Thursday, May 25, 2017

Xfinity's "GO IRISH" TV Spot...


Michael Floyd Talks About Coming Home


Jaylon Smith Talks Return to Practice Field



The former Notre Dame All-American is practicing "every other day" for the Cowboys as he makes his comeback from knee surgery...

Fr. Ted -- Born 100 Years Ago Today!



On May 25, 1917 -- the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. was born...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Domer Jimmy Small '08 with Damon Dotson



Don't try this at home...

"Irish Still Don't Need a Conference..."


You'll want to read this...

LINK:  NO REASON...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Domer Jaylon Smith -- Back on the Field!


Over the Last 297 Days at Notre Dame...


Monday, May 22, 2017

Fr. Jenkins' Baccalaureate Mass Homily



Saturday's Baccalaureate Mass is (in my humble opinion) the highlight of Commencement Weekend at the University of Notre Dame.

Must See: 2017 Laetare Medalist Speech



Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J. is the recipient of this year's Laetare Medal -- the oldest and most prestigious award given to American Catholics.

LINK:  HIS STORY

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Replay: VP Pence's Commencement Address


Watch LIVE at 10 AM ET: ND Commencement


Today's the 172nd Commencement Exercises at the University of Notre Dame!

You can WATCH IT LIVE -- right here -- beginning at 10 AM ET!

LINK:  LIVE BROADCAST

Saturday, May 20, 2017

DeShone Kizer's NFL Rookie Card


Maybe someday it will be worth something...

Notre Dame vs. Denver -- ESPNU at 2:30 PM ET



Kevin Corrigan's Fighting Irish take on the Denver Pioneers this afternoon -- with a trip to the FINAL FOUR at stake!

Denver has had our number -- winning the last five, four of these games were be one goal, three went in to OT.

The key today -- can the IRISH win enough face-offs?

LINK:  CBS DENVER

LINK:  TOURNAMENT CENTRAL

Friday, May 19, 2017

My Favorite Notre Dame Class of 2017 Stories





More than 3,000 degrees will be conferred this weekend at the University of Notre Dame.

The Class of 2017 has a number of members who I have had the honor of getting to know over the last four years -- WHAT A TALENTED CLASS!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Sound Inside the House That Rock Built!


These photos were posted today -- as an elaborate sound system is being installed on each side of the new video board at Notre Dame Stadium.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ND Lacrosse to Wear New Helmets Saturday!


Kevin Corrigan's Fighting Irish will face their old nemesis -- Denver University -- this Saturday for a trip to the FINAL FOUR!  The Pioneers have won the last FIVE GAMES -- four by one goal, three went in to OT...

LINK:  STORY

Here's the Latest on Jaylon Smith's Knee...


Things seem to be looking up for the former Fighting Irish star!

LINK:  JAYLON SMITH

Latest on DeShone Kizer in Cleveland



LINK:  MORE ON KIZER

Monday, May 15, 2017

Replay: Notre Dame's Undertones...


Sunday, May 14, 2017

REPLAY: Fighting Irish 40rty from ND Day!

FINALS:  NOTRE DAME STADIUM


PRELIMS

Browns' Head Coach Talks DeShone Kizer


Nice Feature on Cailey Grunhard '21


A Mother's Day Story from Notre Dame...



Tonight at 6:40 PM ET -- Jessica Harris will be running in the 800 meter Final at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jessica's Mom will be cheering her on from the Notre Dame cheering section in Heaven...  I know some people sitting in that section!

GO IRISH!  GO JESSICA!

Happy Mother's Day from Notre Dame!


This is a photo of my MOM -- Joan Small, who left for heaven back in 2012.  She was a great Mom to my brother Jay and me.  Boy, did she love Notre Dame...

We miss her -- especially on days like today.

