Monday, January 31, 2011
LINK: COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS
LINK: SAGARIN'S COMPUTER RANKINGS -- COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Posted by Jim Small at 1:22 PM
LINK: TUITT INTERVIEW
LINK: TUITT @ PRACTICE
Posted by Jim Small at 10:06 AM
Sunday, January 30, 2011
LINK: A ND STUDENT TALKS ABOUT THE PROTESTS
Posted by Jim Small at 5:11 PM
LINK: DIGGER DANCIN'
Posted by Jim Small at 1:41 PM
LINK: NOTRE DAME TAKES ON AMERICA!
Posted by Jim Small at 10:52 AM
LINK: THE GOLD HELMET "SHINES" @ SENIOR BOWL!
LINK: I. WILLIAMS IMPROVES DRAFT STOCK!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:57 AM
LINK: SATURDAY'S GAME -- IRISH WINS SHOOTOUT
LINK: FRIDAY'S GAME -- MIAMI WINS SHOOTOUT
Posted by Jim Small at 9:42 AM
LINK: TUCK -- WIRED FOR SOUND @ PRO BOWL PRACTICE
LINK: NFL PRO BOWL WEBSITE
Posted by Jim Small at 8:32 AM
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The NFL recently announced their "finalists" for the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2011 and two former Irish stars were among the 17 finalists -- Tim Brown and Jerome Bettis. For Brown, this is his second year of Hall of Fame eligibility for the former Heisman Trophy winner. He's a nine-time Pro Bowler, ranks fourth all-time with 1,094 receptions, and is sixth all-time with 100 receiving touchdowns. This is Jerome Bettis' first year of eligibility for the NFL Hall of Fame. The 2006 Super Bowl Champion, ranks fifth on the NFL's all time rushing list with 13,662 yards in 13 seasons. To be elected into the NFL Hall of Fame you must have received approval from 80% of the NFL's 44-person committee -- which will gather in Dallas on February 5th to vote. There is an online NFL Hall of Fame "Fan's Choice" voting contest going on right now -- it won't influence the committe's vote -- but, it's fun. Here's a link to where you can vote for Tim and Jerome:
LINK: VOTE FOR TIM BROWN AND JEROME BETTIS!
Posted by Jim Small at 11:57 AM
LINK: IAN WILLIAMS -- SENIOR BOWL PROFILE
LINK: IAN WILLIAMS -- NFL DRAFT VALUE
Posted by Jim Small at 8:49 AM
Friday, January 28, 2011
LINK: NOTRE DAME'S IPAD CLASS
LINK: TAKING THE FIFTH
Posted by Jim Small at 8:26 AM
Thursday, January 27, 2011
LINK: IRISH ATHLETE NAMED NATIONAL SWIMMER OF THE WEEK!
Posted by Jim Small at 2:32 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
LINK: IRISH WIN BIG!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
LINK: CHARLIE'S BOYS -- HAVE HIS BACK
Posted by Jim Small at 4:55 PM
Notre Dame's big road win last night over #2 ranked Pittsburgh -- has vaulted them to #6 in the all important RPI rankings for college basketball. This ranking system is used heavily by the NCAA Tournament Committee each season. BIG, BIG, BIG WIN last night! Here's a link to the South Bend Tribune story, the Pittsburgh Gazette story and the link to the RPI rankings:
LINK: SBT -- IRISH UPSET #2 PITT!
LINK: PITTSBURGH GAZETTE -- SLOW COOKED IRISH STEW
LINK: IRISH RANKED #6 IN LATEST RPI RANKINGS
Posted by Jim Small at 1:47 PM
During this past year "and a day" -- Notre Dame fans from all 50 states and now 127 countries have made the ND GO IRISH BLOG one of their "must visits" on the web. THANK YOU!!!!
The next goal is to exceed the 109,901 unique visitor mark -- which just happens to be the "stated" capacity of the University of Michigan's football stadium -- the largest seating capacity in football.
LINK: SCOTT MALPASS ON CNBC
Posted by Jim Small at 8:50 AM
Monday, January 24, 2011
LINK: ESPN RECAP: IRISH WIN!!!
Posted by Jim Small at 8:56 PM
LINK: NOTRE DAME'S NEXT RUDY?
LINK: "WHAT THOUGH THE ODDS" -- HALEY'S STORY
Posted by Jim Small at 2:25 PM
College football recruiting guru, Tom Lemming -- released his weekly rankings of the top recruiting classes in the country this morning and guess who's at the top of the list -- the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame!!! Now, the list will probably change a couple more times before next Tuesday's National Signing Day. But -- it's encouraging!!!! Here's his top twenty:
- Notre Dame
- Florida State
- Southern California
- Ohio State
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
Here's a link to Tom Lemming's blog -- if you'd like to subscribe:
LINK: TOM LEMMING'S BLOG
Posted by Jim Small at 1:57 PM
LINK: 2010 ND FOOTBALL AWARDS SHOW VIDEO
Posted by Jim Small at 1:40 PM
LINK: UND.COM -- IRISH TAKE ON THE PANTHERS
Posted by Jim Small at 1:36 PM
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Posted by Jim Small at 9:45 AM
Here's a link to a replay of the 2010 Football Awards Show -- please know this about the video link. I'm sitting here in a hotel room in Lewiston, NY (Barton Hill Hotel & Spa) -- the morning after Niagara University's 122-121 victory over Canisius -- our youngest son Brady swims for Niagara. And, I've tried to watch the replay of the Show (with not the best internet connection) and the first ten minutes of the video is just crowd noise. Advance the video to the ten minute mark and that's where the show starts. The gang at UND.COM will probably realize this soon enough and it will be fixed. SO BE PATIENT!
