Morning Roundup: March 11, 2015

pre game prayer

Good morning! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE Friday Roundup: Episode 18 (March 6, 2015) (32:42) Our quest to buy the Boda collection is over Vote to help the Ara Parseghian Foundation RECRUITING Irish Sports Daily: 2016 IL defender planning ND stop (Ben Kimpler) Scout: The Opening Orlando: Parker Boudreaux Horns Digest: Tre Nixon wide open Scout: Bruton holds four offers (Keyvone Burton) One Foot Down: 2016 Notre Dame recruiting big board: Defensive … [Read more...]

Vote to Help the Ara Parseghian Foundation

Marcia, Christa and Michael Parseghian

It's NCAA Tourney Time and who doesn't love a good challenge? Especially one that benefits a charity that is near and dear to the heart of the Notre Dame family! Please direct your attention to The Infinity Coaches' Charity Challenge. As a proud corporate partner of NCAA Men’s Basketball, Infiniti will donate at least $1,000 to each of the participating charities. The coach’s charity with the most votes will win the grand prize of $100,000. Here's how it works: Support your coach by … [Read more...]

Our Quest To Buy The Boda Collection is Over


On Friday, we told you about an effort to raise funds to purchase Steve Boda's extensive collection of Notre Dame football statistics and donate it to the university. This evening, I've suspended our fundraising drive. Now I want to explain why. I've been in daily contact with Ron Brown, the man who purchased Mr. Boda's collection on consignment and was selling it through eBay. There was a buyer through that auction, but Ron was initially skeptical he was legitimate. When the buyer missed … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 10, 2015


Good morning! Three days left to collect pledges for the Boda collection and demonstrate support for bringing this important piece of Notre Dame football history back home to the university. If you don't know what I'm talking about, visit this site and make a pledge today! Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE The case for Jerian Grant: Did the ACC get it wrong? PODCAST Irish Sports Daily: 3-9-2015 Power Hour (59:01) Irish Sports Talk: Favorite coaching changes and spring … [Read more...]

The Case for Jerian Grant: Did the ACC Get it Wrong?

JG Dunk

On Sunday, the ACC announced that its Men's Basketball Player of the Year (POY) was Duke's Jahlil Okafor, the Blue Devils' freshman phenom and 6'11" center. Notre Dame's Jerian Grant came in second, with fourteen votes to Okafor's forty-four. The purpose of this post is to compare the two players to see if the voters got it wrong. To clear up my central conceit, I did not consider any other players given the discrepancy in voting. After Grant's fourteen votes, … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 9, 2015


Good morning! We're still collecting pledges to purchase the Boda collection and return it to Notre Dame. Read more about this important piece of history and make your pledge here. Here are your headlines: FROM OUR SITE BK era: Scoring offense and defense RECRUITING One Foot Down: OFD opinions: 2016 recruiting top target (Joejuan Williams, Josh King and Rashan Gary) 247 Sports: Six earn invite to The Opening at LA regional (Matt Fink) Auburn in good position with RB … [Read more...]

BK Era: Scoring Offense and Defense

Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly leads the team onto the filed before the against the Northwestern at Notre Dame Stadium. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

I’ll admit I have something of a fixation with Brian Kelly. This goes beyond a generalized interest in Notre Dame football. After all, I’ve been a fan for quite some time. I was never fixated on Bob Davie or Ty Willingham…unless loathing is a form of fixation. My fascination with Charlie Weis ended after about two and a half seasons. Yet, here we are double the amount of time I was interested in Weis in the Kelly-era, and I’m still intrigued. What I think I know is that Brian Kelly is a very … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 8, 2015


Good morning! Our fundraising effort to secure the Boda collection continues. If you don't know what I'm talking about, visit this site and make a pledge! Here are your headlines: RECRUITING Irish Sports Daily: 2017 TN ATH a true standout (Maleik Gray) Irish Sports Daily: Recruiting week in review (Jarrett Guarantano and Troy Warner) CURRENT TEAM College Football: Malik Zaire issues cryptic tweet regarding ND QB battle IRISH IN THE NFL State of the Texans: Texans free … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: March 7, 2015


Good morning! As you've probably read, we are trying to raise funds to purchase Steve Boda's unique collection of Notre Dame football history. The seller, Ron, has a man who bid on the collection. But Ron told me last night that the buyer did not call as he said he would. We will continue to collect pledges in the interim. Please tell your friends! We are at 43% of goal. Here are your headlines: RECRUITING Scout: Riley becoming hot commodity (Keyon Riley) Scarlet Report: Rutgers atop … [Read more...]