Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"So, You Say There's Still A Chance..."


Here's what will have to happen these next two weeks to earn #8 Notre Dame one of the four College Football Playoff spots:


#1:  Alabama
  • Needs to beat #6 Auburn
  • Then, they need to beat #7 Georgia soundly in the SEC Championship game

#2:  Miami
  • Needs to beat Pittsburgh
  • Needs to beat #3 Clemson soundly in the ACC Championship game

#3:  Clemson
  • Needs to lose to #24 South Carolina
  • Needs to lose to #2 Miami in the ACC Championship game

#4:  Oklahoma
  • Needs to lose to West Virginia
  • Or, needs to lose #12 TCU in Big 12 Championship game 

#5:  Wisconsin
  • Needs to lose to Minnesota
  • Or, needs to lose to #9 Ohio State in Big Ten Championship game 

#6:  Auburn
  • Needs to lose to #1 Alabama  

#7:  Georgia
  • Needs to lose to Georgia Tech
  • Or, needs to lose to #1 Alabama -- soundly in SEC Championship game

#8:  NOTRE DAME
  • Needs to beat #21 Stanford soundly    

#9:  Ohio State
  • Needs to lose to Michigan
  • Needs to beat #5 Wisconsin in Big Ten Championship game    


If all of these things happen -- we're in the College Football Playoff!  

Now you know who to be rooting for this weekend...

Stanford's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame Game

ND Plays LSU Tonight on ESPN: 10:30 PM ET


Stanford Week: Coach Kelly Press Conference

Brandon Wimbush Meets With the Media Today


Monday, November 20, 2017

Mike Brey Taking Questions About His Team...



OT: The Perils of Live Television...



Notre Dame vs. Chaminade on ESPNU at 9 PM

That's Eastern Time Zone...

The Fighting Irish tip-off playing the host school in their annual Maui Invitational.

Go Irish!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mike Brey's Maui Invitational Press Conference


Practice Day in Maui for Brey's Fighting Irish


Notre Dame plays host Chaminade Monday night at 9 PM ET on ESPNU -- GO IRISH!

Muffet's #6 Irish Beat #18 Oregon State Today


A huge road win for the 2017-18 edition of the Fighting Irish!

Oddsmaker Looks at Notre Dame vs. Stanford


There has not been a point spread posted for this game as of 10 AM ET on Sunday...

Stanford has won 6 of the last 10 games in this series.  The game will be kicked-off at 8 PM ET and televised on ABC.

This bettor site does predict Notre Dame to beat Stanford...

LINK:  ND vs. STANFORD

Guess Who's Up Next at Notre Dame Stadium...


Notre Dame Has Played 9 Bowl Eligible Teams


Here's the look at the WIN / LOSS records of Notre Dame's opponents this season -- if Temple wins their last game against 2 - 9 Tulsa -- the Irish will have played 10 Bowl eligible teams this season.

Mike McGlinchey -- We Thank You!!!


Navy Head Coach & Players Talk ND Loss


Saturday, November 18, 2017

A Walk-On Who's Made A Name for Himself...


Coach Kelly Talks 24 - 17 Win Over Navy Today


I Remember When Navy Was An Easy Win...



Not no more...

This Is Must See -- Have the Tissue Ready...

Today, I have the honor of taking a 15 year-old young man, named Riley Peterson, to his first Notre Dame football game.  He has a younger brother named Loren, who is medically fragile.   I met Riley, his mom Kendra, and Loren a couple of months back -- while filming a story about A Rosie Place. 

Loren, confined to a wheelchair, needs care 24 hours a day -- seven days a week -- often requiring Riley to feed, bathe and change his 12-year-old brother's diaper, multiple times each day.

Riley's a great kid -- giving up much in his young life, to always be there to take care of his brother.

No rain or wind will spoil this moment for Riley -- and frankly, for me.  The gift of Notre Dame is a privilege to share.

An 18 Year-Run Comes to an End, THANK YOU!


Mike Golic -- thanks for carrying the flag -- EVERY DAY -- for Notre Dame.  We'll miss you with Greeny -- but, the good news is you'll be back reppin' the IRISH in a week!



