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  1. McCaffery Family’s Irish Roots Run Deep

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    When the Fighting Irish men’s basketball team takes the floor in Iowa City this evening (9:15 pm ET on ESPN2), there will be at least a couple Iowans with deep ties to Notre Dame. Fran McCaffery, head coach of the 23rd-ranked Hawkeyes, served as an assistant under Digger Phelps and John MacLeod at Notre Dame from 1988-99.…

  2. Monogram Club Musings: BYU Edition

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    It feels like Temple was in town just yesterday, but believe it or not, this past weekend marked the final home game of the 2013 Notre Dame football season. For the second consecutive year, the BYU Cougars visited South Bend, and once again the Fighting Irish came through with a hard-fought victory.  On Senior Day,…

  3. Dillon Powers (’13) Named MLS Rookie of the Year

    Nov 25, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    After already being named team MVP, Dillon Powers (’13) took home another big award on Monday. The former Irish midfielder was named MLS Rookie of the Year, finishing ahead of teammate Deshorn Brown and becoming the first player in Colorado Rapids history to earn that distinction. In 29 games, the Plano, Texas native scored five goals…

  4. Notre Dame vs. BYU: A Monogram Club Twitter Recap

    Nov 24, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    On a snowy afternoon in South Bend, Saturday was all about the seniors (and hot chocolate*). Led by a strong defense and running game, the Fighting Irish defeated BYU, 23-13, marking the fourth straight year that Notre Dame won its final home game of the season. In our last Twitter recap of 2013, here’s a…

  5. Region 11 Update: BYU Weekend

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Region 11 Monogram Winners, Before the Irish take the field against BYU this weekend, we are excited to bring the spirit of game day to the community of Lawrence, Mass., and you are welcome to join in the festivities. Together with the NDignite Connection program, students and their families are invited to the Boys and…

  6. Irish Connection: Skylar Diggins (’13)

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

    This past weekend, the Notre Dame basketball family welcomed a new member into the prestigious Ring of Honor at Purcell Pavilion. Four-time All-America point guard Skylar Diggins (’13) returned to her hometown and was recognized in a pre-game ceremony before the Irish took the floor against Valparaiso. A giant #4 Diggins banner was unveiled, joining #00 Ruth Riley…

  7. From “On The Bump” To “Bump, Set, Spike”

    Nov 19, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

    In baseball lingo, the phrase “on the bump” is commonly used in reference to the pitcher’s mound. For opposing batters facing Ryan Doherty, the bump may as well have been a mountain. Standing at 7-foot-1, the righty closer dominated hitters, on his way to multiple All-America honors in 2004. After his junior season, he signed with…

  8. Huddle (’06) Sets World Record in 12K Road Race

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Ten-time Notre Dame All-American and 2012 U.S. Olympian Molly Huddle (’06) added another feat to her stellar résumé on Sunday morning in Alexandria, Va. Huddle and fellow Olympian Shalane Flanagan pushed the pace from the opening mile at the .US National Road Racing Championships, before the former Irish standout pulled away to win 12-kilometer race…

  9. Region 12 Update

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Region 12 Monogram Winners, Here are a few updates on upcoming Notre Dame athletics events in our region, as well as some information about Monogram Club dues, as the end of the year quickly approaches! Men’s Soccer in ACC Semifinal Round: In their first year as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Men’s Soccer…

  10. 31-24

    Nov 13, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    For anyone who was in Notre Dame Stadium 20 years ago today, you know that score. It lives eternally on my sons’ bunk beds as a reminder of a game our children have heard us talk about often. “Best football game I have ever attended,” is my usual comment. My husband was a junior football…

  11. More Than A Jacket

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

    In case you’re not a regular visitor to our website, we just wanted to share this new story and video on last week’s letter jacket ceremony. Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez) wore it in The Breakfast Club. Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) rocked one in Friday Night Lights. Finn Hudson (the late Cory Monteith) on Glee. If…

  12. God, Country, Notre Dame

    Nov 11, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    On Friday, November 8, 2013, in honor of Veterans Day, members of the Monogram Club staff and board of directors visited our nation’s heroes at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (just outside of Washington, D.C.). Currently awaiting confirmation on his appointment as Brigadier General, board member Colonel Bryan Fenton (’87, manager)…

  13. 2013 Fall Letter Jacket Ceremony: A Twitter Recap

    Nov 7, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

    Last night, the Monogram Club had the distinct honor of presenting letter jackets to over 100 student-athletes, in recognition of earning their first varsity Monogram at Notre Dame. Close to 300 guests, including parents, family members, coaches, administrators, and faculty members enjoyed the ceremony in Club Naimoli. See below for a look back at the evening…

  14. Letter Jacket Look Back

    Nov 6, 2013, 8:28 AM EDT

    Aside from moving into a new office, setting up my computer, and rearranging some furniture, I’m pretty sure helping with the letter jacket ceremony was the first meaningful task I did as a member of the Monogram Club staff. Literally. I started April 1, and the ceremony was held on April 3. Even though I…

  15. The Letter Jacket Ceremony

    Nov 5, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Tomorrow evening, the Notre Dame Monogram Club will present more than 100 student-athletes with letter jackets in recognition of receiving their first Monogram. Though letter jackets have long been a part of the Monogram Club, it was only recently that this special event was established. The following feature was written by Pete LaFleur (’90), and…

  16. Monogram Club Musings: Navy Edition

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    While USC is Notre Dame’s biggest rival, Navy is its most admired. The annual matchup always makes for a memorable weekend, as the two programs have a tremendous amount of respect for one another. After last year’s game in Dublin, the Fighting Irish and Midshipmen resumed their historic series back on familiar soil this Saturday in…

  17. Irish In The NFL – Week Nine

    Nov 4, 2013, 12:10 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 four on practice…

  18. Notre Dame vs. Navy: A Monogram Club Twitter Recap

    Nov 3, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    There are a number of opponents who regularly appear on the Fighting Irish football schedule, but among them, none are as important to the University of Notre Dame as the United States Naval Academy. The role the Navy played in helping save Notre Dame during World War II has been well-documented, and the annual meeting…

  19. 100 Years Ago Today: Notre Dame Defeats Army

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:32 AM EDT

    Nov. 1, 1913. Jesse Harper and his team traveled to West Point for a meeting with mighty Army. The Cadets had already established themselves as a football power, but few in the east knew much about the squad from Indiana. On that afternoon however, Harper’s eleven, led by Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne, put Notre…

  20. Region 2 Update

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Region 2 Monogram Winners, With Notre Dame set to take on Air Force this Saturday, the Notre Dame Club of Colorado Springs has planned a jam packed weekend to welcome the Fighting Irish to Colorado. On-deck Friday, Oct. 25 4 pm – Start the weekend watching the ND Lacrosse team in an exhibition game against…

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