Saturday, April 30, 2016

Notre Dame Players Drafted by Position Rank


Here are the SEVEN NOTRE DAME PLAYERS DRAFTED into the NFL this week -- and their draft rank by position:
  • Ronnie Stanley -- 1st offensive lineman drafted
  • Will Fuller -- 2nd wide receiver drafted
  • Jaylon Smith -- 3rd linebacker drafted
  • Nick Martin -- 2nd center drafted
  • KeiVarae Russell -- 12th cornerback drafted
  • C.J. Prosise -- 4th running back drafted
  • Sheldon Day -- 28th defensive lineman drafted

ND's Undrafted Free Agents Sign NFL Deals


To date -- here are the NFL free agent signings of a number of former Notre Dame players...
  • Romeo Okwara -- New York Giants
  • Mathias Farley -- Arizona Cardinals
  • Chris Brown -- Dallas Cowboys
  • Elijah Shumate -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Amir Carlisle -- Arizona Cardinals
  • Ishaq Williams -- New York Giants
  • Jarrett Grace -- Chicago Bears

First: The Phone Call --- Last: The Hall of Fame


Going to be fun watching the "in-between" -- congratulations Jaylon Smith!

Sheldon Day Selected #103 Overall to Jaguars

Former Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day was just selected #103 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2016 NFL Draft.

With this selection -- Notre Dame is now tied with USC for the all-time lead in total players drafted into the NFL with 492.

Congrats Sheldon!

Cowboys' Team Doc Operated on Jaylon's Knee



You just have to wonder -- what did Dallas know about Jaylon's knee that the other 31 NFL teams did not...

LINK:  JAYLON AND THE COWBOYS

LINK:  ESPN STORY

Ronnie Stanley's Ravens' Press Conference


The now "former" Fighting Irish star was in Baltimore yesterday to meet his new team and town...

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY PRESSER

Will Fuller's Houston Texans' Press Conference


The former Fighting Irish star was in Houston yesterday -- meeting his new team and town...

LINK:  WILL FULLER PRESSER

Six Notre Dame Players Taken in First 90 Picks


It's been a great first two nights of the 2016 NFL Draft for a number of Notre Dame Football stars -- with six being drafted in the first 3 rounds:
  • #6:  Ronnie Stanley -- Baltimore Ravens
  • #21:  Will Fuller -- Houston Texans
  • #34:  Jaylon Smith -- Dallas Cowboys
  • #50:  Nick Martin -- Houston Texans
  • #74:  KeiVarae Russell -- Kansas City Chiefs
  • #90:  C.J. Prosise -- Seattle Seahawks

Here's a look at the colleges with the most players taken in the first 3 rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft:
  1. Ohio State:  10 players drafted
  2. Alabama:  7 players drafted
  3. NOTRE DAME:  6 players drafted
  4. Clemson:  4 players drafted 
  5. USC / Penn State / Florida / Ole Miss:  3 players drafted

Here's a look at some schools that haven't fared so well with NFL Draft picks -- in the first 3 rounds.  Many of these schools routinely have top rated recruiting classes:
  • Michigan:  1
  • LSU:  1
  • Auburn:  1
  • Oklahoma:  1
  • Oregon:  1
  • Virginia Tech:  1 
  • Boston College:  1
  • Miami (FL):  1
  • Oklahoma State:  1
  • TCU:  1
  • Tennessee:  0
  • Iowa:  0 
  • North Carolina:  0
  • Arizona:  0
  • Arizona State:  0
  • Texas:  0

LINK:  NFL DRAFT TRACKER -- COLLEGES

Prosise Goes #90 Overall to Seattle Seahawks!


Former Notre Dame student-athlete C.J. Prosise was drafted with the 90th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

Congratulations C.J.!

LINK:  SEATTLE TIMES

KeiVarae Goes #74 Overall to Kansas City!


The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Notre Dame defensive back KeiVarae Russell with the #74 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. 

Congratulations Keivarae!

LINK:  KANSAS CITY STAR STORY

Nick Martin Goes #50 Overall to the NFL Texans


The NFL's Houston Texans are making a run on Notre Dame players in the 2016 NFL Draft...

The latest --- Nick Martin -- the second Center taken in the Draft at #50 overall.  Congrats Nick!

LINK:  NICK MARTIN

Friday, April 29, 2016

Jaylon Goes #34 Overall to Dallas Cowboys!


The wait is over -- for the most deserving player in this year's NFL Draft. 

Time to take your legend to the NFL!

LINK:  JAYLON'S FIRST COWBOYS' INTERVIEW

LINK:  JAYLON'S REACTION TO COWBOYS' CALL

OT: Laremy Tunsil's Post-Draft Media Session



A prime time example of the negative impact social media can have -- on an individual and a university...

LINK:  ESPN STORY

2016 NFL Draft: Rookie Contract Amounts


Here's the sliding scale for what NFL teams can pay their draft picks over their first four-year contract -- linked below. 

Here's what Notre Dame student-athletes Ronnie Stanley and Will Fuller will earn from their first NFL contract with the Ravens and Texans respectively:
  • Ronnie Stanley -- $20.4 million contract -- $13.1 million guaranteed
  • Will Fuller -- $10.2 million contract -- $5.6 million guaranteed

LINK:  NFL ROOKIE CONTRACTS

Domer Roth Started His Walk Across America



If you were watching Notre Dame Day -- you would have seen David Roth '91 talk about his plans to walk across America.  Roth began his 3,000 mile ROUTE FOR THE BRAVE in Atlantic City yesterday.  He will arrive in San Francisco on August 26th!


LINK:  ROUTE FOR THE BRAVE

Ronnie Stanley's First Interview as a Raven


Here's a link to Ronnie Stanley's post NFL Draft interview with the media...

LINK:  RONNIE STANLEY

Will Fuller Selected #21 Overall by Texans!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ronnie Stanley Selected #6 in 2016 NFL Draft


The Notre Dame offensive lineman was selected #6 overall by the Baltimore Ravens in this evening's NFL Draft in Chicago.  The first offensive lineman taken!

Stanley should receive a contract worth $20.4 million -- $13 million guaranteed!  See link below to all of the rookie contracts...

Congratulations Ronnie!

LINK:  ROOKIE CONTRACTS -- 1ST ROUND

Quick Highlight Video of Notre Dame Day 2016



Here is a quick look at the 23 HOUR broadcast that took place this past Sunday and Monday -- Notre Dame Day!

Ronnie Stanley On the NFL Red Carpet Tonight


Looks like Ronnie's Mother is his date for tonight's NFL Draft...

Jaylon Smith's Draft Eve Video for NFL Teams



An NFL Team is going to get this great player -- at a pick much later than his talent and desire -- have earned.

Mike Mayock has TWO DOMERS in 1st Round


The NFL Draft begins tonight at 8 PM ET on ESPN.  As you'll see in Mike Mayock's last "mock draft" before tonight's selections -- he has two former Notre Dame student-athletes going in tonight's First Round:

LINK:  MAYOCK'S MOCK DRAFT

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Professional Career Starts Tomorrow...


ESPN's Golic with ND's Robotic Football Team



Mike Golic, Sr. and the "Fighting Robotic Irish."

A "World First" During Notre Dame Day!



Enjoy!

Another DOMER Going to San Diego Thursday?


This is the latest NFL Draft rumor surrounding Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley -- the Chargers are looking to take him with the #3 pick overall...

If true, it would put four former Fighting Irish stars on their roster (three on the O LINE) -- and an assistant coach...
  • Manti Te'o -- linebacker
  • Chris Watt -- offensive line
  • Trevor Robinsson -- offensive line
  • Tommy Rees -- coaching staff

LINK:  STORY

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Draft Day is Getting Closer for Jaylon Smith



You'll enjoy this ESPN story -- linked below:

LINK:  JAYLON SMITH

ND Day: "Rock-n-Roll Renaissance Man"



Todd Rundgren was a guest last night on the Notre Dame Day broadcast...

Notre Dame Day: "The Notre Dame QB's"



Malik Zaire and DeShone Kizer sat down with Jack Nolan on the Notre Dame Day set last night -- during the last hour of our 29 hour broadcast.

We win with both of these young men!

ND Day -- "Our Finale to a Global Celebration"



Thank you for tuning in to Notre Dame Day these past two days -- in case you were unable to stay up to the very end -- here's one last look at how we ended up our 29 hour broadcast.

