Stanford Game Watch, ND-Navy 2018 Tickets, STEAM Fest

Hello San Diego Notre Dame Family:

I hope everyone had a safe & happy Thanksgiving. As we get into the Christmas season, our events slow down a bit, but we still have a big game watch & a volunteer opportunity for you:

Stanford Game Watch
Saturday, November 25th, 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Looking over the stats on my favorite CFB stats site, my conclusion is that Stanford and Notre Dame are two very evenly matched teams. There aren’t many categories where you can find a meaningful difference, which probably explains the game line (ND by 2.5) and ESPN’s power-rank matchup predictor (Stanford 50.2%, ND 49.8%). Stanford’s record is hard to extrapolate to this game, early season losses to USC and San Diego State and a Nov 2nd away loss to #25 Washington State contrast with a Nov 10th win over then #9 Washington which, interestingly, means that the game that decides whether Stanford goes to the PAC-12 championship game takes place two states north of and simultaneous with our game (WSU vs. Washington). Will an Irish quest for 10 wins + a possibly distracted Stanford team provide an edge for the Irish in Palo Alto? Join us to find out, this will likely be another great game. Here’s where we’ll be: Social Tap – Downtown San Diego adjacent to Petco Park • Crust Pizzeria – Carmel Valley • Rosati’s Pizza Pub – Vista

ND-Navy 2018 in San Diego
Just under a year from now (10/27/18), Notre Dame football will take on Navy at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. Lots of plans are underway to welcome the team and Fighting Irish fans from across the region to our city. It promises to be a “fan”tastic time! Tickets for the game are now available for purchase through the Club via our ND-Navy 2018 website:

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


Ken Stimeling ’90
Communications Director
The Notre Dame Club of San Diego

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