Happy Mother's Day to all of the MOM'S!!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kizer in His New #7 Cleveland Browns Jersey


Here's a Sporting News story about Kizer's opening practice with the Browns:

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS

DeShone Kizer Gets Started With Browns


Photos of Rochelle & Onwualu at Rookie Camp

 James Onwualu #49
 Isaac Rochell #98

The former Fighting Irish captains are wearing new colors and new numbers for the Los Angeles Chargers...

LINK:  STORY

Friday, May 12, 2017

MUST READ: A Dad and His Son the Marine...


This is a must read....

LINK:  THE LINE TO MY HEART

Beautiful Sound: Our Lady's Consort


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Domer AKA "Mr. Elimination" Scores Big Goal!

Former Notre Dame hockey star Bryan Rust -- scored his fifth goal of the NHL Playoffs last night and it was BIG -- as it sent the Pittsburgh Penguins on to the Eastern Conference Finals!

LINK:  PENGUINS

LINK:  PITTSBURGH GAZETTE STORY

LINK:  PLAYOFF STATS FOR RUST

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Vikings Agree to Deal With Michael Floyd

The Minnesota Vikings just announced they have signed a one-year deal with Michael Floyd -- here is what is being reported...

LINK:  FLOYD TO VIKINGS

The Highest Paid ND Athlete of All-Time!


And, it's not even close...

YOU READING THIS PAT CONNAUGHTON?

LINK:  JEFF SAMARDZIJA

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Steve Beuerlein Interviews Nyles Morgan


Joe Theismann Interviews Josh Adams


Monday, May 8, 2017

ND Law Prof Nominated by President Trump


It's being reported that Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame law professor (and ND Law grad) will be  nominated by President Trump to serve as judge for the United States Courts of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (Chicago).

LINK:  NEW YORK TIMES STORY

LINK:  COURTS OF APPEALS

ND Engineering Students -- Aircraft's 1st Flight



Notre Dame students built this plane from scratch. Here's their Notre Dame Day interview above -- below, is a video of its maiden flight!


CNBC: Domer Picked "Top 10 Business Grad"


Casey Gelchion -- a member of Notre Dame's Class of 2017 was just featured by CNBC one of the TOP TEN BUSINESS GRADS this year!

Congratulations!

LINK:  STORY

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Way Too Early Top 25 for Women's Hoops



Muffet's Irish getting some respect...

LINK:  WAY TOO EARLY

ND Men's Hoops -- in CBS Sports Top 15 Poll!


Great to see -- even though we have six months until the season starts!

LINK:  CBS HOOPS POLL

Then there is this poll -- which doesn't have us ranked at all:  FOX SPORTS

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Browns Head Coach High on DeShone Kizer


Thought you'd enjoy reading this story...

LINK:  HUE JACKSON TALKS KIZER

Notre Dame's Monogram Club Ceremony


OT: I'm Rooting for Patch & Irish War Cry...


The 143 Kentucky Derby will be starting soon on NBC -- thought I'd share my two favorites:  Patch and Irish War Cry...

LINK:  PATCH

LINK:  IRISH WAR CRY

Friday, May 5, 2017

OT: This Gets Me Every Time...


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gerry Faust Interviewed by Steve Beuerlein


OT: A Young Man I'm Quite Proud Of...


If you're a long-time follower of the ND GO IRISH BLOG you may remember the stories of Nick Becker -- a young man with Down syndrome here in South Bend.

LINK:  THE SWISH HEARD ROUND SOUTH BEND

LINK:  A DAD, HIS SON AND NOTRE DAME

Well, Rick Becker (AKA Nick's Dad) sent me a note this morning about their speech to the St. Joseph County Right to Life Dinner this past week here in South Bend. 

Here's the coverage of Nick & Rick's testimony in the Catholic Register.


LINK:  MUST READ

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Domers Diggins & Smith Tie the Knot!


Former Notre Dame "All-Everything" Skylar Diggins married her college sweetheart, Daniel Smith -- former Fighting Irish wide receiver.

