Very happy for Beth and her family!
Douglas Road will be closed from Twyckenham to Ironwood beginning April 14th -- it was just announced today (April 1st).
Please know this -- you can still access Notre Dame's Warren Golf Course during this time -- just access the entrance straight north of Twyckenham for the Men's & Women's Golf Indoor Training Center and follow the signs to the parking lot / clubhouse.
This road will definitely be closed for the Garth Brooks concert and possibly the Billy Joel concert...
You've been warned!
My daughter Kara and son-in-law Conor are proud graduates of St. Bonaventure University -- and their BONNIES are playing tonight at Madison Square Garden vs. Xavier in the N.I.T. Semifinals!
That's our granddaughters; Clare and Kinley (L to R) already dressed to cheer on their "2nd favorite" college team!
The game will be televised on ESPN beginning at 7 PM ET!
LINK: GAME STORY
KK Bransford will be playing for the WEST team in the 6:30 PM ET game and J.J. Starling will be playing for the EAST team in the 9:00 PM ET game.
Notre Dame Fencing just won it's 12th National Championship -- the most for any sport in the 179 history of our University! They now have "back to back" National Championships!
Here are the two teams talking with the media after today's disappointing loss against #1 seed North Carolina State...
Move the video foward to these time stamps:
SATURDAY -- March 26th
SUNDAY -- March 27th
Folks, if you were watching the Notre Dame vs. North Dakota NCAA Hockey Tournament game tonight -- you saw what looked like the game winning goal with 0.5 seconds left on the clock.
The photo above shows the game clock with time left when goal was scored!
The TV clock showed that -- as did the "green light" (video below) that went off showing the goal was scored in regulation time...
Here was Notre Dame head coach Jeff Jackson talking about the referee's call:
“I just based it on what was on the scoreboard and they’re telling me there’s two different clocks? We’re playing to the scoreboard, not to a clock that’s not visible to anybody,” Jackson explained. “When the green light went on I assumed there was still time on the clock. At least that’s the way it is in the NHL.”
Well, the referees called it a NO GOAL -- forcing OT, which Notre Dame fortunately prevailed.
But, what if they had not?
It will be interesting to see if the NCAA releases a statement later tonight or tomorrow on why they disallowed the goal...
Watch green light behind goal…— Barstool Irish (@BarstoolIrish) March 25, 2022
Notre Dame begins the presser at the 3:30 mark -- please advance the video.
The #3 seeded Fighting Irish of Notre Dame take on the #2 seeded Fighting Hawks of North Dakota tonight at 6 PM ET on ESPNU in the 1st Round of the NCAA Hockey Tournament in Albany, NY.
Advancing Notre Dame to the SWEET SIXTEEN!
As far as all-time NCAA records:
As far as all-time Notre Dame records:
My attention will now be turning to St. Bonaventure Men's Basketball -- as they have moved on to the ELITE EIGHT in the N.I.T. after beating Oklahoma last night.
They now play Virginia Tuesday night -- with the winner moving on to Madison Square Garden for the Final Four...
Here's the press conferences for both teams leading in to tonight's NCAA 2nd Round game at 6 PM ET on ESPN2.
FYI: It is a home game for Oklahoma...
The Fighting Irish gave us FIVE GREAT DAYS -- it's a shame it had to end...
Now, we wait to see how many of our seniors decide to come back for their COVID YEAR -- all will have that option if Coach Brey extends it to them.
Thank you to the SENSATIONAL SEVEN -- you gave us all you had these last 3 games. It was fun to watch and if you come back, I think you've all learned we can win playing a little more to the basket on offense and we can play some defense!
Just need to hit the weights a little harder, work on driving to the basket, hanging on to the ball and finishing. And, wouldn't it be nice if we added a few more players to the rotation next season.
Oh, would we all have loved seeing you guys take on Duke...
This is the replay of the media sessions today for the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament in San Diego, CA. You're going to want to advance the video to the following marks:
SATURDAY, MARCH 19th
SUNDAY, MARCH 20th
Next up for our Fighting Irish is the #3 seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders this Sunday (7:10 PM ET). Best way to describe them; experienced, tough, physical, big and they play DEFENSE...
Texas Tech is ranked (#11) in scoring defense in the country. Two teams Notre Dame has played rank higher in this category than Texas Tech; Virginia (#7) and Saint Mary's (#9).
Here's how Notre Dame fared against those two teams:
STATISTICAL MATCHUP: Texas Tech vs. Notre Dame:
To learn more about today's matchup -- CLICK ON THIS.
