Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Special Night Here at Purcell Pavilion!




Bonzie's Return Tonight on ESPNU at 7 PM ET


He's back!  The top player in college basketball will return to the Purcell Pavilion court tonight after a two month absence...

Can't wait!

Notre Dame's game against Pittsburgh will be televised on ESPNU -- tip-off set for 7 PM ET.

GO IRISH!



 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Does Bonzie Colson Play Much Wednesday?




Notre Dame Alum Playing on Web.Com Tour



Quenton Nelson Getting "Some Love" from NFL


Here's the latest commentary surrounding the NFL Draft status of Notre Dame All-American Quenton Nelson...

LINK:  NFL'S SUREST BET

LINK:  NFL.COM 

LINK:  NBC SPORTS

NFL Combine Begins Today in Indianapolis


The Fighting Irish will have five former stars performing in front of NFL coaching and scouting staffs these next few days at  the National Football Leagues' annual "talent show" in Indianapolis.  Here's some media coverage on the Notre Dame players expected to be in attendance:

LINK:  NELSON and MCGLINCHEY

LINK:  NELSON

LINK:   MCGLINCHEY

LINK:  ST. BROWN

LINK:  ADAMS

LINK:  SMYTHE

Monday, February 26, 2018

I Really Like ND's Chances as #10 Seed in ACC


Here's a look at Notre Dame's journey to the Championship Game -- as of today -- as the #10 seed in this next week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament...

LINK:  ACC TOURNEY

The Third Anniversary of the Passing of Fr. Ted


Two Stories That Will Make You Feel Good...


The first story is about an incoming Notre Dame football recruit and his life story...  The second is about an Iowa Hawkeye basketball player giving up the opportunity to break a record...

LINK:  "I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE"

LINK:  IOWA HOOPS PLAYER

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Muffet Talks "ACC Regular Season Champs"


Fighting Irish Win FIFTH STRAIGHT ACC Title!




Senior Day at Notre Dame on ESPN2 at 2 PM ET


It's the last regular season home game for the the #5 Fighting Irish and it's the last for seniors and grad students; Katherine Westbeld, Kristina Nelson, Mychal Johnson and Lili Thompson.

Win the game and Notre Dame grabs it's FIFTH straight ACC Regular Season Championship!

Today's game won't be easy as the IRISH take on #21 North Carolina State -- it will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 2 PM ET.

GO IRISH!

Matt Farrell's Dagger Beats Wake Forest!


Brey Talks Important Win Over Wake Forest


Saturday, February 24, 2018

EQ Picked #2 WR Prospect in NFL Draft...


Here's hoping segments like this -- help St. Brown's NFL Draft position...

LINK:  EQUANIMEOUS ST. BROWN


Must Win Today for Irish at Wake Forest!


Tip-off is set for 3 PM ET -- and will be televised on the ACC Network -- see link below on what stations in your area will be carrying the game...

LINK:  ACC NETWORK

OT: USA Wins its First Gold Medal in Curling!

A must read story about the most unlikely gold medal winners since the "Miracle on Ice" hockey team in 1980...

LINK:  MUST READ! 

LINK:  NBC INTERVIEW THIS AM


Thursday, February 22, 2018

OT: Replay Full Olympic Hockey Shoot-Out!


LINK:  FULL REPLAY OF SHOOT-OUT FOR GOLD!

OT: USA Hockey's Gold Medal Ceremony



OT: My Favorite Moment of the Winter Olympics



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Domer Diggins at Body Armour Photo Shoot


Love the hair!!!  Here's a promotional video for Body Armour featuring Skylar Diggins...

A Domer's Dog Stealing the Spotlight in NYC

Samo, a french Bulldog owned by Notre Dame alum Romeo Okwara (New York Giants) is featured in this video...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Notre Dame Fan at Sorin Play in Scottsdale!


This lovely lady's name is Tina Kne and she is 90 years young!  Tina was in attendance tonight at our one-man-play Sorin: A Notre Dame Story -- here in Scottsdale, AZ.   

