TUESDAY - FULL SPRING RECAP (4-21-09) 12:30 p.m. ET
As promised, we put together one page with all of our video links from the spring football practice coverage. You can check it out by clicking here.
Also, the Notre Dame - Northwestern softball game today has been called off due to inclement weather. No word on a rescheduled date for the game. The next live events on und.com will be softball vs. North Dakota State on Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. and baseball against Michigan that same day at 6 p.m.
SATURDAY - BLUE-GOLD GAME RECAP (4-18-09) 7:00 p.m. ET
It has been a long day for the und.com video crew, but everything is up and ready to be viewed on the site. One of the more competitive and enjoyable Blue-Gold Games this group can remember - so have fun watching everything we have to offer today.
First things first, everyone wants to see the big plays from the game which provides a look at the traditonal 'highlights.'
The football program provided us with a little special access as well, as we mic'd up honorary coaches Reggie Brooks and Justin Tuck to see what they had to say to the Irish on the sidelines.
Finally, a still in production is a 'day-in-the-life' feature on Golden Tate, who caught a pass and returned a punt in the Blue-Gold Game before heading to Frank Eck Stadium to bat second for the Fighting Irish baseball team. That package will be posted here as soon as it is completed.
WEDNESDAY - A LOOK AT THINGS TO COME (4-15-09) 12 noon ET
Here is a quick update on some of the plans and events we have coming up on und.com. Today, we venture off campus for the first time for a live event broadcast - bringing you live video coverage of the Irish baseball team as it takes on Northwestern at U.S. Cellular Field. The game will begin at 7 p.m. CT, 8 p.m. ET time.
Today will be the final spring practice report of the year (Friday's workout is closed to the media). We will focus on the fifth-year players (who were just recently approved for their fifth year by the University) and the three mid-year players who joined the roster this spring.
We are also ramping up for our Blue-Gold Scrimmage coverage. The Daily Dish (linked above) will be providing blog updates throughout the weekend, as there are several key events happening from Thursday through the rest of the weekend. For the scrimmage itself, WSBT is broadcasting audio play-by-play of the game and that can be heard right here on und.com. We will also have post-scrimmage coverage of the press conferences, game highlights, a package on our honorary coaches (who will be wearing und.com microphones throughout the contest) and other features covering the end of the spring workout schedule for the Fighting Irish football team.
TUESDAY - CATCHING UP ON FOOTBALL COVERAGE (4-7-09) 2:45 p.m. ET
As promised, we wanted to make the Video Blog a one-stop shop for all of the football content we have produced this spring. Here are some links to catch you up with everything since the open practice on March 28 (scroll down for the previous spring football content).
There are just two practices left for the und.com cameras before the Blue-Gold game. Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 8) we will take a closer look at the defensive line and GA Bryant Young as he works with the group. The team then takes the long weekend off for Easter break and returns to the practice field on Wednesday, April 15. Our focus that day will be on the three mid-year freshman players who joined the Irish in January. Those players also wil be available to the media for the fist time after that workout.
MONDAY - IRISH BASKETBALL BACK IN NEW YORK (3-30-09) 7:45 p.m. ET
The Irish basketball team is back in New York for the NIT Semifinals - taking on Penn State Tuesday night. Und.com is in the Big Apple with the team - and to be honest, it was a frustrating day for the und.com video crew. The basketball team is having a great time, but the internet just has not been cooperative with the und.com video crew. In the end, the content was eventually published, but blame the very old internet system at the Marriott Marquis for the problems.
Enough complaining - here are the things you will want to check out today. We posted an overview of the day's activities - then spoke to Luke Harangody, Kyle MacAlarney and Tory Jackson at the NIT press conference - at which Coach Brey offered a few comments.
We also caught up with Coach Brey at practice and he gave us a quick Penn State preview and we spoke to the rest of the Irish seniors after practice.
Tomorrow, we will have full post game coverage - the NIT still will not let us post any highlights - but we will be there for the post-game reaction and hopefully stay a couple more days following the team in New York.
SATURDAY - FOOTBALL OPEN PRACTICE VIDEOS (3-28-09) 8:22 p.m. ET
We're committed to bringing you the best coverage of Notre Dame football anywhere on the internet - and we challenge you to find more content available - for free - of today's open practice. Sit back and enjoy it - as we had three cameras running for everything today, including both views of the enjoyable 'Irish Eyes' drill. Here is a complete list - 11 videos from football just today.
Whew. Keep an eye on this space over the next few days - we will have updates from NCAA Regional Hockey, the NIT semifinals for men's basketball and continuing football coverage.
SATURDAY - JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR und.com CREW (3-28-09) 11:40 a.m. ET
Again it is another busy day for the und.com video crew. Today on campus, we have football practice. But, this is not just the typical practice. UND.com and all of the media outlets that cover the fighting Irish are allowed to watch, and film the entire practice session. Check back to und.com as we will post items as we complete the video packages.
Be sure to watch the videos as the Notre Dame hockey team talked with the media and completed a 60 minute workout at Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Irish take on Bemidji State in the first round of the Midwest Regional. Notre Dame hockey can be heard live on Cat Country 99.9 FM in South Bend. Darin Pritchett will call the action for the Irish, and is available on und.com by Clicking HERE. The game can also be seen on ESPN Classic with the puck dropping at 7:30 p.m. ET.
TUESDAY - GETTING CAUGHT UP ON THINGS (3-23-09) 6:00 p.m. ET
This is perhaps the busiest time of the year for the Notre Dame Athletic Department and the und.com video crew. The overlap between the winter sports in post season play combined with the spring sports well into their home schedules lead to long days - and even longer nights keeping up with everything going on in Irish Athletics. While women's basketball just wrapped up their season, the men's team is still in action in the NIT, the Irish hockey team is fresh off its Mason Cup Championship and looking ahead to NCAA Regional action this weekend, the baseball, softball and lacrosse teams are in the thick of their seasons and fencing is fresh off its second-place finish at the national championship meet.
Both tennis teams are still in action, both golf teams are out there competing and track and field is ready to kick off their outdoor campaign. Needless to say, there is too much going on for the und.com video crew to keep up with it all.
Oh, and there is one more thing happening as well. The Notre Dame football team is three practices into its 15-work out schedule this spring. We have been there every day, providing our traditional practice reports and post-practice interviews. We have tweaked our practice reports in the spring, trying to streamline the information provided by Jack Nolan and focusing on a different aspect of practice in place of jumping around to different areas in each report.
So far this spring, our practice reports have focused on Coach Alford (new running backs coach) on day one, Coach Hart (new defensive line coach) on day two and Coach Verducci (new offensive line coach) on day three. The reports are designed for those that want a quick look at each practice to get the information and glimpse they are looking for, while the rest of the video will be longer stretches of video concentrating on what subject we choose to cover that day.
Coach Weis kicked off the interview portion of the spring practice schedule with a press conference at noon on the first day of workouts. Since then, we have interviewed Jimmy Clausen and Darrin Walls - and we here at und.com would like to welcome Walls back to the roster this spring. We also sat down for a bit of a longer interview with soon-to-be-senior right tackle Sam Young to see how things are going under the new tutelage of Coach Verducci.
Speaking of Coach Verducci, he met with the media after practice on March 23 - his first post-practice meeting with the local media. Coach Alford also stopped by that day and was a bit surprised that there were so many media members there to speak with him. You can see at the beginning of video that he is laughing at the number of reporters there after a spring workout.
Our final interview so far was a combined video with Mike Ragone and Michael Floyd - Ragone is getting back into top form after missing last season with a knee injury, while Floyd will have to enter the 2009 season with expectations now, instead of being a talented, but unknown first-year player.
Coach Weis was scheduled to meet with the media on Monday, March 23, but was a bit under the weather. While he still was there at practice, he decided to push his media appointment to Saturday. In addition, due to the basketball team facing Kentucky in the NIT on Wednesday, March 24, that post-practice interview session has been moved to Saturday. We will have a practice report for everyone on Wednesday, however.
We also want to bring some attention to our coverage of the Irish hockey team. Ranked #1 in the nation and in possession of the second overall seed in the NCAA Championship, the Irish are ready to begin competition in the NCAA regional on Saturday. We will have a crew up in Grand Rapids, Mich., to keep you up to speed on everything the Irish are up to as they try to make it to the Frozen Four for the second consecutive season. The hockey team is a great partner to und.com - as you can see they let our camera into the bench area as they wrapped up their 5-2 victory over Michigan to earn the program's second Mason Cup. You can also watch the post-game press conference and a classic highlight package as the team scored five unanswered goals to down the Wolverines.
We were also there for the NCAA selection announcement - you can check that out right now. Be sure to visit und.com every day this week - we will have live baseball, softball and lacrosse coverage and this Saturday football's practice is completely open to und.com's cameras - we will have complete coverage of that workout as well.
SATURDAY - FOOTBALL SPRING DAY TWO (3-21-09) 3:20 p.m. ET
The day two videos from football's second spring workout are up and running on und.com. For our practice report today we took a close look at new DL coach Randy Hart and his coaching style (we'll have Frank Verducci on Monday - following covering Tony Alford on Friday).
After practice, we caught up with junior-to-be quarterback Jimmy Clausen and welcomed back Darrin Walls with two quick interviews. Und.com's Jack Nolan also spent some time with senior-to-be offensive tackle Sam Young.
Football returns to the practice field in full pads on Monday - and we'll be there as usual. In the meantime, we will have full coverage of the women's basketball team as they take on Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA Championship on campus. Of course we are also psyched for the CCHA Championship game tonight (audio coverage link available below). Oh, and we have live coverage of baseball and softball on Sunday as well (click on 'Live Events' on the front page of und.com).
SATURDAY - HOCKEY GOES FOR THE CCHA CHAMPIONSHIP (3-21-09) 12:20 a.m. ET
Its the Wolverines and Fighting Irish squaring off for the 2009 Mason Cup, LIVE from Joe Louis Arena. The puck from at 7:35 pm ET with WSBT Radio's Darin Pritchett calling all the action from the 2009 CCHA Championship Game. Click HERE to listen LIVE starting at 7:15 p.m. ET
Remember to keep an eye on the front page of und.com (or the 'Live Events' tab) to catch baseball in action today - and the hockey audio broadcast from the CCHA Championship.
UPDATE - Our first practice report of the spring is up and running. We'll be back out there on Saturday morning as well. For Friday's report, we gave a quick look at the new coaches on the Irish staff, then gave a concentrated look at new RB coach Tony Alford putting his group through drills. Saturday, we will focus on new DL coach Randy Hart.
