Thursday, February 28, 2019

Williams' & Bars' Interviews at NFL Combine

Courtesy of the folks at Irish Illustrated who posted this on their YouTube Channel.

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Notre Dame's Gold & Blue Company...

A student performance group at the University of Notre Dame.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Samardzija Back On The Mound Today...

The former Notre Dame football and baseball star has been recovering -- a long time -- since he injured his throwing shoulder early last season for the San Francisco Giants...

Today -- he showed he was back.


Domer A.J. Pollock Getting Comfortable...

The former Notre Dame baseball star and MLB All-Star with the Arizona Diamondbacks -- is getting used to wearing Dodger blue...



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bonzie Colson Called Up to Milwaukee Bucks!

Bonzie joins former Notre Dame two-sport star Pat Connaughton on the 1st place Milwaukee Bucks!

Four Years Ago Tonight -- Notre Dame's Grotto

Our "Fr. Ted" left for Heaven this day -- four years ago...

Syracuse's Coach & Players Talk Notre Dame

The #4 ranked Fighting Irish rolled over #17 Syracuse 98-68 last night inside the Carrier Dome.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Muffet's #5 Irish on ESPN2 Tonight at 6 PM ET

The Fighting Irish travel to #18 Syracuse tonight to take on the Orange.  It will be a tough ACC game.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

My Friend Vic Lombardi '91 -- Shares His Story

He's been honored with 30 Emmy's for his TV broadcasting work in the Denver market -- to say he's "beloved" in the Mile High City -- would be an understatement.

22 days ago -- the Notre Dame alum received a phone call that changed everything...


Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Do Yourself a Favor -- Go See Stupid Humans!

WOW -- I just spent two plus hours, thoroughly entertained at the opening night of Stupid Humans.  There are eight more scheduled performances, over the next ten days, here at Notre Dame.

I laughed, I cried, I was amazed...

The talents of Jorge "Jay" Rivera-Herrans '20 (photo above) was on full display -- as was the storytelling skill of Notre Dame's Matt Hawkins (Director of ND's Musical Theatre).

The cast is great, the music is fantastic -- and the story is powerful.

It's a musical that you must see.

Truly incredible.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

ND Relay Team Runs 2nd Fastest Time Ever!

Here is the distance each runner -- runs in the Distance Medley Relay:
  1. Runs 1200 meters
  2. Runs 400 meters
  3. Runs 800 meters
  4. Runs 1600 meters 

Notre Dame won the NCAA National Championship in this event in 2012.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jeff Samardzija Weighs in On Kyler Murray...

I'm surprised with the advice Samardzija offered up the Heisman Trophy winner -- in light of these facts.


Notre Dame Frosh With Some "Razzle-Dazzle"

Friday, February 15, 2019

Three Domer NFL Players Unwind in Ireland...

Three former Notre Dame football players, who now play in the National Football League, traveled to Ireland earlier this month to get away for a week and explore...

Left to right in the photo above that's James Onwualu '17 (linebacker, San Francisco 49ers), Theodore Chapman (James' best buddy from his days growing up in Minneapolis), Romeo Okwara '16 (defensive end, Detroit Lions) and Isaac Rochell '17 (defensive end, Los Angeles Chargers)

It's nice to see these former Notre Dame teammates getting together in their off-season.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Notre Dame Rolls Over BC 97-47...

Muffet emptied the bench with 7:27 to go in the 4th quarter and the Irish up 94-33...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Notre Dame Officially Announces Coach Hiring

First day on the job for new Notre Dame RB coach, Lance Taylor.

Notre Dame Mom Receives Major Honor...

WNDU-TV anchor Maureen McFadden was given the Sagamore of the Wabash award (learn more about the honor at the link below) today by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.  Maureen, a Saint Mary's graduate and the mother of a Notre Dame alum (and two Indiana University alums) has teamed up with her Domer brother Terry McFadden here on the airways in South Bend.

The sister-brother anchor duo has had a long run together -- with just days to go -- as Maureen announced a few months ago that March 15th would be her last day, after nearly 40 years at the station...

That's Maureen in the photo above with her brother Terry...

Congrats Mo!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Muffet’s Irish Roll Over #25 FSU Today

Notre Dame beat Florida State 97-70 in their first game back after their loss to Miami on Thursday.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Notre Dame's Highest Paid Athletes -- All Time

Here's a look at the TOP 21 former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who have been paid the most as a professional athlete :
  • Jeff Samardzija:  $127,625,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2021
  • Zack Martin:  $102,308,800 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024
  • A.J. Pollock:  $76,397,500 -- guaranteed contract to 2023 
  • Troy Murphy:  $66,000,000 
  • Stephon Tuitt:  $64,760,551 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
  • Harrison Smith:  $63,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Bryant Young:  $44,000,000
  • Justin Tuck:  $43,248,463 
  • Kyle Rudolph:  $41,797,098 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2019  
  • John Sullivan:  $40,050,021 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2019
  • Jerome Bettis:  $35,122,500
  • Jeff Faine:  $34,456,892
  • Golden Tate:  $33,978,849 -- free agent 
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $30,192,154 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000
  • Ian Cole:  $23,049,694 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Ronnie Stanley:  $20,484,331 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2019
  • David Phelps:  $19,233,850 -- guaranteed, contract to 2020
  • Michael Floyd:  $19,080,535 -- free agent
  • Rocket Ismail:  $18,000,000

Here's the four former Notre Dame athletes who signed biggest contracts in their era:

Notre Dame's highest paid athlete of all-time, Jeff Samardzija was just asked what advice he would give Oklahoma's two-sport star Kyler Murray -- here's that story. 

Here's what the current former Notre Dame student-athletes are getting paid in their respective sports:




Friday, February 8, 2019

Domer Dunne & Masters Champion in 40th...

Notre Dame alum and Trustee Jimmy Dunne is playing with reigning Masters' Champion Patrick Reed this week in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.  You'll get a brief glimpse of Jimmy in the last Phil Mickelson highlight above...

They currently stand in a tie for 40th place -- going into Saturday's round.

Dunne & Reed will be playing Pebble Beach Golf Links Saturday with Phil Mickelson and his playing partner Scott Ozanus, the COO of KPMG -- Phil's tour sponsor.  They tee off at 12:39 PM ET.

You can watch them tomorrow on these channels:
  • 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM:  Golf Channel
  • 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM:  CBS

The Top 25 teams make it to Sunday's final round.  Dunne & Reed currently sit 2 strokes out of the Top 20.

Notre Dame alum Condoleezza Rice and her professional partner Trey Mullinax are a stroke behind Dunne and Reed at -9 and ND alum John Baumer and his professional partner John Chin are at -1 -- putting them in a tie for 143rd place.


"Stupid Humans" -- Something You Must See!

Jorge "Jay" Rivera-Herrans is a "once-in-a-generation" type talent here at the University of Notre Dame.  Stupid Humans -- a musical that he's written about a "med school dropout" debuts later this month. 

Here's a video of Gold & Blue Company performing "Won't Give Up" -- one of the 20+ songs that Jay wrote for Stupid Humans....


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Notre Dame Students -- Doing the Right Thing

Notre Dame in the NFL -- Super Bowl Party

ESPN's Tom Rinaldi on "The Riding Irish..."

Domer Update -- AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Here's a look at the Notre Dame alums who are playing in this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The players with Notre Dame connections:
  • Jimmy Dunne -- ND alum and Trustee, playing with Patrick Reed
  • Condoleezza Rice -- ND alum, playing with Trey Mullinax
  • John Baumer -- ND alum, playing with John Chin

You can catch them on TV on the Golf Channel today and tomorrow -- and then on the Golf Channel and CBS on Saturday and Sunday.


Tough Night for Brey's Fighting Irish...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Domer Ruth Riley Gets Hall of Fame Call!

The former All-American, National Champion and Ring of Honor member at Notre Dame -- will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on June 8th.

Congrats Ruth!


Muffet McGraw's Radio Show...

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Fighting Irish Beat Another Top Ranked Team!

This was the match point that clinched another Notre Dame Men's Tennis win over a ranked opponent...

Here's what has happened the last fifteen days:
  • Beat #14 Texas A&M -- today
  • Beat #12 Virginia -- February 1
  • Beat #13 Oklahoma -- January 27
  • Beat #29 Kentucky -- January 19

The Global Reach of Notre Dame Athletics...

You may have heard that Notre Dame football was recruiting in Europe this past week -- well, that is becoming more prevalent for the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame team rosters currently include 23 student-athletes from 15 countries beyond the United States of America...

  • Canada

  • Canada

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • China 
  • France
  • Germany 
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Singapore

  • Canada

  • China 

  • Sweden
  • Canada (2)

  • Japan
  • Scotland
  • Canada

  • Canada
  • England 

  • Mexico 
  • Hungary

  • Peru 

The image above is the colorful globe that is part of the official mark for Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs.

Rooting for the Guy With Notre Dame Tattoo

The Notre Dame Monogram (AKA the interlocking N-D) will be worn on the field today -- on the left upper arm of Los Angeles Rams' John Sullivan...

Sullivan, in his 11th year in the NFL -- will be playing in his first Super Bowl today.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Djogo Has the Game of His Life! ND Over BC!

Julian Love Wins "Hands Competition"

This was at the State Farm All Star Football Challenge -- Notre Dame's Julian Love finished in first place in the "Hands Competition."  Here were the final results:
  1. Julian Love, NOTRE DAME -- 16.3 seconds
  2. N'Keal Harry, Arizona State -- 16.5 seconds
  3. Anthony Johnson, Buffalo -- 17.5 seconds
  4. A.J. Brown, Ole Miss -- 18.1 seconds
  5. Amani Oruwariye, Penn State -- 18.1 seconds


Three Wins Over Top 30 Teams in Two Weeks!

The hottest team going right now at Notre Dame is our Men's Tennis Team!  Over the last two weeks they've beaten:
  • #12 Virginia
  • #13 Oklahoma
  • #29 Kentucky

Ryan Sachire's Fighting Irish are sure to move up from their current #13 ranking with the win over #12 Virginia last night.  ND had lost 3 of the first 4 matches -- only to win the LAST THREE to beat the Cavaliers!

Next up for Notre Dame -- #14 Texas A&M comes to town tomorrow.

In the photo above, that's Notre Dame sophomore William Howells (Boca Raton, FL) after winning the decisive final match 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 last night.


Mike Brey's Weekly Radio Show...