Sunday, July 31, 2016

NFL: Why You Need a Notre Dame Degree


NFL Training Camps are opening up all over the country this week -- and it's a great time to remind everyone of this fact: The NFL really stands for "Not For Long"

Here's the latest news on a few former Notre Dame football stars who look to miss some if not all of this upcoming season because of injuries sustained last season:

LINK:  IAN WILLIAMS -- 49ERS

LINK:  CHRIS WATT -- CHARGERS

LINK:  JAYLON SMITH -- COWBOYS

LINK:  KAPRON LEWIS-MOORE -- RAVENS


Replay: Brian Kelly's Interview with Jim Rome


Thought you'd enjoy this...

LINK:  BRIAN KELLY WITH JIM ROME

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Domer Williams Tells His Story to Domer Storm



Former Notre Dame basketball star Monty Williams sat down with fellow ND alum Hannah Storm for this recent ESPN interview.  Monty Williams is quite a man.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Ronnie Stanley Sings "Ignition" in Chicken Suit


Oh, the stuff a NFL rookie has to endure when going through Training Camp...

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY

Thursday, July 28, 2016

PGA CEO (a Domer) and Lou Holtz Interview


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kelly Cares' Gift to Ronald McDonald House


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Demetrius Jackson Signs Contract with Celtics!


It's a four-year deal -- the last year is a club option -- for a total of $5.5 million.  No word on how much of the contract is guaranteed.

Congratulations Demetrius!

LINK:  CELTICS SIGN DEMETRIUS

Why You Want Notre Dame On Your Schedule!


The folks at Market Watch published this story today about what college football teams have the biggest impact on ticket sales in away stadiums...

No surprise who drives ticket sales!

LINK:  NOTRE DAME #1

College Football Recruiting -- Cold Hard Facts!


This tells the story of why a NOTRE DAME DEGREE is important if you're thinking about making football a career!

"...the Premier Brand in College Football"


A writer for the Orlando Sentinel opines on what ACC Football would look like someday if Notre Dame football were to give up its independent status...

LINK:  ACC > SEC

Tim Brown's "Birthday Birdie" at Tahoe


Theismann Makes Birdie Putt in Golf Tourney


Monday, July 25, 2016

The ACC's "Trump Card" -- Notre Dame!


Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel penned this piece where he openly wondered why a network would pay "hundreds of millions of dollars" to the ACC...

LINK:  HIS ANSWER

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Theismann Top Domer at Celebrity Golf Tourney


The annual American Century Celebrity Golf Classic -- otherwise known as the "only time you'll see Charles Barkley swing a golf club in public" -- was held this weekend on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Former Notre Dame All-American QB Joe Theismann (photo above) was the top point scorer in this modified Stableford scoring golf event -- finishing in 30th place.  Here's the final scoring among the four former Notre Dame football stars in Tahoe:
  1. Joe Theismann:  27 pts -- 30th place
  2. Tim Brown:  13 pts -- 44th place
  3. Jerome Bettis:  8 pts -- 47th place
  4. Golden Tate:  0 pts -- 53rd place

Here's how the "modified Stableford scoring" system works -- players earn points based on their score each hole.  Points are awarded in this manner:
  • Eagle:  6 points
  • Birdie:  3 points
  • Par:  1 point
  • Bogey:  0 points
  • Double-Bogey:  -2 points

LINK:  FINAL LEADERBOARD


Domer Torii Hunter, Jr -- Engaged to Selina Bell


Notre Dame two-sport star Torii Hunter, Jr. is now engaged to be married to Selina Bell.  Congratulations!

Selina is a professional model -- represented by Wilhelmina International.

LINK:  SELINA BELL

Brady Quinn Talks Jon Gruden's QB Evaluation



This is pretty funny...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Introducing -- Notre Dame's Fishing Team


Friday, July 22, 2016

Big 12 Media Day: Texas Head Football Coach


Big 12 Media Day -- Texas Longhorns


Know Thy Opponent: Texas Hype Video


ESPN Talks BIG 12 Title Game's Impact on ND


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Photo: Notre Dame's Shamrock Series Helmet


I'm guessing this will look good under the lights inside the ALAMODOME...

Here It Is: Notre Dame's Shamrock Series Gear


Domer Mike Golic Jr. -- Doing His Duty at ESPN




Notre Dame Basketball: Elite Eight Three-Peat!



Notre Dame Men's Basketball held their last summer practice this week and the local media was invited in...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shamrock Series Helmet / Uniform Unveiling

Notre Dame Football will unveil their 2016 Shamrock Series helmet, uniform and shoes tomorrow at 6:30 PM ET -- should be sharp!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jerian Grant Named NBA Summer League MVP



Former Notre Dame All-American Jerian Grant led the Chicago Bulls to the NBA Summer League Championship last night scoring 24 points while grabbing 10 rebounds in their 84 - 82 OT win over Minnesota -- earning the MVP award!


LINK:  STORY

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hype Video: The Band of the Fighting Irish


Sunday, July 17, 2016

OT: What Royal Troon Does to Your Psyche






ESPN's Mattich Talks Notre Dame QB Battle


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Connaughton Scores 23 Against Celtics Friday



A decent end to a NBA Summer League session in Las Vegas for Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton '15. 

Pat hit a game winning three-pointer (IN DOUBLE OT / SUDDEN DEATH -- first basket won the game) on Tuesday night and then followed that up with a 23 point performance last night against the Boston Celtics to end up the Trailblazers 5 game NBA Summer League season in Las Vegas.

LINK:  GAME WINNING 3

LINK:  MORE THAN JUST A GREAT ATHLETE

Friday, July 15, 2016

ND Student -- 4th Runner-up for Miss Indiana



Rising Notre Dame junior, Sabrina Singh '18 -- interviewed here during Notre Dame Day 2016 in April -- finished in 4th place at the Miss Indiana Pageant this past month in Indianapolis!

