Saturday, January 8, 2011
Muffet's #12 ranked Fighting Irish take on the #2 ranked UCONN Huskies -- in front of a SOLD OUT Purcell Pavillion (if Irish fans get through the snow to the game) and a national TV audience on CBS. The game tips off at 2 PM EST -- GO IRISH! Here's a link to GAMEDAY CENTRAL at UND.COM:
LINK: NOTRE DAME vs. UCONN -- GAMEDAY CENTRAL
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LINK: HARANGODY -- FIRST CAREER "DOUBLE-DOUBLE"
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LINK: WNDU-TV REPORT ON SNOW STORM
LINK: WSBT-TV -- LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING
LINK: WEBCAM VIEW OF SOUTH QUAD
LINK: WEBCAM VIEW OF CLARKE MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN
LINK: WEBCAM VIEW OF DOME AND BASILICA
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All-Americans -- who have "verbally" committed to the Irish:
- George Atkinson III (ATH) -- on the West Team, will be wearing #20
- Matthew Hegarty (OL) -- on the West Team, will be wearing #56
- Stephon Tuitt (DE) -- on the East Team, will be wearing #98
All-Americans -- who are still considering committing to the Irish:
- Aaron Lynch (DE) -- on the East Team will be wearing #19
- Ishaq Williams (OLB) -- on the East Team, will be wearing #1
Notes concerning today's game:
- Atkinson, one of the best athletes on the field, is playing "safety" in today's game -- the same position his father played in the NFL for 10 seasons for the Oakland Raiders. George III will be playing wide receiver when he arrives in South Bend this fall.
- Matthew Hegarty, banged up a knee in a high school basketball game a few weeks ago -- he'll be wearing a brace and should be good to go. He just might be the best high school offensive lineman in America.
- Tuitt, earned a starting spot at DE today -- over a player (Ray Drew) that ESPN "experts" regard as the #3 "overall" high school player in America. So much for recruiting experts at ESPN! A big, powerful, athletic player -- who just might be Brian Kelly's most important recruit. A number of schools are still recruiting him hard.
- Aaron Lynch, a Notre Dame "verbal" commit this past August -- only to de-commit in October and give a verbal commit to Florida State. Just this week, Lynch decided to "de-commit" again and now is going to visit Notre Dame next weekend. Lynch, another big, powerful, athletic body -- was running with Tuitt, this week, as a starting DE for the East Team. Lynch and Tuitt could team up in South Bend and become our "Browner and Fry" -- for those of you who are old enough to remember these book end Defensive Ends for Coach Parseghian.
- Ishaq Williams, was scheduled to make a commitment to one of his final three schools today; Notre Dame, Penn State or Syracuse. However, he decided in the last day or so -- to "possibly" delay this decision. He's expected to "enroll early" in one of these schools, so he doesn't have much time. Many feel Notre Dame leads here -- but, both parents are Syracuse grads and a few feel Penn State is the team to beat (???). He's being recruited to play an OLB for Notre Dame, but is expected to play a DE position in today's game.
LINK: ROSTERS -- 2011 U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL
LINK: ESPN PREVIEW OF PLAYERS IN TODAY'S GAME
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