Thursday, February 28, 2013

Graphic of the Day! Jerian's 28 Seconds!!!


This is an awesome look at the 28 seconds Notre Dame basketball fans will never forget -- as Jerian Grant took the game over against Louisville!

ND Women's Hoops New Adidas Tourney Gear


The #2 ranked Notre Dame women's basketball team unveiled their new Adidas "gear" for the upcoming Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament. 

I noticed there won't be any "shamrock conspiracy theorists" with this jersey! 

Adidas Unveils New Hoops Jerseys & Shoes




Can't say I've ever seen Notre Dame men's basketball in this color green or any of our athletic teams...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ESPN's ND Blogger Spring Practice Preview

Matt Fortuna, ESPN's Notre Dame blogger -- posted a video today of what he'll be looking for this spring when the Fightin' Irish football team hits the practice field.

LINK:  SPRING PREVIEW

Gus Welsh's Notre Dame Story -- Must Read!


Folks, I ran across this story this morning at the DAILY DOMER -- Notre Dame's daily storytelling platform.  And, I will admit -- I wiped away a tear or two.


LINK:  GUS WELSH -- A NOTRE DAME STORY

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Skylar Diggins Scores 24 on ND's Senior Night


She will walk away from Notre Dame, in a few weeks, as one of the greatest ever to wear an IRISH jersey -- in any sport.

Skylar Diggins played her "second to last" game in front of the home crowd at Purcell Pavilion tonight - and she put on a first half show, scoring 20 points keeping the #2 ranked Fightin' Irish in the game with #22 Syracuse.  Here are the highlights of Notre Dame's 79 - 68 win!

LINK:  GAME HIGHLIGHTS


Mike Broghammer Wins Semi-Finals Bout!

Former Notre Dame scholarship basketball player Mike Broghammer -- won his semi-final fight, this evening, in the heavyweight division of the BENGAL BOUTS.  Broghammer -- who joined the Notre Dame Boxing Club when a chronic injury would not allow him to continue playing basketball for the IRISH -- won a 2nd round TKO over Sean "Too Tall" Lischke - a grad student here at ND -- to advance to Friday night's finals at Purcell Pavilion.

Notre Dame head basketball coach Mike Brey was in attendance along with a number of his former teammates -- you'll see how excited Coach Brey gets when Broghammer knocked down Lischke for the first time in the 2nd round.

Here's the first knockdown -- Broghammer in blue trunks:

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Here's the second knockdown:

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Fr. Pete McCormick -- Notre Dame Priest

He's a Holy Cross Priest, Rector of Keough Hall and Chaplain for Notre Dame men's basketball team.  You'll enjoy his story.

Ironically, Fr. Pete was in my office this afternoon for a meeting...

LINK:  NOTRE DAME'S FR. PETE

Notre Dame Gets Some "Pub" in Adidas Spot


Adidas just released a new TV spot featuring the Washington Redskin's RGIII -- and, they threw some love to Notre Dame as well...

LINK:  ADIDAS NEW TV SPOT

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sport's Illustrated's Peter King on Manti Te'o

You'll want to read this column written by SI's Peter King.  King writes about a conversation he had with an NFL exec about Manti and some other things...  You'll enjoy this.

LINK:  PETER KING ON MANTI TE'O

Big Day for Manti Te'o at NFL Scouting Combine


Notre Dame All-American Manti Te'o will be on the Lucas Oil Stadium turf today running and jumping around in front of scouts from every NFL team.  Manti won't be participating in the bench press today due to a "shoulder stinger" -- according to NFL sources.  Notre Dame's Pro Day on campus is set for March 26th.  Manti will lift then...

Kapron Lewis-Moore is also participating this morning...

If you'd like to track how Manti's doing -- just click on the link below to his results - or, click on the link to the LIVE feed from the NFL Network TV coverage...

LINK:  MANTI TE'O RESULTS

LINK:  LIVE COVERAGE OF NFL SCOUTING COMBINE

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Notre Dame Players' NFL Combine Results

Here's a quick look at all of the former Notre Dame football stars performing this weekend at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.  Just click on their name below to see how they're doing:

LINK:  CIERRE WOOD

LINK:  THEO RIDDICK

LINK:  BRAXTON CAVE

LINK:  TYLER EIFERT

LINK:  MANTI TE'O

LINK:  KAPRON LEWIS-MOORE

LINK:  ZEKE MOTTA

LINK:  JAMORIS SLAUGHTER

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cierre Wood at the NFL Scouting Combine


Former Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood -- met with the media yesterday at the NFL Scouting Combine.  I'll refrain from comment...

LINK:  CIERRE WOOD

Manti Te'o Meets the NFL Media Today


It was a smart move by "Team Manti" having him meet with the media before he begins the four day marathon also known as the NFL Scouting Combine.  Here's a link to his presser along with links to what's being said about his performance in front of the media:

LINK:  PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO

LINK:  NFL.COM COVERAGE

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE 

LINK:  FORBES 

LINK:  YAHOO 

LINK:  NFL NATION BLOG

LINK:  ESPN

LINK:  INDY STAR 

LINK:  NFL NEWS

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  ALABAMA.COM

Tyler Eifert -- NFL Scouting Combine Results


Here's a look at where Notre Dame All-American Tyler Eifert stands after Day Two of his personal workouts during the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine -- along with how he stacks up against the other Tight Ends competing:
  • BENCH:  22 reps of 225 lbs -- 4th among TE's
  • 40 TIME:  4.68 seconds -- 4th among TE's
  • VERTICAL: 35.5 inches -- 3rd among TE's
  • BROAD:  9' - 11" -- 3rd among TE's
  • 3 CONE DRILL:  6.92 seconds -- 1st among TE's
  • 20 YARD SHUTTLE:  4.32 seconds -- 3rd among TE's
  • 60 YARD SHUTTLE:  11.52 seconds -- 2nd among TE's

LINK:  TYLER EIFERT -- TRACK HIM HERE!

Unfortunately, This Is The Story This Week...


Notre Dame All-American Manti Te'o doesn't deserve this...

LINK:  NFL.COM STORY

LINK:  MANTI TO MEET WITH MEDIA TODAY

Thursday, February 21, 2013

NFL Contracts For Notre Dame Graduates

Ran across this site this evening -- first time I've seen this information...

LINK:  SALARIES OF NOTRE DAME PLAYERS IN NFL

MRI Scanners at NFL Scouting Combine


If you ever wondered to what extent NFL teams will go to do their homework on their draft picks -- all you need to know is this.  There are three MRI mobile units at Lucas Oil Stadium -- site of the NFL Scouting Combine and there are 14 other MRI scanners available in the area for teams to send players for exams..  See the story...

LINK:  DOING THEIR HOMEWORK

2013 NFL Scouting Combine -- Top 32 Players

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco published his top 32 players and you'll see only one former Notre Dame football star on the list.  Just click on the link below -- photo on the left of Tyler Eifert training in Florida:

LINK:  THE TOP 32

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quarter-Finals of Notre Dame's Bengal Bouts!


I've always wanted to see the Bengal Bouts first hand and I did just that this evening at Notre Dame.  WOW -- is all I can say!

It's "fight after fight" as the Bengal Bouts organizers have two rings running constantly throughout the evening.  Each bout is scheduled for three (3), ninety second rounds.

Folks, if you haven't had the opportunity to take in this 80+ year tradition at the University of Notre Dame -- YOU MUST!  Here's some video I took from one of tonight's fights.  ENJOY!

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In the video above -- Jack Healey, in the Blue Trunks, won by unanimous decision.

2013 NFL Scouting Combine Primer...


Seven former Notre Dame football players will be "down state" in Indianapolis this weekend for the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.  To no surprise here -- one of the big stories will be our guy Manti and how he handles the interview sessions with NFL teams -- a big part of this weekend's activities.

I believe Manti Te'o will represent himself quite nicely...

As always, the ND GO IRISH BLOG will keep you up to date as to how the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish are performing.

LINK:  NFL PRIMER -- MOST SCRUTINIZED PLAYER

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Domer Dennis Wolfe '92 Wins Grammy Award!


Dennis Wolfe '92, was awarded a GRAMMY at The 55th Annual Grammy Awards -- which was televised on CBS a week ago Sunday.  Wolfe, a music producer, won the Grammy for the Best Historical Album -- for his work with the Beach Boys and their album box set "The Smile Sessions."

