Thursday, July 30, 2015

Notre Dame Releases Training Camp Schedule

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The Fighting Irish get started next Thursday (August 6th) with Coach Kelly's press conference followed by practice on Friday when they head to Culver Military Academy for a five day training camp...

Aerial Photos of Work at Notre Dame Stadium


Notre Dame's Matt Cashore jumped in a plane recently to take these photos of Corbett Family Hall (East side) and the Duncan Student Center (West side) under construction at Notre Dame Stadium.

First Football Poll Out Today -- Coaches Poll


And, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are ranked...

LINK:  AMWAY COACHES POLL

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lou Holtz and Tim Brown About Malik Zaire

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Notre Dame Hall of Famers Lou Holtz and Tim Brown talk about ND's new QB Malik Zaire...

Lou Holtz Talks 2015 Fighting Irish Football



Dr. Lou is a believer...

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is This TV Spot Spoofing Brian VanGorder?



Doesn't this football coach look just a little like (exaggerated) -- and his actions a lot like -- Notre Dame Defensive Coordinator Brian VanGorder?


Lou Holtz Back at Notre Dame...



Got to love his sense of humor...


Domer Dad's Baseball Hall of Fame Speech


Conor Biggio '15 and Cavan Biggio's '17 Domer Dad -- Craig Biggio -- was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nice Story on Domer Chris Watt '14


The three-year starter at offensive guard at Notre Dame, Chris is gearing up for his second training camp with the San Diego Chargers -- this time as their starting center!

LINK:  CHRIS WATT

Photo: Brady Quinn & Malik Zaire at Notre Dame



Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire posted this photo yesterday on his Instagram account -- and the two tweeted about their workout...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Photos of Construction at Notre Dame Stadium


Here's a look at Corbett Family Hall's steel structure going up on the east side of Notre Dame Stadium.

LINK:  PHOTOS OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AT NOTRE DAME

ND Student Film: My First Year at Notre Dame



Thought you'd enjoy seeing this -- it's a look back at a Notre Dame freshman's first year of school.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Two Most Desired Tickets in College Football !!!


Folks, like it is almost every football season -- the most desired tickets (most expensive) in the ticket broker market involve Notre Dame Football.

This year -- the #1 and #2 most expensive tickets are Notre Dame's home games with Texas and USC respectively -- see list of Top 25 below:

LINK:  MOST EXPENSIVE TICKETS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Domer Jerome Bettis Unplugged...


Former Notre Dame student-athlete and NFL Hall of Famer -- Jerome Bettis -- spoke openly about his life growing up in Detroit...

LINK:  JEROME BETTIS

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Video Replay of Eric Atkins Winner at Buzzer!


Notre Dame's Fighting Alumni won their first game of The Basketball Tournament tonight in thrilling fashion!

ND FANS -- Must See TV Tonight on ESPNU !!!


The Fighting Alumni -- a team of former Notre Dame basketball players will begin the defense of their CHAMPIONSHIP in The Basketball Tournament -- tonight on ESPNU at 8 PM ET.

They won the $500,000 first prize last year -- this year it's $1,000,000 !!!

And, to add to our listening pleasure this evening -- the voice of Notre Dame men's basketball Jack Nolan and the head coach of the Fighting Irish Mike Brey will be handling the play by play and analysis of the game.  Should be fun!!!

The Fighting Alumni feature these former Notre Dame hoops stars:
  • Luke Harangody
  • Eric Atkins
  • Tim Abromatis
  • Ben Hansbrough
  • Ryan Ayers
  • Carleton Scott
  • Torry Jackson
  • Russell Carter
  • Ty Nash
  • Torin Francis
  • Zach Hillesland
  • Rob Kurz
  • Collin Falls

LINK:  ELKHART TRUTH STORY

LINK:  SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Know Thy Opponent: Texas Longhorns



Here is Texas head football coach Charlie Strong at yesterday's Big 12 Media Day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Know Thy ACC Opponent: Georgia Tech



Here's the Rambling Wreck's head football coach Paul Johnson at ACC Media Day at Pinehurst.

FSU's Jimbo Fisher Talks Everett Golson



Here's the FSU football coach talking about Notre Dame alum Everett Golson '15 -- who is expected to be playing QB for the Seminoles this fall...

