Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ND Alum McDonnell gives Republican Response

Bob McDonnell, the 71st governor of Virginia -- attended the University of Notre Dame on an ROTC scholarship, graduating with a B.B.A. in Management in 1976. McDonnell was selected to give the Republican Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address tonight. McDonnell also has a M.S.B.A. and M.A./J.D. degrees and is a former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Prior to taking office as Governor on January 16th, McDonnell served Virginia as its Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. This is a significant political honor for McDonnell, potentially thrusting him into the Presidential candidacy conversation.

Will the Irish be playing in DC in 2011?

Rumor has it that the Fighting Irish are in negotiations with FedEx Field to host a game in their 91,000 seat stadium during the 2011 season. This makes sense, since Notre Dame has been working on scheduling an "off site" home game each season as part of their 7 home games, 1 neutral site home game and 4 away games schedule -- that was implemented for the first time this past season. The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the opponent will be the University of Maryland. Notre Dame will be playing Army this fall in an "off site" home game for the Irish at the new Yankee Stadium.

Rockne played the flute in the Band at ND

I'm sure this is a fun fact about the University of Notre Dame that you never knew. It's one of the things you'll learn when watching this video that celebrates the greatest fight song in the land - The Notre Dame Victory March and its 100th Anniversary.


Scully writes another song about ND

Former ND All American and Atlanta Falcon, John Scully - has apparently written another song about the University of Notre Dame titled; "Our Lady of the Lake." Once I get my hands on the song, I'll post it on the site. In the meantime, here's John Scully (on the piano) performing Here Come the Irish -- at The Spirit of Notre Dame event held on campus.