(In the photo above -- Dennis is standing on the far right -- to his left is Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys.)

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Irish Win A Game You Won't Believe!


Folks, I know I wasn't alone yelling at the TV set for the first fifteen minutes of tonight's game against Pittsburgh.   And, I'm guessing many of you had seen enough and changed the channel -- I can't blame you.

Notre Dame is down 19 - 3 fourteen minutes into the first half and there's not a person on this planet who thinks the IRISH win this game -- it was HORRENDOUS...
  • Notre Dame missed 18 of its first 19 shots
  • It was nine minutes into the game until Notre Dame made their first basket!
  • The Irish were on a pace to score less than 10 points for the entire game -- THINK ABOUT THAT!

Yet, NOTRE DAME WINS by NINE!  51 - 42 -- you can't make this up!

Over the last 26 minutes -- ND outscores Pittsburgh 48 - 23 -- and they get a HUGE WIN on the road over a higher ranked opponent.

BIG, BIG, BIG WIN!

LINK:  COACH BREY -- POST GAME

LINK:  ESPN STORY

LINK:  NOTRE DAME GAME HIGHLIGHTS 

LINK:  PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE STORY 

LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE STORY

Manti Te'o Focused On Preparing For Combine


An ESPN reporter filed this story today on Manti and what he's been up to down in Bradenton, FL where he and Tyler Eifert are training for the NFL Scouting Combine at the IMG ACADEMY...

LINK:  TE'O -- ALL BUSINESS

LINK:  USA TODAY STORY

Irish Men's Hoops on ESPN Tonight at 7 PM ET


Mike Brey's #21 ranked Fightin' Irish are in Pittsburgh today getting ready to take on the #16 Pittsburgh Panthers in a game televised on ESPN beginning at 7 PM ET.  Both teams are rebounding from tough losses on Saturday -- should be a good one!

LINK:  ND vs. PITT PREVIEW

Manti, Eifert and Others Do The Harlem Shake!


Former Notre Dame All-Americans Manti Te'o and Tyler Eifert have been in Florida since mid-January training for the NFL Scouting Combine at the IMG ACADEMY -- with a number of other college football stars.  As you can see in this video - it's not all hard work!

LINK:  NFL HOPEFULS DO THE HARLEM SHAKE

Sunday, February 17, 2013

ND Hockey Unveils New Gold Helmet Today!


The Fighting Irish unveiled a hockey helmet today that was painted with the same paint as the Irish football helmets -- the new GOLD STANDARD for Notre Dame hockey -- in a 2 - 1 win over #3 Miami of Ohio at Chicago's Soldier Field in front of a 52,501 hockey fans!

You'll enjoy watching the highlights -- be sure to check-out the great looking jersey and helmets!!!

LINK:  NOTRE DAME BEATS #3 MIAMI

LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE PHOTO GALLERY

LINK:  WNDU-TV STORY

Fr. Bill Dailey, C.S.C. on MSNBC This Morning

Notre Dame Law School faculty member and Holy Cross priest -- Rev. William Dailey, C.S.C. was back on the Up w/ Chris Hayes Show this morning on MSNBC.  Here's a few links to today's discussion about the Catholic Church:

LINK:  SEGMENT #1:  HOW DO WE JUDGE A PAPACY?

LINK:  SEGMENT #2:  THE CHURCH'S CHANGING ROLE

LINK:  SEGMENT #3:  DEALING WITH SCANDAL

LINK:  SEGMENT #4:  RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN VATICAN

Saturday, February 16, 2013

#3 Notre Dame Hammers #4 Duke in the Snow!


In "snowy" Durham, NC -- the #3 ranked Fighting Irish beat #4 Duke 13 - 5 today in their first lacrosse game of the 2013 season!

Freshman Matt Kavanagh, the #1 ranked kid coming out of "post-graduate" schools last year, lived up to the hype scoring FOUR GOALS in his first game for Notre Dame!

LINK:  GAME HIGHLIGHTS

LINK:  INSIDE LACROSSE STORY

ND Alum Selected for CNN Fit Nation Triathlon


Doug Mogle '08, a teacher at The Lovett School in Atlanta, GA was selected to participate in CNN's FIT NATION TRIATHLON CHALLENGE.  Doug and five others will be competing with Dr. Sanjay Gupta at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on September 8, 2013.