FRIDAY - SPRING FOOTBALL STARTS! (3-20-09) 1:50 p.m. ET
Hockey in the CCHAs... Baseball BIG EAST Home Opener .... W. Lacrosse at home this weekend .... Softball BIG EAST Home Opener this weekend ... oh, and football starts spring practice. Just another day for the und.com video crew! The Coach Weis press conference to kick off spring practice is available now. A podcast of the presser is also available. The first practice report will be posted here later today.
Remember to keep an eye on the front page of und.com (or the 'Live Events' tab) to catch baseball in action today - and the hockey audio broadcast from the CCHA semifinals against Northern Michigan.
TUESDAY - BUSY ST. PATRICK'S DAY ON UND.COM (3-17-09) 1:15 p.m. ET
No rest for the weary here at und.com - as the spring sport schedule picks up more events this week and our winter sports enter post season play. First up on St. Patty's Day is the now traditional baseball opener on March 17 - Notre Dame vs. Ball State at 5:00 p.m. ET. We also have live coverage of women's lacrosse against Rutgers at 7:00 p.m. ET from the Loftus Sports Center. To complete the day, you can listen to the men's basketball team face off against UAB in the 2009 NIT First Round.
As usual, if the live event links are not on this page - the best place to find them is on the 'Live Events' tab on the front page of und.com.
Coming up this weekend, we are sending a crew to Detroit for the CCHA Final Four. We will even have coverage of the award presentation on Thursday afternoon - as the Irish, regular-season champions, have several candidates in line to receive major awards from the conference.
We will also have coverage of the women's basketball team, as they play host to the NCAA Championship in the Joyce Center. The Irish take on Minnesota on Sunday, then possibly the winner of Texas A&M and Evansville. Keep an eye on und.com for full coverage of that event as well.
Getting back to live event coverage, Wednesday we'll bring you the baseball game against Valparaiso - and the 2009 home opener for the Irish softball team from Melissa Cook Stadium. Also on the docket over the weekend is the ND-SHU BIG EAST Baseball series and women's lacrosse against California on Sunday.
All told, und.com is set up to bring you nine live events from Notre Dame over the next six days - make sure you check out everything und.com - and Fighting Irish Athletics - have to offer.
MONDAY - IRISH IN THE BIG APPLE (3-9-09) 4:35 p.m. ET
The und.com crew was able to make the trip the New York with the men's basketball team, fresh off of its coverage of the women's team in their BIG EAST Championship. We have a one-stop shop for all of the information coming out of New York (and from Hartford over the weekend) at our official BIG EAST Championship page. If the direct link does not work for you, the information is available on the top left hand corner of und.com's main page. All of the videos, releases and blogs that we post this week can be found on that page.
For our coverage plan, we will be ready to provide game highlights, post-game analysis and post game interviews from New York. After a memorable BIG EAST Conference basketball season, this tournament is destined to be one of the best in the nation - and the Irish have designs of going as far into the week as they can. Und.com will be there to provide ND fans with the best coverage of the Irish in New York. On Day One we were with the Irish at practice, spoke to Coach Brey, Luke Harangody and Ryan Ayers - and tonight we will join the team at one of the many firehouses on the city for a special dinner experience.
Also, note that und.com will provide and exclusive live webcast of the CCHA Playoffs this weekend from Notre Dame as the Irish begin the post season in a best-of-three series with Nebraska-Omaha.
THURSDAY - SPRING SPORT COVERAGE BEGINS ON UND.COM (2-19-09) 12:45 p.m. ET
While the Northern Indiana area is digging out from an overnight lake-effect snow storm, Notre Dame's spring sports begin full action this weekend across the country - and in the Loftus Sports Center.
Softball and both lacrosse teams officially began the spring seasons a little over a week ago. The men's and women's lacrosse teams picked up two victories, while the softball team took on #1 Alabama on its home field twice in its first weekend.
This weekend, the Irish baseball team takes the field for the first time in the inaugural BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge which is taking place all across the Tampa, Fla., area. Notre Dame Baseball returns to und.com this season - and you can listen to all of the team's away games on und.com - and over 90% of the team's home games will featured video broadcast coverage (beginning March 17). For all of Notre Dame's Live Event coverage - make sure you visit the 'Live Events' link right on the front page of und.com.
Speaking of live video coverage, we kick off our spring sport coverage this weekend with the nationally-ranked women's lacrosse team. The team begins its season with a huge challenge, facing off against #1 Northwestern in the Loftus Sports Center. Und.com will broadcast the game live (and free of charge!) and also provide coverage of the follow-up game on Sunday against Ohio State.
Again, it becomes difficult to link each and every live event link in the video blog. The best place to keep up with Notre Dame live events is to visit the 'Live Events' tab right on the front page of und.com. It will provide you direct links to all of our audio/video coverage this weekend - and there is a ton of it. You can listen/watch men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, women's lacrosse and hockey - all free of charge - on und.com over the next four days.
TUESDAY - BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS (2-17-09) 4:00 p.m. ET
While spring is slowly starting to look like it might actually arrive in Northern Indiana, two of Notre Dame's winter programs are entering post season play. The indoor track team heads to the BIG EAST Indoor meet this weekend - we caught up with head coach Joe Piane, senior women's thrower Anna Weber and All-American distance runner Patrick Smyth.
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams are heading to the BIG EAST Championship this week as well. For the first time, this meet is located in the Midwest (Indianapolis) and should be one of the more competitive conference swimming meets in the nation. Und.com caught up with women's head coach Brian Barnes as he prepares for his first BIG EAST meet as Notre Dame's head coach. A veteran of the BIG EAST scene, men's head coach Tim Welsh gave us a preview of the meet as well.
Also available today - The latest Mike Brey Radio Show - with a great guest appearance from junior point guard Tory Jackson.
FRIDAY - FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENTS, M. BASKETBALL WHACKS LOUISVILLE (2-13-09) 3:30 p.m. ET
This is one of those days when having the video blog comes in handy, as we don't have enough space on und.com to give our fans a concise listing of our latest video offerings. The football team held a series of media sessions on Friday morning to update everyone on the developments with the coaching staff. We were there to cover it all, and here are the videos you are going to want to watch -
That should catch everyone up on the coaching staff developments - and of course we will keep you up to date when the Irish begin spring practice on March 20.
The Irish men's basketball team posted one of its most memorable wins of the Mike Brey Era last night when it blew past #5/7 Louisville by 33 points to break their seven-game win streak. Und.com was there to cover everything and you can watch the game highlights, Coach Brey's post game press conference and Notre Dame player post game interviews.
WEDNESDAY - SIGNING DAY WRAP UP (2-4-09) 6:30 p.m. ET
It was a long day for the und.com video crew today - and the day is not yet over (ND vs. Cincinnati on ESPN360 tonight!). We are going to try to gather all of our videos in one place here for you to peruse and make sure you don't miss anything. Some videos are still in the works, so check back late tonight or tomorrow to view all of our signing day content.
Our signature event of the day was Inside Notre Dame Football - Signing Day. Hosted by Jeff Jeffers and Reggie Brooks (Mirko Jurkovic was caught in a Michigan City, Ind. snowstorm and could not make it to the set), the show includes Coach Weis' press conference, analysis from Brooks and set visits from Brian Polian (the lead recruiter for Manti Te'o) and recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello. Unfortunately, Coach Weis had a appointment in the afternoon he could not miss and, due to his press conference being delayed earlier in the day, could not stop by the set as planned.
The show runs 2 1/2 hours, and we realize that you might not have time to sit and watch the whole show right now. You can download the podcast right now if you wish. We also broke the show down a bit for you - you can watch the interview with Coach Polian, the interview with Coach Ianello and watch Brooks breakdown Te'o's film. We also cut out Coach Weis' press conference which you can download via podcast if you wish.
Speaking of player highlights - there is one simple destination to view the film for every single player from this year's class - just click on und.com's Signing Day Central. By the end of the day, this page will also have video snippets from Coach Weis' press conference as he talks about each player from the class.
FRIDAY - NATIONAL FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY COMING UP (1-30-09) 12:30 p.m. ET
Things are starting to pick up in Notre Dame varisty athletics - and und.com is right there to provide Irish fans will the full coverage that they demand.
First off, we are excited to announce our plans for Wednesday, Feb. 4 - national letter-of-intent signing day for college football. What is traditionally the most-watched day on und.com every calendar year, we are stepping up our coverage again to keep our fans informed. Our exclusive coverage will begin at 1:00 p.m., when Coach Weis sits down for his press conference to officially announce the class of players that have faxed in signed letters-of-intent to enroll at Notre Dame.
Once Coach Weis completes his comments, und.com will shift to Inside Notre Dame Football - Signing Day a live show broadcast from the Guglielmino Athletics Complex Recruiting Lounge. Hosted by WNDU's Jeff Jeffers, he will be joined by und.com analysts Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic. The crew will provide exclusive highlights of each player in the signing class, give their expert analysis of each player and be joined by several members of the Notre Dame coaching staff to provide the background story of how this class was constructed.
Und.com also will have cameras behind the scenes in the Irish football offices, providing an inside look as the faxes roll in and the Irish coaching staff calls each player to congratulate them on becoming a member of the Notre Dame Football Team.
The und.com video crew is excited to bring this show to the Irish football fans out there and we promise it will be like nothing you have seen on und.com before.
Of course, with 26 varsity sports, signing day is not the only activity we are covering. Already the spring sports have hit the practice field and before you know it - their games will be showing up on und.com with our exclusive video coverage. This spring we will bring you each home lacrosse game for the men and women and live audio or video coverage of each home baseball and softball game. Und.com will stream over 60 live events from campus beginning in mid-February and ending in mid-May.
The baseball team kicks off their season next week on February 5th with their traditional Opening Night Dinner. This year's special guests are Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia and Chicago Cubs relief pitcher and former Irish baseball/football stand out Jeff Samardzija. Tickets are still available for the event, which features each member of the 2009 Irish baseball team and a ball park-style dinner. For more information on the event, just click here.
We also would like to point out all of our live coverage on und.com this weekend. You can listen to both hockey games at the Irish battle CCHA foe Michigan in a home-and-away series, you can listen to the Irish men's team face #3 Pittsburgh on Saturday and also watch the Irish women's basketball team take on Cincinnati in the Joyce Center on Saturday. For all live event access, just click on the 'Live Events' tab on the front page of und.com.
