Friday, December 23, 2022

LIVE View of the Blizzard at Notre Dame!

Here's a LIVE look at the BLIZZARD conditions at the University of Notre Dame -- wind chill temps are nearly 40 BELOW ZERO!

Here's the view from the Golden Dome -- on the "God Quad" area of campus.

LINK:  LIVE VIEW FROM DOME

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

National Signing Day -- Tomorrow!


Marcus Freeman's Press Conference will begin at 2 PM ET Wednesday-- you can catch all of the action of National Signing Day at Notre Dame Athletics' website...

 LINK:  NATIONAL SIGNING DAY COVERAGE

#5 Notre Dame Over #6 Virginia Tech!

Monday, December 19, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

OT: Ferris State Wins "Back-to-Back" Titles!

 

The Ferris State Bulldogs are now 100 - 10 over the last eight seasons -- as they won their 2nd consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship today by the score of 41 - 14 over the high scoring Colorado School of Mines Orediggers.

The Orediggers came into this contest averaging 47 points per game.

Congrats Bulldogs!



Must See: Ferris State vs. Colorado Mines

 

The NCAA Division II National Championship is today at 1 PM ET matching the defending National Champion Ferris State vs. Colorado School of Mines.

Ferris has gone 99 - 10  their last eight football seasons!

Watch the game LIVE on ESPNU!

LINK:  M-LIVE STORY

LINK:  BIG RAPIDS PIONEER STORY 

LINK:  DENVER POST STORY

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Most Talented College Football Programs

To enlarge graphic above -- click on it
 
Notre Dame Football still leads in all but two categories... 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

OT: Ferris State Earns Trip to NCAA DII Final!

My alma mater, Ferris State University beat West Florida University today by the score of 38 - 17 to advance to next Saturday's NCAA Division II National Championship game against the Colorado School of Mines!

The Bulldogs will be playing for "back to back" National Championships in football!

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

ESPN's McElroy Talks South Carolina vs. ND

 

The conversation begins at the 21:47 mark...

Michael Mayer Will Enter the NFL Draft Early...

 

In just three years, Mayer has set all the receiving records for the TE position at Notre Dame...

NFL Draft experts have him going high in the 2023 NFL Draft -- I sure hope he does.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Know Thy Foe: USC Head Coach, QB & LB

 

The Trojans beat USC in the Rose Bowl last night -- here's the press conference after...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

ESPN's McElroy on Who is the Best Tight End?

BC's Head Coach Talks Notre Dame Prep...

 

Former Notre Dame QB Phil Jurkovec will be starting this Saturday for Boston College.  Jurkovec has been out the last few weeks with a knew injury -- this will be his first game back.

Another former Domer George Takacs -- will also be starting for BC against Notre Dame.

Inside Look at Navy vs. Notre Dame Saturday

Friday, November 11, 2022

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Notre Dame Players Talk Win Over Clemson

Notre Dame Stadium's 4h Quarter Light Show

Notre Dame Football's "STORY" After Nine...

Folks, this is not a story about WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN -- it's a story about WHAT WILL BE.  It does us no good to look back at the last 15 minutes in Columbus or the debacle vs. Marshall or Stanford -- nothing can be done about this...

This is a story about what Marcus Freeman & Company are building here at Notre Dame.  We haven't won a game in this fashion -- against a top ranked program -- in thirty years...

This is the story.

Now, let's also add this to the narrative -- what teams, as of last night, have beaten more teams in the TOP 25 than Notre Dame -- the answer is NO ONE!

Here's the list of the teams ranked in the TOP TEN along with Notre Dame -- with their number of wins over teams ranked in the TOP 25, as of last night:

  1. NOTRE DAME -- 3 wins
  2. CLEMSON -- 3 wins
  3. GEORGIA -- 2 wins
  4. TENNESSEE -- 2 wins
  5. TCU -- 2 wins 
  6. LSU -- 2 wins
  7. OHIO STATE -- 1 win
  8. MICHIGAN -- 1 win 
  9. OREGON -- 1 win
  10. USC -- 1 win
  11. ALABAMA -- 0 wins

* Notre Dame also beat #16 BYU at the time -- they are not currently in the TOP 25.


Marcus Freeman's On Field NBC Interview

ESPN's Matt Barrie Talks Notre Dame's Win!

 

Fast forward to the 1:27 mark of the video to catch Barrie's take on Notre Dame taking it to Clemson...

The Mornin' After Notre Dame Beats Clemson...

(Photo above from Irish Sport's Daily's Rick Kimball)

Took a lap around the worldwide web this morning to see what is being said about Notre Dame's 35 - 14 win over #4 Clemson last night...  

