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  1. Irish In The NFL – Week Two

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:27 PM EST

    Originally posted on Notre Dame Football Blog:
    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 27 (24 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and practice squads. Below,…

  2. Finding The Balance: Kate Markgraf (’98)

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:53 AM EST

    On Sunday, Monogram Club board member and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kate Sobrero Markgraf (’98, soccer) returned to campus to call Notre Dame’s historic debut in the Atlantic Coast Conference, as the #4 Irish men’s team battled #1 North Carolina on ESPNU. (The game ended in a 1-1 tie. CLICK HERE to watch highlights). In…

  3. A Different Kind of Recruiting

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:27 PM EST

    Long before donning the blue & gold, and in some cases, ever stepping foot in South Bend, many Notre Dame student-athletes are contacted by dozens of college coaches, hoping to find their next team captain, leading scorer or All-American candidate. On Tuesday, several Monogram winners returned home to the Dome to experience recruiting once again—only…

  4. Blue & Gold & Purple?

    Sep 10, 2013, 8:13 AM EST

    Like most of you, I bleed Blue & Gold. But on Sundays—and an occasional Monday night—I bleed purple too. Yes, as a decade-long Maryland resident, I am a Ravens fan. But I am a Notre Dame fan first. Let me explain how this works; let me share with you how a swimmer (or this swimmer)…

  5. Region 14 Quarterly Newsletter

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Upcoming Athletic Events in our Region Women’s Golf: Sept. 20-22 Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. Game Watches Notre Dame Club of Northern Alabama (Huntsville): West End Grill 6610 Old Madison Pike NW As listed on club’s website. Check club’s site for contact info or more details. Notre Dame Club of…

  6. Monogram Club Musings: Temple Edition

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

    Last year, Notre Dame opened the season across the pond against Navy, one of its oldest and most historic opponents. This past weekend, the 2013 football season kicked off right here in South Bend versus a first-time foe – the Temple Owls. Behind a fast start, the Fighting Irish picked up a 28-6 win, which…

  7. Irish In The NFL – 2013

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    Originally posted on Notre Dame Football Blog:
    Throughout NFL training camps, 41 former Notre Dame student-athletes participated in team drills and games. At the end of camp, 25 (23 who finished their career at ND) former Irish football players made active NFL rosters, while three were put on the injured reserve and two were signed…

  8. Notre Dame vs. Temple: A Monogram Club Twitter Recap

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:38 PM EST

    In an age of smartphones and social media, 140-character messages have become one of the most popular forms of communication, and yesterday, everyone from Justin Tuck to Ruth Riley had something to say about the blue & gold on. Last season, the popular Notre Dame blog, Her Loyal Sons began posting a Twitter recap after each Fighting…

  9. Vampire Volleyball

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:54 PM EST

    You might be wondering about the title of this blog post… I’ve never watched a single episode of HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, but a pair of tweets from Angie Akers (’98, volleyball) caught my attention this afternoon. Akers, a professional on the AVP Tour, taught members of the show’s cast a few things about…

  10. History for Huddle (’06)

    Aug 18, 2013, 10:04 AM EST

    It was a historic Saturday for Molly Huddle (’06) in Moscow. The former ten-time All-American clocked a time of 15:05.73 to finish sixth in the women’s 5,000 meter finals at the IAAF World Championships. It was the highest finish ever for an American woman in the event.  Andrew Legare, from Huddle’s hometown Elmira Star-Gazette, has the full…

  11. Former Swimming Manager Fights Hunger in America

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

    Yesterday, the Notre Dame Alumni Association sent out the August edition of its e-newsletter, ND Today. Among the featured stories is a great article about Matt Knott (’92), a Monogram Club member and former manager for the Irish women’s swimming & diving team. Knott graduated with a finance degree, and enjoyed a successful career with PepsiCo,…

  12. Wilcox (’81) Named Seminoles’ AD

    Aug 7, 2013, 7:59 PM EST

    The Notre Dame Athletic Directors Family Tree keeps growing… On Wednesday evening, Florida State University introduced Stan Wilcox (’81, basketball) as the Seminoles’ new Director of Athletics. Wilcox was previously the senior deputy athletics director at Duke, under former Irish AD Kevin White (2002 honorary Monogram recipient). While at Notre Dame, the 6-foot-3 guard from…

  13. King of His Court

    Jul 24, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

    On Tuesday, former Monogram Club president Marc Kelly (’82, basketball) was the subject of a great feature in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Kelly, a Superior Court Judge in Orange County, Calif., served as Club president from 2007-09 and is now a member of the past presidents council. Like thousands of other Monogram Club members…

  14. Strong of Heart: Adam Sargent (’99) and Deanna Gumpf

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

    “Strong of heart and true to her name…” Less than six weeks from the start of football season, perhaps those words trigger visions of an Irish touchdown or sounds of the band playing on the steps of Bond Hall. But “strong of heart” is not just a phrase from the Notre Dame Victory March. In…

  15. 40 Years

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:47 AM EST

    This past academic year marked an important milestone in the world of athletics, both at Notre Dame and across the country. The passing of the legislation known as Title IX coincided with the admittance of women to Notre Dame. On campus and off, the University honored these two milestones in many ways. Just this past…

  16. Army Col. Bryan Fenton (’87) Named Brigadier General

    Jul 15, 2013, 8:51 AM EST

    Army Col. Bryan Fenton (’87, manager), a Monogram Club board member since 2011, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of brigadier general, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced earlier this month. Upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1987, Fenton was commissioned as an officer into the United States…

  17. Spruell To Lead Deloitte’s Central Region and Chicago Office

    Jul 10, 2013, 4:24 PM EST

    Four-time Monogram winner and current Club board member Byron Spruell (’87, ’89, football) was appointed vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, Central region managing principal and Chicago office managing principal on Wednesday. While at Notre Dame, Spruell was a co-captain on the 1987 Irish football squad under head coach Lou Holtz. He was a two-time winner…

  18. Some 4th of July Reading: Catching Up with Irish Soccer Alums

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 PM EST

    Aside from Major League Baseball (go Red Sox…) and Wimbledon, there’s not a whole lot going on in the world of sports at this time of year. Even for diehard sports fans, it’s a nice break – the calm before the storm that is certain to pick up in early August. While many Notre Dame…

  19. IRISH in the Pros

    Jun 28, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

    Originally posted on Notre Dame Soccer Blog:
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Fifteen former Notre Dame men’s soccer players currently are competing professionally around the world. Fourteen are playing in the United States, while one is currently playing in England. We recently checked in with all of our alumni playing professionally and asked them to answer…

  20. NLWA

    Jun 25, 2013, 10:51 AM EST

    In a world of acronyms, NLWA was a new one to which I was introduced when I joined the Monogram Club Board. NLWA: The National Letterwinners Association. (Yes, even though spell check is telling me that “Letterwinners” is not one word, and even though it’s the NLWA – not the NLA, Letterwinners is one word.)…

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