Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Jaden Ivey & "Domer" Parents Home in Detroit

 

It's a "Detroit family affair" for Jaden Ivey and his Notre Dame alum parents;  Niele Ivey and Javin Hunter.  Niele played for the Detroit Shock in the WNBA, Javin attended Country Day High School in Detroit before attending Notre Dame.  And, Javin's dad James Hunter was a star defensive back for the Detroit Lions...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Billy Joel Singing Piano Man at Notre Dame!

Notre Dame's Bo Bauer -- Thanking Donors!

 

If you'd like to make a gift to the Rockne Athletics Fund -- please click on the link below.  All gifts online before July 1st (this Friday) -- will be used this upcoming season for all of our Notre Dame Teams!

LINK:  ROCKNE ATHLETICS FUND

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Blake Wesley On The "Knuckleheads" Podcast

Our First Grandson: Conor James Walsh!


Conor James Walsh was born this past Thursday (June 23, 2022) at 5:11 PM ET.  He's 22" tall and tips the scale at 8.5 lbs.

I'm down here in Florida for his birth -- so that's why you haven't heard from me on my blog since Wednesday.

What a gift to our family!
 





 



Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Kyle Hamilton's "Inside the Garage" Podcast

  

Kyle Hamilton updates us all on his home purchase, plans for a Bulldog -- and his new life as a Baltimore Raven...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Link Jarrett & Players Talk Loss to Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma was in control of the game -- right from the get go.  Now we have to do this thing the hard way!  

Got to beat Texas A&M -- and then beat Oklahoma twice...

What though the odds!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Here's How The Four Undefeated Teams Rank


All eight teams have played in the College World Series -- and as of now, the four undefeated teams are the four who were not "seeded" by the NCAA Selection Committee.  How perfect is that?

So, I took a look at the four who remain undefeated -- going into today's games -- and did some research on their NCAA rankings in specific categories.  Enjoy!

Notre Dame plays Oklahoma at 7 PM ET tonight on ESPN -- HUGE GAME! 

 

PITCHING -- ERA:

  1. Notre Dame:  3.95 -- 12th
  2. Arkansas:  4.05 -- 17th
  3. Ole Miss: 4.44 -- 44th
  4. Oklahoma:  5.41 -- 124th

 

PITCHING -- WHIP

  1. Notre Dame:  1.29 -- 12th
  2. Arkansas:  1.35 -- 27th
  3. Ole Miss:  1.37 -- 30th
  4. Oklahoma:  1.47 -- 83rd

 

HITTING -- RUNS SCORED

  1. Oklahoma:  7.7 runs per game
  2. Notre Dame:  7.6 runs per game
  3. Ole Miss:  7.6 runs per game
  4. Arkansas:  7.03 runs per game

 

HITTING -- BATTING AVERAGE

  1. Oklahoma:  .298 -- 41st
  2. Notre Dame:  .294 -- 57th
  3. Ole Miss:  .279 -- 130th
  4. Arkansas:  .274 -- 166th

 

NCAA RPI RANKINGS

  1. Notre Dame -- 4th best RPI
  2. Oklahoma -- 12th best RPI
  3. Ole Miss -- 20th best RPI
  4. Arkansas -- 25th best RPI
     


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Texas Coach & Players Talk Loss to Notre Dame

 

Notre Dame is the first team all season to hold the Longhorns from an extra base hit!  Great pitching and defense tonight from the IRISH along with some timely hitting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Look Back at a Magical Weekend in Knoxville

Golden Tate Doubles in First At Bat Last Night!

 

Former Notre Dame football and baseball star -- Golden Tate, made his collegiate summer league baseball debut last night in centerfield for the Port Angeles Lefties in the West Coast League.  Here he is in his first at bat for the Lefties slamming an RBI double!

LINK:  STORY

Marcus Freeman's Radio Interview Today...

Monday, June 13, 2022

Know Thy Foe: Texas' Ivan Melendez

 

Not sure if there is a better pure hitter in college baseball than Melendez.  Notre Dame will have its hands full with the Texas star this weekend in Omaha...

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Photos of Notre Dame vs. Tennessee


The VolsWire posted these photos from Notre Dame's 8-6 win over their Tennessee Volunteers last night in the NCAA Super Regional in Knoxville...

LINK:  PHOTOS

Tennessee Fans Wearing These T-shirts...


Here's a USA Today story on the t-shirts being worn last night by fans of the Tennessee Volunteers in the Super Regional last night...

LINK:  USA TODAY STORY

Link Jarrett Talks Win Over #1 Tennessee!

 

This is courtesy of my friends at Irish Sports Daily -- they were kind enough to post this on YouTube.

If you'd like to subscribe to their site (like I do) go to:  irishsportsdaily.com

Tennessee Insider On Loss to Notre Dame

Tennessee Coach & Players On Loss to IRISH!

Highlights: Notre Dame 8 - 6 Over #1 Tennessee

Notre Dame is now one win away from playing in the College World Series!  Game time today is 2 PM ET and we can watch it all on ESPN!

Go Irish!

Friday, June 10, 2022

Tennessee Head Coach Talks Notre Dame...

 

Can't wait to watch this game tonight!  Notre Dame begins Super Regional play at 6 PM ET vs the #1 Tennessee Volunteers on ESPN2...

Greatest TD in Notre Dame Stadium History?

 

Lets set the scene -- its the annual Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp.  It's the final day and the two teams square off in iconic Notre Dame Stadium Thursday afternoon.

The BLUE team had just scored a TD to take the lead.  The GOLD team has the ball back with seven seconds left on its own 25 yard line...

And, this happens!

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Another "Distance" National Title for the IRISH

 

The "#DistanceU" in college Track & Field is the University of Notre Dame!  Last night Notre Dame senior Dylan Jacobs won the NCAA National Championship in the 10,000 meters!

