Friday, September 30, 2016

Skylar Diggins Returns Home to South Bend


OT: Kansas' Basketball's New Dorm


Fighting Irish Boarding the Plane to East Coast


OT: Nothing Like the Ryder Cup -- NOTHING!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Syracuse Week: Coach Kelly's Final Presser


We Play for Each Other and Notre Dame


An 18 Year-Old's Notre Dame Wish Granted


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Notre Dame Players Meet w/ Media Today








Domer Mike Lee's First Title Fight This Friday!



Mike Lee '09, will box Chris Traietti this Friday night for the IBF-USBA Light Heavyweight Title at the UIC Forum in Downtown Chicago.

The title fight will also be televised LIVE nationally on the CBS Sports Network beginning at 9 PM ET.

Lee, a three-time Bengal Bouts Champ at Notre Dame, is now 17 - 0 as a professional fighter with 10 knockouts.

LINK:  MIKE LEE BOXING

ND Doctoral Student & Family w/ Pope Francis


Photo above -- J.J. Wright a doctoral student in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame -- along with his wife and three children are seen here presenting the gifts to Pope Francis during Sunday's Mass in Rome.

What a family moment.

LINK:  J.J.'s BIO

Domer Golic Pays Off Bet From Loss to MSU

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Domer Page Receives Heisman Humanitarian!


The Heisman Trophy Trust just announced that former Notre Dame All-American and Pro Football Hall of Fame honoree, Alan Page -- has been named the eleventh Heisman Humanitarian Award winner.

Congrats Alan!!!

LINK:  PAGE RECEIVES HONOR!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Coach Kelly's First Interview Since Firing BVG


OT: A Special Moment for the Miami Marlins

Manti Te'o Out For Season With Torn Achilles


Didn't want to see this for the recently named CAPTAIN of the San Diego Chargers...

LINK:  MANTI TE'O

OT: Something I Would Never Do -- NEVER!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Notre Dame Football Takes a Jab at Debate


The co-Chairman of the Presidential Debate -- had some fun tonight at ND Football's expense when introducing Fr. Jenkins (Notre Dame's president) to the crowd tonight at Hofstra University.

LINK:  ND FOOTBALL

Fr. Jenkins, C.S.C. -- Questions NCAA's Role


University of Notre Dame president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. -- offered up an opinion piece in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, where he lets the NCAA know this:

"The NCAA isn't a moral arbiter, nor should it be.  Let my school, Notre Dame, speak for itself on restrooms and other contentious social issues."

You can read Fr. Jenkin's commentary at the link below...

LINK:  OPINION PIECE --- WALL STREET JOURNAL


Todd Rundgren Performs "Soothe" at ND


Sunday, September 25, 2016

OT: LSU Apparently Fires Les Miles and OC


Here's the breaking story...

LINK:  MILES OUT

Most Points Given Up in Notre Dame History...


This is why Coach Kelly had to make the change in defensive coordinators.

In 128 seasons of Notre Dame Football -- we have never given up more points (134) -- in the first four games of a season...

NEVER.

The closest was Charlie Weis' 2007 team that gave up 133 points in their first four games -- on their way to a 3 - 9 season.

Here's the good news -- WE CAN STILL TURN THIS THING AROUND -- and I believe WE WILL!  

Domer Becomes 3rd MLB Player in History!


Fact: Notre Dame's 149 Points in 4 Games


Notre Dame fans will be shocked with this fact...

The 149 points scored by Notre Dame over the first four games of this season -- is the most since Notre Dame's 1949 National Championship team scored 157 in their first four games.

LINK:  1949 NATIONAL CHAMPS

Notre Dame's New Defensive Coordinator



The University of Notre Dame announced today that Domer Greg Hudson '90, has been named their new Defensive Coordinator.  Hudson was the defensive coordinator at Purdue for three seasons and prior to that worked at Florida State.

Hudson '90 takes over for Brian VanGorder who was relieved today of his duties.

LINK:  OFFICIAL RELEASE

First Four Games: A Look at the Numbers


Decided to do some digging into the numbers behind our football team's 1 - 3 start.  Our first four opponents are 8 - 6 on the season.  Here's what the "math" says:

GAME #1:  Texas 50 - Notre Dame 47 in OT
  • Vegas betting line:  ND favorite
  • ND Total Offense:  444 total yards
  • ND Rushing Offense:  206 yards
  • ND Passing Offense:  238 yards
  • Texas Total Offense:  517 yards
  • Texas Rushing Offense:  238 yards
  • Texas Passing Offense:  280 yards

In Texas' three games so far -- their game against Notre Dame:
  • Most points they have scored this season
  • Most points given up this season
  • 2nd most yards gained on offense
  • 2nd most yards given up on defense 

GAME #2:  Notre Dame 39 - Nevada 10
  • Vegas betting line:  ND favorite
  • ND Total Offense:  444 yards
  • ND Rushing Offense:  239 yards
  • ND Passing Offense:  205 yards
  • Nevada Total Offense:  300 yards
  • Nevada Rushing Offense:  99 yards
  • Nevada Passing Offense:   201 yards

In Nevada's four games so far -- their game against Notre Dame:
  • Fewest points they have scored this season
  • Most points given up this season
  • Fewest yards gained on offense this season
  • 2nd most yards gained on their defense this season

