Sunday, March 31, 2019

Get to Know Stanford Women's Basketball...



Stanford;

Player Interviews: Okwara, Griffith & Armstrong




Player Interviews: Kurt Hinish & Tony Jones Jr.



Rockne Killed in Plane Crash -- 88 Years Ago


My friend Andy Nickle (Notre Dame alum) posted these telegrams on Facebook of Knute Rockne's last message to his wife Bonnie -- and, later that same day -- the telegram that informed Bonnie of his death...

March 31, 1931.

Notre Dame Advances to Elite Eight With Win!


Friday, March 29, 2019

Notre Dame Day is Just 30 Days Away!



It's going to be GREAT!

LINK:  NOTRE DAME DAY

A Great ESPN Story on Muffet McGraw!


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

Muffet's Fighting Irish play Texas A&M Saturday in a Sweet Sixteen game in Chicago.  Game time is 4:00 PM ET.  You can watch game on ESPN2.

LINK:  MUFFET

ND Hockey Tonight on ESPNU at 6:30 PM ET


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Watch ND Hockey Friday Night on ESPNU


Jeff Jackson's Fighting Irish begin their slide to the Frozen Four Friday night in Manchester, NH. 

Here's the good news -- Notre Dame has played first round NCAA games in Manchester -- two previous times.  And, both times -- the Fighting Irish advanced to the Frozen Four!

Watch tomorrow night's game vs. 7th ranked Clarkson at 6:30 PM ET on ESPNU.

LINK:  GAME INFO



 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Texas A&M Coach Talks First Two NCCA Wins



Muffet's Fighting Irish takes on the Aggies of Texas A&M this Saturday in Chicago...

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Brian Kelly Updates the Media on Spring Ball


"BACK-TO-BACK" B1G TEN CHAMPS !!!







I never thought I would ever use the words BIG TEN CHAMPS in any sentence with Notre Dame in my lifetime -- let alone "three times" in the last 13 months!

Just for the record, the University of Notre Dame has never lost a Big Ten Hockey Tournament game in the last 177 years...

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Legend of the "Green Nail Polish..."


Notre Dame's NFL PRO DAY Local Coverage


South Bend's local TV stations were present along with representatives of every NFL team -- as former Notre Dame football players "auditioned" for a professional football pay check...

In the photo above you'll see a number of the players who performed for the NFL scouts and a number of current Notre Dame Football players...

LINK:  WSBT

LINK:  ABC 57

LINK:  WNDU

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Domer Vic Lombardi's Prostate Cancer Journey



You're going to want to share this with all MEN -- 40 years and older.

Notre Dame alum, Vic Lombardi -- a fixture on Denver TV and Radio -- is sharing his cancer journey with the world...

Vic's become a good friend -- I am rooting for him REAL HARD to WIN this fight!

After all, we are the Fighting Irish!

A Testament to Notre Dame's Strength Training

Notre Dame Captain Tyler Newsome -- was the story today in front of representatives of every NFL team...

LINK:  PRO DAY RESULTS AT NOTRE DAME



Monday, March 18, 2019

Bethune-Cookman Celebrates Notre Dame Draw



Know Thy Opponent: Bethune-Cookman U.



The MEAC Champions will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the VERY FIRST TIME!

Bethune-Cookman Facts:
  • Established:  1904 
  • Nickname:  Wildcats
  • Campus:  Daytona Beach, FL
  • Students:  4,075
  • Famous alumni:  Larry Little (NFL great)

LINK:  ROSTER

The Marching Wildcats -- are led by the "FIVE HORSEMEN."

Muffet's Irish a #1 Seed -- Eight Straight Years!


So Much For the Suspense... ESPN Leaked...


I'm guessing the folks in Indianapolis (NCAA) were not very happy about the leaking of the brackets for the Women's NCAA National Championship...

So, here is Notre Dame's path to the FINAL FOUR:
  • Round 1:  Bethune Cookman -- 11 AM ET on Saturday
  • Round 2:  Winner of Michigan State vs. Central Michigan
  • Round 3:  Likely, the winner of Texas A&M vs. Marquette
  • Round 4:  Likely the winner of Stanford vs. Iowa State

Muffet's Irish's NCAA Journey Begins Tonight!


The Fighting Irish will learn their path to the FINAL FOUR tonight as the NCAA Women's National Championship Selection Monday Show begins at 7 PM ET on ESPN.

The hope is Notre Dame will be the #2 overall seed and the #1 seed in the Chicago Region.

GO IRISH!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Domer Anders Lee Scores 150th NHL Goal!


Former Notre Dame hockey star Anders Lee's 150th career goal was a "game winner" in the New York Islanders's win over the Montreal Canadiens Friday night!

Here's the Islander's CAPTAIN talking with the media after the game.

LINK:  ANDERS LEE

Notre Dame's Glee Club -- St. Patrick's Day!



OT Game Winner On To Big Ten Title Game!




Saturday, March 16, 2019

Chloe Agnew on a St. Patrick's Day Weekend



If you live in the South Bend area -- Chloe Agnew (formerly with Celtic Woman) will be back at Notre Dame on Sunday, April 28th and Monday, April 29th to perform on Notre Dame Day.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: Hesburgh



Had the good fortune to see this film a couple of months ago -- it is FANTASTIC!

Those who live in the South Bend area -- opening night is April 26th!

LINK:  HESBURGH

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Golden Tate's New Contract Moves Him to #4


It's rumored this afternoon that the New York Giants have agreed to terms with former Notre Dame All-American Golden Tate on a five-year contract worth a reported $37.5 million -- with $20 million guaranteed!

This new contract will move Golden up to #4 all-time in lifetime earnings among all former Notre Dame student-athletes on the; field, court, diamond or ice:
  • 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 
  • Golden Tate:  $71,478,849 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024
  • 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
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $30,192,154 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Matt Carroll:  $30,000,000
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000
  • Ian Cole:  $23,049,694 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
  • Pat Garrity:  $21,095,221
  • 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






Notre Dame Day 2019 Is Only 45 Days Away!



It's going to be GREAT!

Chloe Agnew (formerly with Celtic Woman) will be back again on campus from Ireland to perform as will members of the Chicago cast of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton!

Stay tuned for more information...

LINK:  NOTRE DAME DAY

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Domer Connaughton Talks Strength Training...



Former Notre Dame basketball and baseball star Pat Connaughton spoke with the folks at the Milwaukee Journal about his strength training with his Milwaukee Buck's teammate and NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo.

LINK:  STORY

Notre Dame vs. Louisville Tonight on ESPN2

The Fighting Irish play their second ACC Tournament game tonight against Louisville.  Tip-off is slated for 7 PM ET -- you can watch the game on ESPN2.

GO IRISH!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

An ACC Tournament First -- a #15 Seed Wins!





Monday, March 11, 2019

Former ND Great, ND Assistant & Two Trojans


Brady Quinn, Urban Meyer, Matt Leinert and Reggie Bush make up the cast of the new college football pre-game show that Fox Sports will be rolling out next Fall with host Rob Stone -- to take on ESPN's popular College GameDay.

LINK:  NEW YORK POST STORY

LINK:  FOX SPORTS RELEASE

Louisville Tennis Coach Talks Loss to ND



The 13th ranked Fighting Irish took it to Louisville yesterday -- beating them 4-0 -- remaining undefeated in ACC play.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Notre Dame Wins 2019 ACC Tournament 99-77!




Biggest Game of the Year for Notre Dame!


Muffet's Fighting Irish, the top seed in the ACC Tournament, take on the Louisville Cardinals -- a team ranked just ahead of Notre Dame in the national rankings today in Greensboro.  The winner takes home the ACC crown and probably the coveted Chicago Region of next week's NCAA Tournament!

The game tips off at NOON ET today -- remember, we "sprung ahead" one hour with the clock's last night!

The game will be televised on ESPN2.

GO IRISH!

Michigan State -- "Scoreless in South Bend!"

The #2 seeded Fighting Irish sweep Michigan State in the first round of the Big Ten Hockey Tournament -- behind the stellar goalie play of Cale Morris!

Back-to-Back Wins Over Top Ranked Teams!

Kevin Corrigan's Fighting Irish have beaten #2 Maryland and now #8 Denver in back-to-back games -- which should move Notre Dame up from its current #10 national ranking!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Syracuse and Notre Dame Talk Game Today


Louisville Coach Talks Win Today ND Tomorrow


Notre Dame Plays Syracuse at NOON ET Today


Last night's press conference, after Notre Dame's opening game win over North Carolina -- begins at the 5:01 mark in the video above.

Muffet's Fighting Irish play the Syracuse Orange in the ACC Tournament Semi-Finals today at NOON ET on ESPNU.

Go Irish!

