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 an… » 9/08/13 10:00am 9/08/13 10:00am

Manti Te'o Is Now A San Diego Charger

Well, it took a day longer than expected, but former Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o, whom we've enjoyed following over the past three months and change, has finally found himself an NFL home. He went with pick No. 38 to the San Diego Chargers, a real NFL team, albeit one with a doctor who seems fictitious. » 4/26/13 7:24pm 4/26/13 7:24pm

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

Manti Te'o's 40-Yard-Dash Was Slightly Better Than His Last 40-Yard-Dash

After an unimpressive time at the NFL combine, Manti Te'o gave the 40-yard-dash another shot at Notre Dame's pro day in South Bend. And true to his word, Te'o beat his old mark by about a tenth of a second. Fast? Faster, at least. » 3/26/13 3:02pm 3/26/13 3:02pm

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, as … » 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 decades… » 3/05/13 12:05pm 3/05/13 12:05pm

NFL GMs Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay

The NFL scouting combine is an utterly useless event that exists for the sole purpose of maintaining the league's grip on the consciousness of the American sports fan as far into the offseason as possible. We only pay attention to it because we are told to pay attention to it. It's like the Valentine's Day of the… » 2/25/13 2:20pm 2/25/13 2:20pm

The Associated Press Has Finally Gone About Correcting Its Lennay…

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 today;… » 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

Report: Tipped Off By Manti Te'o's Agent, ESPN Balked At Publishing Hoax …

ESPN knew something was up about Manti Te'o for six days before our story got published. But just how close did they get to breaking it? The New York Times's Richard Sandomir and Those Guys Have All the Fun co-author Jim Miller posed that question to Vince Doria. » 1/22/13 8:28pm 1/22/13 8:28pm

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

Football Recruit Who Said His Notre Dame Visit "Went Great" Never…

Georgia high school running back Stanley Williams committed to UGA two summers ago, but he may be having second thoughts. As his star has risen, he's received interest from a number of big-time programs, including, he says, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Oregon, and Notre Dame. The junior is planning to weigh all his… » 1/21/13 2:30pm 1/21/13 2:30pm

In ESPN Interview, Manti Te'o Admits To "Tailoring His Stories," Says He…

Admitting that he deceived his parents and the press about the nature of his relationship with Lennay Kekua, but denying any involvement in the hoax, Manti Te'o spoke with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap Friday night for more than two hours in an off-camera interview. (Most of what little we know about the interview with Te'o… » 1/19/13 2:08am 1/19/13 2:08am