Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two Domers Ranked #1 at Their NFL Position!

Two former Notre Dame football stars and "team captains" -- are currently ranked #1 at their position in the National Football League:

Harrison Smith -- with the Minnesota Vikings, is ranked the #1 safety in the NFL.

Zack Martin -- with the Dallas Cowboys, is the highest paid guard in NFL history.


The National Champs are Headed to Rome!



A nice training trip for Muffet's Fighting Irish!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Only 37 Days Away -- Michigan vs. Notre Dame


I was in the stands for the last one...

The Steel Structure and Roof is Complete!


The new Notre Dame Indoor Football Practice Facility now has its "bones" in place...

PHOTO: Kyle Rudolph and Twin Daughters


The former Notre Dame tight end took some time out from the start of the Minnesota Vikings' Training Camp to pose with his twin daughters!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Domer Mancini Hits 2 Homers on Special Night


Last night, former Notre Dame baseball star Trey Mancini went "four for four" with TWO HOME RUNS on his own Bobblehead Night in Baltimore...

LINK:  STORY

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Domer Baldwin Now in 3rd Going Into Sunday!

Mark Baldwin is eighteen holes away of potentially doing something no Notre Dame alum has ever done in history -- winning a PGA Tour sanctioned event.

He's currently all alone in third place at (-18) under par-- after today's 69 at the Web.Com Tour's event in Springfield, MO.

After three rounds, Mark has; 1 eagle, 17 birdies, 35 pars and just one bogey!

Mark -- your Notre Dame family will be rooting you on!!!

LINK:  MARK'S SCORECARD


Highlights from Domer Mark Baldwin's 64!

The former Notre Dame golf star is riding the greatest two-day run in his professional career!

LINK:  STORY ON MARK'S HOT START

Friday, July 27, 2018

NBA: Pat Connaughton and Demetrius Jackson



Two former Notre Dame hoops stars -- signed contracts with NBA teams today:

Pat Connaughton signed a two-year agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks and Demetrius Jackson signed a "two-way" contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Here's the info:

LINK:  CONNAUGHTON

LINK:  JACKSON

Domer Leads Web.Com Tour Stop in Missouri!


Notre Dame alum Mark Baldwin is in first place -- all alone -- after two rounds of the Web.Com Tour's Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, MO.  Baldwin shot 64 today after shooting a 65 yesterday to stand at -15 under par!

Mark had 8 birdies today to go with 10 pars.   His two day total; 1 eagle, 13 birdies and 22 pars -- that's great golf!

Go Mark!

Go Irish!

LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Notre Dame Football Embracing Its Roots!


Mike McGlinchey -- Being Mike McGlinchey!

The former Fighting Irish Football captain -- is endearing himself to the San Francisco fan base.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

ESPN Ranks Teams Chances to Go Unbeaten


Not bad -- a team with one of the toughest football schedules in America -- is picked to have the fourth highest chance to go undefeated this season!

Go Irish!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Updated Photos: ND Football Practice Facility


Here's the latest photos -- the final pieces of the steel structure are going up...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

ESPN Favors Notre Dame in Every Game!


Here's a link to the ESPN FPI (Football Power Index) -- and their look at every Notre Dame Football game this season and the probability of a Fighting Irish VICTORY!

You're going to like what you see!

LINK:  ND SCHEDULE -- WIN PROBABILITY

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Notre Dame Football's "Mental Coach"


Here's a link (below) to Dr. Amber Selking (ND alumna) -- Notre Dame Football's Mental Performance Coach -- talking her craft -- along with a link to her company's website:

LINK:  SELKING

LINK:  COMPANY WEBSITE

Saturday, July 21, 2018

ESPN's FPI Has 8 Teams Favored All Season


The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are one of the eight football teams that ESPN's Football Power Index has favored in every game they play this season...

Here are the eight teams:
  • NOTRE DAME
  • Alabama
  • Washington
  • Georgia
  • Clemson
  • Miami (FL)
  • Ohio State 
  • Oklahoma

Friday, July 20, 2018

Domer Skylar Diggins-Smith Receives Award

The WNBA honored former Notre Dame All-American Skylar Diggins-Smith with their DAWN STALEY AWARD for Community Leadership.  Congrats Skylar!

Domer Samardzija Dealing With "Dead Arm"


The former two-sport star at Notre Dame is dealing with an injury that has him on the Disabled List.

The word is the San Francisco Giants have let the New York Yankees that Samardzija would be available in a trade...

See stories below:

LINK:  SAMARDZIJA TREATMENT

LINK:  SAMARDZIJA TO NEW YORK?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Vandy HC & Finebaum: "Notre Dame is Special"



This is an interview that took place back in May...

Move forward in the interview to the 3 minute mark to hear the Notre Dame talk.

At yesterday's SEC MEDIA DAYS -- Vanderbilt's head football coach sang a different tune.  See link below:

LINK:  VANDY COACH

Know Thy Opponent: Criticism of Harbaugh



Former Michigan Wolverine Armani Toomer takes Harbaugh and his team to task...

Video Replay: Arike Wins an ESPY Last Night!



Notice how Terrell Owens "whiffs" on the pronunciation of OGUNBOWALE...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Photos: Notre Dame Takes Over the ESPYS



OT: This Story Absolutely Made My Day...



I would hire this young man in a second.  Read the entire story below...

LINK:  FULL STORY

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Notre Dame Family Needs to Rally!!!



Please take a moment before NOON ET tomorrow (Wednesday) and vote for an ESPY for Notre Dame Women's Basketball.

Here's where to vote:

LINK:  VOTE HERE

Monday, July 16, 2018

A Family Business Celebrating 100 Years!


Ruttura and Sons -- a concrete business located on Long Island, NY -- celebrated their 100th year in business this weekend.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Four generations of Ruttura's have worked in the family business -- this Notre Dame family is very special to me.

That's Tommy Ruturra (a ND Dad) reppin' NOTRE DAME as he spoke to the gathered crowd at their celebration.  I'm not surprised with what he chose to wear...

FYI:  That's my awesome neighbor Rocky Geans directly over Tommy's shoulder -- they have been best friends for many years.

LINK:  COMPANY WEBSITE

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Golden Tate is "Top Domer" at Golf Tournament


Four former Notre Dame football stars and Head Coach Brian Kelly -- played this week in the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The tournament is scored by a modified Stableford format -- giving points for eagles, birdies and pars...

Here's the final standings amongst the Notre Dame crowd:
  1. Golden Tate -- 29 points, tied for 37th
  2. Jerome Bettis -- 22 points, tied for 42nd 
  3. Joe Theismann -- 20 points, tied for 45th
  4. Tim Brown -- 11 points, tied for 48th
  5. Brian Kelly -- 7 points, 52nd 

Former Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo won the tournament - but passed on the $125,000 first place check.  He's heading out tomorrow to qualify for the US Amateur.
Side note:  Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer (a former ND Assistant Coach) ended up with 4 points and finished tied for 55th. 

LINK:  FULL LEADERBOARD

Wedding Bells Yesterday for ND Linebacker


Notre Dame Football Captain Drue Tranquill got married yesterday! 

Looks like the outdoor wedding may have been a little warm.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Domer Becca Huffer Shoots 65 -- Now in Sixth!


Former Notre Dame women's golf star Becca Huffer shot a 65 yesterday at the Donald Ross Course at the French Lick Resort to move up to a tie for 6th place going into today's FINAL ROUND.

The 65 tied the lowest round of the tournament.  Becca is playing some of the best golf of her career, coming off of a 2nd place finish in the last Symetra Tour event.

Good luck today Becca!

LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Friday, July 13, 2018

Domer Leaderboard After First Round...

Here's a look at how the Notre Dame crowd did today during the first round of the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic...
  • Jerome Bettis:  14 points in a tie for 20th
  • Golden Tate:  10 points in a tie for 33rd 
  • Brian Kelly:  8 points in a tie for 37th
  • Tim Brown:  8 points in a tie for 37th
  • Joe Theismann:  5 points in a tie for 45th
That's Coach Kelly with NBC's Kathryn Tappen and Doug Flutie today.


LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Domers Playing in Celebrity Golf Classic!



There are a number of former Notre Dame football stars and our head football coach -- playing in this weekend's American Century Celebrity Golf Classic at Lake Tahoe...

Here are their Friday tee times and playing partners (PT TIME):
  • 7:49 AM PT:  Joe Theismann, Alex Smith and Mark Rypien
  • 8:07 AM PT:  Tim Brown, Adam Thielen and Sterling Sharpe
  • 9:10 AM PT:  Jerome Bettis, Marcus Allen and Terrell Davis
  • 9:46 AM PT:  Golden Tate, Reggie Bush and Deron Williams
  • 9:55 AM PT:  Brian Kelly, Doug Flutie and Kathryn Tappen

The Golf Channel will broadcast the tournament LIVE at 3 PM ET -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

LINK:  LEADERBOARD

ND Football: Steel Structure Almost All In Place!


