Friday, March 31, 2017

Coach Kelly With Media After Practice Today


Thursday, March 30, 2017

"We Are Here For One Thing..."


Steve Vasturia to Play in Reese's All-Star Game


Former Notre Dame basketball player Steve Vasturia -- was selected to play in Friday's Reese's Division I All-Star Game to be played in Phoenix at the site of the FINAL FOUR!

Vasturia will be suiting up for the East Team.

The game will be televised LIVE on the CBS Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET tomorrow!

LINK:  VASTURIA

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Domer Lee "Hockey Players Aren't Tough"


Former Notre Dame hockey star -- now New York Islander, Anders Lee penned this piece...

Thought you'd enjoy reading it.

LINK:  HOCKEY PLAYER'S AREN'T TOUGH

Incoming Hoops Recruit on ESPN2 at 5 PM ET


McDonald's All-American Danielle Patterson -- an incoming recruit for Muffet's Fighting Irish -- will be playing tonight on ESPN 2.  HoopGurlz has Danielle ranked as the #10 recruit in the country.

Patterson, a 6'3" forward out of Brooklyn, NY will be playing for the East Team tonight and will be wearing uniform #33.

LINK:  USA TODAY STORY

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sports Illustrated Feature on ND QB Wimbush


Thought you'd enjoy seeing this story in Sports Illustrated about Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush...

LINK:  WIMBUSH

Monday, March 27, 2017

OT: March Madness At Its Finest...


You can't beat the emotion of college basketball in March...

DeShone Kizer on Jon Gruden's QB Camp



Looks like DeShone has an endorsement deal with "Jump Man."

The Fighting Irish Celebrate Trip to Frozen Four!


An "Almost Perfect" Weekend for the the Irish!!!


Look what the Fighting Irish pulled off this weekend...

IN INDIANAPOLIS at the NCAA Championship:
  • #3 ranked ND Fencing won a National Championship!
  • Two ND fencers won individual National Titles!

IN SYRACUSE (NY) at the Carrier Dome
  • #12 ranked ND Women's Lacrosse clobbered #10 ranked Syracuse 

IN SOUTH BEND (IN) at the Courtney Tennis Center
  • #26 ND Women's Tennis beat #37 ranked Miami Hurricanes

IN BLACKSBURG (VA) at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center
  • ND Men's Tennis beat Virginia Tech

IN SOUTH BEND (IN) at Melissa Cook Stadium
  • ND Sotftball swept all 3 games against Virginia Tech 

IN LEXINGTON (KY) at Rupp Arena
  • #2 ranked ND Women's basketball beat #11 Ohio State Friday
  • #2 ND Women's basketball lost to #6 Stanford Saturday 

IN SOUTH BEND (IN) at Arlotta Stadium
  • #2 ranked ND Men's Lacrosse team beat undefeated #4 Ohio State

IN MANCHESTER (NH) at SNHU Arena
  • #12 ranked ND Hockey beat #5 Minnesota on Saturday 
  • #12 ranked ND Hockey beat #4 UMASS Lowell in OT
  • ND Hockey advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four!  

IN SOUTH BEND (IN) at Frank Eck Stadium
  • ND Baseball dropped 3 games to #12 Florida State
  • One game went 13 innings

OT: A Great Lesson For Us All...


Notre Dame's "PHOTOS OF THE DAY" Sunday!


The photos prove that Jeff Jeffers was smiling down on his beloved Notre Dame yesterday...

Russo & Kiefer -- Individual National Titles


Francesco Russo and Lee Kiefer (L to R) are seen here in this photo holding the Team National Championship trophy!

Russo won here 2nd national championship in the Sabre and Kiefer won her 4th national championship in the Foil -- CONGRATULATIONS!

Kiefer went "4 for 4" -- winning a Foil National Title every year!!!

The National Champions Return to Campus!


That's "World #1" (Lee Kiefer) carrying the National Championship trophy off the bus last night -- as the Notre Dame Fencing Team returns home with another title!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Notre Dame Hockey -- FROZEN FOUR BOUND!



Jeff Jackson's Fighting Irish beat the #5 team and #4 team on back to back nights -- earning a trip to Chicago for the Frozen Four where Notre Dame will take on #1 ranked Denver Thursday night...

ND vs. UMass-Lowell on ESPNU at 3:30 PM ET


Stanford Rallies from 16 PT Deficit to Beat Irish


Notre Dame's "Super Sophs" Arrive at Elite 8




Arike and Marina -- arriving at Rupp Arena -- 77 minutes to game time!

