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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says “all eyes are on” Cowboys Stadium after the $1.2 billion showplace was announced as the first venue for the national championship game in the new playoff format.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports, NFL coaches and GMs want to know if Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is gay.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says he is encouraging linebacker Manti Te’o to speak publicly about being the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed.
Not long before Notre Dame played Michigan State last fall, word spread that Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o had lost his grandmother and girlfriend within hours of each other. Te’o's grandmother did indeed die. His girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed.
The BCS title game’s preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down.
When Alabama’s first-team offense came off the field for the final time in the BCS championship game, center Barrett Jones skipped toward the bench like a 302-pound schoolboy, waving his arms toward the cheering Crimson Tide fans.
Texas has the most valuable college football program in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has been voted Associated Press coach of the year after leading the Fighting Irish to a spot in the BCS championship game.
Brittney Griner had 24 points and 14 rebounds as the third-ranked Lady Bears beat No. 5 Notre Dame 73-61 Wednesday night in a repeat of last season’s national championship game.
Notre Dame finally scored a win over rival Michigan this weekend, and the good news continued on Sunday when Prosper wideout Torii Hunter Jr. committed to the Irish.
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Tuesday that he is fine with 10 teams in the Big 12 conference, but also admitted the Big 12 has approached Notre Dame about joining the league.
CBS is set to kick off it’s 2012 college football television schedule with the game between Notre Dame and Navy that is being played in Ireland.