Unbeaten South Carolina finally back home to face Notre Dame

Off to the program’s first 5-0 start since 2016-17, South Carolina will return from a lengthy layoff to host Notre Dame on Tuesday in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks have been idle since defeating Grand Canyon 75-68 on Nov. 19 to earn the Cactus Division title at the Arizona Tip-Off. What’s more, the matchup with the Fighting Irish (3-2) marks South Carolina’s first home game since topping Virginia Military Institute 74-64 on Nov. 13. That contest

Stanford trip affords Notre Dame get-right game on the road

The road has been an unfriendly place for Notre Dame in 2023. The 18th-ranked Fighting Irish try to close the regular season on a high note when they visit Stanford on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif. Notre Dame (8-3) began the season ranked No. 13 and climbed as high as No. 9 after winning its first four games. A loss at home the following week to then-No. 6 Ohio State only dropped the Fighting Irish

Notre Dame not overlooking Maryland-Eastern Shore

In the fall of 2021, Notre Dame welcomed two freshmen from South Bend, Ind., to the team: Blake Wesley and J.R. Konieczny. Wesley was a shining star early and bolted for the NBA as a first-round pick after one season. Konieczny played 22 minutes as a freshman and took a redshirt year last season. But with Notre Dame rebuilding under new coach Micah Shrewsberry — Konieczny is one of three returnees — the 6-foot-7 swingman

Notre Dame, Oklahoma St. look to finish strong at Legends Classic

Learning to win the close games is an issue for Oklahoma State this season. Meanwhile, every game should be a learning experience for rebuilding Notre Dame. The Cowboys and Fighting Irish each look to rebound from a loss at the Legends Classic when they meet in the third-place game on Friday in New York. Oklahoma State’s 85-70 victory over Sam Houston on Sunday was sandwiched by losses to Abilene Christian and St. Bonaventure by a

Struggling Auburn, Notre Dame meet in Legends Classic

Maintaining a high energy level has been an issue for the Auburn and Notre Dame basketball teams in the young season. Perhaps the marquee stage of the annual Legends Classic will lead to more spirited performances for the Tigers and Fighting Irish on Thursday night when they meet at the Brooklyn Nets’ home arena in New York. Auburn and Notre Dame enter the first all-time meeting between the two with matching 1-1 records. However, neither

Freshmen-led Notre Dame takes on Western Carolina

When Micah Shrewsberry took over the Notre Dame program from longtime coach Mike Brey in March, he needed to find a lot of new players to fill the roster. Point guard Markus Burton wasn’t one of them. Burton, who earned Indiana’s 2023 Mr. Basketball award, stuck with the commitment he made to Brey in July 2022. He paid immediate dividends by delivering the highest-scoring freshman debut in Irish history with his 29-point effort Monday against

Unranked Clemson under fire with No. 15 Notre Dame up next

Each of the last four times Notre Dame has met Clemson on the football field, at least one of the teams has been ranked in the top five of The Associated Press poll — and two of those meetings have come in the postseason. This time around, much less is at stake as an unranked Clemson team hosts Notre Dame — No. 15 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings of the season — on

Notre Dame ushers in Micah Shrewsberry era vs. Niagara

As a new era of Notre Dame basketball begins, coach Micah Shrewsberry is taking a wait-and-see approach to the season. Shrewsberry makes his Irish debut on Monday in South Bend against visiting Niagara, which looks to build on its first winning season in five years. The last time Notre Dame welcomed a new basketball coach, Mike Brey debuted in 2000. He lasted 23 seasons and won 483 games before stepping away after a dismal 11-21

No. 14 Notre Dame, fresh after bye, aims to stay hot vs. Pitt

Coming off a bye, No. 14 Notre Dame is feeling rested and refreshed as it prepares to host Pitt on Saturday afternoon in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame (6-2) has not played since Oct. 14, when it rolled to a 48-20 win on its home field over then-No. 10 Southern California. The Fighting Irish held a 24-6 lead by halftime and never relented. Then came a break, which Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman described as

No break for No. 21 Notre Dame with No. 10 USC in town

Although Notre Dame has played seven consecutive weeks, coach Marcus Freeman insists his team isn’t tired. It’s starting to look that way, though, as the 21st-ranked Fighting Irish have dropped two of their last three games heading into Saturday’s marquee meeting with No. 10 Southern California in South Bend, Ind. But for Freeman, the tumultuous schedule is no excuse, and a meeting with another ranked opponent presents a perfect opportunity to get back on track.