Notre Dame Fencing NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!


And, wouldn't you know it -- World #1 Lee Kiefer -- clinched Notre Dame's 9th National Championship in Fencing!


I believe it's Notre Dame's 28th or 29th National Championship in all sports!

Domer Kiefer First American Woman to be #1


That's #1 in the world!!!

Notre Dame senior Lee Kiefer just became the first woman in American history to be ranked #1 in the world in Foil Fencing...

Lee is in Indianapolis today with the Fighting Irish as they seek their 9th National Championship!

LINK:  STORY

ND Fencing Goes for 9th National Title Today!


Notre Dame fans -- keep an eye out for Notre Dame Fencing.  The NCAA Championship is taking place in Indianapolis -- and after three days, the IRISH have widened their lead! 

They look to be on their way to the program's 9th NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP -- sometime later today!

LINK:  UPDATE

Notre Dame vs. Stanford at Noon ET on ESPN



LINK:  GAME NOTES

Muffet & Players Talk About Playing Stanford


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Best Ever Finish for ND at NCAA Swimming

Notre Dame Men's Swimmng scored a record 29 points at this weekend's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis -- to finish 25th.

Brandon Wimbush Talks With Jack Nolan


#2 Notre Dame Beats Undefeated #4 Ohio State


ND Hockey Beats #1 Seed Minnesota!


The Irish advance to tomorrow's Regional Final against UMass-Lowell.  The winner moves on to the Frozen Four!

OT: A Good Irish Laugh for a Saturday...


Domer Tim Brown's Son -- Is Really Fast!


NCAA: ND Hockey Plays Minnesota on ESPNU



The puck drops at 3:30 PM ET TODAY and will be televised on ESPNU! 

Go IRISH!!!

Ohio State Athletics' Web Team Was Confident


The folks who manage Ohio State Athletics website already had the Buckeyes beating Notre Dame -- advancing to an Elite Eight game vs. Stanford / Texas winner...

JUST CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.

Muffet & Irish Talk Win Over Ohio State


How Does "1 for 9" -- Turn Into 99 Points!!!


If you watched last night's Notre Dame vs. Ohio State game you would have seen the Fighting Irish make one of their first nine shots -- WASN'T PRETTY.

Then they went on a run like we haven't seen in a long time...
  •  Notre Dame made 13 straight shots in a run that went from the 1st quarter into the 2nd quarter!

GAME OVER...
 
LINK:  COLUMBUS DISPATCH

LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE 

LINK:  DAYTON DAILY NEWS


Elko & Tranquill -- "Wired for Sound"


Notre Dame vs. Stanford for Final Four Trip!



The Fighting Irish will take on Stanford tomorrow at NOON ET -- in an Elite Eight game in Lexington.  The winner heads to Dallas for next weekend's FINAL FOUR!  Here's what ESPN is saying about Sunday's game:

LINK:  ESPN

Irish Hang 99 on Ohio State -- On to Elite Eight


Friday, March 24, 2017

Will Muffet Go "Small Ball" Against Ohio State?



The #2 ranked Fighting Irish take on a talented Ohio State squad tonight in a Sweet Sixteen matchup in Lexington -- tip-off is slated for 7:06 PM ET.

The game will televised LIVE on ESPN.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Onwualu's Pro Day Numbers vs. Combine #'s

Notre Dame football captain James Onwualu was not invited to last month's NFL Scouting Combine -- today was his day to shine in front of the NFL scouts...


Here's how Onwualu's numbers compared to all of the linebackers who tested at the NFL Scouting Combine -- (I don't count Peppers as a LB):
  • BENCH PRESS:  24 reps of 225 -- 3rd overall among LB's 
  • 60 YARD SHUTTLE:  11.54 -- 3rd overall among LB's
  • VERTICAL JUMP:  36" -- 4th overall among LB's 
  • SHORT SHUTTLE:  4.28 -- 7th overall among LB's
  • 40 YARD DASH:  4.73 -- 14th overall among LB's
  • BROAD JUMP:  9'-11" -- 12 th overall among LB's


LINK:  ND PRO DAY -- ALL OF THE TESTING RESULTS

Turner Still Positive After Tearing ACL & MCL


Big Time ND Fan Leads USA to Championship!



Jim Leyland -- loves his country -- and he loves the Fighting Irish...