WEDNESDAY - GAME DAY COMING TO SOUTH BEND (1-21-09) 5:00 p.m. ET
There is a buzz on campus this week - and it has everything to do with ESPN's College Game Day coming to visit the Joyce Center on Saturday. There are a lot of story lines going on in the game this weekend -
By now, you know that und.com will have full coverage of everything from campus this weekend. We can also get you ready for the game. Coach Brey covered the upcoming weekend twice in the last 24 hours, first on his official radio show, which was recorded Tuesday night. He also spent close to 45 minutes with the media on Wednesday at his weekly teleconference. We also took some time to catch up with Luke Harangody, Kyle McAlarney and Ryan Ayers - which demonstrated that the players are focused on the game this weekend.
If you want to get ready for tip off on Saturday, just click here to watch the team's official starting lineup video.
Finally, keep an eye on the front page of und.com starting Friday night. We will be starting up our Joyce Center camera, giving you an exclusive inside look at the preparations inside the Joyce Center for Game Day.
MONDAY - RECAPPING A GREAT WEEKEND OF ACTION ON UND.COM (1-12-09) 11:45 a.m. ET
It was a long and successful weekend for Irish athletics on campus - and und.com provided full court (and ice) coverage of every event from the Joyce Center. The Irish men's basketball team pushed their home court winning streak to 45 games - and tied the BIG EAST Conference home court win streak record at 20 - with a victory over Seton Hall. You can watch highlights of the game, watch Coach Brey's post game press conference and go into the locker room to get the reaction of the Irish players after the win.
The Irish kickoff ESPN's Big Monday this evening at #23 Louisville - and you can listen to the game free of charge this evening as und.com's Jack Nolan joins former Irish great LaPhonso Ellis to call the action.
The top-ranked Irish hockey team continued its winning streak, pushing it to eight games with a two-game sweep of CCHA foe Alaska. The Nanooks led the country in goals-against average heading into the series, but the Irish were able to touch them for five goals in two games. You can watch ND's goals in game one and in game two right now. Want to watch the whole game? We broadcast it, so you can watch the entire game if you wish - click here for game one and then click here for game two.
We also provided full post game coverage of both contests. After the first game, the coaches and players mostly talked about the second match up, but you can check out Coach Jackson's comments after game two and selected player interviews after the Irish finished off the sweep.
The women's basketball team also was at home over the weekend, dispatching Georgetown in BIG EAST Conference action. You can watch the game archive now and also post game reaction with assistant coach Niele Ivey and junior guard Melissa Lechlitner.
Check back this evening for a complete highlight package of Notre Dame's trip to Louisville.
FRIDAY - BIG LIVE COVERAGE WEEKEND AHEAD ON UND.COM (1-9-09) 1:45 p.m. ET
Even though the Notre Dame student body has not returned to campus from its semester break, many of the Fighting Irish athletic teams are at home this weekend facing key conference matchups.
Und.com is proud to have the #1-ranked hockey team back on our site. With key conference games being picked up on television this season, this weekend's series with Alaska provides two of the remaining three regular-season contests to be broadcast on und.com. Here is the direct link to game one (puck drops at 7:35 p.m. ET) and the link to game two which begins a half-hour earlier at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The men's basketball team faces Seton Hall this weekend on the BIG EAST Network. You will have to check your local listings to see if they game is being picked up in your area. If you can't find the television coverage, we provide The Notre Dame Basketball Network feed free of charge. Here is the link to the official play-by-play call of und.com's Jack Nolan and Irish all-time great LaPhonso Ellis provides the color commentary.
If you want to get ready for the Irish men's basketball game - we have you covered. Coach Brey recorded an exclusive weekend preview for und.com and we also have posted the latest edition of Inside Notre Dame Basketball. Finally, we went back in the und.com vault to dig up the highlights of Notre Dame's big victory over Seton Hall last February in New Jersey.
Und.com is not done yet with its coverage this weekend! The Irish women's basketball team returns home from a long road trip to face BIG EAST foe Georgetown at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Again, und.com provides exclusive video coverage of the game.
Our live game coverage is not the only thing we will offer this weekend. For all four of these contests, we will provide highlights along with post-game interviews with Irish coaches and players. Keep an eye on the front page of und.com - all the latest video content will be posted there this weekend.
TUESDAY - GEORGETOWN GOES DOWN IN THE JOYCE CENTER (1-6-09) 2:15 p.m. ET
Welcome to a new year for the Irish, their fans and our favorite Notre Dame faithful - those that visit und.com. Things are a tad slow on the Notre Dame athletics end (compared to a very busy fall season), but it is really just the calm before the storm. Soon, we will be into baseball, softball and lacrosse seasons - as well as spring football.
But we can't look too far ahead, as the Irish basketball and hockey teams are giving Notre Dame fans a memorable winter season. It is no secret that this has been an unusually cold winter in Northern Indiana, but the play of the men's basketball, women's basketball and top-ranked Irish hockey team make it bearable at some level.
Here at und.com we are committed to following these programs as close as possible over the next three months - and it is not a stretch to say that we have the most complete coverage of every Irish sport on the web.
In just an hour after Notre Dame's huge win over Georgetown to extend its winning streak on the Joyce Center floor to 44 games (the nation's best current streak), we had full coverage available for free here on und.com. We posted game highlights, a selection of player post-game interviews and the official post game press conference with Coach Brey.
We also make every effort to keep up with the Irish when they were on the road. While many across the country do not get ESPNU, we were able to put together a video recap of the game from the Garden on Saturday. While it is not the most enjoyable thing to watch the Irish lose, at least it will give those that could only listen to the game an idea of what happened in New York.
The Irish hockey team is coming off a clean sweep at the Shillelagh Tournament outside Chicago, Illinois. Notre Dame defeated Union and Minnesota-Duluth during the two-day event. Due to travel for the holidays, we were unable to get a video crew to the event, but we made sure we caught up with head coach Jeff Jackson, Kyle Lawson and Garrett Regan upon their return to campus. We will also be broadcasting both games of Notre Dame's CCHA series with Alaska this weekend.
TUESDAY - CATCHING UP WITH THE IRISH IN HAWAI'I (12-23-08) 12 noon ET
Here is the latest updates from und.com and our coverage of the Irish in Hawai'i...
Our second practice report (and final of the week) is up and ready for viewing. We also caught up with the defensive players after that workout. Also on Tuesday, Coach Weis held his pregame press conference which is up and ready for viewing as well.
Keep an eye on both this page, the front page of und.com and the bowl central page - which includes a daily blog of Notre Dame's comings and goings during the week.
SATURDAY - QUICK UPDATE FROM HAWAI'I (12-20-08) 10:30 p.m. ET
Our first reports from Hawai'i are ready for viewing on und.com. Keep an eye on both this video blog and the front page of und.com for more updates on the Irish in Hawai'i.
First off, we have our traditional practice report providing you an exclusive inside look at Notre Dame's first workout in Aloha Stadium. We also have two interview pieces for you to look at, the first concentrating on Notre Dame's adjustment to the Hawaiian weather and the other is a more complete and in-depth interview session with several Irish players.
Again, und.com is the ONLY place on the web to deliver daily reports from Hawai'i leading up to the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.
TUESDAY - PREPPING YOU FOR THE SHERATON HAWAI'I BOWL (12-16-08) 1:00 p.m. ET
The Irish football team is heading for the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl this Christmas, taking on the University of Hawai'i on Christmas Eve (8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN). As Notre Dame returning to the bowl scene for the first time in two years, und.com will be there providing all the content you will require. We will have a video crew in Hawai'i, keeping track of the Irish actions both on the practice field and off as the team gets to enjoy a bit of the 50th state.
We also have full coverage of the interviews and press conferences leading up to the team's departure this Friday, Dec. 19. Here is a complete list -
We also put together two retrospectives on Notre Dame's previous visits to Hawai'i. You can check out Notre Dame's appearance in the 1984 Aloha Bowl and we also put together Notre Dame's two previous victories over Hawai'i in Aloha Stadium.
Keep up with everything concerning the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl at und.com's exclusive bowl central page.
WEDNESDAY - PRE-CHRISTMAS SLOW DOWN FOR STUDY DAYS (12-10-08) 1:50 p.m. ET
One thing is one everyone's mind in the student body at Notre Dame right now - the fact that finals loom next week makes this academic week one of the busiest of the season. Many of Notre Dame's winter sports make an effort to compete or practice as little as possible this week and the next.
There is just a dusting of snow on the ground in South Bend right now, but it has been an unusually cold and wintery late fall season here on campus. Perhaps that was part of the motivation for the Irish football team to head to Hawai'i for a bowl game this year. The team captains discussed the trip to the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl on Monday. If you missed it, we also had full coverage of the football end-of-the-year banquet on und.com. You can watch the team awards get handed out, Coach Weis hold a press conference before the event, Joe Theismann talk with the media before the event and Theismann's spirited remarks at the banquet itself.
The men's basketball team, now ranked 12th in the country, is taking a deep breath after playing a ton of games early this season. The Irish will be back on the court (and back on und.com) this weekend to face Boston University on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET. Need to get caught up on the Irish - no problem, we have you covered. You can watch a video archive of the first Mike Brey Radio Show of the year from Tuesday, Dec. 9. (PODCAST). Coach Brey also sat down with the media for a teleconference on Wednesday, Dec. 10 (PODCAST).
We also caught up with the top-ranked hockey team this week. Coach Jackson will let you know what the Irish have improved the most on during their 12-game unbeaten streak and und.com's Sean Stires alos caught up with Jordan Pearce, who has quickly established himself as one of the top goaltenders in the nation this season.
FRIDAY - WOMEN'S SOCCER AT COLLEGE CUP (12-5-08) 3:30 p.m. ET
The und.com crew has been a bit worn down due to travel and are taking a breath after a long football season, but our content continues to flow for our fans. We have a crew in North Carolina with the women's soccer team, as they are just two wins away from a national championship.
We will have a ton of content from the women's team, right now you can get caught up with the team's press conference before they left town, the official NCAA press conference from North Carolina and a special treat - a inside look as the team shoots its promo for ESPN.
