Already enrolled in classes this summer -- Christian Fischer will be wearing the GOLD HELMET for the first time this fall for Jeff Jackson's Fighting Irish...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This past Friday, two Notre Dame roommates missed classes to make the trek to Florida (of all places) for the 2015 NHL DRAFT...
Christian Fischer (in the photo above) and Dennis Gilbert -- both incoming Notre Dame student-athletes who are already on campus and taking classes were drafted on Saturday by the Phoenix Coyotes (32nd overall) and the Chicago Blackhawks (91st overall) respectively.
Here's the story...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
8 games into her first season in professional basketball -- former Notre Dame student-athlete Jewell Loyd has found it to be tough sledding. Here are her stats:
- 5.9 points per game avg.
- 3.4 rebounds per game avg.
- 1.1 assists per game avg.
- .347 field goal percentage
- 0 - 12 from the three-point line
- 13 - 18 from the free throw line
Jewell and her Seattle Storm teammates take on former Notre Dame All-American Skylar Diggins tonight -- here's how Skylar's doing so far this season:
- 16.1 points per game avg.
- 2.9 rebounds per game avg.
- 4.9 assists per game avg.
- .365 field goal percentage
- 10 - 21 from the three point line
- 37 - 41 from the free throw line
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
You're going to want to watch this story about Elizabeth Curtin '15 -- what a talented young lady...
This was produced by my colleagues in the Mendoza College of Business -- the #1 ranked business school in the country for the past five years!
You can watch tonight's 2015 NBA Draft LIVE on ESPN beginning at 7:00 PM ET. Notre Dame's Jerian Grant is expected to be selected in the First Round and Pat Connaughton in the Second Round.
Sixty players will be drafted this evening.
LINK: NBA DRAFT
Digger O'Brien is a 1989 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and an Emmy Award winning producer for NFL Films.
This past weekend he shared his very personal story of being the Father of a special kid...
You must read this!
LINK: A FATHER'S STORY
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Get ready Notre Dame fans -- I believe we're going to be seeing this often these next 73 days leading into the 2015 football season opener with Texas...
"This isn't your older brother's Notre Dame..."
LINK: NATIONAL CHAMPS
Here is a look at three different NBA Mock Drafts of the First and Second Rounds of Thursday's 2015 NBA Draft -- when 60 players hope to get their name called...
You'll see where they think Grant and Connaughton will be drafted -- it is going to be fun!
LINK: MOCK DRAFTS -- ROUND 1
LINK: MOCK DRAFTS -- ROUND 2
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
That's my Dad, Jim Small on the left and my brother Jay Small on the right -- Happy Father's Day to both of you!
I wake up this Father's Day morning in a camping trailer located along the back stretch of Iowa Speedway -- this is a first in my life-time. What's great about this is I'm the very proud DAD of three great kids and they are here with me. Can't beat this!!!
I want to wish all of "us" DAD's a wonderful day and a wonderful year!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Pat Murphy, the newly minted interim manager of the San Diego Padres -- received his first coaching gig from the University of Notre Dame back in 1988. Murphy coached the Fighting Irish for seven seasons winning more than 300 games...
LINK: NEW SKIPPER IN SAN DIEGO
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Junior Molly Seidel (Hartland, WI) won Notre Dame's FIRST EVER INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in Women's Track & Field yesterday!
Molly won the 10,000 meter event at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field National Championship in Eugene Oregon! It's only the third time she's ever competed in this event!
I'm guessing the track world will now be calling Notre Dame "Distance U" -- since ND alum Molly Huddle '09, is the current American record holder in the 5,000 meters and now Molly Seidel '16, is the current National Champion in the 10,000 meters -- and the reigning two-time High School Cross Country National Champion Anna Rohrer '19 will be arriving on campus in August!!!
LINK: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
LINK: RECAP WITH QUOTES FROM MOLLY
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Dave Brown, the long-time Assistant Director of Club Sports at the University of Notre Dame will be retiring July 10th -- yet, he's resurrected memories that will last forever for ND alums and their families alike...
Dave has just published a book (after eight years of research) called GAMES THE IRISH PLAY -- and it's a look back at the 173 year history of Non-Varsity and Recreational Sport at the University of Notre Dame. This publication is the first-ever to capture the history of Notre Dame's legendary Rec Sports program.
If you're a Notre Dame alum who competed for your Residence Hall's Interhall team or a non Varstiy sport -- this is a "must-have."
LINK: BUY IT HERE!
Former Notre Dame student-athlete A.J. Pollock '09, is having the best season of his young major league career.
He's the THIRD MOST VALUABLE OUTFIELDER IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL according to their bWAR ratings -- right behind Bryce Harper and Mike Trout...
Let's get him into the All-Star Game!
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Sunday, June 7, 2015
If you're stuck inside this afternoon and close to an internet connection -- you can watch Arike Ogunbowale play for a World Championship today at 2:30 PM ET.
The incoming Notre Dame hoops recruit is leading TEAM USA against France for the World 3x3 Championship!
You can watch it right here: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, June 6, 2015
The former Notre Dame All-American wide receiver and former outfielder for the Fighting Irish took to a softball field in Detroit today to lead his team TEAM TATE against his Detroit Lions teammate Stephen Tulloch's team.
Golden won the home run derby -- and his team won the game.
Here's a link to the story and photo gallery:
LINK: DETROIT LIONS
My dad Jim Small, brother Jay Small and uncle Denny Small are in Alaska this week fishing with the gang at Kodiak Sportsman's Lodge.
Here's a photo of a 135 lb. Halibut that my Dad caught (he's on the left) with their guide Conrad Peterson in the Notre Dame sweatshirt.
LINK: KODIAK SPORTSMAN'S LODGE
Friday, June 5, 2015
Manti Te'o made the trek from San Diego to Notre Dame this week to attend the funeral of his former design professor and close friend Robert Sedlack. See the story below.
That's Robert Sedlack and his son Trey with Manti as he was getting ready to board the team bus for the flight to Miami to play in the National Championship game...
LINK: SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE STORY