Friday, June 30, 2017

Domer Trey Mancini Having All-Star First Half!


Former Notre Dame baseball star Trey Mancini -- is having quite a first half for the Orioles!

LINK:  MANCINI INTERVIEW

Domer Becca Huffer in 10th Place at Tullymore


Former Notre Dame's golf star Becca Huffer '12, just carded an opening round 68 (-4) at the Symetra Tour's Tullymore Classic in Stanwood, MI!

Huffer's 7 birdies and 3 bogeys has her in 10th place -- four strokes behind China's Yu Liu who had 9 birdies and one bogey during today's first round and three strokes behind 'one-time Domer' Lindsey Weaver who is at (-7).  Lindsey played for the Irish for one-year before transferring to Arizona to finish her college career.

Becca is looking for her first win on the Symetra Tour -- maybe this is the week!

LINK:  LEADERBOARD

Notre Dame Football's New Shoes -- The Story




This shoe is currently not available to the general public -- the soles are produced by a 3D printer...

LINK:  THE STORY

LINK:  UNDER ARMOUR -- ARCHITECH

ESPN's Smith Questioning ND's Gold Helmets



Folks, there is not a football helmet like it on the planet -- 23.9 karat gold dust, from Notre Dame's Golden Dome -- is included in the paint of every football helmet...

The above TWITTER exchange took place yesterday between ESPN's Marty Smith and Notre Dame Football's head equipment manager Ryan Grooms.

ONLY NOTRE DAME.

New Under Armour Gear Arriving at Notre Dame


Ryan Grooms, the head football Equipment Manager at the University of Notre Dame -- is always sharing with his Twitter followers the latest and greatest gear the team and his staff will be wearing this upcoming season.  

You can follow Ryan on Twitter at:  @NDFBEquipment

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Domer Chris Quinn Coaching Miami Heat


The NBA's Miami Heat announced yesterday that former Notre Dame hoops star Chris Quinn will serve as Head Coach for their NBA Summer League team.  The Heat will play games in Orlando and Las Vegas over the next three weeks...

LINK:  QUINN TO LEAD HEAT

Torii Hunter, Jr.'s Professional Baseball Debut

Former Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter, Jr.'s professional baseball career is getting its start in UTAH...

Hunter is playing centerfield for the Orem Owlz (Los Angeles Angels affiliate) in the Pioneer League -- a rookie league with an abbreviated schedule from June 19th to September 9th.

After five games -- Torii is batting .368

LINK:  HUNTER STATS

LINK:  OREM OWLZ WEBSITE

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ND Tight End Honored by Chicago Tribune


Notre Dame's Cole Kmet was named the Chicago Tribune's Prep Athlete of the Year -- the freshman tight end starred on the gridiron and the baseball field...

LINK:  KMET

Domer Dad in New York Media Spotlight Today


The New York Knick's firing of Phil Jackson -- put the spotlight on ND parent and head coach Jeff Hornacek...

Hornacek's son Ryan is a Notre Dame alum.

LINK:  HORNACEK

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Must See ND Story: "High Heeled Wheels"



After watching this video -- please read the full story linked below...

LINK:  HIGH HEELED WHEELS

Domer Opens Philly Pretzel Factory in SB!


Mark & Maryse Naman just opened the first Philly Pretzel Factory in South Bend -- it's located right across the street from the Linebacker Lounge on Edison.  Mark is a ND alum and a former colleague of mine here at Notre Dame.

The photo above is of ND Leprechaun made out of pretzel dough at the Philly Pretzel Factory in Langhorne, PA.

LINK:  PHILLY PRETZEL FACTORY

 

Domer Monty Williams Receives Sager Strong!



Former Notre Dame basketball star Monty Williams' wife Ingrid (a ND alum) was killed in a car accident February 2016.

Here was Monty's eulogy at Ingrid's funeral:

LINK:  EULOGY

Monday, June 26, 2017

Mike Brey on Irish Sports Daily's Power Hour


Thought you'd enjoy listening to this IRISH SPORTS DAILY POWER HOUR interview of Notre Dame Men's Basketball coach Mike Brey -- talking about his philosophy on building a basketball program...

LINK:  MIKE BREY INTERVIEW

A "Notre Dame Man" with Georgia Connections


Thought you'd enjoy reading this story about a former Notre Dame fullback -- turned Doctor -- and his relationship with the University of Georgia...

LINK:  SWEENEY

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OT: Some Family Fun at Iowa Speedway!


Received a belated Father's Day surprise when all of our kids made it to Iowa Speedway this weekend for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck and Xfinity Series races this weekend...

Our son Jimmy -- Notre Dame Class of 2008 is the President of Iowa Speedway.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Notre Dame Football's Away Game Shoe


Got to love the look of this -- clean and classy!