Replay: Notre Dame's National Championship!


Just click on the link below, to watch Notre Dame's DMR National Championship last night -- you're going to want to watch this!

Fast forward the video to the 3:39:58 mark -- this is when the race starts!

WOW!

LINK:  A NOTRE DAME MOMENT

"I Had No Doubt, We're Notre Dame...Never."

When you watch the video above -- catch what Notre Dame Track & Field's Distance Coach had to say when asked by the reporter "was there any doubt in that last 50..."

A freshman, a transfer, a former student manager and a walk-on -- our now known as National Champions -- that's Notre Dame!

Friday, March 8, 2019

'What Though the Odds Be Great or Small..."


Folks, this should go down as one of the great moments in Notre Dame Athletics' history...

You Can Call Them NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Notre Dame was in sixth place, going into the final relay leg -- the 1600 meters.  I can't wait for everyone to see the guts and determination of this Fighting Irish sophomore as he would not be denied...

Yared Nuguse -- is now a NOTRE DAME LEGEND!

That's him retaking the lead on the final lap --- edging out the runner from Stanford to win the DMR NCAA National Championship for Notre Dame!





Notre Dame Competes for National Title Tonight


The Notre Dame Men's Distance Medley Relay team competes tonight at 10:02 PM ET for the NCAA National Championship!  In the photo above that's Dylan Jacobs, Yared Nuguse, Sean Carlson (coach), Wayne Pate (coach), Sam Voelz and Edward Cheatham.

The Fighting Irish go into tonight's race with the fastest time in the country and the 2nd fastest time in NCAA history!

Last year, Notre Dame finished 2nd in this event at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championship.

Here's the reality -- Notre Dame's time (2nd fastest all-time) is only 3 seconds faster than the slowest team in the Final Heat -- so this is going to be quite a race!  

It's Event #10 tonight -- here's the teams Notre Dame is competing with:  FINAL HEATS

Here's how a Distance Medley Relay is run:

You can watch it LIVE on ESPN3 -- at the link below:

LINK:  WATCH THE IRISH GO FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

My Dad Just Completed Lap #82 of the Sun!


This is my Dad this past April being interviewed by all-time Notre Dame great Joe Theismann during our Notre Dame Day broadcast.

Today is the 82nd birthday of the former Detroit Tiger outfielder -- who still has 18 laps to go to catch his mom -- my Grandma Small!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Notre Dame Golfer Ranked #99 in the World!


Emma Albrecht, a senior member of the Notre Dame Women's Golf Team was just ranked among the TOP 100 Amateur Golfers in the World!

Congrats Emma!

LINK:  EMMA'S RANKING

LINK:  WORLD RANKINGS

49ers Scout Who Covers Notre Dame Football



At Least Someone Is Taking Notice of Boykin!

Many of the talking heads in sports journalism have been raving about Ole Miss' D.K. Metcalf and his testing performance at the NFL Scouting Combine -- what most have overlooked is what Notre Dame's Miles Boykin accomplished:

40 Yard Dash:
  • D.K. Metcalf:  4.33
  • Miles Boykin:  4.42

Broad Jump:
  • Miles Boykin:  11'-8"
  • D.K. Metcalf:  11'-2"

Vertical Jump:
  • Miles Boykin:  43.5"
  • D.K. Metcalf:  40.5" 

20 Yard Shuttle:
  • Miles Boykin:  4.07
  • D.K. Metcalf:  4.5

3-Cone Drill:
  • Miles Boykin:  6.77
  • D.K. Metcalf:  7.33

Domer Tyler Eifert's Rehab Looks Promising!

The former Notre Dame tight end had a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season.  As you can see in the video above -- he's moving pretty good...

He's now a free agent, looking to catch on with a new team.

Good Luck Tyler!

LINK:  BEST FITS

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

ND Football is Showing Up at NFL Combine!


Take a look at this -- these are the Notre Dame football players, working out in front of NFL teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, who have been named TOP PERFORMERS at their position:


Bench Press:
  • Drue Tranquill -- 31 reps /// #1 among all linebackers!
  • Alize Mack -- 22 reps /// #2 among all tight ends!

Vertical Jump:
  • Miles Boykin -- 43.5" ///  #2 among all positions! 
  • Drue Tranquill -- 37.5" /// #5 among all linebackers!
  • Alize Mack -- 36" /// #5 among all tight ends!
  • Dexter Williams -- 36" /// #6 among all running backs!
  • Jerry Tillery -- 32" /// #9 among all defensive lineman!

