The Fighting Irish play their last regular season game tonight as a member of Hockey East -- we join the Big Ten for hockey next year. With a win over Boston University -- Notre Dame will be named Hockey East Champions for the regular season!
Former Notre Dame hockey player Anders Lee is currently ranked 20th in the National Hockey League in goals scored this season! ND Hockey fans might remember that Anders broke his left fibula this past April -- missing the final weeks last season and the Playoffs.
Lee currently leads the New York Islanders with 23 goals scored -- the same number as Blackhawks' star Patrick Kane...
FYI: Kane just signed a contract with Chicago for 8 years and $84,000,000.
The top-four teams get an automatic "double-bye" in the upcoming ACC Tournament -- which is huge. Here's what lies ahead for the six teams still with a shot for one of these top four spots -- FOLKS, NOTRE DAME HAS AS GOOD A CHANCE AS ANY TO GET AN ACC DOUBLE-BYE!
The Fighting Irish earned a very tough road win yesterday in front of an all-time record crowd for women's basketball at Syracuse. And, despite the Orange making shot, after shot, after shot -- they made 12 three pointers and the IRISH struggling big time from the foul line (12 misses)...
The former Notre Dame All-American defensive tackle, four-time NFL All Pro and Super Bowl Champion for the San Francisco 49ers is now coaching the defensive line for the National Football Conference Champs...
ND fans will remember that Bryant Young was the #7 overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft.
Former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier '68 (top photo) and former Fighting Irish rowing star and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Polk '08 (bottom photo) -- were honored last night at Pittsburgh's 81st annual Dapper Dan Dinner.
Helen Jenkins, the proud mother of 12 kids -- including Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C. -- died yesterday from a severe head injury. Ms. Jenkins was walking in an Omaha Mall parking lot when she was hit by a car that was backing out of a parking space...
Fr. Jenkins and his 11 siblings celebrated Mass at her bedside -- prior to her death.
Notre Dame alums; Jimmy Dunne (Trustee), Pete Bevacqua (CEO, PGA of America) and Condoleezza Rice (former Secretary of State) just finished Day 2 at the AT&T National Pro Am with their professional playing partners...
Dunne and Smylie Kaufman (PGA Tour player) had a great day going (-7) under at Spyglass Hill Golf Course moving up 67 spots to a tie for 62nd. Meanwhile, Bevacqua and Jim Furyk carded a (-4) under score at Pebble Beach which dropped them ten spots into a tie for 31st place. While Condi Rice and her PGA Tour playing partner Jason Bohn were at (-1) today, when play was suspended -- with five holes yet to play. They're currently sitting in 135th place...
They're all chasing Jordan Spieth and his playing partner who lead the team event at (-15) under after two days.
The current CUT LINE is at (-10) -- the top 25 teams will play on Sunday -- so Dunne, Bevacqua and Rice have some work to do.
The Domers are playing well. Bevacqua's Tour partner Jim Furyk is EVEN PAR on his own ball and their team score is ten shots better at (-10). Dunne's Tour partner Kaufman is (+8) over par on his own ball, yet their team score is 15 shots better at (-7). Rice's Tour partner Bohn is (+2), and their team score is 3 shots better...
Saturday should be fun for Jimmy Dunne -- he's playing in a foursome with Phil Mickelson at Pebble Beach -- in a group right ahead of tournament leader Jordan Spieth. Big galleries -- plenty of TV time.
Play was suspended this afternoon during the first round of the AT&T National Pro-Am -- yet, Notre Dame alum Pete Bevacqua (CEO of the PGA of America) and his PGA Tour playing partner Jim Furyk were able to complete play.
Bevacqua and Furyk currently stand in a tie for 17th place with a score of -5 under.
Notre Dame alum and Trustee, Jimmy Dunne and his professional playing partner Smylie Kaufman didn't fare quite as well. They're currently sitting at EVEN par after 17 holes of play -- which puts them in a tie for 117th place. The top 25 teams make the cut for Sunday's final round.
Now, Jimmy must have had a pretty good day on the course -- because Smylie Kaufman was (+6) for the day (with zero birdies) -- and their team score was EVEN PAR, meaning Jimmy quite likely beat his PGA Tour partner today "straight up" at Monterey Peninsula.
Furyk finished (-2) -- meaning Bevacqua contributed three shots to their team score -- they played at Spyglass Hill.
Not a bad day, in bad weather -- for the two DOMERS!
FYI: My brother Jay's boss -- Pat Hamill, CEO of Oakwood Homes is in first place at (-10) with his PGA Tour partner Matt Every.
If you're a golf fan -- keep an eye on Notre Dame alums; Jimmy Dunne (Trustee) and Pete Bevacqua (CEO of the PGA) -- who are playing in this week's AT&T National Pro-Am. Dunne (picture above) is playing with Smylie Kaufman and Bevacqua is playing with Jim Furyk.
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly should be thrilled with how National Signing Day turned out for his Fighting Irish. Despite significant staff changes (8 new coaches) over the last two months and a difficult season on the field -- Notre Dame was able secure the signatures of 21 high school stars from across the country.