Some programs have a lull in the action during the month of June, not so in Irish Nation. The wheels keep on churning in South Bend and around the nation with news affecting Notre Dame football in one way or another.
It could be said that the sun never sets on Irish Nation. The following are some of the stories from coast to coast and beyond that have some interest to Notre Dame fans.
Notre Dame verbal commit Ronald Darby had a pretty good week. He was named to participate in the second annual Chesapeake Bowl all-star game, and he dominated the Caribbean Games, a track meet in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Chesapeake Bowl pits players from six states and will be played on Dec. 30.
While in Puerto Rico, Darby secured two first place and a third place medal. He finished first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.05, first in the 4x100 relay and third in the 100 meter.
As the accolades pile up for Ronald Darby, Irish fans are eager to see him work his skills in South Bend.
As reported earlier today by the South Bend Tribune, former Notre Dame Star Joe Montana was involved in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend.
While the injury was not serious, Montana required stitches above his eye. The injury also prevented Montana from attending a Santa Clara city council meeting.
Montana plans to build a hotel and restaurant in that area.
Football 101 teaches women the basics of football in an informal setting. Now in its second year, attendance has doubled from last year.
This event does more than teach X's and O's to women, it brings awareness and funding to the research of breast cancer.
On Friday, the University of Notre Dame unveiled the retro uniforms that will be worn for the first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium.
In a prepared statement Coach Kelly said, "We are happy to partner with Adidas to help commemorate the first night game at Michigan Stadium with new uniforms. It seems fitting that the two schools with the two best winning percentages in college football play in this historic game. I know our players are looking forward to the contest and both teams' new uniforms will only add to the excitement in the Big House on Sept. 10."
Jerseys will go on sale on Aug. 1. The price will be $80.
Last Tuesday, I was on hand at South Bend Washington High School as David Perkins announced his intentions to attend the University of Notre Dame.
Perkins a 6'2" 210-pound running back, linebacker was recruited as an athlete.
In his statement Perkins said, "I believe that under the guidance of Coach Kelly and his staff, Notre Dame is headed back to a National Championship, and I am honored to be one of the young men that will be part of that journey."
Perkins choose the Irish over a bevy of schools including Iowa, Michigan State, Syracuse and many others.
Make sure to check back later this week. I will be discussing what Notre Dame fans should look for in Michael Floyd if he is allowed to return, which most likely will be the case.
On Friday look for an article spotlighting The New Notre Dame Nation, a community that combines positive fan interaction with an incredible amount of charity work. Their two favorite things are football and giving back to the community.