Notre Dame fans need to move on

Even though the Irish lost only to Clemson and Stanford with no time left on the clock each time, the Irish are a longshot to make the CFP. McGee: Flipping the Field

Wildcats rise to 15th in ESPN poll

Northwestern moves up four spots after completing a 10-2 regular season with a 24-14 win over Illinois. That was unexpected improvement for a program that won half as many games during each of the previous two seasons. Power Rankings

Irish slip to 9th in ESPN rankings

Notre Dame falls from sixth after its last-second loss at Stanford, which was somewhat similar to the defeat at Clemson. With Saturday's loss went the Irish's chances of qualifying for the playoff field. Power Rankings

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Golic: 'Notre Dame had an excellent year' (2:21)

Postseason Champagne in Champaign?

Bill Cubit may be able to coach his first bowl game this season contrary to what the Illini's 5-7 record may state. College football doesn't have enough six-win teams and provisions must be made to fill bowl slots. Bowling with five wins?

Eliminated! Week 13 cuts to the playoff pool (1:13)
Sooners and Cardinal move up in AP Poll (1:43)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pau Gasol acknowledged that he still enjoys the challenge of facing off against the San Antonio Spurs. Gasol and the Bulls play the Spurs on Monday night. "I do enjoy playing against one of the best teams, I think, in the history of the game," Gasol said after Sunday's practice. "They've been incredible for the last 15, 16, 17 years now since they won that first championship. So really impressive what they've done. I think everybody is trying to follow up on what they've accomplished. And building that culture, longevity. So yeah, I still do get very much motivated against a team that's always at the top of the league."

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Kris Bryant 'starts' at No. 5 in majors

Buster Olney considers this ranking among big league third basemen to be a way station for the Cubs rookie en route to the top. Top 10 third basemen (Insider)

College football sounds of the game: Week 13 (1:40)
Kane sets record, but Blackhawks fall in OT to Kings (1:15)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Stanford WR Devon Cajuste called his 27-yard catch that set up Stanford's winning field goal over Notre Dame the best moment of his career. "There was never a doubt in my mind [that the ball was coming to me]," he said. Cajuste credited Kevin Hogan for throwing the ball before he even made his break. It was waiting for him at just the right time -- a perfect pass.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina said he likes getting iced after his 45-yard field goal beat Notre Dame 38-36. He also added that he predicted victory on the sideline even after Notre Dame's go-ahead score with 30 seconds left.

McCaffrey on win over Notre Dame, historic season (1:47)