LOVE THEE NOTRE DAME!

Monday, April 25, 2016

ND Day: "My All-Time Favorite 3rd Grade Class"



If this doesn't make you feel good about the youth of this country -- nothing ever will!

This is a 3rd Grade Class in Stockton, CA -- who adopted the University of Notre Dame.  LOVE THE PASSION and COMMITMENT!

Thanks Allison -- and thank you to Notre Dame's Class of 2029!

ND Day: "Country Music's Rising Star..."



Domer Zach DuBois -- performing his newest song on Notre Dame Day!

ND Day: "Named After the Stanley Cup"



Domer Stan Bowman '95 -- was a guest today on Notre Dame Day.  The "three-time" Stanley Cup Champion shared a great story about his name...

ND Day: "Kansas City's Favorite Soccer Son"



Matt Besler -- a member of the U.S Soccer's Men's National Team -- and MLS Champion with Sporting KC -- was a guest on Notre Dame Day today!

Notre Dame Day: "You Want Her on Your Team"



Notre Dame's Kiley Adams '17 puts on a show -- in this segment with ESPN's Mike Golic '85.



Notre Dame Day: "ND Legend Lou Holtz"



Legendary Notre Dame head football coach Lou Holtz -- joined us on Notre Dame Day last night!

ND Day: "Nick Eddy -- a Notre Dame Icon"



Notre Dame legendary running back Nick Eddy was a guest today on Notre Dame Day!  You'll love to know what he's doing these days!

ND Day: "An Extraordinary Notre Dame Story"



The Crowley's -- a Notre Dame family we can all be proud of -- a must see story!

Notre Dame Day: "My Dream School..."



Lan Zhou '19 -- is from China and her "dream school" was 6,000 miles away.  You will want to hear this story and hear Lan SING!


Notre Dame Day: "ND All-Time Great -- Skylar!"



The former "all-everything" here at Notre Dame -- joined us on Notre Dame Day last night!

Notre Dame Day: "Notre Dame Glee Club"



They never disappoint!

Notre Dame Day: "Not a Fair Fight -- Golic"



Folks, this is good...

ESPN's Mike Golic '85 -- takes on the challenge of fencing Notre Dame All-American Axel Kiefer. 

Notre Dame Day: "The Haircut" by Kintae Lark



South Bend's own "Barbmetologist" -- Kintae Lark -- sculpted a piece of art on the side of Notre Dame defensive tackle Pete Mokwuah's head, on Notre Dame Day!

Notre Dame Day -- "The Golic" Sub Contest



ESPN's Mike Golic '85 had a contest last night on the Notre Dame Day Performance Stage where he picked a sub sandwich that will be on the Legend's Restaurant menu this upcoming football season...

You are going to want to watch this!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Notre Dame Lacrosse's "Meaningless Face-Off"


Domer Rust Helps Penguins Eliminate Rangers


Bryan Rust -- a former ND hockey star -- now with the Pittsburgh Penguins was voted the "#1 STAR" -- in the NHL Playoffs last night!  He scored two goals and assisted on another in the Penguins 6 - 3 win over the New York Rangers!

LINK:  NHL'S #1 STAR

Pat Connaughton Promoting Notre Dame Day!


These photos were taken last night in Portland -- as former Notre Dame hoops star Pat Connaughton was walking into the arena for the Trail Blazers NBA Playoff game #3 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.

Think he loves his alma mater...

Pat will be a guest on Notre Dame Day -- we will talk with him LIVE from Portland before the Trail Blazers "shoot around" for game #4 of the NBA Playoffs.  You can watch this at 11:30 AM ET on Monday!

LINK:  NOTRE DAME DAY -- BROADCAST


Notre Dame Day -- MUST SEE TV TODAY!


Over the past few weeks we've been putting together the NOTRE DAME DAY -- 29 hour broadcast -- which begins tonight at 6:42 PM ET.  I hope you love the show.

You can watch all 29 hours LIVE ONLINE at:  http://notredameday.nd.edu

Here are just a few of the MUST SEE TV moments coming up in tonight's first hour of the show...

HOUR #1 of NOTRE DAME DAY:
  • CROWLEY FAMILY -- the movie Extraordinary Measures captured their story -- a new chapter begins tonight
  • MOLLY SEIDEL -- Notre Dame's first four-time NCAA Champ in history!
  • NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB
  • PATRICK VASSEL -- Assistant Director of Broadway smash hit Hamiton
  • LOU HOLTZ
  • SKYLAR DIGGINS
  • EMILY DALY -- a ND student who learns differently

LINK:  29 HOUR VIEWING GUIDE -- NOTRE DAME DAY!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Jaylon Smith's Doctor Talks About His Knee


With less than a week to go before the 2016 NFL Draft -- the status of one knee injury is being discussed in a conference room of every NFL Team...

LINK:  LATEST FROM JAYLON'S DOCTOR

Notre Dame Day -- Guests You'll See Sunday!


To make things easy for you -- I'm going to publish four posts over the next 48 hours that break down who will be appearing on our 29 HOUR Notre Dame Day broadcast.

The show begins tomorrow night (Sunday, April 24th) at 6:42 PM ET -- which is 18:42 Military Time -- which just happens to be the year the University of Notre Dame was founded -- 1842.

Our team has been working tirelessly the past few weeks to put the finishing touches on a pretty wonderful show -- here's some FUN FACTS:

  • We will tell 207 stories over the 29 hours
  • We will have 27 LIVE musical performances
  • We have 863 guests scheduled to appear

LINK:  WATCH ALL 29 HOUR LIVE -- RIGHT HERE!


YOUR TV GUIDE FOR SUNDAY NIGHT'S LIVE BROADCAST

6:42 PM ET HOUR – START OF SHOW
6:45 PM:  REV. JOHN I. JENKINS, C.S.C. – President, University of Notre Dame
6:47 PM:  JOHN & AILEEN CROWLEY – Their efforts to keep two children alive
6:54 PM:  MOLLY SEIDEL – ND student, Four time NCAA Champion
7:01 PM:  TWO ND STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS – a successful business start-up
7:06 PM:  NOTRE DAME GLEE CLUB – LIVE PERFORMANCE
7:12 PM:  PATRICK VASSEL -- Assistant Director of Broadway smash hit Hamilton
7:18 PM:  FISHER REGATTA CHAMPS – ND students
7:21 PM:  LOU HOLTZ – Hall of Fame Football Coach
7:28 PM:  HALFTIME – a ND a cappella group, LIVE PERFORMANCE
7:33 PM:  JOHN AFFLECK-GRAVES – ND Executive Vice President
7:38 PM:  SKYLAR DIGGINS – ND alum, WNBA star and ND all-time great
7:44 PM:  EMILY DALY – ND student who learns differently


8:00 PM ET HOUR
8:05 PM:  KILEY ADAMS – ND student, the world’s most interesting college coed
8:10 PM:  SAM GREWE – Lost leg to cancer -- still set world record in high jump
8:16 PM:  HON. JACK BLAKEY – ND alum, Federal Judge
8:21 PM:  LIVE REMOTE FROM SORIN’S WINE ACADEMY – JOE KURTH, Morris Inn
8:24 PM:  CELEBRATION CHOIR – ND students, LIVE PERFORMANCE
8:29 PM:  JUSTIN & LAURAN TUCK – ND alums, former NFL great
8:34 PM:  DAVID ROTH – ND alum, getting ready to walk across America 
8:39 PM:  ZACH DUBOIS – Country music singer, songwriter – LIVE PERFORMANCE
8:45 PM:  COREY ROBINSON – ND student body President


9:00 PM ET HOUR
9:05 PM:  MISS RODEO AMERICA – ND alum
9:09 PM:  TERRY HANRATTY – ND alum, all-time great QB
9:15 PM:  LITURGICAL CHOIR – ND students, LIVE PERFORMANCE
9:20 PM:  JAREK NABRZYSKI – ND faculty, will do a LIVE 3D scan of Golic’s head
9:24 PM:  ND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – LIVE PERFORMANCE
9:29 PM:  ANNE THOMPSON – ND alum, NBC News
9:34 PM:  TYLER EIFERT – ND alum, NFL All-Pro tight end from the Cincinnati Bengals
9:39 PM:  SUB SANDWICH MAKING COMPETITION
9:46 PM:  NAT GEO NETWORK – ND student, created TV series for their network


10:00 PM ET HOUR
10:05 PM:  PETE MOKWUAH & KINTAE LARK – gets a ND haircut LIVE
10:08 PM:  KEVIN CORRIGAN – Head Coach of ND’s #1 ranked Men’s Lacrosse team
10:14 PM:  DR. PATRICIA CURTIN WHITE, MD – ND alum
10:18 PM:  BELLA-CAPELLA – Saint Mary’s College singing group – LIVE PERFORMANCE
10:23 PM:  KELLY TRIPUCKA – ND alum, all-time ND & NBA hoops great
10:28 PM:  MABREY SISTERS vs. MCGLINCHEY & VANGORDER – hoops competition
10:34 PM:  NOTRE DAME FENCERS TAKE ON MIKE GOLIC – fencing demonstration
10:40 PM:  NOTRE DAME CLUB OF THE MID-HUDSON VALLEY
10:44 PM:  PHIL SKLAR – ND alum, founder of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame


11:00 PM ET HOUR
11:05 PM:  HANK ASSAF – ND student, who is a successful entrepreneur
11:11 PM:  ROBOT FOOTBALL GAME – ND Robotics Club
11:17 PM:  PETE MOKWUAH – check back in with the ND DL and see finished haircut
11:20 PM:  NOTRE DAME FIGURE SKATING CLUB – ND students, LIVE PERFORMANCE
11:24 PM:  CLAIRE AND THE BOYS – ND Talent Show winners – LIVE PERFORMANCE
11:28 PM:  SARAH BRENZEL – ND alum, with brain tumor who creates video games
11:33 PM:  ZACK MARTIN – ND alum, NFL All-Pro Guard with the Dallas Cowboys
11:39 PM:  KILEY ADAMS – ND student, will break bricks and boards
11:43 PM:  LAN ZHAO – ND student, 1 million YouTube views of her music video in China


MIDNIGHT AM ET HOUR
12:05 AM:  MOLLIE LIMB – ND student, assists cancer patients in Michiana
12:10 AM:  LINDSEY HORVATH – ND alum, Former Mayor of West Hollywood, CA
12:15 AM:  THE DERULOS – ND students (comedy / singing act) from ND Talent Show
12:19 AM:  CAFÉ FAR FAR / FARLEY HALL – LIVE REMOTE
12:22 AM:  P-FRESH – ND students, hip-hop dance troupe – LIVE PERFORMANCE
12:30 AM:  THE SHIRT COMMITTEE  -- ND students leading the sale of The Shirt
12:33 AM:  RODNEY PIERRE-ANTOINE – ACE Academies
12:39 AM:  FIELD TRIP TO INDIA – five ND students were invited home for winter break in India
12:44 AM:  NOTRE DAME CLUB OF SPOKANE

Friday, April 22, 2016

Notre Dame Day -- This Sunday at 6:42 PM ET

Folks, this year's broadcast is bigger and better than ever:

  • 207 LIVE INTERVIEWS
  • 27 MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
  • 863 GUESTS WILL APPEAR ON SHOW

You can watch all 29 HOURS LIVE -- beginning at 6:42 PM ET -- right here:

LINK:  NOTRE DAME DAY -- LIVE BROADCAST

LINK:  VIEWER'S GUIDE OF ENTIRE SHOW -- INTERVIEW TIMES

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Only FOUR DAYS Left Before Notre Dame Day!


The global celebration of all things Notre Dame -- begins this Sunday at 6:42 PM ET -- and you can watch all 29 hours LIVE online!!!

Skylar Diggins -- my favorite #4 in Notre Dame history -- just committed to being a guest on Notre Dame Day today.  She'll be interviewed in the opening hour of the broadcast -- Sunday around 7:30 PM ET!

LINK:  YOU CAN WATCH THE BROADCAST HERE -- LIVE

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Domer Jerian Grant Talks ND Womens Hoops


This is a wonderful tribute written by former Notre Dame All-American Jerian Grant -- about the Fighting Irish's women's basketball program.

A must read...

LINK:  GET WITH THE PROGRAM

Five Domers Selected to US Olympic Team!

These five Notre Dame Fencers were selected today to represent the USA in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio.  The most from any college program in the country!

Congratulations!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Only Six Days Away from Notre Dame Day!

Folks, this is going to be great...


The fun begins at 6:42 PM ET on Sunday, April 24th.  We start Notre Dame Day intentionally at 18:42 Military Time to pay homage to the year the University was founded by Fr. Sorin, C.S.C. -- 1842.

You can watch all 29 HOURS --- LIVE -- at the link below!

LINK:  WATCH NOTRE DAME DAY!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Photo: Notre Dame Stadium Construction


It's another day closer to completion -- should be ready for Temple's arrival to Notre Dame Stadium on September 2, 2017

Two Zippers on Notre Dame's Football Jerseys


Never thought I'd see this day in the sports fashion industry -- zippers on both sides of a football jersey...

This is what it looks like when you come "unzipped" on a football field.

What will they think of next -- real gold mixed into helmet paint? 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rosters & Rules For Today's Blue Gold Game


Just click on the link below to know who is on the GOLD TEAM with Malik Zaire and who is on the BLUE TEAM with DeShone Kizer...

The game is televised on NBC Sports Network -- LIVE -- beginning at 12:30 PM ET.

LINK:  BLUE GOLD GAME

Notre Dame Stadium's Video Board Location


Here's a tunnel view of the building's steel structure going up on the southern edge of Notre Dame Stadium.

Coming Fall of 2017 --- a giant video board will hang from this building.  It is going to be great!

Watch Blue Gold Game Today at 12:30 PM ET



Notre Dame's annual Blue Gold Game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 12:30 PM ET.

Incoming Domer Boley Wins Another Honor!


Erin Boley -- an incoming member of Notre Dame's Class of 2020 -- is cleaning up the national honors as of late.  A couple of weeks ago she was named the Gatorade Girls' National Player of the Year.

Last night in Brooklyn, NY -- Boley was named the MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic!

LINK:  USA TODAY STORY

ND Hoops Recruit Wins 3 Pt Shooting Contest



Incoming freshman Temple "TJ" Gibbs (West Orange, NJ) -- thought by many to be the heir apparent to the ND Men's basketball point guard position -- won the Kentucky Derby's 3PT shooting competition at Freedom Hall last night!

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Shirt 2016 Unveiled Today at Notre Dame

Domers Conduct the Victory March in Denver



Notre Dame alums Ryan Harris and David Bruton Jr., led the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in the playing of the greatest fight song in all the land!

The two former Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos -- are back HOME at Notre Dame this weekend to serve as Honorary Captains for the Blue Gold Game.

Brian Kelly Talks About Saturday's Blue v. Gold


The Latest on Jaylon Smith's Knee Injury


This is not the news we wanted to hear...

LINK:  LATEST ON JAYLON

This is a Big Weekend at Notre Dame!

My Favorite "THE SHIRT" Design of All-Time!


This is the one -- it was worn during the 2007 Notre Dame football season.  I will admit I have selfish reasons for picking this my all-time favorite...

Our son Jimmy Small '08 -- an Irish Guard at the time -- was worked into the design of the ND Monogram on the back of THE SHIRT.  You'll see his face in the lower left hand corner of the Monogram -- click on the images above to zoom in.
  • That year's THE SHIRT sales:  135,000
  • The football team record -- not so good:  3 - 9

This year's version of THE SHIRT -- will be unveiled today between 5:30 PM ET and 6:00 PM ET -- in front of the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.  Former ND great Brady Quinn will unveil the shirt...

My guess on the color this year -- ND BLUE.

Domer's Jaylon & Keivarae Back for NFL Exams


Jaylon Smith and Keivarae Russell join a number of NFL Draft hopefuls in Indianapolis this morning for another round of medical exams by team doctors from all of the NFL Teams...

The player with the most to gain from a good report today -- Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith. 

LINK:  NFL STORY ON JAYLON

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Domer A.J. Pollock's Road Back to Lineup...


National League All-Star, A.J. Pollock underwent surgery on his elbow last week.  Here's a look at what lies ahead in the recovery for the former Fighting Irish star...

Please note:  A.J. will be a guest on Notre Dame Day -- on Monday, April 25th during the 4 PM ET HOUR.

LINK:  ESPN STORY

Nyles Morgan the Next Great Middle LB at ND?


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A "Sneak Peek" at Notre Dame Day's Guest List


Notre Dame Day 2016 is now 11 days away!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the "sports related" guests that will appear LIVE on the 29 HOUR broadcast -- Sunday, April 24th and Monday, April 25th.

The LIVE ONLINE BROADCAST begins at 6:42 PM ET on Sunday -- you can watch it at the link at the bottom of this story:

PARTIAL GUEST LIST -- NOTRE DAME DAY:
  • LOU HOLTZ
  • A.J. POLLOCK
  • ZACK MARTIN
  • THOM GATEWOOD
  • JUSTIN TUCK
  • TYLER EIFERT
  • AUSTIN CARR
  • MELISSA HENDERSON
  • ANDERS LEE
  • TERRY HANRATTY
  • KELLY TRIPUCKA
  • ROD WEST
  • MATT BESLER 
  • STAN WILCOX
  • PAT CONNAUGHTON
  • JOHN SHUMATE
  • DAVID BRUTON, JR.
  • THEO RIDDICK
  • STAN BOWMAN 
  • MOLLY HUDDLE
  • MANY MORE!

PLUS -- a number of current Notre Dame student-athletes and coaches!

LINK:  WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE -- STARTING APRIL 24TH

Domer Makes Custom Suits for Stanley & Smith


Notre Dame alum, Ge Wang '08 -- crafted two custom made suits (photos above) for Ronnie Stanley and Jaylon Smith to wear at the upcoming NFL Draft.

Ge Wang will be a guest during the 11 PM ET HOUR of our upcoming Notre Dame Day broadcast -- on Monday, April 25th.  You can see the broadcast online at:  notredameday.nd.edu

LINK:  ESPN STORY

LINK:  ESQ CLOTHING 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ND Alum "Representing" in the Big House


Notre Dame alum Erock Rock is seen here in this photo taken this morning inside Michigan Stadium -- as he finished a 5k race in Ann Arbor that ended at the 50-yard line.

Knowing Erock -- he probably reminded a few Wolverine fans that it's been 945 days since Michigan last scored against Notre Dame in football.

PHOTO: A Notre Dame Fan's Unique Tattoo


Now, I will admit I'm not a fan of tattoo's -- but, I am a fan of the creativity in this design!

Coach Brian Kelly's Saturday Press Conference


#1 Notre Dame vs. #12 Duke on ESPNU at Noon


Kevin Corrigan's top ranked Fighting Irish take on the #12 ranked Blue Devils today at NOON ET in a game televised on ESPNU.

GO IRISH!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Domer McKenna Leaving McDonald's Board


Andy McKenna '51 -- the long-time Chairman of McDonald's Corporation and Notre Dame alum -- has decided to step down from his position at next month's shareholder's meeting.

Thought you'd enjoy this interview of Andy back in 2012 -- on the role of a corporation's Board of Directors.  McKenna is also Chairman-Emeritus of Notre Dame's Board of Trustees.

LINK:  STORY

Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson -- Highlights


Jerian Grant Leads Knicks to Another Victory!

Former Notre Dame All-American Jerian Grant hit this big shot in the Knick's win last night over the 76ers.  Jerian put up these numbers;  16 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal in his 30 minutes of action...

Notre Dame Football Highlights: Practice #12


Notre Dame Beats #1 North Carolina Last Night


Ryan Sachire's Fighting Irish rolled over the top ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 5 - 2  on SENIOR NIGHT.  What a way to end your college tennis career for Notre Dame's five seniors (pictured above).

It's the first time Notre Dame's Men's Tennis has beaten a #1 ranked team since USC back in 1992.

CONGRATS!

LINK:  STORY

Friday, April 8, 2016

Notre Dame vs. Texas Moved to Sunday Night


Notre Dame's first visit to Austin, TX -- since 1996  -- is a big deal to the TV networks...

Today it was announced that the game would be moved from Saturday to Sunday night (September 4, 2016) of Labor Day Weekend.  The time and TV network will be announced in a few weeks.

Here are video highlights of Notre Dame's last trip to Austin, TX...