Happy Birthday to Knute Rockne -- born on this date March 4, 1888...
Coach Rockne would have been 124 years-old today!
Ironically, the man who put Notre Dame Football into the national conversation -- was born just 102 days after the University of Notre Dame played their first ever football game against the University of Michigan on November 23, 1887.
Who could have ever imagined a birth on this date in Voss, Norway -- 124 years ago and 3,857 miles away from the campus of the University of Notre Dame -- would have such an impact on the world of sport.
The University of Notre Dame will celebrate its 125th season of Notre Dame Football this fall.
Fr. Edward Frederick Sorin C.S.C., was only 28 years old when he and six Holy Cross brothers traveled thousands of miles from France to the wilderness of Northern Indiana and founded the University of Notre Dame du Lac.
The University of Notre Dame's Sidney D'Mello (pictured) an Associate Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Letters and a couple of colleagues at M.I.T and the University of Memphis -- have created an 'emotion-sensing' computer software program that reacts to the cognitive and emotional states of students while studying.
It's called AutoTutor -- and this software has been tested on over 1,000 students who have seen an approximate ONE LETTER GRADE IMPROVEMENT!
The gang at UND.COM spent yesterday following Muffet's #3 ranked Fighting Irish around as they prepare for their 2nd Round Big East Women's Championship game -- today at 2:00 PM ET against DePaul -- on ESPNU. You'll see the Irish at breakfast, study hall, practice, film meeting, etc., -- ENJOY!
Chris Salvi (who wears #24 and a GOLD HELMET) competed in last night's Bengal Bouts Finals -- winning the 188 lb. weight division. Salvi, a senior -- and a star on Notre Dame's special teams this past season -- won his bout over Adrian Moreno. Here's a link to the story along with ND's student newspaper's coverage:
Notre Dame hockey took out Ohio State last night -- with a 4 - 2 victory -- to move on to the 2nd round of the CCHA Playoffs. The Irish will play at either Michigan or Ferris State depending on the outcome of tonight's game between Bowling Green and Northern Michigan. Here are the scenarios:
Northern Michigan wins -- Notre Dame travels to Big Rapids next weekend to take on Ferris State
Bowling Green wins -- Notre Dame travels to Ann Arbor next weekend to take on Michigan