Monday, July 16, 2018

A Family Business Celebrating 100 Years!


Ruttura and Sons -- a concrete business located on Long Island, NY -- celebrated their 100th year in business this weekend.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Four generations of Ruttura's have worked in the family business -- this Notre Dame family is very special to me.

That's Tommy Ruturra (a ND Dad) reppin' NOTRE DAME as he spoke to the gathered crowd at their celebration.  I'm not surprised with what he chose to wear...

LINK:  COMPANY WEBSITE

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Golden Tate is "Top Domer" at Golf Tournament


Four former Notre Dame football stars and Head Coach Brian Kelly -- played this week in the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The tournament is scored by a modified Stableford format -- giving points for eagles, birdies and pars...

Here's the final standings amongst the Notre Dame crowd:
  1. Golden Tate -- 29 points, tied for 37th
  2. Jerome Bettis -- 22 points, tied for 42nd 
  3. Joe Theismann -- 20 points, tied for 45th
  4. Tim Brown -- 11 points, tied for 48th
  5. Brian Kelly -- 7 points, 52nd 

Former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo won the tournament - but passed on the $125,000 first place check.  He's heading out tomorrow to qualify for the US Amateur.
Side note:  Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer (a former ND Assistant Coach) ended up with 4 points and finished tied for 55th. 

LINK:  FULL LEADERBOARD

Wedding Bells Yesterday for ND Linebacker


Notre Dame Football Captain Drue Tranquill got married yesterday! 

Looks like the outdoor wedding may have been a little warm.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Domer Becca Huffer Shoots 65 -- Now in Sixth!


Former Notre Dame women's golf star Becca Huffer shot a 65 yesterday at the Donald Ross Course at the French Lick Resort to move up to a tie for 6th place going into today's FINAL ROUND.

The 65 tied the lowest round of the tournament.  Becca is playing some of the best golf of her career, coming off of a 2nd place finish in the last Symetra Tour event.

Good luck today Becca!

LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Friday, July 13, 2018

Domer Leaderboard After First Round...

Here's a look at how the Notre Dame crowd did today during the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic...
  • Jerome Bettis:  14 points in a tie for 20th
  • Golden Tate:  10 points in a tie for 33rd 
  • Brian Kelly:  8 points in a tie for 37th
  • Tim Brown:  8 points in a tie for 37th
  • Joe Theismann:  5 points in a tie for 45th
That's Coach Kelly with NBC's Kathryn Tappen and Doug Flutie today.


LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Domers Playing in Celebrity Golf Classic!



There are a number of former Notre Dame football stars and our head football coach -- playing in this weekend's American Century Celebrity Golf Classic at Lake Tahoe...

Here are their Friday tee times and playing partners (PT TIME):
  • 7:49 AM PT:  Joe Theismann, Alex Smith and Mark Rypien
  • 8:07 AM PT:  Tim Brown, Adam Thielen and Sterling Sharpe
  • 9:10 AM PT:  Jerome Bettis, Marcus Allen and Terrell Davis
  • 9:46 AM PT:  Golden Tate, Reggie Bush and Deron Williams
  • 9:55 AM PT:  Brian Kelly, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen

The Golf Channel will broadcast the tournament LIVE at 3 PM ET -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

LINK:  LEADERBOARD

ND Football: Steel Structure Almost All In Place!


Looks like we have about 10 yards to go -- the "North End Zone" of the new Notre Dame Football Indoor Practice Facility -- before the steel frame will be complete!

To give you a sense for the size of this structure -- those are workers standing on the roof...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Indiana's College Football Teams' Top Games


Never thought I'd ever look at a list like this...

What shocked me was one of the INDY STAR'S pick as the "top two" games involving college football teams from the State of Indiana.  See story linked below:

LINK:  TOP GAMES

Notre Dame Hockey Fan Appreciation Night


Enjoy seeing these BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP trophies along with the NCAA Runner-Up trophy...

That's head coach Jeff Jackson (2nd from left) posing with ND season ticket holders.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Notre Dame's Schedule -- One of the Toughest


Here's how the media is ranking Notre Dame's schedule among the toughest football schedules in America...

LINK:  YARDBARKER -- 6TH MOST DIFFICULT

LINK:  ATHLON SPORTS -- 3RD MOST DIFFICULT

LINK:  BLEACHER REPORT -- 7TH MOST DIFFICULT

Monday, July 9, 2018

Two of the Final Four are Notre Dame Alums!


There are four finalists for the open Supreme Court Justice position -- and two of the four are graduates of the University of Notre Dame.  Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Thomas Hardiman are Domers...

The announcement will be made at 9 PM ET this evening.


Garth Brooks Concert at Notre Dame Stadium!




Yes, it's happening!

LINK:  WATCH THIS -- GARTH BROOKS IN STUDIO G!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

College Rankings of "Draft Producing Talent"


Ran across this today...

ESPN ranked the top 25 athletic programs in the country for producing "draftable" talent.

One of the top 5 schools is a shocker.

LINK:  TOP 25

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fox Radio Guy Picks USA's Top Sports Brands


I'm surprised Notre Dame Football isn't higher...

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Arike Named ACC Female Athlete of the Year


Arike Ogunbowale -- was just named ACC Female Athlete of the Year...

LINK:  STORY

Skylar Diggins' WNBA Season Highlights

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A ND Law Colleague on Amy Coney Barrett


Amy Coney Barrett a Notre Dame alum, is under consideration for the open position on the Supreme Court.  One of her ND Law School colleagues and long-time friend Richard Garnett wrote a piece today on Judge Barrett -- see top linked story below.

To no one's surprise -- Amy Coney Barrett is drawing plenty of attention -- here are additional links to stories.

LINK:  A PERSONAL CASE

LINK:  A NEW YORK TIMES OPINION PIECE

LINK:  THE WEEK MAGAZINE

LINK:  POLITICO

LINK:  LOS ANGELES TIMES

Took a Photo of New Football Practice Facility


It is massive...

About 67% of what will be a football field inside Notre Dame Football's new indoor practice facility is now covered by a roof -- so they're moving quite quickly.  And, as you can see on the south end of the facility -- they've already begun putting up the concrete walls.

My understanding is the top of the ceiling stands 85' above the field...


"We Should Absolutely Be Ranked #1" -- Muffet

Got to love the confidence of Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw -- as her defending National Champions and frankly, her most talented team ever -- begins summer practice sessions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Two Domers Rumored Up for Supreme Court


Here's the latest from D.C. as to who the President will put forward for nomination to fill the open position on the Supreme Court.

Two Notre Dame alums are rumored to be among the final six or seven under consideration...

LINK:  THE SIX

LINK:  WHY AMY CONEY BARRETT 

LINK:  DREAM CASTING