The Notre Dame Tattoo of the Year!


This is pretty awesome -- look at all the detail...

This Notre Dame fan has a Twitter handle of @Craigr_33

Friday, June 23, 2017

Domer Huddle Wins US Championship - Again!


Make it THREE!  Former Notre Dame All-American Molly Huddle just won her third consecutive United States Track & Field Championship in the 10,000 meters last night!

The American record-holder in this event -- just keeps going and going and going...

LINK:  STORY

The Cowboys Need a Healthy Jaylon Smith


Former Notre Dame All-American Jaylon Smith -- is all the talk in Dallas these days...

LINK:  IMPORTANT

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Father Ted & MLK Jr. Statue Unveiled Today!


A fitting tribute to the long-time President of the University of Notre Dame and the legendary leader of the Civil Rights Movement in America...

LINK:  STORY

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Domer Perkovic Scores 1st Goal on First Shot!



Notre Dame All-American Sergio Perkovic -- the recent #2 overall pick in the Major League Lacrosse 2017 Draft -- in his first game as a professional -- on his first shot -- scored HIS FIRST GOAL!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Toughest Ticket in College Football -- Again!


Year after year -- the toughest ticket in college football each season involves one football team...

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.

This year is no exception.

LINK:  TOUGHEST TICKET TO GET

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Notre Dame's Main Building in Summer!


A Happy Father's Day from Notre Dame!


I stopped by the Grotto last night to say a prayer and light a candle for my Dad -- James Arthur Small -- and frankly for all of the DADS out there...

Every year on this day -- I find a way to post this poem from Nelle A. Williams on my blog.  Years ago, I had this framed and put up on the bedroom walls of my two boys; Jimmy and Brady...
 
YOUR FAMILY NAME

You got it from your father
It was all he had to give
So it's yours to use and cherish
For as long as you may live

If you lost the watch he gave you
It can always be replaced;
But a black mark on your name
Can never be erased

It was clean the day you took it
And a worthy name to bear
When he got it from his father
There was no dishonor there

So make sure you guard it wisely
After all is said and done
You'll be glad the name is spotless
When you give it to your son

 

Dad, I hope I've taken good care of your name. 

 

I LOVE YOU, HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Notre Dame Trumpets' Choir Sings Lady Gaga...


Friday, June 16, 2017

The Gold for the Notre Dame Football Helmet





Samardzija Blasts Long Home Run Today!


Former Notre Dame All-American Jeff Samardzija -- just hit the longest home run in the Statcast era by a pitcher -- 446 feet!

This is the third home run of Jeff's MLB career.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mike Brey Adds Some Transfer Size to Roster!



Juwan Durham, a 6'-11" forward transfer from UCONN begins the process of becoming a member of the Fighting Irish this weekend!

He will have to sit out the upcoming season -- and then have three years of eligibility...

WELCOME HOME!

LINK:  STORY

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DeShone Kizer's Media Session Today...


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ND Day Interview -- US Senior Open at ND



On a week where the U.S. Open is being held in Wisconsin at Erin Hills -- thought it would be good to start getting excited about the 2019 U.S. Senior Open!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Notre Dame Day Interview: Greer Martini


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Coach Holtz Back at Notre Dame Yesterday


Lou Holtz was back on campus to speak at the Warrior Scholar Project event with Brady Quinn -- but, he found time to head over to his old "office" to speak to some high school football stars -- like only he can...

Georgia Can't Wait to Get to Notre Dame...


This is another story on the DAWG NATION site that speaks to the upcoming game between their Georgia Bulldogs and our Fighting Irish...

I hope we can match their excitement level for this game!

LINK:  DAWG NATION

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Plenty of Transfer Talent Headed to Notre Dame


It's been a busy time for the folks in charge of transfer admissions at the University of Notre Dame...

In the last few months -- FIVE TALENTED STUDENT-ATHLETES -- made the decision to wear the BLUE and GOLD of Notre Dame:

A sixth let Coach Brey know this morning that he has chosen to bring his talents to South Bend -- once the University makes it official, we'll announce it here.

NY Giants Working Jarron Jones at Left Tackle


Former Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones -- a free-agent with the NY Giants was "cross-trained" at offensive tackle this week...

LINK:  GIANTS

Notre Dame Adds Transfer from Naval Academy


His name is Alohi Gilman -- and he "left a mark" on Notre Dame football this past season...

Gilman made a game high 12 tackles in Navy's 28 - 27 win over our Irish.

Here's hoping he leaves a mark on a Trojan, Wolverine and Cardinal in the coming years!

LINK:  GILMAN TO ND

Friday, June 9, 2017

Anna Rohrer '19 is a Warrior...



