Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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...
LINK: UNDERSIZED & UNDERRATED
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.Huge surprise for injured officers & Notre Dame fans Kevin Holtry & Chris Davis! Thank you for the shout out Coach Brian Kelly! @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/cZCXCnIjkP— Boise PD (@BoisePD) November 30, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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.
LINK: JOK SCORES 42 IN LOSS
Monday, November 28, 2016
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.
LINK: TOP NFL PROSPECTS IN CFL
Sunday, November 27, 2016
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!
LINK: FIVE THINGS TO WATCH TONIGHT
Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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.
Monday, November 21, 2016
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.
LINK: LEGENDS CLASSIC
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
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...No flag. No review. https://t.co/Z2BJEtV0VO— Dan Worthington (@danWorthington) November 19, 2016
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.
LINK: ACC OFFICIATING CURSE
Folks, the wind is blowing between 30 and 40 mph -- it's dropped 40 degrees in the last 24 hours -- and it's snowing!This weekend, we honor our seniors.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) November 18, 2016
Saturday | 3:30pm ET | NBC#BeatVATech pic.twitter.com/OtHpeA2Vha
Welcome to football in South Bend -- come November!
Friday, November 18, 2016
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Monday, November 14, 2016
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.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
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
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
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.
LINK: PLEASE MAKE A GIFT
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Former Fighting Irish QB and #2 overall NFL pick (1993 NFL DRAFT) Rick Mirer -- is seen here in a photo with his son Morrison Mirer who just signed a National Letter of Intent to play Lacrosse for the University of Notre Dame.
The circle of life...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
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.
LINK: REVIVING HIS CAREER
LINK: PATRICK SMYTH
Sunday, November 6, 2016
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.
LINK: FIRST AMERICAN
LINK: NEW YORK POST STORY
LINK: LET'S RUN
LINK: NEW YORK TIMES STORY
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?
Saturday, November 5, 2016
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.
ARE WE UNDER AN ACC OFFICIATING CURSE?
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!
Friday, November 4, 2016
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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.National Defensive Player of the Week performance on Saturday, Snow White for the kids on Sunday.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) November 2, 2016
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