Arike Ogunbowale withdrew from U.S. Olympic player pool 'months ago'
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by Geoffrey Clark
18h ago
Most basketballs would love to accomplish even part of what former Notre Dame standout arike ogunbowale already has. However, she has not made a U.S. Olympic team, and she doesn’t seem to think it will happen anytime soon. Ogunbowale recently was interviewed on the podcast “Nightcap”, hosted by Shannon Sharpe and Chad Johnson. In talking about the selection process for the 2024 Olympic team, she didn’t hold back: “Me being me, I just felt the vibes. When it comes to that stuff, it really doesn’t have much to do with your game. It’s really about who they feel like fits with the team. That’s on ..read more
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Notre Dame Quarterback Commitment Deuce Knight Putting in Recruiting Work Himself
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by Nick Shepkowski
21h ago
The quarterback of Notre Dame‘s 2025 recruiting class, Deuce Knight of Mississippi, has been rumored to be interested in ditching the Fighting Irish to Ole Miss. How much of that is Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss refusing to take no as an answer, and just how interested Knight is, isn’t exactly known. As the rumors continue to swirl though, Knight continues to appear entirely on-board with his Notre Dame commitment.  During official visits to campus that Knight was again at Notre Dame for, he took to his own social media to try and aid in Marcus Freeman’s 2025 recruiting class. He first posted ..read more
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Notre Dame football recruits seem to be enjoying their official visit
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by Michael Chen
21h ago
It is a big recruiting weekend for Notre Dame football, as they hosted several prospects on official visits along with multiple commits in South Bend as well. It’s typically a good sign when a player shares on social media their experience, and its looks very promising for the Irish with the visitors. One of Notre Dame’s biggest commitment recruiters is quarteback Deuce Knight, was on hand for the festivities. Take a look at some of the various social media posts the players made on Saturday during their visit. (Note: All rankings are according to the 247Sports Composite ..read more
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Notre Dame football commit Deuce Knight named On3’s Freak of the Week
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by Michael Chen
2d ago
Many high school star athletes compete in different sports, and Notre Dame football quarterback commit Deuce Knight is no different. We all know about how well he performs on the football field, as he’s coming off an MVP performance at OT7. What many of us don’t know is that Knight isn’t just a big time quarterback, he stars at other sports as well. On3 highlighted him as its “Freak of the Week,” and in a video posted on X, the website formerly known as Twitter, Knight is shown being a great high jumper along with being able to do everything on the basketball court. Our On3 Elite FREAK OF THE ..read more
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See Tom Brady's Emotional Speech About Value of Football
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by Nick Shepkowski
3d ago
Earlier this week we celebrated Joe Montana’s birthday here at Fighting Irish Wire as the legendary quarterback turned 68.  Montana of course helped lead Notre Dame to the national championship in 1977 before leading the 49ers to four Super Bowl championships where he was also the boyhood hero of another future great quarterback. tom brady grew up in California rooting for the 49ers and being a fan of Montana’s.  Brady didn’t end up going to Notre Dame like Montana, instead choosing Notre Dame’s northern rival in Michigan. He battled his entire career for playing time there before ta ..read more
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Notre Dame football receives crystal ball pick for 2026 safety Joey O’Brien
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by Michael Chen
3d ago
Notre Dame football currently has two commitments for its 2026 recruiting class, quarterback Noah Grubbs and wide receiver Dylan Faison. If 247Sports insider Tom Loy is correct, they could be adding safety Joey O’Brien in the near future. The former Irish reporter, who now hold a national title, still has great connections with the program and felt strongly enough to put in a crystal ball pick for the 6-foot, 3-inch and 180-pound safety. O’Brien is ranked as the nations No. 99 overall prospect and 8th ranked athlete according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but most likely won’t play offe ..read more
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Movement in College Football Team Recruiting Rankings for 2025
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by Nick Shepkowski
3d ago
It feels like college football recruiting gets earlier and earlier with each recruiting cycle that comes through. Earlier this week we shared stories here at Fighting Irish Wire about Notre Dame making their first scholarship offer to a young man in the 2028 recruiting cycle. Before you spend time doing the math, just trust us that is a kid who is just entering his freshman year of high school. As much as college football has changed with the transfer portal in recent years though, the foundation of a team is still built on recruiting and development. As we enter the dog days of the college f ..read more
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Notre Dame No. 1, and Big Ten 'Desperate' to Get into State of Florida
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by Nick Shepkowski
3d ago
Notre Dame is pridefully independent in football.  If you do the least bit of research, something many struggles to do, you can see why being independent means so much to those associated in any capacity with the football program. But that doesn’t keep the rest of the nation of college football fans and analysts from wishing it were another way. Greg McElroy was discussing conference realignment on his podcast Always College Football, and when asked about potential Big Ten expansion targets, stated the obvious regarding Notre Dame. “The No. 1 team that they would target would be Notre Da ..read more
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Lindy's Sports Predicts College Football Playoff for 2024 Season
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by Nick Shepkowski
3d ago
A season unlike any we’ve ever seen is fast approaching at college football moves to being four major conferences and a 12-team tournament to determine the champion. Just how loaded will the SEC and Big Ten be compared to the rest of the nation? Can someone from the Big 12, ACC, or perhaps Notre Dame truly challenge the quickly emerging big-two conferences of college football? Notre Dame has a favorable schedule working for them this fall, but what are their chances of making some noise if they do in fact make the College Football Playoff? Here is what Lindy’s Sports projects to happen in thi ..read more
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Notre Dame Basketball Great, Former Athletic Director Dies at 91
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by Nick Shepkowski
3d ago
One of the all-time greats to ever wear a basketball uniform for the University of Notre Dame has died at the age of 91. Richard (Dick) Rosenthal, who was an All-American basketball player at Notre Dame before playing for the NBA’s Ft. Wayne Pistons, died Tuesday at his home in South Florida. Rosenthal played three seasons for the Pistons while also spending his off-season serving in the United States Army.  Shortly after his basketball career he got into banking, becoming bank president at St. Joseph Bank & Trust Co. in South Bend, Ind. After Rosenthal retired from that post in 1987 ..read more
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