GAME #3:  Michigan State 36 - Notre Dame 28
  • Vegas betting line:  ND favorite
  • ND Total Offense:  401 yards
  • ND Rushing Offense:  57 yards
  • ND Passing Offense:  344 yards
  • MSU Total Offense:  501 yards
  • MSU Rushing Offense:  260 yards
  • MSU Passing Offense:  241 yards

In Michigan State's three game so far -- their game against Notre Dame:
  • Most points they have scored this season
  • 2nd most points given up this season
  • Most yards gained on offense this season
  • Most yards gained on their defense this season

GAME #4:  Duke 38 - Notre Dame 35
  • Vegas betting line:  ND favorite
  • ND Total Offense:  534 yards
  • ND Rushing Offense:  153 yards
  • ND Passing Offense:  381 yards
  • Duke Total Offense:  498 yards
  • Duke Rushing Offense:  290 yards
  • Duke Passing Offense:   208 yards
In Duke's four games so far -- their game against Notre Dame:
  • Most points they have scored this season (against FBS opponent)
  • Most points given up this season
  • Most yards gained on offense this season (against FBS opponent)
  • Most yards gained on their defense this season

Coach Brian Kelly Presser After Loss to Duke


Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Gold Gang Entertaining Fans at Notre Dame

The ND GOLD GANG -- making people smile!

Duke Week: Brian Kelly's Radio Show


Duke Football Tweets Their Truck's ND Arrival


Friday, September 23, 2016

Notre Dame Football's Pep Rally Tonight!


Rundgren & Robinson Sing ND Victory March!

Todd Rundgren, a legendary performer, songwriter and record producer -- is here at the University of Notre Dame this week as an "Artist in Residence."

Brady Quinn Takes Us Inside ND Football Tech!

A Day in the Life of Miles Boykin '19 -- NDFB


The 4th Graders Team-up With ND Football!

The greatest fight song in all the land -- performed by Taylor Leadership Academy's 4th Grade Class (Stockton, CA) and a few of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Captain James Onwualu '17 Defends His Coach



I would expect nothing less from this Notre Dame Man.

The Tripucka Family Celebrates Their Dad!


Former Notre Dame All-American QB Frank Tripucka -- was honored this weekend by the Denver Broncos.  Here's a great story about the "18" members of the Tripucka family who made the trek to Colorado for the ceremony...

Special thanks to ND GO IRISH BLOG regular Chris Tripucka (Frank's son) for alerting me to this story.

You will want to read this!

LINK:  THE TRIPUCKA FAMILY

Todd Rundgren Arrived at Notre Dame Today



I ran into Todd at lunch today and posed for a photo with him -- just so I could tease one of his biggest fans on our team at the University of Notre Dame...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Time to Order Your 2016 Christmas Ornament!


Here's a picture of the University of Notre Dame's official 2016 Christmas Ornament -- you can order it today at the link below:

LINK:  CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

4th Grade Class Visiting ND This Weekend!


This is going to be a special weekend for a 4th grade class out of Stockton, CA -- as they visit the University of Notre Dame for the first time!

Here the story on how this all came about...

LINK:  STORY

Highlights: Duke vs. Northwestern


Duke's Cutcliffe Talks Notre Dame Experience


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Inside Look at Michigan State vs. Notre Dame


Domer's First Major League Hit -- A Home Run!

Former Notre Dame baseball star Trey Mancini played in his first major league game this evening -- and he hit a HOME RUN!

A Notre Dame Mom's reaction to her son's first Major League Home Run! -- PRICELESS!

LINK:  MLB STORY

Fr. Ted Honored With a U.S. Postage Stamp!


Here it is -- a "forever" U.S. postage stamp honoring the late Rev. Theordore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., -- longtime president of the University of Notre Dame.

Quite an honor!

I AM BUYING A BUNCH OF THESE STAMPS!

LINK:  HESBURGH STAMP

Domer "Turns Four Chairs" On NBC's The Voice



Notre Dame alum Dave Moisan '04 -- turned four chairs last night on the season premier of The Voice on NBC.  Moisan, a former Fighting Irish swimmer -- selected Alicia Keys as his coach.


Coach Kelly's Tuesday Press Conference


Monday, September 19, 2016

OT: Radio Call of Ferris State's Last Second Win


I am a proud graduate of Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) -- AKA, the "Harvard of Mecosta County."

Our #7 ranked Bulldog football team won their second straight football game -- in dramatic fashion.

Last week they beat Michigan Tech on a field goal with 7 seconds left -- and this past Saturday they topped that with a TD on 4th and goal with the clock running out in their win over Northwood University (photo above).

Here's the RADIO CALL of the final seconds of this game -- good stuff here!

LINK:  BULLDOG'S WIN!

OT: This Is Crazy Technology -- What's Next?


Domer Mike Golic "To Take One For The Team"

Former Michigan State hoops star Magic Johnson -- getting fired-up to act on his bet with ESPN's Mike Golic.  Johnson and Golic had a wager about a little football game Saturday night...

North Carolina Baptist Hears the Echoes of ND


A great story about a first trip to Notre Dame for a football game.

Special thanks to ND GO IRISH BLOG regular David Crandon for alerting me to this story...

LINK:   BUCKET LIST