Sunday, May 31, 2020

Notre Dame 2020 Grad Surprised by Family!

My friend Brandon Hardy '20 -- sent me this photo this evening of what his family surprised him with today in Atlanta.  Most will know who Brandon is when you see this photo below.

Brandon will be going to work for LINKEDIN -- next month on the west coast.

Very proud of this young man!

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Replay: Making of the Fighting Irish of ND Y'all

Friday, May 29, 2020

ND Hoops' D.C. Connection Started With Him...

The University of Notre Dame's Men's Basketball program has had a pipeline of talented players hailing from the Washington D.C. area -- for many a year...

It all started with a guy by the name of Bob Whitmore.  Bob, who scored the fist ever basket in Purcell Pavilion -- died this past week, after a 20 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Here's a wonderful Washington Post story about Whitmore and his legacy...


Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Great Story Involving Former ND BB Coach

This is a classic story -- LSU pitcher Todd Peterson, had never stepped to the plate since a game in 8th grade...

He had told his coach, former Notre Dame baseball coach Paul Manieri -- that he was a great hitter in high school.

You'll want to watch this in its entirety.

OT: Jim Harbaugh Talks Impact of COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Rocket Being Rocket -- His 1st TD Catch...

Notre Dame legend Rocket Ismail -- shared a story about his first touchdown catch with the Fighting Irish...

You'll enjoy this -- and Coach Holtz's response.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Broadcast Schedule for Today's -- THE FIGHT

THE FIGHT will be LIVE today from 2 PM ET --- 10 PM ET -- here's a few of the highlights along with the complete schedule.

Watch it LIVE exclusively online at:

  • Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood -- Country Music legends
  • Brian Kelly -- Head Football Coach
  • Trey Mancini -- Baltimore Oriole's All-Star outfielder 
  • ND Folk Choir -- performance
  • Chloe Agnew -- from Celtic Woman performs
  • Jack Swarbrick -- Director of Athletics
  • Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. -- Notre Dame's President
  • Mike Brey -- Men's Head Basketball Coach
  • Pat Connaughton -- Milwaukee Bucks
  • Notre Dame Glee Club -- performance
  • Chicago Cast of Hamilton -- performance
  • Niele Ivey -- Women's Head Basketball Coach
  • Terry Hanratty -- Legendary Notre Dame QB
  • Ian Book -- Notre Dame QB1

Click on the upper right corner of Schedule to scroll down...

Sunday, May 10, 2020

How My Dad Honors My Mom on Mother's Day

My parents divorced my senior year in college.  Ever since my Mom's passing (June 2012), my Dad has made a point of stopping by her grave site on Mother's Day to honor her.  Today was no exception.

Mom -- thank you for loving Jay and me.  We miss your presence in our life.

Dad -- thank for doing this for our Mom, it means more than you'll ever know.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

OT: Phillip Rivers Accepts HS Coaching Gig!

Here is yesterday's announcement that Phillip Rivers will become the head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope, AL -- after his NFL playing days are over.  Have to imagine enrollment's going to rise at this school...

Onward and Upward! from St. Michael Catholic High School on Vimeo.

Friday, May 8, 2020

THE FIGHT: Broadcast Schedule -- Tuesday!

Just scroll down on the PDF above to see the broadcast times for this 8 hour-broadcast.

The fun begins Tuesday, May 12th at 2 PM ET and runs to 10 PM ET

Domer Mike Storen '57 Leaves For Heaven!

Yes, he was the proud father of ESPN's Hannah Storm -- but this Notre Dame alum was a player in the sports industry for years...


Friday, May 1, 2020

Indiana's FIVE STEP PLAN to Get Back...

Indiana's Governor Holcomb just announced the state's BACK ON TRACK plan...

Here are the highlights:

STAGE TWO:  Begins Monday, May 4th  (all but Cass, Marion & Lake counties)
  • Hoosiers 65 & over should remain at home
  • Recommended that Hoosiers wear face masks in public
  • Gatherings of up to 25 will be allowed -- with social distancing being practiced
  • Essential travel ban lifted
  • Encouraging remote work continues
  • Restaurants & bars that serve food can open at 50% capacity
  • Malls can open at 50% capacity -- as will some Retail categories
  • Religious services -- can open on May 8th

STAGE THREE:  Begins May 24th
  • Hoosiers 65 & over can begin limited exposure to others
  • Face masks continue to used in public
  • Gatherings of up to 100 will be allowed -- with social distancing being practiced
  • No travel restrictions
  • Retail capacity can go to 75%
  • Gyms, fitness centers, pools -- may reopen with some CDC guidelines in place
  • Bars and Nightclubs -- remain closed

STAGE FOUR:  Begins June 14th 
  • Hoosiers 65 & over should remain cautious with public exposure
  • Face mask are optional
  • Gatherings of up to 250 will be allowed -- with social distancing being practiced
  • Malls are open at FULL capacity
  • Bars and Nightclubs can open at 50% capacity
  • Restaurant dining rooms open at 75% capacity
  • Recreational sports and tournaments can begin
  • Amusement parks can open at 50% capacity
  • Large sports and entertainment venues still closed -- as well as festivals, conventions, parades, etc.

STAGE FIVE:   Begins July 4th
  • Hoosiers 65 & over should continue social distancing habits
  • Face masks are optional
  • Gatherings of OVER 250 people may begin -- provided they are following CDC guidelines
  • Restaurants and Bars -- back to full capacity
  • Amusement parks are open to full capacity

No word on when venues like Notre Dame Stadium will be approved to re-open...

Here's the full list of guidelines:


ACC Network Interviews Coach Niele Ivey