Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Domer Stams Leads Cleveland to "NFL Victory"

That is Frank Stams in middle in the photo above.

Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
-- Frank Stams knows all about the joy and pride of winning a title, having played a pivotal role as an All-American defensive end on the 1988 Notre Dame team that went undefeated and claimed the school's 11th national championship in football. On Saturday (October 23), more than three decades removed from that glorious celebration on the gridiron, it was Stams (former Cleveland Browns LB) who hit the key shot at the clutch moment to propel his team of five to triumph at the 41st NFL Alumni Super Bowl of Golf, at Mission Inn Resort.


Faced with a 50-yard pitch shot on the second hole of a Shoot-Out, Stams entertained the assembled onlookers with a series of humorous lines and lauded the event itself before calmly lofting his shot at the hole. The ball rolled toward the cup, lipped out and settled two feet away. Moments later, one of his teammates, Justin Sopko, tapped in the putt to secure the victory and set off a raucous celebration around the 18th hole of the El Campeon Course at Mission Inn.


"I had so much fun playing with this great group of guys, and everyone contributed today to make it such a special experience," said Stams, who had captained his team to victory at the Cleveland Chapter championship to earn a spot in the Super Bowl of Golf. "I was fortunate to be part of a national championship team at Notre Dame and this is every bit as exciting to me to share this title with this group.  I know I speak for all of our in saying it's such a thrill to win this national championship!"




Replay of Radio Broadcast: ND 31 - USC 16

Thursday, October 21, 2021


USC Week: Brian Kelly's Last Media Session

A Great Event on Campus This Friday!!!

And, you're all invited!

It's being hosted at Notre Dame's Law School and it's a subject we're all talking about now -- THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF NCAA STUDENT-ATHLETE COMPENSATION...

The University has four distinguished panelists who will be joining my neighbor and friend, Roger Alford who will be moderating this panel.  Here's the group assembled:

  • Makan Delrahim -- former Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jeff Kessler -- Chairman, Winston & Strawn who is involved with a case involving a student-athlete suing the NCAA
  • Sonny Vaccaro -- a legendary sports agent who represents Ed O'Bannon who is a plaintiff in a major case against the NCAA
  • Lori Odierno -- Head of Legal Affairs at William Morris Endeavor Sports


It starts at 3 PM ET and goes to 4:30 PM ET -- tomorrow (Friday October 22nd) -- at the Eck Hall of Law, Room 1130

This will be a great discussion and it's FREE!

USC Week: Trojans' O-Coordinator Talks Irish...

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

USC Week: Trojans' Head Coach Talks Irish...

#17 Notre Dame Takes Down #2 Arkansas!

Pat Connaughton Receives His Champ Ring!!!


Must See TV Today! Golf Channel 3 PM ET!

 --click on above images to enlarge--

The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame just finished the final round of STROKE PLAY with a team score of eight under par (-8) -- which was 20 strokes better than Arkansas!  Team scores above...

Now, the #17 ranked Fighting Irish must regroup and take on #2 ranked Razorbacks in a MATCH PLAY final tomorrow that will determine the winning team.  

The folks at the Golf Channel -- give us no chance against the talented Arkansas team, even after winning the stroke play portion of the event by TWENTY STROKES!!!

What does Ted Lasso say:  "BELIEVE"

Live TV coverage begins at 3 PM ET on the Golf Channel!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Domer Pat Connaughton's NBA Media Session


Pat met with the media Monday to talk about their NBA opening game tonight vs. the Brooklyn Nets.  It will be a fun game to watch on TNT at 7:30 PM ET.

He receives his NBA Championship Ring tonight in a ceremony that begins at 6:45 PM ET.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Best Day in Notre Dame Men's Golf History?

Hey Notre Dame nation -- don't look now, but we're building a golf power here at the University of Notre Dame!

The #17 ranked Fighting Irish lead after the first 36 holes of The Stephens Cup against some of the perennial top ranked golf programs in the country!

  • #2 ranked Arkansas -- 15 strokes behind Notre Dame!


Tune in to the Golf Channel tomorrow at 3 PM ET to see our Notre Dame team play the final 18 holes of stroke play in this tournament.  The top 4 teams then advance to a Match Play format on Wednesday to determine the champion.

Go Irish!