Colleague Heather Dinich has all of the ACC future scheduling format news you need. Travis Haney has Notre Dame No. 2 in his merit-based top-5.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Lazerus says that Manti Te'o has inspired teammates and fostered togetherness.
Robby Toma has been clutch for both the Irish and for his best friend this season, Eric Hansen writes in the South Bend Tribune.
Te'o is helping lead the Irish on their resurgence, George Schroeder writes in his USA Today cover story.