Irish Invasion Recap

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This past weekend saw the Fighting Irish host the second iteration of the Irish Invasion, Notre Dame's answer to the on-campus recruiting circus invented by Florida's Urban Meyer. Over two days, Head Coach Brian Kelly and his staff hosted an invitation-event for players from around the country. Unlike last year, Invasion 2015 has paid immediate dividends. Jalen Elliott and Kevin Stepherson, a safety and a wide-receiver, respectively, committed to Notre Dame on Friday night. Monday evening, an … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: June 22, 2015

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Good morning! It was a busy day on campus Friday, as the Notre Dame coaching staff hosted about 80 high school prospects from around North America (yes, even Canada!) for its "Irish Invasion." The event produced two new commitments, and a lot of good feedback. In addition, check out Lisa's interview with former Irish QB Evan Sharpley. It's an in-depth look at what Evan's been up to after earning his Notre Dame degree. FROM OUR SITE Father on fathers: A reflection Where are they now? … [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...]

Father on Fathers: a reflection

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I'm told it's Fathers' Day. Nobody ever remembers me or my fellow CSCs on Fathers' Day. Yet nobody calls their patrilineal progenitor Father any longer. You only call us Father. But I've gotten over that...the BVM told me to. Those of us whom you still call Father bust our humps as chaplains both in your dorms and on the battlefield (sometimes there's very little difference). But let me assure you that, though we may not have children of our own, the loss of a son or daughter at college or in … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: June 19, 2015

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Good morning! Tex was struck by a case of "baby brain," so our site didn't have a non-roundup post Thursday. He's back this morning with his regular Friday Roundup podcast. Listen in as a very tired Tex talks about stupid moments in video game purchasing, makes multiple references to his "rock star" wife, plays the "Law & Order" theme (in its entirety!), castigates ESPN and much more! The link is right below. FROM OUR SITE Friday Roundup: The "Law & Order" edition … [Read more...]