The men's basketball team has a key matchup coming up this weekend, as the Irish will face undefeated Ohio State in the Hartford Hall of Fame Showcase from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday. The future site of an NCAA Regional and NCAA Final Four, the Irish will join Gonzaga, Indiana and the Buckeyes as the first collegiate basketball games to be held in Lucas Oil Stadium. Of course, und.com will have a video crew on site for all the reaction from the contest on Saturday. For now, you can get caught up on the Irish - Coach Brey previews this weekend's game, you can watch the entire South Dakota game right now, a highlight package from the game and - a und.com exclusive - you can watch all 19 three pointers the Irish drained against South Dakota to set a new school record.
Also remember this weekend we will have live coverage of women's basketball vs. Purdue on video - plus audio coverage of the #1 hockey team at Ferris State and the men's basketball broadcast from Indianapolis. As always, you want to click on the 'Live Events' tab on the front page of und.com for all live event coverage.
THURSDAY - FINAL HOME GAME AHEAD FOR FOOTBALL - POST SEASON LOOMS FOR FALL SPORTS (11-20-08) 1:00 p.m. ET
We have been busy here at und.com and the video blog has suffered a bit - especially this week. But fear not, we are going to get our fans up-to-speed on everything we have produced this week.
First off, for the football coverage - as usual plenty to keep you current on the Irish gridiron stars -
Not enough content? We still have today's practice report, the und.com pregame show and Coach Weis post-practice in our production plans today.
While we focus on football with the und.com video crew, we also try to cover Notre Dame's Olympic sports as closely as possible. The Irish cross country teams both landed at-large spots in the NCAA Championship this season. We caught up with women's head coach Tim Connelly and men's head coach Joe Piane to talk about their team's goals at the championship meet.
The men's soccer team earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Championship and will play their first match on Tuesday, Nov. 25 (that game will be available on und.com). We talked with Coach Bobby Clark about the team's position in the tournament bracket this week.
Women's basketball and men's basketball are underway as well in regular-season action. The women took care of Evansville on Wednesday night and we were there for the post game reaction from Coach McGraw and the Irish players. Remember, for the men's basketball team, all non-conference home games will be broadcast on und.com. For the women's squad, all home games not already broadcast by a television entity will be streamed live on und.com.
It will be a big weekend here on campus and on und.com. Of course we continue to offer the best football coverage, with live video streams of the kick off luncheon, pep rally and home events for women's soccer (against Minnesota in NCAA action) and hockey (game one of a home-and-home series with Bowling Green). To access all of the live events on und.com, simply click on the 'Live Events' tab on the und.com front page.
WEDNESDAY - POST SEASON AHEAD FOR SOCCER - BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES SIGNINGS (11-12-08) 5:00 p.m. ET
It is that crazy time of year on the college athletics calendar - football is still going on, soccer enters post season play, volleyball's post season is right around the corner, basketball tips off the season and hockey is going along strong. So you can imagine that und.com is pulled in many directions this time of year.
Let us catch you up with all the videos we have posted that you might have missed. Today, the men's basketball team and women's basketball team announced their prospective student-athletes signees. Coach Brey inked four players, while Muffet McGraw signed one player today, but could still add another player in the days or months ahead.
There is a big weekend coming up for the Irish women's soccer team. Ranked #1 for a large majority of the season, the Irish earned the #1 seed in the NCAA Championship, which earns them the right to play at home until the Final Four, should they continue to advance. Und.com was there for the announcement of the NCAA field.
The men's soccer team advanced to the BIG EAST Championship semifinals with a win over Louisville last weekend at Alumni Field. Now, they head to USF to play the host institution this weekend. Und.com talked with Bobby Clark about that matchup earlier this week.
For the Irish volleyball team, they return home this weekend to face St. John's on Friday evening and Connecticut on Sunday - both games will be available on und.com. You can watch a preview of the weekend with Debbie Brown right now.
Whew.. that is impressive coverage of Notre Dame's Olympic Sports, which are among the most elite group in the country. We are also continuing our coverage of the Notre Dame football team as it gets ready to face Navy this weekend.
The Nov. 11 practice report is up and ready to view, as well as Coach Weis' press conference from Tuesday, Coach Haywood's media session after practice on Tuesday, interviews with Asaph Schwapp and Mike Turkovich after practice and the offensive captains press conference with Jimmy Clausen and David Grimes from Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY - IRISH IN THE MIDST OF A SEASON-DEFINING WEEK (11-5-08) 3:00 p.m. ET
Sorry for the lack of posts in the last six days, the Pittsburgh game took a lot out of us here as well. Now, the Irish face the tough task of hitting the road and playing in a hostile environment in Chestnut Hill. At 5-3, Notre Dame has vastly improved its record from this time a year ago and need one more victory to become bowl eligible.
We had complete coverage of the Pittsburgh post game reactions, including the highlights, post game press conference, official post game show and player post game interviews. We are excited to announce that we will be bringing that same coverage again this weekend. Und.com is making its third trip of the year, following up our coverage from Michigan State and Washington. We are making the trip early as well, to add some bonus coverage of the Notre Dame hockey team taking on Boston College Friday night.
Now, onto the weekly coverage links you'll want to check out -
We also had a schedule change with our pregame show production this week, so we have our Und.com Boston College Pregame Show available right now! As always, you can watch the whole show, the Notre Dame analysis, the Boston College analysis and the keys to the game from Mikro Jurkovic and Reggie Brooks.
For our Olympic sports coverage - we caught up with women's swimming and diving head coach Brian Barnes and men's swimming and diving head coach Tim Welsh before their key meets this weekend against Purdue.
By now, most Irish fans know that we lost Father Riehle last week. A true Notre Dame man, Father Riehle was the long time executive director of the Monogram Club and served as team chaplain for several Fighting Irish teams during three decades of service to the University. You can read more about Father Riehle here and here. The Monogram Club held a short reception after the funeral mass for Father Riehle on Monday and asked those that knew Father Riehle best to say a few words - you can watch those remarks now from Digger Phelps, Lefty Smith and Ara Parseghian.
THURSDAY - PLAYING CATCH UP (10-30-08) 2:00 p.m. ET
It was a long day for the und.com video crew yesterday, so without further ado, onto the most recent content posted on und.com -
The weekly und.com pregame show is up and running - and this week it features special guest Hall of Famer Chris Zorich - you can view the whole show, watch the very beginning with a tribute to Father Riehle, check out the Notre Dame analysis, skip to the Pittsburgh analysis, or go right to the Keys to the Game. And, of course, the entire show is available via PODCAST.
For some other football coverage, you can watch an interview session with Golden Tate, the David Grimes/Jimmy Clausen press conference, the daily practice report from Oct. 29 and the media session with Corwin Brown after practice on Wednesday.
Today we are working on the D. Bruton/M. Crum Jr. press conference, the final practice report of the week and Coach Weis will be available after practice today as well. We are also going to get an exclusive sit-down interview with Armando Allen that might not be posted until Friday, but it will make it onto the site eventually.
We do have some Olympic sports coverage to point out as well. The cross country teams are headed to the BIG EAST Championship this weekend - we caught up with women's head coach Tim Connelly and men's head coach Joe Piane to preview the meet.
The men's soccer team played a make up game with Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon - we broadcast the game on und.com and you can check out the goal highlights and watch an interview with Coach Clark conducted after the game.
The men's basketball team hits the court for the first time in 2008-09 on Friday night, taking on Briar Cliff in exhibition play. Just like last season, und.com will broadcast every exhibition and non-conference home game not already televised by a network free of charge this season. Coach Brey previewed the game this Friday with und.com's Jack Nolan earlier this week.
TUESDAY - PITT WEEK BEGINS (10-28-08) 6:00 pm. ET
The und.com video crew is fully rested after their trip to Washington to watch the Irish move to 5-2 on the season with a dominating 33-7 victory over the Huskies. We provided full coverage of the weekend for our fans, including Coach Weis post game, player interviews post game, game highlights and the team's celebration on the field with a small but vocal Irish cheering section and alumni band. Coach Weis also wrapped up the game in an abbreviated media session on Sunday.
Our weekend coverage was successful enough that we will be hitting the road for the remainder of the road games this season. We here at und.com are dedicated to providing our fans with the best coverage of the Irish on the internet and our road trips to Boston College, Navy and USC will ensure that we won't miss any action, reaction or highlight the Irish go through for the rest of the season.
We will, of course, continue our weekly coverage of the Irish at home this week. The Halloween weekend matchup with Pittsburgh looms - and you can watch what Coach Weis had to say (Podcast) about the Panthers at his weekly press conference held today in The Gug. We are working on our practice report and post practice interviews right now and they will be posted on the front page of und.com when they are completed.
Some other football links of interest include the latest version of Inside Notre Dame Football, (Podcast) the video archive of The Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio Show with special guest Harrison Smith (Podcast) and the audio archive of The Jack Swarbrick Show (Podcast) broadcast over the weekend.
Make sure you keep an eye on und.com all week, as we will bring you our weekly football pregame show, catch up with the men's basketball team before their exhibition opener on Friday against Briar Cliff (which will be broadcast right here on und.com) and broadcast the football kickoff luncheon and pep rally on Friday.
THURSDAY - IRISH HAVE A NEW KICKER (10-23-08) 6:00 p.m. ET
It is rare that significant news comes out of a Thursday media session with Coach Weis. Well, this Thursday was one of those rare days. The Irish have officially added David Ruffer to the roster and he has thrust himself directly into the kicking competition. Coach Weis provides all the details in his media session, which you can watch in its entirety exclusively on und.com.
We finished up all of our pregame football content today as well - check out two exclusive one-on-one interviews with junior DB Sergio Brown and sophomore LB Brian Smith. As always, there is a practice report to watch and the captains press conference with David Bruton and Maurice Crum, Jr.
Similar to yesterday, the women's basketball team took part in BIG EAST media day - and we nabbed a bit of footage that you can check out right now.
Und.com hits the road tomorrow, heading to Seattle with the Irish football team. We will be on the field with the team after the game, outside the locker room recording player interviews and capturing Coach Weis in his post-game press conference. And don't forget the highlights - we will have those for you as well. All of this will be posted when we return in the very early hours on Sunday morning and will be ready for all the Irish fans once they wake up.
If your looking for live events this weekend, which includes hockey and women's soccer at home, just click on the 'Live Events' tab on the front page of und.com.
WEDNESDAY - LATE NIGHT CATCH UP (10-22-08) 9:00 p.m. ET
The und.com video crew is running late into the night tonight, getting content posted on our site. To catch you up quickly, today we posted our football practice report, the Jimmy Clausen and David Grimes press conference (podcast available), defensive coordinator Corwin Brown's media session and the weekly und.com Pregame Show featuring former Irish All-Americans Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic.
