Monday, August 31, 2020

The Fallout From No Fans at ND Stadium


It's going to be a quiet fall around South Bend -- unfortunately for the restaurants, hotels and other businesses who serve the tens of thousands of fans who typically come to town every football weekend.


LINK:  FR. JOHN JENKINS' NOTE TO COMMUNITY

ACC Network: "Top ACC Players Returning..."

Quenton Nelson's Indianapolis Colts Presser

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sports Illustrated Ranks Notre Dame #6 in Poll


The folks at SI know that Brian Kelly potentially has his best team so far at Notre Dame...

 

LINK:  SPORTS ILLUSTRATED RANKINGS

Did Notre Dame Save College Football?

ESPN College Football Hype Video

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Never Thought About This -- March Madness

 

 
I am surprised we're in the top 10 on this list...

OT: Dan Patrick Interviews UNC's Mack Brown

Dan Patrick interviewed Mack Brown -- the head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels today -- the Irish travel to Chapel Hill to take on Brown's bunch this season. Many believe it will be Notre Dame's most difficult road game this season.

Monday, August 24, 2020

OT: Rich Eisen Interviews Stanford's Shaw

Stanford's head football coach talks with Rich Eisen about the cancelling of their football season and more... The Fighting Irish were scheduled to play Stanford on October 10th.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Martha MacCallum Interviewed My Friend Joe...

Joe Gelchion is a longtime friend who played a major role in recruiting me to the University of Notre Dame. Joe, left the University three years ago to pursue film making. Our friend Martha MacCallum (Fox News) who's son Reid plays football for the Fighting Irish -- recently sat down with Joe to talk about his film THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM -- about life and about Notre Dame Football... Enjoy! Here's the trailer for the movie -- it's a wonderful story!

Charlie Weis Jr. -- Coming to Town Sept. 19th

 

Word on the street is the University of South Florida Bulls will be heading to Notre Dame to play the Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 19th. The Bulls' Offensive Coordinator is none other than Charlie Weis, Jr.   Here's a photo of Charlie Jr., with his dad.

 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Notre Dame Goes "All Online" Next 2 Weeks

 

Fr. Jenkins (president of the University of Notre Dame) addressed the student body in the past few minutes.  Here's what he said:

  • We will give it one last try to keep students here at Notre Dame...
  • For the next two weeks -- beginning tomorrow morning -- all classes will be held online
  • Off campus students are being asked to remain off campus
  • On campus students are asked to remain in their residence halls as much as possible

 

Here's the official press release:  NOTRE DAME 

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Big WNBA Games Today for Arike & Mabrey

Notre Dame's Newest Dining Establishment!

Had dinner this past Friday evening at Rohr's -- the new, improved and much larger bar/restaurant, inside Notre Dame's Morris Inn.  They're calling it a Modern Tavern -- well, it's much more than that!

WOW is all I can say about the menu, the food, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere. You won't believe how nice it is. 

And, you have the option of eating inside -- or, outside on the Wind Family Fireside Terrace.  

This is a MUST SEE / MUST DO at Notre Dame for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  You will thank me for the tip!

LINK:  ROHR'S

Thursday, August 13, 2020

ESPN Talking Heads: Big Ten Spring Season

OT: Chip Kelly Talks Pac-12 Decision

UCLA head football coach Chip Kelly talks about the Pac-12's decision to postpone the fall football season...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Yahoo's Dan Wetzel Talks Notre Dame Football

 
 
Thought you'd enjoy reading this...

LINK:  WETZEL

Coach Brian Kelly Talks First Fall Practice

Brian Kelly & Daelin Hayes on Today -- Today!

Desmond Gives Back Hand Compliment to ND

Montana Talks Notre Dame, Guinness, Etc.

Peter King, Pete Thamel Talk College Football

Replay: Notre Dame President's Interview

   

The Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. -- president of the University of Notre Dame spoke about the first few days of classes, football and other subjects...


We Now Have an Official Beer for Notre Dame!

 

 
The Fighting Irish now have an official beer partner -- GUINNESS!  Note the subtle redesign of the Notre Dame helmet facemask to serve as an outline of a pint of beer...


Here's the press release...


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Warren on Postponing Big-10's Fall Sports

 

The Notre Dame Law School grad -- had to break the bad news this afternoon about the Big Ten's postponement of all Fall Sports...

