Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Official- Weis is Out...

The University released an official statement this afternoon detailing the release of Notre Dame Football head coach Charlie Weis.

Jack Swarbrick, the University's Athletic Director stated, "We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations. As an alumnus, Charlie understands these goals and expectations better than most, and he's as disappointed as anyone that we have not achieved the desired results."

According to the release, Swarbrick recommended Weis' release to Father John Jenkins on Sunday night. Father Jenkins stated, "We have established an evaluation process for all of our athletic programs that, in the end, results in a recommendation from Jack to me. I accepted Jack's decision and look forward to working with him on selecting a new head football coach who is the very best choice possible for the University and especially for our student-athletes. I am most appreciative to Coach Weis for his service to Notre Dame...He and his family have my prayers and best wishes."

A press conference is scheduled for 6pm EST and can be viewed live at

The rumor mill has been churning for months over who ND's top prospects and ultimately new head coach will be. Names ranging from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach John Gruden to Cincinnati Bearcats' current coach Brian Kelly.

Well, if we've learned one thing from the past few years, the hiring experience will certainly be...interesting. Pray for us, our Mother, that it is also successful!

All right, BA, we would love to hear your opinions on ND's hottest topic! Are you sorry to see Weis go? Or have you been counting the minutes till our next coach? Whatever your thoughts, fill the comment box.

Forever love thee!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Lecture Series Dialogue on Diversity Comes to Capitol Hill

Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought a taste of Notre Dame's academic excellence to alumni and their local communities. The lectures, hosted by Notre Dame clubs, have perpetuated the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner.

On November 19, Black Alumni of Notre Dame kicks off the first of a five-city Hesburgh Lecture Series Dialogue on Diversity. The first lecture, "A Post-Racial America," will be held in Washington, DC and features Dr. Don Pope-Davis, PhD and Dr. Darren Davis, PhD.

Co-sponsored by BA of ND and the Notre Dame Club of Washington, DC, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2103

Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street

Washington, DC 20003

Lectures in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles are slated for spring 2010, and dates will be announced soon.

We hope all of our D.C. Domers will join in the discussion with our distinguished guests!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Watch Out- A Black_ND Gamewatch!

After one heart-attack inducing season, ND Football is coming down to its last- and most crucial- games. So what better to way to cut the tension of pre-Pittsburgh pandemonium than a quick look at the ND vs. BC game watch from our BA friends on the West Coast?

The gamewatch was held at the home of former BA Board member Manny Grace and headed by Region 1 Director Ben Finley, Jr. The LAIrish came out in full force to cheer the team onward to victory during this "Holy Wars" match! Check out the pictures, courtesy of Carol Anderson, of the Irish Festivities!

BlackND would love to post more photos of BA enjoying game watch festivities! Please forward any and all pictures to Communications Director, Amelia Thompson


Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Fighting Irish take 2010!

Hey, Domers! The official schedule for the 2010 football season has been released! Start booking your flights and packing your blue&gold!

  • Sept 4 PURDUE
  • Sept 11 MICHIGAN
  • Sept 25 STANFORD
  • OCT 23 NAVY (@Meadowlands- East Rutherford, NJ)
  • OCT 30 TULSA
  • NOV 6 potential bye week
  • NOV 13 UTAH
  • NOV 20 ARMY (@Yankee Stadium- Bronx, NY)
  • NOV 27 @USC
Home games listed in BOLD

Monday, November 2, 2009

Irish tricked the Cougars out of alll their treats ;)

Though it was a night for trick'or'treating, ND's manhandling of the Cougars proved one thing true- You Don't Ever Mess with Texas...or the Irish! And our man Golden did it again by plucking a Hail Mary touchdown out of the TX sky like it was nothin' special!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trojan Love

No, you haven't accidentally stumbled on the USC4Life fan club page.* This is still the place for your weekly dose of BlackIrish fun! I just had to share this
article from the Daily Trojan praising the awe-inspiring atmosphere of gameday at our beloved Alma Mater. Thank you to USC's Pedro Moura for this beautiful piece!

*Please believe that despite this brief reach across the college football aisle, come Fall 2010 Trojy WILL pay! Go IRISH!*

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