Where Are They Now? Tim O’Neill

(Photo: Matt Cashore / USPRESSWIRE)

Some kids instinctively know they are going to become a teacher, or a doctor, or a fire fighter; and some kids instinctively know they are going to one day play football at the University of Notre Dame. Tim O’Neill was one such kid. He dreamed of playing football at Notre Dame and all of the rituals that accompany the mystique that is Notre Dame … tapping the famous “Play Like A Champion Today” sign on the way out of the locker room, running out of the tunnel into Notre Dame stadium, and of … [Read more...]

ND’s Danielle Green Wins the Pat Tillman Award for Service

Danielle Green was a left-handed guard for Muffet McGraw at Notre Dame from 1995-2000. AP Images/Joe Raymond

This year's Pat Tillman Award for Service was awarded to former Notre Dame women's basketball player, Danielle Green. Danielle lost her left arm during a patrol in Iraq in 2004. Danielle knew she was badly hurt. But then a feeling came over her: an adrenaline rush of belief. "I actually knew I would be OK when I was still on the rooftop," said Green, an Army veteran wounded in a grenade attack. "After I said a prayer, I felt reassurance and hope, a burst of energy. Then my comrades came, … [Read more...]

How to Define a Megastar

Parker Boudreaux (Photo: CNN)

I will confess, I am kind of a recruiting geek. I know that people often times put too much stock into player ratings, camps, and player showcases, but I've always been fascinated by the whole recruiting process. I went so far as to do some work for one of the recruiting sites for a while. It is tremendously intriguing to me. That being said, I really thought I had seen it all. Until now. Have you seen Parker Boudreaux yet? This kid, he is the definition of a megastar. He committed to Notre … [Read more...]

Where Are They Now? Evan Sharpley

Notre Dame quarterback, Evan Sharpley

“If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!“ (Excerpt from If, by Rudyard Kipling) When you grow up in Marshall, Michigan, you spend your time dreaming of the day … [Read more...]

Become Part of the Team

2015 Notre Dame Fantasy Camp

So many of us dream about what it would be like to lace up the cleats and run out of the tunnel into Notre Dame stadium filled to the brim with screaming fans. You and I may never get that exact experience, however, we can get a glimpse of what Notre Dame football practice is really like and experience playing on the hallowed grounds of Notre Dame stadium at Notre Dame Fantasy Camp. This year's camp was held the first week of June, and I had a chance to catch up with one of the participants, … [Read more...]