Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NFL Training Camps Begin -- Onwualu News


A Chargers' fan site is feeling good about former Notre Dame football captain James Onwualu's chances of making the team as an undrafted free agent...

LINK:  A LOCK TO MAKE ROSTER

Notre Dame's Plaschka Representing Jamaica


Notre Dame "rising" senior Jordan Plaschka is representing his mother's home country of JAMAICA at this week's FINA World Championships.

The Fighting Irish's record breaking sprinter is holding his own in Budapest -- despite arriving just a few hours before his first swim because of travel delays...

LINK:  UPDATE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Connaughton & Trail Blazers Delay Decision


The Trail Blazers announced that they have reached agreement with Pat Connaughton to delay the decision on his contract status until August 31st...

LINK:  STORY

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Video Update from the Campus Crossroads...


Jarron Jones Talks Switch to Offensive Tackle


The former Notre Dame defensive tackle was asked to switch to the other side of the ball -- his response was quite mature...

LINK:  JARRON JONES

Domer David Bruton Jr. -- Retires from the NFL



The former Notre Dame football star calls it quits after 8 years in the NFL...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Connaughton on the Clock -- NBA or MLB?


Former Notre Dame two-sport star Pat Connaughton will learn in the next 48 hours if the:
  • Trail Blazers pick-up Pat's contract for one more season
  • Trail Blazers release Pat and he signs with another NBA team
  • Trail Blazers release Pat and he joins the Baltimore Orioles 

Getting any sleep Pat?

LINK:  STORY

Incoming ND Freshman -- World Champion!


Sam Grewe '21 a "soon to be" Notre Dame freshman just won "back to back" gold medals in the High Jump setting a new record at the World Para Athletics Championships last night in London, England!

Congrats Sam!!!

LINK:  STORY

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Jaylon Smith's Interview on Mike & MIKE


Brady Quinn -- Doing Good Work for Veterans


Friday, July 21, 2017

Jerome Bettis on the Rich Eisen Show



The former Notre Dame star is a guest on Rich "Go Blue" Eisen's show...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I am "FIRED UP" for Notre Dame Football!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jaylon Smith -- Things Are Looking Great...

LINK:  JAYLON SMITH

LINK:  NFL STORY

Notre Dame Family Volunteering in South Bend


Monday, July 17, 2017

Big Ten Network Interviews Jack Swarbrick



Never thought I'd hear these words -- "Notre Dame joins the Big Ten..."

The Compton Family Ice Arena will be rockin' this winter!!!





Sunday, July 16, 2017

Domer Skylar Diggins -- Kid's Choice Awards



Tim Brown Leads Domers at ACC in Lake Tahoe


Former Notre Dame All-American, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer Tim Brown finished in a tie for 23rd place with 45 points in the modified Stabelford scoring format at the American Century Championship on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe.

He was the highest finisher among the former Fighting Irish stars in the tournament:
  • Tim Brown:  45 points  -- 78, 78, 75
  • Joe Theismann:  32 points -- 82, 75, 82
  • Jerome Bettis:  13 points -- 84, 84, 84
  • Golden Tate:  5 points -- 85, 89, 82

LINK:  FINAL LEADERBOARD

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Domers Playing Golf on NBC This Weekend!


The American Century Championship is being held this week in Lake Tahoe at Edgewood Tahoe South and a number of former Notre Dame stars are playing!

You can catch Sunday's final round on NBC!

Here's the list of former Fighting Irish stars in the tournament:
  •  Jerome Bettis
  •  Tim Brown
  •  Golden Tate
  •  Joe Theismann

LINK:  LEADERBOARD


This Was My Favorite Score on the Old Board!


Growing up in the great state of Michigan -- this is the score I want to remember on the old north scoreboard at Notre Dame Stadium!

It was taken down this week -- it's being replaced by the large video wall on the south end of Notre Dame Stadium and two long "ribbon" boards...

This was -- in my estimation -- the finest moment in that scoreboard's history!

Domer Justin Tuck Gets "Slimed"


Friday, July 14, 2017

"Two of the Top 5 OL To Watch in College FB"


Wear a 23.9k gold football helmet!

LINK:  TALENT

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Game Experience to Change for the Good!


Domer Skylar Diggins -- Doing Her Thing...


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Demetrius Jackson Scores 14 in 4th Quarter


The former Fighting Irish hoops star had a big 4th quarter last night for the Boston Celtics in their NBA Summer League 88 - 83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

LINK:  STORY

Monday, July 10, 2017

Check-In On the Video Board at ND Stadium


This photo is updated every 30 minutes -- from a webcam atop Hesburgh Library looking directly into Notre Dame Stadium and the new video board.  You can keep track of the work they're doing to "tune-in" the new video board and ribbon boards in the stadium.

