Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Here's what Jim learned, from his research for this book, about Notre Dame and the Civil War:
"While many institutions of higher education made great sacrifices during the Civil War, few can boast of the dedication and effort made by the University of Notre Dame. For four years, Notre Dame gave freely of its faculty and students as soldiers, sent its Holy Cross priests to the camps and battlefields as chaplains and dispatched its sisters to the hospitals as nurses.
Though far from the battlefields, the war was ever-present on campus, as Notre Dame witnessed fisticuffs among the student body, provided a home to the children of a famous general, responded to political harassment and tried to keep at least some of its community from the fray.
At war's end, a proud Notre Dame welcomed back several bona fide war heroes and became home to a unique veterans' organization."
This looks like a book Notre Dame fans will love! Here's a link to where you can buy "Notre Dame and the Civil War" online:
LINK: BUY THE BOOK!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:34 PM
University of Notre Dame boxing champion Mike Lee '09 is featured in this interview that shows him training for a fight -- you're going to love this!
Word broke this week that fellow ND alum, Regis Philbin is going to be the "MC" of Mike's next professional fight -- which just happens to be on the University of Notre Dame campus, September 16th. Mike is fighting on the Michigan State football weekend, the first professional fight ever at ND!
Here's a link to the video and a link to where you can buy tickets for Mike's fight!
LINK: MIKE LEE VIDEO
LINK: BUY TICKETS HERE TO MIKE'S FIGHT AT ND ON SEPTEMBER 16TH!
Posted by Jim Small at 10:15 PM
Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly just "re-tweeted" this photo with the caption "SPECIAL DELIVERY ON ITS WAY."
Are we talkin' new FOOTBALL JERSEYS for the Irish home opener? What's your idea on what is so special?
LINK: MYSTERY SOLVED!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:55 PM
This evening Jarron Jones, a 6'-7" - 308 lb. defensive end out of the Rochester, NY area committed to play football next fall for the University of Notre Dame. Jones had originally committed to play for Penn State before changing this mind. Jones joins a list of long, athletic and huge athletes that Brian Kelly & Company has recruited to ND over the past 12 months. Just think how these kids are going to look in a couple of years walking off the bus at USC! Here's the list:
- Aaron Lynch -- 6'-6" 270 lbs.
- Tony Springman -- 6'-7" 290 lbs.
- Ishaq Williams -- 6'5" 255 lbs.
- Stephon Tuitt -- 6'-6" 290 lbs.
- Ben Councell -- 6'-5" 230 lbs.
- Brad Carrico -- 6'-5" 290 lbs.
- Connor Hanratty -- 6'-5" 315 lbs.
- Ben Koyack -- 6'-5" 253 lbs.
- Troy Niklas -- 6'-7" 250 lbs.
- Chase Hounshell -- 6'-5" 275 lbs.
- Jordan Prestwood -- 6'-5" 287 lbs.
- Jarron Jones -- 6'-7" 308 lbs.
- Taylor Decker -- 6'-8" 313 lbs.
- Mark Harrell -- 6'-5" 270 lbs.
LINK: JARRON JONES COMMITMENT STORY
LINK: JARRON JONES HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
Posted by Jim Small at 12:15 AM