LINK:  NEW YORK POST STORY

Notre Dame Honors Knute Rockne Today


Notre Dame: "Fighting For Our Country"


Notre Dame Beats #2 Seed Texas A&M in NCAA


The 14th ranked Fighting Irish go on the road to win their first round NCAA game against 6th ranked Texas A&M on penalty kicks!!!  On to the Sweet Sixteen!

"In the Huddle You Learn to Love Each Other"




A "Lap" Around Notre Dame Stadium Friday



Friday, November 17, 2017

Navy vs. Notre Dame -- Weather Forecast


It began raining hard around 7:30 PM -- followed by Thunder, Lightning and RAIN!!!  We are lucky that we have field turf...

My Friend Stanley Weber -- A Super ND Fan!




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Potential Bowl Destinations for Fighting Irish


Notre Dame's Rockne Helmet, Uniform & Shoes


Navy Week: Coach Kelly's Thursday Presser


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Navy Week: Navy's Tuesday Practice Report


#6 Notre Dame Wins First on Long Road Trip



Muffet's #6 ranked Irish win their first of seven consecutive road contests...

LINK:  WKU NEWSPAPER

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Photo: Notre Dame's "Old School" Helmets!


Love these!

Photo courtesy of @NDFBEquipment -- Ryan Grooms!

Notre Dame to Honor Knute Rockne Saturday



Brian Kelly's Locker Room Talk After Miami



Who Plays QB for Navy This Saturday at ND?



They have three QB's -- two are nursing injuries...

LINK:  WHO STARTS AGAINST ND?


Unique Way to Pay a Notre Dame Parking Ticket


Monday, November 13, 2017

#14 Notre Dame Goes to 2 - 0 With Win Tonight

LINK:  GAME STORY


Win Two Games --- Looks Like Cotton for Irish


Here's a look at what could lie ahead for our Fighting Irish -- with win over Navy and Stanford...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kayla McBride's Ring of Honor Ceremony!


Muffet's #5 Irish Score 121 in Opening Game!



#14 Notre Dame Beats DePaul 72 - 58




Humbled...



Beat Navy!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Don't Forget -- Men's Hoops on FS1 at 4 PM ET


Mike Brey's #14 ranked Fighting Irish take on the DePaul Blue Demons today at 4 PM ET in the season opener!  It's also the first basketball game played in DePaul's new Wintrust Arena -- rendering above.

The game will be televised on FS1.

GO IRISH!

CBS: Soul Searching & Culture Change...


How Notre Dame turned things around in one off season...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

ESPN: Notre Dame vs. Miami Tonight at 8 PM ET




Media Picks On Notre Dame vs. Miami



Took a lap around the web to see who's picking who tonight!

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

We're Just 12 Hours to Kickoff -- Can't Wait!




Friday, November 10, 2017

Reveal: Notre Dame's Hoops Uniform


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Miami Week: Brian Kelly Today with Media


Stop Complaining About ND's Schedule!


You'll want to watch this!

LINK:  STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT NOTRE DAME

Miami Week: Canes D-Coordinator Talks Irish


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Miami Week: Mark Richt Talks Notre Dame


Miami Week: Brian Kelly's Weekly Presser


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The CBS Sports Gang Ranks the Teams



Notre Dame Remains at #3 in Playoff Rankings



LINK:  ESPN STORY

Monday, November 6, 2017

Miami Week: ESPN's "The U is Back..."


Sunday, November 5, 2017

FBS Stats Rankings: Notre Dame vs. Miami


Here's a look at the numbers and the associated national ranking for the upcoming battle between Miami and Notre Dame -- it's going to be a great game!


