By Elaine Donnelly
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Brady Hoke was talking the way football coaches do, the way university presidents can't. Imagine, if you will, the snickering in academia if Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman, a biochemist by trade, accused her counterparts at Notre Dame of chickening out on a science fair.
NBC Sports Group announced a 10-year contract extension to televise Notre Dame football games Thursday, doubling the length of its previous agreement.
Notre Dame announced the move Tuesday, six months after it surprised the college sports world by opting to join the ACC in all sports except football and hockey.
Manti Te'o walked into a crowded room of reporters Saturday, took a breath and settled in for 15 minutes of NFL scouting combine history.
Notre Dame announced in September it was leaving the Big East to join the ACC, with its football program remaining independent. Big East bylaws require 27 months' notice from departing members, but athletic director Jack Swarbrick indicated he would at least talk to the Big East about the possibility of leaving early.
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says he didn't see any sign linebacker Manti Te'o was affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS game, but says in hindsight it may have been a factor.
Top administrators at Notre Dame decided within hours of hearing about the Manti Te'o dead girlfriend hoax that it did not involve a crime and within two days had concluded there was no NCAA violation, according to a letter sent by the university president to board of trustee members on Friday.
In a story Jan. 19 about the Manti Te'o-Lennay Kekua hoax, The Associated Press reported erroneously some of the details about the place where Te'o says he sent flowers after he was told by pranksters that his girlfriend had died. The home was in Carson, Calif., not Palmdale, and was once the home of the alleged mastermind of the hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, not a family named Kekua. A family named Kekua does live down the street from the Tuiasosopos in Carson.
Manti Te'o, have you read the transcript of your two-and-a-half hour interview with ESPN last week? Did you see more holes in your story than Alabama poked in the Notre Dame defense you captained in the national championship game earlier this month?
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will be interviewed by Katie Couric, the first on-camera interview given by the All-American since news broke about the dead girlfriend hoax.
A Notre Dame spokesman says the university decided against disclosing the hoax against Manti Te'o immediately after an investigation commissioned by the school confirmed it because they didn't think it would be in the best interest of the teams playing in the BCS championship game or the individuals involved.
Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o insisted he had no role in the bizarre hoax involving his "dead" girlfriend and told ESPN on Friday night that he was duped by a person who has since apologized to him.
Manti Te'o gave an interview to ESPN in which the network says he answered questions about the dead girlfriend hoax that exposed the feel-good story of the college football season as a bizarre fabrication, and left many wondering if Notre Dame's Heisman Trophy runner-up participated in the scam.
Three days after news broke about his fake dead girlfriend, Manti Te'o is still mum and Notre Dame has urged the star linebacker to speak up _ and soon.
"The math is pretty simple for us," Swarbrick said Wednesday at the ACC spring meetings.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the school is continuing to work on a contract extension for Kelly, whose current deal runs through the 2016 season.