Congrats Dylan!

Know Thy Foe: Tennessee Talks Regional Win

 

Here's Tennessee's head coach with a couple of his players talking about their Regional win over Georgia Tech...

The #1 ranked Volunteers host our Fighting Irish this Friday (tomorrow) night at 6 PM ET for the first game of their Super Regional.  We can watch the game LIVE on ESPN2.

Here is the schedule for all eight SUPER REGIONALS -- all times are Eastern Standard Time:

LINK:  NCAA BASEBALL SUPER REGIONAL SCHEDULE


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Top Hitter In Baseball: Tennessee's Lipscomb

 

Lipscomb -- the starting third baseman for the Tennessee Volunteers has hit 21 home runs, drove in 78 runs and is hitting a robust .361 on the season...

It will be interesting to see how Link Jarrett's pitching staff attacks the sluggers of Tennessee this weekend.

Go Irish!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Tennessee Relief Pitcher -- 105.5 MPH Pitch

Notre Dame vs. Tennessee: Analyzing Stats


Here's what this Super Regional Series looks like between the #1 ranked Tennessee Volunteers and our Fighting Irish of Notre Dame -- truly looks like a mismatch on paper...

Don't give up on our IRISH!!!

 

NCAA PITCHING RANKINGS:

ERA:

  • #1 Tennessee: 2.35 runs per game
  • #10 Notre Dame:  3.87 runs per game

 

STRIKE OUTS PER 9 INNING GAME:

  • #4 Notre Dame:  11.1 K's per game
  • #9 Tennessee:  10.6 K's per game

 

WALKS / HITS PER INNINGS PITCHED:

  • #1 Tennessee: 0.97
  • #12 Notre Dame:  1.27

 

HITS ALLOWED PER 9 INNING GAME:

  • #1 Tennessee:  6.27 hits given up per game
  • #5 Notre Dame:  7.56 hits given up per game

 

NCAA HITTING RANKINGS:

BATTING AVERAGE:

  • #12 Tennessee: .310
  • #46 Notre Dame:  .296

 

RUNS PER 9 INNING GAME:

  • #3 Tennessee:  9.4 runs per game
  • #40 Notre Dame:  7.8 runs per game

 

HOME RUNS PER 9 INNING GAME:

  • #1 Tennessee:  2.42 homers per game
  • #55 Notre Dame:  1.33 homers per game

 

 

 

Monday, June 6, 2022

Know Thy Foe: Tennessee Baseball Team

 

Here's all you need to know about the SEC Champion and the undisputed #1 ranked baseball team in the country -- the Tennessee Volunteers.

I'm quite confident the folks in Vegas will give us zero chance to win this series...

What though the odds!


HITTERS:

  • Trey Lipscomb -- .361 / 21 homers / 78 RBI
  • Gilbert Drew -- .381 / 11 homers / 70 RBI
  • Seth Stephenson -- .337 / 17 homers / 59 RBI
  • Luc Lipcius -- .313 / 16 homers / 39 RBI
  • Evan Russell -- .303 / 13 homers / 43 RBI

 

STARTING PITCHERS:

  • Chase Dollander -- 2.38 ERA / 9 - 0 / 103 K's in 72 innings 
  • Drew Beam -- 2.60 ERA / 8 - 1 / 60 K's in 72 innings
  • Chase Burns -- 2.69 ERA / 8 - 1 / 98 K's in 73 innings 

 

RELIEF PITCHER:

  • Ben Joyce -- throws it over 100 MPH / 48 K's in 29 innings

 

NATIONAL RANKINGS:

  • Polls:  #1 -- consensus top team in the country, some say greatest team of all-time
  • Team ERA:  #1 -- 2.35 runs per game
  • Home Runs:  #1 -- 150 in 62 games
  • Doubles:  #1 -- 148 in 62 games
  • Runs:  #1 -- 583 in 62 games

 

LINK:  TENNESSEE BASEBALL STATS

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Texas Tech Talks NCAA Loss to Notre Dame!

FIGHTING IRISH Are Onward To Rocky Top!

Link Jarrett's Notre Dame Baseball team punched their ticket to the NCAA Super Regional in Knoxville, TN next week with their 2-1 win over Texas Tech tonight.  If all goes as expected, it will set up a match-up with the undisputed #1 team in the country -- the Tennessee Volunteers.

Go Irish!

LINK:  BOX SCORE

LINK:  NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Jarrett, Prajzner & Brannigan Talk Irish Victory

 

The Fighting Irish walked into a ballpark full of Georgia Southern fans -- a record crowd -- and Notre Dame beat the home team and #1 seed 6 - 4.

Notre Dame will play the winner of Georgia Southern vs. Texas Tech -- at 7 PM ET today -- for a ticket to the Super Regionals.

Go Irish!

Georgia Southern's Coach On Notre Dame Loss

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Texas Tech Coach & Players Talk Loss to IRISH

Coach Jarrett & Alex Rao Talk NCAA Win!

IRISH Win Last Night 3 - 2 Over Texas Tech!

 

This had to be the most dominant nine inning pitching performance for Notre Dame Baseball in NCAA Tournament history -- 19 strikeouts of a Texas Tech team that led the BIG 12 in offense this season! 


Friday, June 3, 2022

Notre Dame Baseball on the ACC NETWORK!

Link Jarrett's Fighting Irish start NCAA Tournament play today at 2 PM ET vs. Texas Tech.  You can watch the game LIVE on the ACC NETWORK.

Go Irish!

Love This Word Addition to Our Victory March!

 

The Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame -- announced last night at the Golden Is Thy Fame celebration that the Victory March will now forever add the words "and DAUGHTERS!"

Absolutely LOVE this! 

BRAVO!