Congratulations on leading TEAM USA to the World Baseball Classic Championship!

ND NFL Pro Day -- Kizer Interview After


Muffet at Sweet Sixteen -- Talks Ohio State...


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

OT: Doing the Right Thing -- A Must See!


Two Domers Leaving On Pilgrimage Saturday


Notre Dame alums Will Peterson '14, 16' and David Cable '14, '16 will be making a 75 mile "pilgrimage" across Kentucky.  Here's the story below!

Photo above is The Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani -- near Bardstown, KY.

LINK:  PILGRIMAGE

ND Football Pro Day Gear from Under Armour


A number of now "former" Fighting Irish football stars will be back on campus tomorrow trying to impress NFL scouts during Notre Dame's annual PRO DAY.

This is what they'll be wearing.

GOOD LUCK!

Coach Kelly Talks After Spring Practice Today


What You'll See During Notre Dame Day 2017!



The fun begins on Sunday, April 23 at 6:42 PM ET and runs to 11:59 PM ET on Monday, April 24th.

LINK:  NOTRE DAME DAY

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Domer Manti Te'o Headed to New Orleans...


Reports out of New Orleans have former Notre Dame All-American Manti Te'o signed a two-year contract with the Saints...

Te'o is coming off of an achilles injury he suffered last September in a game against the Colts...

LINK:  MANTI

Monday, March 20, 2017

Brianna Turner's Knee Injury -- Torn ACL...



Muffet Talks NCAA OT Win Over Purdue...


NCAA: Notre Dame Beats Purdue in Overtime


Sunday, March 19, 2017

OT: An ESPN E:60 Story We Can Learn From


34 Days Until the Wimbush Era -- "Sneak Peek"


The Blue Gold Game will mark the beginning of the Wimbush Era for Notre Dame Football -- here's a sneak peek...

Many Stories: Notre Dame vs. Purdue Tonight


Purdue's head coach grew up in Mishawaka, she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer...

LINK:  STORIES, STORIES, STORIES

OT: American Ingenuity in the 50's -- Awesome!


You Have to Question a 64 Team NCAA Field


Look at these first Round scores in the 2017 NCAA Women's basketball tournament -- all of the games were 40+ point blow-outs...
  • Baylor 119 -- Texas Southern 30
  • Duke 94 -- Hampton 31
  • UCONN 116 -- Albany 55
  • South Carolina 90 -- UNC Asheville 40
  • Mississippi State 103 -- Troy 69
  • Maryland 103 -- Bucknell 61

Is this really necessary?

Notre Dame vs. Purdue a NCAA "Pajama Party"

The #2 ranked Fighting Irish host Purdue tonight at 9 PM ET at Purcell Pavilion in a 2nd Round NCAA tournament game...

To get fans to show up this late on a Sunday night -- 9 PM ET -- Notre Dame put together this clever campaign (see video above).  The first 500 kids who show up for the game in their pajamas (local schools are closed tomorrow) will receive a free hot dog and soda!

Game will be televised LIVE on ESPN2.

LINK:  GAME NOTES

#2 Notre Dame Beats #12 Virginia in OT!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Missed this E:60 Story on Domer Justin Tuck


Huge Thank You to Beachem & Vasturia!



The two seniors didn't bring their "A" game to Buffalo these past few days -- which was disappointing -- but, it doesn't diminish their efforts in turning Notre Dame back into a legitimate player in college basketball.

Thank You!

Mike Brey Talks NCAA Loss to West Virginia


ND Men's Lacrosse on ESPNU Today at 6 PM ET


The #2 ranked Fighting Irish take on #12 Virginia...

Coming to a Gold or Green Jersey Near You!



I believe this young man moves right into the starting line-up for the Fighting Irish as soon as he steps foot on campus...

Notre Dame's starting line-up for first ACC game come January 2018:
  • Guard:  Matt Farrell
  • Guard:  D.J. Harvey
  • Shooting Forward:  Matt Ryan
  • Power Forward:  Bonzie Colson
  • Center:  Martin Geben

Mike Brey & the Media -- Many Sound Bites...


Coach Brey is serving up some sound bites for the media this week in Buffalo...

A TV analyst job awaits -- when he decides to retire from coaching.

Notre Dame plays West Virginia at 12:10 PM ET today on CBS.

LINK:  "FANS IN JAIL"

LINK:  "FARRELL BETTER THAN HURLEY"

LINK:  "EXTRA BAIL MONEY..."

