The 2013 NHL Draft is taking place -- as I write this story -- and incoming Notre Dame student-athlete Cal Petersen (goalie) was just taken in the fifth round by the Buffalo Sabres! Here's the bio on Petersen:
Notre Dame basketball players Tim Abromaitis and Jack Cooley have accepted invitations to join the NBA rosters of the Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies respectively -- for their annual Summer League games.
The Pro Summer League takes place in Orlando from July 7th to the 12th -- the Celtics are one of 10 NBA teams in that league. The NBA Summer League takes place in Las Vegas from July 12th to the 22nd -- the Grizzlies are one of 22 NBA teams in that league.
The gang at Fightin' Irish Digital Media put together a retrospective of Notre Dame's time in the Big East Conference. This relationship ends this Sunday - as Notre Dame becomes members of the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday.
Notre Dame leaves with 126 Big East Conference Championships over the 18 year relationship...
Caitlin Murphy '17 -- was just named one of twenty (20) scholar athletes by the Chicago Tribune this past weekend. Murphy, who will be enrolling at the University of Notre Dame in August -- earned a 4.49 GPA on a 4.0 scale at Mount Carmel High School -- while excelling on the school's cross country and soccer teams.
Caitlin, who finished 7th in her class of 342, plans to enroll in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.
Kevin Warren '90, an alum of Notre Dame's Law School, is Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer of the Minnesota Vikings. He is the highest ranking African American on the business side for a team in the National Football League! Kevin has worked fifteen years in the NFL -- the last nine with the Vikings.
Maybe this is why the Vikings have FIVE DOMERS on their roster right now; John Sullivan, Harrison Smith, Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson and RJ Blanton...
Warren is busy these days building one of the NEXT BIG THINGS in the National Football League -- must be fun!
Here's a story that ran in The Sports Business Journal last year on Kevin -- along with a link to his bio on the Minnesota Vikings site. Congratulations Kevin!
Former Notre Dame basketball player Jack Cooley will learn this evening if his route to the NBA will come via the NBA DRAFT or FREE AGENCY. A few of the "experts" see Cooley as a potential late second round pick.
Only 60 players will be drafted tonight -- the fun begins at 7 PM ET on ESPN.
Here's the analysis I could find on Cooley's draft status:
The University of Notre Dame's fencing team is annually one of the top collegiate programs in the country -- and its student-athletes continually shine in competitions against the best in the world.
This week's PAN AM GAMES in Cartenga, Columbia saw four athletes with ties to Notre Dame win GOLD MEDALS! See the story below. (The photo above is of Lee Kiefer, Notre Dame Sophomore -- who won four individual GOLD MEDALS -- on the victory stand!)
A 10-time All-American at the University of Notre Dame -- Molly Huddle '07, -- finished second at the U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships Sunday in the 5,000 Meters to earn her a spot on TEAM USA at the World Championships this August in Moscow, Russia.
Former Notre Dame student-athlete Mary Saxer '09 -- a two-time All-American pole vaulter -- finished a disappointing 4th for the second straight year at the U.S. Championships. Only the top three go to the World Championships...
The first "over and under" win totals were released by a Sports Book for 19 college football teams -- and our Fightin' Irish have a number of teams on the upcoming 2013 schedule with BIG PROJECTED WIN TOTALS:
Arizona State: 9.5 wins
Michigan: 9.5 wins
USC: 10.5 wins
Oklahoma: 9.5 wins
To see where they project Notre Dame -- click on the link below:
Seventy years ago yesterday (June 24, 1943) the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., celebrated his ordination into the priesthood. During that time he has celebrated mass 25,550 times. You'll enjoy this ND.EDU story on Father Ted's 70th anniversary:
I learned something today -- the venerable men's fashion magazine GQ -- is led by two Notre Dame alums; editor-in-chief Jim Nelson '85, and deputy editor Michael Hainey '86. That's the two of them in the photo (Nelson on left, Hainey on the right) at a release party for Hainey's book -- see second linked story below.
Here's a story that ran last year in Notre Dame Magazine on the two alums:
On June 21, 1964 -- the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, drove to Chicago's Soldier Field -- from his office at the University of Notre Dame -- to take part in a civil rights rally that day. This famous photo was taken of "Father Ted" and Martin Luther King, Jr.
University of Notre Dame football coach Bob Elliott has had quite a battle on his hands -- off the football field -- these past few years. The South Bend Tribune's Al Lesar caught up with Coach Elliott -- you'll enjoy this story!
Chris Yura, a former Notre Dame student-athlete (fullback on the football team) -- has designed a "sustainable" line of clothing licensed by the University of Notre Dame. Yura's company name is SUSTAIN U -- here's a link to their website:
The Florida Gators were asked to sell 17,500 tickets to their Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans this past January -- well, a ticket sales shortfall is being blamed on their $840,000 financial loss on the game.
And, apparently Florida was not the only school in the SEC that couldn't sell bowl tickets. The problem is so concerning that the SEC's Commissioner is going to ask the BOWLS to reduce the number of tickets they have to buy.
Now you know why NOTRE DAME is such a valued a commodity with ALL of the Bowl Games!