Don't have time to watch the entire pregame show right now? No problem you can download the Podcast, or watch Reggie and Mirko's keys to the game, their Notre Dame analysis and their Washington team breakdown.
The men's basketball team also got some attention today - they were picked by vote of the BIG EAST Conference coaches to finish fourth in the league this season. Luke Harangody was named the Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year, while senior guard Kyle McAlarney joined Harangody on the Preseason All-BIG EAST team. We nabbed some coverage from media day - including reactions from Coach Brey and Luke Harangody.
TUESDAY - WASHINGTON WEEK BEGINS (10-21-08) 5:00 p.m. ET
The und.com video crew is back to its weekly football coverage this week, as the Irish prepare to hit the road again this weekend to take on Washington. you can watch Coach Weis hold his weekly press conference to preview the game this weekend. You can also check out the first practice report of the week as well. We focused on the Irish running backs and wide receivers in today's practice report.
Football is not the only team on our coverage agenda this week. The #1 ranked women's soccer team continues to take care of business - as the team recently returned from another 2-0 BIG EAST Conference weekend. Sunday's match against Connecticut was broadcast on CBS College Sports Network and you can watch highlights of the game that our online partner produced. We also caught up with Coach Waldrum and Kerri Hanks for exclusive interviews today.
From the Joyce Center rink we have our exclusive hockey coverage. Und.com broadcast both victories over Sacred Heart on und.com this past weekend, and that same coverage returns this weekend when the team begins CCHA play with a two-game series against Miami (Ohio). You can watch the Irish goal highlights from game one and game two right now. Und.com's Sean Stires also caught up with Coach Jackson to recap the past weekend and look ahead at the series with the Red Hawks, while also catching up with senior Christian Hanson.
We also have some exclusive men's basketball coverage for our fans as well. Und.com attended the 'Meet the Team' night on Monday, Oct. 20, and produced an exclusive practice report. We also attended the dinner after the open practice and you can watch the the Irish player introductions from the dinner.
Our coverage will continue this week with football practice reports, player interviews/press conferences and the und.com Pregame Show. The und.com video crew is also making a road trip to Seattle this weekend for the football game, so keep an eye on und.com all weekend for exclusive coverage of the team's trip to Washington.
FRIDAY - BYE WEEKEND
Notre Dame's bye week arrives this weekend right in the middle of the 2008 schedule. The und.com video crew is taking a semi-break this weekend as well to recharge and get ready for the push to December with the football and the beginning of the basketball and hockey seasons here on campus.
Speaking of hockey, the Irish take the ice at home for the first time this season tonight with the first of two games against Sacred Heart. The puck drops at 7:35 p.m. ET this evening and you can access our video coverage by clicking here. Game two begins Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ET and that coverage can be found here.
If your looking for football coverage - we have you covered as well. We spoke with every freshman who was made available this week - and all of those interviews are available right now -
We also put together a quick midseason recap for the Irish, taking a look at some key plays in each game this season.
We'll be back next week as the team returns to the practice field and as the University of Notre Dame goes through fall break.
WEDNESDAY - BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY WRAP UP
Just because football has a bit of a break this week doesn't mean that the und.com video crew has been taking a break as well. Basketball season is coming up on us quickly and both the men's and women's team held their media days yesterday in the Joyce Center.
Before we put in the direct links to the media day footage, a couple things to point out. Men's basketball single game tickets are available starting today - just click on the tickets link above. The Irish will be among the best teams in the nation this season - so don't miss out on your chance to watch an exciting brand of basketball. And it is not like the Irish don't come through when you show up to the Joyce Center, they have won 37 straight at home.
While media day was going on for the basketball teams, the football teams was holding practice as well. We were able to get a camera out to practice and were rewarded for showing up - Coach Weis permitted the media to spend an extra 45 minutes in practice on Tuesday - and und.com had the only video camera on the fields. you can watch that exclusive practice report right now. The highlight was the WR vs. DB drill - which is available immediately after Jack Nolan's standup to begin the video.
Okay, on to the basketball media day links...
We are not done yet this week! The football freshmen will be available after practice today for just the second time this season. We will have full coverage of that media session later today on und.com.
MONDAY - THE BYE WEEK BEGINS (10-13-08) 12 noon ET
The Irish have reached the halfway mark of the season and are sitting with a solid 4-2 record. While some people might take solace in that mark, if you watch Coach Weis during his wrap up press conference on Sunday he is simply disappointed that the team has lost two games.
All the armchair quarterbacks have their theories on what should have been done, could have been done, whether it was a fumble or not. You can take a look at the final drive again - and we here at und.com just would like to remind you that that is a sophomore quarterback completing passes to a sophomore wide receiver and a true freshman wide receiver.
We also produced our weekly game tape study, taking appropriate comments from Coach Weis during his wrap up press conference can finding the video from the game that fits.
Finally, the latest version of Inside Notre Dame Football is up and ready to be viewed.
This week the football information will be somewhat limited due to the bye week. The Irish will practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, while several freshmen, who have only spoken to the media once this year, will be available after practice on Wednesday afternoon. We will be there to get as much time with the rookies as we can.
And when the bye week arrives, it is always a good time to not only look ahead at the second half of the football season, but what is up with Notre Dame's other varsity sports. Believe it or not, basketball is getting ready to start. We will have media day coverage of both the men's and women's team on Tuesday.
Here is something that might have slipped through the cracks as well - take a look back at the Ireland trip for the men's basketball team with Tory Jackson's video diary and post-trip interviews with Jackson and Kyle McAlarney.
THURSDAY - CAN THE IRISH WIN ON THE ROAD? (10-9-08) 5:30 p.m. ET
Can the Irish win on the road? It is a question the media has been asking the players all week and the query that Coach Weis has challenged his team with all week. Much like the Purdue game two weeks ago, this weekend's game could prove to be a key turning point for the team this season. The North Carolina natives are certainly ready for the game - sophomore Kerry Neal and junior Raeshon McNeil. Freshman Robert Blanton is also from North Carolina, but the freshmen have been limited to the media until the bye week, which is coming up after this weekend.
We also uploaded Corwin Brown's media session from Wednesday evening. The Irish offensive coordinator seemed upbeat and ready for the challenge of a balanced and explosive offense from the Tar Heels. You can check out the press conference with Maurice Crum, Jr. and David Bruton held today in the Gug as well.
Our taping time for the weekly pregame show was pushed back this week, but the show has been shot and is in post-production right now. It will be up on the site soon and will be available all day tomorrow. Also - if you are looking for podcasts this week, we recently caught up with them all (sorry for the delay on some of these)...
Remember, all und.com podcasts are available several ways. We post as many as we can on this blog, you can click on 'Podcasts' under 'Multimedia' on the main page naviation of und.com. Finally, you can find them on ITunes as well, just search for Notre Dame Athletics.
Check back on the front page of und.com tonight for the practice report (which is being gathered right now) and for the final meeting with the media of the week for Coach Weis.
WEDNESDAY - CONTENT FROM MANY PLACES (10-8-08) 6:00 p.m. ET
Hey Irish fans - thanks for stopping by again. We have a ton content for you to check out...
On the football side, you can watch post-practice interviews from Tuesday with quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus and offensive coordinator Michael Haywood and an interview with junior guard Chris Stewart. Of course we have our practice report available for Tuesday.
We also have some content posted from today already. sophomore LB Brian Smith met with the media today - and we also covered the press conference with David Grimes and Jimmy Clausen.
Our series history with North Carolina is a bit limited recently, trumping a fresh new Series Retrospective this week. But, if we go back to the und.com All-Access historical archives - you can easily find what you need. We produced a great tape study from the game that featured Tommy Zbikowski's final punt return for a touchdown in an Irish uniform.
That season we also produced a series retrospective looking at the three most recent games with the Tar Heels before the 2006 matchup. Put these two videos together and you are caught up to date on the Notre Dame - North Carolina series.
For our Olympic sports coverage, we caught up with three Irish varsity coaches this week. Women's golf coach Susan Holt provided the details on her team's tournament win last weekend. Men's tennis coach Bobby Bayliss previews the traditional Tom Fallon Invitational for us, while volleyball head coach Debbie Brown takes a look at the upcoming weekend for the Irish spikers, including the 'Dig for the Cure' match - which can be seen on und.com this weekend.
TUESDAY - HOCKEY DROPS THE PUCK (10-7-08) 7:00 p.m. ET
Fresh off their run to the National Championship game last season, the Notre Dame Hockey Team takes the ice for the first time this season against Denver on Friday. The team officially opened up their season with their annual Drop the Puck Dinner, which featured Anaheim Ducks Executive V.P./General Manager Brian Burke as a guest speaker.
Of course und.com was there to cover the event! You can watch the player interviews we gathered, exclusive interviews with head coach Jeff Jackson and associate head coach Paul Pooley, Erik Condra and Coach Jackson's comments on the dais from the event and Brian Burke's comments to the team and the crowd.
The Irish, picked to finish first in the CCHA this season and ranked among the top five in the country in all the major polls, will be featured prominently on television this season - you can read more about that here. Any non-televised home game can also be seen here on und.com. With our highlight packages, post-game interviews and weekly coverage - you will not be able to find better content on the Fighting Irish hockey team anywhere on the web this season.
MONDAY - IRISH READY TO HEAD BACK ON THE ROAD (10-6-08) 12 noon ET
Monday is rest day here at und.com - but we wanted to put up a quick blog post to make sure you didn't miss any of the content we posted over the last three days.
We have added The Jack Swarbrick Radio Show to our coverage this season. Irish fans can listen to a very informative show with Notre Dame's Director of Athletics as he welcomes numerous special guests each week. The show is broadcast on Saturday each week - and the audio archive and podcast are quickly posted after the show on und.com.
For Stanford post game coverage -
We also want to point out that the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio Show should be a classic tonight with Pat Kuntz stopping by. The audio-only stream will start at 7:00 p.m. ET and we will have the video archive of the event posted on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Don't lose track of the women's soccer team! The #1 ranked Irish nabbed two victories over the weekend - check out the goal highlights vs. USF from Friday's win and the goal highlights from the come-from-behind win over Marquette on Sunday.