Friday, August 7, 2020

Domer Advances in US Women's Amateur!

 

Lauren Beaudreau (Lemont, IL), a member of the Notre Dame Women's Golf Team -- knocked in a birdie putt on the 19th hole of her match yesterday to advance to today's Round of 32 at the US Women's Amateur!

Lauren, a sophomore -- teed off this morning in her match against Lauren Castle at 8:10 AM ET.

11:30 AM ET UPDATE:  Lauren won her match 4 and 3 -- now advancing to the Quarterfinals this afternoon!

You can follow Lauren and her match here:  US WOMEN'S AMATEUR  

If she win's this morning's match you'll be able to watch Lauren's afternoon match on the Golf Channel, beginning at 1 PM ET today!

Go Irish!

Domer's MLB Debut: 5 Scoreless Innings!

His name is Brandon Bielak -- he's a former standout pitcher for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame who was drafted in 2017 by the Houston Astros in the 11th round...

Brandon made his Major League starting debut last night -- throwing 5 scoreless innings for the Astros.  Bielak was 2-0 coming into the game -- having earned wins in his two previous relief appearances for Houson:

Here's what his night looked like:

  • 5 innings pitched
  • 82 total pitches  (48 were strikes)
  • Gave up 2 singles -- walked 3 batters -- 1 strike out

 Brandon has now pitched 10.1 innings for the Astros this season:

  • 2 - 0 record
  • 0.87 ERA
  • 7 strikeouts

LINK:  GAME STORY & VIDEO

Notre Dame's Most Intriguing Matchups for 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Paul Finebaum Thinks Others Will Cancel...



Here's hoping the "Mouth of the South" is wrong here...

Fingers crossed!

Notre Dame Ranked #10 in Coaches Poll

The first Coaches Poll came out today and our Fighting Irish came in ranked #10.

Here's the TOP TEN in their poll:
  1. Clemson
  2. Ohio State
  3. Alabama
  4. Georgia
  5. LSU
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Penn State
  8. Florida
  9. Oregon
  10. NOTRE DAME

LINK:  TOP 25 POLL

Notre Dame's 2020 ACC Football Schedule

Notre Dame Football's 2020 ACC Schedule -- was just released this morning -- you will note that there will not be a game against Navy, first time since 1927.
  • 9/12: Duke
  • 9/19: Western Michigan
  • 9/26: at Wake Forest
  • 10/10: FSU
  • 10/17: Louisville
  • 10/24: at Pitt
  • 10/31: at Georgia Tech
  • 11/7: Clemson
  • 11/14: at BC
  • 11/28: at UNC
  • 12/5: Syracuse

Please note:  It looks like the ACC gave the same teams -- OFF WEEKS  before their games against each other.  Many will remember last year, when it seems like every ACC Team had a bye week -- the week before they played Notre Dame. 

To enlarge the ACC Football Schedule above -- just click on it!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Brady Quinn Talks PAC-12 Players' Demands

Domer Update: AJ Pollock Off to Great Start!


 


AJ Pollock, the former Fighting Irish star is off to a great start in this abbreviated MLB season!
  • Home Runs:  3 -- tied for 8th in MLB
  • Average:  .364 -- tied for 20th in MLB
  • RBI:  6 -- tied for 54th in MLB

Monday, August 3, 2020

Five Former Domers in NFL's Top 100 Players!


The NFL Network released this past week its list of the TOP 100 players in the NFL.  Five (5) former Notre Dame football stars made the list:
  • #29:  Quenton Nelson, Colts
  • #55:  Zack Martin, Cowboys
  • #64:  Harrison Smith, Vikings
  • #74:  Ronnie Stanley, Ravens
  • #88:  Jaylon Smith, Cowboys

LINK:  STORY

Saturday, August 1, 2020

ND Board Chair Interviews Domer CEO


Notre Dame's Jack Brennan (Chair of the Board of Trustees) interviewed Bank of America's CEO Brian Moynihan -- who is a graduate of Notre Dame's Law School.

Connaughton Not Ready to Go Yet for Bucks


If you were looking at last night's Box Score from Milwaukee's win over the Boston Celtics -- you won't see the name Pat Connaughton.  Here's why...

Pat Forde & Dan Patrick -- Some ND Talk

Mike Golic's emotional goodbye to ESPN Radio