There are potentially five future Chicago Blackhawks on the 12th ranked Notre Dame hockey team. No wonder the Hawks sent scouts to the Soldier Field press box today to check out what ND hockey has to offer. And ND hockey prevailed 2-1 over the #3 Miami Red Hawks in the first of the Hockey City classic's two games.
Wisconsin and Minnesota met in the matinee.
Irish junior Stephen Johns (2 shots, 1 block) was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 2nd round of 2010. Vince Hinostroza will be in South Bend next year. But today was less about the future or prospects than it was the spectacle and event. Hawks ambassador Denis Savard entertained the frozen crowd in between intermission, and a Miami of Ohio fan ran onto the field put a couple on moves on security that Walter Payton (this is Soldier Field) would be proud of. Later after the press conferences, I saw him in handcuffs...
There was a definite green theme to Notre Dame’s overnight flight to Dublin. The Irish players and most of the coaches and football staff wore bright green sweatsuits and hats. Ask for water and it came with a (green) lime and a miniature Ireland flag. The inside of the Delta plane was festooned with green... Read more »
Contrary to multiple “reports,” which were proven false (and as they were proven false, I will not dignify the source of these reports with neither a link nor a mention. Ok, it was Rivals.com Texas Longhorns site Orangebloods- yeah they’re incompetent) Notre Dame is NOT JOINING THE BIG 12. I asked Notre Dame Athletic Director... Read more »
He’s passed up Golden Tate, Jeff Samardzjia and Tim Brown to claim all the major receiving records in Notre Dame history. And now Michael Floyd is a member of the Arizona Cardinals. Floyd becomes the first WR taken by the Cardinals in the first round since the team selected Larry Fitzgerald with the third overall... Read more »
The Minnesota Vikings traded down, but then later traded back up in order to select Harrison Smith from Notre Dame. So in a busy NFL Draft night filled with trades, the Vikings were as busy as anybody It’s rare for safeties to go very high overall, but Smith was the second safety taken in this... Read more »
From Golden Tate to Kyle Rudolph to Michael Floyd to…Tyler Eifert. Notre Dame has seen a primary pass-catcher emerge each year and then end up a high pick in the NFL Draftfollowing a breakout season. Floyd will get the call next week, probably in the top 10-15. Eifert should be a top 20 pick in... Read more »
The number one topic is of course the four-way starting quarterback battle. Unlike other spring games, Notre Dame lets them pretty much go live at QB, which is a lot cooler than the signal caller wearing a red, no-contact jersey. Here’s the statistical breakdown. Everett Golson 31 snaps, 11-15 passing, 120 yards, two TDs, 0... Read more »
The 125th season of Notre Dame football will commence this fall. Get ready for it with the annual Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday. It’s been an eventful spring, let’s look at some of the biggest stories of the spring, and also point out some things to watch for in the spring exhibition. -The story of... Read more »
CBS Sports will kick-off its 2012 college football schedule with Notre Dame vs. Navy live from Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, September 1 (9:00 AM, ET/2:00 PM Local Time). CBS Sports’ lead college football team of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and reporter Tracy Wolfson will call the action live from Aviva Stadium. Go here for... Read more »
Last year, Notre Dame leader Mike Brey was named national coach of the year, and deservedly so. This year, he did an even better job. Because he had so much less talent to work with. The Irish (22-11), picked for ninth in the Big East Conference back in October before star player Tim Abromaitis was... Read more »