Stories by Tom Coyne

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Notre Dame-Michigan State among college football's most memorable ties

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Ara Parseghian still bristles 50 years later at the notion No. 1 Notre Dame played for a tie against No. 2 Michigan State in one of the most famous games in college football ...
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Road test is faced by Notre Dame at Clemson

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Sixth-ranked Notre Dame faces a lot of unanswered questions through four games of the season.
By Tom Coyne

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Irish defense clamps down on Yellow Jackets

C.J. Prosise provided the flash for the Fighting Irish with three touchdowns and 198 yards rushing, including a 91-yard TD run that was the longest run in Notre Dame Stadium history, and the ...
By Tom Coyne

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Irish irked by underdog status against Jackets

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller finds it hard to believe the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish are underdogs at home against No. 14 Georgia Tech.
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

Notre Dame defense has tall task ahead of it

Notre Dame's veteran defense is coming off a disappointing performance against Virginia and now must take on Georgia Tech.
By Tom Coyne

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Notre Dame has issues heading into Florida State

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The best thing No. 5 Notre Dame has going as it looks toward No. 2 Florida State is this: The Fighting Irish find a way to win each week.
By Tom Coyne

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

Irish coach doesn't see issue with players he's recruiting

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the problems that have plagued ...
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Irish star is out for Final Four

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame says forward Natalie Achonwa sustained a knee injury in the regional semifinal against Baylor and won't be able to play in the Final Four.
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

No. 1 Huskies cast shadow over unbeaten Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Unbeaten Notre Dame doesn't like being known as the other undefeated team.
By Tom Coyne

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Irish hold off Yellow Jackets

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Garrick Sherman scored 21 points and Eric Atkins added 17, including a key 3-pointer, to lead Notre Dame to a 65-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Notre Dame edges Clemson in OT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Steve Vasturia made a pair of 3-pointers in the second overtime and Eric Atkins added 16 points as Notre Dame beat Clemson 68-64 Tuesday night.
By Tom Coyne

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Notre Dame, Boston College to play at Fenway

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame won't play a Big Ten opponent in 2015, the first time that's happened in more than 100 years, but the Fighting Irish will play a home game against Boston College at ...
By Tom Coyne

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

Oklahoma ends misery against Notre Dame

It took a few years to get it done, but Oklahoma and Bob Stoops finally ended years of misery against Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend.
By Tom Coyne

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Irish pounce on Spartans' miscues

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that kept drives alive, to defeat Michigan State for the ...
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Notre Dame coach changes tune about rivalry

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly reversed fields on Tuesday, calling the Fighting Irish series against Michigan "a great and historic rivalry."
By Tom Coyne

Friday, April 5, 2013

Auriemma, McGraw to meet again

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma have been crossing paths for a long, long time. The stakes seem to keep rising, too.
By Tom Coyne

Friday, March 22, 2013

Irish star ready for final tournament

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Skylar Diggins enters her final NCAA Tournament with a sense of calmness after losses in the championship game the past two seasons.
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Notre Dame to join ACC early

Notre Dame announced Tuesday it is leaving the Big East a year sooner than originally anticipated for the ACC in all sports except football and hockey.
By Tom Coyne

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Te'o hoax perpetrator was in love with Irish star

Dr. Phil McGraw says Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who masterminded the dead girlfriend hoax involving Manti Te'o, told him the Notre Dame linebacker was not involved in the scheme.
By Tom Coyne

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Irish AD urges Te'o to break silence

Three days after news broke about his fake dead girlfriend, Manti Te'o is still mum and Notre Dame has urged the star linebacker to speak up - and soon.
By Tom Coyne
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