ESPN pundits on Notre Dame Football life under investigation


We don’t have any more updates about the scandal unfolding within Notre Dame football, but hey, we do have new uniforms! Look- shiny things!!!

Brian Kelly didn’t have anything to say Media Day regarding the investigation into academic cheating today, as it appears there really haven’t been any significant developments since Friday. We’ll keep you posted, in the meantime here’s ESPN’s Jesse Palmer and David Pollack discussing how ND football moves on from this latest saga.
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SCANDAL: Notre Dame football could see 2012 season vacated


Amory Blaine, the main character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic  bildungsroman “This Side of Paradise,” once lamented that no one cares to read about business unless it’s crooked business. Likewise with Notre Dame football. Unless it’s big time breaking news, no one wants to read about Notre Dame football unless it’s the dome being tarnished.

Well, today is a day for college football news consumers. Yet another scandal under the Brian Kelly regime, (really, at this point, there’s been so many that I’ve totally lost count) rocked South Bend as the Fighting Irish could be without 3 of their best players this season, and they might see their “magical” 2012 season vacated by the NCAA.

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Notre Dame football has three key players under investigation


Now we finally have some college football news to discuss this 2014 preseason. The Notre Dame football team could dismiss four of their most important players, WR DaVaris Daniels, DB KeiVarae Russell, DL Ishaq Williams and LB Kendall Moore due to academic fraud.

Per a report from Fox Sports:

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Notre Dame football could have some issues on offense


(BREAKING: Notre Dame football kicks three of their best, most important players out of school! Details)

I don’t know why Notre Dame football reporters, pundits, bloggers and enthusiasts treated Brian Kelly naming Everett Golson the starting QB as actual breaking news. I mean, c’mon that was obvious. ND wouldn’t have let him back in school, nor would he have come back to school if that wasn’t going to be the case. But hey, it’s August, and practice is a very boring topic to discuss, so I get it.

You needed to fill your Notre Dame football news quota with something. But let’s look ahead. What if Golson struggles? Remember that 2012 went to the national title game with him; but not because of him. There’s a bit of a Jim McMahon/’85 Bears, just good enough to win when you have a defense like that kind of vibe with Golson.

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Former Notre Dame star Brady Quinn begins next career as a broadcaster


The NFL career of Brady Quinn is no more. Although he never made an official retirement statement. The prepared statements released by his people on behalf of him today indicate that this decision to join Fox Sports means that he has hung up his cleats and now picked up a microphone.

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PHOTO: Notre Dame Stadium has artificial turf installed


Note: this Notre Dame Stadium piece originally ran on December 19th, 2013, AHEAD of the outlets claiming they had it first on January 29th. We built all of them by a month. As the new turf is being installed today, we now bring it back to the forefront.

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WR prospects picks Illini football over ND, OSU, UM, NU, OU

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Illini football coach Tim Beckman has not accomplished much in Champaign. That is not news. His 45-17 drubbing of Cincinnati was nice though, as the Bearcats were a really good team that went on to play in their conference championship. That game was Becks’ lone signature win in two years. Landing A.D. Miller would be his recruiting equivalent of that.

The 6’4″ wide receiver is the eleventh commit in the 2015 class, and he choose the Illini football program over Arizona State, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Brigham Young, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and a bunch more.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (6/30/14)

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Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, draft nets like myself can look ahead to next year’s class.  Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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The World Cup Sweet 16 and their college hoops doppelgangers


It’s down to 16 teams; single game elimination in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Just like in March madness, it’s “survive and advance” time. So I decided to match each country with their corresponding college basketball program. If you’re a college hoops fan, but still need a rooting interest in the World Cup, this will help you pick a team.

I’m still not sure how much Americans have embraced soccer; as of yet. I do know they’ve embraced skipping work to go drink and watch sports during the day.

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LA Kings among 8 GREAT teams that NO ONE READS about


The best teams should get the most coverage; in a perfect sporting world. Almost all the teams on this list do get some coverage. Most of them sell tickets to their games, and have a decent sized fanbase. Only one team, the program in the #1 slot, is a program that nobody cares about. Even though that program is solid and consistent.

The market is saturated- that’s what all these teams have in common. For a whole host of different reasons. Basically, there is really no demand for any more coverage. Current supply is excess. The LA Kings, like the other seven teams on this list, would deserve the coverage they receive, maybe even more (they’re that good)…..if all media outlets were non-profit; serving the public interest only.

We’ll look at why these teams are all great, and the reasons why you just don’t click on stories about them. We’ll explain why

a.) more people should care about these teams and/or

b.) why those that do care, don’t read.


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UPDATED: Complete 2014 College Basketball transfers list


College basketball transfers are becoming a growing trend.  Here is a list of players from the marquee conferences who are transferring out of their respective programs after this past season and a list of college basketball transfers who will be eligible to play at their new school for the 2014-15 season.  Bookmark this page as we will continue to update the list as the off-season progresses.

UPDATED: 6/3/14

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Which just drafted ND Football player will make an NFL impact first?


Notre Dame saw eight players get drafted this past weekend. That’s quite a haul! So which of the ND football players will make an instant impact? Who will see the most playing time right away? Is it the Minnesota Vikings or the Detroit Lions who are now the ND Football institution of postgraduate study? You can make a case for the Giants too.

NFL Draft analyst and radio talk show host Mike Ragz is here to break it all down with me. You can follow T.E.N. Network’s Mike Ragz on Twitter @ragzthefan

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