Tuesday, March 31, 2020

89 Years Ago Today -- Knute Rockne Killed


Here's the South Bend Tribune headline -- telling the story of TWA Flight 599's crash on March 31, 1931...

LINK:  ROCKNE'S LAST FLIGHT

Golf Digest: Domer Talks Coronavirus Impact


Notre Dame alum, and Korn Ferry Tour member -- Mark Baldwin, was just interviewed by Golf Digest about the impact COVID-19 has had on them...

LINK:  GOLF DIGEST

Notre Dame's Fr. Jenkins' Latest Message


Monday, March 23, 2020

Notre Dame Day 2020 -- POSTPONED...


We made the decision today to postpone Notre Dame Day 2020 -- in the hopes we can find a way to reschedule it later this year...

We really had some GREAT stuff lined up for this year's broadcast.

It will be worth the wait!

From the ND Day Vault: Theismann with Book


Saturday, March 21, 2020

Notre Dame Wins National Title (Again) on TV




The folks at ESPN2 ran a four hour "replay" of Notre Dame's remarkable 2018 National Championship run last night...

Wasn't that fun!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Notre Dame Alum Provides an Interruption...



James Casto, a Notre Dame alum who hails from the Atlanta area -- just launched an online radio show called; HOME BY DARK "Live in Concert" -- last night...  IT IS LINKED BELOW.

Thought it would provide a wonderful interruption from all of the COVID-19 news -- as we self quarantine over these next few days.  Enjoy!

James also wrote a song called Grateful (video above) that is on the O'Neill Brothers' Spirit of Notre Dame album.  It's available for purchase at the Notre Dame Hammes Bookstore and a number of online music stores.

LINK:  HOME BY DARK RADIO

Relive "The Easter Basket Miracle" on ESPN2!

Replay: The Fighting Irish (of Notre Dame y'all)


Thursday, March 19, 2020

OT: An Old Friend Offers This Advice...


Thirty-five years ago,  I became friends with an aspiring Detroit Free Press sports writer by the name of Mitch Albom.  He was the "third roommate" in a house occupied by my brother Jay and another friend named Ken Droz.  Those were the days...

Mitch has since gone on to do great things. 

Albom penned this piece last week concerning a recent trip to the hospital to meet with his Doctor. Thought it offered up some good advice on "finding the positive" in this unique moment in time...

LINK:  MITCH ALBOM

Forbes: Joe Montana's Investing Prowess...


Thought you'd enjoy reading this story in Forbes about Joe Montana's investing success.  One of his "start-up" investments is Pinterest...

Just click on graphic to enlarge.


LINK:  FORBES

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Notre Dame Suspends In-Person Classes...


Man, do I feel sorry for our seniors and their families...

This afternoon, Fr. Jenkins announced that the University was suspending all in-person classes for the rest of the Spring Semester at Notre Dame.

Here's the official release:  NOTRE DAME

First Notre Dame Student Diagnosed...


The University of Notre Dame just announced that a student has been diagnosed with COVID-19.   The student was studying abroad in London.   Here's a copy of the official press release.

LINK:  FIRST ND STUDENT

Notre Dame's "Father Pete" -- Nice Profile!


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Notre Dame to LIVESTREAM Mass Daily!


The University of Notre Dame will livestream the 11:30 AM ET Mass from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the following days:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

You can watch this MASS LIVE -- at this link:  MASS FROM BASILICA

In addition -- SUNDAY MASS at 10:00 AM ET from the Basilca of the Sacred Heart can be watched LIVE on Catholic TV or watched online right here: 

SUNDAY MASS FROM NOTRE DAME

Domer "Moon Walks" Out of Sand Trap...

Notre Dame Announces Hiring of New Provost!



Dr. Marie Lynn Miranda -- a former Provost at Rice University, was just appointed the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame.  Dr. Miranda is the fifth Provost in Notre Dame's history.

Provost Miranda has a family connection to the University -- her father, Constancio Miranda earned his masters degree in civil engineering from Notre Dame in 1962.

LINK:  NOTRE DAME RELEASE

My Favorite Irish Girl this St. Patrick's Day!


This is my granddaughter Kinley -- celebrating her 2nd St. Patrick's Day...

Chloe Agnew Singing Danny Boy at ND Event


Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Notre Dame!


This is a photo of our friend, Chris Baumann's dog "MAIZEY" dressed up for Saint Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Public Safety: Coronavirus Symptoms Chart


Just click "once" on the chart above to enlarge.
 
Thought this was a very effective way to share the symptoms of more than 55,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus...

OT: Replay of Falcon 9 Aborted At Lift-Off...



You can advance the video forward to the 14-minute mark to watch the LIVE countdown and the aborted lift-off of SpaceX's Falcon 9 this morning.  The rocket was to launch 60 StarLink satellites...

Friday, March 13, 2020

NCAA to Grant Spring Sports Athletes...


An additional year of eligibility will be granted to all NCAA Spring Sports student-athletes.  I'm going to assume it will be in effect for all student-athletes, not just the seniors...

Here are the sports;  baseball, lacrosse, golf, rowing, softball and tennis

No decision has been made on winter sports...

I'm also going to assume the NCAA scholarship limits will have to be expanded.


LINK:  NCAA DECISION

Domer Trey Mancini Has Colon Cancer...


The former Fighting Irish baseball star had successful surgery yesterday to remove a malignant cancer tumor from his colon.

LINK:  MANCINI

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The NCAA Cancels All Championships...


Click on image above to enlarge.

The NCAA has just cancelled all remaining Winter and Spring Championships...

Atlantic Coast Conference Suspends Athletics

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic contests, practices and recruiting -- period.

Notre Dame Football Suspends Spring Practice

Just click on statement to enlarge...

In addition to this announcement -- the University has also announced that Notre Dame Football's Blue Gold Game has been cancelled. 

ACC Conference Cancels ACC Tournament



The announcement to cancel the ACC Tournament was made two hours after this interview of ACC Commissioner Harold Swofford.

It goes to show you how fluid this situation is.

Notre Dame Beats BC in ACC Tournament





Tonight's Notre Dame's quarterfinal game vs. Virginia -- has been cancelled...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Notre Dame Announces Coronavirus Plan...

In just the last few minutes -- the University of Notre Dame announced that the earliest date students would be allowed to return to campus would be April 13th.  Over this four-week period, students will take their classes online...

LINK:  OFFICIAL STATEMENT


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Knute Rockne Was Born On This Day in 1888



The greatest college football coach of all-time was born on this day -- March 4, 1888 in Voss, Norway...

Rockne's winning percentage of .881 is still the highest in big-time football history!

The video above is of the unveiling of the Knute Rockne Stamp!

Domer Manti Te'o Got Engaged Last Night...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Domer Cal Peterson's Road to the NHL



13 former Notre Dame hockey players have played in the National Hockey League this season...

LINK:  FORMER ND HOCKEY STARS

Sunday, March 1, 2020

A Notre Dame Student-Athlete -- Alohi Gilman

Muffet's Irish Just Beat #19 Florida State!


Always Fighting.  Always Irish.

How about that -- the Notre Dame Fighting Irish just went on the road and beat the 19th ranked Florida State Seminoles 70 - 67, to finish the regular season!

LINK:  BOX SCORE

Domer's First Marathon, Makes Olympic Team!


Notre Dame alum Molly Seidel ran her first ever marathon yesterday -- and you know what -- she made the US Olympic Team with that run!

Here's a New York Times story on Molly's first ever...

LINK:  OLYMPIAN -- NEW YORK TIMES

LINK:  USA TODAY

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED