Friday, November 30, 2018

Jaylon Smith Talks to Dan Patrick Today...



The former Notre Dame All-American is having a breakout season for the Cowboys!

Beth Cunningham & Marina Mabrey Talk Win


#1 Notre Dame Rolls Over #14 Iowa...


Largest "Mach 6" Wind Tunnel in the US -- at ND


The University of Notre Dame announced this morning the completion of the largest "quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel" in the country.  Now, this technology is way over my head -- so, to learn more about this -- click on the link below...

But, I did learn this, once we start traveling at "Mach 6" -- it will only take fifteen minutes to fly from Washington D.C. to Denver...

Think about that.

That's the Hypersonic Wind Tunnel in the background of the photo above -- the guy in the photo is Tom Juliano, an assistant professor in Notre Dame's Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department.

LINK:  HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Notre Dame Football "America's Travel Team"


Notre Dame Football -- truly is "America's Travel Team" -- traveling more than 11,000 miles to its six games played away from Notre Dame Stadium this year.

Now, I'm sure the folks in the football office at the University of Hawaii, will dispute this claim...

To compare -- that's almost "FOUR TIMES" the miles (and hours) traveled by Alabama to their four games away from Bryant-Denny Stadium. and more than "TWICE" the miles (and hours) traveled by Clemson to their five games away from Clemson Memorial Stadium.

See below -- the impact Travel has on sleep cycles...

Miles traveled through the air and ground to every away game this year:
  • NOTRE DAME:  11,002 miles -- six away games
  • Clemson:  5,250 miles -- five away games
  • Alabama:  3,350 miles -- five away games*

LINK:  TRAVEL IMPACT ON SLEEP


*Please note:  I missed Alabama's neutral site game in Orlando against Louisville to start the season -- so my initial mileage total was not correct for the Crimson Tide.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Domer Quenton Nelson Getting Some Love...


The "Gold Jacket Guy's" -- 12 - 0 Haircut!


My friend Brandon Hardy '20 -- AKA "the Gold jacket guy" -- sent me these photos this afternoon...


Cowherd & Klatt Dismiss Our Fighting Irish...



Let's go shock the world...

Notre Dame's FBS Opponents Have Most Wins!


Here's a unique ranking of teams -- if you beat an FBS opponent you get credit for all their wins over their FBS opponents:
  1. Notre Dame -- 66 wins
  2. Clemson -- 63 wins
  3. Alabama -- 59 wins
  4. Georgia -- 58 wins
  5. Ohio State -- 57 wins
  6. Michigan -- 55 wins
  7. Oklahoma -- 54 wins
  8. Boise State -- 52 wins
  9. UCF -- 48 wins
  10. Texas -- 46 wins

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Back in August -- One ESPN Guy Called It...


I hope Trevor Matich has the opportunity to take a few bows -- among his colleagues in Bristol, CT -- this Sunday afternoon...

LINK:  ESPN EXPERTS PICK CFB PLAYOFF TEAMS -- last August

This is Quite Brilliant -- Experts on ND Football



As you watch ESPN this week and weekend -- keep this in mind.  They need to do ALL THEY CAN to drive viewership to Sunday's announcement show.  So, expect many of these "experts" to talk about what could happen to keep Notre Dame out of the Playoff...

It's business -- and don't forget, ESPN has a $2.2 billion investment in the SEC Network.

Thee "Rivalry in Women's Sport" -- PERIOD!



The #2 ranked UCONN Huskies travel to South Bend this Sunday to take on the #1 ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.  Going to be a good one!

LINK:  TOP TEN PLAYS IN THE RIVALRY

Monday, November 26, 2018

You Can't Make This Stuff Up...


How about this for karma...

Notre Dame Football 1973 -- our first game that season we won by the score of 44 - 0 over Northwestern -- the same score of our last game of that season, a 44 - 0 win over Miami.

That season we beat Alabama for the National Championship.

Notre Dame Football 2018 -- our first game this season we won by the score of 24 - 17 over Michigan -- the same score of our last game of the season, a 24 - 17 win over USC.

BELIEVE! 


The photo above was taken on the field after Notre Dame's win over Alabama in the 1973 Sugar Bowl.


CBS Promo of Garth at Notre Dame Stadium


Love the aerial shots of Notre Dame -- should be quite a TV event, this Sunday!

Think the college football world might be a little tired of ol' Notre Dame late Sunday night! 

Pat Forde Talks Notre Dame with Dan Patrick


Eisen Talks With Mike Tirico About Notre Dame



I missed this -- this took place last Wednesday...

The Notre Dame conversation begins at the 5:00 minute mark.

