Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Georgia Football Follows Notre Dame's Lead


Thought you'd find this story of interest...

LINK:  GEORGIA COPIES NOTRE DAME

Current Rankings of Notre Dame Teams


Here's the latest national rankings of all of the Notre Dame teams currently in season:

#1:    Men's Fencing
#1:    Women's Fencing
#2:    Hockey
#5:    Women's Basketball
#6:    Men's Lacrosse
#15:  Women's Lacrosse
#19:  Women's Swimming
#19:  Men's Swimming
#23:  Men's Tennis

Coach Balis Back Doing His Thing with Irish!



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A "Notre Dame NHL Goal" in Pittsburgh!


In what was probably a first in the history of the National Hockey League -- three former Notre Dame players teamed up to score a goal...

Defenseman Ian Cole passed to Forward Riley Sheahan who passed to Forward Bryan Rust -- who scored the goal...

The video above just shows the pass from Sheahan to Rust.

I Love This New Notre Dame Storytelling Site!


When you get the chance -- please check out the new WE ARE ND storytelling site -- created by my colleagues at the Notre Dame Alumni Association. 

Great stories about Notre Dame alums!  You're going to want to read the story linked below...

LINK:  THE ASSIGNMENT OF A LIFETIME

Brey's "Injured Irish" Can't Hang with Duke...



Sure would have loved to play this game with all of our players available...

Notre Dame is now 5 - 4, since joining the ACC, in games with Duke.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Notre Dame Plays Duke on ESPN at 7 PM ET


Mike Brey's "Injured Irish" take on the Duke Blue Devils tonight on ESPN -- the game tips off at 7 PM ET.

The Fighting Irish have only SEVEN scholarship players available for tonight's game.

LINK:  GAME STORY

Florida State's Coach Talks Loss to Notre Dame

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Muffet's Irish Hang "One Hundred" on #8 FSU


#5 Notre Dame went on the road today in front of a record crowd of 9,498 at Florida State -- and beat the eighth ranked Seminoles 100 - 69.

The Irish sent a message to the rest of the ACC today -- don't count us out!!!

GO IRISH!


Domer Harrison Smith's NFL Pro Bowl Pick Six!




Mike Brey Talks Loss to Virginia Tech...


Notre Dame Men's Tennis Beats #8 Texas !!!



Muffet's Irish Face Another Tough Road Test

The #5 Fighting Irish take on #8 Florida State this afternoon on ESPN2 -- game time scheduled for 4 PM ET.

Florida State gave Louisville their only loss of the season last week -- it's going to be a tough test for Notre Dame!

#1 Notre Dame Hockey Dominates Minnesota...


Saturday, January 27, 2018

Domer Smythe's TD Catch at Senior Bowl

The former Notre Dame Tight End was also named one of the TEAM CAPTAINS today for the Senior Bowl!

Brey's Irish on ESPN2 Tonight at 8 PM ET



The Fighting Irish try to end their four game ACC losing streak tonight when they host Virginia Tech -- the game will be televised on ESPN2 beginning at 8 PM ET.

The Hokies are coming off a big win over #10 North Carolina.

LINK:  GAME NOTES

Friday, January 26, 2018

MUST SEE: "It Means More Here..."

#1 ND Hockey on ESPN2 Tonight at 8 PM ET


If you'd like to see the top ranked Fighting Irish hockey team on TV -- tonight is your night.  Notre Dame travels to Minnesota to take on the #13 ranked Golden Gophers and the game will be televised on ESPN2 -- beginning at 8 PM ET.

LINK:  GAME STORY

LINK:  GAME STATS FROM ND

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Domer Connaughton Blows Up Twitter Tonight



It's the dunk they're all talking about on Twitter...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Brian Kelly Hires Jeff Quinn to Coach O-Line



Here's Coach Kelly talking about his long-time relationship with Jeff Quinn -- back in 2013....

Monday, January 22, 2018

Domer Tate's Detroit Lions' Highlights!



Domer Riddick's Detroit Lions' Highlights



Domers Rudolph & Smith Selected to Pro Bowl


Former Notre Dame football players Kyle Rudolph and Harrison Smith were selected today to play in the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl.  Congratulations!

LINK:  PRO BOWL

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

#1 Notre Dame Hockey -- 16 Straight Wins!


The top ranked Fighting Irish rolled over Wisconsin last night -- 4 - 2 -- extending their winning streak to 16 straight games!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Trailing by 23 Points -- Notre Dame Wins by 14!


Notre Dame just completed its greatest comeback in women's basketball history -- and one of the 10 greatest comebacks in NCAA history!

The Fighting Irish were down 37 - 14 to Tennessee with 7:03 left in the 2nd quarter...

A 34 point fourth quarter put it away for Muffet's Irish!

Domer Named Auburn's Athletic Director


Notre Dame alum, Allen Greene will be introduced tomorrow morning as the 15th Director of Athletics in Auburn University's history.  Greene is one of ELEVEN former ND alums leading the athletics department at one of the 129 FBS schools:

Notre Dame Alums -- Leading Athletics Departments at FBS schools:
  • Allen Greene, Auburn
  • Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame
  • Bubba Cunningham, North Carolina
  • Gene Smith, Ohio State
  • Stan Wilcox, Florida State
  • Mike Bobinski, Purdue
  • Danny White,  University of Central Florida
  • Tom Bowen, Memphis
  • Bill Scholl, Marquette
  • Larry Williams, Akron
  • Boo Corrigan, United States Military Academy

Tennessee Was "UCONN" Before UCONN...


The #6 ranked Tennessee Volunteers are in town to take on the #5 Fighting Irish on ESPN tonight at 7 PM ET.

LINK:  KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL

Domer Molly Huddle Keeps Breaking Records!


The former Notre Dame All-American just ran the fastest "half marathon" in American history -- and along the way she broke the record for the fastest 10 miles and 20k...

Congrats Molly!

LINK:  STORY


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Notre Dame vs. Louisville on ESPN2: 7 PM ET


Mike Brey's Fighting Irish take on the Louisville Cardinals tonight in an important ACC game for Notre Dame.  Tune in at 7 PM ET on ESPN2.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Luck of the Irish Wasn't Present Today...




You Knew It Was Big When He Was On the Call


From ND "Walk-On" to Ranked 7th in the World!


Nathan Richartz '17 -- walked on to the Notre Dame Track & Field team four years ago -- last May he became ACC Champion and now...

His pole vault last night of 18'-4" at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, NV has moved him up to the 7th ranked pole vaulter in the World!

LINK:  WALK ON TO ND'S BEST

Reigning Champs vs. Notre Dame on ESPN



Mike Brey's Fighting Irish host the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels tonight at Purcell Pavilion -- LIVE on ESPN beginning at 6 PM ET.

LINK:  GAME NOTES

Friday, January 12, 2018

Louisville's Coach On Big Win Over Notre Dame


Quenton Nelson Picked "Top NFL Prospect..."


Jonah Tuls, a NFL Draft expert -- published this list of the TOP 60 NFL Draft Prospects...

And, a Notre Dame player is picked #1 overall.

LINK:  TULS PRE-SENIOR BOWL RANKING

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Louisville Put on a Historic Offensive Show...

Who shoots 65.1% from the field -- 64.7% from three point range -- and then 63.6% from the foul line...!?!

I'm telling you -- we'll never see this again in college basketball.

The #3 Louisville Cardinals rolled over our #2 Fighting Irish 100 - 67, becoming the first team to hang a hundred on a Muffet McGraw team in more than 19 years.

Huge Game Tonight for Muffet's Fighting Irish!


It will be #2 vs #3 -- as Notre Dame travels down to Louisville to take on the Cardinals at 7 PM ET on ESPN.

Can the injury depleted Irish win another huge road game?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Must Read: "Q" Nelson's Dad's Lettter to Fans


Every Notre Dame Football fan should read this letter written by Quenton Nelson's father -- it's posted on the ONE FOOT DOWN site...

LINK:  LETTER

Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech Tonight: ESPNU


Mike Brey's Fighting Irish travel to Atlanta tonight to play the Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech at 7 PM ET on ESPNU.  This will be the second meeting of these two teams in the last 11 days...

You'll recall the Irish won the first game 68 - 59 at Purcell Pavilion.

This will be Notre Dame's second full game without both Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell.

GO IRISH!

