Thursday, October 14, 2010

Leaving for Notre Dame Before Sunrise!

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I'm leaving well before the "cock crows" -- for Notre Dame in the morning.  Going to be hanging out with 14 of my friends -- enjoying a Football Weekend in America's Holy Land.  So, if you're looking for any "NEW NEWS" on the site -- you're going to have to wait until Saturday morning!  Go Irish!  PS -- That's not me in the photo -- PROMISE!

An $800,000 Pay Day for the WMU Broncos!

That's what Western Michigan University is rumored to be receiving for agreeing to play the Irish on Saturday.  Add to that the opportunity to play on national TV for three to four hours -- and a lifetime of stories to tell your family and friends that "I played in Notre Dame Stadium."

Western Michigan's Trip to Notre Dame

Western Michigan Head Football Coach, Bill Cubit (pictured) talked about his plans for the Broncos first ever trip to Notre Dame Stadium and the first time a Western Michigan team has played on the Notre Dame campus, since 1920.  In that game, Knute Rockne's team won 42-0 behind a two touchdown performance by George Gipp.  This week the Broncos practiced to the beat of a familiar song to Irish fans -- to get ready for Saturday.  Here's a couple of stories you'll enjoy:



Notre Dame Football Update -- Thursday

The UND.COM gang was back at it yesterday -- catching up with Coach Kelly after Wednesday's practice.  Topics of discussion; Kyle Rudolph's surgery, Armando Allen's status for Saturday, the music they're playing at practice, the new Notre Dame Adidas TECHFIT football jerseys, etc.  Click on the link:


Notre Dame's Effort To Bring Religions Together

The University of Notre Dame, in partnership with scholars and educators from around the world, is inaugurating a major cross-cultural research project: “Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular.”  The project kicks off with two public launch events in New York City on November 18th and 19th.  Designed to unfold over several years, “Contending Modernities” will generate new knowledge and understanding of the ways in which religious and secular people and institutions interact, for good and ill, says Scott Appleby, professor of history, director of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and director of “Contending Modernities”.  “The problem of religious violence and tensions among religions and between the religious and secular forces are more sharply defined than ever,” Appleby says. “Our vision with this research project is to harness the power of ideas to chart a way forward across religious and secular divides to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.  Dozens of Catholic, Muslim and secular scholars and public intellectuals will be involved in the project, which in the future will expand to engage all major world religions.  I believe it to be a wonderful thing that the University of Notre Dame is taking on this mission.

Brian Kelly Radio Show - Tonight @ 7 PM EST

The Brian Kelly Radio Show airs every Thursday night from Legends of Notre Dame -- the on campus establishment just south of Notre Dame Stadium.  You can watch the show -- or listen to the show -- live on the web beginning at 7 PM EST.  Here are the links that will allow you to do just that:



Football Weekend Weather @ Notre Dame

Here's the latest Football Weekend weather forecast -- from two sources -- for the Notre Dame vs. Western Michigan game.  There's a link to WNDU-TV and their "Storm Team 16 Interactive" radar for the Michiana area and a second link to the gang at the Weather Channel who has teamed up with ESPN to give "Game Day" forecasts for every NCAA FBS game in the country.  Looks like a beautiful weekend!