MIAMI OFFENSE vs. NOTRE DAME DEFENSE

Miami Rushing Attack vs. ND Rush Defense
  • #53 Miami rushes for 174 yards per game
  • #30 Notre Dame allows 130 yards per game

Miami Passing Attack vs. ND Pass Defense
  • #24 Miami is passing for 287 yards per game
  • #90 Notre Dame allowing 245 yards per game

Miami 3rd Down vs. ND 3rd Down Defense
  • #117 Miami is converting 31.3% of the time
  • #14 Notre Dame holds offenses to 34.9% conversion

Miami Scoring Offense vs. ND Scoring Defense
  • #44 Miami is scoring 31.5 points per game
  • #17 Notre Dame is allowing 18.4 points per game

Miami Total Offense vs. ND Total Defense
  • #25 Miami is totaling 461 yards per game
  • #50 Notre Dame is allowing 375.6 yards per game


NOTRE DAME OFFENSE vs. MIAMI DEFENSE

Notre Dame Rushing Attack vs. Miami Rushing Defense
  • #5 Notre Dame is rushing for 325 yards per game
  • #67 Miami is giving up 170 yards per game

Notre Dame Passing Attack vs. Notre Dame Pass Defense
  • #108 Notre Dame is passing for 170 yards per game
  • #35 Miami is allowing 198 yards per game

Notre Dame 3rd Down vs. Miami 3rd Down Defense
  • #34 Notre Dame is converting 44% of the time
  • #63 Miami holds offense to a 38% conversion

Notre Dame Scoring Offense vs. Miami Scoring Defense
  • #7 Notre Dame is scoring 41.3 points per game
  • #12 Miami is giving up 17.6 points per game

 Notre Dame Total Offense vs. Miami Total Defense
  • #13 Notre Dame is totaling 495 yards per game
  • #42 Miami is allowing 367 yards per game

Rocket Ismail Tells the "Fight Miami" Story...


Miami Week: Highlights Win over Virginia Tech


Inside the Mind of #33Trucking


ESPN's College GameDay -- ND vs. Miami

Well, we're going to get our fill of "Catholics vs. Convicts," Lou's pre-game speech, Rocket's recollection of the "fight" -- Jimmy Johnson pouring it on Gerry Faust, the "turnover chain" -- the "U," --- etc.

Bottom line: IT IS GOING TO BE FUN!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Wake Forest Coach Talks Loss to Notre Dame


Highlights: Notre Dame 48 -- Wake Forest 37


Coach Kelly Talks 48 - 37 Win Over Wake Forest


#33Trucking Represented at College GameDay!


Some Notre Dame alums made the trek to Oklahoma State to represent!!!

NBC's Post Game Interview of Brian Kelly


It's Going to be WET in South Bend Today


If you're here in South Bend -- don your RAIN GEAR...

Forecast:  RAIN

LINK:  LIVE RADAR

The Playoff: Wake Forest Visits #3 Notre Dame


Mike Brey's 14th Ranked Irish Beat Bethel...


Friday, November 3, 2017

A "Sneak Peek" at Wake Forest's Football Team


Thursday Night Media Session for Coach Kelly


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Coach Kelly On Saturday's Wake Forest Game


ND Freshman Scores 30 in Exhibition Debut!




Mikayla Vaughn made a statement in her college basketball debut tonight!  30 POINTS for the freshman in Notre Dame's exhibition win over IUP.


What Notre Dame Football Players Did Tuesday



Cowherd & Joe Klatt on CFB Playoff Rankings


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inside Notre Dame FB: North Carolina State


Wake Forest QB Talks About Notre Dame Game


Wake Forest Head Coach Talks Notre Dame


Notre Dame Ranked #3 in CFB Playoff Ranking



Well, today -- we're in...

If nothing changes these next five weeks -- unlikely -- Notre Dame would play Alabama in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day!

Think that might be an "expensive ticket?"

#1:  Georgia
#2:  Alabama
#3:  NOTRE DAME
#4:  Clemson

As of today three of the Power 5 Conferences are OUT;  Big Ten, Big Twelve and Pac 12 -- I love it!

Coach Kelly on ESPN Tonight at 7 PM ET


The College Football Playoff Rankings are released tonight at 7 PM ET on ESPN.

Brian Kelly, the Dick Corbett Head Football Coach at Notre Dame, will be a guest on ESPN's broadcast...

