Friday, November 26, 2010

Less than "26" Hours to ND vs. USC!

This storied series started in 1926 -- when Knute Rockne's Notre Dame team beat USC 13-12 on a TD pass from QB Ara Parisien to Johnny Niemiec with two minutes left -- in a game Rockne says was "the greatest he ever saw..."

The Irish Are in LA! -- Photo of the Day!

This photo was just "tweeted" by Notre Dame linebacker, Brian Smith from his hotel room -- as the Irish prepare for tomorrow's game against USC.  I'm guessing (by the view from the room) they're staying in Marina Del Rey, CA -- tough duty!  GO IRISH!

Irish Hoops In Finals -- Old Spice Classic!

Mike Brey's Fighting Irish beat the Cal Bears tonight 57-44 to earn a spot in Sunday's Championship Final against Wisconsin!  The halftime score of 21-5 (Notre Dame leading) is the lowest combined points score in the first half of a basketball game in NCAA history!  The NCAA started keeping track of these kinds of statistics in 1986.  For the game, Notre Dame only shot 27.8% from the floor -- one for twenty from the three-point line -- in one of the ugliest offensive games you'll ever see.  Yet, on the heels of their Double OT win (89-83) last night over Georgia -- the Irish are now 6-0 on the season and they're in the championship game.  Be sure to tune in to ESPN2 on Sunday night at 7 PM EST for the Old Spice Classic Championship game -- and watch the Irish take on the Badgers -- should be fun!  Here's a link to the game's box score:


Notre Dame Founded -- 168 Years Ago Today!

On this day (November 26, 1842), 168 years ago -- Father Edward Sorin, CSC -- of the Holy Cross Congregation, founded the University of Notre Dame!  Happy Birthday!!!  To celebrate -- here's two of Notre Dame's favorite songs: