Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy 125th Birthday Coach Rockne!

125 years ago today -- a young man named Knute was born in Voss, Norway and a little school in the "middle of nowhere" can never thank him enough...

Happy Birthday Coach Rockne!

The IRISH Have Geno's Number -- 3 OT Win!



It was a classic.  Two of the top three teams in the country -- going 3 OT's before the IRISH pull away and win by a score of 96 - 87.

Notre Dame became the first team in two decades to beat UCONN six times in a seven game period.  IMPRESSIVE!

Skylar Diggins played every one of the 55 minutes in her last game in front of the hometown crowd -- a gutsy, gutsy performance!

Skylar and Kayla McBride each put up big numbers -- Diggins scored 29 and Kayla put in 26 before fouling out in the 2nd overtime.

Here's a video of Skylar talking to the crowd before leaving the Purcell Pavilion floor for the last time in a Notre Dame uniform.

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LINK:  POST GAME PRESS CONFERENCE 

LINK:  GAME HIGHLIGHTS

LINK:  ESPN COVERAGE 

LINK:  PHOTO GALLERY

Unique Visitor Count Exceeds 600,000 !!!


At approximately 11:57 AM ET today, a Notre Dame fan from Hastings, Nebraska -- became unique visitor #600,000 at the ND GO IRISH BLOG!

Not bad for "one guy" on a MAC -- since its launch 1,133 days ago...

To put this in perspective -- if the ND GO IRISH BLOG were a city, a population of 600,000 would place it as the 28th largest city in AMERICA!  Here's a snapshot:

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Thanks for making the ND GO IRISH BLOG one of your daily sources for positive news about Notre Dame and its students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends/fans !

Skylar's Last Stand @ Notre Dame -- Tonight!


Notre Dame All-American and "ALL EVERYTHING" Skylar Diggins -- will play in her last game in front of the home crowd and home town tonight.

And, she couldn't have a better opponent -- UCONN.

It's #2 vs. #3 -- on the last night of the BIG EAST season.  Plenty at stake including BIG EAST and NCAA Tournament seeding -- going to be quite an evening at Purcell Pavilion.  You can watch tonight's game on ESPN2 -- tip off slated for 7 PM ET.

Here's what the media has to say about Skylar and tonight's contest:

LINK:  NEW YORK TIMES

LINK:  ESPNW

LINK:  WNDU-TV

LINK:  CONNECTICUT POST 

LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE