Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Honors "Domers" Bleier & Polk

Former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier '68 (top photo) and former Fighting Irish rowing star and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Polk '08 (bottom photo) -- were honored last night at Pittsburgh's 81st annual Dapper Dan Dinner.

Here's the story...


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Notre Dame's Morris Inn Earns Another Honor

The University of Notre Dame just announced that the Morris Inn has been selected for membership in the Historic Hotels of America program...

Here's the story.


Domer Picked as "Top Ten NFL Combine Snub"

Notre Dame's James Onwualu -- is highlighted in this article as one of the "top ten NFL Combine snubs to watch" in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Onwualu, a team captain -- did not receive an invitation to next month's NFL Combine.

James will get the opportunity to show off his skill set to NFL Scouts at Notre Dame's Pro Day in March...


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Domer Mike Golic Takes Multiple Pies to Face

Notre Dame alum Mike Golic -- took a few -- for the team today -- to pay off a wager with Magic Johnson on the ND football game with Michigan State...

#25 Notre Dame vs. Boston College on ESPNU

Mike Brey's Fighting Irish are in Boston tonight to take on the BC Eagles in an ACC game that will be televised on ESPNU beginning at 7 PM ET.



NFL Network's Mike Mayock has Kizer #1 QB

Here is a look at Mike Mayock's top NFL Draft position rankings...


Happy Valentine's Day -- ND Football Style!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Fr. Jenkins' Mother Dies After Accident

Helen Jenkins, the proud mother of 12 kids -- including Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C. -- died yesterday from a severe head injury.  Ms. Jenkins was walking in an Omaha Mall parking lot when she was hit by a car that was backing out of a parking space...

Fr. Jenkins and his 11 siblings celebrated Mass at her bedside -- prior to her death.


Bob Elliott Joins Nebraska Coaching Staff

Bob Elliott is a class act...

It was announced today that the former Notre Dame Assistant is joining the defensive staff at Nebraska.  I'll always be a big fan of Bob Elliott.


Notre Dame's Defensive Coordinator: Mike Elko

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Video Board Going Up at Notre Dame Stadium

Won't be long!!! 

It's going to forever change the Notre Dame Football experience -- for the better!!!

ESPN Video Highlights: ND 84 - FSU 72

Here's a link to ESPN game highlights along with Coach Brey and Bonzie Colson -- post game interviews on the floor...


"Tournament Seeding" Win for the Fighting Irish

Friday, February 10, 2017

AT&T National Pro Am -- Domer Update

Notre Dame alums; Jimmy Dunne (Trustee), Pete Bevacqua (CEO, PGA of America) and Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary of State) just finished Day 2 at the AT&T National Pro Am with their professional playing partners...

Dunne and Smylie Kaufman (PGA Tour player) had a great day going (-7) under at Spyglass Hill Golf Course moving up 67 spots to a tie for 62nd. Meanwhile, Bevacqua and Jim Furyk carded a (-4) under score at Pebble Beach which dropped them ten spots into a tie for 31st place.  While Condi Rice and her PGA Tour playing partner Jason Bohn were at (-1) today, when play was suspended -- with five holes yet to play.  They're currently sitting in 135th place...

They're all chasing Jordan Spieth and his playing partner who lead the team event at (-15) under after two days.

The current CUT LINE is at (-10) -- the top 25 teams will play on Sunday -- so Dunne, Bevacqua and Rice have some work to do.

The Domers are playing well.  Bevacqua's Tour partner Jim Furyk is EVEN PAR on his own ball and their team score is ten shots better at (-10).  Dunne's Tour partner Kaufman is (+8) over par on his own ball, yet their team score is 15 shots better at (-7).  Rice's Tour partner Bohn is (+2), and their team score is 3 shots better...

Saturday should be fun for Jimmy Dunne -- he's playing in a foursome with Phil Mickelson at Pebble Beach -- in a group right ahead of tournament leader Jordan Spieth.  Big galleries -- plenty of TV time.

Saturday's Tee Times / Courses:

10:39 AM ET -- 10th Tee at Monterey Peninsula GC
  • Furyk & Bevacqua
  • Bowditch & Ryu

10:44 AM ET -- 10th Tee at Monterey Peninsula GC
  • Bohn & Rice
  • Senden & Falk

11:39 AM ET  -- 1st Tee at Pebble Beach
  • Kaufman & Dunne
  • Mickelson & Mackenzie

  • 1 PM ET to 2:30 PM ET -- Golf Channel LIVE
  • 3 PM ET to 6 PM ET -- CBS LIVE


Golic to Take One for the Team -- Next Tuesday

Notre Dame alum Mike Golic had a bet with MSU's Magic Johnson about the Fighting Irish's game vs. Sparty this past fall...

Unfortunately -- Golic lost the bet.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Harrison Smith's Notre Dame Story...

An Impressive Young Man -- Must See...

Day 1 "Domer" Results -- Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Play was suspended this afternoon during the first round of the AT&T National Pro-Am -- yet, Notre Dame alum Pete Bevacqua (CEO of the PGA of America) and his PGA Tour playing partner Jim Furyk were able to complete play.

Bevacqua and Furyk currently stand in a tie for 17th place with a score of -5 under.

Notre Dame alum and Trustee, Jimmy Dunne and his professional playing partner Smylie Kaufman didn't fare quite as well.  They're currently sitting at EVEN par after 17 holes of play -- which puts them in a tie for 117th place.  The top 25 teams make the cut for Sunday's final round.

Now, Jimmy must have had a pretty good day on the course -- because Smylie Kaufman was (+6) for the day (with zero birdies) -- and their team score was EVEN PAR, meaning Jimmy quite likely beat his PGA Tour partner today "straight up" at Monterey Peninsula. 

Furyk finished (-2) -- meaning Bevacqua contributed three shots to their team score -- they played at Spyglass Hill.

Not a bad day, in bad weather -- for the two DOMERS!

FYI:  My brother Jay's boss -- Pat Hamill, CEO of Oakwood Homes is in first place at (-10) with his PGA Tour partner Matt Every.