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The questions regarding the draftability of Michael Floyd will likely stalk the former Notre Dame wide receiver all the way up until the NFL Draft finally unfolds in two months.
The S.S. Knute Rockne — named after the legendary University of Notre Dame head football coach — made 10 voyages from May 1943 to June 1944, four of which were through battle, according to official paperwork that accompanied the helm, Boria said.
A Hartland Township business is looking to generate public interest in a piece of World War II history.
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Let's just get this out of the way. Brey is One of the best coaches in college basketball period.
Anyone who has a negative thing to say is crazy.
I don't care if we go out in the quarters or before that of the Big East tourney or get a matchup with a much MORE athletic team in the tournament like FSU last year and lose again in the 1st round.
I was at the Garden for St. John's vs ND this weekend.
We are really slow and unathletic and were 4 for 31 from 3 point range and almost won the game.
His teams share the ball and are well coached. If it is true that we have some top 100 recruits then look out.
Imagine, what he could do if he could get "ONE" legit top 15 NBA pick.
Another stat--- we are 99-7 at home from 2006-2007 on.
That is incredible! Imagine how happy are football fans would be.
Honestly, I hope Brey stays at ND forever and the program becomes a threat every year like Carolina or Duke.
If not, and he's waiting for Coach K to one day retire from Duke then I would root for him to win titles at Duke.
It doesnt' get any better than Mike Brey!
He's done an outstanding job this year. No doubt about it.
But lets not go overboard.
The team was bound to have a bad shooting night before the season ended and 4-31 is terrible. I saw somewhere that that was the worst shooting percentage of any team to shoot at least 30 three's all year. And many of them were good, open looks, and as the OP said, we still almost won, on the road. While this team may not be the most experienced, they do not seem to lack confidence. Hopefully they can get back on track tonight.
ND and the BE Tournament
The top 4 teams get a two game bye. ND is now third and if they go 1-1 as assummed they will get the double bye. While I think they can beat Georgetown it will be a tough game in DC. Marquette and GT play each other so there is a loss for one of them there.
ND is set up for a good run in the BE Tournament and therefore a great seed in the NCAA. What do you think the seed will be. My guess is a four or better.
Current Big East Standings:
Syracuse 16-1 -- 29-1
Marquette 13-3 2.5 24-5
Notre Dame 12-4 3.5 20-9
Georgetown 11-5 4.5 21-6
South Florida 11-5 4.5 18-11
Louisville 10-6 5.5 22-7
Cincinnati 10-6 5.5 20-9
Seton Hall 8-9 8 19-10
Connecticut 7-9 8.5 17-11
West Virginia 7-9 8.5 17-12
As spring practices commence around the nation, I’ll be looking at each of Notre Dame’s 12 opponents in the 2012 season and addressing some key questions and some potential breakout players...
Elliott Talks Irish Offer
Ezekiel Elliott has heard plenty from college coaches this month.
In the week after National Signing Day on Feb. 1st, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder from St. Louis picked up offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa. He went on to add offers from Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Northwestern and Missouri.
“Things are just great,” Elliott said.
Things got even better on Friday, when Elliott added an offer from Notre Dame. Irish assistant Tony Alford said something the John Burroughs School standout had yet to hear from a college coach.
“He said that they were offering me a scholarship and they want to recruit me as an athlete,” said Elliott. “They said I could play running back, safety or corner.”
Elliott prefers to play running back, but didn’t say the Irish’s idea was a bad one.
“I’m not sure yet,” he said. “All of the schools that are recruiting me are recruiting me as a running back. This is the first school to say athlete. I don’t really have any negative feelings toward it right now. He said I could choose what I want to play.”
Elliott’s versatility is one of the things Notre Dame likes.
“I can play on both sides of the ball,” he said. “As a running back, I can also come out of the backfield and catch the ball.”
Elliott was more excited about adding another major offer than he was worried about what position it was for.
“Notre Dame is a school I always liked,” he said. “I made an unofficial there in the fall. When he told me, I was really excited.”
Elliott was in South Bend for Notre Dame’s victory over Air Force last fall. He was impressed and is looking forward to visiting again for Notre Dame’s Junior Day on March 24th. His next trip to South Bend will be more about meeting the Irish staff than taking a campus tour.
