Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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.
The NCAA women’s basketball championship game has drawn its highest television rating since 2004.
Brittney Griner came up big for Baylor, scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to help the Lady Bears finish off an undefeated season with an 80-61 win over Notre Dame in the national championship game Tuesday night.
Brittney Griner and Baylor are two wins from a perfect season. But it won’t be easy for the Lady Bears to go undefeated.