Thursday, October 31, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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So, here's how the bowl options look moving forward for Notre Dame -- assuming that Clemson is in the College Football Playoff:
Finish the season 10 - 2:
- Orange Bowl or Cotton Bowl
Finish the season 9 - 3:
- Citrus Bowl or Camping World Bowl
Finish the season 8 - 4:
- Belk Bowl, Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl or Pinstripe Bowl
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Dear @NDFootball, we need to take a break. We’ve been doing this for a while now and we need our space. We’re glad we could end on good terms, thank you for not being defensive. Let’s keep in touch and maybe we’ll try again in 14 years if you’re still independent. 👋— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) October 27, 2019
Strong stuff from @UMichFootball tonight - satisfying rebound for the just the 2nd Top 10 win under Harbaugh... but disappointing No-Show by @NDFootball (as Kirk perfectly put it). Can’t blame it all on the weather. I Hoped for much more in last series meeting until 2033..— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) October 27, 2019
Can’t decide if I was more impressed with @UMichFootball last night or more disappointed in @NDFootball and their lack of competitive spirit!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 27, 2019
UM has become a different team in the last 6 quarters and will be dangerous for anyone they play. ND?? Not even sure what to say.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
The folks at Vivid Seats just released this information on how widespread team's fanbases are in this country -- using ticket sales as the barometer. Here's what they posted:
- Notre Dame is the #1 ticket purchased in 171 counties in America
- Notre Dame has the most number of counties in America -- with ticket buyers -- 1,614 counties
The "heat map" above illustrates where the hot spots are for Notre Dame Football ticket buyers.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The 7th ranked Fighting Irish became the first team in the country to win four tournaments! Notre Dame won the Quail Valley Collegiate Tournament in Vero Beach, FL yesterday!
That's the winning team with some of their parents in the championship photo -- above!
Notre Dame is now 66 - 2 on the season -- the best fall season in the history of our men's golf program!
In addition -- freshman star Palmer Jackson, won his first collegiate tournament -- posting a (-16) score for the three round tournament. His birdie putt on the final hole gave Notre Dame a one-stroke victory in the team competition!!!
Monday, October 21, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The former Notre Dame football player -- who now plays with the NFL's Detroit Lions -- was featured in GQ Magazine. Thought you'd find this story interesting...
Special thanks to my Notre Dame colleague Tim Willis '84 for alerting me to this story.
LINK: OKWARA IN GQ
The inaugural XFL 2020 Draft is taking place today -- and they're following a unique format called "phases."
Phase 1: Offensive Skill Positions
Phase 2: Offensive Lineman
Phase 3: Defensive Lineman and Linebackers
Phase 4: Cornerbacks and Safeties
Phase 5: Open Draft -- any position
Well, the first former Notre Dame Football star taken today was Jarron Jones -- who played defensive line for the Fighting Irish, but is now an offensive tackle for the New York Guardians.
LINK: JARRON JONES
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Well, this afternoon there is now seven teams between Notre Dame and a return trip to the College Football Playoff -- but, I believe it's really down now to; LSU, Oklahoma and the Fighting Irish for the fourth spot.
Here's the seven ranked ahead of Notre Dame today.
- Ohio State
- Penn State
Now, we just have to finish ahead of four of these teams -- here's how this happens.
- Notre Dame wins out -- goes 11 - 1.
- There will not be three (3) Big Ten teams ahead of Notre Dame come the first week of December. That eliminates at least two of these teams -- Wisconsin and Penn State.
- So, it comes down to two teams -- LSU and Oklahoma -- competing with Notre Dame for that final spot.
LSU'S REMAINING SCHEDULE -- must lose two of these games...
- @ Mississippi State (3 - 3)
- #11 Auburn (5 - 1)
- @ #1 Alabama (6 - 0)
- @ Mississippi (3 - 4)
- Arkansas (2 - 4)
- Texas A&M (3 - 3)
OKLAHOMA'S REMAINING SCHEDULE -- loses big to Baylor or, is upset by Kansas State or Oklahoma State
- West Virginia (3 - 3)
- @ Kansas State (3 - 2)
- Iowa State (4 - 2)
- @ #18 Baylor (6 - 0)
- TCU (3 - 2)
- @ Oklahoma State (4 - 2)
And, we may need to see Auburn lose to Alabama -- because if Auburn beats LSU -- they will jump ahead of Notre Dame...
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
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If you're close to South Bend this evening -- come on over to Notre Dame Stadium and join us for the first ever FRIDAY NIGHT BASH inside the heated Concourse -- adjacent to the Frank Leahy Gate.
We are bringing in heaters to deal with the temperature change -- so, don't worry about Mother Nature!
The gates will open immediately at the end of the PEP RALLY -- which should be around 6:30 PM or so.
Kids 12 and under -- GO FREE!
Get your tickets right here: FRIDAY NIGHT BASH TICKETS
Thursday, October 10, 2019
If you're in the vicinity of Notre Dame Stadium tomorrow evening -- come on over to the Friday Night Bash!
The gates to the "heated" Notre Dame Stadium Concourse will open at 6:30 PM ET -- immediately at the end of the Pep Rally!
Tickets are $10 -- 100% of the proceeds go to fund financial aid for deserving students at Notre Dame. Kids 12 and under -- GO FREE!
Read the promotional piece (above) about the Food Trucks -- BEER WILL BE SOLD -- and the two bands that will be performing until 10 PM!
GET TICKETS HERE: FRIDAY NIGHT BASH
In fact, it's right downstairs from our office -- in O'Rourke's Public House at Eddy Street Commons.
They are loading in the set and cameras as I write this.
The Golic & Wingo Show will air tomorrow morning (Friday) from the "edge" of Notre Dame's campus -- 6 AM ET to 10 AM ET on ESPN News. The first two hours are on ESPN2 as well...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
This Friday night -- we'll be hosting a party inside Notre Dame Stadium's Concourse -- for the very first time! And, we're bringing in some heaters, just in case it gets a little cold for our friends from USC.
- Food Trucks (five of them)
- Beer & Soda
- Bands -- two of them will be performing
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The fun begins at 7 PM and goes to 10 PM!
100% of the ticket price goes to fund FINANCIAL AID for deserving Notre Dame students.
Get your tickets right here: TICKETS
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The bill that passed in California this week -- which would allow college athletes to hire agents and negotiate endorsement deals (beginning in 2023) -- has taken the paying of student-athletes to an all new level.
The challenge here is we're probably only talking about a very few college athletes who would benefit from this legislation...
Six years ago -- I proposed this idea -- a way the NCAA could direct some form of compensation to all scholarship student athletes. Here's what I posted on September 2, 2013:
It's simply this -- create a "pension program" for all NCAA Division I scholarship athletes. It would look something like this:
- The NCAA would create a pension program that they and each of the 340 Division I member institutions would agree to contribute to -- out of television and licensing revenues each year.
- Eligibility: Every NCAA Division I "student-athlete" -- who signed a National Letter of Intent out of high school with their original school, was on this team's roster a minimum of four academic school years and received a (four-year) college degree from that same institution.
- Pension Benefit Payments would be available to the qualified student-athlete once they reach the age of 65.
Here's what this proposed program does for college athletics:
- It requires student-athletes to remain in college all four-years and earn a degree.
- It puts some 'monetary value' in remaining at the school you signed your original National Letter of Intent with.
- And, it treats "every scholarship student-athlete" the same -- no matter what school you played for or sport you played.
For those who feel the requirements are too severe -- the NCAA could easily pay out a "lesser percentage" to those who transferred to another school or, failed to play all four years or graduate...
What do you think?