Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY -- Clausen Goes to Camp

Jimmy Clausen, second round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers, is seen here walking from his car into a dorm at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC -- home of the Panthers pre-season training camp. Earlier in the day the former Irish star signed his first NFL contract.

Tate gets $3.26 million -- $1.47 Guaranteed!

Former Notre Dame All-American and Biletnikoff Award Winner, Golden Tate, agreed to terms this morning with the Seattle Seahawks on a four-year contract. Tate's deal, with incentives, can reach $3.26 million over the four year period. The contract includes a $1 million signing bonus -- and an additional $470,000 in guaranteed money for the former Irish star. Rookies report to training camp tomorrow for the Seahawks. Here's a link to the Seattle Seahawks blog below. Congratulations Golden!


Clausen gets $6.3 million -- $2.5 Guaranteed!

Former Notre Dame quarterback, Jimmy Clausen agreed to terms, early this morning, with the Carolina Panthers. It's a four-year deal with incentives that could total $6.3 million. The contract includes a signing bonus of $2.5 million -- a good negotiation for Clausen who surprisingly dropped to the 48th pick of this year's NFL Draft. The great news for both parties is Clausen won't miss any days of the Panthers training camp -- which starts today. Here's a link to the ESPN video:


Desert to Dome -- 369 Miles So Far!

University of Notre Dame's Dean of the College of Science, Greg Crawford and his wife Renate are four days into their journey from Tucson, AZ to South Bend, IN -- bringing "home" the relationship between the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and Notre Dame. Their latest update-- came from Las Cruces, New Mexico -- as they wrote about their encounter with a german shepherd (must have been a USC fan!) and dinner with the Notre Dame Club of El Paso. Here's a picture of them taking a quick break from the bikes -- standing next to the chase van and the entrance to a "ghost town" in New Mexico. You'll enjoy keeping track of the Crawford's 2,200 mile journey on their blog -- here's the link:


Domer Leads USA to Gold Medal!

Former Notre Dame All American Lacrosse player, D.J. Driscoll, scored a goal in the USA's 12-10 victory over Canada in the title game of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Manchester, England. Driscoll, a defenseman for Team USA is a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame and currently a member of the Chicago Machine of Major League Lacrosse. The victory was the seventh world title for the USA. Congratulations D.J.!