Looks like we have about 10 yards to go -- the "North End Zone" of the new Notre Dame Football Indoor Practice Facility -- before the steel frame will be complete!

To give you a sense for the size of this structure -- those are workers standing on the roof...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Indiana's College Football Teams' Top Games


Never thought I'd ever look at a list like this...

What shocked me was one of the INDY STAR'S pick as the "top two" games involving college football teams from the State of Indiana.  See story linked below:

LINK:  TOP GAMES

Notre Dame Hockey Fan Appreciation Night


Enjoy seeing these BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP trophies along with the NCAA Runner-Up trophy...

That's head coach Jeff Jackson (2nd from left) posing with ND season ticket holders.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Notre Dame's Schedule -- One of the Toughest


Here's how the media is ranking Notre Dame's schedule among the toughest football schedules in America...

LINK:  YARDBARKER -- 6TH MOST DIFFICULT

LINK:  ATHLON SPORTS -- 3RD MOST DIFFICULT

LINK:  BLEACHER REPORT -- 7TH MOST DIFFICULT

Monday, July 9, 2018

Two of the Final Four are Notre Dame Alums!


There are four finalists for the open Supreme Court Justice position -- and two of the four are graduates of the University of Notre Dame.  Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Thomas Hardiman are Domers...

The announcement will be made at 9 PM ET this evening.


Garth Brooks Concert at Notre Dame Stadium!




Yes, it's happening!

LINK:  WATCH THIS -- GARTH BROOKS IN STUDIO G!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

College Rankings of "Draft Producing Talent"


Ran across this today...

ESPN ranked the top 25 athletic programs in the country for producing "draftable" talent.

One of the top 5 schools is a shocker.

LINK:  TOP 25

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A ND Law Colleague on Amy Coney Barrett


Amy Coney Barrett a Notre Dame alum, is under consideration for the open position on the Supreme Court.  One of her ND Law School colleagues and long-time friend Richard Garnett wrote a piece today on Judge Barrett -- see top linked story below.

To no one's surprise -- Amy Coney Barrett is drawing plenty of attention -- here are additional links to stories.

LINK:  A PERSONAL CASE

LINK:  A NEW YORK TIMES OPINION PIECE

LINK:  THE WEEK MAGAZINE

LINK:  POLITICO

LINK:  LOS ANGELES TIMES

Took a Photo of New Football Practice Facility


It is massive...

About 67% of what will be a football field inside Notre Dame Football's new indoor practice facility is now covered by a roof -- so they're moving quite quickly.  And, as you can see on the south end of the facility -- they've already begun putting up the concrete walls.

My understanding is the top of the ceiling stands 85' above the field...


"We Should Absolutely Be Ranked #1" -- Muffet

Got to love the confidence of Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw -- as her defending National Champions and frankly, her most talented team ever -- begins summer practice sessions.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Two Domers Rumored Up for Supreme Court


Here's the latest from D.C. as to who the President will put forward for nomination to fill the open position on the Supreme Court.

Two Notre Dame alums are rumored to be among the final six or seven under consideration...

LINK:  THE SIX

LINK:  WHY AMY CONEY BARRETT 

LINK:  DREAM CASTING

ND QB Named "Male Athlete of the Year"


Phil Jurkovec was just named the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's "Male Athlete of the Year..."

LINK:  JURKOVEC

Domer Zac Auguste's Dunk in Summer Game



The former Notre Dame hoops star is playing for the Sacramento Kings' NBA Summer League Team...

Monday, July 2, 2018

ESPN Picks Notre Dame's Most Underrated...


ESPN believes Notre Dame captain -- and soon-to-be three year starting center Sam Mustipher -- is the most underrated player on the roster...

Here's a look at the most underrated player on every one of the Top 25 teams:

LINK:  MOST UNDERRATED

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Domer Becca Huffer Finishes in 2nd Place!

The former Fighting Irish golf star had her top finish ever in a Symetra Tour event.  Congrats Becca!

LINK:  FINAL LEADERBOARD

Domer Dad One Behind for Low Amateur


Mike Finster goes into today's final round of the US Senior Open -- one stroke off the lead for Low Amateur -- after shooting a 71 Saturday!

The lowest scoring Amateur golfer receives a Medal and an automatic exemption into the 2019 US Senior Open -- which will be held at the University of Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course.

The US Senior Open is televised on FS1.

Good luck Mike!

LINK:  LEADERBOARD