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The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.
1932 Jack Sharkey won a 15-round split decision over Max Schmeling and won the heavyweight title in New York.
1947 Assault won the Brooklyn Handicap and dethroned Whirlaway as the then money-winning champion of the world. The victory boosted his earnings to $576,670.
1965 Gary Player became only the third man to win golf’s four big championships when he captured the U.S. Open.
1970 Brazil won its third straight World Cup and gained permanent possession of the Jules Rimet Trophy. In the game, Pele became the only player to score 1000 career goals in Brazil’s 4-1 victory. He added three assists in the game.
1970 Cesar Guiterrez of the Detroit Tigers became the first modern day major leaguer to notch seven hits in one game.
1970 Britain’s Tony Jacklin became the first English golfer in 50 years to win the U.S. Open, edging out David Hill by five strokes.
1971 Lee Trevino edged out Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.
1973 Frank Leahy died. The former Notre Dame football coach from 1940 to 1954, his teams won four national championships while posting 87 wins, 11 losses and nine ties.
1975 S. Kaye Bell became the first woman to train the winner of a $100,000 stakes race when she sent Mr. Lucky Phoenix to win the Michigan Mile and One-Eight Handicap at Detroit Racecourse.
1986 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson snubbed the Tampa Bay Bucs and signed to play baseball with the Kansas City Royals.
1988 The Los Angeles Lakers became the NBA’s first repeat champions since Boston in 1969, beating Detroit 108-105 in Game 7 of the Finals.
1992 Tom Kite captured the U.S. Open by two strokes over Jeff Sluman.
1994 Lori McNeil stunned five-time champion Steffi Graf, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in the first round of Wimbledon. Graf became the first reigning women’s champion to be ousted in the first round.
1998 Marion Jones became the first athlete in 50 years to win the women’s 100 and 200 meters and long jump at the USA Track and Field Championships.
1999 The San Antonio Spurs had their single-season NBA record 12-playoff winning streak halted as the New York Knicks pulled to within 2-1 in the best of seven championship series with an 89-81 victory.
2001 The Masters announced they would expand its television coverage so that all 18 holes of the venerable Augusta National Golf Club will be shown during the final round.
2001 Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin was indicted on a charge of cocaine possession
2002 Germany withstood a second-half surge by the United States to win its World Cup quarterfinal contest, 1-0.
2003 After obtaining the first-overall pick in the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Pittsburgh Penguins selected goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.
2003 Lennox Lewis successfully defended his WBC heavyweight crown with a six-round, technical knockout of Vitali Klitschko in the title fight at Staples Center.
2005 The Cincinnati Reds fired manager Dave Miley.
2005 The Chicago Blackhawks named Dale Tallon their new general manager.
2005 The National Basketball Association and its players’ union announced a new six-year collective bargaining agreement.
2005 Bernie Williams tripled with the bases loaded and four different Yankees homered during an amazing 13-run eighth inning, as New York exploded late and pounced the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 20-11.
2007 The Boston Bruins named Claude Julien their new head coach.
2011 Toronto Raptors named Dwane Casey their new head coach.
Birthdays Ed Lopat (1918) – MLB player; Rick Sutcliffe (1956) – MLB player. Derrick Coleman (1967) – NBA player.
The National Basketball Association and its players' union announced a new six-year collective bargaining agreement.
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Notre Dame's athletic programs led the nation in perfect Academic Progress Rate scores this year. The NCAA released its APR report Wednesday. The Irish had 12 programs earn perfect 1,000
The commissioners' consensus plan for a playoff may well be an incremental change in the game, but it is a sea change in the philosophy of the postseason.
Athletic director Jack Swarbrick confident the final college football playoff plan will have a place for the Irish as an independent in championship mix
The Irish were double-digit underdogs to a team ranked 5 spots below them. Coach Tyrone Willingham was at the height of his popularity after this game.
welve University of Notre Dame athletic teams earned perfect 1,000 scores — more than any other Football Bowl Subdivision school — in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics issued by the NCAA.
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Glass Ready For ND Trip
Nick Glass committed to Georgia in April, but when the 2014 Atlanta safety heard Notre Dame was interested in him, he made sure the Irish knew the interest was mutual.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder from St. Pius X will take that interest to the next level this Friday, when he makes his first visit to Notre Dame.
“I'm looking forward to it,” Glass said. “I'm looking forward to just building a relationship with the coaches and seeing if I connect with any of the other recruits or commits at Notre Dame. I also want see the academics and hopefully I'll pick up an offer while I'm doing all that.”
At this point, an Irish offer seems like a formality. In addition to Georgia, Glass has several offers from big-time programs like Clemson, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, North Carolina and North Carolina State among others.
Glass isn’t coming to Notre Dame to be evaluated at the Irish’s one-day camp, but he’s still planning on working out.
“I don't want any other prospect to think that I’m trying to be better than them or trying to act like I’m All-World or anything,” he said. “I just want to show everybody that I’m the same as them and I'm not trying to get cocky or anything. I just want to go out there and show what I can do and hopefully make some plays.”
If and when a Notre Dame offer is made official to Glass, it’s one he feels he has to consider.
“It would make me want to think deeper and see where I fit in their system, their defensive scheme, where would I fit on the roster and things like that,” he said.
Glass had a chance to speak with his recruiter, Notre Dame assistant Scott Booker last week.
“They really like me and everything like that,” Glass said of his conversation with Booker.
Before beginning the recruiting process with Glass, Booker wanted to clear it with the 2014 safety, considering his commitment to the Bulldogs and reiterated that fact during last week’s talk.
“I should be hearing from them until the end or whenever I want them to stop,” said Glass.
Glass’ mother also spoke with Booker.
“My mom really liked Coach Booker,” said Glass. “She said he was a really nice guy and she wouldn't mind me going there.”
Glass, who isn’t sure how long he’ll be in South Bend, also hopes to make visits to Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State at some point.
Consensus Reached On Playoff
otre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick announced on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached regarding a four-team playoff system for college football.
"We have developed the consensus on a four-team, seeded playoff," Swarbrick told a group of reporters, including the Chicago Tribune’s Brian Hamilton. "We are close (on details), and we look forward to next week's meeting."
Next week’s meeting will be in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday in front of the BCS Presidential Oversight Commiteee.
According to ESPN.com, the system will feature a pair national semifinal games played at existing BCS bowl games while cities will bid on the national title game in a process similar to the Super Bowl.
The consensus came after Swarbrick and other league commissioners met for four hours at the Chicago Hotel Intercontinental.
Full details of the plan should be made public in the coming weeks.
I drove from Indpls down to Florida for that game!!! It was awesome
Justin Brent returning to Notre Dame
Class of 2014 Speedway (Ind.) receiver Justin Brent will be making his second trip to Notre Dame when he camps with the Fighting Irish on Friday.
The 6-foot-1, 187-pound rising junior is already seeing a handful of BCS teams come his way, and the Irish are intrigued to see what Brent can do in a camp setting.
“Coach [Mike] Elston invited me to the camp on the 22nd,” Brent said. “They like my size. They like what I can do and are interested in seeing me.”
---DAVONTE NEAL's First days----
A couple of comments-----
The IRISH coaches are impressed by NEAL's quickness, speed and hard work.
I guess they were working with him or just watching---not sure what is allowed.
DAVONTE's message to his father----I am so glad I am finally here.
2012 starts on a cheerie note---let's hope it stays that way.
Let's Go IRISH---10-2 minimum. Then a big Bowl Win. GOLSON to EIFERT for 6.
orgot to mention that DAVONTE has already made friends with ROBBY TOMA
----a good guy to learn all the tricks from.
Would you use NEAL as a punt returner? How about CJ PROSISE who had 4
returned for TDs last year. Or how about CAM McDANIEL who is very quick,
great first step and elusive in the open.
I have high hopes for Davonte because we need him so bad to be dynamic from a WR spot.
As PR you use Davonte or CJ whom ever you are the most confident with. I think Cam does not have the athletic ability of the other 2, and now that he's moved to defense he needs to try and get on ST defensively to get used to that side of the ball.
That's what competition was invented for, Such a dilemma :-)
Does Davonte have the elusiveness and speed to beat out John Goodman?
Very encouraging report on Davonte Neal, especially that he is "glad that he's finally at ND." Thanks. Let's hope he stays happy and can do the work necessary to remain at ND.
after playing some his freshmen year he will have to be double teamed by most teams except usc. teams like michigan,michigan st and purdue will not have dbs with his combination of elite speed,great footwork and great athletic ability to cover him one on one
I'm not the least bit surprised. Neal's workouts in HS were more like you would see at the professional level. Up at 4:30 AM every day working out vigorously until school, practice/game after school, then sometimes workout again at night. I had a friend who is a professional agent (used to work under Tom Condon) tell me he heard Davonte called the Jerry Rice of HS FB base purely off his workout routine. They both focused their insane routines around running up hills. Davonte's "hill" has even been named after him. The 4 mile trek up loose gravel and sand is now known as "Neal Thrill Hill". Davonte has been running and finishing off that hill since he was 9 YEARS OLD (which was a condition his dad set before Davonte could play Pop Warner FB). Probably how Davonte was easily able to keep up with Mike Floyd in their off season workouts in AZ. We all know how ridiculously quick he is. He still holds the national record for 13 & 14 year olds in both the 100m and 200m dash's (the 100 in just under 11 seconds and the 200 in just under 22 seconds.) Imagine if he didn't quite track in HS to focus on FB!
No wonder he's GLAD to be at ND!
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