Broad Jump:
  • Miles Boykin -- 11'-8" /// #2 among all positions!
  • Dexter Williams -- 10'-10" /// #1 among all running backs! 
  • Drue Tranquill -- 10'-2" /// #9 among all linebackers!
  • Alize Mack -- 10'-0" /// #5 among all tight ends! 
  • Jerry Tillery -- 9'-7" /// #9 among all defensive lineman!

40 yard dash:
  • Miles Boykin -- 4.42 /// #9 among all wide receivers!
  • Dexter Williams -- 4.57 /// #11 among all running backs! 
  • Drue Tranquill -- 4.57 /// #7 among all linebackers!
  • Alize Mack -- 4.70 /// #7 among all tight ends! 
  • Jerry Tillery -- 4.93 /// #9 among defensive lineman!

20 yard shuttle:
  • Julian Love -- 4.10 /// #6 among all defensive backs!
  • Drue Tranquill -- 4.14 ///  #5 among all linebackers!
  • Dexter Williams -- 4.16 /// #2 among all running backs!
  • Jerry Tillery -- 4.33 // #5 among all defensive lineman!
  • Alize Mack -- 4.34 /// #9 among all tight ends!
  • Miles Boykin -- 4.42 /// #10 among all wide receivers!

60 yard shuttle:
  • Drue Tranquill -- 11.64 /// #3 among all linebackers!
  • Alize Mack -- 11.93 /// #7 among all tight ends!

3-cone drill:
  • Julian Love -- 6.72 /// #3 among defensive backs!
  • Miles Boykin -- 6.77 /// #1 among all wide receivers!
  • Drue Tranquill -- 6.94 ///  #6 among all linebackers!
  • Dexter Williams -- 7.00  /// #3 among all running backs!
  • Alize Mack -- 7.27 /// #13 among all tight ends! 
  • Jerry Tillery -- 7.45 /// #7 among defensive lineman!

ALEX BARS -- NFL TRACKER -- NOT TESTING

MILES BOYKIN -- NFL TRACKER

TEVON CONEY -- NFL TRACKER -- NOT TESTING

JULIAN LOVE -- NFL TRACKER

ALIZE MACK -- NFL TRACKER 

JERRY TILLERY -- NFL TRACKER

DRUE TRANQUILL -- NFL TRACKER

DEXTER WILLIAMS -- NFL TRACKER

Sunday, March 3, 2019

ND Lacrosse Beats #2 Maryland Today in OT!



The Last "Regular Season" Home Hurrah...




The Fighting Irish roll 103-66 over Virginia.

The win gives the Fighting Irish their sixth straight ACC Regular Season Championship.  The win also gives them a #1 seed for this week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Muffet's Irish begin ACC Tournament play on Friday.

LINK:  ACC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Miles Boykin's 40 Yard Dash at NFL Combine

Miles Boykin ran a 4.42 40 yard dash (in his 2nd attempt) at today's NFL Combine -- the 8th fastest for Wide Receivers!




















Miles Boykin's Vertical Jump at NFL Combine


One of the highest vertical jumps in NFL Scouting Combine history!

Boykin's Jumps at NFL Scouting Combine


One of the highest VERTICAL & BROAD jumps -- "all-time" in NFL Scouting Combine history!

Miles Boykin Put On a Show In Indy Today!

Notre Dame's Miles Boykin is having himself a day today -- at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis!  His broad jump is the 3rd longest in NFL Scouting Combine history for all positions.  His vertical jump, is 10th highest in NFL Scouting Combine history for all positions.
  • 40 Yard Dash:  4:42 -- #8 for WR's
  • Vertical Jump:  43.5" -- #1 for WR's
  • Broad Jump:  11'-8" -- #2 for WR's

Here were his measurables:
  • Height: 6-3 6/8 
  • Weight: 220
  •  Hand: 9 7/8 
  • Arm: 33 4/8 
  • Wingspan: 81 3/8

Here's the Notre Dame Football's team back on campus reacting to Boykin's 4.42 forty-yard dash!


Kelly & Players With Media After Practice #1


Brady Quinn Shares His NFL Draft Story...

Update on Domer Vic Lombardi's Cancer Battle



The Notre Dame alum, who's received 30 Emmy Awards for his TV work in Denver -- is battling an aggressive form of prostate cancer.  Here's the latest on our man Vic.

Great to see him always repping his alma mater!