Thursday, December 31, 2015

Joe Montana & "Rudy" Appear in AT&T TV Spot


Baby Blankets -- Columbus' Wexner Hospital


They start them young in Ohio...

"It's About Respect Tomorrow!" GO IRISH!


Domer Justin Tuck -- Raiders' Man of the Year!


The former Notre Dame All-American is now up for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award -- he joins fellow Domer David Bruton as one of the candidates this year!

LINK:  CONGRATULATIONS JUSTIN!

Brian Kelly & Urban Meyer This AM in Phoenix



Both coaches held their final press conference today -- a joint one --- for the assembled media...

Meyer Explains Why He Didn't Suspend Elliott

Coach Kelly's December 30th Press Conference


Notre Dame Players Visit Fiesta Bowl Site


Here's a few photos from Notre Dame's visit to University of Phoenix Stadium -- site of tomorrow's Fiesta Bowl game versus Ohio State.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ND was "Dream School" for Ohio State Star RB


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

WSBT-TV's Monday Fiesta Bowl Report

WNDU-TV Report From FIESTA BOWL Monday


Monday, December 28, 2015

Domer T.J. Jones' First NFL Touchdown Catch!


Former Notre Dame student-athlete T.J. Jones scored his first NFL Touchdown yesterday in the Detroit Lions win over San Francisco.  Click on the link below to see T.J.'s incredible catch:

LINK:  T.J. JONES' FIRST TD!

WSBT-TV: Fiesta Bowl Arrival!

Notre Dame's Basilica Getting a New Organ


Here are pictures of the work going on inside Notre Dame's Basilica of the Sacred Heart as they ready for the installation of a brand new organ.  Photos courtesy of @johncnagy

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Notre Dame's Official Party's FIESTA Arrival!

Urban Meyer's FIESTA Arrival Press Conference

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Brian Kelly Stands Alone -- Most Career Wins!


With the retirement of Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer -- Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly leads all active FBS football coaches with the most career wins with 226!

He now stands 48th -- ALL-TIME in college football history in career wins!

That's more than Saban, Meyer, Swinney, Harbaugh, Stoops -- and any other name you want to throw into the mix...

He's the only active FBS head coach with more than 200 career wins. Think about that Fighting Irish fans!

LINK:  BRIAN KELLY

Friday, December 25, 2015

Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C. -- Christmas Message


The University of Notre Dame's 17th president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. sent out his annual Christmas message this week.

LINK:  MERRY CHRISTMAS

My Favorite Christmas Song -- Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Time to Start Thinking About Ohio State!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Domers Eifert & Martin Named to NFL Pro Bowl


The two former Notre Dame All-Americans -- Tyler Eifert (Bengals) and Zack Martin (Cowboys) were named last night to play in the NFL Pro Bowl game.  It's the first for Eifert and the second for Martin.

Here's a former NFL Pro Bowl MVP -- Kyle Rudolph's tweet honoring Eifert's selection:


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Domer Kyle Rudolph "the Red Nose Reindeer"


The former Notre Dame student-athlete and current Minnesota Viking TE is seen here wearing the "red nose" and antlers of the famous leader of Santa's sleigh -- as he visits a hospital in Minneapolis.

Notre Dame Hoops Highlights Win Over YSU


Monday, December 21, 2015

Irish Chocolate and Bennett Jackson at MSG


Former Notre Dame student-athletes Bennett Jackson and Louis Nix III -- stopped by Madison Square Garden tonight to see former Fighting Irish hoops star Jerian Grant play for the Knicks.  Jackson and Nix are on the New York Giants roster...

Jerian scored 6 points in the Knick's 107 - 99 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Jarron Jones Talks Return to the Practice Field

OT: Lindsey Striling's Rendition of Hallelujah!


Monday Night Football -- Notre Dame Style!

https://youtu.be/NMwAxjmEUbo

The Detroit Lions' Golden Tate and Theo Riddick (ND alums) are putting on a show so far tonight in New Orleans -- see the links below:

LINK:  TATE TD #1

LINK:  TATE TD #2

LINK:  RIDDICK'S JUKE

Domer Bruton Plays 60 Snaps With Broken Leg



Former Notre Dame student-athlete David Bruton -- a team captain with the Denver Broncos -- broke his leg in the first quarter and played the rest of the game thinking it was a "bruise."

David also "survived" a vicious late -- helmet to helmet hit -- from the Steelers' Cody Wallace (video above).  Bruton broke his leg two plays prior this hit. The NFL is expected to levy a significant fine on Wallace -- see video above.

Here's the story:

LINK:  DAVID BRUTON JR.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Domer Skip Holtz Talks New Orleans Bowl Win!



Skip Holtz '87 -- son of legendary ND football coach Lou Holtz and father of current Fighting Irish basketball player Chad Holtz -- led his Louisiana Tech team to a win in the New Orleans Bowl over Arkansas State last night.

Nice Toledo Blade Story on DeShone Kizer


You'll want to read this story about DeShone's "throwing session" for both Notre Dame and Ohio State in May 2013...

LINK:  DESHONE KIZER

The NFL Christmas Cleats Battle: Nike vs UA


Here's what Odell Beckham Jr. (Nike), and Cam Newton (Under Armour) and Antonio Brown (Nike) are wearing today in their warm-up for NFL games...

Even though I don't wear anything from this company -- I've got to give this round to Nike -- Beckham's shoes have a gift and lights!

NBC Replay of ECHOES 15 - ND's Award Show


Domer David Bruton Bronco's "Man of the Year"



The former Notre Dame student-athlete is now up for consideration for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.  I want to thank my brother Jay Small for alerting me to this story.

LINK:  STORY

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Coach Kelly Meets Media After Bowl Practice #5


Dunks DuLac's -- 12 Dunks of Christmas!


Notre Dame vs. Indiana on ESPN2 @ 2 PM ET


Big game today for Coach Brey's Fighting Irish!

Here's a link to a preview of Notre Dame vs. Indiana -- coming out of the INDY STAR this morning.

LINK:  PREVIEW ND vs. IU

Indiana's Tom Crean Talks About Notre Dame



Indiana plays Notre Dame today at 2 PM ET on ESPN2.

Domer Mike Golic Questions Jason Day's Effort


Friday, December 18, 2015

Bob Davie Talks About Notre Dame Experience


Former Notre Dame football coach Bob Davie -- is having some success in New Mexico...

He recently opened up about his time in South Bend.

LINK:  DAVIE ON ND

561 Glee Club Members Singing Victory March!

http://1842stories.nd.edu/

If you love these two Notre Dame songs -- the Alma Mater and Victory March -- you'll want to see this special performance from this past October!

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW!

More than 500 members of Notre Dame's Glee Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary!

LINK:  THE MAKING OF 100

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Consensus All-Americans #98 & #99 at ND!


I wonder who will be #100 next year!

Notre Dame has the most consensus All-Americans in college football history -- as Ronnie Stanley and Jaylon Smith become #98 and #99.

LINK:  CONGRATULATIONS

Urban Meyer's Fiesta Bowl Press Conference

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Domer Seidel's National Championship Ring!


Two-time NCAA National Champion Molly Seidel '15 just received her "first of two" awesome rings from Notre Dame's Monogram Club!

Molly won the 10,000 meters at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship in June and she won the 2015 Women's Cross Country National Championship this past month. 

This ring is for her 10,000 meter National Championship.

See video below of her most recent National Title!


Golden Tate's Engagement: Back in September!


Former Notre Dame All-American Golden Tate is engaged to be married...  It happened early in the NFL season, when the Lions were in San Diego to play the Chargers.

I missed this story!!!

LINK:  GOLDEN'S ENGAGEMENT

Manti Te'o "Mic'd Up" in Game vs. KC Chiefs


You'll have to click on the link below to get to the video...

LINK:  MANTI MIC'D UP

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WEBCAMS: Notre Dame Stadium Construction


Here's a link to four webcams situated all around Notre Dame Stadium -- giving you a LIVE LOOK at the construction going on at the HOUSE THAT ROCK BUILT.

Construction is set to be completed by the start of the 2017 football season.

If you look at the webcam that looks into the Stadium -- you'll note the old Press Box is gone...

LINK:  STADIUM WEBCAMS

The "Swish" Heard Round South Bend!



Nick Becker is a fifth grade basketball player here in South Bend -- who has aspirations to play football someday for the Fighting Irish...

Nick has Down syndrome.

Saturday, December 5th -- in a gym in South Bend, IN -- Nick Becker scored his first two points in a basketball game (he made his second shot too!).  He, his family and his friends scored more in the game of life...

There's a line in the Notre Dame Victory March "...what though the odds be great or small..."

I'm betting on Nick!

You're going to want to read this story...

Special thanks to Rick Becker -- Nick's Dad -- who sent me a note this morning alerting me to the video and story he had written about Nick's first bucket!

LINK:  NICK'S FIRST TWO POINTS

Monday, December 14, 2015

Meyer Always Wanted to "Fight for the Irish"



An article on Ohio State's Urban Meyer and his love for Notre Dame...

LINK:  DREAM SCHOOL

A 3-D Look at Ticket Locations for Fiesta Bowl


If you're looking to go -- or -- already have your tickets to the 2016 Fiesta Bowl -- here's your chance to see what your view of the Fighting Irish will be inside the Stadium.

Notre Dame is the "visiting team" -- their sideline will be the sideline closest to the words Fiesta Bowl in the middle of the field.

LINK:  FIND YOUR SEAT - FIND YOUR VIEW

Sunday, December 13, 2015

ESPN: Domer Storm Interviews Domer Rudolph