Saturday, June 25, 2011
This is a sad story. And, it's also a story you couldn't make up -- if you tried.
A plane crashed last night in northern Michigan -- killing Dr. Stephen Hatch and his wife Kim. Dr. Hatch's son Austin -- a 6' - 6" basketball star who committed to Michigan over Notre Dame this past week -- was critically injured in the crash.
Here's the part of the story you just can't make up. Eight years ago, Dr. Stephen Hatch was also flying a plane that crashed -- this crash killed his first wife Julie, daughter Lindsay and son Ian. Dr. Hatch and Austin survived that crash.
Please say a prayer today for Austin.
Here are links to a few stories:
LINK: PLANE CRASH
LINK: AUSTIN HATCH & FAMILY
LINK: AUSTIN'S HIGH SCHOOL COACH INTERVIEW
LINK: AUSTIN'S CARING BRIDGE BLOG -- UPDATES
Posted by Jim Small at 11:39 AM
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly was in Grand Rapids yesterday for the Irish Eyes Golf Outing at Thousand Oaks Golf Club. While he was there to play some golf and raise some money for the Kelly Cares Foundation -- he also found time to meet with the media. Here's the coverage:
LINK: GRAND RAPIDS PRESS
Posted by Jim Small at 10:15 AM
LINK: NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Posted by Jim Small at 9:52 AM
Under Woo's leadership - the Mendoza College of Business has become the #1 ranked undergraduate business school in America. Here's a link to the stories:
LINK: WOO-ED AWAY!
LINK: NEW CEO
Posted by Jim Small at 8:53 AM
The Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore is now taking orders for the replica "throwback" jersey that the Irish are wearing in the night game September 10th against Michigan.
It's important to note that this is a "REPLICA" -- it is not the authentic game jersey the Irish will wear. If you see the photo of the actual jersey (link below) -- you'll see the difference.
Here's a link to order one -- along with a link to the first photo made available of the game jersey Notre Dame will wear:
LINK: BUY THE ND THROWBACK
LINK: FIRST PHOTO OF OFFICIAL ND THROWBACK
Posted by Jim Small at 8:38 AM