Purdue finds silver linings in loss to Notre Dame

Notre Dame huddles on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photo by Brock Sanders.

By BROCK SANDERS ISL Correspondent INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, a moral victory just isn’t enough to satisfy a hungry team searching for its third win in two years. Although Purdue had its best game of the season and arguably of the past two seasons, it wasn’t enough to beat eleventh-ranked Notre Dame. The overmatched Boilers took […]

Notre Dame should lead Indiana college players in NFL Draft

Michigan State will have to slow Notre Dame's Tommy Rees, who has thrown for at least 300 yards in all three games this season.

By PAUL SIEGFRIED ISL Correspondent Several players from Indiana colleges may hear their names called over the three days of the National Football League draft that begins with Thursday’s first round in New York. The draft continues with the second and third rounds on Friday and the final four rounds of the seven-round draft on […]

Griffiths: Notre Dame reeling after home loss to Oklahoma

Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel has had his moments, but the Irish offense has been inconsistent.

By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor In Notre Dame football fans’ minds, for all practical purposes the 2013 season is over just five games into it. Why? Because Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish have failed their only two matchups against top-25 teams. As a result, Notre Dame won’t be playing for a national championship this season […]

Notre Dame rallies to beat Purdue 31-24

Purdue's Rob Henry (15) throws against Notre Dame.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor/The Sports XChange WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Heavily favored Notre Dame found itself in a battle with Purdue before DaVaris Daniels took over. The junior caught two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, including an 82-yarder, to help the 21st-ranked Irish rally for a 31-24 victory over the Boilermakers on Saturday night. Daniels had […]

Griffiths: Despite loss at Michigan, Notre Dame fine

Doug Griffiths

By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor Having had plenty of time to digest and analyze Notre Dame’s first regular-season loss since 2011, I’ve come to some conclusions. Before I dive into those, let me reassure Irish Nation that the sky isn’t falling and Notre Dame’s program isn’t slipping after Saturday night’s 41-30 defeat Saturday night […]

Notre Dame cruises past Temple in season opener


By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The way Notre Dame started its season opener you thought they would cover the spread in the first half. The first two times the Fighting Irish touched the ball against visiting Temple, they found the end zone, and for all practical purposes the game was […]

Fighting Irish Notebook: Notre Dame eyeing Temple

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had the "Luck of the Irish" on his side during a perfect regular season last year. Now, the Irish try to do it again. From Notre Dame Athletics.

By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor SOUTH BEND, Ind. — We are a week away from Notre Dame kicking off the 2013 season when it hosts Temple. On paper, the Owls aren’t much of a test for the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish. After all, Temple is coming off a 4-7 season a year ago, including 2-5 […]

Brunt: Good chance Purdue will host next Heisman winner

Nebraska's Taylor Martinez is a Heisman Trophy candidate.

By CLIFF BRUNT ISL Editor There is a good chance the next Heisman Trophy winner will stop through Ross-Ade Stadium this season before claiming the hardware. Because of the backlash against last year’s winner, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, I don’t think he’ll win it this year no matter what he does. That opens the door […]

Griffiths: Brian Kelly, Notre Dame oozing with confidence

Doug Griffiths

By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Assistant Editor When Brian Kelly held his first formal press conference of the 2013 season, it was blatantly obvious just how confident the fourth-year Fighting Irish boss was. Shouldn’t he be? After all, he has re-energized a program that saw its usual sky-high confidence brought down to earth before his arrival […]

Griffiths: Notre Dame will miss Golson more than it thinks


By DOUG GRIFFITHS ISL Correspondent Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish have been tabbed a preseason top-10 team by some heading into the 2013 campaign, but those lofty expectations may be way out of whack now that starting quarterback Everett Golson is in exile after being suspended from the university. In the latter part of May, the […]