Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jerian Grant's Brother Taken in Second Round

Jerami Grant -- the younger brother of Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant -- was drafted 39th overall in the 2nd round of the 2014 NBA Draft tonight by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Jerami left early for the NBA having just completed his sophomore season with the Syracuse Orange.  At one point (five months ago) he was considered a "top-ten pick" and he goes in the second round.

Big brother Jerian has returned to Notre Dame for his final season...

Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Brown's Book

Former Notre Dame All-American, Heisman Trophy winner and NFL great Tim Brown -- has just published a book entitled "The Making of a Man" -- his life story.

Here's a link to Tim's interview about the book -- along with a second link to where you can buy it!



Photo of Irish Chocolate and Alex Flanagan

Former Notre Dame student-athlete and now Houston Texan -- Louis Nix '14 and former NBC / Notre Dame sideline reporter Alex Flanagan got together today to take this photo. 

Apparently, Irish Chocolate is down to 328 lbs.

Notre Dame Wins the Capital One Cup !!!

The University of Notre Dame has won the Capital One Cup for Men's Athletics for the 2013 - 2014 academic year!  This is according to a "tweet" last night from ND Athletics' John Heisler.

The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the best men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final official coaches' polls. One winning men's and one winning women's program will be crowned after the completion of the final NCAA spring championships. Capital One will award a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships and the Capital One Cup trophy to the winning schools at the ESPY awards in July. 

A huge accomplishment for our Athletics Department!


Big ND Announcement: Turbo Research Facility

The University of Notre Dame -- in partnership with General Electric, City of South Bend, State of Indiana, Great Lakes Capital and Indiana Michigan Power -- announced the construction of a $36 million research facility for gas turbine engines.

The 43,000 square foot facility will be built in South Bend's Ignition Park -- see the story below:


Domer Huffer Wins First Pro Golf Tournament!

Former Notre Dame student-athlete Becca Huffer '12 won the Michigan Open yesterday -- birdieing the last two holes (after nearly a four hour rain delay) to finish with an 11-under score for the tournament.

This is the first professional win for the former Fighting Irish team captain.  CONGRATULATIONS BECCA!  Click on the link below -- you'll see Becca's interview after winning the tournament:

I want to thank ND GO IRISH BLOG regular and former CEO of the Michigan Section of the PGA of America -- Ken Devine for alerting me to Becca's win.