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Notre Dame Is Good and Lucky and … Notre Dame

For most of its long history, college football was a local pastime. Teams recruited players from their backyards, scheduled games in their regions and joined conferences based on geography. If they were lucky, they were on national television once or twice a year. But one team was different. Notre Dame recruited players nationally, because a…

College Hockey Alumni Rise in Prominence in the N.H.L.

College hockey, once largely dismissed as a path to a pro hockey career, now has a large footprint throughout the N.H.L. When the season began this month, the league had six new coaches, four of whom played N.C.A.A. hockey. Two of them led college teams last year: Dallas’s Jim Montgomery (University of Denver) and the…

N.B.A. G League to Offer Prospects $125,000 as Alternative to ‘One and Done’

Elite 18-year-old basketball players will soon have another alternative to playing a “one and done” year at college. The N.B.A. announced Thursday that beginning next year, select players would be able to earn $125,000 to play in its development league, the G League, for a year before entering the N.B.A. draft. After several years of…