You've just got to love the Leprechaun headband she's wearing!!!

Tina's had quite the week -- a few days ago she posed for a photo with Lou Holtz and today she's on the front page of the ND GO IRISH BLOG -- next thing you know she'll have an agent!

Tina, thanks for joining us in Scottsdale tonight!

To see if your city is on the 2018 national tour -- just click on this link:  SORIN NATIONAL TOUR

Sunday, February 18, 2018

#1 Notre Dame Hockey on Big10 Network

Jeff Jackson's top ranked Fighting Irish are in Ann Arbor this afternoon to play the Michigan Wolverines.  The game starts at 5:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Network.

GO IRISH!

ND Softball Wins Three of Four Against Big10

The Fighting Irish won three of four games this weekend against two ranked Big10 teams; #14 Minnesota and #20 Michigan...

LINK:  GAME STORIES

Notre Dame Baseball Wins 2 of 3 at #9 LSU

The Fighting Irish baseball team just sent a loud message to the rest of the college baseball world...

Notre Dame 11 - #9 LSU 3

It's the first opening series loss for the LSU TIGERS since 1999!

LINK:  ND HAMMERS LSU

ND Baseball on the SEC Network Today at Noon

The Fighting Irish baseball team winds up its three-game series today with #9 ranked LSU -- at NOON ET -- it will be televised on the SEC Network.



Go Irish!

"The NCAA's Most Improbable Bubble Team"


So, you're saying there's still a chance...

LINK:  YAHOO! SPORTS

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Notre Dame Baseball Beats #9 LSU Today!

The Fighting Irish win game #2 of the three game series with the LSU Tigers -- bouncing back after losing a tough game last night...

Notre Dame Football's Cole Kmet (freshman TE) threw three scoreless innings in his college debut -- closing out Notre Dame's 10 - 5 win -- see below!

LINK:  GAME STORY

ACC Network: Farrell's TEN Three-Pointers!


Mike Brey and Matt Farrell Talk Irish Win!


Farrell Shoots Notre Dame Past Boston College


Notre Dame's Matt Farrell had the best scoring game of his career today against Boston College -- going 10 for 12 from behind the three-point line, totaling 37 points in the Fighting Irish's 84 - 67 victory!

Farrell's ten three-pointers ties a single game record for the Irish!


ND vs. BC Today -- Where to Watch on TV


Mike Brey's Fighting Irish are in Chestnut Hill, MA taking on Boston College today at 4 PM ET -- on the ACC Network.

Here's a list of the ACC Network affiliates scheduled to carry today's game:

LINK:  ACC NETWORK

Thursday, February 15, 2018

One Time ND Hoops Player -- Comes Clean...


Doug Gotlieb spent his freshman year of college at the University of Notre Dame. 

His time in South Bend came to an abrupt end when he was caught stealing from classmates...

LINK:  GOTLIEB COMES CLEAN

Domer Campaigning for "Voice of DIA Trains"

Notre Dame alum Vic Lombardi '91, is having some fun (as only he can) campaigning to be the Voice of the Denver International Airport Trains -- Vote for Vic!

Vic is a 30-time Emmy Award winning broadcaster in the Denver market -- here is his bio:  LOMBARDI

Vic was kind enough last year to share his talents on our Notre Dame Day broadcasting team!

Golics Talk NCAA's Notre Dame Decision...


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Positive Step Forward in Bonzie's Recovery!

Bonzie will definitely be in the starting line-up for Notre Dame's last home game -- per Mike Brey -- Wednesday, February 28th.  Here's hoping he can be game ready to play a few minutes!

ND Football Ranked #5 in ESPN's 2018 FPI



ESPN's Football Power Index (explanation above) just released it's pre-season football poll for the 2018 college football season.  Here's their Top Ten!

1.  Clemson
2.  Alabama
3.  Georgia
4.  Ohio State
5.  Notre Dame
6.  Washington
7.  Auburn
8.  Penn State
9.  Oklahoma
10.  Michigan State

LINK: ESPN FPI

The Halfpipe G.O.A.T. -- Shaun White is Golden!



