Saturday, August 20, 2011
With Lou Holtz holding down a spot on ESPN's College Gameday set -- and his son Skip leading his team into Notre Dame Stadium -- the story of their family ties to ND will be told many, many times these next two weeks. Here's a story from today's St. Petersburg Times:
LINK: THE HOLTZ FAMILY & NOTRE DAME
Posted by Jim Small at 6:50 PM
LINK: QUINN vs. TEBOW
Posted by Jim Small at 6:31 PM
LINK: COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S MOST EXPENSIVE TICKETS
Posted by Jim Small at 5:47 PM
This photo was just "tweeted" by the University of South Florida's athletic department. It's not quite Oregon - but it's a start... I wonder what helmet, jersey and pant combination we'll see in Notre Dame Stadium on September 3rd? I'm betting we'll see what #36 is wearing...
Posted by Jim Small at 4:44 PM
When you factor in the ACT test score of every member of Notre Dame's Class of 2015 -- all 2025 of them -- you end up with a 33, which is three short of a perfect 36. More than half of the Class of 2015 graduated as Valedictorian or Salutatorian from their high school -- think about that! Here's a story in the Observer that speaks to the talents of this year's freshman class at the University of Notre Dame.
LINK: NOTRE DAME'S CLASS OF 2015
Posted by Jim Small at 4:02 PM
ESPN's Brian Bennett filed a story from ND the other day -- that was quite positive -- as they profiled the top independent football teams in the country. When you click on the link below -- please note the other stories about the Irish -- in the right hand column:
LINK: ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS
Posted by Jim Small at 2:59 PM
LINK: AP POLL RANKS ND #16
LINK: HOW THE AP VOTERS -- RANKED ND
Posted by Jim Small at 2:51 PM
My brother Jay lives in the Denver area -- this morning he sent me a note and a link to a photo gallery in the Denver Post of Brady Quinn's career (Denver / Cleveland / Notre Dame).
Jay tells me that former Denver Bronco and local sports talk radio host Alfred Williams thinks that Quinn is finally becoming a NFL quarterback and that the Bronco’s have a tough decision to make. Let's hope for Brady's sake this is true!!!
I don't think Brady is going to like the photos (more than one) of his "eyes closed" throwing the football -- maybe that's been the problem!!!
LINK: BRADY QUINN PHOTOS
Posted by Jim Small at 10:31 AM
The Carolina Panthers played the Miami Dolphins last night in an NFL exhibition football game -- and the Panthers #1 pick Cam Newton got the starting nod. Now, if you watched the ESPN highlight package on Sports Center you would have thought Newton had one of the best games ever in a first start (albeit an exhibition game) for a rookie starter.
Well, here are the facts about Mr. Newton's start:
- 7 for 14 passing for 66 yards
- 1 completion to a wide receiver a 2 yard gain
- Longest completion -- 21 yards
- Ran 4 times for 18 yards
- Led the Panther first-team offense to 90 total yards, in his first half of play
- In Newton's two exhibition games to date -- he's yet to convert a third-down
Unfortunately, Mr. Clausen didn't do any better:
- 9 for 15 passes for 69 yards
- Longest completion -- 21 yards
- Carolina's 10 points, came when Clausen was in the game
LINK: CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
LINK: ESPN NFL NATION BLOG
LINK: USA TODAY
LINK: MIAMI HERALD
LINK: SUN SENTINEL
Posted by Jim Small at 9:09 AM