Rece Davis and Rich Eisen Talk CFB Playoff



Glad "not to hear" any talk about Notre Dame's position in the CFB Playoff!

Mike Golic Reppin' His Fighting Irish This AM!



Davaris Daniels on Grey Cup Winning Team!


Former Notre Dame wide receiver Davaris Daniels -- though sidelined with a collarbone injury -- earned himself a championship ring, as his Calgary Stampeders won the CFL's Grey Cup yesterday!

Davaris had injured his collarbone back on September 15th...

Some may remember that Davaris' Dad (Phillip Daniels) won a Super Bowl Ring with the Philadelphia Eagles this past year -- as their Assistant Defensive Line Coach.


LINK:  STORY

Notre Dame Founded -- 176 Years Ago Today!






On this day in 1842 (November 26th) -- Fr. Edward Sorin, C.S.C. arrived to a 500+ acre parcel in northwest Indiana and founded The University of Notre Dame du Lac.

May She live forever!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

How Notre Dame "Graduates Champions"


1919 Vintage Notre Dame Monogram Lapel Pin


Make a gift of $100 or more to the University of Notre Dame and receive this vintage lapel pin that features the ND Monogram from 1919, Knute Rockne's first undefeated season!

Must make your gift by December 2nd!

LINK:  JOIN THE FIGHT

USC's Trojan Insider Talks Loss to Notre Dame



Notre Dame Players & AD Talk Win Over USC!


Local TV Coverage of Notre Dame 24 - USC 17




Muffet's Irish Beat #9 Oregon State Last Night!


USC's Clay Helton Talks Loss to Notre Dame


Brian Kelly's Postgame Presser After USC Win!


The Mornin' After an Undefeated Season!!!


Here's what the national media has to say about Notre Dame's 14th undefeated and untied regular season in program history!

LINK:  YAHOO! SPORTS

LINK:  USA TODAY

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  FOX SPORTS

LINK:  LOS ANGELES TIMES

LINK:  ESPN

LINK:  ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Notre Dame Stadium's Video Board Tonight !!!


Got to love it!

USC's Clay Helton -- A Class Act at Game End!


If you're listening he says "good luck the rest of the way, go and win the whole thing..."

Notre Dame's POSTGAME SHOW -- LIVE!


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Game Highlights: Notre Dame 24 -- USC 17


Coach Kelly's ABC Interview After Big Win!


Ian Book to Chris Finke For a Touchdown!


Dexter Goes 52 Yards For TD Against USC!


Here's the ND Game Winner Tonight Over USC!


Hey CFB Playoff -- Here Come The Irish!


For the 14th time in Notre Dame Football history -- a Fighting Irish team goes undefeated and untied during the regular season!


Some "Fun Facts" As We Wait for ND vs. USC

If you're watching College Gameday and hearing Desmond Howard question whether it's fair that Notre Dame may make the CFB Playoff without having to play a 13th game -- consider this:

#1 ALABAMA -- 10 wins over FBS opponents
  • Played Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas State (game #2 and game #4)
  • Played "FCS school" Citadel in game #11
  • Biggest wins:  #7 LSU, #18 Mississippi State, #22 Texas A&M

#2 CLEMSON -- 10 wins over FBS opponents
  •  Played "FCS school" Furman in their opening game
  •  Has beaten TWO TEAM in the CFB Playoff Top 25 Rankings
  •  Biggest win:  #20 Syracuse and #22 Texas A&M

#3 NOTRE DAME -- 11 wins over FBS opponents
  • Played #4 Michigan in their opening game
  • Has beaten FOUR TEAM in the CFB Playoff Top 25 Rankings
  • Biggest wins:  #4 Michigan, #19 Northwestern, #20 Syracuse and #24 Pittsburgh

#4 MICHIGAN -- 10 wins over FBS opponents
  • Played #3 Notre Dame in their opening game
  • Has beaten TWO TEAMS in the CFB Playoff Top 25 Rankings
  • Biggest wins:  #12 Penn State, #19 Northwestern 

Makes you wonder why Notre Dame is only ranked "#3" -- doesn't it! 

I'm not questioning whether Alabama or Clemson deserve to be ranked ahead of Notre Dame -- they probably do, based on how impressive they have looked so far.  

What I am arguing is this statement -- "it's not fair that Notre Dame doesn't have to play a 13th game." 