Here's what the Clemson beat writers were reporting after the game:

LINK: CLEMSON SCHOOL PAPER -- THE TIGER

LINK:  THE STATE -- COLUMBIA, SC PAPER

LINK:  THE POST & COURIER

NBC Highlights: Notre Dame 35 - Clemson 14

Clemson's "Walk of Champions..."

 

Well, they probably should have "run."

OT: I'm Happy For Brian Kelly -- Big Win for LSU

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Dabo Swinney Talks Loss to Notre Dame

Clemson's K.J. Henry Talks Notre Dame Loss

Clemson's QB Talks Loss to Notre Dame

Clemson's ""O" Coordnator Talks Loss to ND

Clemson "D" Coordinator On Notre Dame Loss

Marcus Freeman Talks Win Over #4 Clemson!

What A WIN! -- What A Moment for ND!!!

Our Guy Connaughton Receives NBA Honor!


Notre Dame's favorite NBA player just received a wonderful honor -- and a $10,000 check for his foundation...

LINK:  STORY

ESPN Talks Notre Dame vs. Clemson Today

Clemson Insider -- Here at Notre Dame Friday

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Notre Dame's "Best Tight End" of All-Time?

 

We have had many talented tight ends in Notre Dame's football history:

  • One is a Heisman Trophy Winner -- Leon Hart
  • One is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Dave Casper
  • We have multiple College Football Hall of Famers, who played tight end
  • We have multiple Super Bowl Champs, who played tight end
  • And, we've had multiple All-Americans & NFL All-Pros who played tight end

However, I do believe it's not a stretch to say Michael Mayer's has had the greatest 2.5 seasons for a Notre Dame tight end -- EVER!

Let's see how it all ends up for Mayer.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Something to Look Forward to on Halloween

Domer Mancini Interviewed After Astros' Win

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The "Other" Game I'll Watch Today: #1 vs #2

   

It's the game of the year in NCAA Division II Football as the #1 ranked Ferris State Bulldogs host the #2 ranked Grand Valley State Lakers at 1 PM ET.

You can watch it LIVE right here:  FSU vs. GVSU

LINK:  THE STORY ON THE GAME

Here Come The Irish Football Show: Stanford

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Manning Brothers & Notre Dame...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

All You Can Do Is Laugh At These Rankings...


Our friends in the media and coaching ranks -- are once again showing their true colors...

Notre Dame's back to back wins over North Carolina and BYU have received little to no recognition from members of the media and head coaches everywhere.  In fact, both teams are ranked ahead of Notre Dame in this week's AP Poll and Coaches Poll.

Here's the latest AP Poll rankings released on Sunday:

  • #26 North Carolina
  • #27 Baylor
  • #28 BYU
  • #29 Coastal Carolina
  • #30 NOTRE DAME

 

How North Carolina fared against Notre Dame:

  • Lost to Notre Dame: 45 to 32
  • Points scored vs. Notre Dame:  32 pts. / season average: 42.3 pts.
  • Total Yards vs. Notre Dame:  367 yds. / season average: 501 yds.

 

How BYU fared against Notre Dame:

  • Lost to Notre Dame: 28 to 20
  • Points scored vs. Notre Dame:  20 pts. / season avg: 32 pts.
  • Total Yards vs. Notre Dame:  287 yds. / season average:  417.8 yds.

 

Niele Ivey @ ACC Women's Hoops Media Day

OT: #1 Ferris State vs. #2 Grand Valley State

 

It's the "game of the year" in NCAA Division II Football and it takes place this Saturday in Big Rapids, MI at 1 PM ET.

I have to admit, I was hoping the folks at College GameDay might decide to break from tradition and take their show to a Division II campus...

Well, this Saturday the #1 ranked Ferris State Bulldogs -- the defending national champs and their 43 game regular season winning streak -- take on the #2 ranked Grand Valley State Lakers!

This game -- two schools less than an hour away from each other by car -- has turned into one of the top rivalries in the country.  Should be fun to watch!

LINK:  GAME PREVIEW

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Met This Family On Flight to Las Vegas...


I had the honor of sitting next to David & Jess Runyan -- Notre Dame fans from the Michiana area -- on the flight Thursday from Grand Rapids, MI to Las Vegas...

They were part of a group of 18 members of the Notre Dame Nation -- all gathering in Las Vegas for our game vs. BYU.  They rented a suite at the Raiders' Allegiant Stadium and they even designed their own t-shirt for the trip (bottom image).  Jess even painted her finger nails for the celebration...

Thought you'd enjoy their experience.




