January 28, 2014 |
Dennis Dugan is a well-known Hollywood director ("Happy Gilmore," "Grown Ups"), but his real love is baseball. His son Kelly was a standout outfielder at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and is a member of the Philadelphia Phillies' 40-man roster. Dugan helped design the new $3-million Notre Dame High baseball field , and he's helping unveil it with some first-class entertainment. Dugan says that his friend, singer Neil Diamond , will open Notre Dame's field on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. by singing "Sweet Caroline.
January 21, 2014 |
The unveiling of the new $3 million baseball stadium at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is on schedule for Feb. 22 during the alumni game. On Tuesday, a big step was taken. Workers began putting in the all-weather turf in the outfield. There's still painting to be done and lots of other little things, but the stadium is taking shape, and players and coaches are getting excited. See video above for update on the progress. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
January 17, 2014 |
The Riverside Press-Enterprise is reporting that Norco assistant coach Chuck Chastain has been tabbed to become football coach pending school board approval. Riverside Notre Dame hired assistant coach Derrick Johnson, a former NFL player, as its new head coach. Eric.email@example.com
December 13, 2013 |
Some facts and figures about the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented today in New York ¿(TV: ESPN, 5 p.m.) to one of six finalists: In the beginning New York's Downtown Athletic Club, which presents the trophy, asked sculptor Frank Eliscu to design the trophy in 1934. Role model Eliscu used Ed Smith, a back on the 1934 New York University football team, as his model. The first design received approval from Jim Crowley, one of the legendary Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, who was then coaching Fordham.
December 12, 2013 |
There's a field of dreams taking shape at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, where a new $3-million baseball stadium is nearing completion, and when the painting is finally finished, the nets are up and the all-weather turf is firmly in place, it will be hard to find a better high school baseball facility. “It's all kind of coming to fruition,” Notre Dame baseball Coach Tom Dill said Thursday after giving me a tour of the new facility. The stadium is set to be unveiled for the Notre Dame alumni game on Feb. 22, but Dill and his players are already getting excited.
November 24, 2013 |
Junior quarterback Blake Barnett of Corona Santiago has committed to Notre Dame, Scout.com reported . Barnett has been one of the best running-passing quarterbacks in the Southland this season. He passed for 2,039 yards and 20 touchdowns and ran for 624 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's 6 feet 4, 195 pounds. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
November 16, 2013 |
Adding to the mysteries in your column is Rankman slotting in USC as No. 25. If a 7-3 Notre Dame team that beat No. 14 Michigan State and No. 22 Arizona State doesn't deserve to be ranked (and they don't), then how can a 7-3 USC team that lost to Notre Dame (and ASU) merit a ranking? Gerry Swider My prayers were answered! Thank goodness, you are all alive! I thought the entire Domer Nation had retreated to an underground bunker with a year's supply of canned beans. The Irish's fan base camp was last seen in January leaving the Fort Lauderdale area for a long hike toward Mt. Alabama.
November 3, 2013 |
Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics. The more fundamental question, says Benjamin Radcliff, is this: Does it make people happier or not? Radcliff is a political scientist at Notre Dame whose work places him in the forefront of what might be labeled happiness studies. His particular corner of the field looks at social policies and political outcomes.
October 30, 2013 |
USC's passing game might be upgraded against Oregon State. Receiver Marqise Lee and tight end Xavier Grimble completed most drills Wednesday, and interim Coach Ed Orgeron said the juniors were probable for Friday night's Pac-12 Conference game at Corvallis, Ore. Lee reinjured his left knee against Notre Dame on Oct. 19 and sat out last week's victory over Utah. The reigning Biletnikoff Award winner completed the majority of Wednesday's 90-minute workout, which was devoid of contact.
October 29, 2013 |
Quarterback Everett Golson, who led Notre Dame to last year's BCS title game, admitted in a Sports Illustrated story he was suspended from the team for cheating. "Basically, I had poor judgment on a test," Golson told SI's Andy Staples in a recent interview . Golson was suspended for the semester but plans to return to Notre Dame in January. "My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame," Golson said. "Not necessarily to prove [anything] to anybody. Just doing it for me. I felt like that's something that I started and I didn't want to run away from it. ... I was going to face it. " Golson won the starting job as a redshirt freshman last year and surprisingly led Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season record.