SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone, expected to vie for the starting position, will miss the season after undergoing surgery Friday for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Ragone, a sophomore, who caught one pass last season, injured his knee while running routes this summer, coach Charlie Weis said. Ragone planned to try to play with the injury, but the condition worsened so he decided Thursday to have surgery.
Weis said Ragone will spend the 2008 season rehabbing to be ready for 2009.
Notre Dame's other possible starters at tight end include, junior Will Yeatman, who started three games last season and had six catches for 37 yards, and highly rated freshman Kyle Rudolph.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds There are plenty of candidates for the 2017 Heisman Trophy. Here is a look at the favorites entering the summer.
Thumbnail UCLA vs. Texas A&M Odds Texas A&M and UCLA will have one of the featured meetings during the opening weekend of college football....
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Florida Week 1 Odds One of the featured games in Week 1 of the College Football Season has two historic programs colliding when Michigan faces...

NCAAF Team Pages