Thursday, March 31, 2011
Former Notre Dame football star, Tommy Zbikowski -- sat down for an interview with a boxing writer from Sports Illustrated this week to talk about his professional boxing career. Zibby has had a couple of pro fights the past three weeks during the NFL "hiatus." Thought you'd enjoy this!
LINK: TOMMY Z -- WORLD CHAMPION DREAMS
Posted by Jim Small at 5:38 PM
Coach Kelly dropped a couple of "bombshells" when he met with students at Siegfried Hall this week -- the first was the "OLD SCHOOL" look for the Irish when they play Michigan this September...
However, the biggest bomb might be his comment that the IRISH will unveil a uniform, later in the season, that even Oregon isn't doing. WHAT? Looks like Adidas must be putting some pressure on ND to get on board with a strategy that will sell gear. Stay tuned!
Posted by Jim Small at 1:06 PM
80 years ago today -- March 31, 1931 -- a plane crash in Bazaar, Kansas forever changed the University of Notre Dame. A man by the name of Knute Rockne -- was unfortunately on that plane -- and his death shocked a nation, let alone a school in the "middle of nowhere."
Much has been written, much has been said -- in the eighty years since Rockne's death. What's a given is this -- his legacy of success in football and the willingness to play "anyone -- anywhere" -- shaped the brand we know today as the University of Notre Dame.
Here's a link to a story written by The Republic -- concerning Rockne's untimely death:
LINK: KNUTE ROCKNE'S DEATH
Posted by Jim Small at 7:49 AM