Jim Augustine has moved his Notre Dame memorabilia store (Augie’s Locker Room) to a much larger location.  He’s at 1811 South Bend Avenue (it’s kind of across the street from his former store).  It's right across from Papa John’s Pizza in that strip mall.  Augie is a great guy and a wonderful source of information about Notre Dame.  He has way more ND memorabilia for display and sale in this store than his former place.  On football weekends, his place is open from 9-8 on Friday; 8 a.m. until game time (and after) on Saturday; and 10-6 on Sundays.  Stop in and say hello to Augie.

Maury’s Pub is a great location for ND fans on home weekends.  Make sure you call for reservations on football weekends.  His place is packed.  If you like hearing the Fight Song played a few times (!) and great food, go to Maury’s.  Tell him that I sent you.  901 W. 4thStreet, Mishawaka.  574/259-8282.  Take Lincolnway into Mishawaka.  When you pass Logan, you can turn right on Cleveland and then turn left on 4th Street.  You’ll see Maury’s on your right.  Say HI to Maury when you get there.  He’s the big guy behind the bar.

Introducing Coach For A Nation: The Life and Times of Knute Rockne

Years in the making, it tells the story of Knute Rockne and the exciting era in which he thrived, as never before. The comprehensive biography Coach For A Nation: The Life and Times of Knute Rockne, by Jim Lefebvre, the award-winning author of Loyal Sons, will be released this Friday, Sept. 20, in a Special Event starting at 2 p.m. in the Carey Auditorium at Hesburgh Library -- Touchdown Jesus! The location was chosen due to its proximity to Cartier Field, where Rockne, Dorais, Gipp, the Four Horsemen and a host of other Notre Dame notables created a lasting legacy.

You should run into some hospitality Ushers on campus or at the Stadium.  They will likely have some flyers about other events going on this weekend.  Trumpets in the Dome and the Band step-off are definitely worth seeing. If you can stay up late, the Drummer’s Circle, in front of the Dome, at midnight, is a special event.  Get there early.

Go Irish!

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