LINK:  "FARRELL IS NOT BETTER THAN JERRY WEST"


WVU Players Talk Today's Game With ND



Muffet & Players Talk NCAA Win #1


Friday, March 17, 2017

WVU Talks About Playing Notre Dame...


The Fighting Irish Players Talk WVU Game


Coach Brey Talks West Virginia Game...


Notre Dame Football's St. Patrick's Day Lift


How the "Fighting Irish" Came to Be at ND...


Thought you'd enjoy reading this Notre Dame Magazine story on how the Fighting Irish came to be...

LINK:  ND MAGAZINE STORY

Notre Dame Day 2017 -- Only 37 Days Away!



It's going to be EPIC -- please mark your calendars -- the fun starts at 6:42 PM ET on Sunday, April 23rd!

Inside Access: ND's NCAA Win Over Princeton


Muffet's Irish to Tip-Off NCAA Run Today!


The Fighting Irish will don "some green I'm sure" -- as they begin their NCAA run this evening at Purcell Pavilion on St. Patrick's Day!

The tip-off between Notre Dame and Robert Morris University is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET -- and will be televised on ESPN2.

LINK:  GAME NOTES

NYT Story: An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame


Thought you'd enjoy reading this story about the Ansari family and their commitment to the University of Notre Dame...

LINK:  AN UNORTHODOX GIFT

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Notre Dame!




Someone Forgot to Wear Green to Work Today


Thursday, March 16, 2017

WSBT's Pete Byrne Interviews Brey After Win


Farrell & Colson After Beating Princeton Today


Coach Brey With Media After NCAA Win #1!



Mike Brey talks about NCAA Tournament win over Princeton this afternoon...

Meanwhile in Stockton, CA...

Notre Dame's favorite 4th grade class at the Taylor Leadership Academy in Stockton, CA -- cheering on the IRISH!

Muffet & Players Talk NCAA Tournament


Notre Dame -- the First to Advance in NCAA!


Why don't we call off the NCAA Tournament -- right now!!!

Nah, this is too much fun!!!

Just click on the bracket to enlarge.

March is Truly Madness! The Final Seconds...


Princeton's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame



March Madness begins at 12:15 PM ET today when our Fighting Irish take on the Princeton Tigers -- CBS will carry the game LIVE!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bonzie Colson Talks About NCAA Game #1

Coach Brey & Players Talk Princeton Game


Princeton's Preparation for Notre Dame Game


Princeton's Jewish Star Player Ready for Irish


This is not the matchup I was hoping for the Fighting Irish...

I suspect Mr. Weisz is going to be introduced to Mr. Vasturia around 12:16 PM ET tomorrow.

LINK:  SPENCER WEISZ

LINK:  THE JEWISH MVP

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Princeton's Cannady Talks About the Irish...



The former Marian High School (South Bend) star -- leads the Princeton Tigers in scoring...

Coach Brey Talks About the NCAA Tournament


Monday, March 13, 2017

Time to Get to Know Robert Morris University



Muffet's Fighting Irish will host the Robert Morris "Colonials" this Friday night at 7:30 PM ET at Purcell Pavilion.

Get to know Robert Morris University:
  • Founded:  1921
  • Located:  Moon Township, PA  (suburb of Pittsburgh)
  • Enrollment:  4,144 undergraduates

The Colonials:

Domer Golden Tate Got Married This Weekend


Congrats to Golden Tate and his bride Elise Pollard who were married this weekend!

Here is how Golden proposed...

LINK:  GOLDEN & ELISE

Notre Dame a #1 Seed in Lexington Region!


Muffet's Fighting Irish start down the road to "UCONN" -- this Friday at home against Robert Morris.

The bracket is set up for a UCONN vs. NOTRE DAME rematch the final day in Dallas.   

We just have to win the next game...

Here are the "road-blocks" for the Fighting Irish:
  • Road block #1:  Robert Morris
  • Road block #2:  Green Bay or Purdue
  • Road block #3:  Ohio State or Kentucky
  • Road block #4:  Stanford or Texas
  • Road block #5:  South Carolina or Oregon State

LINK:  WOMEN'S BRACKET

Notre Dame's Path to the NCAA Final Four

Here's what stands in Notre Dame's way to a trip to the FINAL FOUR:
  • ROAD BLOCK #1:  Princeton
  • ROAD BLOCK #2:  West Virginia or Bucknell
  • ROAD BLOCK #3:  Gonzaga, Northwestern or Vanderbilt
  • ROAD BLOCK #4:  Arizona, Florida State or Maryland

We got a great draw -- other than being labeled a FIVE SEED -- for Notre Dame's game...