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Fr. Jenkins' Response to NCAA - Media Reacts

The NCAA turned down Notre Dame's appeal for academic fraud penalties -- thus, our Fighting Irish Football team must forfeit 21 victories over the 2012 and 2013 seasons...

This decision is in great contrast to a recent NCAA ruling in favor of North Carolina, even after it was confirmed student-athletes took FAKE CLASSES for years in Chapel Hill -- NCAA RULING.  


Here is Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C.'s written response to the NCAA -- please take your time reading this -- you'll note that Notre Dame is receiving a penalty for a matter that will never be considered a NCAA violation -- ever again.

Media reaction...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

Monday, February 12, 2018

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina: ESPN @ 7 PM


That's 7 PM ET -- tonight!!!

Mike Brey's Fighting Irish made the trek down to Chapel Hill yesterday afternoon for tonight's ACC contest on ESPN.

GO IRISH!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Notre Dame's Most Talented Team of All-Time



The 1977-78 Notre Dame Men's Basketball Team is the most talented basketball team to ever wear the gold and blue in history.  They remain, to this day, the only Fighting Irish team to play in a Final Four game.

Ten players were drafted by NBA teams.

Look at this roster:
  • Kelly Tripucka -- NBA 1st Round Pick
  • Orlando Woolridge -- NBA 1st Round Pick
  • Bill Laimbeer -- NBA 3rd Round Pick
  • Bill Hanzlik -- NBA 1st Round Pick
  • Dave Batton -- NBA 3rd Round Pick
  • Tracy Jackson -- NBA 2nd Round Pick
  • Duck Williams -- NBA 5th Round Pick
  • Rich Branning -- NBA 4th Round Pick
  • Bruce Flowers -- NBA 2nd Round Pick
  • Stan Wilcox
  • Jeff Carpenter
  • Gilbert Salinas -- NBA 8th Round Pick
  • Randy Haefner
  • Chris Fabian
  • Tim Healy

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Joe Theismann Defending the "Fighting Irish"



Domer Dunne Paired with Mickelson at Pebble


Notre Dame alum and Trustee Jimmy Dunne III is paired this week with Phil Mickelson at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am...

Dunne and Mickelson are tied for 33rd today -- going into the third round.  The top 25 teams advance to tomorrow's Final Round.  They should get plenty of airtime on CBS today since Mickelson is currently in 6th place, among the professionals at (-10).

They tee off at 12:54 PM ET -- and are paired with Rory McIlroy and Rory's Dad, his amateur playing partner this week.

Where you can watch them today on TV:
  • 2 PM ET to 3:30 PM ET on the Golf Channel
  • 4 PM ET to 7 PM ET on CBS

In the photo above --- that's Rory McIlroy teeing off with Phil Mickelson watching along with Jimmy Dunne standing to the far right

LINK:  PRO-AM LEADERBOARD

Photos from Notre Dame's First Big Ten Title!


Yes, Notre Dame is a BIG TEN CHAMPION!



The folks in Ann Arbor, Columbus, East Lansing, Madison, etc., -- will not enjoy waking up to this news this morning...

In Notre Dame's first foray into the Big Ten Conference -- we win their CHAMPIONSHIP!

It's an achievement they can't claim at Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Penn State -- because these schools have never won a Big Ten Hockey Regular Season Championship.

The only other school that has won this trophy is coached by Notre Dame alum Don Lucia '81 -- the long-time hockey coach at Minnesota.

Lucia was a defenseman for the Fighting Irish and also a hockey dad -- ND Hockey fans will remember his youngest son Mario, donned the Gold Helmet as well...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Notre Dame Wins First Big Ten Championship!


Never thought I'd ever say those words in my lifetime...

Notre Dame's 2 - 1 win tonight over Ohio State clinches the Big Ten Regular Season Hockey Championship -- in our inaugural season of play in this conference!
Couldn't have written a better script for the Fighting Irish's first foray against the Big Ten -- winning a CHAMPIONSHIP and clinching it against Ohio State.

