SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Charlie Weis remained the highest-paid coach on Notre Dame's payroll last year despite being fired in 2009.
The university paid Weis $2,054,744 between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015, according to Notre Dame's most recent IRS documents made public this week. The documents say the payments ended last December.
The documents also show football coach Brian Kelly was paid $1.62 million, including $450,995 in bonus and incentive pay. Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder made $1.1 million.
USF-SYRACUSE KICKOFF SET: The Bulls' first road game of the season, Sept. 17 at Syracuse, will kick off at 3:30, it was announced Thursday.
EX-BULL SENTENCED: Former USF offensive lineman Danous Estenor, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing people's identities to collect roughly $24,000 in unemployment benefits. His attorney pointed out Estenor's good works, including lifting a car off a man who was trapped under it on the USF campus in 2011. But his guilty plea to aggravated identity theft meant a mandatory two-year sentence.
BASKETBALL: Five-star center Marques Bolden picked Duke over Kentucky. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound DeSoto (Texas) senior said his relationship with the Duke coaching staff was the deciding factor.
TENNIS: The Florida women's season ended with a 4-3 loss to Stanford in the NCAA Round of 16 in Tulsa, Okla. The Gators (23-3) had their earliest exit since 2009. Seven of their eight players will be back next season. … The Saint Leo men and women both reached the final four at the Division II Championships in Denver. The men swept Northwest Missouri State 5-0, advancing to face Armstrong State at 3 today in the final four. Saint Leo beat Armstrong State 7-2 in the regular season. Lions winners: Alberto Barroso-Campos and Alex Theiler in doubles; Francisco Aparicio and Oskar Nurmio in doubles; Egor Panyushkin and Jaime Bueno in doubles; and Barroso-Campos and Theiler in singles. The women beat Southwest Baptist 5-1 and face BYU-Hawaii at 11 a.m. today. Lions winners: Natalia Siedliska and Coralie Pesenti in doubles; Pauline Helgesson and Marine Beugre-Guyot in doubles; and Madeleine Gauthier, Anastasia Wagner and Helgesson in singles.
GOLF: The Saint Leo women shot 294 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Championship in Aurora, Colo., and are fifth at 23-over 599. Rollins leads with 2-over 578.