Stories 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Story of Te'o girlfriend death apparently a hoax

Notre Dame said a story that star Manti Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia - a loss he said inspired him all season and helped him lead the Irish to the BCS title game - turned out to be a hoax.
By Tom Coyne

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

Linebacker tries to buck Heisman odds

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will try to become the first defense-only player to win the Heisman Trophy, going up against a couple of quarterbacks Saturday night.
By Tom Coyne

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

Notre Dame coach pushes right buttons

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -Notre Dame's Brian Kelly appears to be the coach with all the right answers.
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Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Irish benefit from Golson's growth

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly believes Everett Golson is ready for what awaits him at Southern California.
By Tom Coyne

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

Irish avoid upset in triple-OT thriller

Everett Golson scored on a quarterback sneak in the third overtime as fourth-ranked Notre Dame came back from a 14-point deficit and beat Pittsburgh 26-23.
By Tom Coyne

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Irish ignore history from 2002

Notre Dame is 8-0 from the first time since 2002. In that year, the Irish lost their ninth game. Coach Brian Kelly says that will have no effect on this weekend.
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