Sunday, December 8, 2013
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights beat USF last night 31 - 6 to earn the spot to play against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl.
In the post game press conference, head coach Kyle Flood let the media know they had accepted the invitation to play the Irish. Click on the link below to watch his press conference:
LINK: RUTGERS HEAD COACH
Posted by Jim Small at 9:45 AM
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now two wins from a NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
Notre Dame just beat Michigan State 2 - 1 to advance to the College Cup!
The Irish will now play the winner of the New Mexico v. Washington game next weekend in Philadelphia. Ironically, the two other teams who've already qualified for the "final four" are from the ACC as well; Virginia and Maryland.
Here's a link to the NCAA Tournament bracket, along with a link to the official site of the COLLEGE CUP:
LINK: NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET
LINK: COLLEGE CUP -- OFFICIAL SITE
Posted by Jim Small at 9:03 PM
Here is a link to Brian Kelly's interview (Part 1) on the Seth Davis Show -- you'll enjoy this. Davis touched on a number of issues with Coach Kelly that we haven't seen before. Real good interview here:
LINK: SETH DAVIS SHOW
Posted by Jim Small at 10:28 AM
I am going to jump on the soapbox for a couple of minutes this morning...
An ESPN story labels Notre Dame defensive lineman Louis Nix a "red-shirt junior" -- inferring that he's leaving school early for the NFL.
LOUIS NIX is a SENIOR.
Folks, Louis is a member of Notre Dame's Class of 2014 -- graduating a semester earlier than most of his classmates. He's not leaving early, he's leaving on time. He wasn't ready to play football as a freshman, so he didn't see the field. But, he went to class...
We should celebrate him LEAVING ON TIME for the NFL!
Posted by Jim Small at 10:06 AM
While the Yankees were negotiating big contracts with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann -- they also found time to convince the University of Notre Dame to bring their show to the Big Apple.
Word broke yesterday afternoon that the Fighting Irish would spend the holidays in New York City -- playing OUTDOORS in Yankee Stadium on December 28th in the fourth annual Pinstripe Bowl. Here's the news stories:
LINK: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
LINK: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 9:22 AM
Friday, December 6, 2013
McNally was lauded for his decision to take on the American Chemistry Council's attempt to water down green building standards in the construction industry. When the U.S. Chamber of Commerce started supporting the chemical industry's lobbying efforts -- McNally asked them to stop. When they didn't he publicly pulled dropped Skanska's membership which gained a great deal of national attention to this issue...
Here's the story on the award -- along with a video of Mike and a link to an op-ed piece Mike wrote in the Washington Post about about this situation.
LINK: WASHINGTON POST -- OP ED
Posted by Jim Small at 10:39 AM
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Then to add to his story -- he's a huge NOTRE DAME FAN!
The Today Show sent out one of their correspondents to Livonia, MI to ride along with Tom. You'll enjoy this story.
I want to give a shout-out to John Sequerth (UPS Communications executive) who's a long-time friend and ND GO IRISH BLOG regular for alerting me to this story. Thanks John!
LINK: TOM CAMP -- UPS DRIVER / NOTRE DAME FAN
Posted by Jim Small at 10:42 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Muffet's Fighting Irish will make an appearance on the Big Ten Network this evening at 7:30 PM ET as they take on Penn State in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge. Should be a good test, as Penn State is coming off "back to back" Big Ten Championships. The Nittany Lions have only lost one game this season -- to #1 UCONN.
Fun fact -- Penn State is coached by Coquese Washington (photo above) '92, '97 -- former Associate Head Coach of the Irish and a "double domer." Coquese earned a bachelors in history in 1992 and a law degree in 1997.
LINK: PENN STATE TALKS TONIGHT'S GAME
Posted by Jim Small at 4:56 PM
Just a few minutes ago in New York City -- former Notre Dame All-American Skylar Diggins was honored by the March of Dimes as SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR!
Former Yankee great Mariano Rivera was named SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR.
LINK: NICE HONOR FOR SKYLAR
Posted by Jim Small at 1:41 PM
Brian Kelly made the rounds with a number of the sports talk shows yesterday -- here is his interview with Tim Brando. Coach Kelly talks about Everett Golson, bowl games, the ACC and this season.
LINK: COACH KELLY WITH TIM BRANDO
Posted by Jim Small at 1:07 PM
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin will be announced today as the next head football coach at Miami University (OH). Congratulations Coach Martin!
Coach Martins' introductory press conference will be at 2:30 PM ET -- tomorrow.
LINK: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 3:48 PM