Sunday, January 18, 2015

Domer Golden Tate Earns Ticket to Pro Bowl!

Former Notre Dame All-American Golden Tate finally received the phone call he should have received weeks ago -- he's headed to Phoenix to play in the NFL's Pro Bowl game.

Golden led the Lions with 99 catches and 1,331 yards receiving.


Brian Kelly's Biggest Recruiting Trip of the Year

The folks at Fox Sports recount Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly's trip to Las Vegas and Indianapolis during the NCAA mandated recruiting "quiet period."

Interesting to learn that Notre Dame is purchasing "loss of value" insurance coverage for players willing to stay another year.

It landed the Fighting Irish two "FIVE STAR" recruits who will see "early" playing time next season...


Irish Hockey's Jeff Jackson Gets Win #400 !!!

Notre Dame hockey's Jeff Jackson just recorded his 400th career win as a head coach as the Fighting Irish beat UCONN 6 -1.

Congratulations Coach Jackson!

Ric Flair Weighs In On Domer's Impersonation

Former Notre Dame student-athlete Sergio Brown -- has earned the respect of Ric Flair with his Indianapolis Colts locker room impression...

Have to admit, I never thought there would be a Ric Flair post on the ND GO IRISH BLOG.


Notre Dame Basketball: ACC & NCAA Ranking

A 17 - 2 start to the 2014 - 2014 season for Notre Dame -- and a #12 ranking -- has turned the heads of many in the college basketball world.  Here's how the IRISH stack up in the ACC and the NCAA in a number of statistical categories:

ACC -- 15 TEAMS:
  • 2nd place in the league -- "half game out of first"
  • Field Goal % -- 1st in the ACC
  • 3 Point Field Goals Made -- 1st in the ACC 
  • Points Per Game -- 2nd in the ACC
  • Free Throw % -- 2nd in the ACC
  • 3 Point Field Goal % -- 2nd in the ACC
  • Turnover Per Game (Fewest) -- 2nd in the ACC
  • Jerian Grant is 2nd in the ACC in assists per game
  • Zach Auguste is 2nd in the ACC in field goal percentage
  • Demetrius Jackson is 4th in the ACC in steals per game

NCAA -- 351 TEAMS:
  • Field Goal % -- 2nd in the country
  • Points per game -- 12th in the country
  • 3 Point Field Goal % -- 17th in the country
  • 3 Point Field Goals Per Game -- 18th in the country
  • Assists Per Game -- 29th in the country

A "Fighting Irish" Family -- A Must Read Story

Many of you may remember the name Brian Hardin -- he's the former Director of Football Media Relations at the University of Notre Dame...

Brian, left ND for a job at Ball State University -- as its Deputy Athletics Director -- two year's ago this month.

This is a story about the Hardin family -- a "FIGHTING IRISH" family -- and their journey to bring their infant son Bennett home.

You are going to want to read this: