Monday, April 15, 2013

A Notre Dame Family's Inspirational Son...


John Jessup's story is one you typically read in a book or see in a movie.

The son of Scott and Janet Jessup (both Notre Dame grads) and a Marian High School senior -- had to make a decision you'd never wish upon anyone you know...

I'll let the folks at the South Bend Tribune tell John's story.


LINK:  JOHN JESSUP

Skylar Diggins Drafted by the TULSA Shock!


Notre Dame All-American Skylar Diggins was just drafted THIRD OVERALL this evening by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA DRAFT!

Congratulations Skylar!

Diggins joins a Shock team that was 9 - 25 last season -- she will make them better!


LINK:  SKYLAR GOES THIRD TO TULSA

Video of Notre Dame "Walk-off" Home Run !!!


The Fighting Irish Women's Softball team scored 7 RUNS in their final at bat on Sunday in their game with Rutgers to win 8 - 6!

The last three runs came with two outs -- as Cassidy Whidden (photo above) hit a three-run walk-off homer!  Whidden hit a 'grand slam' the day before...


LINK:  WALK-OFF HOME RUN!

Dan Hicks Named Next ND TV Voice on NBC!

The husband of Notre Dame alumnae Hannah Storm (ESPN anchor) -- Dan Hicks -- was named the VOICE OF NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL today by NBC.  Hicks will be a popular choice among ND football fans.  His first assignment -- Saturday's BLUE GOLD GAME.

You'll enjoy the Sports Illustrated story below:


LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE STORY

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED STORY

WNBA Draft Tonight on ESPN2 at 8:00 PM ET


"Former" Notre Dame All-American Skylar Diggins will learn this evening what basketball uniform she'll be wearing next...

Skylar is expected to go third in the WNBA Draft to the Tulsa Shock -- though there are rumblings that the Chicago Sky may decide to pick the "DOMER" with their second pick.

Fans of Skylar will enjoy tonight's DRAFT -- because you know they'll be telling her story often.

Skylar is attending the WNBA DRAFT which is being held in a studio at ESPN's Bristol, CT headquarters (as you can see in the photo above, she's already there).  Here's what the media has to say about Skylar's draft position:


LINK:  ESPN

LINK:  TULSA WORLD

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

LINK:  YAHOO SPORTS