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

Friday, April 7, 2017

Muffet Wins "Legends of Coaching" Award!


Brian Kelly Meets with Media After Practice


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Monty Williams "Grief is not Gray"


Domer Monty Williams lost his wife (fellow ND alum, Ingrid Williams) in a tragic car accident that took her young life...

LINK:  A MUST READ

The Irish Talk About Game Tonight vs. Denver


Hype Video: ND Hockey vs. Denver University


Sneak Peek: Jeff Jackson's Pre Game Speech



The Fighting Irish take on #1 ranked Denver University tonight in the FROZEN FOUR at Chicago's United Center.

The puck is scheduled to drop at 9:30 PM ET -- and it will be televised on ESPN2.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Muffet Speculates About Turner's Return


Muffet McGraw Interview at Team Event Tonight


Domer DeShone Kizer Meets with Elite 11 QB's


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Chicago's United Center Awaits Notre Dame


The reason the ND Monogram is on the ice at Chicago's United Center is because the University of Notre Dame is hosting the Frozen Four...

Won't call it "home ice" advantage -- but, I will be disappointed if there are more fans for Denver University than Notre Dame Thursday night!

Here's a little video of the Fighting Irish's departure today for Chicago!


Kizer with Mooch on the NFL Network...


You're Not Going to Want to Miss This!


Notre Dame Day begins on April 23rd at 6:42 PM ET.

The prelims of the FIGHTING IRISH 40RTY will run during the 6 PM ET HOUR's broadcast -- and the CHAMPIONSHIP HEAT will run during the 9 PM ET HOUR's broadcast.

You can watch it all LIVE at:  http://notredameday.nd.edu

Notre Dame Basketball Makes Three Cameos



Notre Dame Basketball made three appearances in CBS's annual "One Shining Moment" homage to the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jeff Jackson Talks Frozen Four with Media


Photo of Notre Dame Football's New Game Ball



Notre Dame Football's new game ball from Wilson.  Courtesy of Grant Apgar @grant_ND -- who tweeted this out today.

LOVE IT!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Opposition's New Entrance to ND Stadium


I am loving the decision to keep the legendary TUNNEL entrance to Notre Dame Stadium -- strictly for the Fighting Irish.


And, some new finishing touches are being made to the TUNNEL entrance for the Fighting Irish!

Amen to This...


Anna Rohrer's Time is #1 in the World This Year


It was reported Friday night that Notre Dame sophomore Anna Rohrer's winning time in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invite was the SEVENTH FASTEST ALL-TIME IN NCAA HISTORY...

Well, it's now being reported that it's the FASTEST 10,000 METER TIME IN THE WORLD THIS YEAR!

Notre Dame Stadium Construction Update



The folks at Barton Malow produced this update...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Muffet McGraw's a Naismith HALL OF FAMER!



The news broke in the last hour -- Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw was just elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame -- the highest individual honor you can receive in the game of basketball!

CONGRATS!!!

#1 Notre Dame vs. #3 Syracuse at Noon on TV



The top ranked Fighting Irish play host to #3 Syracuse today at NOON ET on ESPNU!

GO IRISH!

The College Football "ARMS RACE"


You won't believe what we're up against when it comes to competing in the "arms race" for college football practice facilities...

LINK:  TOP COLLEGE FOOTBALL FACILITIES

Knute Rockne's Last Telegram to His Wife...


86 years ago yesterday -- Knute Rockne's life came to an end in a plane crash in Kansas...

This is the telegram he sent his wife Bonnie -- just before boarding the plane.

Rohrer Runs 7th Fastest 10,000 M -- All-Time!


Notre Dame's "super" sophomore -- Anna Rohrer ran the 7th fastest 10,000 meters in NCAA history yesterday -- winning the Stanford Invite.

It's the first time Anna has ever run this distance in competition -- and she beat a number of professional runners along the way!  See the story linked below...

LINK:  ROHRER PUTS ON SHOW

This Is Not An April Fool's Joke...