Sabrina was also awarded the following:
  • Preliminary Interview Award -- 1st place!
  • Four Points Scholarship winner --- goes to the person with the resume that best embodies these four areas:  service, style, scholarship and success. 
  • Over $2,000 in scholarships

Photo below: Here is Sabrina in the final five (far right) -- awaiting word on the crowning of Miss Indiana.

ND Football Tickets -- Go On Sale Next Week!


There are a few single game tickets still available for the upcoming Notre Dame Football season -- and they go on sale to the general public on Thursday, July 21st at 6:00 PM ET.

You can go online at the website linked below to place your orders!

LINK:  ND FOOTBALL TICKETS

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Notre Dame's Fishing Team at FLW Tournament


Yes, there's a bass fishing tournament for college teams (FLW Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament) and Notre Dame had a team compete!

The team, made up of Notre Dame student-athletes Josh Anderson (football) and Bo Brauer (hockey) finished 17th out of 85 teams in the competition.  The tournament was held in Wisconsin on the Mississippi River -- see LA TIMES story below.

They caught the limit of five Bass -- that weighed 10.6 lbs. -- the winning team caught five fish that weighed a total of 14 lbs.

Have to thank ND GO IRISH regular Tommy Naccarato for alerting me to this story!

LINK:  "TWO SPORT ATHLETE"

LINK:  TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Vogue: "Basketball's Best Dressed Woman"


Former Notre Dame All-American Skylar Diggins was the subject of this story today in Vogue -- after her appearance at last night's ESPYS in Los Angles...

In the top photo -- Skylar is seen on ESPYS stage with Usher.

LINK:  BEST DRESSED

The Greatest Helmet in College Football


The new GOLD HELMETS that Notre Dame Football's TEAM 128 will don this season team arrived today!  See photo below.

Here's a story about the Notre Dame helmet you'll want to read:

LINK:  THE HELMET

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ESPN 30 for 30 Short -- "Student-Athlete"


Domer Boley Honored Last Night at ESPYS


The Gatorade Women's High School Basketball National Player of the Year award winner Erin Boley '20 -- now enrolled at the University of Notre Dame -- was honored last night in Los Angeles at the ESPYS.

That's Erin in the front row -- all the way to the left -- in a photo of all of the Gatorade National Award Winners!

The ESPYS -- which were held last night in Los Angeles -- will be televised tonight on ABC beginning at 8 PM ET

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Huddle's "Historic Double" at Olympic Trials!


Former Notre Dame All-American -- Molly Huddle '06, is the first American in history to win the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the US Olympic Trials!

LINK:  STORY

ESPN's Rece Davis Ranks the Top College QB's


Not surprised with this list...

LINK:  TOP QB'S

Rare Knute Rockne Items Up for Auction

A few items with Knute Rockne when he died in a plane crash back in 1931 are up for auction for the next few weeks.  Here's the story -- and a link to where you can bid on them:

LINK:  STORY

LINK:  AUCTION SITE

Monday, July 11, 2016

Voice of ND Football -- Hall of Fame Selection!



The long-time voice of Notre Dame Football -- the one and only Tony Roberts -- was selected today for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

In my book -- he's the best ever at his craft!  Enjoy these clips of Tony doing his thing!  TOUCHDOWN IRISH!

Congrats Tony!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Domer Auguste '16 -- First NBA Dunk & Points!


Former Notre Dame basketball star Zach Auguste '16, scored his first ever professional basketball points on a hustle dunk -- in his first game with the Lakers Friday night -- ON HIS BIRTHDAY! 

In Zach's second game with the Los Angeles Lakers (last night) he scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, had 2 steals and blocked 1 shot in his 20 minutes of action!

LINK:  GAME RECAP

Domer Besler Selected to MLS All-Star Game!



The former Notre Dame All-American soccer star -- and member of the Men's US National Team was just named to his fifth MLS All-Star game.

Congratulations Matt!

LINK:  FIFTH TIME ALL-STAR

Domer Tate Receives Invite to Play in Golf Event


I'm not sure if former Notre Dame All-American Golden Tate still swings the golf club "cross handed" -- but, if he does -- you can expect it will be a subject of discussion when NBC televises the upcoming Celebrity Golf Classic in Lake Tahoe.

Golden is excited about playing in the event scheduled for July 22 - 24.

LINK:  GOLDEN TALKS GOLF

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Olympic Trials Contestant Seeks Out Domer...


This isn't something you often see between contestants battling for spots on the US Olympic Team...

LINK:  A FAN OF HUDDLE'S

Friday, July 8, 2016

Paul Hornung '57 Sues Helmet Manufacturer


This might open up pandora's box...

LINK:  LAWSUIT

Thursday, July 7, 2016

ND Women's Hockey Goalie Helmet Design


This is well done...

Notre Dame vs. Michigan -- IT IS OFFICIAL!

Michigan comes to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018 -- and Notre Dame plays in Ann Arbor on October 29, 2019.

FYI:  Notre Dame will host; Michigan, Florida State and Stanford during the 2018 season -- it will be most difficult "home schedule" in college football.  

Season tickets will be at a premium this season!

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE STORY

Plenty of Scheduling "Noise" for Notre Dame


Word broke in the last 24 hours that Notre Dame and Michigan would renew their rivalry as early as 2018.  It's being reported that Michigan would "buy-out" their contract with Arkansas to make this happen.

Still awaiting confirmation from Notre Dame that this is a done deal.

Also, the folks at Texas Christian University think they may also have a football game scheduled with the Fighting Irish in the very near future...

LINK:  MICHIGAN BACK ON SCHEDULE

LINK:  TCU GAME?