Know Thy ACC Football Opponent: Virginia



The head coach of the Cavaliers -- Mike London -- met with the media at the ACC Media Day at Pinehurst.

Know Thy ACC Football Opponent: Pittsburgh



Here is Pitt Panthers head football coach Pat Narduzzi at the ACC Media Day at Pinehurst.

Know Thy ACC Football Opponent: BC Eagles



Here is Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio at the ACC Media Day at Pinehurst.

Know Thy ACC Football Opponent: Clemson



Here is Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney talking about his Tigers at the ACC Media Day at Pinehurst.

Todd Lyght Talks Notre Dame Football


Enjoy!  Todd was in Kalamazoo yesterday talking to a UND night crowd...

LINK:  TODD LYGHT

Double Domer Named President of WBCA


Former Notre Dame women's basketball player and coach -- Coquese Washington '93, '97 -- was recently named president of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

Coquese is the first African American ever elected to lead the WBCA.  She earned an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Washington is currently the head women's basketball coach at Penn State University.

Congratulations Coquese!

LINK:  COQUESE WASHINGTON

LINK:  WIKI - BIO

OT: Brilliant Move by the NBA and Pacers


The Indiana Pacers are going to wear "HOOSIERS" styled jerseys -- inspired by the movie Hoosiers -- for a few of their NBA games this season.

Brilliant!

Domer Achonwa Leads Canada to Historic Win


Former Notre Dame hoops star Natalie Achonwa '14, led her Canadian teammates to a win last night over the United States in the Pan-American Games for their first ever gold medal in basketball!

That's Natalie (uniform #11) seconds after the win last night in Toronto.

Congrats Natalie!

LINK:  CANADA'S GOLD

Monday, July 20, 2015

Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith Interviews Lou Holtz



Got to love it!

Coach Mike Brey Talks 15 Years at Notre Dame

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Here is Coach Brey talking about this year's team -- see link below:

LINK:  MIKE BREY ON THIS YEAR'S TEAM

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CBS Sports Interview of Pat Connaughton


Thought you'd enjoy this...

Pat just signed a three year deal with the Trail Blazers -- first two years guaranteed at a little more than $500,000 a year.  Congratulations Pat!

LINK:  CONNAUGHTON

Domers Playing in Golf Tourney on NBC Today


There's a number of DOMERS in Lake Tahoe, NV this weekend playing in the American Century Championship for celebrity golf.

Here's the list of players with ties to Notre Dame and where they stand going into today's final round on NBC -- television coverage runs from 3 PM ET to 6 PM ET:
  • Trent Dilfer (Domer Dad) -- 15th
  • Joe Theismann (Domer) -- 20th
  • Jerome Bettis (Domer) -- 32nd
  • Tim Brown (Domer) -- 43rd
  • Tyler Eifert (Domer) -- 46th
  • Cris Collinsworth (Domer Dad) -- 76th
  • Brian Kelly (Coach) -- 78th

Note:  I found it quite interesting that the Reno-Gazette posted a number of photos of Justin Timberlake playing golf yesterday -- and then who do you find next -- Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly (photo above).
 
LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Friday, July 17, 2015

NEW: Notre Dame Football Under Armour Kicks

For the "fast guys" wearing the Gold Helmet!

The players' travel shoe on the left and the coaches' shoes on the right.

  
A shoe just for the special teams players!

Here's the latest footwear from Under Armour for the Notre Dame Football Team and Coaching Staff...

Domer Daughter Wins National Championship!



She's only 11 years-old and already a NATIONAL CHAMPION!

JoJo Conway, the daughter of one of my colleagues here at Notre Dame -- Luke Conway '93, won all eleven of her bouts at the Foil National Championships in San Jose, CA to win the National Championship!




Got to Love These Notre Dame Shoes


I have got to get a pair of these!!!

Domer Shannon Boxx Featured on SI Cover


Former Notre Dame soccer star Shannon Boxx was featured on this week's Sports Illustrated cover...

Skylar Diggins Adds "ESPY" to Trophy Case


The former Notre Dame All-American won the ESPY Wednesday night for best WNBA player...

CONGRATS!

