Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
My good friend -- Fr. Ralph Haag, C.S.C. -- the Rector of St. Ed's Hall at the University of Notre Dame will be hosting a CHRISTMAS MASS online tomorrow at 5 PM ET. Here is the info...
...join us for the Steds Sunday Hall Mass on the Road at 5pm EST. Click on either of the links below. Save them as they will work for EVERY Sunday. ALSO, Christmas Mass will be on Christmas Day at 5pm EST.
For the FaceBook link, click HERE.
For the Zoom, click HERE.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The "Christmas Star" -- the conjunction last night of Saturn and Jupiter on the Winter Solstice -- gave all on earth the best view of this since the Middle-Ages.
And, as you would expect, Notre Dame's award winning photographer, Matt Cashore -- was ever present to pick up this "once in a lifetime" photo...
Monday, December 21, 2020
Today's announcement that Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah's selection as America's top LINEBACKER -- makes THREE Notre Dame LB's receiving the Butkus Award since 2012!
- Manti Te'o -- 2012 recipient
- Jaylon Smith -- 2015 recipient
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah -- 2020 recipient
Then to top it all off -- it was announced today that incoming LB recruit Prince Kollie -- wins the Butkus Award for High School football!
LINK: KOLLIE WINS BUTKUS
Sunday, December 20, 2020
The "haters" are not happy with this -- but that's oky -- time to get our big boy pants on and be ready to defend Alabama's ability to run over you and throw over you...
No better way to get over what we ALL experienced last night.
It has been 95 years since we've played in the Rose Bowl Game...
Friday, January 1st at 4 PM ET -- in Dallas, TX
- #1 Alabama vs. #4 Notre Dame
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
My dad just forwarded me this photo of my mom's grave site at St. Michael's Parish in Mecosta County, Michigan...
What you can't see is Mom's grave stone, the snow and ice was too difficult for my dad to clear off.
What you do see is the ever present can of Coca-Cola (my mom's favorite drink), a Notre Dame hat (her favorite college) and a Christmas wreath. My dad dropped off the hat and wreath this morning...
So, Mom's ready for the game.
GO IRISH! BEAT CLEMSON! (AGAIN)
We're going to continue to see many in the media pushing the narrative about Notre Dame football joining the ACC permanently.
Their motive -- to make Notre Dame like all the others.
Well, Yahoo! Sports Dan Wetzel -- took a stand today for Notre Dame's independence. BRAVO!
Thursday, December 17, 2020
The racing helmet in the foreground is painted in Notre Dame Helmet Gold!
Note the images on the video board!
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Folks, if you're a fan of Notre Dame -- tonight, is your night!
For more than FIVE HOURS STRAIGHT -- we will be talking exclusively about Notre Dame Athletics! Every single Notre Dame head coach, star players -- and many of Notre Dame's all-time greats will be talking about nothing but the Fighting Irish!
Consider this our online PEP RALLY for Saturday's ACC Championship game!
The broadcast begins at 6:42 PM ET and will end just a little past MIDNIGHT ET.
You can watch it all -- right here, at the link below.
Come, join THE FIGHT!
Monday, December 14, 2020
- Link Jarrett -- Notre Dame Head Baseball Coach
- Brady Quinn -- Maxwell Award Winner
- Indi Jackson -- Former Notre Dame student-athlete
- Kate Markgraf -- GM, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
- Jerome Bettis -- Pro Football Hall of Famer
- Daelin Hayes -- Notre Dame Football Captain
- Susan Holt -- Notre Dame Women's Golf Head Coach
- Julian Love -- New York Giants defensive back
- Ashley Penn -- Former Notre Dame National Champ, Women's Soccer
The Fight begins tomorrow -- Tuesday, December 15th at 6:42 PM ET -- it end at MIDNIGHT ET.