LINK:  BRACKET



Muffet's Irish Learn Their NCAA Seed Tonight


The Women's NCAA Selection Show is on ESPN -- beginning at 7 PM ET tonight.

It will be a huge shock if the Irish are not a #1 seed.  The only open issue is whether Notre Dame is seeded as #2 overall or #3...

Stay tuned!

LINK:  LATEST BRACKETOLOGY -- NCAA WOMEN'S TOURNEY

An Under Armour Surprise for the Fighting Irish


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Next Up for Notre Dame: Princeton Tigers



What we know about the IVY League Champions -- they are a dangerous opponent!

Starting Lineup:

Notes:
  • Cannady played his high school ball at Marian HS (South Bend)
  • Notre Dame will have the height advantage if they start Geben
  • Princeton won the IVY League at 23 - 6
  • They did not play a Top 25 team this season
  • Balanced scoring -- 4 starters average in double-figures, led by Cannady at 13.7 per game 

NCAA Tournament history:
  • Last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2011 -- lost in their first game to Kentucky 59 - 57  (Kentucky made the Elite Eight that year)

What Does the NCAA Committee Look At?


Here is how the ACC regular season standings factored into NCAA Tournament seeding this year:
  • North Carolina:  14 - 4 -- #1 SEED
  • Notre Dame:  12 - 6 -- #5 SEED
  • Louisville:  12 - 6 -- #2 SEED
  • Florida State:  12 - 6 -- #3 SEED
  • Duke:  11 - 7 -- #2 SEED
  • Virginia:  11 - 7 -- #5 SEED
  • Virginia Tech:  10 - 8 -- #9 SEED
  • Miami: 10 - 8 -- #8 SEED
  • Wake Forest:  9 - 9 -- #11 SEED

ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
  • Duke:  #2 SEED
  • Notre Dame:  #5 SEED

LOST IN SEMI-FINALS:
  • North Carolina:  #1  SEED
  • Florida State:  #3 SEED

LOST IN QUARTERFINALS:
  • Louisville:  #2 SEED
  • Virginia:  #5 SEED
  • Virginia Tech:  #9 SEED
  • Miami:  #8 SEED

Here's what you can deduct from the NCAA Selection Committee giving Notre Dame a #5 Seed:
  • They didn't look at the ACC regular season
  • They didn't look at the ACC Tournament
  • They looked at who ND played in November and December
 

Notre Dame is a #5 SEED in the West Region


The Fighting Irish will play Princeton in Buffalo, NY on Thursday afternoon -- 12:15 PM ET tip off...

I can not believe we received a FIVE SEED -- disrespect.
  • We won FIVE games against teams seeded at #5 or higher! 
  • We beat the #3 Seed in the West Region (Florida State) TWO TIMES!
  • We finished in a three-way tie for 2nd in ACC -- the other two received a 2 & 3 SEEDS!


ACC / NCAA TOURNAMENT SEEEDS

EAST REGION:
  • Duke -- 2 Seed
  • Virginia -- 5 Seed
  • Virginia Tech -- 5 Seed

MIDWEST REGION:
  • Miami -- 8 Seed
  • Louisville -- 2 Seed

SOUTH REGION:
  • North Carolina -- 1 Seed
  • Wake Forest -- 11 Seed

WEST REGION:
  • Notre Dame -- 5 Seed
  • Florida State -- 3 Seed

C.J. Prosise's "Touchdown Jesus" Cleats


These were created by the self-proclaimed "shoe genius" Brittish Kustoms for former Notre Dame running back -- turned Seattle Seahawk -- C.J. Prosise.

Just click on photo to enlarge.

ACC Player of the Year Voting -- Really ???


I just spent the last four nights watching the top teams and players in the Atlantic Coast Conference play in their annual year-end tournament...

There is not a single player in the ACC better than Bonzie Colson -- let alone two...

How does the "ACC Voting Panel" place Bonzie a DISTANT THIRD in the vote for Player of the Year -- really???