Congratulations!

LINK:  MORE WEDDING PICS 


First look at Skylar's new name on back of jersey!

Scully & ND Glee Club: Here Come the Irish


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Golic's Talk the Notre Dame Trail


An Open Letter from a Coach to His Player


Sunday, April 30, 2017

DeShone Kizer's Opening Press Conference


Kizer met with the media in Cleveland yesterday...

LINK:  PRESS CONFERENCE

Fox Sports: Way too Early 2018 NFL Mock Draft


Do you think NFL folks believe Notre Dame has the best LEFT SIDE O-LINE in college football?

LINK:  2018 NFL MOCK DRAFT

Notre Dame Lacrosse Plays for ACC Title Today



Kevin Corrigan's Fighting Irish play North Carolina today for the ACC Championship on ESPU -- LIVE at Noon ET!

Here's the game story:  GO IRISH!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Notre Dame Players Signing With NFL Teams


Here's the list (below) of Notre Dame football players signing free agent deals with NFL teams -- click on their names to read the stories.

You may recall Romeo Okwara signed as a "free agent" (this time last year) with the New York Giants.  Okwara went on to earn significant playing time in his rookie season...

I will bet -- the same happens with James Onwualu with the Chargers.  I know for a fact that SEVENTEEN NFL TEAMS called James today -- trying to get him to sign an NFL free agent deal with them.  They all know he will out work every player in their training camp...

The journey begins next week.

2017 NFL Draft Rookie Pay Scale Chart


Here's what the NFL teams can pay their 2017 draft picks.  See every player drafted and the value of their first NFL contract at the link below.

NOTRE DAME PLAYERS DRAFTED -- 2017 DRAFT CLASS -- only money guaranteed is the signing bonus:

DeShone Kizer -- pick #52
  • Signing bonus: $1,748,230
  • Total 4-year contract value:  $4,961,316
  • First year salary:  $902,507

Isaac Rochell -- pick #225
  • Signing bonus:  $88,099
  • Total 4-year contract value:  $2,443,009
  • First year salary:  $487,002

LINK:  WHAT EVERY NFL ROOKIE WILL MAKE

Isaac Rochell Picked by Chargers at #225


Isaac Rochell was drafted in the 7th round by the Los Angeles CHARGERS...

LINK:  INTERVIEW

Browns "Welcome Home" DeShone Kizer!




Kizer Drafted #52 Overall to Cleveland Browns

Friday, April 28, 2017

Where Does Kizer Go Today in NFL DRAFT?


Here's the latest NFL mock drafts for the 2nd round of the 2017 NFL Draft -- that's DeShone with his sister in Philly last night on the NFL Draft Red Carpet...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  NFL TRADE RUMORS

LINK:  PACKERS?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Does Kizer Get Drafted in NFL's First Round?


If you ask the folks doing MOCK DRAFTS for NFL.COM -- it doesn't look good for DeShone Kizer getting drafted tonight...

Did he make a mistake leaving school early?  We'll find out in a matter of hours.

LINK:  LATEST MOCK DRAFTS

From ND Day -- Hamilton Cast's Performance!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Heaven Opened Its Gates To A Good One...


When you see this post -- I'll be at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton, MI -- celebrating the relatively short life of Susan Doyle.  Susan is the 46 year-old wife of my "first cousin" Denny Doyle.

Susan left for Heaven Friday morning at 1:45 AM ET -- after a three-year battle with breast cancer.  Cancer sucks -- it took a great young woman's life -- way too soon.

Now, I will admit Susan was more of a fan of "those schools in Michigan" (not everyone's perfect) -- but, as you can see in the photo above, Denny represented the Fighting Irish at all times!

I ask our Notre Dame family if you could please say a prayer today for Susan and my cousin Denny -- he's going to miss his bride.  She was the kind of girl I hope my sons will marry someday.

