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


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"

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.


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.


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!


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:



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.

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!



ND Hoop Stars Playing NBA Summer League

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




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.