LINK:  GAME NOTES

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Clark Lea Named Defensive Coordinator!

Notre Dame Men's Basketball Ranked Again...


The Fighting Irish moved back into the TOP 25 of the Coaches' Poll -- and ended up #26 in this week's AP Poll...

LINK:  TOP 25

Teams With the Ten Most Difficult Schedules...


Here's a look at how the teams with the ten most difficult schedules -- according to Sagarin -- fared in 2018:

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE -- 10 MOST DIFFICULT
  1.  Maryland:  4 - 8
  2.  NOTRE DAME:  10 - 3
  3.  Auburn:  10 - 4
  4.  Clemson: 12 - 2
  5.  Iowa:  8 - 5
  6.  Georgia: 13 - 2
  7.  Oklahoma:  12 - 2
  8.  Syracuse:  4 - 8
  9.  Nebraska:  4 - 8
  10.  Stanford:  9 - 5

Three of the four teams in this year's College Football Playoff finished with one of the ten most difficult schedules.  National Champion Alabama -- finished with the 27th most difficult schedule

OT: "Freshman to Freshman" -- National Title



Alabama wins the National Championship on this OT touchdown pass...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Notre Dame #1 in Every College Hockey Poll!


It's official - the Fighting Irish are now ranked #1 in every college hockey poll!

LINK:  POLL

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Longest Winning Streak in ND Hockey History!


Jeff Jackson's Fighting Irish just won their 15th straight hockey game -- a new program high -- as Notre Dame swept Michigan this weekend!

The University of Notre Dame remains undefeated in BIG TEN play -- now 12 - 0!!!.

LINK:  BIG TEN HOCKEY STANDINGS

Notre Dame Men's Lacrosse Schedule Released


Kevin Corrigan's #8 ranked Fighting Irish just released their 2018 schedule...

Key early games:
  • Defending National Champs, Maryland on March 3rd 
  • National Runner-up, Denver on March 10th

Double-click on schedule to enlarge.

GO IRISH!

Domer Koyack Catches Game Winning TD!

Former Notre Dame TE Ben Koyack -- caught a 3rd quarter a 4th and goal TD pass today -- to give the Jacksonville Jaguars a 10 - 3 win over the Buffalo Bills.

I was rooting for the Bills!

Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Standings


Here's a look at the ACC's Men's Basketball Standings after 3 games...

Hard to believe only 4 ACC Men's Hoops teams have 2 or more wins this season in conference play. 

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE STANDINGS -- MEN'S BASKETBALL
  1. NOTRE DAME:  3 - 0
  2. Virginia:  3 - 0
  3. Clemson:  3 - 0
  4. Boston College:  2 - 2
  5. Florida State:  1 - 1
  6. Miami:  1 - 1
  7. Louisville:  1 - 1
  8. Georgia Tech:  1 - 1
  9. Wake Forest: 1 - 2
  10. NC State:  1 - 2
  11. Virginia Tech:  1 - 2
  12. Syracuse:  1 - 2
  13. North Carolina:  1 - 2
  14. Duke:  1 - 2 
  15. Pittsburgh:  0 - 3

#1 Notre Dame on NBCSN Today at 3:05 PM ET



Notre Dame Hockey looks to extend its unbeaten streak today -- at home -- against Michigan.  The game can be seen LIVE on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 3 PM ET.

GO IRISH!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

ND's Quenton Nelson Destroying a Blitzer



NFL NETWORK: "Harrison Smith NFL's Best..."


The NFL Network's Brian Baldinger explains why he believes former Notre Dame team captain Harrison Smith is the best defensive player in the National Football League.

LINK:  HARRISON SMITH

Photo of Notre Dame's Army All-Americans


From L to R:  Jayson Ademilola, Shayne Simon, George Takacs, Phil Jurkovec and Derrik Allen.

Irish Locker Room After Win Over Syracuse!



Highlights: Notre Dame 51 -- Syracuse 49


Syracuse Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame


Syracuse's Boeheim Talks Notre Dame Loss


Coach Mike Brey Talks Win Over Syracuse!!!


What Though the Odds! Irish Beat Syracuse!


An ESPN analyst said Notre Dame "will lose by 25" today -- since our two seniors; Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell were injured...

Well, after a very cold shooting first half, when they trailed by nine -- Mike Brey's bunch found a way to WIN.

And, you know what -- we're in FIRST PLACE in the ACC!!!

LINK:  ACC STANDINGS

Muffet Laments Seven Scholarship Players...


Brey's Irish Take on Syracuse on ESPN2 Today

Game time is 3:15 PM ET on ESPN2

GO IRISH!

Friday, January 5, 2018

#1 Notre Dame Beats Michigan 2 - 1 Tonight!


The top ranked Fighting Irish continue to DOMINATE the Big Ten -- winning their 14th straight hockey game and 9th straight on the road...

The University of Notre Dame has never lost a BIG TEN contest -- now 11 - 0 in the conference.

Michigan travels to Compton Family Ice Arena on Sunday to play the Irish.

Current Big Ten Conference Hockey Standings:
  1. Notre Dame:  11 - 0
  2. Ohio State:  6 - 4 - 1
  3. Penn State:  5 - 4 - 2
  4. Minnesota:  4 - 7 - 1
  5. Wisconsin:  4 - 5 - 1
  6. Michigan:  3 - 6 - 2
  7. Michigan State:  2 - 8 - 1



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

What Though the Odds -- Brey's Now #1

Without "all-everything" Bonzie Colson for the next eight weeks -- and now Matt Farrell (who injured an ankle in the 1st half) -- the surprising FIGHTING IRISH put on their finest performance of the season -- beating North Carolina State 88 - 58.

And, they rewarded Coach Brey with win #394 at Notre Dame -- surpassing Digger Phelps as the all-time wins leader for the Fighting Irish.


Oh, by the way -- Notre Dame is tied for 1st place in the ACC at 2 - 0!

Congratulations Coach Brey!

And, a "tip of the cap" to Digger Phelps -- who gave much to Notre Dame -- and still does! 




 


A Domer, the Best in the NFL at His Position


He's the best guard in the NFL -- and it's not even close...

Bonzie Colson Out for at Least Eight Weeks...


Our men's basketball program did not need this news...

Colson broke a foot in practice and will undergo surgery on Thursday -- the hope is he'll be back just before tournament time.

Someone or some people are going to have to step up their game.  Tomorrow night will be the first game sans Bonzie -- all eyes will be on the result.

GO IRISH!

Monday, January 1, 2018

LSU Coach & Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame





Kelly & Players Talk Citrus Bowl Win Over LSU


Great Photo of Miles Boykin's TD Catch!


The South Bend Tribune's Rob Franklin took this photo of Miles Boykin's TD catch!

Notre Dame Given the Citrus Bowl Trophy!!!


Boykin Named Citrus Bowl MVP -- Congrats!


Miles Boykin, with two huge 4th quarter catches -- including the game winner -- earns the Citrus Bowl MVP award!

Game Highlights: Notre Dame 21 - LSU 17


Book to Boykin -- Right Into Notre Dame Lore!







Last Names on Jersey for ND at Citrus Bowl

As has become tradition for a Brian Kelly coached Notre Dame team --- the players are rewarded with their names on the back of jerseys for bowl games...

The Gang at Irish Illustrated Talks ND vs LSU


Photo of Citrus Bowl -- 90 Minutes to Kick-Off!


Can't wait!!!

HERE COME THE IRISH!!! Arrival at Citrus Bowl



Latest Predictions on Citrus Bowl: ND vs. LSU


Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the "experts" have to say about our Citrus Bowl game today vs. LSU...

LINK:  CBS SPORTS

LINK:  CHICAGO TRIBUNE

LINK:  ONE FOOT DOWN

LINK:  BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE

Having Trouble Watching Videos on My Site?

If you're using the web browser FIREFOX -- you may be having trouble watching some of the videos on my site.  This just started in the past week. You shouldn't have any problems with CHROME.

I had the same problem with Firefox -- until I did this...

Here's the quick fix -- you need to turn off the CSP setting on Firefox.  Here's how you do it:


Hockey in the House That Rock Built: 364 Days



Notre Dame's Citrus Bowl Pep Rally



Happy New Year!!! GO IRISH -- BEAT LSU !!!


Let's start 2018 out with a WIN!!!