LINK: WATCH IT LIVE RIGHT HERE
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Tuesday's THE FIGHT begins at 6:42 PM ET -- here are the guests scheduled to be interviewed during the first hour of the broadcast -- in order:
- Jack Swarbrick
- Christine Halfpenny, Head Coach -- ND Women's Lacrosse
- John Handrigan, Head Coach -- ND Men's Golf
- Niele Ivey, Head Coach -- ND Women's Basketball
- Yared Nuguse '21, NCAA Champion in 1500 meters
- Jeff Jackson, Head Coach -- ND Hockey
- Jack Kielty '20, Captain -- ND Men's Lacrosse
- AJ & Kate Pollock, 2020 World Series Champ, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Deanna Gumpf, Head Coach --ND Softball
- Bryant & Kristin Young, San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer
- Jac Collinsworth, NBC Sports
- Nate Norman, Head Coach -- ND Women's Soccer
- Dave Butler, former ND Linebacker
WATCH IT ALL LIVE RIGHT HERE: http://go.nd.edu/thefight
Friday, December 11, 2020
And, I will admit -- I cry almost every time I watch CBS's opener to this special game -- AMERICA'S GAME: The Army Navy Game.
Tomorrow at 3:00 PM ET on CBS.
Here's a look at Saturday's "uniform war" between Nike (Army) and Under Armour (Navy). The big difference here -- Army's uniform has a story...
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Romeo Okwara's interview starts at 13:00 minute mark. The 25 year-old Detroit Lion is having a great season in a year he'll be able to parlay it into a nice contract since he's eligible for free agency...
LINK: DETROIT FREE PRESS STORY
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see if the media is already looking ahead to what I believe will be the highest rated broadcast of an Atlantic Coast Conference game in history...
We just need to put our "thick skin" suits on because there will be very few -- if any -- media pundits who think we can beat Clemson.
LINK: SPORTING NEWS
LINK: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
LINK: SLAP THE SIGN
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
It has been 95 years since the University of Notre Dame has played in the Rose Bowl.
It is the one BOWL GAME I've always wanted to see our beloved Fighting Irish play in. And, wouldn't you know it -- at present, we're trending to play in this game...
Unfortunately -- the Rose Bowl announced today that NO ONE, not even the players' families will be allowed in to see this years Rose Bowl game. Unbelievable.
LINK: OFFICIAL RELEASE
Former Notre Dame basketball star Arike Ogunbowale -- is playing for the Kursk Dynamo (Russia) team in the EuroLeague. She scored 29 points in her debut Tuesday night.
The video above is the full game replay.
LINK: GAME STATS
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Here's what the North Carolina media had to say about Notre Dame's convincing win over their Tar Heels...
LINK: DAILY TAR HEEL #1
LINK: DAILY TAR HEEL #2
LINK: DAILY TAR HEEL #3
LINK: HERALD SUN #1
LINK: HERALD SUN #2
LINK: CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
Took another lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what the media has to say about the Fighting Irish's win over #19 North Carolina last night...
LINK: NBC SPORTS
LINK: YAHOO SPORTS
LINK: SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
LINK: USA TODAY
LINK: CBS SPORTS
Friday, November 27, 2020
This was a true gut check for the Notre Dame defense...
You're playing the top offense in the ACC and maybe the top offense in all of college football -- without your top safety in a 17 - 17 game when North Carolina gets the 2nd half kick-off...
Inside the performance of the Notre Dame defense:
- 17 points given up -- to a team that was averaging 40.2 pts. per game
- 298 yards given up -- to a team that averaged 533.9 yards per game
- 87 yards rushing given up -- to a team that averaged 217.2 yards per game
- 211 yards passing given up -- to a team that averaged 313.67 yards per game
- 6 QB sacks -- to a team that averaged giving up 3.6 QB sacks per game
North Carolina only gained 58 total yards in the 2nd half!
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Took a look at the common opponents of North Carolina and our Fighting Irish. Here's what the numbers look like...
