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Your Fighting Irish Class of 2016

February 03, 2016


Notre Dame Football announced the following student-athletes as members of the Class of 2016 today.

  • Javon McKinley
  • D.J. Morgan
  • Spencer Perry
  • Julian Okwara
  • Jalen Elliott
  • Tommy Kraemer
  • Donte Vaughn
  • Ian Book
  • John Shannon
  • Khalid Kareem
  • Liam Eichenberg
  • Parker Boudreaux
  • Chase Claypool
  • Julian Love
  • Adetokunbo Ogundeji
  • Deon McIntosh
  • Tony Jones Jr.
  • Daelin Hayes
  • Jonathan Jones
  • Troy Pride Jr.
  • Kevin Stepherson
  • Devin Studstill
  • Logan Plantz

For player bios and high school videos, please check out

Welcome to Notre Dame! Go Irish! … Read More

Signing Day 2016

February 03, 2016


For continued coverage of the 2016 Fighting Irish Signing Day, continue to follow and to see the Irish across the USA that have committed to Notre Dame, be sure to check out this map!

LIVE video stream is available here!

Coach Brian Kelly’s press conference is available LIVE at 1 p.m. ET! … Read More

2016 National Signing Day

February 01, 2016

Live Coverage


On February 3rd, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly will hold his signing day press conference at 1 p.m. EST in the Isban Auditorium of the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, which will also be carried live for free on and WatchND

The “Fighting Irish Board” will go live on at 7 a.m. EST with all-day coverage of up-to-the minute announcements of official letters of intent. Notre Dame’s live signing day show goes on the air at 7 a.m. at WatchND with former Irish captain Joe Schmidt.

The most up-to-the-minute updates can also be found on social media by following @NDFootball on Twitter and Facebook, NDFBrecruiting on Instagram and ndirish on Snapchat with the hashtag #JoinTheF16ht. … Read More

Coach Brian Kelly

January 29, 2016

Kelly to coach through 2021 Football Season


Coach Brian Kelly, the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame and the winningest active coach in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, has agreed to terms on a new six-year agreement that runs through the 2021 season.

“I want to thank Father Jenkins (University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.) and the leadership of Notre Dame for their confidence in me,” Kelly said in a statement released by Notre Dame. “I coach football because I believe there are few better avenues for impacting the lives of young men, and I am certain that there is no better place to do that than the University of Notre Dame. During the next six years I look forward to continuing to lead a championship caliber program, but more importantly I look forward to continuing to help the student-athletes I coach to achieve greatness as football players, as students and as men who will make a difference in families, communities and organizations they will someday lead.”

For further details, please check out! … Read More

2016 Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic

January 26, 2016

Lou Holtz To Serve As A Guest Speaker


Former University of Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz will serve as a guest speaker at the 2016 University of Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic. Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly, along with Notre Dame assistant coaches and additional guest speakers will also give presentations at the clinic, which is scheduled for April 14 to 16, 2016.

Registration is now available online for the Coaches Clinic. Here is the tentative schedule for the 2016 Notre Dame Football Coaches Clinic.

April 16th will also feature the Blue Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium at 12:30 p.m. ET. … Read More

Reese's Senior Bowl

January 25, 2016


Practice for Reese’s Senior Bowl begins Tuesday, Jan. 26th in Mobile, Alabama for Notre Dame football players; center Nick Martin and defensive lineman Sheldon Day. They will wear their respective Irish uniform numbers, Martin with 72 and Day with 91. All practices are free and open to the public, fans are encouraged to enter from the East Stands of Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

The annual all-star showcase game is on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET on the NFL Network, live from Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Congratulations to Nick and Sheldon as they represent Notre Dame and Team 127 in the 67th Reese’s Senior Bowl, joining former Irish football players who have participated in the Senior Bowl in each of the last 11 years. Be sure to check out the events in Mobile this week leading up to the game and for additional Reese’s Senior Bowl details, including opportunities to meet the players on Friday, Jan.29th. … Read More

East-West Shrine Game

January 25, 2016


The 2016 East-West Shrine Game took place on Saturday, Jan.23rd at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The East team fell to the West team 29-9, while the Irish featured three Notre Dame football players from Team 127 for the East team in the Shrine Game: wide receiver Chris Brown, defensive lineman Romeo Okwara, and safety Elijah Shumate. … Read More

Walk the Walk Week

January 19, 2016

Throughout Walk the Walk Week, events will be celebrated across campus in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, Jan. 19
6 to 8 p.m. — Center for Social Concerns Service Fair (highlighting local not-for-profit organizations, service and social action clubs)
Auditorium, Rooms B034 and B036, Geddes Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 20
12:30 p.m. — Civil Rights Then and Now: African Americans and Latinos
Limited seating, contact for reservations (required).
Private dining room, Morris Inn

5:15 p.m. — Mass, Feast of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

8 p.m. — Film screening of “Selma” (2014)
With reflections from Selma march participant Rev. Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., professor emeritus in the Program of Liberal Studies.
Free, but ticketed.
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Thursday, Jan. 21
2 to 4 p.m. — Unity Summit
Monogram Room, Joyce Center

7 p.m. — Camille A. Brown & Dancers
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Friday, Jan. 22
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Space for Writing Your Stories
An afternoon of preserving and sharing our stories.
O’Shaughnessy Galleries, Snite Museum of Art

7 p.m.— Camille A. Brown & Dancers
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

For additional details, please refer to the Office of the President’s Diversity and Inclusion website. … Read More

MLK Walk the Walk

January 18, 2016

Tribute to the Life and Legacy

photos courtesy of Matt Cashore

In tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. students, faculty and staff walked out of the Main Building after a midnight prayer service in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This marks the inaugural event of a campus-wide Walk the Walk Week observance, during which students, faculty and staff have been asked to reflect on the values central to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the mission of Notre Dame. … Read More

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2016


In tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. there will be celebrations throughout Notre Dame today, in memory and honor of his birthday. This famous photo, taken on July 21, 1964, at a civil rights rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, shows Father Theodore Hesburgh together with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., singing “We Shall Overcome.”

Please visit as you prepare for the celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. today. … Read More