Thursday, August 31, 2017

Just 40 Hours to Notre Dame Football!

What a beautiful photo this evening from the "house that Rock built!"

 Just "double-click" on the photo to enlarge.

It's "MOVE IN" Day at Notre Dame Stadium!

The Fighting Irish are taking up residence in their new Game Day Home!

Domer Mike Lee's Appearance on EXTRA

Mike's training for his next professional fight -- while still finding time to keep tabs on his newest venture; Monarch Athletic Club in Los Angeles.

Lee '09, is 20 - 0 as a professional boxer!!!

Pat Connaughton Signed for Third Year!

Former Notre Dame basketball and baseball star -- Pat Connaughton, just agreed to terms with the Portland Trail Blazers for a third season.  A cool $1.47 million guaranteed for Pat!



Notre Dame Players Talk Temple Game

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Boldly Notre Dame -- DREAM, DARE, DO...

Now Watch ND Football LIVE in 13 Countries!

NBC Sports Gold (NBC Sports direct to consumer LIVE streaming product) is launching an international Notre Dame Football Season Pass!

This will allow Notre Dame fans in these 13 countries; Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom -- to watch all seven home games for $49.99.

I couldn't find where you could place an order for Notre Dame Football -- maybe it will go LIVE tomorrow?

Here is a link to the NBC Sports Gold website below:


Notre Dame Football Helmet Honors Ara!

As promised, the Notre Dame football team will honor Ara Parseghian this season with this sticker on the front of each player's helmet.

A nice touch!

Replay: Brian Kelly's Temple Presser Today

Brian Kelly Interview with Yahoo! Sports

 Thought you'd enjoy reading this...


Saturday, August 26, 2017

DeShone Kizer's First NFL Exhibition Start

The Last Day of the Notre Dame Trail...

A special day --- a special two weeks for the University of Notre Dame!



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Domer Matt Besler in Citibank TV Commercial

Former Notre Dame All-American Matt Besler -- is starring in a Citibank TV spot about his hometown of Kansas City...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photo of Jaylon Smith's First NFL Tackle!

It's been 596 days since former Notre Dame All-American Jaylon Smith stepped foot on a football field in LIVE game action.  He played 12 snaps today in the Cowboys exhibition game with the Colts -- and made this critical third down tackle...

IF YOU "DOUBLE CLICK" ON THE PHOTO above you can see the video of his first NFL tackle! 



I LOVE THIS -- Notre Dame's Class of 2021!

Got to love this photo of the University of Notre Dame's Class of 2021 inside Notre Dame Stadium.  That's Corbett Family Hall in the background.

Irish Goal Line Offense -- A Different Approach

Notre Dame's QB will be "under center" in their goal like offense this season. 

I believe this will be for the good...


Friday, August 18, 2017

Knute Rockne Uniform Reveal for Notre Dame!

This folks -- is GENIUS!  The old / new helmet design -- the SHOES -- and the detail on the jersey that the Fighting Irish will be wearing in their game November 18th against Navy.

Every player's nameplate in the Notre Dame Locker Room -- the day of this game -- will be replaced with one name:  ROCKNE.


Domer Jaylon Smith's Just a Day Away...

The former Notre Dame All-American looks to be getting his first NFL Exhibition game action tomorrow against the Colts...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

They're Back --- The Band of the Fighting Irish!

The Notre Dame Trail --- Day #5 Update

The pilgrims have covered 124 miles over the first five days of the Notre Dame Trail -- they finish on Saturday, August 26th.  A day we're encouraging everyone to walk the final few steps from downtown South Bend to the Notre Dame campus!

Here's the latest from WNDU:




Nolan Interviews Assistant Football Coaches

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nolan Interviews ND Football Coaches Today

Aerial Look at the New Notre Dame Stadium

Wisconsin Grad -- Calls Out the Badger Nation!

I love this story -- Madison Police Chief Mike Koval -- a Notre Dame Dad, Superfan -- and, a Wisconsin alum -- calls out the Badger Nation!  See the video below!

Mike's son Riley (ND Law Grad) works with me here at Notre Dame. 



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Visitors' Entrance to Notre Dame Stadium

Fox Sports Ohio: DeShone Kizer Interview...

DeShone talks about playing QB at Notre Dame and how it prepares you for the NFL...

Browns' QB Coach Discusses DeShone Kizer

Jaylon Smith to Play First NFL Game Saturday

Great news from Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones this evening...


The Most Valued Tickets in College Football

The folks at TickPick sent me this information on the latest pricing of football tickets in the secondary markets.

Once again -- Notre Dame football is part of the MOST VALUED TICKET in college football this year -- and it's not even close...

To put this in perspective:
  • You could buy a ticket to Florida State vs. Alabama and Michigan vs. Ohio State and still not spend what it would cost to buy a ticket to Georgia vs. Notre Dame.
  • You could buy a ticket to Alabama vs. Auburn, Michigan State vs. Michigan and Clemson vs. Auburn -- and still not spend what it would cost to buy a ticket to Georgia vs. Notre Dame
  • You could buy TWO tickets to Ohio State vs. Michigan, and ONE ticket to Michigan State vs. Michigan -- and still not spend what it would cost to buy a ticket to Georgia vs. Notre Dame

  1. Georgia at Notre Dame:  $1,654.72
  2. Florida State at Alabama:  $1,026.54
  3. Ohio State at Michigan:  $599.63
  4. Navy vs. Army:  $567.76
  5. Florida at Georgia:  $532.68
  6. USC at Notre Dame:  $521.57
  7. Oklahoma at Texas:  $469.38
  8. Alabama at Auburn:  $464.63
  9. Michigan State at Michigan:  $424.73
  10. Clemson at Auburn:  $418.79

Day #2 Notre Dame Trail -- WNDU's Report

On day #2 -- the pilgrims on the Notre Dame Trail walked 19.1 miles...


