Found August 01, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
University of Notre Dame senior linebacker Carlo Calabrese and junior quarterback Tommy Rees have both been suspended for the opening game of the 2012 season, Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced today. “Our players understand that it’s a privilege to be associated with the University of Notre Dame and its football program, but with that comes great responsibility,” Kelly said. “Carlo and Tommy put themselves in a situation that when given a choice between two distinct paths, they responded with a set of poor decisions. This conduct was inconsistent with my expectations for our football program – especially our veteran, team leaders. Carlo and Tommy will not travel with the team to Ireland and can attempt to climb the depth chart following the conclusion of their respective suspensions.”

Did Coach Brian Kelly Go Too Easy on Tommy Rees and Carlo Calabrese?

No one who follows college football closely was shocked at the news that linebacker Carlo Calabrese and quarterback Tommy Rees were suspended only one game. In big time college football, a night of misadventure ending in misdemeanor convictions for star players rarely results in anything more than a one game suspension.  But Notre Dame is not just any college football power...

The Rees & Calabrese Effect

The news that Tommy Rees and Carlo Calabrese were being suspended for the game against Navy in Dublin, Ireland was dropped without any real warning on Tuesday afternoon, just a few days before Brian Kelly has his annual camp press conference. Once Brian Hardin divulged the punishment issued by Brian Kelly towards the two players, Fighting Irish fans took to Twitter like thay have...

Calabrese enters diversion program

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Tommy Rees & Carlo Calabrese Suspended

#NotreDame senior LB Carlo Calabrese & junior QB Tommy Rees have both been suspended for the opening game of the season by Brian Kelly.— Brian Hardin (@NDHardin) July 31, 2012 Tommy Rees will not be the starting quarterback against Navy in Dublin, Ireland for Notre Dame's season opening game. In fact, he won't play at all. Tommy Rees & Carlo Calabrese will...

Rees, Calabrese To Miss One Game

Notre Dame junior quarterback Tommy Rees and senior linebacker Carlo Calabrese have been suspended by Irish head coach Brian Kelly for the team's season opener in Dublin.

Weis sees impact potential in Ragone

Finding film of Mike Ragone in action at Cherry Hill (NJ) Camden Catholic isn't easy. He was in the Class of 2007 after all, and the business of covering recruiting has changed a lot since then. Search hard enough, however, and it's out there - and it's fun to watch. After a hard-luck battle with injuries at Notre Dame, he's hoping ot fulfill that potential with Kansas.

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OT Cole Recaps Notre Dame Visit

East Lake High (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) offensive tackle Mason Cole was on Notre Dame's campus Monday, and the elite class of 2014 prospect broke down his visit and spoke about a possible return trip.

#32 Notre Dame Fighting Irish: College Football 77 in 77

There certainly was no shortage of storylines in South Bend this offseason. Start with the quarterback controversy, and the fact that last year’s starter, Tommy Rees, is trying to get back in good graces after getting busted for underage intoxication and resisting arrest. His sister even has an alcohol offense on her recent rap sheet. Also getting busted at the same time as Rees...

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James Has the Attention of BCS Schools

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32 Days

Today's moment of Coach Devine (read that quote every morning)— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) July 30, 2012

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Spoiling The Party

Big Tentacles: Silas Redd transfers, Tommy Rees suspended, Mark Dantonio, and more.

(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten, its sway over the college football landscape and that school in South Bend it not-so-secretly covets.) Taking the Redd-Eye flight out of town. Penn State running back Silas Redd is transferring to USC. (ESPN) We will get by. We will survive. Around 4,500 Penn State fans showed their  support for the banhamered football...
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