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  1. Monogram Club Musings: Michigan State Edition

    Sep 24, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    After two straight away games, the Monogram Club Musings are back with a wrap-up of Michigan State weekend! As is often the case with games involving the Fighting Irish and the Spartans, Saturday was a slugfest, but Notre Dame prevailed, 17-13, thanks in part to Cam McDaniel’s tie-breaking touchdown in the fourth quarter. Without further…

  2. Notre Dame vs. Michigan State: A Monogram Club Twitter Recap

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    With the Irish returning to South Bend this past weekend, the Twitter recap returns to our blog! Check out some of the tweets from Monogram winners who were on campus for game day or cheering for old Notre Dame from afar. [View the story “Game Day: Notre Dame vs. Michigan State” on Storify]

  3. Trio of Football Monogram Winners Honored at Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame Induction

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    On Wednesday evening, three former Notre Dame football stars—Johnny Lattner (’54), Renaldo Wynn (’96) and Pete Bercich (’94)— were among those recognized at the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame’s 17th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Ill. Lattner, the 1953 Heisman Trophy winner and former Fenwick High School standout, received the George Connor…

  4. From One Presidency to Another

    Sep 18, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    It’s only been five months since he passed the gavel to Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming), but past president Dick Nussbaum (’74 & ’77, baseball) is already set to assume a new presidency. With the Midwest League Championship Series wrapping up last week (where the South Bend Silver Hawks were unfortunately swept by Quad Cities),…

  5. The Sounds of 1973

    Sep 17, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT

    In 1973, gas cost 40 cents per gallon, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous “Battle of the Sexes,” Secretariat won the Triple Crown, and the Sears Tower opened in Chicago. At Notre Dame, Ara Parseghian led the Fighting Irish football team to an 11-0 season, highlighted by wins over rival (and defending…

  6. Irish In The NFL – Week Two

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

    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,…

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

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

    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…

  8. A Different Kind of Recruiting

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:27 PM EDT

    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…

  9. Blue & Gold & Purple?

    Sep 10, 2013, 8:13 AM EDT

    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)…

  10. Region 14 Quarterly Newsletter

    Sep 4, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

    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…

  11. Monogram Club Musings: Temple Edition

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    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…

  12. Irish In The NFL – 2013

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 1, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    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…

  14. Vampire Volleyball

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    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…

  15. History for Huddle (’06)

    Aug 18, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

    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…

  16. Former Swimming Manager Fights Hunger in America

    Aug 9, 2013, 10:57 AM EDT

    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,…

  17. Wilcox (’81) Named Seminoles’ AD

    Aug 7, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    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…

  18. King of His Court

    Jul 24, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    “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…

  20. 40 Years

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:47 AM EDT

    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…

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