Susan Doyle -- we will see you again...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Corey Robinson Pens a Piece for SI


Notre Dame's student-body President Corey Robinson -- authored A piece for Sports Illustrated that is linked below.  Thought you would enjoy reading this...

My neighbor and ND GO IRISH BLOG regular Chris Pajakowski was kind enough to alert me to this article.  Thanks Chris!

LINK:  COREY ROBINSON

OT: This is What Life is All About...


The Last Four Hours of Notre Dame Day!



Highlights:
  • Theismann interviews Brandon Wimbush
  • Danielle Green
  • Hamilton's Joseph Morales performs
  • Hamilton's Joseph Morales' "My Shot" rap
  • Hamilton's Ari Afsar performs
  • A song from Hamilton
  • The Fighting Irish 40rty!
  • PEMCO
  • Trumpets at the Grotto

Monday Morning at Notre Dame Day!


Monday Afternoon at Notre Dame Day!


Mid Morning / Afternon on Monday at ND Day!


Sunday Night at Notre Dame Day!


Monday, April 24, 2017

OT: Hamilton Cast to Perform at Notre Dame!



It happens tonight!!!

Ari Asfar (Eliza Hamilton) and Joseph Morales (Alexander Hamilton) will be interviewed and perform THREE SONGS -- LIVE during our Notre Dame Day broadcast!

Their schedule is as follows:

LIVE interview on our Notre Dame Day Facebook LIVE set -- you can catch it right here:
  • 7:03 PM ET:  Patrick Vassel, Supervising Director of Hamilton
  • 7:08 PM ET:  Ari Asfar, plays the role of Eliza Hamilton
  • 7:13 PM ET:  Joseph Morales, plays the role of Alexander Hamilton

WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE:  HAMILTON

LIVE interview and performances on our Notre Dame Day Broadcast -- you can watch each performance right here:
  • 8:09 PM ET:  Patrick Vassel, Ari Asfar & Joseph Morales interview
  • 8:30 PM ET:  Joseph Morales (live performance)
  • 8:35 PM ET:  Ari Asfar (live performance) 
  • 8:40 PM ET:  Ari & Joseph perform a song from Hamilton!

WATCH THE PERFORMANCES LIVE RIGHT HERE:  HAMILTON

Fighting Irish 40rty -- Finals Tonight at 9:31 PM


You are not going to want to miss this -- Notre Dame students will race two members of the Notre Dame Football team -- under the lights in NOTRE DAME STADIUM at 9:31 PM ET.

LINK:  WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Georgia's DAWGNATION Writer Visits ND


Thought you'd like to see how excited the Georgia Bulldogs are to be playing at Notre Dame September 9th.

The writer was impressed by his first visit to Notre Dame...

LINK:  TRULY A SPECIAL PLACE

LINK:  DAWGNATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Notre Dame Day Kicks-Off Today at 6:42 PM ET

Folks, this is the fourth year we've produced a 29 hour LIVE broadcast during Notre Dame Day -- and this is truly, the best ever!
Here's what you'll see -- YOU JUST HAVE TO TUNE IN!
  • Four Super Bowl Champions -- on our broadcast team!
  • a LIVE performance from two members of the Chicago cast of Hamilton!
  • the owner of the Washington Redskins -- who happens to be a ND Dad!
  • the Major General who heads up U.S. Special Operations in the Pacific!
  • the oldest living Heisman Trophy winner!
  • an ESPY award winner!
  • two female ND student-athletes who are currently ranked #1 in the world!
  • Lou Holtz, Gerry Faust, Muffet McGraw...
  • a ND student whose company has made $ millions and he's just a freshman!
  • a man who walked across America this past year!
  • 27 LIVE Musical Performances
  • OVER 300 LIVE INTERVIEWS!

YOU CAN WATCH ALL 29 HOURS LIVE -- AT THE LINK BELOW:

LINK:  LIVE -- ND DAY TELECAST  

LINK:  YOUR TV GUIDE FOR ALL 29 HOURS!

Highlights -- Notre Dame Blue Gold Game!


Friday, April 21, 2017

I LOVE THIS YEAR'S SHIRT!


I will admit, I haven't bought THE SHIRT the last two years -- that will not be the case this year!

Classy, clean design.

LOVE IT!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Theismann to Interview Wimbush Monday Night


We just put the finishing touches on our annual 29 hour "global celebration of all things Notre Dame -- NOTRE DAME DAY!

You are not going to want to miss this year's show!

THE FUN BEGINS AT 6:42 PM ET -- SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD!

LINK:  WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coach Kelly Talks ND Blue Gold Game Format


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Greer Martini & Coach Lea "Wired for Sound"


Monday, April 17, 2017

OT: MLB's First "Switch" Pitcher -- Must See!

10 Days Out from NFL Draft -- Latest on Kizer


Took a lap around the worldwide web to see where the "experts" think Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer will end up being drafted...

LINK:  PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY

LINK:  BLEACHER REPORT

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Domer Ties Major League Baseball Record!

Former Notre Dame baseball player Trey Mancini (now with the Baltimore Orioles) -- continued his historic display of power, hitting his SEVENTH HOME RUN in his FIRST TWELVE MLB GAMES!

It ties a Major League Baseball record!

Trey will be interviewed next Monday at NOON ET during our Notre Dame Day broadcast!

You can watch his interview LIVE at:  http://notredameday.nd.edu

HAPPY EASTER from Notre Dame!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Full Replay: Kizer at Jon Gruden's QB Camp


Must Read: Former ND Football Player's Story



All I will say is this -- you are going to need some Kleenex... 

Please read the story about one-time ND student-athlete Konrad Reuland -- before watching the video...

LINK:  KONRAD & CAREW

Friday, April 14, 2017

"Best of Kizer with Jon Gruden" -- via ESPN


Gruden's QB Camp -- DeShone Kizer on Field


Gruden Compares Kizer's Arm to Brett Favre's


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lindsay Allen Taken 14th Overall in WNBA Draft


Domer Bill Laimbeer (New York Liberty Head Coach) drafted Notre Dame's Lindsay Allen today with the 14th overall pick in the WNBA Draft.

Off to the Big Apple for Lindsay!

LINK:  WNBA DRAFT RESULTS

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Muffet McGraw -- a Notre Dame Treasure...


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Notre Dame Football -- It's All About Attitude...


Monday, April 10, 2017

Bonzie Colson Announces He'll Be Back!


You can "double-click" on the image to enlarge -- if you're having a hard time reading the type.

View of Video Board Inside Notre Dame Stadium


If you look down at the south end of Notre Dame Stadium in this photo -- you'll see the video board is being installed...

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Domer Sheahan Scores Last Goal at the Joe!



Former Notre Dame hockey star Riley Sheahan scored two goals -- the first and the last -- in the FINAL NHL HOCKEY GAME at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit.

Ironically, the players on the assist of the last goal ever at THE JOE -- a Wolverine to a Spartan to a GOLDEN DOMER!

As you'll see in the story -- the goals had plenty of meaning for Sheahan!

LINK:  STORY

Notre Dame NO HITS #24 North Carolina!



Notre Dame's Katie Beriont (Colts Neck, NJ) -- pitched the first no-hitter for for the Irish in five years!

It was all part of a double-header sweep for Deanna Gumpf's Fighting Irish -- they go for the weekend sweep today!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Stepherson: Further Proof of "Body by Balis"


The top photo is what two months of Notre Dame's new strength and conditioning program looks like for  Notre Dame rising freshman receiver Kevin Stepherson -- look at the increase in his vertical!!!
  • 12 lb weight increase
  • 21% decrease in Body Fat 
  • 11" increase in vertical jump

LINK:  MORE PLAYER PHOTOS