“I pretty much saw everything on my last visit,” he said. “I just want to go down and speak with the coaches.”
Elliott and his family have been hitting the road heavily this month, making junior day stops at Missouri, Ohio State and Nebraska.
“It’s good to be able to get out and see schools, see what I like about them and where I could see myself in the future,” said Elliott.
He’s taking a visit to Illinois on Sunday and will be at Arkansas next weekend. Elliott will be on spring break when he gets back to Notre Dame and will also use the time off to see Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin.
Elliott’s parents were both athletes at Missouri, so there will always be a bond with the in-state school. His mother liked what she saw on her first visit to Notre Dame and all of the unofficial visits so far have been quite impressive, so Elliott isn’t ready to start ruling anybody out.
“Right now I want to make all of my visits,” he said. “I want to try to give every school a fair chance. I want to make all of my visits and see where everything goes from there.”
He doesn’t have a timetable for a commitment.
“Right now I’m just trying to take it slow,” he said. “Whenever things feel right, I’ll know, but right now, I don’t know when I want to make a decision.”
Irish Make Pocic's Top Ten
Notre Dame has gotten off to a good start recruiting along the offensive line in 2013, with the commitment of elite offensive tackle Steve Elmer.
The Irish are looking to come up big on the offensive line this year, and with its top target already in the fold, the coaching staff is looking to add more top talent.
The Notre Dame coaches just received some good news when they learned they survived the first cut of Illinois (Lemont) offensive tackle Ethan Pocic.
The 6-foot-6, 290-pound lineman has held an offer from Notre Dame for quite some time. In addition to Notre Dame, the coveted prospect has also received offers from Auburn, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Wisconsin, Arizona, Arkansas, Clemson, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue, Texas A&M and West Virginia.
The Illinois native cut his list down to the 10 schools that have grabbed his attention early on.
"My top 10 is Michigan, Illinois, Notre Dame, Iowa, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Auburn, USC, Florida and Oklahoma," he reported. "All the schools are even right now, but those schools have got my attention. I'd still like to visit Tennessee and Arkansas if at all possible."
Pocic has already taken several visits to Notre Dame and the impression those visits left helped the Irish get a spot in his top 10.
"Notre Dame has a great history and tradition and you can feel it on their campus," he said. "They offer great academics and the opportunity to play on a national stage. I like that it's pretty close to home as well. The coaching staff there are good guys and they're on the way to getting the program turned around."
At this point, the four-star prospect does not have another visit to Notre Dame set up and he's not sure when he'll get back to South Bend.
"Not just Notre Dame, but I don't plan on taking any visits here for a little while," he shared. "I'm just going to sit back and kind of let my top 10 sink in and figure out where to go from here. Maybe I'll get back out there this spring, but I'm just not sure right now to be honest."
Pocic was a part of Michigan's big recruiting weekend just over a week ago and he came away impressed with the Wolverine program.
"I had a great time in Ann Arbor," he stated. "Michigan also has a great history and tradition and they have a very good coaching staff there now. It's definitely a school I'm very interested in."
Even with a top 10 in place, Pocic is unsure of where his recruitment we'll go from here.
"I don't really know," he shared. "I don't have a certain time to cut my list again or make a decision, but I'll just see where things go from here. I just want to make sure that I make a good, sound, thorough decision because this is the biggest decision of my life."
Baylor still No. 1 in AP women's basketball pol
Baylor stays the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll.
The Lady Bears received all the first-place votes Monday for the 13th straight week after routing Texas and Kansas. Baylor will try to finish the regular season as the lone unbeaten team when it plays at Texas A&M on Monday night and then hosts Iowa State on Saturday.
Stanford, Notre Dame, Connecticut and Duke followed the Lady Bears. The Irish visit the Huskies on Monday night.
Maryland, Miami, Delaware, Penn State and Kentucky round out the first 10.
Ohio State takes the biggest drop - six spots to 14th after losing to Penn State and Nebraska. South Carolina re-enters the rankings at No. 25 while DePaul falls out.
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