We have played "big boy football" opponents every week -- Alabama and Clemson has not.
  • Alabama played 12 games in 2017 -- they played in the 2017 CFB Playoff
  • Ohio State played 12 games in 2016 -- they played in the 2016 CFB Playoff   
  • WE MUST BEAT SC TONIGHT -- or, it doesn't matter...                                                                                                                                                                                          

It's Here! Notre Dame vs. Southern Cal



LINK:  STORY

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

NBA G League: Demetrius & Bonzie Highlights




So far on the season -- here are their stats:

DEMETRIUS JACKSON:
  • 5th in scoring per game:  29.3
  • 3rd in assists per game:  9
  • 49% of his shots made

BONZIE COLSON:
  • 15.3 points per game
  • 7.5 rebounds per game
  • 49% of his shots made

Los Angeles Times Story on Notre Dame FB...

Thought you'd want to read this...

LINK:  LA TIMES STORY

Happy Thanksgiving from Notre Dame!



Our team creates an annual Thanksgiving video each year for the Notre Dame family.  The group performing is called the GOLD & BLUE COMPANY, a student group we created to entertain members of our Advisory Councils on Football Thursday's on campus this Fall.

Hope you enjoyed both!

If you like what you see, please drop me a line at jim.small@nd.edu -- and let me know.  I'd like to share your comments with our team.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


The video above was created by the University of Notre Dame Development's Storytelling team...

WWE's Sheamus Works Out With ND Football


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

USC Head Football Coach Talks Notre Dame


Domer Moynihan in Bank of America TV Spot



Brian Moynihan, a Notre Dame Law School alum, is the Chairman and CEO of Bank of America.  Here's the story about the ad campaign that also stars Matt Damon...

LINK:  STORY

The Daily Trojan Picks Winner of ND vs. USC


Not much confidence in L.A.

WIN and Notre Dame is CFB Playoff Bound!


The Fighting Irish are sixty minutes of football on the "left coast" -- away, from playing what looks to be Clemson in Miami on December 29th.

Here's the "fun fact" -- Notre Dame is the only team to beat FOUR teams ranked in this week's CFB Playoff Top 25 rankings...

In fact, there's no team that has beat more than TWO teams in the Top 25!

Sports Illustrated Story on Notre Dame in NYC



You'll want to read the story below...

LINK:  STORY

Finally -- Some Respect For Notre Dame...


BEAT SC WEEK: Coach Kelly's Media Session


Sunday, November 18, 2018

It's "BEAT SC WEEK" -- USC Coach Talks Loss


Domer Josh Adams Scores First NFL TD!!!



Browns Would Like to Interview "Domer" Rice


Now, this would be a story...

LINK:  CONDI TO COACH BROWNS?

OT: A Horrific Car Crash at F3 Race in Macau



This doesn't seem real...

LINK:  STORY

Syracuse Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame...



NBC's On Field Interviews at Yankee Stadium

 

Mike Tirico's Podcast Interview of Brian Kelly



You'll want to listen to this...

NBC Highlights -- Notre Dame 36 - Syracuse 3

Three "Talking Points" for Notre Dame Fans!

 
To get you prepared for "work conversations" on Monday -- I've put together three talking points for all Notre Dame Football Fans to help us TELL OUR STORY!
  1. Notre Dame is the only team in the country to beat 3 TOP 25 CFB Playoff Ranked Teams -- the only one!
  2. Notre Dame is the only team in the country with 11 wins over FBS opponents -- the only one!
  3. And, you don't need to play in a Conference Championship game to qualify for the CFB Playoff; Alabama played in last year's CFB Playoff without playing in the SEC Conference Championship Game.

JUST BEAT SC!

The Mornin' After ND Beats #12 Syracuse...


Got back to South Bend last night from Yankee Stadium -- after watching Notre Dame dominate Syracuse...

Thought it would be fun to take a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the media is saying about our 11 - 0 Fighting Irish!

Enjoy!

LINK:  ESPN

LINK:  NEW YORK TIMES

LINK:  WASHINGTON POST

LINK:  FOX NEWS

LINK:  YAHOO! SPORTS

LINK:  NEW YORK POST

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Syracuse Coach Talks Loss to Notre Dame...


Coach Kelly on ND's Win at Yankee Stadium...


ESPN Captures Notre Dame's Celebration...



Marty Smith -- thank you for doing this, in a GREEN tie!

Well, I Wonder if Stephen A. Smith Watched...

Friday, November 16, 2018

Domer Page Receives Medal of Freedom Today



Quite an honor for retired Justice Alan Page -- a former Notre Dame All-American and College and  Pro Football Hall of Famer...

The Empire State Building is "Gold & Blue"


Thought you'd enjoy the Empire State Building's salute to the undefeated and #3 ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame -- Friday night...

Photo of ND Bookstore Display in Midtown NYC


You see ND Monograms and you hear the "Go Irish" greeting -- all over NYC the past 24 hours...

