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  1. Media Musings – Five Things I Am Still Wondering…

    Aug 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EST


    I sat in on head coach Brian Kelly’s press conference earlier this afternoon and I am still wondering what the answers are to the following five questions… kind of…  1. What about Shamrock Series jerseys? Will we see new Shamrock Series jerseys this year or will we just go with our traditional blue home kits?…

  2. A Month of Notre Dame: Counting Down To Football

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:42 AM EST

    NCAA Football: South Florida at Notre Dame

    We are exactly a month away from the start of the 2013 Notre Dame football season beginning on August 31st. So I give at least one thing Notre Dame related to watch, listen to or read about each day as we countdown the days ’til football begins. (Events that were on national television were given…

  3. Louis Nix Weightlifting At Sam’s Club

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:39 PM EST

    Louis Nix III and Glen Forshee After Loading a Pool at Sam's Club

    I received the following story through correspondence from a member of the Athletics Media Relations staff at Notre Dame. Glen Forshee just went to buy a pool at Sam’s Club for his grandkids party, he never expected what happened next… EMAIL FROM GLEN FORSHEE I went over to Mishawaka’s Sam’s Club to help my sister…

  4. Way Back Wednesday – Coach Leahy’s Football

    Jul 17, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… This week’s item on ‘Wayback Wednesday’ required some research and deductive reasoning skills to just figure out what…

  5. Bowling For Sam

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

    Joe Schmidt (38) and Sam Grewe (Second from Right)

    TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT ND CHAPTER OF UPLIFTING ATHLETES UPLIFTING ATHLETES Sam Grewe’s name may not mean anything to you, and until last week it meant nothing to me. Then I sat down with Notre Dame football player Joe Schmidt. ‘Sam is the bravest person I know … Sam is always smiling … Sam…

  6. Checking In With Kory Minor ’99

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Kory Minor (Notre Dame Media Relations)

    Kory Minor, a 1999 graduate from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, is the CEO of Kory Minor Industries (KMI) which is a training and development company for individuals and organizations specializing in helping clients to Get Off the Sideline and Get Into the Game, by fostering the concept of WINNING…

  7. Irish Blogger Gathering – Offseason Edition (Her Loyal Sons)

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EST


    During the football season (and today’s offseason edition), a group of five Notre Dame bloggers join forces to ask one another questions and see who can come up with the best and most clever responses. The group of five includes Her Loyal Sons, Inside the Irish, Subway Domer, ND Nation and NDSportsBlogger (the guy writing…

  8. June 19, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 19, 2013, 11:52 AM EST

    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    A big day yesterday for former Notre Dame student-athletes as two brought home their league’s championship, one of the most respected names in their sport found a new home and a former soccer star represented the United States in World Cup Qualifying. Yesterday’s trivia question might have been the…

  9. Golden’s Grabs Garner Gawks

    Jun 19, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Tate Making a Play Against the Washington Huskies (

    Michael Appelgate, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.), is currently an arts & entertainment writer for the Salt Lake Tribune. A native of Kent, Wash., Appelgate is a diehard Seattle sports fan and a huge fan of the Oregon Ducks basketball court. In three years at Notre Dame, Golden Tate endeared himself to…

  10. June 18, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    Another big dose of football in today’s TIFI. But first, while you’re watching the NBA Finals tonight, put your computer on your lap and go over to tonight at 7 p.m. (ET) and watch former @ND_Hockey student-athletes Riley Sheahan and Jordan Pearce try to bring home the Grand…

  11. June 17, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 17, 2013, 12:37 PM EST

    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    The Spurs moving within one game of the NBA Championship, the Bruins knotting up the Stanley Cup Finals, Justin Rose winning the true ‘Open’ and Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring … are just a few of the things you will not read about today. Friday’s trivia question was difficult…

  12. Kelly Cares Irish Legends Golf Outing

    Jun 12, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Parseghian, Kelly and Holtz at Kelly Cares Irish Legends Golf Outing

    125 golfers convened at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, Mich., this morning for yet another Kelly Cares Irish Legends Golf Outing. As the patrons began to trickle in, you could see that Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian were not the only Irish legends who would be showing up to support the Kelly Cares Foundation.…

  13. June 11, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EST


    In an attempt to keep all of you Fighting Irish fans in the loop, one of my first orders of business as the new @NDSportsBlogger will be to provide you a morning recap of what stories you may have missed the previous few 24 hours. On we’re off! (Or as the kids say, #RiseAndGrind) 1. Lets start…

  14. Handing Over The Reins…

    Jun 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    The unparalleled vertical of the new @NDSportsBlogger, Aaron Horvath

    After two years the reigns of @NDSportsBlogger was passed this morning from Josh Flynt ’11 to new Fighting Irish Digital Media Communications Assistant, Aaron Horvath. Here is his introduction to the Notre Dame blog family… ————————————– I did not graduate from Notre Dame. I’ll give you some time to let that sink in… … Okay,…

  15. Everything You Missed From Pro Day

    Mar 26, 2013, 5:31 PM EST


    The NFL Draft is less than a month away, and on Tuesday, 14 former Irish players returned to campus to take part in Notre Dame’s annual Pro Day. After physical measurements, vertical and broad jump and the bench press test in the weight room, the Irish players headed to the Loftus Sports Center where representatives…

  16. FIDM Spring Practice Updates

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:52 PM EST


    If you’re like me, most of your weekend was spent watching college hoops and marveling at the greatness that is Florida Gulf Coast University (Fun fact: The Eagles AD, Ken Kavanaugh is a Notre Dame MBA grad.) While March Madness can provide plenty of excitement as we await the start of spring (or at least…

  17. Irish Kick Off Spring Practice

    Mar 20, 2013, 3:21 PM EST


    Everyone knows mid-March as the best time of the year for college basketball junkies, but it’s an exciting week for football fans too. Head coach Brian Kelly began Notre Dame football’s spring ball with a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex. On Wednesday, the Irish hit the field at the Loftus…

  18. Irish Welcome Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:36 PM EST


    Champions are made in the offseason… as it is often said. The offseason, however, is about so much more than improving on the practice field and in the weight room. It’s a time for programs to instill values (such as last year’s “A-Team” philosophy) and perhaps more importantly, for student-athletes to grow in the classroom…

  19. Irish at the Combine: The Schedule

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:19 PM EST

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    As we wrote yesterday, the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is being held this weekend, as some of the nation’s best prospects make their case for April’s NFL Draft. Eight former Irish players will be down in Indianapolis, and you can catch much of the action on the NFL Network and There are four main…

  20. It’s NFL Combine Time

    Feb 21, 2013, 2:15 PM EST

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    The 2013 NFL Draft is just over two months away, and this weekend, several former Notre Dame student-athletes will move one step closer to achieving their lifelong dream of playing on Sundays. Eight Irish players were invited to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Workouts begin on Saturday and continue through Tuesday. First round hopefuls linebacker…

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