LINK:  COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

Monday, October 30, 2017

NC State Wolfpack's Weekly Show: ND Week


We'll Learn Tomorrow Night Where We Stand...


Here's what's being predicted -- by the media experts -- as to what the College Football Playoff Committee will release tomorrow night with their first ranking...

Here's the exciting news -- the #2 vs. #3 College Football Playoff game will be played in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day!

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS 

LINK:  USA TODAY 

LINK:  WASHINGTON POST

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Watch Nelson & Mustipher Celebrate!




Keep an eye on the background as #56 and #53 celebrate their blocks that led to a 77 yard TD run for #33Trucking !!!

Notre Dame Moves Up in Latest AP POLL


This poll and the Amway Coaches Poll becomes no longer relevant -- come Tuesday evening when the College Football Playoff's first ranking is released...

LINK:  AP POLL

ESPN: College Football Playoff Rankings


Saturday, October 28, 2017

OT: The GR Pacers Wheelchair Basketball Team



Yahoo: "Don't Be Surprised if ND in Top Four!"


Thought you'd enjoy reading this!

LINK:  CFB PLAYOFF RANKING #1

Julian Love Talks About His "2nd Pick Six!"


Brandon Wimbush Talks 35 - 14 Win Today

#33 Trucking -- Josh Adams Post Game Presser


Brian Kelly Talks After Beating #14 NC State


NC State's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame Loss


Another 70+ TD Run for #33 Trucking Today!

#33 Trucking Talks With NBC After Big Game!

Brian Kelly on ESPN's Mike and MIKE Yesterday



It is Going to be COLD and Maybe Wet Today...


I like this kind of weather for our friends from North Carolina -- welcome to Notre Dame!

GO IRISH!


LINK:  LIVE RADAR

Friday, October 27, 2017

OT: Ferris State vs. Izzo's #2 Ranked Spartans



My alma mater Ferris State University -- gave the #2 ranked Michigan State Spartans all they wanted last night...  Finally, losing 80 - 72 in East Lansing.


Bulldog fans will remember an OT loss to Indiana in Bloomington seven years ago -- a controversial call at the buzzer cost Ferris that game.

Not sure Big Ten teams are going to want to schedule the Bulldogs any time soon.

#33TRUCKING -- Heisman Trophy Campaign!


Notre Dame Football rolls out #33Trucking -- a Heisman campaign for Josh Adams!


Wall Street Journal: ND Football Story


Thought you'd like to see this...

LINK:  ND FOOTBALL

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Brian Kelly's Media Session This Evening


NC State Coach Meets with Media Today


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Notre Dame Teams' National Rankings


Here's the latest national rankings of Notre Dame teams;

North Carolina State Football's Weekly Show


ND Players Talk Upcoming NC State Game






"Is and Always Has Been a Little Different..."


The media likes to position it as "Notre Dame against the Power 5." 

Shouldn't it be "FBS school against FBS school" when it comes down to who makes the College Football Playoff?

It's fun being a Notre Dame fan when we're winning -- isn't it!

LINK:  ESPN STORY


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Brian Kelly Talks North Carolina State Game


Finebaum Talks Irish on Mike & MIKE


NC State's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame Game


Monday, October 23, 2017

Preparation Began in a Room Last November


Inside Notre Dame Football: USC Week


USC's Helton Talks One Last Time About ND


ESPN: "Why Notre Dame is so Dangerous"


ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay opine about Notre Dame Football...

LINK:  DANGEROUS

Some Bowl Projections Involving Notre Dame


Could we be headed to Dallas?

LINK:  BOWL PROJECTIONS

Sorin: A Notre Dame Story -- National Tour



Here's where you can reserve your tickets for Sorin: A Notre Dame Story

LINK:  SORIN PLAY TICKETS

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Jaylon Smith: "We're Just Getting Started..."


NC State Week: Nyheim Hines -- Talented RB


How Will NC State Handle Cold-Wet Weather?


Looks like perfect weather for a tough, gritty Notre Dame Football program...

ESPN's FPI Ranks Notre Dame #6 in the Country


See ESPN's latest Football Power Index ranking linked below...