Finally, can you believe that it is hockey season already? The Fighting Irish, fresh off their appearance in the National Championship game last season are ranked in the top five this year and poised for a run at the CCHA title. Tonight is the Drop the Puck event - and we will have full coverage here tomorrow on und.com.
FRIDAY - LIVE EVENTS - OLYMPIC SPORTS UPDATE (10-3-08) 12 noon ET
While we concentrate from time to time on football coverage - we have taken strong efforts to ramp up our Olympic coverage this season. If you visit every sport page on und.com - each varsity sport has its own video view tab that features our most recent video assets for that particular sport.
This week, we caught up with women's cross country coach Tim Connelly and men's cross country coach Joe Piane to preview today's Notre Dame Invitational meet - which features several of the top cross country teams in the nation.
For women's soccer, we caught up with head coach Randy Waldrum to preview this weekend's pair of BIG EAST Conference matches for his top-ranked squad.
Finally, the Irish men's golf team plays host to the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Tournament, starting on Monday, Oct. 6. Und.com's Sean Stires caught up with men's head coach Jim Kubinski.
THURSDAY - OVERFLOWING WITH VIDEO CONTENT (10-2-08) 11:30 a.m. ET
We are going to make up for the lack of a post yesterday - we were too busy cranking out video productions to make a post, but hey - we will give you direct links to everything we have done the past two days...
First off, through our great relationship with NBC Sports, they provide us with the video cut downs of each Irish home game - you can watch the Purdue game right now quarter-by-quarter starting with the first, the second, the memorable third quarter and a dominating defensive performance by the Irish in the fourth quarter.
Our two signature original pieces of content each week are the und.com Pregame Show and the Series Retrospective, both of which are presented by our friends from Allstate. For those in a time crunch, we cut the pregame show into portions - you can watch the entire show, or just the Notre Dame analysis, the Stanford analysis and Mirko and Reggie's Keys to the Game.
For the series retrospective, we took a look back at the final game of the 2007 season when the Irish defeated Stanford 21-14. Lost in the final score were two great plays by the Irish in that game - the legendary catch by David Grimes in the endzone that inexplicably was called a non-catch by the replay official - and the end-of-the-first-half run back of an interception by David Bruton, Tom Zbikowski and Darrin Walls. Even though yet another bad call by the officials led to the play getting negated, it is still fun to watch.
Of course we have our usual weekly coverage of the football team going on as well - the practice report from Tuesday and the practice report from Wednesday are up and running now. We also have post practice interviews with a bevy of Irish players - Sam Young, Chris Stewart, Gary Gray, Harrison Smith and Pat Kuntz. For the assistant coaching perspective, we have Coach Latina, Ianello and Haywood from Sept. 30 - and are working on the media session with Corwin Brown right now - it will be up later this afternoon.
We're not done yet either! In addition to the Corwin Brown Interview, we will have an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jimmy Clausen posted later today as well. Also keep a look out this afternoon for an Olympic sports update.
TUESDAY - STANFORD WEEK BEGINS (9-30-08) 3:00 p.m. ET
The Irish have improved to 3-1 on the season and are now looking forward to their traditional matchup, and a battle for the Legends Trophy, with the Stanford Cardinal.
Before we focus on Stanford, perhaps we can take on final look back at Saturday's game - as always und.com was on the spot with the best coverage on the net of Irish football - here is a complete recap of our offerings from the weekend -
Whew - that is a ton of content from one game. Come back every weekend for the same type of coverage of the Fighting Irish.
Football was not the only sport played on campus last weekend. The #1-ranked women's soccer team took down Louisville 4-1 - watch the goal highlights right now.
FRIDAY - LIVE EVENT DAY AT UND.COM (9-26-08) 11:45 a.m. ET
Here are the live event links you need to have for today -
With all of the live events going on, some of the most recent football coverage might get lost - you can watch Coach Weis hold his final media session last night from The Gug and the final practice report of the week.
Looking for the pregame show, series retrospective or anything else from the previous week? Just look below....
THURSDAY - GET READY FOR PURDUE (09-25-08) 4:00 p.m. ET
As always, und.com is the best place to get ready for the weekend football game. If you listen/watch everything we have posted this week, you will have a very good grasp of what the players and coaches expect to see on the field Saturday. For some perspective - here is everything we have posted from the football program this week -
Also, as each week, we broke down the Und.com Pregame Show if you don't have time to watch the whole thing - you can watch Mirko Jurkovic and Reggie Brooks break down Notre Dame, then take a look at Purdue and finally their Keys to the Game.
And football is not all that we cover here at und.com. Volleyball, women's soccer, men's soccer and cross country are far into their seasons right now. We will have the women's soccer game live on und.com Friday night after the pep rally, when the top ranked women take on Louisville.
Here are the latest Olympic sports updates that we have posted - head men's soccer coach Bobby Clark previews his team's big BIG EAST road trip. Head volleyball coach Debbie Brown's team is back on the road this weekend as well and talked with und.com's Jack Nolan about the trip. For women's soccer, we spent some time with freshman standout Melissa Henderson. Also, last weekend we were out at the cross country course to cover the team's first home meet of the season - see how the Irish fared at the National Catholic Invitational.
You will be hard-pressed to find anywhere close to this amount of video content on Irish Athletics anywhere on the world wide web. We are not done either, tonight we will have the final practice report of the week and Coach Weis' final meeting with the media after practice. Of course tomorrow we will bring you the luncheon and pep rally (best place to find links to the live events on und.com is by clicking on the 'Live Event' tab on the front of und.com).
WEDNESDAY - A GOOD DAY FOR A RETRO (9-24-08) 12:15 p.m. ET
One of the things that the und.com video crew loves to do is series retrospectives. Taking a look back at some memorable games in the history of our series with an upcoming opponent. This week, we take a look back at some of our recent victories over Purdue in Notre Dame Stadium. You can watch the Series Retrospective, presented by Allstate right now. It looks back at the 1996 game (last game with Coach Holtz vs. Purdue), the 1998 contest (Tony Driver to the rescue!), the 2000 victory (Gary Godsey at quarterback) and the 2000 game in which the Irish scored three defensive touchdowns. Hope you enjoy the look back.
Don't forget to check out our traditional daily coverage we posted yesterday - the practice report and post-practice interviews with Coach Haywood, running back James Aldridge and offensive lineman Eric Olsen.
We will have the press conference with Jimmy Clausen and David Grimes, along with a practice report and post-practice interviews later on this afternoon.
TUESDAY - BACK TO FULL PRODUCTION MODE (9-23-08) 5:30 p.m. ET
Small apology for the lack of posting over the weekend, hey - losses depress the und.com video crew too. We were in East Lansing, however, and brought you the post game press conference with Coach Weis and post game interviews with three Irish players (Jimmy Clausen, Brian Smith and Golden Tate).
Sunday, we covered the wrap up with Coach Weis and produced a short film study with based on the comments from Coach Weis on Sunday. Some weekends, the film study could be long - some weeks, if Coach does not speak of items, players or plays that lend themselves to video, the film study ends up short.
Monday, the und.com video crew takes a bit of a break (a semi-off day - the only one of the week) but we did get out to the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio Show at Villa Macri's. This week's show featured defensive captain Maurice Crum, Jr.
Moving on to today, Coach Weis held his traditional weekly press conference to preview this weekend's matchup with Purdue. Of course we also have that podcast available as well. And if you are really into the podcasts - have no fear, we also posted the post game press conference from MSU and the MSU Wrap Up.
We'll be out at practice today and cover the post-practice interviews with the Irish offensive players - keep an eye on the front page of the site for those videos. We are also working on our weekly pregame show and series retrospective - which will be posted before Thursday right here on und.com.
THURSDAY - FINAL DAY OF PREP FOR MSU (9-18-08) 12 noon ET
The Irish will take the field today for their final practice before the MSU game. The Spartan offense offers a different challenge for Notre Dame, as the Irish have been facing spread-type of offenses the first two weeks of the season. You can watch interviews with defensive coordinator Corwin Brown, safety Kyle McCarthy and linebacker Brian Smith - as they look ahead to the challenge of the Spartans this weekend.
We also have an exclusive one-on-one interview with one of the standouts of the early season games so far - special teams gunner Mike Anello. Jack Nolan spent about 18 minutes with the former walk on - and you can watch the entire interview right now.
Today, we will have our final practice report of the week, the David Bruton/Maurice Crum, Jr. press conference and Coach Weis post practice.
And of course football is not the only thing we cover here at und.com. The #1-ranked women's soccer team is on the road this weekend, but und.com caught up with All-American Kerri Hanks for an exclusive interiew after she reached the 60-goal, 60-assist landmark.
We also caught up with the men's soccer team's hat trick specialist forward Dave Donohue. You can catch his team in action on und.com this weekend against St. John's on Friday and Syracuse on Sunday (just click on the 'Live Events' tab on the front page of und.com).
Finally, the women's volleyball team looks to get back on track this weekend at home, as they face Liberty, UC Irvine and Western Michigan. Head coach Debbie Brown previewed the weekend for und.com - and you can watch all of those contests this weekend as well.
WEDNESDAY - A LOOK BACK (9-17-08) 11:45 a.m.
Before we delve into the latest offerings on our site today - it is time for a look back to one of the signature come-from-behind wins of the Charlie Weis era at Notre Dame. In a driving rainstorm in East Lansing, the Irish rallied from a 37-21 deficit at the end of the third quarter to claim a 40-37 win over Michigan State. It was a great game for the Irish - and a memorable moment for und.com. Still in our infancy in offering video content that season, we made the trip to East Lansing and recorded one of our top-viewed videos. Ever wonder what it is like to run on the field to celebrate a big win? Just watch this video and you will know.
You can also take time to watch the post game press conference with Coach Weis. Once we got back to campus, we put together a stellar film study utilizing the coaches film from the game to break down the entire contest - including the now legendary comeback.
No worries, und.com is hitting the road again this weekend to make sure we bring you any possible great moments from this weekend's contest.
Now, on to the latest football offerings on und.com - check out the practice report from Tuesday, featuring a guest spot by one of our All-American analysts - Reggie Brooks. Not only does Reggie do work for us on the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio show on Monday nights and join Jack Nolan and Mirko Jurkovic for the Official Notre Dame Football Post Game Show - he also is the Manager for Monogram/Football Relations and played a key role in the 1988 National Championship team's return to campus last weekend.
TUESDAY - LET'S GET CAUGHT UP... (9-16-08) 4:15 p.m.
