MIAMI (AP) -- What a weekend for Northern Illinois: Win a conference championship, lose a coach and bust the BCS.
So much for that peace and quiet.
Brian Kelly was alone in voting Notre Dame No. 1 a week ago. He has plenty of company this week.
Notre Dame's relationship with the Orange Bowl came into focus Thursday, with the ACC and Orange Bowl Committee revealing the Irish will earn no more than two bids to the Miami Gardens-based b
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is a Boston native and a lifelong Red Sox fan, someone who's fond of using baseball analogies to explain the workings of his football team.