Nov 7, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT
Let’s get right down to business …
Last night, men’s soccer alum Matt Besler and Sporting KC came back from a 2-1 deficit in the first leg to win their MLS Cup Playoff matchup against the New England Revolution 4-3 in extra time. Sporting KC won the second leg 3-1 to move onto the next round.
Two more Irish alums have their MLS team in action tonight in MLS Cup play as Ryan Miller’s Portland Timbers and Aaron Maund’s Real Salt Lake play the 2nd leg of their respective playoff series.
Lastly, Pat Connaughton and Eric Atkins were named team captains for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season.
Now, what did we miss…
1. Football – Blogger Mailbag: PITT (LINK-Strong & True)
We mixed up the Irish Blogger Gathering this week to more of a mailbag style. Click the link above to read my thoughts on some pressing Irish football questions.
2. Football – Ranking The Top-100 (LINK-Strong & True)
Craig Chval has undertaken the task of ranking the top-100 Notre Dame football players of all time. Yesterday he unveiled #96-100. Click the link above to see who they were.
3. Hockey – Family Ties, #1 Comes Knockin’ (LINK-The Observer)
Irish sophomore Mario Lucia welcomes his dad, Don, and the top-ranked Minnesota Gophers, to the Compton Family Ice Arena this weekend. Don is the longtime head coach of Minnesota. Click the link above to learn more.
4. Football – And In That Corner… Pitt (LINK-NBC Sports)
Keith Arnold, the Notre Dame football blogger for NBC Sports, gives us an look at what to expect for Pittsburgh on the field this weekend. Click the link above to learn more.
5. Women’s Basketball – Skylar Going In The Ring (LINK-UND.com)
Skylar Diggins will be the fifth recipient of having her name lofted to the Purcell Pavilion rafters to be a part of the Notre Dame Ring of Honor. Click the link above to read more.
Tweet That Made Me Chuckle
This makes me chuckle more in fear of what I got myself into rather than being funny…
— Evan Sharpley (@EvanSharpley) November 7, 2013
Notre Dame-ish Video Of The Day
I know this isn’t football, but it’s one of the best college basketball games I’ve ever seen
With it being announced that Skylar will be in the Ring of Honor…
Can you name the four people that were previously honored in the Ring in Purcell Pavilion?
You will find the answer to today’s trivia question in Friday’s T.I.F.I.
Wednesday’s question (Who is the last Notre Dame alum to win a Super Bowl ring as a player?) was answered correctly by a variety of people. The correct answer is the Justin Tuck in the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis.
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