.  Notre Dame taking on Navy at the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin is an historic game showcasing the very best of American college sports.  The event deserves to be free of distraction.
SPORTS
WSBT-TV Report | August 28, 2012
A new Notre Dame football season begins this weekend. Coach Brian Kelly met with the media Tuesday to preview Saturday's season opener against Navy in Ireland. There's always excitement when the new Notre Dame football season begins.   With everything unique about this opener: From the location: Ireland to the fact that the Irish will be starting a quarterback with no experience, the anticipation may be a little larger than normal. Kelly knows that Navy presents some challenges, but he's excited to finally see his team in action when it counts!
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By David McCoy (dmccoy@wsbt.com), Click here to follow David on Twitter | By David McCoy (dmccoy@wsbt.com), Click here to follow David on Twitter | July 28, 2012
Notre Dame football picked up its 18th verbal commitment for the 2013 recruiting class on Saturday. Jamel James, a running back from Katy Texas (Cinco Ranch High School), announced on Twitter that he had given his pledge. "Good to be apart of the #irishmob13," he wrote, adding, "I'm a proud Irish. " James is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. He had originally committed to Arkansas, but re-opened his recruitment after Bobby Petrino was fired. He chose the Irish over LSU, Florida State, West Virginia and Houston, according to IrishIllustrated.com.
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Mike Collins | Mike's Perspective | May 8, 2012
April's Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was the 30 th I have worked and about the 40 th I have attended, and still there was a first. It was the first time I have ever heard a player booed at the spring game, which is no more than a glorified scrimmage. The player was quarterback Tommy Rees. I couldn't believe it, but maybe if I had spent a little more time on line reading various Notre Dame fan forums I could have easily believed it.  Then again I would rather have a root canal than spend a lot of time on line reading fan forums, because some of these people are not exactly real fans.
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by Pete Byrne (pmbyrne@wsbt.com) | February 1, 2012
The Notre Dame football class of 2016 is complete.  Sixteen high school seniors have sent in their national letters of intent to play at Notre Dame, along with freshman Amir Carlisle who transferred from USC. Among the 16 players that will be freshmen for the Irish this fall are: *Nine members of the  SuperPrep  All-America Team: QB Gunner Kiel, RB KeiVarae Russell, WR Chris Brown, OL Ronnie Stanley, DL Jarron Jones,...
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