LINK:  ESPN FPI

Interesting "Fun Fact" on the Football Season


When was the last time we saw this kind of stat coming from Notre Dame Football?  It's been a long time coming!

USC's In-House Media Reports on ND Loss


Notre Dame: AP Voter Break Down for Week 9


Here's a look at every AP voter and where they placed Notre Dame on their ballot for week 9.

Quick highlights:
  • Three voters had Notre Dame at #5 in this week's poll
  • Eleven voters had Notre Dame at #7 and eleven had them at #9
  • And, eleven did not place Notre Dame in their Top Ten

LINK:  AP VOTERS

Notre Dame Moves Up to #10 in Coaches Poll


Well, we just need to keep winning --- and the POLLS won't matter!

LINK:  COACHES POLL

Notre Dame Moves Up to #9 in the AP POLL


The win over USC moved the Fighting Irish up 4 spots in today's AP POLL.

Ohio State and Clemson are the only 1 loss teams ranked higher than Notre Dame this week.


LINK:  AP TOP 25

NBC Post Game With Josh Adams

Los Angeles Media Talks About ND's Win...


Notre Dame fans will enjoy reading this...

LINK:  LOS ANGELES TIMES

LINK:  LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

LINK:  ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

LINK:  COLUMNIST -- WOLF

LINK:  COLUMNIST -- WHARTON

Pat Forde: "Notre Dame is Finally Underrated"


Thought you'd like to read this...

LINK:  FORDE

HEISMAN VOTERS: Running Back "A" vs. "B"


Folks, it has to be said -- Josh Adams is not getting the love he deserves...

Here's the stats for the supposed HEISMAN FRONT-RUNNER according to the folks in Bristol -- compared to our favorite running back at Notre Dame.

Let's call one of the running backs "A" and the other "B"


UNKNOWN RUNNING BACK "A"
  • 105 carries
  • 967 yards rushing
  • 9.3 yards per carry
  • 8 TD's
  • 84 yard TD run 

UNKNOWN RUNNING BACK "B"
  • 117 carries
  • 757 yards rushing
  • 6.5 yards per carry
  • 8 TD's
  • 80 yard TD run

Running back "A" -- is Josh Adams -- running back "B" is Saquon Barkley...

FYI:  Josh Adams has sit out 9 quarters of football all ready -- more than two full games of action.

Brian Kelly Talks BIG WIN Over USC Tonight!


USC's Helton Talks About Loss to Notre Dame


Notre Dame Players Interviewed After USC Win





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Notre Dame Players Jump Into Student Section


The Band Chicago Plays at Notre Dame Stadium

Brandon Wimbush Talks Big Win Over USC

Notre Dame 49 -- USC 14 -- HUGE WIN!

Drummer's Circle at Notre Dame Last Night


USC Freshman "D" Tackle Talks First Start


Notre Dame Men's Basketball Plays Holy Cross


Friday, October 20, 2017

NBC Promo: #13 USC vs. #11 Notre Dame


USC Head Coach After Thursday's Practice


MEDIA Predictions: USC vs. Notre Dame



Took a lap around the worldwide web (over lunch) to see what the media experts are predicting as the outcome for Saturday night's PRIME TIME matchup between the #11 USC Trojans and our #13 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame;

LINK:  LA DAILY NEWS

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

LINK:  SB NATION

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

"I Play Football for Notre Dame..."


USC's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame Game


Notre Dame Players Talk Saturday's USC Game


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Domer Connaughton Leads Trail Blazers to Win!



Not a bad start!  

A NBA career high 24 point performance for the former Fighting Irish star on opening night of the 2017-18 season!

The Trail Blazers 124 - 76 victory over the Phoenix Suns was the largest point differential in NBA history for an opening night game.


