OK, looks like I got taken for a bit of a ride here, though I wasn't the only one.
The report about Notre Dame's interest in Bret Bielema apparently was all a hoax.
Bielema and Wisconsin athletics director Barry Alvarez both addressed the bogus rumor after being asked about it by The Capital Times, a legit news source. I guess the Wisconsin coach could have immediately dismissed the whole thing, but if there was nothing to begin with, he probably handled it correctly.
False alarm. Back to watching Blackhawks hockey.