Most Valuable Player: junior wide receiver Michael Floyd.
Nick Pietrosante Award (most inspirational player): senior running back Robert Hughes.
Guardian of the Year Award: sophomore offensive tackle Zack Martin.
Lineman of the Year Award: senior nose guard Ian Williams.
Rockne Student-Athlete Award: senior kicker David Ruffer.
Next Man In Award: freshman quarterback Tommy Rees.
Special Teams Player of the Year: freshman wide receiver Bennett Jackson.
Offensive Newcomer of the Year: sophomore tight end Tyler Eifert.
Defensive Newcomer of the Year: freshman outside linebacker Prince Shembo.
Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: freshman running back Cameron Roberson.
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: freshman linebacker Kendall Moore.
LINK: 2010 FOOTBALL AWARDS SHOW
Posted by Jim Small at 7:56 AM
Saturday, January 22, 2011
LINK: UND.COM'S -- PRE SHOW
LINK: NOTRE DAME'S 2010 FOOTBALL AWARDS SHOW
Posted by Jim Small at 6:24 AM
Friday, January 21, 2011
LINK: MICHAEL FLOYD'S PRESS CONFERENCE
Posted by Jim Small at 7:59 PM
LINK: BRIAN KELLY -- PRESS CONFERENCE
Posted by Jim Small at 7:07 PM
LINK: ND FOOTBALL AWARDS SHOW -- PREVIEW
LINK: THE 2010 FOOTBALL AWARDS SHOW
Posted by Jim Small at 8:59 AM
Thursday, January 20, 2011
LINK: BLEACHER REPORT: ND'S TOP TEN RECRUITING CLASSES
Posted by Jim Small at 10:55 PM
LINK: A RUN FOR PRAYER
LINK: JEFF RUNS AMERICA -- OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Posted by Jim Small at 12:31 AM
- Ishaq Williams, OLB -- Rivals has him ranked the #16 player in the country
- Stephon Tuitt, DE -- Rivals has him ranked the #22 player in the country
- Aaron Lynch, DE -- Rivals has him ranked the #28 player in the country
- Ben Councell, OLB -- Rivals has him ranked the #91 player in the country
LINK: RIVALS TOP 100
LINK: AJC -- TUITT SWITCHES COMMITMENT TO ND
Posted by Jim Small at 12:14 AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE -- GAME STORY
LINK: UND.COM -- PLAYER INTERVIEWS, HIGHLIGHTS
Posted by Jim Small at 8:08 AM
LINK: RUDOLPH'S GOOD-BYE
Posted by Jim Small at 7:57 AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
LINK: REGIS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:58 PM
Monday, January 17, 2011
LINK: NOTRE DAME'S FIVE NEW STUDENT-ATHLETES!
Posted by Jim Small at 6:00 PM
LINK: ESPN -- RECRUITING RANKINGS
LINK: RIVALS -- RECRUITING RANKINGS
LINK: SCOUT -- RECRUITING RANKINGS
LINK: MAX PREPS -- RECRUITING RANKINGS
Posted by Jim Small at 3:33 PM
Posted by Jim Small at 10:24 AM
LINK: GIANT SNOW MAN @ NOTRE DAME
Posted by Jim Small at 9:23 AM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
LINK: TOP TEN SURPRISES @ HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAMES
Posted by Jim Small at 6:22 PM
LINK: ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN YELLING "GO IRISH!"
LINK: ETHIOPIAN CHILDREN YELLING "ISHAQ NEGUS"
LINK: FACEBOOK -- RUN ACROSS ETHIOPIA
LINK: BLOG: RUN ACROSS ETHIOPIA
Posted by Jim Small at 11:55 AM
If you've been paying any attention at all to the Florida Gators football program the past five years under Urban Meyer -- and now a month into the Will Muschamp era -- you will have found one common trait amongst each of their coaching staffs: a relationship to the University of Notre Dame.
FACT: Each of the last six (including current) Florida Gator football coaching staffs have spent more years; attending, coaching or playing football at Notre Dame -- than Brian Kelly's current staff.
Think about that...
Meyer, a former Notre Dame assistant coach under Lou Holtz -- hired a number of coaches who had ties to the University of Notre Dame football program during his five years at Florida:
- Steve Addazzio -- Offensive Coordinator, was on Bob Davie's staff at Notre Dame
- Greg Mattison -- Co-Defensive Coordinator, was on Davie's and Willingham's staff at Notre Dame
- Charlie Strong -- Defensive Coordinator, was on Lou Holtz and Bob Davie's staff at Notre Dame
- Chuck Heater -- Co-Defensive Coordinator, was on Lou Holtz's staff at Notre Dame
- Anthony Weaver -- Grad Assistant, former Notre Dame starting defensive end
- Charlie Weis '78 -- Offensive Coordinator -- ND alum and former Head Coach of the Irish
- Bryant Young '94 -- Defensive Line Coach -- ND alum, former Irish All-American and Grad Assistant on Charlie Weis' staff at Notre Dame
Don't they say; "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
Posted by Jim Small at 10:57 AM
LINK: SBT: IRISH ROUT PITT
Posted by Jim Small at 10:10 AM
Saturday, January 15, 2011
LINK: AARON LYNCH -- HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
LINK: SBT: LYNCH COMMITS AGAIN TO IRISH!
Posted by Jim Small at 12:18 PM
LINK: UND.COM -- NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR!
Posted by Jim Small at 9:56 AM