HERE COME THE IRISH!


Coach Kelly Talking About Playing Syracuse...

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey -- Interview...


Brian Kelly's Last Media Update Before Saturday


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ruth's House Become Rockne's House...


Here's a photo of the transformation of the "new house that Ruth built" -- to the "New York house that Rockne built..."

LINK:  HOW IT'S DONE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sports Illustrated Story on ND Shamrock Gear


The folks at Sports Illustrated talked with Jack Swarbrick about the look the Irish will be wearing this Saturday at Yankee Stadium in the Shamrock Series game with Syracuse...

LINK:  STORY

CBS' Experts Pick Winner of Syracuse vs. ND


The CBS Sports football crew looks at Syracuse vs. Notre Dame...

LINK:  THEY PICK A WINNER

"Why Notre Dame Was Smart Not To Join...


Thought you'd enjoy reading this article...

LINK:  STORY

Monday, November 12, 2018

ND "Subway Alum" Featured in New York Times


You'll enjoy this story about a retired New York City Police Detective and his devotion for Notre Dame...

LINK:  STORY

UA Gives National Champs "Confetti Kicks"

Under Armour honors the National Champions from Notre Dame!

A National Championship Celebration at ND!

(Photo posted on Twitter by Notre Dame's Matt Cashore)

Just click on image above to ENLARGE!

ICON: Notre Dame 42 -- Florida State 13


Veteran's Day -- God, Country, Notre Dame...


Syracuse's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Quenton Nelson Destroying a Linebacker...



Brian Baldinger on McGlinchey's Effort...

This is great!!!

The Biggest Game in NYC in a Half Century!


Folks, next Saturday's game between Syracuse and Notre Dame -- is the most important football game played inside the city limits of New York City in 60 years!

The last "big game" played in NYC was the 1958 NFL Championship Game...

LINK:  BIGGEST GAMES IN NYC

Florida State's Coach Talks Loss to Notre Dame


Brian Kelly Talks 42 - 13 Win Over Florida State


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Notre Dame: Fighting For the Human Heart



This TV spot will air during tonight's NBC broadcast of Florida State vs. Notre Dame.

Florida State's Seminole Insider Game Preview


Has Florida State Played in Cold Like This?


Here's a current photo of what a snow covered Notre Dame Stadium looks like at 7 AM ET -- 12+ hours before kick-off of Florida State vs. Notre Dame.  Photo taken by my colleague Brian Fremeau, as he opened up Notre Dame Stadium this morning...


The latest forecast is this:


Double click on graphic above to enlarge.


Here is the current WIND CHILL MAP as they open the gates to the Tailgating Lots!
 
 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Sporting News: "What If ND Had Joined Big 10"

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/features/alternate-history-of-notre-dame-football-a-big-ten-story

The folks at the Sporting News decided to offer what they're calling an "alternate history of Notre Dame Football -- A Big Ten Story..."

LINK:  READ IT HERE

The "Wearin' Of The Green" This Saturday!


Here's the final proof...

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Fighting Irish In Shamrock Series Helmets


First look at the Shamrock Series helmet on our players -- at tonight's practice inside Notre Dame Stadium.


Coach Brian Kelly's Radio Show -- FSU Week


Coach Kelly Talks About His QB Situation at ND


Irish Wear Green! -- This Saturday vs. FSU



FSU Coach Talks Game With Notre Dame...


Ian Book Out for Florida State Game...

Here's the hit -- a knee to the mid section -- that will sideline Notre Dame QB Ian Book from Saturday night's game with Florida State.  Brandon Wimbush will be the starter.

GO BRANDON!

GO IRISH!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"Dress for Success" Saturday Night: FSU vs ND


Here's the weather forecast for Florida State's trip to South Bend to take on our #3 ranked Fighting Irish!

Rumor has it that we'll be seeing "measurable snow" on Friday, into Saturday.

I'm guessing the Seminoles will not be happy with the ACC for giving them this schedule slot...

Brian Kelly Talks Florida State Preparation...


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Domer & Super Bowl Champ's Book is Available


Fighting Irish alum Ryan Harris (photo above), who won a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos -- and, is the current Radio Analyst for Notre Dame Football -- just released his new book;  Mindset for Mastery: An NFL Champion's Guide to Reaching Your Greatness.


And, for the next seven days -- you can download the book for just 99 cents!!!

LINK:  DOWNLOAD IT RIGHT HERE

The Greatest TV Intro to a Game in History...



I was reminded of this, after seeing my colleague here at Notre Dame -- Brian Fremeau (@ndfremeau), post this on his Twitter feed...


Saturday, November 3, 2018