Who's heading to Chicago this weekend for the marathon? What, anything else going on?
Colleague Andrea Adelson says a grown-up Miami squad is preparing for this weekend's test against Notre Dame. The Hurricanes are also searching for stability at the athletic-director position.
Our Heather Dinich, meanwhile, likes the Irish in a close one.
Louis Nix brings a larger-than-life personality to the Irish, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune. Big East commissioner Mike Aresco tells Hamilton that Notre Dame has yet to set a date to jump to the ACC in their preliminary talks.
The Irish ground game seeks patience, and it will have to do so without Amir Carlisle, who will redshirt, Dan Murphy writes on BlueandGold.com.
LostLettermen.com looks back at the origins of "Catholics vs. Convicts."