Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Golden Tate Interview

Former Notre Dame WR and Biletnikoff Award recipient -- as College Football's top receiver in 2009 -- Golden Tate was in the South Bend area yesterday and he spent a few minutes with the South Bend Tribune's Weekday Sportsbeat Show. Tate was a 2nd Round Draft pick, last month, of the Seattle Seahawks where he joins former Domers; Julius Jones and John Carlson. Here's a link to the interview:


ND Men's Lacrosse in NCAA Tournament

Head Coach Kevin Corrigan and his Fighting Irish are heading to Princeton, NJ this weekend for their First Round contest against the 6th seeded Princeton Tigers. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 2:30 PM EST this Sunday. The Irish will be taking on a Princeton team that won the Ivy League Tournament Championship. This will be the second meeting between the Tigers and Irish. It also makes it five straight trips to the NCAA Tournament for Notre Dame. Good Luck Irish!

ND Women's Lacrosse Ranked 14th in the Country!

And, they're headed to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. The Fighting Irish (11-6) are coming off of a heart breaking loss in FOUR OVERTIMES to Syracuse in the Big East Tournament this past week. Notre Dame will be taking on Northwestern - who's ranked #2 and the winner's of the last five NCAA National Championships. The game will be played this Saturday at Northwestern's Lakeside Field. Good Luck IRISH!

Notre Dame's Chinese Speech Contest

The University of Notre Dame's Department of East Asia Languages and Cultures just completed its 2010 Chinese Speech Contest -- it's an innovative and somewhat entertaining competition. You just have to wonder how difficult it is to learn this language. The photo is the famous ND logo (on a ball cap) in Kanji, which are the Chinese characters used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system. Here's a link to a video of the competition.


ND Makes Major Research Investment

In the past twelve months, the University of Notre Dame has committed $80 million in what they're calling their Strategic Research Investments. The most recent investments represent nine more research initiatives for the University. Here's a link to a video produced by Notre Dame's Department of Education and to SRI's website -- that will explain where this money is going.