FINAL ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR VOTING:                                         
  • Justin Jackson, North Carolina -- 24 first place votes
  • John Collins, Wake Forest -- 15 first place votes
  • Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame -- 8 first place votes
  • Luke Kennard, Duke -- 5 first place votes
  • Donovan Mitchell, Louisville -- 1 first place vote

BONZIE'S ACC RESUME for Player of the Year:
  • 17.9 points per game (10th in the ACC) -- Jackson: 18.1
  • 10.2 rebounds per game (1st in the ACC) -- Jackson: 4.6
  • 52% field goal shooting (4th in the ACC) -- Jackson: 44%
  • 1.6 blocks per game (6th in the ACC) -- Jackson: 0.2
  • Only player in the ACC to average a "double-double"


ACC TOURNEY RESULTS for the TOP 3 POY FINALISTS:

Justin Jackson (1 - 1)
  • 14 points (average)
  • 3 rebounds (average)
  • 11 for 33 -- shot 33% for the tournament

John Collins (1 - 1)
  • 17 points (average) 
  • 11 rebounds (average)
  • 11 for 20 -- shot 55% for the tournament

Bonzie Colson (2 - 1)
  • 22.6 points (average)
  • 8.3 rebounds (average)
  • 25 - 48  -- shot 52% for the tournament

NCAA Selection Show: 5 PM ET on CBS



Well, we'll soon know what Notre Dame's path will be to an NCAA Championship -- CBS' Selection Sunday show begins at 5 PM ET today...

After watching the IRISH these past few days -- I believe we have another March run in us.

Notre Dame is seeded as high as a THREE and as low as a SIX -- in the "bracketology" predictions linked below:

LINK:  ESPN'S LUNARDI

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  TEAM RANKINGS


Duke 75 - Notre Dame 69 -- ACC Tourney Final


An ACC Championship "Turned on an Ankle..."


Notre Dame led 58 - 55 (with 8 minutes left ) when Bonzie Colson twisted an ankle and left the game...

He only scored 3 points and grabbed one rebound the rest of the way.  He had 26 points and 8 boards over the first 32 minutes of the game.

We were so close...

LINK:  BONZIE FIGHTS THROUGH ANKLE INJURY

Notre Dame Hockey's -- Last Hockey East Run!



The hottest team in college hockey right now -- your Fighting Irish!

Notre Dame is 7 - 1 - 1 in their last nine games after this weekend's sweep over 10th ranked Providence in the Hockey East Quarterfinals!

The Irish move on to Boston's TD Gardens Friday night to play a "team to be named later today."

It all hinges on the outcome of today's UMass Lowell vs. New Hampshire game. Hockey East will re-seed the final four teams prior to Friday night's games:
  • If UMass Lowell wins -- the Irish will play them.
  • If New Hampshire wins -- the Irish will play Boston College.

This is Notre Dame's "swan-song" with Hockey East -- as we move on to the Big Ten (that is not a typo) to play hockey next year.  It should be noted, the Fighting Irish won the CCHA tournament in the last year we played in that hockey conference.

Stay tuned!

LINK:  HOCKEY EAST TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Notre Dame in "Fighting Irish Green" Tonight!


Here's a great photo from the Notre Dame Locker Room at the Barclay Center as it awaits the Fighting Irish for tonight's New York Life Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Championship!

GO IRISH!

To enlarge the pano photo above -- just click on it!

Is ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' Next for Brey?


An Opposition Coach Scouting Notre Dame


Notre Dame Nation -- Time to Vote for Bonzie!


Here's a link to the Hoophall Awards site where Notre Dame fans can vote for Bonzie Colson for the TOP POWER FORWARD in the country!

LINK:  VOTE FOR BONZIE!

Latest ESPN "Bracketology" for Notre Dame


Here's what ESPN's Joe Lunardi has to say today about where Notre Dame will be seeded and where they will play in the upcoming NCAA National Championship.

Official announcement will be made tomorrow night at 5:30 PM ET on CBS.

Here's a look at where Lunardi has the ACC teams seeded -- ND not getting much respect:

1 Seed:  North Carolina
2 Seed:  Duke
3 Seed:  Florida State
3 Seed:  Louisville
4 Seed:  NOTRE DAME
5 Seed:  Virginia
8 Seed:  Virginia Tech
11 Seed:  Wake Forest
12 Seed:  Syracuse

LINK:  BRACKETOLOGY

Notre Dame vs. Duke for ACC Title at 9 PM ET



Isn't this fun!

I can't wait --- these 12 hours can't go fast enough!  Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the "experts" are saying about tonight's ACC CHAMPIONSHIP game between Duke and Notre Dame -- see the links below.

