Thursday, July 1, 2010

ND GO IRISH BLOG -- Fans from 44 States Today!

The NOTRE DAME GO IRISH BLOG is only five months old -- but, in that short time more than 8,000 unique Notre Dame fans have paid a visit! You come from all 50 States and more than 30 countries around the world. Pretty amazing how a little school "in the middle of nowhere" can drive such passion. Today alone, Notre Dame fans from 44 States stopped in to check in on their Irish. Thanks for making this great fun and GO IRISH!

ESPN's Mark May -- Predicts 10 Wins for Irish!

No, it's not April Fool's Day - it's the first of July, not April. ESPN College Football Live's Mark May has apparently visited a Priest and confessed his sins - because he's done a "180 on the Irish" and predicts 10 win this season. Here's a link to the video:


Notre Dame Degree -- Ninth Most Valuable!

PayScale just released their annual "College Salary Report" and it ranks a degree from the University of Notre Dame as the "ninth most valuable" in America. PayScale, which collects pay information from individuals using its online pay comparison tools, analyzed its trove of 1.4 million reports on U.S. college graduates for Bloomberg Businessweek and put a price tag on the college diplomas handed out during recent commencement ceremonies. The rankings list the net 30-year return on investment (ROI) of undergraduate degrees from various colleges and universities. With a typical college degree from the schools in this report, a graduate will earn a gross income of about $1.95 million over a 30-year career, netting about $670,000 more than a high school graduate. Notre Dame graduates out-earned high school graduates by $1.4 million, making it the ninth most valuable undergraduate degree in the nation. Here's a link to the South Bend Tribune article: