Sunday, April 1, 2012
Posted by Jim Small at 9:05 PM
It took 45 minutes -- but the IRISH are in the National Championship game for the second straight year!!!!
Notre Dame beat UCONN 83 - 75 behind Brittany Mallory and Skylar Diggin's heroics in OT!
It's the first time a Geno Auriemma UCONN team has ever lost three games to one team in the same season. And, for the second straight year -- Muffet's Irish take out UCONN in the National Semi-Final.
That is FOUR WINS OVER UCONN IN THE LAST FIVE GAMES -- but who's counting!
(Photo above is of Natalie Novosel's rebound before her HUGE put-back bucket with 4 seconds left to take the game into overtime)
GREAT JOB IRISH!!!
LINK: ESPN POST GAME COVERAGE
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
LINK: NCAA POST GAME COVERAGE
Posted by Jim Small at 8:56 PM
Nine former Notre Dame football players will perform this Tuesday on campus -- in front of scouts from every team in the NFL -- at the NOTRE DAME NFL PRO DAY.
Word on the street is Jimmy Clausen has returned to campus to throw passes to his former teammates in front of the scouts. Clausen just might be doing this for his own good as well -- hoping to get out of Carolina...
Here's the story:
LINK: NFL PRO DAY @ NOTRE DAME
Posted by Jim Small at 5:58 PM
The NFL Draft is just twenty-five (25) days away and as you would imagine -- there are many thoughts on how early Notre Dame All-American wide receiver Michael Floyd, will be drafted.
He's picked as high as #7 to Jacksonville and as low as #22 to Cleveland -- here's a link to a number of mock drafts from some NFL experts:
LINK: 2012 NFL MOCK DRAFTS -- FIRST ROUND
Posted by Jim Small at 10:03 AM
Skylar Diggins and her Fighting Irish teammates were looking fashionable at the Final Four's Mile-High Magic event Friday night. And, this was the subject of Skylar's most recent blog post from Denver.
You'll also enjoy the story on the legend of Skylar's headband.
LINK: SKYLAR DIGGINS
LINK: THE LEGEND OF THE HEADBAND
Posted by Jim Small at 12:33 AM
For the eighth time in the last fourteen months -- our Notre Dame Fightin' Irish will be taking on UCONN @ the Women's NCAA Final Four for the right to play Tuesday night in the National Championship game! The game tips-off at 6:30 PM ET on ESPN.
I took a lap around the worldwide web to see what the "experts" have to say about today's big game -- click on the links below:
LINK: UND.COM PREVIEW OF GAME
LINK: CONNECTICUT POST
LINK: ESPN GAME BREAKDOWN
LINK: IRISH HAVE CHIP ON SHOULDER -- ESPN
LINK: NBC CONNECTICUT
LINK: HARTFORD COURANT
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE #2
LINK: CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Posted by Jim Small at 12:23 AM
Here's the Notre Dame Avenue perspective of what the University of Notre Dame's Morris Inn will look like come September of 2013. The renovation will begin this November. Here's some of the highlights:
- An increase from 92 guest rooms to 138 guest rooms
- Average room size grows from 240 square feet to 360 square feet
- A 300 seat ballroom on the north end of the Inn
Posted by Jim Small at 12:05 AM