Notre Dame Stadium Will Have Interlocking ND Monogram at Midfield

The new FieldTurf will keep the traditional lines in the endzone. Photo credit:

Today, Notre Dame announced details on the FieldTurf that will be installed in the House that Rock Built. One of the biggest questions, whether or not the design of the field would see changes with the new surface has been answered. That answer is yes with the most notable change coming in the form of a midfield interlocking ND monogram logo and a lesser (and surprise, in my opinion) change to add shamrocks at the 35-yard line to mark kickoff locations: "The interlocking ND is the most … [Read more...]

Friday Roundup: The “Changes” Edition

Friday Roundup

This past week has seen quite a bit of change for Notre Dame. Of course, HLS being primarily a football site, I'm sure the change that most readily comes to mind is the upcoming switch to field turf at Notre Dame Stadium. The attention given to this little announcement, and the debates/angst/celebration that have followed, pale in comparison to what I would consider far bigger announcements made by ND this week. On the football side, a "Football Ambassador" group has been announced. This paid … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Field Turf Installation Claims Another ND Tradition


I suppose it was only a matter of time before Notre Dame's war on natural grass started claiming additional traditions. For years, Notre Dame has held a Fantasy Camp on campus, culminating with every camper donning the blue & gold and fulfilling their ND dream by running out of the tunnel and playing in a game in the House That Rock Built on the Grass That Rock Grew™. However, the folks at the ND Fantasy Camp, whom have been running a campaign with us for a little over a month, … [Read more...]

Notre Dame Football: Blue and Gold Game Thoughts and Reactions


Saturday was the 85th Notre Dame spring game and as we all freaked out from the big news of field turf installation, a minor football scrimmage broke out behind the angelic view of Jack Swarbrick. Here are many of my thoughts and reactions to what I saw and heard during the annual retail football event: Tradition Is Dead Alex Flannigan was able to make the biggest announcement regarding Notre Dame football since Jimmy Clausen visited the College Football Hall of Fame: Notre Dame Stadium … [Read more...]