Irish to sit four players in probe

Updated: August 26, 2014, 2:11 PM ET
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The four Notre Dame players at the heart of the school's academic probe will not play in the No. 17 Fighting Irish's season opener Saturday against Rice, coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday.

Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams, cornerback KeiVarae Russell and linebacker Kendall Moore have all been suspended since Aug. 15 following an internal investigation that the school launched surrounding potential academic misconduct. Daniels, Williams and Russell ...

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