Bengal Bouts is in full swing right now; the semi finals were held last night at the JACC, although due to a lack of 200+ pound bodies to fill the heavyweight division, students were also treated to the big bruiser finals Tuesday, where Will "The Stimulus Package" Burroughs beat his good friend Kevin "I Left My 6-Pack in my Gym-Bag" Crepeau to win it. If you want a piece of the bouts in your own home, you can check out plenty of fights on the GooTube and can watch a preview for the upcoming Bengal Bouts documentary here.
In campus news, students are still getting shot around Club 23. Undergrads can at least take comfort that the South Bend Police force wasn't occupied trying to raid every student bar during the incident.
If this recruiting cycle for football left you craving for more, the guys at the UHND blog put up a preliminary top 10 list of prospects that the Irish hope to land in the 2010 class, and there is also a post breaking down Notre Dame's biggest position needs in the upcoming recruiting cycle.
David Bruton was the only graduating member of the 2008 squad invited to the NFL combine, and he is doing his best not to disappoint. Bruton placed second among all safeties with his 4.46 40 and placed (or tied) for first in the vertical jump (41.5"), broad jump (11'0"), 3 cone drill (6.60), and 60 yard shuttle (10.96). Projected as a 4th round draft pick before the combine, these impressive numbers will hopefully boost his stock. Former teammate Chinedum Ndukwe's performance for the Bengals should also give teams another reason to draft an ND safety. I've also seen Mike Turkovich and Mo Crum predicted to go as early as the 4th with DE Justin Brown going in the 7th, but these are all probably optimistic. Best of luck to all Domers in the draft.
Lastly, the #8 Notre Dame Lax team off to a good start, notching a 13-8 win over Penn State this week behind a 4 goal, 4 assist performance from Neal Hicks. More impressive though, was their exciting finish against the 17th ranked Loyola Greyhounds in Atlanta, Georgia to start off the season. Senior Ryan Hoff put in the game winner off of a Grant Krebs feed to put the Irish up 10-9 with 5:29 left in the 4th quarter. Notre Dame takes on Dartmouth this Saturday at Loftus.
That's it for now. Go Irish! Beat Knights!