Hardy To Return To N.D. Football Team

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he has invited safety Eilar Hardy to return to the roster, although he has academic work to complete before he can practice. Kelly says Hardy hopes to get the work completed next week when Notre Dame is on fall break. He says Hardy is the only one of five players who have been held out of games he's talked with who could return to the roster this season. Cornerback KeiVarae Russell and defensive lineman Ishaq Williams have said they plan to return to school in June.