George Atkinson played 11 years in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders. The former defensive back / punt returner was a member of their Super Bowl XI championship team. He's fifth all-time for the Raiders with 30 career interceptions and set their single game record for most punt return yards with 205 in one game! So, he knows a little about football. This past week his twin sons; George III and Josh committed to play football next year at Notre Dame -- and a local radio station tracked George down to ask him about his boys and "why Notre Dame?" I believe you'll enjoy his response. When you get to the web page, scroll down to the bottom and look for the link to the interview:
LINK: GEORGE TALKS ABOUT HIS IRISH COMMITS
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The promotional people at Cooper Tires sent the ND GO IRISH BLOG a note asking if we would be willing to let Notre Dame fans know about their Ultimate Bowl Tour Challenge. It sounds like something we'd like to win -- so here it is: This college football season Cooper Tires is awarding the most driven fan with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to attend five of the biggest BCS bowl games including the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and the National Championship Game. The winner of the Copper Tires Ultimate Bowl Tour and three very lucky friends will be whisked away on a private jet, making stops in Pasadena, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas and Glendale, AZ. I say Notre Dame fans would look great in that private jet wearing our blue & gold at every Bowl Game! Here's the link to play:
LINK: ULTIMATE BOWL TOUR CHALLENGE
LINK: ULTIMATE BOWL TOUR CHALLENGE
Posted by Jim Small at 6:44 PM
Coach Kelly's radio show starts at 7PM EST from Legends of Notre Dame. Here's a link to where you can watch the show online or a link to where you can listen to the radio broadcast only.
LINK: LIVE VIDEO FEED OF SHOW
LINK: LIVE RADIO FEED OF SHOW
Posted by Jim Small at 6:18 PM
Now, that's not what they call this position anymore. The official title is Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions -- and the person 'soon to be sitting' in that office at Notre Dame is Donald Bishop. Bishop was announced yesterday as the replacement for the retired Dan Saracino -- effective December 1st. He's a former ND grad, Class of 1977, who previously worked for eight years in Notre Dame's Admissions department before stints at Cornell, Creighton, Ohio Weleyan and Embry Riddle. So, if you want to get your son or daughter into Notre Dame -- it will be his team making those decisions starting this December!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:13 AM
CBS Sports and Brand Thunder, Inc. have teamed up to create college themed browsers for sixty schools. And, wouldn't you know it -- Notre Dame is on that list. Whether you have a PC and use Internet Explorer or a MAC and use Firefox -- they have a free download for you! All you have to do is click on the link below and follow the instructions to theme your internet experience with Notre Dame -- Go Irish!
LINK: FREE NOTRE DAME BROWSER
Posted by Jim Small at 8:54 AM
Access Hollywood's Maria Menuounos (pictured) spent some time with Regis Philbin '53, in his New York office, talking what else -- Notre Dame football! And, Menuonos did her best to experience the sites and sounds of Game Day at Notre Dame for Access Hollywood -- as she visited campus for Saturday's game against Michigan. Here's a link to the story:
LINK: ACCESS HOLLYWOOD COMES TO ND
Posted by Jim Small at 2:26 AM