LINK:  LIVE WEBCAM

Domer Counsell for MLB Manager of the Year!



Domer Craig Counsell has his Milwaukee Brewers in first place at the All-Star break -- nine games over .500 -- with a 5.5 game lead over the Cubs and Cardinals!

LINK:  STANDINGS

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bob Elliott -- Heaven's Team Has A Good One!


Coach Elliott lived in an apartment just down the block from our home -- we would cross paths every now and then when he would take his dog for a walk...

He was always smiling and willing to talk Notre Dame football with me -- what a very nice man.  A man you would love to have coach your kids.

Here's what a few of his Notre Dame players had to say about Coach Elliott after learning about his passing last night.











A "ND Dad" is on College Football HOF Ballot!


His name is Terrell Buckley -- college and NFL football fans will remember his exploits:
  • Received the Jim Thorpe Award & Jack Tatum Trophy in 1991 as the top Defensive Back in college football
  • Florida State Seminoles' all-time career interception leader with 21
  • #5 overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1992 NFL Draft
  • Played 14 years in the NFL
  • Won a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots

Terrell has been at Notre Dame the last few days spending time with his daughter -- a rising sophomore in the College of Engineering.  He's currently the defensive backs coach at Mississippi State University...

I had the good fortune, along with my ND colleague Drew Buscareno (the two are pictured above) to play golf with Terrell Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course. 

Terrell's a proud Dad -- and a member of the Notre Dame Family!  I'll be rooting for him to get inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame -- see story below:


LINK:  ON HALL OF FAME BALLOT 

LINK:  TERRELL BUCKLEY WIKI

Friday, July 7, 2017

Toured New Buildings at Notre Dame Stadium


Had the pleasure this morning to tour each of the three buildings now attached to Notre Dame Stadium;  Duncan Student Center (west side), O'Neill Hall (south side) and Corbett Family Hall (east side) -- as well as the work being done to the north end of the Stadium (ND Football Locker Room) new visitor tunnel entrance, new Media Center, new Concourses, etc...

All I can say is WOW!

You will not believe all of the work that has been done -- and the world-class quality.  WOW. WOW. WOW.

Here's just a few of the photos from today.  Just "DOUBLE-CLICK" on images to enlarge.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Recruiting Skylar Diggins to Notre Dame...


Video Board & Ribbon Board -- ND Stadium!


Never Saw This Stat Before on DeShone Kizer


Here's the story associated with this infographic...

LINK:  BROWNS HIGH ON KIZER

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Does Pat Connaughton Return to Baseball?

We'll know soon enough...

The Portland Trail Blazers have until July 13th to extend Pat Connaughton a contract for $1.47 million for the upcoming season.

Most believe they will not...

If they don't, the Baltimore Orioles will be looking to get Pat back into a baseball uniform the next day!

LINK:  CONNAUGHTON BACK TO ORIOLES

LINK:  CONNAUGHTON -- ORIOLES

ND Hoop Stars Playing NBA Summer League


A few former Notre Dame hoop stars begin NBA Summer League play this week...

LINK:  PAT CONNAUGHTON -- TRAIL BLAZERS

LINK:  DEMETRIUS JACKSON -- CELTICS

LINK:  ZACH AUGUSTE -- HEAT

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday #241 America !!!


Our daughter Kara and son-in-law Conor rescued Bailey (dog in photo above) a few years ago from an animal shelter in Florida -- what a joy she has brought those two.

Happy Birthday America!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Domer Becca Huffer Finished 11th at Tullymore


Becca Huffer '12 -- a former women's golf star at the University of Notre Dame shot a final round 69 (-3) -- her third straight under par round -- to finish in a tie for 11th at the Symetra Tour's Tullymore Classic.

Becca's (-8) score is her best of the season!

She's off to Indiana this week to play at the Donald Ross Centennial Classic at the beautiful French Lick Resort.  Tournament play begins Friday, July 7th.

LINK:  FINAL RESULTS

Sunday, July 2, 2017

OT: How We Should Celebrate Our Freedom


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Domer Huffer Tied for 15th Heading into Sunday

Former Notre Dame women's golf star Becca Huffer '12, shot a 71 today -- taking her to (-5) after two rounds of the Tullymore Classic -- a Symetra Tour event in Stanwood, MI.

Becca tees off Sunday at 12:10 PM ET -- you can follow her final round at the link below...

LINK:  BECCA HUFFER FINAL ROUND

Photo of Domer Ryan Harris' Super Bowl Ring


This is a beauty!