The Irish football team hits the road for the first time this weekend, heading to East Lansing to take on the Spartans of Michigan State. As usual, und.com will provide all the information you need to get ready for the contest. The first thing you need to do is watch the press conference with Coach Weis as he previews the Spartans. If you don't have time to watch it - download the podcast. We'll also have the series retrospective and und.com pregame show posted on Wednesday.
For more football information and news, check out Inside Notre Dame Football with und.com's Jack Nolan and Charlie Weis. The show recaps the Michigan victory, while also showing feature interviews with Irish players and a look ahead to the MSU game.
That is not all, feel free to watch the video archive of the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio Show which was taped a Villa Macri's in Mishawaka on Monday, Sept. 15. This week's show featured special guest David Bruton - and is also available as a podcast.
While football dominates much of the attention - it has to be pointed out that Notre Dame is turning into the top soccer power in collegiate sports right now. The Irish women ascended to #1 this week, while the men moved up to #3. Check out the teams in action from the weekend with the goal highlights from the women's 5-0 victory over SMU and men's 4-1 win over Marquette.
Remember, each time these teams take the field this fall at home, the game are broadcast on und.com free of charge. The Irish women's volleyball team returns home this weekend and will be on und.com as well. The best way to find links to these games is the 'Live Events' tab right on the front page of und.com.
SUNDAY - GREAT WEEKEND FOR THE IRISH! (9-14-08) 6:30 p.m.
Und.com is wrapping up a great weekend for the Fighting Irish - big win over Michigan and victories for the women's soccer and men's soccer teams - who have established themselves as contenders for the national championship.
If you want to relive any of the football team's victory over Michigan - we have everything you need here on und.com. The highlights of the game are running on the front page of the site right now. You can watch the video archive of The Official Notre Dame Football Post Game Show, the post game press conference with Coach Weis, the the Sunday game wrap up press conference with Coach Weis and the und.com Game Film Study.
THURSDAY - GAME DAY APPROACHES (9-11-08) 3:30 p.m.
The big Notre Dame - Michigan showdown is approaching quickly - of course tomorrow we will be there to deliver live coverage of the luncheon and pep rally - which should be special this weekend with the 1988 championship team celebrating their 20th anniversary. Details are sketchy, but the und.com video crew finds it hard to believe that Coach Holtz would pass up the opportunity to give another classic pep rally speech. The University will also be unveiling the statue of Coach Holtz on Saturday - we will have full coverage of that posted before kickoff.
We have been grinding out our weekly coverage of the team this week - make sure you check out what we have to offer -
We'll have one final update tonight - as Coach Weis speaks to the media after practice and 1988 National Championship quarterback Tony Rice joins us for our practice report this evening.
WEDNESDAY - IT IS HUMP DAY (9-10-08) 1:45 p.m.
Und.com is here to get you ready - and fired up for this weekend's rivalry game with Michigan. We just finished production on the Official Und.com Pregame Show, presented by Allstate - and you have a few options of how you want to watch the show. You can watch the entire show right now (it runs 16 minutes), watch part one when Reggie and Mirko break down the Irish, take in part two where the guys take a look at Michigan or go straight to part three for the Keys to the Game.
Don't have time to watch the show? As always, you can take it with you... download the podcast right now.
The und.com video crew loves putting together retrospectives and highlights from past seasons of Irish football. We had a good time with this week's Series Retrospective, presented by Allstate. We picked out a few of the memorable Notre Dame - Michigan clashes in Notre Dame Stadium for this week's retro. We also took All-American running back Reggie Brooks back out onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium for the piece, as Reggie made two big plays that are featured in the retrospective.
Even with all the pregame shows and retrospectives, we have not let up on our daily team coverage either! You can watch yesterday's practice report (which also features Reggie Brooks - he is everywhere this week!), along with interviews from offensive coordinator Mike Haywood, sophomore RB Armando Allen, sophomore RB Robert Hughes and sophomore wide receiver Golden Tate.
We will be back at practice today - focusing on the defense and we also are looking forward to a special treat on Thursday as 1988 National Championship quarterback Tony Rice stops by to join us for our Thursday practice report.
TUESDAY - PLAYING CATCH UP (9-9-08) 7:00 p.m.
Seems that every day there is more and more video content on the site that our fans out there might not be aware of. We are closing in on over 200 videos produced in just over one month of full time production here at und.com this year. Here is a quick look at somethings you might have missed...
FOOTBALL - Inside Notre Dame Football with Coach Weis and und.com's Jack Nolan
MEN'S BASKETBALL - Watch Adrian Dantley enter the Basketball Hall of Fame
SOCCER - Both our men's and women's team are among the best in the nation - we caught up with men's head coach Bobby Clark and women's head coach Randy Waldrum to preview their upcoming home games and look back at their impressive efforts over the past weekend.
Keep and eye on the front page of und.com and this space for more - we are working on our first practice report of the week and will be talking to several Irish offensive players and assistant coaches after practice.
TUESDAY - TIME TO GET TO WORK (9-9-08) 11:11 a.m.
Back to full production for the und.com video crew today. Make sure you check out Coach Weis holding his weekly game preview press conference live from The Gug at 12 noon ET.
We will be working on production of this week's pregame show today - in addition to our first practice report of the week and post-practice interviews with Irish offensive coaches and players.
Many fans know that this weekend is the 20th reunion for the 1988 National Championship team. Und.com will have full coverage of this weekend's events, including the unveiling of a statue for Coach Holtz at the National Championship Coaches Gate (D) in Notre Dame Stadium. Take some time to sit back, relax and watch a Fighting Irish All-Access Classic, the 1988 season highlight video.
MONDAY - REST DAY FOR UND.COM (9-8-08) 2:15 p.m.
We typically use Monday of each game week to take a deep breath and prepare for the upcoming week, but that doesn't mean we don't have new content up for everyone to watch.
One thing that might be missed by Irish fans is the opportunity to watch the NBC game cut downs on und.com. Through our partnership with NBC Sports, they provide us with the game cut downs late on Saturday - and we typically get them posted on Sunday as soon as we can. Watch the first, second, third and fourth quarters right now.
And don't forget about the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio Show tonight from Villa Macri's in Mishawaka. You can listen to it tonight - and then watch the video replay when we post it tomorrow.
While football moved to 1-0 this weekend - don't overlook the dominating weekends both of our soccer programs put together. The men's soccer team swept through the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. You can watch the Dartmouth highlights first, then take in the USF highlights.
The women's soccer team also took down Duke and North Carolina this past weekend. We will catch up with both of our soccer coaches this week, looking back at their great weekends and looking ahead to home games late this week.
SUNDAY - IRISH ARE 1-0! (9-7-08) 6:15 p.m.
The Irish are 1-0 in 2008 and now the week-to-week excitement of the season is finally here. Hopefully, all the Irish fans out there kept up with the post game information on und.com - the post game show, press conference, highlights and player interview archives are all available in the media player.
Today, Coach Weis wrapped up the game at 4:00 p.m. ET - and we brought that press conference to you live (and will continue to do so each week).
Also, starting this season we are making an effort to enhance the wrap up that Coach Weis holds each week. We call it a film study - and the first one is available now. We choose sections of the press conference that translate to video coverage, then go through the game to find the appropriate footage. The first one is up and ready to view now. Don't have time to watch the entire press conference? Download the podcast.
SATURDAY - GAME DAY - CRANK IT UP! (9-6-08) 11:00 a.m.
Coming to you from the und.com video bunker on the fourth floor of the Notre Dame Stadium press box - we will have complete and full coverage for you today! Here are the key direct links to use:
We will have complete and comprehensive highlights on und.com today - and will have many of those highlights ready to be run in our video coverage of the post game show.
In case you missed it yesterday, the links for the pep rally and the Football Friday Live radio show are available right on the front page of the site.
See you after the game - GO IRISH - BEAT AZTECS!
FRIDAY - FIRST HOME FOOTBALL FRIDAY OF THE YEAR (9-5-08) 9:15 a.m.
The und.com video crew will be all over the place today, as we bring Irish fans live coverage of the Kickoff Luncheon (which will feature Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick, Wayne Edmonds - the first black football monogram winner and members of the Irish coaching staff along with Coach Weis), the Pep Rally and Football Friday Live (audio only radio show).
If you don't want to navigate to these live events via this page, you can always find our live events via the 'Live Events' tab right on the front page. It is currently updated with our live event schedule for the entire weekend. We will also work hard to archive these events as soon as we can and they are completed today.
THURSDAY - FOOTBALL CONTENT UPDATE (9-4-08) 5:01 p.m.
Just a quick update to point out some additional football content. We caught up with defensive coordinator Corwin Brown last night, along with new linebacker/safety hybrid Harrison Smith and defensive lineman Ian Williams.
This year, Notre Dame's captains on offense and defense will be holding weekly press conference at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Yesterday Clausen and Grimes sat down, while today we had Bruton and Crum.
Still to come tonight - the football practice report and Coach Weis post practice.
THURSDAY - OLYMPIC SPORTS UPDATE - PLAN FOR THE DAY (9-4-08) 11:35 a.m.
I hope everyone got a chance to check out our videos yesterday - and if you enjoyed the preview from our All-American analysts Mirko Jurkovic and Reggie Brooks - there are plenty of chances to hear or watch them on und.com. Both are available on our pregame show and the Official Notre Dame Football Post Game Show. Reggie joins Jack Nolan for the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Radio Show on Mondays, while Mirko and Nolan team up for the Friday Football Live radio show from the Waterford Estates each home-game Friday of the year. Tons and tons of special guests will be on both shows this year - keep an eye on this space for updates - and direct links to the broadcasts when they become available.
With all of the football coverage we offered yesterday, some of our Olympic sports coverage might have slipped through. men's soccer coach Bobby Clark previewed this weekend's Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. We also caught up with women's cross country coach Tim Connelly and men's cross country coach Joe Piane as their teams take to the course for the first time this season at Valparaiso on Friday.
Und.com will broadcast both men's soccer matches this weekend (vs. Dartmouth Friday, vs. USF Sunday) - as well as the football Kickoff Luncheon, Pep Rally and Post Game Show.
Later today we will finish up production on last night's defensive player and coaches interviews. This evening, we will have the final practice report of the week and Coach Weis will meet with the media for one final time before his team takes the field on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY - UND.COM OVERFLOWING WITH VIDEO CONTENT (9-3-08) 5:35 p.m.
