Friday, November 11, 2011

Irish Lacrosse Moves Up In Poll After Last Second Win Over Albany

The Fighting Irish Lacrosse team jumped up three spots in this week's Media poll after needing a last second goal by Peter Christman to beat Albany 7-6. The win improves Notre Dame to 3-0 on the season and moves their program-record home winning streak to 15 games. Notre Dame is currently fifth in the USILA coaches poll and sixth in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media rankings; which is the highest the Fighting Irish have been ranked in either poll this season.

Notre Dame is now 3-0 for the first time since the 2003 season. The Fighting Irish are back in action today at Villanova. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (ET) at Villanova Stadium. Notre Dame leads the series 7-4 and are 4-1 against the Wildcats in Philadelphia.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New IBB Forum

With the ever rising popularity of Irish Band of Brothers, I have taken it upon myself to keep up with the joneses and start a message board. You can now talk everything Notre Dame 24/7 in the Leahy Lounge, the Brey Basketball Banter, Recruiting Rumblings, or the ever popular, What Grinds My Gears forum.

To access any one of the forums, click on the appropriate board on the upper right hand side. Registration is free!

Feel free to post away, and as always GO IRISH!

IBB Weekly Motivator: Week 2

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hansbrough Likes What He Sees With Irish Hoops

Ben Hansbrough's trip to South Bend was a memorable one as he looks for his right fit after transferring from Mississippi State. Hansbrough, a 6-foot-3 guard, started 28 games and was State's fourth-leading scorer (10.5) this past season as the Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and shot 36 percent from 3-point range. He also averaged 33.5 minutes per game, which was more than most Fighting Irish players averaged this season, except for Kyle McAlarney (35.7).

His brother, Tyler, is an All-American at North Carolina and this season's consensus player of the year. Gene Hansbrough confirmed that Ben had thought about leaving Mississippi State last season, but after this season felt like it was the right move.

There is no timetable for the decision.
"Ben loves Notre Dame," Gene Hansbrough said. "I think he wants to play in a competitive program and be able to excel as a team."

Don't be surprised if Psycho T's brother pulls the trigger and commits to the Irish this week. If Hansbrough does indeed sign with Notre Dame, he will have to sit out the upcoming 2008-09 season, and will have two years eligibility remaining for Mike Brey's squad.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tiller Moves Up the Ranks of the Football Rumor Mill

With all the coaching hirings and firings taking place the last few weeks, rumors upon rumors have been spread across Internet message boards. One site that is very good, The Football Rumor Mill, posts their coaching hot seats. Purdue's Joe Tiller has moved up to the charts as the Boilermaker faithful feel there needs to be a change made.

There has been a ton of chatter among Purdue's higher ups that if Tiller doesn't win their bowl game, he will be shown the door. PU's el foldo down the stretch, plus their Old Oaken Bucket loss to Indiana at the end the regular season also left a bad taste in AD Morgan Burke's mouth. I wonder if they would replace Tiller with Defensive Coordinator Brock Spack? One could only hope for that Christmas gift!

Here is a snippet of the Rumor Mill's Coaching Hot Seat. To view the whole list, click on the title above.

THE BURNT ASS - Already Fired/Job Open
Phil Bennett – SMU
Lloyd Carr – Michigan (retired)
Karl Dorrell – UCLA

THE SCORCHED HINEY – Firing Seems Likely
Joe Tiller – Purdue

THE TOASTY TUSH – Firing a Definite Possibility
Joe Glenn – Wyoming
Ty Willingham – Washington
Mark Snyder – Marshall

On a side note, doesn't Tiller look like actor/Quaker Oates spokesman, Wilfred Brimley? Maybe Wilfred is thinking he could be the next coach of Purdue, or better yet, he's thinking that Veronica Vaughn is one fine piece of ass!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In Remembrance

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Northern Illinois University community.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

IBB Uncovers the Mole's Secret Identity

Last night ABC brought back their original reality show The Mole. Even though this is not Notre Dame related, we felt obligated to unveil who the real "Mole" is and always will be.

To find out who the Mole is, click on the Title above. The person on the left of this picture is indeed the Mole!

Now I'll get back to our orginally scheduled blogging.