Saturday, February 26, 2011
Notre Dame's greatest basketball player of all-time, Austin Carr -- was honored tonight, 40 years after he last wore an Irish uniform. Carr, who still holds NCAA Tournament records for "career scoring average" -- more than 40 points a game -- and, for most points scored in a single game; 61 -- is one of the greatest college basketball players of all-time. During the halftime ceremony, Notre Dame finally hung a banner in his honor (why did it take 40 years?) in their "Ring of Honor" and they named the Lower Concourse in Purcell Pavillion "Austin Carr Concourse." Once a video is posted of his speech, we'll have it here.
LINK: ND HONORS AUSTIN CARR
Posted by Jim Small at 8:31 PM
The #9 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on the Pirates of Seton Hall tonight -- in a game that will honor Notre Dame's greatest basketball player of all-time at halftime. Austin Carr -- will finally be placed in Notre Dame's Ring of Honor -- during the halftime ceremony. You can tune in on ESPNU @ 7 PM! Here's a link to the game preview:
LINK: NOTRE DAME TAKES ON SETON HALL -- TONIGHT!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:19 AM
Isabela Nanni, the 14 year-old daughter of Lou and Carmen Nanni -- Lou '84, is Vice President for University Relations at the University of Notre Dame -- recently performed a song she wrote at halftime of ND Women's Basketball's "Pink Zone" game.
The Pink Zone Basketball Game has become an annual effort by ND to raise money and awareness for breast cancer awareness.
WNDU-TV caught up with Isabela for a wonderful interview about the motivation behind her song. What a talented young lady! Here's the link to the WNDU-TV story along with a link to the YOUTUBE video of her performance -- WOW!:
LINK: ISABELLA NANNI -- WNDU-TV
LINK: ISABELLA NANNI -- "BEAUTIFUL"
Posted by Jim Small at 10:36 AM
This morning, CNN.COM published a story on the death, last week, of former Notre Dame All-American and University Trustee -- Dave Duerson. As you probably know by now, Duerson asked his oldest son (in a note) to donate his brain to Boston University for research. Here's a link to the CNN.COM story:
LINK: DUERSON'S BRAIN
Posted by Jim Small at 8:46 AM