You'll want to know Doug's story -- click on the Meet the Six Contestants video link below -- and then click on Doug's blog post at CNN entitled "A Favorite T-shirt"

LINK:  MEET THE SIX CONTESTANTS

LINK:  A FAVORITE T-SHIRT

Photos of Ice Rink on Chicago's Soldier Field




LINK:  TIME LAPSED VIDEO -- MUST SEE

The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will be skating on Chicago's legendary Soldier Field tomorrow when they play Miami of Ohio in the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic.  It's the first hockey game ever at Soldier Field.  They will drop the puck at 1:00 PM ET.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Notre Dame Priest -- Guest on MSNBC Show


This Sunday, February 17th, University of Notre Dame Law School faculty member and Holy Cross priest -- the Rev. Bill Dailey, C.S.C. -- will be a studio guest on the UP with CHRIS HAYES Show on MSNBC.

I'm sure Father Bill will be asked about Pope Benedict XVI and who's next in line -- among other things.

So, be sure to tune-in at 8 AM ET this Sunday -- Father Bill makes for good TV.


LINK:  UP WITH CHRIS HAYES

Like Father -- Like Daughter: All Americans!


Taya Reimer (Indianapolis, IN) -- who signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the University of Notre Dame this past November -- was selected to play in the McDonald's All American game.

What's cool about this news is Taya's Dad, Ben Davis, also played in this game -- making them the first "father / daughter" combo to play in the McDonald's All American game.

Joining Taya on the East Squad will be future Irish teammate Lindsay Allen -- a 5'-7" guard out of Mitchellville, MD.  Allen led the USA U17 team to the gold medal at this summer's World Championships in Amsterdam!

(Pictured:  Taya Reimer)


LINK:  ESPN STORY

LINK:  LINDSAY ALLEN -- McDONALD'S ALL AMERICAN

LINK:  TAYA REIMER -- McDONALD'S ALL AMERICAN

Future Domer's a "BIG MAC" All-American!


Demetrius Jackson -- who signed a National Letter of Intent in November with the Fighting Irish -- has been selected to play in the McDonald's All American game.  The talented guard "next door" (Mishawaka, IN) will become the fifteenth player in Notre Dame men's basketball history to play in this game -- here are the others:
  • Tracy Jackson -- 1977
  • Tim Andree -- 1979
  • John Paxson -- 1979
  • Tom Sluby -- 1980
  • Barry Spencer -- 1980
  • Ken Barlow -- 1982
  • Tim Kempton -- 1982
  • David Rivers -- 1984
  • Keith Robinson -- 1986
  • LaPhonso Ellis -- 1988
  • Ryan Humphrey -- 1997
  • Chris Thomas -- 2001
  • Torin Francis -- 2002
  • Luke Zeller -- 2005

The game will be held at Chicago's United Center on Wednesday April 3rd -- and will be televised LIVE on ESPN beginning at 9:30 PM ET.


LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE STORY

LINK:  ESPN STORY

LINK:  ESPN RECRUITING EXPERT

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photo of the Day: Torii Hunter in ND Gear!


It's Spring Training in Lakeland, FL today for the American League Champion Detroit Tigers -- and the proud papa of a "soon to be" Notre Dame student-athlete was reppin' the Fightin' Irish!

The "Harlem Shake" -- Notre Dame Style!


Last night -- around 11 PM ET -- a number of students at the University of Notre Dame performed the latest dance craze sweeping YOUTUBE and the morning TV shows -- it's called the HARLEM SHAKE.

Enjoy!

LINK:  THE HARLEM SHAKE @ NOTRE DAME

Another OT Win for the Irish Over DePaul


The IRISH led by as many as 12 points in the second half -- but couldn't hold off a late rally by DePaul to take the game into overtime.  The third game in the last four for Notre Dame to go extra time.  Fortunately, the IRISH have won all three of those games and are now 20 - 5 on the season.

LINK:  GAME HIGHLIGHTS

LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE STORY

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ND Student Who Made $18,000 Shot: His Story


This is a "must-read" story for entire Notre Dame family -- click on the link below:

LINK:  CASEY MURDOCK'S STORY