A Journey Worth Following: 271 Miles

Photo Credit: Elli Thatcher

Today, Elli Thatcher’s life changes forever. The Columbus, Ohio resident will undergo an 11½ hour procedure to remove a 6-centimeter tumor that sits in a space of her neck and extends all the way to her skull. Thatcher is scared. She has lost sleep fretting about the unknowns: Is this mass cancerous? Will the doctors be able to reach the entire tumor, which is adjacent to the vagus nerve, essential to the body’s nervous system? There have been seemingly endless tests, scans and minor … [Read more...]

Rent Like a Champion Goes Nationwide


This year, the fine folks at Rent Like a Champion are once again partnering with HLS to spread the news of affordable weekend rentals in South Bend during football season and major events like commencement. The ND alumni-founded business has saved over 3,000 Notre Dame football fans serious cash from the hotel gouging in the area, as well as making South Bend homeowners over $3 million in extra income. Now, they are expanding their rental business nationwide. While Rent Like a Champion has … [Read more...]

Assorted Thoughts from the 2015 Blue/Gold Game

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Notre Dame Football graced us with their annual teaser of football season with the Blue/Gold Game this past Saturday. Of course, this means that it is time for every ND blog in existence to throw out some reactions from the practice game. HLS, of course is no different (save for the fact that I think everyone else already has theirs up), so it is time for me to play my role in this annual rite before we enter the long summer of counting down the days until fall camp breaks. Note: the assorted … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football Highlights – Spring Game 2015

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HAPPY SPRING BALL Y'ALL! Ya boi SupermanTDJesus is back in the saddle, and I'm kicking off my first installment of NDFB Highlights in 2015 with the Spring Football Game. Pretty straight forward stuff, a performance from which analysis should be taken with a grain of salt. Doesn't hurt to watch the fun parts tho! Get it! GO IRISH! (WARNING: Music contains some explicit lyrics. Gotta look out for you parents out there.) … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: April 20, 2015

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Good morning! The Blue-Gold spring game is officially in the books, with the defense prevailing by a score that really doesn't mean anything. What did we learn? I'd imagine the HLS staff will have some analysis later in the week. But for now, let's whip around the Internet to get everyone else's take: BLUE-GOLD GAME: AP: Blue-Gold game recap Bleacher Report: Notre Dame football 2015: Winners and losers from spring practice, game Blue & Gold Illustrated: Gold beats Blue in spring … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: April 18, 2015

2015 Spring Game Attendance

It's here! After 109 long days, the Notre Dame football team takes the field again. OK, ok. It's a scrimmage. But it's the closest thing we'll have to real action for the next 140 days. So tune in at 12:30 p.m. to NBC Sports Network (a totally different channel than NBC) and enjoy it. While we await kickoff, here's a multitude of links to get you ready for the game. FROM OUR SITE Friday Roundup - Episode 24 (April 17, 2015) BLUE-GOLD GAME PREVIEWS CSN Sportsnet Chicago: Five … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup – Episode 24

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Tonight on the Friday Roundup, there's a lot of Notre Dame football talk on this Blue/Gold eve. I may get to call a play for the Irish, some non-QB battle things to look out for, and some talk on Elli Thatcher and 271 miles. Finally, I mention Jim Delany's ideas on how to "fix" the academic issues in college football. Also, fill out this survey for a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card. This will be the last week! … [Read more...]

Let’s Give ‘Em Something To Talk About: Notre Dame Coaches at 65

Picture courtesy of Robert Pernett (via Flickr)

Brian Kelly is, by my amateur analysis, the worst coach Notre Dame has ever allowed to oversee its football team for at least 65 games. It’s completely unfair to compare coaches from different eras because of the college game has evolved in the past 80 seasons. There's also several issues that are beyond the head coaches' control: academic issues, injuries and transfers to name a few. However, I’m going to do it to provide an additional perspective on Brian Kelly’s tenure (Bayou Irish … [Read more...]

Morning Roundup: April 16, 2015

Photo courtesy of Neon Tommy (via Flickr)

Good morning! I'll have the usual array of links regarding all that's transpired in Notre Dame football in the past 24 hours. But: If there's just one story you read today, make it this one. Your thoughts and prayers for Elli Thatcher, the girlfriend of Notre Dame football player DeShone Kizer, are appreciated today as she undergoes a very complicated procedure to remove a tumor from her neck. Here are the rest of your headlines: FROM OUR SITE A journey worth following: 271 Miles (271 … [Read more...]

Officer Tim McCarthy: A Notre Dame Football Legend Retires

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The end of an era has come. Officer Tim McCarthy of the Indiana State Police is stepping down from his post as driving safety liaison for Notre Dame home football games according to a post from WNDU. McCarthy, the man who makes Mo Rocca blush with witty quips and puns during his late-game safety advisories has ended a 55 year run in the press box. The former Indiana State Trooper also served as a traffic cop, helping to alleviate congestion from the post-game exoduses away from Notre Dame … [Read more...]