LINK:  GAME HIGHLIGHTS

LINK:  PORTLAND COACH TALKS ABOUT CONNAUGHTON 

Update from USC's Wednesday Practice


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Onward: USC vs. Notre Dame Rivalry


Update from USC's Tuesday Football Practice


CBS Sports' Analysts Talk USC vs Notre Dame



Just a FYI:  All four of them picked us to beat Georgia...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Brian Kelly Meets with Media About USC Game


USC Week: Clay Helton Radio Interview on ND


Week 8 AP Voters -- Where They Ranked ND


Here's a very quick analysis of the AP Vote for week 8 of the college football season -- as it pertains to our favorite team, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.


Highest ranking given to Notre Dame this week:
  • 6th -- Jason Galloway, Wisconsin State-Journal

Total number of AP Voters who placed Notre Dame in its Top 10 this week:
  • 15 AP voters -- of the 61 AP voters

Lowest ranking given to Notre Dame this week:
  • 19th -- Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 


LINK:  AP VOTERS AND WHERE THEY RANKED ND

NBA's Opening Night for (4) Former Irish Stars


There are four former Fighting Irish basketball stars on NBA rosters;

*Denotes -- signed a two-way contract, between NBA club and NBA G League club

USC Week: Clay Helton's Sunday Media Call


USC's head football coach Clay Helton met with the media Sunday -- takes questions on game with Notre Dame...

LINK:  HELTON MEDIA CALL

Monday, October 16, 2017

OT: California Fires, Devastation Beyond Belief


Updated National Rankings: Notre Dame Teams


Took a lap around the "ranking landscape" to see how our Fighting Irish teams are ranked this week: 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

#13 Fighting Irish are the 2nd Highest Ranked...


Team that wasn't ranked in the AP's pre-season poll...

Only TCU is ranked higher.


LINK:  AP POLL

Domer Golden Tate Taking it to the House!


Domer Jac Collinsworth Pranks Rex Ryan


Domer's Grandson Rushes for 272 Yards for BC



Thom Gatewood's grandson A.J. Dillon -- put on a show yesterday for the Boston College Eagles...

Notre Dame the "Sixth Ranked One Loss Team"


The Football Writers Association of America released their SUPER 16 this morning and they ranked Notre Dame #13 -- ranking five other teams with one-loss ahead of them.  Here are those teams -- along with Notre Dame and the team that beat them this season, game score and location:


#6 Ohio State:
  • Lost to #8 Oklahoma 31 - 16 at home

#7 Clemson:
  • Lost to un-ranked (3-3) Syracuse 27 - 24 on the road 

#10 Oklahoma State:
  • Lost to #4 TCU 44 - 31 at home  

#11 Washington:
  • Lost to un-ranked (3-3) Arizona State 13 - 7 on the road

#12 USC:
  • Lost to #14 Washington State 30 - 27 on the road       

#13 NOTRE DAME:
  • Lost to #2 Georgia 20 - 19 at home


LINK:  FWAA SUPER 16

OT: WMU's Football Field is Under Water



The Western Michigan Broncos were scheduled to play their homecoming game yesterday but thunderstorms and torrential rain forced the re-scheduling to today at 1 PM.


More than 8" of rain fell yesterday -- more today!

Today's update...

 

LINK:  STORY

Most Difficult Six Week Stretch in ND History?



USC: 6 - 1


NORTH CAROLINA STATE: 6 - 1


WAKE FOREST: 4 - 2


MIAMI:  5 - 0


NAVY: 5 - 1


STANFORD: 5 - 2

Anders Bjork Scores First NHL Goal Last Night!



The former Notre Dame All-American, who left early for the NHL -- is off to a good start with his professional career!

It's That Time of Year Again: USC WEEK



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Top 25 FBS Teams With Losses this Week...


Well, it's been another crazy week of teams ranked among the TOP 25 losing football games:
  • Clemson
  • Washington
  • Washington State
  • Auburn
  • San Diego State
  • Texas Tech
  • Naval Academy

Do the Fighting Irish move up in the rankings tomorrow?

Chip Kelly High on Notre Dame's Playoff Hopes


The former Oregon coach ranks the IRISH as the #5 team...

ND Hockey Mom -- on Harry Connick Jr. Show



Manon Rheaume -- the mother of Notre Dame goalie Dylan St. Cyr -- just happens to be the first woman to ever play in a National Hockey League game...