Notre Dame's #1 ranked college baseball team won their first home game this week vs. Valparaiso. The Irish are now 12-1 on the season heading into a great weekend series that begins today vs. Louisville (13-4).
Here is the baseball schedule for this weekend in Louisville:
All the games are available on the ACC NETWORK's streaming service: ACCNX
You can follow the LIVE SCORING at this site: ND vs. LOUISVILLE
The first thing that surprised me when I looked into the Alabama Men's Basketball Team was this -- they enter the NCAA Tournament on a THREE GAME LOSING STREAK.
In fact, Bama is 6 - 7 their last 13 games. They earned their #6 seed with some impressive wins in December & January over; Gonzaga, Houston, Tennessee, LSU and Baylor.
KEY STATS: BAMA vs. NOTRE DAME
There was not a "pundit" anywhere who felt we could beat Rutgers. I have to admit, I didn't think we had a chance.
What though the odds...
#22 Notre Dame Women's Basketball will play the A-10 Champion UMASS Minutewomen in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this Saturday in Norman, OK. Here's what we know about UMass:
Key bench players:
Here's some information about the Rutgers' basketball team -- the highlights above are of the Scarlet Knight's 84-74 loss to the eventual Big Ten champs Iowa Hawkeyes. We play them Wednesday night at 9 PM ET in Dayton, OH.
Rutgers' starting line-up:
Rutgers' key bench players:
The Michigan Wolverines finally beat Notre Dame in hockey -- after losing all four games to the IRISH this season -- and SEVEN IN A ROW at Yost Arena in Ann Arbor...
We'll now await where Notre Dame is seeded and who they will play in the NCAA Tournament come next Sunday night -- March 20th.
Our 3rd ranked Fighting Irish had to go 12 innings tonight to beat the 17th ranked NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh, NC. It was a come-from-behind win as Notre Dame was down 4 - 0 before scoring their first run in the 7th.
The Irish pitching staff struck out 15 -- shutting the Wolfpack down over the final 9 innings to take the team's record to 10-1 on the season.
This was Game 1 of a three game series this weekend.
LINK: BOX SCORE
FRIDAY -- March 11th
SATURDAY -- March 12th
SUNDAY -- March 13th
We can watch the Notre Dame Men's Basketball team play tonight in the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, NY at 7 PM ET on ESPN2.
The Fighting Irish take on Virginia Tech -- a team that beat our Irish just 7 weeks ago. Here's how that game played out...
Former Notre Dame All-American Bryant Young will be given the greatest honor in his sport this August when he's formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Yesterday, Bryant and his wife Kristin (also a Domer) took a trip to Canton, OH -- site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- with all of the other greats who will be immortalized this year...
Notre Dame Safety Kyle Hamilton slow-mo style… 38” vert.🚀 pic.twitter.com/tgdXLmtYOO— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) March 6, 2022
There’s a consensus that Notre Dame’s Kyle Hamilton is the best safety in the draft. But I also think he’s the best player, period. pic.twitter.com/KbLBRormnf— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 6, 2022
The 3rd ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame were held to just TWO HITS yesterday in their game vs. Michigan State -- but, the TRIPLE and HOME RUN did the trick!
Additional facts: Notre Dame did not strike out. They walked (twice) or, put it in play. Which makes "only two hits" quite surprising. And, I'll bet Notre Dame does not have another game like this all season when they only had 27 at bats in 8 innings.
Truly shocked (and IMPRESSED) we won a game like this.
LINK: BOX SCORE
Todd Bodine (AKA "The Onion"), who has won 22 NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES races and two (2) Truck Series Championships -- was back at it as he begins his quest to achieve 800 NASCAR starts.
Todd and his wife Janet are wonderful people and huge Notre Dame fans!
Unfortunately, Todd's Toyota lost control and he hit a wall on lap 89 of last night's 200 lap race in Las Vegas. He was able to return to the race and ended up finishing 21st in his first start in five years in the Camping World Truck Series.
We may need to get a ND Monogram on Todd's helmet for his next race!
SATURDAY -- March 5th
SUNDAY -- March 6th
The #3 ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are taking their game "indoors" these next few days to play Illinois, Michigan State and Minnesota. All the games will be at the home of the Minnesota Vikings (U.S. Bank Stadium) in downtown Minneapolis.
Here are the dimensions of the baseball field inside U.S. Bank Stadium:
Here's where you can track the official results of all FIVE NOTRE DAME student-athletes performing in front of NFL Teams at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis these next few days.
Just click on their name and you can see how they are doing -- and where they finished in their respective position groups: