The Association for the Protection of College Athletes just released their rankings of each FBS school based on a comparison of athletic success, academic progress and the treatment of athletes.
The APCA Ranking Report provides the most comprehensive,
commercially independent comparison of collegiate athletic programs. It
emphasizes factors that collegiate student athletes have identified as
the most important: a strong academic program, a successful team record,
diverse academic opportunities, university commitment to the athletic
program, the ability to play in front of a crowd and during the
postseason, and a sufficient athletic scholarship (when a scholarship is
The formula rewards programs that do not discriminate against
student athletes. A program will receive a higher score if it allows
student athletes to take any academic major of their choosing, operates
in accordance with NCAA policy, and does not impose additional
restrictions on student athletes who may want to transfer to another
college or university.
The APCA Ranking Report is created using readily available data that
has been provided by schools and collected by independent sources,
including the NCAA and the federal government.
For sports fans in Denver -- Vic Lombardi '91, can be found in the mornings on Sports Radio The Fan 104.3 FM and on CBS Channel 4 in the afternoons and evenings...
Lombardi, who graduated from Notre Dame in 1991 never misses the opportunity to talk about the Fighting Irish on his morning radio show. If you'd like to listen in over the web -- just click on the link below!
My brother Jay, who lives in Denver, is listening to Vic all of the time...
Torii Hunter Sr., is the starting right fielder for the Detroit Tigers -- his son Torii Jr., is a freshman football player -- looking to earn a starting wide receiver postion at the University of Notre Dame. The South Bend Tribune's Eric Hansen penned this story that the Detroit News picked up...
Eliza Gedney '11, who was injured in last year's bombings at the Boston Marathon, has decided to run in Monday's race. That's Eliza on the right in the photo above -- with her friend Liza Smeraldi who's going to run the Boston Marathon with her.
Gedney, who lives close to the Finish Line of the Boston Marathon was walking down the sidewalk of Boylston Street on her way to meet some friends to celebrate Patriot's Day...
When the first bomb went off...
“It was 2:49 p.m. when I made my way past the Marathon
Sports store and was right at the finish line when the first bomb detonated
just a few yards behind me,” says Gedney, who earned a bachelor’s degree in
finance from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in
2011. “The explosion occurred on the sidewalk right where I had stepped just a
few seconds before.”
goes by the nickname Eli, was blown off of her feet. She suffered second and
third-degree burns to her ankles and lower legs, and shrapnel wounds from head
to toe. Her ear drum ruptured. Dazed and bleeding, she stumbled into a nearby
bar, and was quickly taken to a medical tent for treatment before being
transported to the hospital...
You're going to want to read the rest of this story -- click on the link below:
LINK: BOSTON MARATHON
Garrick Sherman's Portsmouth Sports Club beat Eric Atkins' K&D Rounds Landscaping 92 - 91 today at the Portsmouth Invitational. Sherman had 18 points and 2 rebounds -- Atkins had 9 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds in this game between the two former Fighting Irish basketball players.
They are two of the sixty-four college seniors invited to play in this sixty-year old tournament played before NBA general managers and scouts.
Former Notre Dame student-athletes Eric Atkins and Garrick Sherman are playing in the Portsmouth Invitational this weekend in front of general managers and scouts from every NBA team. The sixty-year old tournament tipped off last night and runs through Saturday...
In Wednesday's opening round action, Garrick Sherman led his Portsmouth Sports Club team with 19 points and was second in rebounding with 11 in a 77 - 74 loss to Roger Brown's Restaurant. And, Eric Atkins played 30 minutes for his K&D Rounds Landscaping team in their 71 - 66 losing effort to Norfolk Sports Club. Atkins scored 5 points while dishing out 5 assists and making 3 steals...
Today at 3:15 PM ET -- Atkins and Sherman square off against each other in a game pitting the Portsmouth Sports Club vs. K&D Rounds Landscaping. You can watch it LIVE ONLINE -- at the link below:
The Indiana Fever selected Notre Dame's Natalie Ochonwa with the ninth pick overall in Monday's WNBA Draft. Ochonwa, who is scheduled to be operated on this Friday for a torn ACL, will miss the upcoming WNBA season.
You'll learn why the Fever still drafted Natalie -- in the article linked below:
Mike Brey announced today that Point Pleasant Beach, NJ point guard Matt Farrell had signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Farrell joins Bonzie Colson and Martin Geben as the high school seniors who will make up the incoming recruiting class for the Irish.
Former Notre Dame basketball players; Eric Atkins and Garrick Sherman will join sixty-two of the top senior college basketball players in the country in New Hampshire tomorrow to play in the PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL in front of NBA scouts and general managers.
The sixty-four players have been divided into eight teams of eight players each -- the games start tomorrow run through Saturday.
Atkins is on a team called K&D Rounds Landscaping, Sherman is on a team called the Portsmouth Sports Club. Here's a link to their respective rosters:
Former Notre Dame women's basketball stars; Kayla McBride and Natalie Achonwa will find out this evening if they'll be playing in the WNBA this summer -- as their annual draft takes place on ESPN2 beginning at 8 PM ET.
Here's a look at a MOCK DRAFT which has both players going in the first round -- sure hope that's the case for Natalie after her knee injury -- just click on the links below: