Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Sneak Peek: Domer Kyle Rudolph Goes Pro

College Basketball's Best "Big" Man -- Bonzie!

The folks at Sports Illustrated penned this piece about 6' 4" (maybe 6' 5") Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson.

His secret -- long arms (I've heard a 7'-4" wing span) and the softest shooting touch you'll ever see...


Coach Kelly's Message to Boise Police Officers

Two Boise Police officers -- both, big-time Notre Dame fans -- who are recovering from gun shot wounds suffered two weeks ago, received a personal message from Coach Kelly.


Domer Kyle Rudolph -- Showing Off Some Skills

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas at the University of Notre Dame

Nothing like the Notre Dame Christmas Tree in the Main Building's Rotunda...  It's going up today!

Game Within the Game: Jok vs. Vasturia

Tonight's ACC / Big Ten Challenge game at Notre Dame features one of the leading scorer's in the country (Iowa's Peter Jok) against arguably one of the better defender's in college hoops (Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia).

Jok scored 42 in his last game...

The game will be televised tonight on ESPN2 -- beginning at 9 PM ET.


Monday, November 28, 2016

College Football Coaches' Salaries -- 2016

I'm not sure of the accuracy of these numbers -- but here is USA Today's look at what college football coaches are getting paid...


Brian Kelly Talks to Jack Nolan After USC Loss

Davaris Daniels --- Back on NFL Scouting Lists

Former Notre Dame wide receiver capped off a brilliant rookie year in the Canadian Football League -- unfortunately on a losing note in the 104th Grey Cup.  Daniels still made his presence felt with 7 receptions for 89 yards and 2 rushes for 33 yards and a TD.

That's Davaris on his 19 yard TD run late in the game -- in the photo above.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Notre Dame's Flores' Twins -- Sister Love...

Monica and Sabrina Flores, sophomore soccer players here at Notre Dame were caught on camera after a recent USA vs. Mexico U20 soccer match...



Daniels in 104th Grey Cup Tonight on ESPN2


Former ND wide receiver Davaris Daniels will be playing tonight in the 104th Grey Cup, the Canadian Football League's championship game.

Daniels, who was just named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie -- played in just 11 games catching 51 passes for 815 yards and 9 TD's.  He wears #89 for the Calgary Stampeders -- they will be in the red and black uniforms tonight.

The Grey Cup will be televised on ESPN2 here in the States -- beginning at 6:30 PM ET tonight!


Mike Brey's Irish are 6 - 0 After Win Last Night

Muffet's #1 Irish Roll -- UCONN Next Week!

USC Coach and Players Talk Notre Dame

USC's Hype Video for Notre Dame Game

Coach Kelly's Last Press Conference in 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Former ND Coach Turning Things Around in OH

WNDU" Notre Dame's Double Time in Houston

USC Head Coach Talks Notre Dame Game

One Game -- Played on Two Basketball Courts

Media Reaction to NCAA's Decision Against ND

Here's what a few in the media are saying today -- in the aftermath of the NCAA's decision to ask Notre Dame to vacate wins...




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

ND Plays Northwestern on ESPN2 at 6 PM ET

Mike Brey's Fighting Irish take on the Northwestern Wildcats tonight at 6 PM ET in the Championship game of the Legend's Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.

The game will be televised on ESPN2 -- beginning at 6 PM ET.


Notre Dame to Appeal NCAA Decision

Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. announced in the past hour that the University will appeal the decision made today by the NCAA Committee on Infractions...


Monday, November 21, 2016

Domer C.J. Prosise Takes it 72-Yards for TD!

Unfortunately, C.J. got hurt later in the game and is expected to miss a few games...


ND Men's Basketball: ESPN2 Tonight at 7 PM ET

The Fighting Irish take on Colorado tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY -- in the Legends Classic.  The winner of this game takes on the winner of Texas vs. Northwestern in the championship game Tuesday night.

Game tips off at 7 PM ET on ESPN2.

Go Irish!


Fighting Irish Win Women's Preseason NIT Title

Saturday, November 19, 2016

You Have to Wonder How Long It Will Take...

For Notre Dame to earn the respect of the ACC officiating crews.  The clip above, was not called as targeting / nor, did the official upstairs call down and make the call...

Then, this was called as defensive pass interference on Notre Dame -- extending a VT drive leading to a 4th quarter score...

See my story from a couple weeks ago on ACC officiating of Notre Dame games.


Photos from Notre Dame Stadium this AM!

I'll be in the stands today -- bundled up from head to toe!  Going to be interesting to see how the IRISH and the HOKIES handle the elements.


It's Snowin' and Blowin' -- GAME DAY AT ND!

Folks, the wind is blowing between 30 and 40 mph -- it's dropped 40 degrees in the last 24 hours -- and it's snowing!

Welcome to football in South Bend -- come November!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

OT: Just Had to Share This -- Hallelujah !!!

NFL MVP -- Domer Zack Martin & Cowboys OL

The Dallas Cowboys' offensive line -- led by former Notre Dame All-American Zack Martin -- is being offered up as the NFL MVP'S right now!  The Boys and their rookie QB and rookie RB are the talk of the League --- thanks to Zack and his offensive line-mates in Dallas.


Domer Prosise's First NFL Start -- A Good One!

Former Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise finally earned his first NFL start last night and he put on a show.   Prosise totaled 153 yards of offense (rushing and receiving) in the Seahawks big win over the New England Patriots.

Here's the story...



Sunday, November 13, 2016

One Last Look at the Shamrock Series Gear

The Fighting Irish are now 6 - 0 when wearing a Shamrock Series edition helmet and, or uniform -- they started the tradition of the new helmet in 2011 and uniform in 2012.  Here are all of the special designed helmets and uniforms worn by the IRISH at the Shamrock Series games:

2015 Helmet -- ND beast Boston College 19 - 16

2014 Helmet -- ND beat Purdue 30 - 14

 2013 Helmet -- ND beat Arizona State 37 - 34

 2012 Helmet -- ND beat Miami (FL) 41 - 3

 2011 Helmet -- ND beat Maryland 45 - 21

Army Talks 44 - 6 Loss to Fighting Irish

Coach Brian Kelly Talks 44 - 6 Win Over Army

Saturday, November 12, 2016

C.J. Sanders' 92 Yard Kick-Off Return for TD!

OT: Pitt Beats Clemson -- at Clemson !!!

Coach Mike Brey Talks Win #1 Over Bryant

Game Highlights: Notre Dame 44 - Navy 6

Demetrius Jackson Scores 22 in NBADL Debut

Notre Dame ROTC Students Visiting Veterans

Muffet Talks About Win #1 for Top Ranked Irish

#1 Notre Dame Rolls Over CMU 107 - 47 in NIT

Drummer's Circle -- San Antonio River Walk

Friday, November 11, 2016

Notre Dame's Veteran Initiative -- Giving Back!

For nearly 175 years, the men and women of Notre Dame have aspired to becomes forces for good in the world. Today, veterans like Luis Morales pursue their degrees at the University of Notre Dame, continuing a dedication to serve and a solemn commitment to make the world a better place.
To help students like Luis, the Notre Dame Veterans Fund helps offset tuition and living costs, and provides resources that enable veterans to continue their education here at Notre Dame. There are between 75-100 veterans enrolled at Notre Dame in a given semester. Please make a gift today to support these men and women who serve as leaders both in and out of the classroom.
We thank all veterans for their brave service.


Veteran's Day -- We Salute All of You!

The Marine Corps celebrated its 241st birthday yesterday...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Patterson & Vaughn Join Muffet's Irish Today!

Muffet's #1 ranked Fighting Irish just added to high school stars to their talented roster today:


DJ Harvey Commits to Brey's Fighting Irish!

The #21 ranked player in the country, DJ Harvey -- signed a National Letter of Intent today to play for Notre Dame.


Mike Brey Talks Another 100 pt. Exhibition Win

The ND Helmet: God, Country, Notre Dame!

Army Football Coach Talks Notre Dame Game

Monday, November 7, 2016

ND Women's Soccer Earns a #2 NCAA Seed!

Domer Smyth Finishes 10th at NYC Marathon!

Former Notre Dame All-American Patrick Smyth '09 has a full-time job in Santa Fe, NM as a computer mapper -- and in his spare time he takes on the top professional distance runners in the world...

Yesterday, Patrick finished 10th in the NYC Marathon -- earning $2,000, plus an additional $3,000 for being the fifth highest American finisher in the race.

Congrats Patrick!



Domer Justin Tuck -- Picks His Favorite Player

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Domer Molly Huddle -- Third in NYC Marathon!

Former Notre Dame All-American distance runner Molly Huddle '06 -- running in her first marathon -- became the first American to finish on the podium at the New York City Marathon since 2010, taking the bronze medal.

As the top American finisher -- Molly pocketed an additional $25,000 bonus check along with the $40,000 awarded to the third place finisher.

Congratulations Molly!





Domer Golden Tate Catch & Run Game Winner!

OT: Not a Cubs Fan, But You Have to Love This

When Will College Football Staffs Have This?

