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  • Jackson Staying Home

    Point guard Demetrius Jackson finally pulled the trigger on his long-awaited verbal commitment to Mike Brey’s Fighting Irish. The five-star recruit chose Notre Dame over Illinois, after the Illini made a last-minute push under new coach John Groce, along with Final Four regulars Michigan State and Kansas.

    The 15th-ranked Mishawaka product joins four-star small forwards … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Hanging Out with Jack

    The Google Hangout with Jack Swarbrick came off well last night, with five participants (including yours truly) providing the conversational fodder for ND’s AD. My questions weren’t as edgy as the last time around, but the purpose is to get good answers, and I think all the panelists accomplished that.

    You can watch the broadcast … Full Notre Dame News Story

    The Hangout Part Deux

    Technical glitches aside, the Google+ Hangout Jack Swarbrick did back in July was very successful, and gave the electronic community a chance to interact with the ND administration at an unprecedented level.

    So the hope is if once was good, twice should be even better.

    Jack Swarbrick will reprise his hangout role this Wednesday, September … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Irish Defense Smothers Michigan

    Notre Dame’s swarming defense forced six Michigan turnovers and quarterback Tommy Rees came on in relief to engineer enough offense to give the 4-0 Irish a 13-6 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday. Both defenses dominated play, and each team frittered away scoring chances with costly turnovers in the red zone. Notre Dame nursed a … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Michigan to Test Rejuvenated Irish

    Notre Dame completes the Big-10 portion of its schedule on Saturday with a home game against the University of Michigan. The 3-0 Irish and the 2-1 Wolverines are idle next week, and both want to declare September a success by ending on a positive note against a traditional rival. The game will be played at … Full Notre Dame News Story