Game Highlights: ND 28 vs. BYU 20

BYU's Head Coach Talks Loss to Notre Dame

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Dick Ebersol's LIVE Interview at NOON ET

The longtime former Chairman of NBC Sports and the Co-Creator of Saturday Night Live -- Dick Ebersol will be our guest today on our LIVE CHAT from Notre Dame.

Dick is married to Susan Saint James and their oldest son Charlie is a Notre Dame alum...

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Know Thy Foe: BYU Head Coach Talks Win

 

The #19 ranked BYU Cougars beat Utah State Thursday night to go 4-1 on the season.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mack Brown Talks Loss to Notre Dame Today

OT: #1 Ranked Ferris State Rolls 69 - 3 Today!

 

The defending Division II National Champs just keep rolling as the Bulldogs of Ferris State won their homecoming game today by the score of 69 - 3!   It was Waldorf's (4-1) first loss of the season!

This extends Ferris' regular season win streak to 41 straight games!!!

LINK:  GAME STORY

Full Game Highlights: Notre Dame 45 -- UNC 32

 

LINK:  GAME STATS

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tonight: Notre Dame Music Festival @ 7 PM ET

 

The Notre Dame Music Festival begins tonight at 7 PM ET -- watch it all LIVE right here!

 

LINK:  WATCH THE NOTRE DAME MUSIC FESTIVAL RIGHT HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Notre Dame Music Festival -- Wednesday!!!

 

The annual Notre Dame Music Festival -- LIVE under the lights in Notre Dame Stadium -- begins tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 7 PM ET.

You can watch it LIVE right here:  NOTRE DAME MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, September 11, 2022

OT: How Does the NFL Allow This Sideline?


Can you imagine if this game got close and a 4th down pass was caught, but, because the sideline "curved out into the field of play" it was called OUT OF BOUNDS and an NFL team lost the game because their game winning drive was stalled?

This was the sideline drawn at today's NFL game at Soldier Field in Chicago...

Quenton Nelson Highest Paid NFL Guard!


Former Notre Dame All-American, Quenton Nelson just signed the largest contract in NFL History for the guard position.  With this four-year contract extension (of which $60 million is guaranteed) "Big Q" will now become the third highest paid former Notre Dame student-athlete of all-time. 

Congrats Quenton!

Here's a look at the TOP 31 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:  $136,145,183 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2025 
  • Harrison Smith:  $127,666,546 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2026
  • Quenton Nelson:  $118,010,393 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2026
  • Jeff Samardzija:  $116,341,666
  • Zack Martin:  $98,285,531 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2024 
  • AJ Pollock:  $76,841,944 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
  • Troy Murphy:  $66,000,000 
  • Kyle Rudolph:  $59,936,853 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Golden Tate:  $56,421,672
  • Stephon Tuitt:  $55,710,551
  • Brad Lidge:  $55,335,000 
  • Pat Connaughton:  $50,727,479 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
  • Kyle Palmieri:  $50,192,154 -- guaranteed contract to 2025
  • Anders Lee:  $49,000,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2026
  • Bryan Rust:  $46,670,000 -- guaranteed contract to 2028 
  • Romeo Okwara:  $45,385,025 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Bryant Young:  $44,000,000
  • Justin Tuck:  $43,248,463  
  • John Sullivan:  $35,800,027
  • Jerome Bettis:  $35,122,500
  • Jeff Faine:  $34,456,892 
  • Will Fuller:  $34,246,582 -- free agent
  • Jaylon Smith:  $31,985,997 -- free agent
  • Matt Carroll:  $29,537,032 
  • Mike McGlinchey:  $29,481,766 -- not guaranteed, contract to 2023
  • Ian Cole:  $28,949,694 -- guaranteed contract to 2023
  • Tim Brown:  $28,432,686
  • Laphonso Ellis:  $27,939,000
  • Rocket Ismail:  $27,885,021
  • Tyler Eifert:  $26,310,317
  • Joe Montana:  $26,000,000

 

LINK:  COLTS SIGN NELSON TO RECORD DEAL

We Must Not Forget Lou Holtz's Start at ND...


Everyone's favorite Notre Dame Head Football Coach Lou Holtz, started his career on the Fighting Irish sideline like this:

  • Michigan 24 -- Notre Dame 23
  • Michigan State 20 -- Notre Dame 15
  • Notre Dame 41 -- Purdue 9
  • Alabama 28 -- Notre Dame 10
  • Pittsburgh 10 -- Notre Dame 9

CBS Sports HQ Talks Notre Dame Loss...

Marcus Freeman & Players Talk Marshall Loss