Wanted: Southpaws in pinstripes.
Colleague Heather Dinich says the Orange Bowl and ACC should partner with Notre Dame, but it doesn't sound like the Irish are shopping for guaranteed spots.
Former Notre Dame assistant Corwin Brown pleaded guilty but mentally ill to confinement and domestic battery charges Thursday.
Speaking of conferences, IrishIllustrated.com's Tim Prister presents a solid take on all of the hoopla (subscription required). Also, men's hoops coach Mike Brey talks about the school's ties to the East and more on Yahoo! Sports Radio.
Swarbrick tells the Chicago Tribune's Brian Hamilton he thought the Michigan series hiatus was old news.
The Deseret News' Jeff Call writes about BYU's history with Notre Dame in the fourth and final part of the paper's series on the matchup.
With a four-team playoff on the way, BlueandGold.com's Lou Somogyi re-visits Notre Dame's "final four" history (subscription required). Somogyi also chats all things Irish on the "The Huddle" with Tony Roberts and Roger Valdiserri.