Monthly Archives: October 2017

NC State Game Watch, Steam Maker Fair Volunteers

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Huge game this week, perhaps you’ve heard?

NC State Game Watch
Saturday, October 21st, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
In the wake of last week’s domination of the Trojans, the #9 Irish face another tough opponent this week, the #14 Wolfpack of NC State. ESPN’s power index gives Notre Dame a 76.9% probability of scoring their first victory over NC State in a series that currently stands at 2-0. Unlike last week’s matchup however, this week pits our 6th-ranked rushing offense (341 YPG) vs. a 6th-ranked rushing defense (for reference, UGA is #4). On the other hand, NC state’s passing defense ranks a dismal #122, which will make an interesting matchup with ND’s #118-ranked passing offense,
so this may be the week we finally see an exciting Irish passing game. Really the only other notable stat is that NC State struggles in the red zone, reaching the end-zone only 60% of the time. The game line favors ND by 7.5, so oddsmakers agree that the Irish will probably win this one, but it looks like we’ll have to do it through the air. Kickoff is perfectly timed for a late lunch, which means it’s a great week to join us at one of our three game watch locations! Whether you are an alumni, parent of a current (or former) student, or just love Notre Dame, we’d love to have you with us! Here’s where we’ll be: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

Volunteers Needed for Steam Maker Fair
Saturday, December 2nd
Del Mar Fairgrounds
San Diego ND Alumni and Friends, we are looking for 20 Judges for the Steam Maker Fair on December 2nd at the Del Mar Fair Grounds. Please mark your calendars and save the date. Free parking and admission provided. We will specifically be judging the Discovery Challenge. 40 teams of four will have the choice of nine scientific products. Each group will be judged by the ND Alumni Club on how they discuss the scientific properties of the device and how the devices can be used in the real world. NO SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND NEEDED. For more details contact Martin Holguin at mholguin@alumni.nd.edu.

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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USC Game Watch, Volunteers Needed for STEAM Fest

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Huge game this week, perhaps you’ve heard?

USC Game Watch!
Saturday, October 21st, 4:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Well, they don’t get much bigger than this. The #11 Trojans of So. Cal. travel back to the house that Rockne built to face our #13 Irish. ESPN’s matchup page power index has the Irish as 78.3% likely to take this one, and current Vegas odds give the Irish the game by 3.5, just a hair over the usual home advantage bonus. Comparative stats are really close for this game. Notre Dame has an edge over USC in Scoring Offense (#13 vs. #36), Run Offense (#5 vs. #53) and Red Zone Conversions (#18 vs. #74). The Trojans have an edge over the Irish in Passing Offense (#19 vs. #116) and Sacks (#7 vs #58). So it looks like this one will be decided based on who steps up on defense and blunts the opponent’s strength. USC is beatable, and this game is in our house. If you’re local, you definitely want to experience the energy of a victory over USC surrounded by your local ND Family! Whether your an alumni, parent of a current (or former) student, or just love Notre Dame, you’re welcome to join us! Here’s how to find us: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

Volunteers Needed for Steam Maker Fair
Saturday, December 2nd
Del Mar Fairgrounds
San Diego ND Alumni and Friends, we are looking for 20 Judges for the Steam Maker Fair on December 2nd at the Del Mar Fair Grounds. Please mark your calendars and save the date. Free parking and admission provided. We will specifically be judging the Discovery Challenge. 40 teams of four will have the choice of nine scientific products. Each group will be judged by the ND Alumni Club on how they discuss the scientific properties of the device and how the devices can be used in the real world. NO SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND NEEDED. For more details contact Martin Holguin at mholguin@alumni.nd.edu.

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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UNC Game Watch, NDWC Wine Tasting & Fall Crawl

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

Here are the events coming up in the next few weeks:

North Carolina Game Watch!
Saturday, October 7th, 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Our beloved Irish have another very manageable opponent this week in 1-4 UNC. Looking over the usual key points, the only one that might give one pause is that UNC managed to pile up 35 points against #17 Louisville a few weeks ago. While it’s best not to look past these games, UNCs weaknesses (#105 in scoring defense, and #113 in rushing defense) seem to play right into Notre Dame’s strengths (#14 scoring offense, #7 rushing offense, Josh Adams, #7 in the country with 130 YPG). Should be a great non-stressful game to get together with your local ND family, have some lunch and cheer the Irish to victory. You don’t need to be a club member, ND grad or even San Diego resident to join us for a game watch, you just need to love ND football. Here’s how to find us: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

ND WOMEN CONNECT WINE TASTING AT HIGHLAND VALLEY VINEYARDS
Sunday, October 15th, 1:30pm
Highland Valley Vineyards: (15412 Bandy Canyon Road, Escondido, CA)
Event Cost: $15.00(includes tastings & snacks)
What better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than drinking wine with your fellow Lady Irish! Highland Valley Vineyards is a boutique vineyard/winery in the San Diego foothills. It is owned and operated by ND alum Ray Schnorr ‘75 and his wife, Jeannine. For more information and to register, please check out the event page: http://sandiego.undclub.org/ndwcwinetasting2017

9th Annual Fall Crawl (RSVP Link)
Saturday, October 14th, 11:30am – 5:00pm
Every year, our (mostly young) alumni compete with other local alumni groups in this annual tradition organized by the Duke club. Stops along the crawl will include Basic (starting point), EVTB, Knotty Barrel, Social Tap, and The Deck at Moonshine Flats (In that order). Your $15 ($20 at the door) includes pizza at Basic, a raffle ticket, and at least one specialty cocktail. Drink specials available for purchase. All attendees must be 21+ and sign a liability waiver upon arrival. The event will probably max out their 150 person capacity, so get your registration in early. You do not need to be officially a young alum to participate, by the way. Register at this link, and feel free to drop a note to our young alumni email so we know to look for you via the youngalumni@ndsandiego.org e-mail address.

GO IRISH!

Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego
webmaster@ndsandiego.org

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