Apologies for the lack of posting in this space, but we have been at full production over the last 24 hours cranking out video content for Fighting Irish fans. Just last night we posted the football practice report, an interview with Coach Latina and player interviews with J. Aldridge, E. Olsen and D. Wenger.
Today, we did not slow down, bringing you the J. Clausen & D. Grimes Captains Press Conference - and we will also have another practice report and defensive player interviews after practice.
Another feature that Irish fans might not know about is und.com's audio coverage of our unique radio shows. Each week, Jack Nolan hosts the Official Notre Dame Football Coaches Show live at Villa Macri's in Mishawaka, Ind. The show can be heard live each week of the season on Monday nights at 7 p.m. on und.com (check for access to the stream on the 'Live Events' tab right on the front page of und.com). We will also post the link to listen to the show in this space each week.
If you missed the show last night, no worries - und.com's cameras were there - watch it now! Jack Nolan was joined by his co-host, Reggie Brooks and the guest this week was College Football Hall of Famer Chris Zorich.
Don't have time to watch the entire show? We have you covered for that as well - download the podcast right here for your MP3 player.
And were are still not done presenting unique content on und.com. We have finished production on the first Official und.com Pregame Show of the season. As always, the Und.com Pregame Show is presented by Allstate. Jack Nolan was joined by Mirko Jurkovic and Reggie Brooks to analyze the Irish as they enter their season opener and take a look at SDSU. Mirko and Reggie also provide their traditional 'Keys to the Game' at the end of the show.
If you are interested in Mirko and Reggie's thoughts on certain aspects, feel free to check out our show breakdown -
The und.com video crew - providing you unprecedented and complete coverage of Notre Dame football as the season opener is just three days away!
TUESDAY - COACH WEIS PRESSER AVAILABLE (9-2-08) 5:13 p.m.
You can watch all of Coach Weis' press conference from today by clicking here.
Also, if you need something to listen to on the way home (or to work tomorrow) - feel free to download the podcast of the press conference just click here.
That is not the end of video content we produced today, however. You can watch a complete recap of volleyball's 2-1 weekend at home or take a look at the eomen's soccer goal highlights from the Loyola Marymount match and the win over Santa Clara.
Finally, if you missed it, the und.com video crew followed up on its 2007 Football Primer, with a new edition - this one is Football Primer 2.0 - Shake Down the Thunder. Hope you enjoy it!
Still to come tonight - first game week practice report of the year - see what it is like on the hottest day of the late summer in South Bend.
TUESDAY - GAME WEEK! (9-2-08) 9:30 a.m. ET
It happens every year at Notre Dame, no matter how much you prepare for the first game week of the year, it always seems a bit crazy when the week actually arrives. The und.com video crew will be in full production this week - Coach Weis at 12 noon on Tuesday (click here for direct access to that video feed), practice reports today, Wednesday and Thursday, post-practice interviews, the Official und.com Pregame Show, the Kickoff Luncheon, the Pep Rally - it will all be here on und.com this week.
Also, something we're very excited to bring you - one of our most popular videos last year was the Football Primer - this year we stepped it up a notch. The package is called 'Shake Down The Thunder' and should be posted today (we are finishing up some final tweaks).
Will be back a few times today updating our progress - as we will also have women's soccer highlights from the weekend, a volleyball highlight package and much more!
SATURDAY - END OF THE DAY (8-30-08) 6:15 p.m. ET
The football leadership committee and team captains met with the media this afternoon - und.com caught up with Jimmy Clausen, Scott Smith, Sam Young, Asaph Schwapp and Pat Kuntz - the guys were anxious to get out of the media room to watch college football. We reommend checking out all the interviews - but to highlight, it is the first time this fall we have talked with special teams leader S. Smith. If you follow the link to Smith's interview, you will find the rest we posted today.
Another change in the weekly schedule this year is the timing of Coach Weis and his game wrap ups. Instead of 12 noon or 1 p.m. ET, the game wrap ups will be at 4:00 p.m. ET. Tomorrow, both Coach Weis and und.com will go throug a dry run for these press conferences - and since we plan to bring them to you live this year, tomorrow's presser will be live at 4;00 p.m. ET - you can access that conference when it goes live by clicking here.
SATURDAY - VB BACK ON THE COURT (8-30-08) 3:34 p.m. ET
The und.com video crew is working on the weekend - watch the women's volleyball team take on Nevada at 7:00 p.m. ET this evening. The team began the Samrock Invitational on Friday with a 3-0 victory over IPFW, while Nevada lost in three sets to Valparaiso.
Sincere apology to those that tuned in early for the volleyball match on Friday, some last minute unexpected technical problems delayed us from getting the game on the air. Those issues have been dealt with, however, and we expect no further delays this weekend. To watch tonight's match, just click here.
Last night, in addition to the volleyball victory (watch head coach Debbie Brown's reaction), the women's soccer team downed Loyola Marymount 4-0 with an impressive hat trick from All-American Kerri Hanks. You can watch an interview with both head coach Randy Waldrum and Hanks by clicking here.
One last thing, football is going through its pregame drills in Notre Dame Stadium this afternoon and the leadership committee and team captains will be available for interviews at 4:00 p.m. ET. We will have those interviews loaded up this evening.
FRIDAY - NO FOOTBALL, PLENTY OF ACTION (8-29-08)
At this time next week, und.com will be bringing you live coverage of the Kickoff Luncheon and preparing for coverage of the pep rally. This Friday, however, our focus is on Notre Dame's Olympic sports - volleyball has its home opener this evening against IPFW. Also, the women's soccer team faces Loyola Marymount to kickoff the Inn at St. Mary's Soccer Classic.
This year we are featuring post game interviews live with Notre Dame's head coaches after our Olympic sports events - so make sure you stay tuned after the game tonight to hear/watch Coach Waldrum and Coach Brown react to their team's performances.
The women's soccer team has already played at home, dismantling Michigan last weekend. Und.com had full coverage of the game, including the game highlights.
Football Update - Coach Weis met with the media last night - you can see the entire media session right now.
THURSDAY - COLLEGE FOOTBALL RETURNS (8-28-08)
College football returns to TV tonight, and although it is not the Fighting Irish taking the field, it still has to get all ND fans pumped for the home opener, now just nine days away.
The interviews with Irish defensive players from last night have been posted - check out the talk und.com's Jack Nolan had with defensive captain M. Crum, Jr., veteran CB T. Lambert and a key player on Notre Dame's defensive front this season - fifth-year senior DE J. Brown.
This evening, Coach Weis returns to the post-practice interview table and we will have his entire conversation with the media posted tonight ... we will also produce our final practice report of the week ... the Irish will hold a closed practice on Saturday, with the captains and leadership committee available for interviews ... on Sunday, Coach Weis will hold a media session at 4 p.m. - the same time his weekly game wrap ups are scheduled for this season (which we plan to bring to you live for the first time this year).
Feedback Question/Answer - One of the questions we are asked a lot here at und.com is why there is no transcript each time Coach Weis talks to the media. To produce an accurate and fast transcript, the Notre Dame Sports Information Office arranges for ASAP Transcripts to listen in on the press conferences - and for that to happen, it has to be a structured question and answer session. For the transcription people to hear the questions, both Coach Weis and the media need to be miked up. This occurs at his press conferences on Tuesday of each game week, the post game press conferences (at home) and his game review on Sunday - therefore there is a transcript available.
When Coach Weis meets with the media after practice on Wednesday and Thursday of each game week, it is much more of an informal gathering with the media and that is why we have started to overlay the video with the questions asked by the media - so you can easily understand what subject he is talking about.
If you have anymore questions about Fighting Irish All-Access, you can contact us two ways - click the feedback button on the bottom of each page of und.com, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
END OF THE DAY (8-27-08)
Football Update - Wrapping up the video coverage for the day and just back from post practice interviews ... keep an eye out late this evening for a media session with defensive coordinator Corwin Brown (will be linked on the front page of the site) ... tomorrow we will have interviews with Maurice Crum, Jr., Terrail Lambert and Justin Brown ... don't forget to check out today's practice report, highlighting the defensive drills.
Please check out our Notre Dame Olympic Recap, taking a final look at how the athletes with Notre Dame ties fared in the 2008 Olympic Games.
FIRST FOOTBALL WEEKEND COMING UP QUICK (8-27-08)
The und.com video crew is already preparing for the first home football weekend - coming up in less than 10 days. We'll have a great und.com Pregame Show with Jack Nolan, Reggie Brooks and Mirko Jurkovic, should be up by Thursday, Sept. 4 at the latest.
Hope everyone is enjoying the new media player - use it to check out our interviews last night with A. Allen, E. Olsen and D. Grimes - all of which were listed at the top of the depth chart released on Monday, Aug. 25.
Also, here are a couple of videos worth checking out - both women's soccer and volleyball have multiple home matches this weekend - and you can watch Coach Waldrum and Coach Brown preview their weekends.
Today, for our football coverage, we will focus on the defense during practice - along with defensive player and assistant coach interviews after practice. Many of those videos will be posted tonight.
Welcome to the newest addition to und.com - the Fighting Irish All-Access Video Blog. The video crew at und.com is committed to providing Irish fans the best coverage of their teams on the internet and we hope that this space will turn into a key resource to keep those fans informed of the latest videos posted on und.com.
Today is a big day for Fighting Irish All-Access as well - our updated media player has launched. Utilizing Microsoft's Silverlight Technology, the updated media player will allow our video packages to be viewed on all browsers (no more IE or Safari restrictions) and all platforms (fully PC and Mac compatible).
Our goal with this video blog is to allow fans greater access to our content. In just the first 17 days of full production this year (going back to media day on Aug. 8) we have produced over 100 videos on und.com. With limited space on the front page of the site, where we are allowed to only highlight four videos, many of the pieces we produce fall through the cracks. In this space, we will provide deep links directly to several of the videos we have produced, let you know what projects we are working on and answer any web site feedback questions that might come our way.
Here are a few things to note about und.com's Fighting Irish All-Access...
So we highly recommend adding this page as a bookmark or a favorite in your browser. It will be updated as many times as needed during the day to keep you in the loop on our latest video offerings. Speaking of which - have you seen Coach Weis discuss the updated depth chart? .... if your are interested in the Irish men's soccer program, take a look at what Coach Clark had to say after his team's 0-0 exhibition tie with UIC ... as for the women's soccer team, they dismantled Michigan on Monday, Aug. 25 and you can watch the goal highllghts right now.