Dwight Howard wants to play for a contender. How did the Nets come into play?
Big 12 blogger David Ubben has an interesting Q&A about Charlie Weis with Big Ten blogger Brian Bennett, who used to cover the Irish.
Manti Te'o's decision to return to Notre Dame is about more than football, Eric Hansen writes in the South Bend Tribune.
Practice has been a little different without Charley Molnar, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com.
Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby does not know if anything will come of a game against Notre Dame in China yet, Tom FitzGerald writes in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Florida State punter Shawn Powell is on ESPN.com's All-American team.