Now we need to finish this thing and win the Big Ten Hockey Tournament!

Congratulations to Coach Jackson and his Fighting Irish!!!

#6 Ohio State Talks Series with #1 Notre Dame


Here's what the sixth ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are saying about playing #1 Notre Dame this weekend...

LINK:  OHIO STATE

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Watch Every Single Super Bowl Ad Right Here

http://www.nbcsports.com/super-bowl-commercials?sf181313937=1

If you'd like to see all of the Super Bowl TV spots -- they're right here!

LINK:  SUPER BOWL ADS

Sunday, February 4, 2018

OT: Fifty-One Years of Super Bowl Rings


What's your favorite?

LINK:  SUPER BOWL RING VIDEO GALLERY

Duke Coach & Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame


Duke's coach and star players talk 72- 54 loss to Notre Dame today...

Click on the videos on the right hand side of the page you are directed to.

LINK:  POST GAME

OT: A Choir "Shakin' Down the Thunder"



Please note -- you won't hear any sound for the first 40 seconds or so...

Fighting Irish Roll Over Duke by 18 Today!

It was an off night for the Fighting Irish -- yet, that's 14 straight wins for #5 Notre Dame over Duke -- as the Irish break Duke's 30 game home winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium...

LINK:  BOX SCORE


Notre Dame to Play Duke at 1 PM ET Today!


Game will be televised on ESPN2.  Notre Dame senior forward Cat Westbeld will be a game time decision -- if she's unable to play the Fighting Irish will be down to six scholarship players for this game...

GO IRISH!

#2 ND Hockey Takes 5 of 6 Points at Penn State



Wanted a Gold Helmet -- Earned a Gold Jacket

Randy Moss learned yesterday that he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Notre Dame football fans may remember Moss had committed to play for Lou Holtz and the Fighting Irish before an incident took away that dream...

Congratulations Randy Moss!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Muffet's Irish on ESPN2 on Super Bowl Sunday!

Video
The #5 ranked Fighting Irish take on #19 Duke at 1 PM ET --- in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.

LINK:  NEWS STORY

Shooting Woes Continue for our Fighting Irish



Mike Brey's Fighting Irish have been struggling scoring the basketball -- over the last seven games -- they have shot less than 40% from the field in all SEVEN.

They can't buy a bucket and they can't buy a win -- seven straight losses...

Notre Dame is now ranked #168 in field goal shooting percentage of the 351 teams in Division I college basketball.   

To give you a sense on how poorly we're shooting the basketball these last seven games --- there are only SEVEN teams -- out of the 351 in Division I college basketball shooting less than 40% from the field.


Friday, February 2, 2018

#2 ND Hockey on Big Ten Network Tonight


The second ranked Fighting Irish are in Happy Valley tonight to take on #17 Penn State -- game to be televised on the Big Ten Network beginning at 6:30 PM ET.

GO IRISH!

LINK:  BIG TEN HOCKEY STANDINGS

Notre Dame's "Blue Gold Game" April 21st


The Fighting Irish will play their annual Blue Gold Game on Saturday, April 21st -- the same weekend we launch Notre Dame Day!


Brandon Hardy "The Gold Jacket Guy"


Brandon Hardy -- the Fighting Irish super fan who wears his Notre Dame Gold at every sporting event -- was featured in this story...

Brandon, a sophomore Accounting major -- is a wonderful young man.

LINK:  GREAT STORY

They Didn't Attend the University of Notre Dame


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Coach Kelly Joins ND Alumni at Super Bowl


Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly -- joined a number of former ND Football stars in Minneapolis this evening at at Super Bowl party...

GO IRISH!

Notre Dame One of the Top Four NCAA Seeds


It's what they do...

LINK:  NCAA TOP SEEDS

Muffet's Irish Take on North Carolina Tonight


The fifth ranked Fighting Irish will host the Tar Heels -- who are coming off of an OT win over #15 Duke...