Monday, August 14, 2017

NBC Names Tirico the Voice of ND Football

The talented broadcaster takes the place of Dan Hicks...


Governor of Indiana Kicks off Notre Dame Trail

The 319 mile journey from Vincennes, IN to the campus of the University of Notre Dame -- began last evening with a 1.7 mile walk with Indiana's Governor Holcomb.



Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Tunnel Signage for Notre Dame Football

I'm hoping this new "HERE COME THE IRISH" signage is "back lit" and lights up during night games.

That would be a nice addition.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

DeShone Kizer's First NFL Exhibition TD Pass

His first NFL game winner -- 4th and 2 with 1:57 left in the game.   Browns beat the Saints 20 to 14!

Does Cleveland finally have a QB!

DeShone dominated the passing stats for the Browns tonight:
  • Kizer:  11 for 18 = 184 yards and a TD pass!
  • Kessler:  5 for 10 = 47 yards
  • Osweiller:  6 for 14 = 42 yards 
In addition -- Kizer led the Browns' QB's with 12 yards rushing.

This Really Happened on Jeopardy...

The Fighting Irish's First Visit to Locker Room

And, a "walk-on" team captain gets a scholarship for his senior year at the University of Notre Dame...

Notre Dame's New Football Locker Room!


Notre Dame Hockey's Incoming Freshmen

Photos of Notre Dame's New Recruiting Lounge

These are photos of the newly renovated Schivarelli Lounge inside Notre Dame Stadium.  A space for Notre Dame Football to entertain recruits and former players...  BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mike Lee '09 Training to go 20 - 0 as a Pro!

Notre Dame alum Mike Lee '09, is currently training in Los Angeles for his upcoming fight against Aaron Quattrocchi on Friday, September 15th at "The Dome At The Ballpark" in Rosemont, IL.

“Fighting at home for my 20th fight means a great deal to me, I made my pro debut in Chicago and it’s terrific to return for this milestone. It seems like yesterday I was fighting to be 1 and 0, now I’m fighting to be 20 and 0.”


Coach Brian Kelly Talks With Media Today

The Big Reveal: ND Football Locker Room!

 THURSDAY, August 10th at 6 PM ET!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New WIFI Panels & DAS Servers in Stadium!

I think every Notre Dame fan will be pleased to have better WIFI in Notre Dame Stadium!

Wimbush & Adams Talk Camp Culver...

Free Tickets to Sorin: A Notre Dame Story...

Free tickets to a one-man-play about the founder of the University of Notre Dame -- Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C. -- became available today!

Don't wait -- get tickets now!


"Father Ted" Postage Stamp Released Sept. 1st

You are going to want to buy a roll or, two or, three of these...


Monday, August 7, 2017

Matthias Farley "Weird Off Field -- WOW On It!"

This is the headline of an Indianapolis Star story today on Matthias Farley -- the former Notre Dame defensive back who now plays safety for the Colts...

A ND GO IRISH BLOG regular -- Tim Willis '84, alerted me to this story.  


Brady Quinn Defends His Alma Mater...

This is Brady Quinn's response to a recent interview that took place on Colin Cowherd's show...


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Replay: Coach Ara Parseghian's Memorial

A Celebration of Ara Parseghian's Life -- MASS

Here is a replay of today's Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration and celebration of the life of Ara Parseghian...

Watch Ara Parseghian's Tribute Today at ND

Today's Mass and Memorial Service for Ara Parseghian will both be streamed LIVE today at UND.COM.  Here's the schedule:

ND Football Walk-On Story in the Boston Globe

You're going to want to read this story...

I am now a Chris Bury fan! 

Stonehill College was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross -- just like the University of Notre Dame.


Video: Domer Sheldon Day's Hit on Fournette

Jack Nolan Interviews Chip Long After Practice

Jack Nolan Interviews Coach Brian Kelly Today

Coach Kelly With Media After Practice Today

A Look at Notre Dame Football Practice Today

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Coach Kelly Recaps Thursday's Practice

Brian Kelly Talks About Ara Parseghian

Brandon Wimbush Talks With Jack Nolan

Video of Coach Parseghian's Last National Title

This is courtesy of former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin -- now the head coach of the Miami Redhawks -- who play our Fighting Irish on September 30th.

Love hearing Howard Cosell's voice...

Notre Dame Not Ranked in ESPN Top 25

I like that we are not ranked in ESPN's preseason poll... 


Now, we do have a number of opponents ranked in the top 25:
  • #4 University of Southern California
  • #15 Stanford University
  • #16 University of Miami (FL)
  • #17 University of Georgia


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fox Sports: "Should Kizer be Browns' QB?"

Onwualu Already Earning First Team Reps

The former Notre Dame team captain -- a rookie free agent -- was already running with the Los Angeles Chargers' first team defense...

That's James in the blue jersey in the photo above -- Day 1 of NFL Training Camp.