What's the constant this week in Brooklyn? 

We were underdogs to Virginia, we were underdogs to Florida State -- we are underdogs to Duke...

I love this team.  Bring it on!

ESPN will televise this tonight -- 9 PM ET.

LINK:  DUKE BASKETBALL REPORT

LINK:  YAHOO! SPORTS

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Brey & Players ACC Tourney Press Conference


Coach Brey & Team: Post Game Locker Room


ACC Network's Mike Brey On-Court Interview


Florida State's Coach & Players Talk Loss to ND


Is "Mike & MIKE" Coming to an End at ESPN?


Here is a Sporting News "exclusive" interview with Domer Mike Golic where he's asked about the rumored break-up of the long running ESPN Radio / TV show...

LINK:  GOLIC ON RUMORS

Matt Farrell's Brother's Interview at ACC


ND Hockey Beats #10 Providence 5 - 0 !!!


Back-to-Back Wins Over Top 20 Teams for ND!



The Fighting Irish hung on to defeat Florida State 77 - 73 to advance to tomorrow night's ACC Championship game against Duke.

Time to get some rest...

LINK:  ESPN VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

LINK:  BOX SCORE

Friday, March 10, 2017

Notre Dame vs. Florida State at 9:21 PM ET



The game will be televised on ESPN -- GO IRISH!

Rex Pflueger Goes "Hollywood" at the ACC!



This was going to be an EPIC DUNK or an epic fail...

The "California Kid" made a statement.

Brey & Players Talk Big ACC Tourney Win!


Virginia's Bennett & Players Talk Loss to ND


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Domer Rocky Boiman -- A Future in Politics?


Former Notre Dame football star Rocky Boiman -- who had a nine-year NFL career -- is turning heads in political circles...

ND fans, you'll see Rocky next month on the Notre Dame Day broadcast team.

LINK:  A FUTURE POLITICIAN

OT: Michigan Forced to Wear Practice Jerseys


Hats off to our friends in Ann Arbor today...

The Michigan Wolverines' charter jet's aborted take-off and crash on Wednesday -- led to the NTSB/FAA not releasing the gear in the cargo hold of the plane, until they complete their investigation.

So, Michigan had to pass on wearing their game uniforms (locked in the plane) for practice gear.  And, they proceeded to hammer Illinois 75 - 55 in their Big Ten Tournament game.

LINK:  DETROIT FREE PRESS STORY

Bonzie Getting Some National Media "Love"


Thought you'd enjoy seeing this story about Notre Dame's 6'- 5" -- "big man..."

LINK:  YAHOO! SPORTS

Notre Dame vs. Virginia on ESPN at 9:21 PM ET



Folks, it's time...

We have lost 10 straight to the CAVALIERS.  Virginia is the only ACC team we've yet to beat in conference play.

That all ends tonight -- just before midnight...

LINK:  STORYLINE

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sports Illustrated: "Overhauling ND Football"


Thought you'd enjoy reading this...

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Spring Practice Begins for Notre Dame Football


Notre Dame Hoops Practicing for ACC Tourney!


Coach Brian Kelly Talks Spring Practice #1


My Dad, a Former Detroit Tiger Turns 80 Today!


My Dad (his rookie card with the Detroit Tigers above) -- Jim Small -- just completed his 80th lap around the Sun today!  Happy Birthday Dad!

One of my two favorite poems is this below -- and a "name" is what my Dad gave me many years ago...

Your Family Name

You got it from your father
It was all he had to give
So it's yours to use and cherish
For as long as you may live

If you lost the watch he gave you
It can always be replaced;
But a black mark on your name
Can never be erased

It was clean the day you took it
And a worthy name to bear
When he got it from his father
There was no dishonor there

So make sure you guard it wisely
After all is said and done
You'll be glad the name is spotless
When you give it to your son

Domers Tynan & Russo Make NHL Debut !!!



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Replay: Coach Kelly's Spring Practice Presser


Must Read: Men's Journal Story on Coach Brey


Thought you'd enjoy reading this...

LINK:  COACH BREY

Blue Gold Game Set for Saturday, April 22nd!


Kick-off will be at 12:30 PM ET with the game televised LIVE on the NBC Sports Network.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse -- #1 Ranking!


Kevin Corrigan's Fighting Irish are back on top of the national rankings this morning -- after their 5 - 4 win over top ranked Maryland on Saturday!

LINK:  LACROSSE RANKINGS