As always, the hopes in South Bend, Indiana are high for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, but season-ending injuries to starting running back Tarean Folston, starting tight end Durham Smythe, and most recently starting quarterback Malik Zaire have left a lot of question marks on those hopes. Can freshman QB Deshone Kizer lead this team to the promised land. We asked columnist Phil Lett
ESPN Basketball Insider Dick Vitale has put much stock into No. 3 Notre Dame since before the tournament began. While they still haven't played as well as he had envisioned, the Fighting Irish have squeaked into the Sweet Sixteen after a four point win against No. 14 Northeastern and a three-point victory against No. 4 Butler.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says five players being withheld from games because of possible academic dishonesty should have their honor code hearings completed by the end of next week.