If you watched her last night (which I did) running the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Track & Field Championship -- you could see it on her face that something wasn't right...

Now we know the rest of the story.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Big Ten Hoops Star Transfers to Notre Dame


It finally became official this afternoon -- when Notre Dame sent out the release below...

6'- 4" sophomore center Jessica Shepard, a one-time Big Ten Rookie of the Year -- is now officially enrolled at Notre Dame.  Shepard, who will have to sit out the upcoming season, will have two years of eligibility left with Muffet's Fighting Irish.

Shepard had a 35 point / 20 rebound game during her freshman season with the Cornhuskers. She averaged 18 points and 9 boards a game her sophomore season.

Jessica was the consensus #3 ranked player in the country -- in the recruiting class that landed Notre Dame Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey.  A great get for ND!

LINK:  SHEPARD IS IRISH

Jessica Harris '19 Talks Qualifying 7th at NCAA




Three-time All-American Jessica Harris from Notre Dame...

Domer Bryan Rust Scores Another Huge Goal!

Former Notre Dame hockey star Bryan Rust -- just did it again -- his 7th goal of the NHL Playoffs, putting the Penguins up 2 - 0 in tonight's 5th game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!


A Family Affair at the NCAA Track Meet!


Notre Dame's Dani Aragon '17 and her sister Christina (Stanford) are seen here in this photo just taken at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, OR.

The sisters finished in a virtual tie, with Christina beating her older sister by 5 hundredths of a second in the 1,500 meters -- qualifying them both for Saturday's final!  




Pretty cool moment for the Aragon family!

Notre Dame's Jessica Harris also qualified for Saturday's final with the 7th fastest time in the Prelims!

LINK:  1,500 METER RESULTS

Domer Mancini's Big Night for the Orioles!


Former Notre Dame baseball star Trey Mancini -- did something no one has ever done in an Oriole uniform last night...

He's the first in franchise history to hit a game tying home run as a pinch hitter -- and then follow it up with a game winning home run in the next at bat.

What a night for the rookie!

LINK:  VIDEO AND STORY

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Video of Jaylon Smith Running Around at OTA


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Domer Becca Huffer Back "Home" in Michiana

The ND grad is back in town this week to play in the Four Winds Invitational...

Hottest Pitcher in Baseball -- Jeff Samardzija


The former two-sport star at Notre Dame -- Jeff Samardzija has racked up an incredible pitching streak...

59 strikeouts vs. 1 walk in the games started since May 1st.

INCREDIBLE!

LINK:  STORY

Monday, June 5, 2017

Notre Dame Adds Transfer WR from ASU!


4.4 speed...

LINK:  NEW MEMBER OF THE FIGHTING IRISH

Kizer: "Rookie Making an Instant Impact"


Some high praise for the former Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer...

LINK:  ROOKIES MAKING AN INSTANT IMPACT

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dallas GM Talks Jaylon Smith's Recovery


You'll want to see this...

LINK:  JAYLON SMITH

Notre Dame and the United States Military...



When America has called -- Notre Dame has answered...

An anonymous donor has offered to match gifts up to $1,000 to assist Veterans in their cost to attend the University of Notre Dame.  Please consider making a gift -- you can do it at the link below.  THANK YOU!

LINK:  GIVE HERE

Domer Counsell Has Brewers in First Place!


Former Notre Dame baseball star Craig Counsell has his Milwaukee Brewers in 1st place -- 1/3rd of the way through the 2017 MLB season.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Power of Notre Dame Football on Display


Equanimeous St. Brown and Josh Adams -- are adorning magazine covers already...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Domer Malik Zaire '17 -- Off to the Swamp!



The SEC just just loosened its restrictions on transfers --- which should open the door for former ND QB Malizk Zaire 17' to attend the University of Florida for grad school and the opportunity to extend his college playing career with the Gators...

Florida's opening game is against the Michigan Wolverines on September 2nd.

LINK:  SPORTING NEWS

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mike Brey's Irish Getting Bracketology Respect


Here is ESPN's Joe Lunardi's first look at his 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket -- the Irish are getting some respect!

LINK:  BRACKETOLOGY -- 2018

Three Domers: College FB Hall of Fame Ballot


Three former Notre Dame All-Americans; Mark Bavaro, Rocket Ismail and Aaron Taylor are on the ballot for election into the College Football Hall of Fame...

The official announcement will come January 8, 2018 in Atlanta.  Notre Dame leads all colleges with 46 former student-athletes and 6 coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Here's the 2018 nominees:

LINK:  COLLEGE FB HALL OF FAME BALLOT

Troy Pride: 11th Fastest College Football Player


Troy, a defensive back for the Fighting Irish -- ran a 10.47 in the 100 Meters and a 21.36 in the 200 Meters at the recent ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championship.