Notre Dame Was Never Special And Never Will Be

Leave it to Notre Dame to take a cheating scandal (if the skylarking of college athletes can even be called a scandal anymore) and somehow use it to buff its own halo. No one does exceptionalism and shabby gentility quite like the Domers, who were always less exceptional and a little shabbier than they would have us… » 8/21/14 9:03am Yesterday 9:03am

Academic Fraud Investigation Underway At Notre Dame

Some shit appears to be going down at Notre Dame. Earlier today, rumors about four Notre Dame players being expelled and the entire 2012 season being vacated began to swirl on message boards, Twitter, and Reddit. We still don't know exactly what is happening, but Yahoo's Pat Forde is reporting that an investigation… » 8/15/14 1:50pm 8/15/14 1:50pm

I Held Up The "Hi Lizzy Seeberg" Sign On ESPN's GameDay. Here's Why.

On Saturday morning there was one sign visible on College GameDay that stood out from the usual fare of good-natured ribbing and outraged a lot of folks online. It read, simply, "Hi Lizzy Seeberg." The reaction was unanimous. "Stay classy, Michigan" and "subhuman" were among the responses. Later in the day, I received… » 9/08/13 10:00am 9/08/13 10:00am

Te'o Still Has An Odd Explanation For Skipping Girlfriend's Funeral

After all that waiting—you were waiting for this, right?—the NFL draft has finally popped up on our calendars. Which means it's as good a time as ever for fresh eyes to try to figure out what exactly happened with Manti Te'o, who could go toward the end of tonight's first round (although he won't be in the building),… » 4/25/13 3:21pm 4/25/13 3:21pm

Somebody Took Over Manti Te'o's Old Twitter Account And Is Reviving His…

Just when we thought things on the Manti Te'o/Lennay Kekua front were over, they got weird again. Earlier this month, an unknown individual assumed control of Manti Te'o's deleted Twitter account, recreated its appearance, and started tweeting. The tweets weren't original, though; they were recycled from Te'o's own… » 3/30/13 7:25pm 3/30/13 7:25pm

When Cops Are Trying To Accost Opposing Basketball Players In The…

Last night's St. John's-Notre Dame bout at The Bra was an easy win for the 24th-ranked Irish, but it came at a cost: a Senior Night scuffle between ND's Cameron Biedscheid and SJU swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer resulted in both being ejected for fighting and a mandatory one-game suspension. That's big for Notre Dame,… » 3/06/13 9:00am 3/06/13 9:00am

Brittney Griner Threw Down This Dunk, And Women's College Hoops Had A…

Last night in South Bend, Ind., a women's college basketball game between the sports' Nos. 2 and 3—Notre Dame and UConn, respectively—went to triple OT to decide the Big East. The Fighting Irish defeated UConn, 96-87, to earn its second straight regular-season conference title and become the first team in two… » 3/05/13 12:05pm 3/05/13 12:05pm

The Associated Press Has Finally Gone About Correcting Its Lennay Kekua…

Whoever said print media wasn't nimble? It's been three weeks and two days since we published our initial story, "Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax." The Te'o story has made its rounds through the national media between then and… » 2/08/13 3:25pm 2/08/13 3:25pm

Notre Dame Hockey Player Named Beers Took Bar Patrons' Beers, Beat Up…

Jared Beers, a junior defenseman on the Notre Dame hockey team, was arrested Monday night after a weekend incident at Brothers Bar & Grill in South Bend. According to police, the 22-year-old Beers repeatedly tried to take beers from other customers, and got violent when the bar manager tried to eject him from the… » 2/06/13 10:25am 2/06/13 10:25am

Manti Te'o's Interview With Katie Couric: A Liveblog

Katie Couric taped her big interview with Manti Te'o Tuesday afternoon. It airs today throughout America. Although the Couric/Te'o publicity team has released a handful of advance snippets—Te'o's admission that he lied to the press, voicemails allegedly from Kekua—most of what Te'o and his family will say remains… » 1/24/13 3:00pm 1/24/13 3:00pm

Listen To Manti Te'o's Voicemails From Lennay Kekua/Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

In advance of this afternoon's interview, Katie Couric's show has released recordings of three voicemails provided by Manti Te'o. The messages were left on Te'o's phone by who he believed was Lennay Kekua. As the Daily News reported this morning, hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo claims he disguised his voice over the phone,… » 1/24/13 1:20pm 1/24/13 1:20pm

Lennay And Manti (And Ronaiah): A Love Story In Tweets

A quick primer to help you navigate this document. These are selected tweets from October 2011 to December 2012 for both Lennay Kekua, Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend, and Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend. We also included tweets from other users to Lennay. » 1/21/13 6:00pm 1/21/13 6:00pm