A rules expert -- someone who knows the rules of football better than the part-time officials do?  An individual on the coaching staff, who in "real time," can catch officials' making mistakes in their interpretation of the rules or, the scope of their authority -- and get them reversed IMMEDIATELY.

We experienced a huge officiating call in the ND vs. Navy game yesterday -- where a FOOTBALL RULES EXPERT (standing on Notre Dame's sideline) could have changed the outcome of the game.  
  • The game changing "12-man on the field penalty call against Notre Dame" -- that led to Navy's game winning TD -- was made by the replay official from the American Conference (Navy's conference) and, he should not have been allowed to make that call.  SEE THE RULE.  Ironically the ACC officials on the field did not feel it was a penalty and did not drop a flag on the play.
 You can see Devin Studstill running off field before snap...

What would it be worth to Brian Kelly today -- if there had been someone on his sideline who could have let the ACC officiating crew know IMMEDIATELY -- "this is not his call in the replay booth..." 

I'm sure we can find a Notre Dame student or two who could become quite proficient on the OFFICIAL RULES OF FOOTBALL -- and keep the guys in "black & white" in check.

What do you think?

Navy Talks "Keep Away" Win Over Notre Dame

Saturday, November 5, 2016

ACC Officiating of ND Games vs. Non-ACC

I'm frustrated -- we're 3 - 6 and I'm looking for excuses -- like any good fan!

Especially now that it's being reported that the ACC crew should not have allowed a replay official to make the 12 man-on-the-field penalty call against Notre Dame.  SEE THE RULE.

Anyway, it made me wonder how Notre Dame has fared over the past three seasons since we began taking ACC officiating crews with us to our road games against non-ACC teams.  Versus, how the "real ACC teams" fare when they go on the road with the same ACC officiating crews.

Here's what I learned...

Notre Dame has played 5 road games these past three seasons against non-ACC foes where we've taken "our ACC officials" with us.  Here are the results:
  • ND:  21 penalties for 195 yards 
  • Opponents:  13 penalties for 99 yards  
  • In three of these five road games, our opponents had a grand total of 4 penalties called on them!
  • ACC officials have called 62% more penalties on the Fighting Irish
  • ACC officials have walked off 97% more penalty yards on the Fighting Irish 

ACC Officiating Crews -- working ACC Teams' road games against non-ACC foes:

Clemson has had three road games officiated by ACC crews against non-ACC foes -- in the same time frame -- here's what I learned:
  • Clemson:  10 penalties for 100 yards
  • Opponents:  21 penalties for 155 yards 

Florida State has had three road games officiated by ACC crews against non-ACC foes -- in the same time frame -- here's what I learned:
  • Florida State:  19 penalties for 173 yards
  • Opponents:  22 penalties for 201 yards

North Carolina has had three road games officiated by ACC crews against non-ACC foes -- in the same time frame -- here's what I learned:
  • North Carolina:  20 penalties for 161 yards
  • Opponents:  30 penalties for 236 yards

ACC Officiating Crews -- working ND games against ACC foes:

Notre Dame has played 13 games over the past three seasons against ACC foes -- here's how the ACC officials have called these games:
  • ND:  74 penalties for 592 yards
  • ACC opponents:  84 penalties for 705 yards
  • ACC officials have called 14% more penalties on ND's ACC foes
  • ACC officials have walked off 20% more penalty yards on ND's ACC foes

It makes you question why Notre Dame is less penalized against their ACC opponents when they go head-to-head, yet, when we (ND, Clemson, FSU and NC) go on the road --- with the same ACC officiating crews -- ND is the only team that is penalized more than their non-ACC opponent?

Why the anomaly?

We are 1 - 4 in these games.  

Notre Dame football is now 14 - 13 in the 27 games since an ACC officiating crew took back the game winning TD the Irish scored in the closing seconds of our road game against #1 Florida State back in 2014 -- with a controversial penalty call.  


11 of Notre Dame's 13 losses have been by ONE TD or less -- think about that!!!

Folks, I'm just looking for someone else to blame for our recent football famine -- please know, I'm well aware it's not the ACC officials' fault.  We make just  one more play in each of these 11 close losses and we're having conversations about the Playoffs.

Yet, I will admit I yearn for the days when Notre Dame took those MAC officiating crews with them on the road.  SEE MAC OFFICIALS.

Tomorrow's a new day -- BEAT ARMY!

Navy Plays Keep Away on Notre Dame 28 - 27

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Domer Steve Bartman -- Cubs' Fan Apologizes

Notre Dame alum Steve Bartman '99 -- is the subject of much conversation the day after the Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years...

Here's another story:


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Jones - National Defensive Player of the Week!

Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones '16 -- was named National Defensive Player of the Week for his "six tackles for loss" in our win over Miami.