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Blue and Gold – BGI Gazette: Wednesday, June 29

Football

Floyd reaches plea agreement
Eric Hansen and Mary Kate Malone • South Bend Tribune

Suspended Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd’s took yet another step toward reinstatement Wednesday morning, this time in the legal arena.

The issue: Will the Irish get a BCS bowl this year?
Matt Hayes and Dave Curtis • Sporting News

This college football preseason, Sporting News writers will debate one key issue each week. This week’s question: Will the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be good enough to crack the BCS in 2011?

Family First: Holtz will root against Irish in season opener vs USF
Angelo Di Carlo • WNDU

Former Notre Dame coaching great Lou Holtz is a fan of a rising college football coach.

Kelly hopes to be in Ara and Lou’s league one day
Angelo Di Carlo • WNDU

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly enjoyed his day on the links Monday as part of the Irish Legends Golf outing to benefit his Kelly Cares Foundation along with those of former Irish coaching legends Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian.

More Irish Sports

Dr. Carol Lally Shields Inducted Into Capital One Academic All-America Hall Of Fame
Release • UND.com

From her experiences on Notre Dame’s first varsity women’s basketball team to her current career as one of the top eye physicians in the nation, it seems only fitting that Dr. Carol Lally Shields be described as a visionary.

Vote For Matt Besler On The MLS All-Star Ballot
Release • UND.com

Former Fighting Irish All-American Matt Besler is on this season’s Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star ballot.

Jackets take Tynan, plans return to Irish
Staff Report • South Bend Tribune

T.J. Tynan’s storybook first season at Notre Dame continued Saturday in fine fashion. Coming off a sensational freshman year, Tynan was taken in the third round with the 66th pick overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL draft at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Around The Nation

Fired coach seeks Pitt investigation
Associated Press • ESPN.com

Michael Haywood, who was fired on Jan. 1, 16 days after being hired as Pitt’s football coach, has asked the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and other state and federal agencies to investigate his termination by the university, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Pitt gets former Badgers back Brown
Andrea Adelson • ESPN.com

Pitt will at least have a little more experience in the backfield come this season with the news that former Wisconsin running back Zach Brown plans to enroll at the school.

Purdue’s Bolden anxious for return
Adam Rittenberg • ESPN.com

Ralph Bolden has been through this before. The Purdue running back tore the ACL in his right knee as a high school senior and wasn’t fully recovered by the time he arrived in West Lafayette, playing mostly on special teams in 2008.

Purdue athletic director gives Hope vote of confidence
Associated Press • Sports Illustrated

Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke gave football coach Danny Hope a mulligan before heading out to the golf course.

College football is better than NFL, and it’s not even close
Greg Doyel • CBS Sports

College football has its scoundrels and its cheats. You think I’m saying it doesn’t? I’m not. College football is infested. The game needs to be tented, fumigated, emptied, then refilled with something that at least looks collegiate.

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