Found December 21, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
While Notre Dame will not have any shortage of supporters when the Irish go after their first national football title since 1988 in the BCS Championship game January 7, it seems unlikely anyone will be more amped than Pat Salvi.            In case the name escapes, Salvi is the successful Chicago attorney who along with his wife Lindy owns both the American Association team in Gary, IN and the Schaumburg (IL) Boomers of the Frontier League.            Oh, yes, three generations of Salvi family members have been on or involved with the Fighting Irish gridiron glory, with Pat’s involvements including currently serving as chairman of the Law School Advisory Council.            But the capper is that two of Pat and Lindy’s sons are seniors on this year’s unbeaten team.  Chris, who wears number 24,  is a 5-foot-10 hustle guy who finally got a scholarship this season and will be on the front line when Notre Dame lines up to start the 60-minute battle against Alabama since he

Jones, Golic Jr. have Notre Dame dads on mind

Notre Dame wide receiver T.J. Jones has plenty on his mind as he prepares for the talented Alabama secondary he'll face in the BCS championship game Jan. 7 in Miami. Still, he can't help thinking about his late father, Andre, who died in June 2011 at age 42 after suffering a brain aneurysm. The elder Jones played on Notre Dame's 1988 national championship team, and T...

No. 5 Notre Dame 100, Alabama A&M 39

Notre Dame returned from a 10-day layoff and picked up right where it left off. Kayla McBride scored 16 points to lead four teammates in double figures as the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish cruised to a 100-39 victory over Alabama A&M in the first round of the World Vision Classic on Wednesday. Notre Dame, off for exams since a 109-70 victory against Utah State on Dec. 8, reached...

All 124 FBS college football teams ranked, see how a playoff would look in 2012

Coaches Trophy awarded to the BCS National Champion (pictured). All 124 teams ranked at the end of the article. Jimbo Fisher is right in that we need to change how we pick teams, but humans may not be the best method.  The upcoming four team playoff will haul in loads of money and additional popularity for college football, but it could easily open the door wide...

No. 5 Notre Dame 83, No. 22 Texas A&M 74

Skylar Diggins and Natalie Achonwa were two big reasons why Texas A&M didn't get the best of Notre Dame again. Diggins scored 24 points and had five steals, and Achonwa added 22 points and 14 rebounds as No. 5 Notre Dame beat No. 22 Texas A&M 83-74 on Friday night in the championship game of the World Vision Classic. Texas A&M topped Notre Dame in the championship...

Brian Kelly named AP Coach of the Year

Brian Kelly has led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a 12 – 0 season. The last time the Irish were 12 – 0 was in 1988 when Lou Holtz led them to a national championship in both the AP and Coaches’ polls. “When you’re talking about the coach of the year, there’s so many things that go into it,” Kelly said. “I know it’s an individual award and it goes to one guy...

No. 5 Notre Dame 87, Kansas St. 57

Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to an 87-57 victory over Kansas State on Thursday night in the second round of the World Vision Classic. Diggins scored 15 of the Fighting Irish's first 23 points, leading them to a 23-10 lead 8:20 into the game. Kayla McBride added 12 points, and Natalie Achonwa, Kaila Turner and Ariel Braker...

Alabama's Hype Anthems Are Putting Notre Dame to Shame

Yesterday it was Nucklez with the best tailgating party anthem of all time. Now it's Carey Fountain and Rudy Problems (seriously, Rudy Problems) dropping Alabama rap song that would've been #1 on TRL for like 40 straight days in 1996. Language NSFW: NOTRE DAME. For the love of God, step your game up. Please.

Sports Media Digest- December 21, 2012

Notre Dame Season Review Airs Tomorrow on NBC-  NBC will look back at some of the highlights of Notre Dame’s undefeated football season tomorrow afternoon.  Liam McHugh hosts Undefeated: 2012 Notre Dame Football Season in Review at 2:00 p.m. ET College Hoops on CBS-  CBS this Saturday will televise a college basketball match-up featuring two of the top

Rally For Notre Dame Scholarships

Are you headed to Miami for the national title game? Looking for something to do that is fun and gives you the opportunity to give back? I’ve got just the event for you! Rally for ND Scholarships Fast Facts Purpose: Raise money for existing local Notre Dame alumni club scholarships. Date and Time: January 5, The post Rally For Notre Dame Scholarships appeared first on No Coast Bias.

Diggin’ on Skylar Diggins

It’s that time of the year that I look forward to every year…Women’s College Basketball.  Yeah, yeah, yeah…laugh it up.  Done?  OK.  Here’s the reason why:  Notre Dame’s senior guard Skylar Diggins.  I’ve been checking up on the Fighting Irish MVP for the past couple years (i.e. borderline stalking her every move).  Skylar’s an exceptional basketball The post...

Down the Stretch: Two Out, Two In? continues its breakdown of top remaining targets for Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class.

Understated, Underrated

Refocused after family tragedy in 2011, Notre Dame's top chain-moving receiver is likewise rededicated to his craft. His family, as always, remains first.

Down the Stretch: Not just a contingency plan continues a breakdown of its top remaining targets for Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class with a look at scheduled mid-January visitor and current UCLA verbal pledge, Deon Hollins.
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