- North Carolina 26 -- Boston College 22
- Total yards for NC: 401
- Total yards for BC: 353
- Notre Dame 45 -- Boston College 31
- Total yards for ND: 557
- Total yards for BC: 357
- Florida State 31 -- North Carolina 28
- Total yards for NC: 558
- Total yards for FSU: 432
- Notre Dame 42 -- Florida State 26
- Total yards for ND: 554
- Total yards for FSU: 405
- North Carolina 56 -- Duke 24
- Total yards for NC: 573
- Total yards for Duke: 411
- Notre Dame 27 -- Duke 13
- Total yards for ND: 441
- Total yards for Duke: 334
HERE ARE THE TOTALS:
- Notre Dame
- Points scored: 114
- Points given up: 70
- Point differential: +44
- Total yards gained: 1,552
- Total yards given up: 1,096
- Yard differential: +456
- North Carolina:
- Points scored: 110
- Points given up: 77
- Point differential: +33
- Total yards gained: 1,532
- Total yards given up: 1,196
- Yard differential: +438
- ND vs. NC analysis:
- Points scored: Notre Dame / 4 points more
- Points given up: Notre Dame / 7 points less
- Total yards gained: Notre Dame / 20 more yards gained
- Total yards given up: Notre Dame / 100 yards less
- BOTTOM LINE -- very even game.
A friend, neighbor and Notre Dame Law School professor, Roger Alford -- asked me to post this Thanksgiving Proclamation -- which is based on President Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863...
Please read and sign if you agree.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Pat Connaughton just agreed to a new three year agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks that puts him in "rare air" among former Notre Dame student-athletes.
Here's a look at the TOP 25 current and former Notre Dame athletes (football, basketball, baseball and hockey) who have been (and will be) paid the most as a professional athlete:
- Ronnie Stanley: $132,131,825 -- not guaranteed, contract 2025
- Jeff Samardzija: $127,625,000 -- current free agent
- Zack Martin: $102,329,796 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024
- Kyle Rudolph: $77,897,708 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
- A.J. Pollock: $76,397,500 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
- Jaylon Smith: $75,022,000 -- not guaranteed contract to 2025
- Anders Lee: $71,894,038 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
- Golden Tate: $70,837,672 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2022
- 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
- John Sullivan: $40,050,021
- Jerome Bettis: $35,122,500
- Jeff Faine: $34,456,892
- Kyle Palmieri: $34,442,154 -- guaranteed contract to 2021
- Tim Brown: $28,432,686
- Pat Connaughton: $27,165,642 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
- Ian Cole: $26,049,694 -- guaranteed contract to 2021
- Joe Montana: $26,000,000
- Quenton Nelson: $24,148,910 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2021
- Ian Cole: $23,049,694 -- guaranteed, contract to 2021
- Craig Counsell: $22,086,667
- David Phelps: $19,308,813 -- free agent
Monday, November 23, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
This far into the season -- here's a look at how both Clemson and Notre Dame fared against their most accomplished common opponent -- Boston College Eagles:
Game Location vs. Boston College:
- Boston College traveled to Clemson (home game)
- Notre Dame (away game) traveled to Boston College
Final Score vs. Boston College:
- Clemson 34 -- Boston College 28
- Notre Dame 45 -- Boston College 31
Offensive Statistics vs. Boston College
- Clemson Offense
- Points Scored: 34
- First Downs: 26
- Total Yards: 448 yards
- Passing Yards: 342 yards
- Rushing Yards: 106 yards
- 3rd Down: 7 - 16
- Possession: 30:50
- Turnovers: 1 fumble lost
- Punts: 3
- Notre Dame Offense
- Points Scored: 45
- First Downs: 29
- Total Yards: 557 yards
- Passing Yards: 283 yards
- Rushing Yards: 274 yards
- 3rd Down: 4 - 9
- Possession: 34:27
- Turnovers: 3 fumbles lost
- Punts: 0
Defensive Statistics vs. Boston College:
- Clemson Defense
- First Downs: 21
- Total Yards: 275 yards
- Passing Yards: 208 yards
- Rushing Yards: 67 yards
- 3rd Down: 4 - 11
- Tackles For Loss: 8
- QB Sacks: 4
- Turnovers: 0
- Notre Dame Defense
- First Downs: 22
- Total Yards: 357 yards
- Passing Yards: 272 yards
- Rushing Yards: 85 yards
- 3rd Down: 4 - 11
- Tackles For Loss: 7
- QB Sacks: 1
- Turnovers: 1 interception
Sunday, November 15, 2020
You can watch the liftoff of Falcon 9 right now -- a six month mission to the International Space Station -- at approximately 7:27 PM ET tonight...
Notre Dame Dad, Mike Hopkins will command this flight.
LINK: LIVE COVERAGE HAS BEGUN