NOTRE DAME nose guard Louis Nix III and offensive tackle Zack Martin will return to school next year and skip the NFL draft, coach Brian Kelly announced Monday.
Kelly also said running back Cierre Wood will wait until he receives an evaluation of his draft stock from an NFL advisory committee before deciding if he will return for another season.
In other college football news:
* Former California running game coordinator Ron Gould has been hired as the new head coach at UC Davis.
* Western Michigan hired 32-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant P.J. Fleck as its head coach, the Associated Press reported, citing a source.
Fans of two-time defending Russian champion Zenit St. Petersburg are calling for non-white and gay players to be excluded from the team. Landscrona, the largest Zenit supporters' club, released a manifesto demanding the club field an all-white, heterosexual team. Russia has struggled to deal with racism and violence at its stadiums as it prepares to host the 2018 World Cup.
* Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam resigned from all soccer-related positions and was banned for life by the sport's world governing body following "repeated violations" of its code of ethics while head of the Asian Football Confederation.
La Salle junior goalkeeper John McCarthy was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America University Division Second Team, selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Four-time overall champion Lindsey Vonn is returning to the United States for an unexpected break in the middle of the World Cup ski season and is unlikely to return to Europe until January. Vonn still has not fully recovered from an intestinal illness that hospitalized her last month.