LINK:  ESPY FOR SKYLAR

Jerian Grant's "Welcome to New York"


The former Notre Dame All-American penned this piece called "Welcome to New York" -- thought you'd enjoy reading it...

LINK:  WELCOME TO NEW YORK

Pat, Jerian & Luke: NBA Summer League Stats


Here's a look at the stats from the NBA Summer League games for Notre Dame rookies Jerian Grant and Pat Connaugton.  I also have the stats for Luke Harangody, who is playing for the Phoenix Sun's team:


JERIAN GRANT
  • 4 games played
  • 12.0 points per game
  • 37.1 field goal %
  • 4.5 assists per game
  • 3.3 rebounds per game

PAT CONNAUGHTON
  • 5 games played
  • 7.2 points per game
  • 41.2% field goal %
  • 4.8 rebounds per game 

LUKE HARANGODY
  • 2 games played 
  • 4.0 points per game
  • 22.2% field goal %
  • 3.0 rebounds per game

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Eight Notre Dame Students Buy a School Bus...


What they do with that bus -- is a great story!

LINK:  THE SERENDIPITIBUS

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PHOTOS: Lady Irish at Tonight's ESPY Awards!

 Domer -- Shannon Boxx (women's soccer)

 Domer to be -- Anna Rohrer (incoming Cross Country student-athlete)

Domer Danielle Green (women's basketball)


Domer Danielle Green's Acceptance Speech


Tonight's ESPY Awards Show featured a special moment for Notre Dame alum Danielle Green.  She is an inspiration...

LINK:  DANIELLE'S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Notre Dame's Joe Schmidt and Jarret Grace



Joe Schmidt



Jarret Grace

Must See TV Tonight -- Domer Receives ESPY


Former Notre Dame student-athlete Danielle Greene will be honored this evening during ESPN's telecast of THE ESPYS.  You're not going to want to miss Danielle receiving the Pat Tillman Award!

The broadcast begins at 7 PM ET with the coverage of the 'red-carpet' entrance -- followed by THE ESPYS beginning at 8 PM ET on ESPN.

LINK:  DANIELLE GREEN'S STORY

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Domer A.J. Pollock Talks MLB All-Star Game

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The former Notre Dame baseball star is appearing in his first MLB All-Star Game this evening in Cincinnati!

Brian Kelly Addreses the NFL Coaching Talk


Here's what Coach Kelly had to say...

LINK:  COACH KELLY

A Nice Professional Start for Jerian Grant in NY!


Former Notre Dame All-American Jerian Grant is more than holding his own in the NBA Summer League.  Here's an interview he gave after yesterday's game...

LINK:  JERIAN GRANT

Monday, July 13, 2015

Pro Game #2 for Connaughton -- Better Result!


Former Notre Dame basketball / baseball star Pat Connaughton '15, played his second professional hoops game Sunday night in Las Vegas in the NBA Summer League.

Pat had a better night -- scoring 11 points on 4 for 10 shooting -- including 2 for 5 from behind the three-point arch.  He also grabbed six rebounds (second most on the team). 

If you click on the link below you'll see a beautiful drive down the lane by Connaughton leading to a three-point play.

Found this interesting -- in game #1 Pat was listed as a Guard -- in game #2, Pat was listed as a FORWARD.

LINK:  CONNAUGHTON

LINK:  CONNAUGHTON INTERVIEW

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Legendary Notre Dame Professor Passes at 94



Notre Dame's most prolific chemistry professor, Emil, T. Hofman left for heaven yesterday morning at the age of 94.  Hofman taught more than 32,000 Notre Dame students.

Here's a wonderful Notre Dame Magazine story on Dr. Hofman -- second link below:

LINK:  NOTRE DAME STATEMENT

LINK:  EXCELLENTLY EXTRAORDINARY

Photo of the Day: Braxston Cave's Groomsmen


Got to love this! 

That's (L to R) Michael Floyd, Trevor Robinson, Braxston Cave, Mike Golic Jr. and Kyle Rudolph with Dayne Crist behind center...

Lou Holtz Back at Notre Dame Yesterday

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Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz -- was back on campus yesterday with his wife Beth to speak to the graduates of the ACE program...