Tulane Club of Las Vegas Mardi Gras Ball
LAS VEGAS - COCKTAILS AND CARNIVAL III
The Springs Preserve is having a Huge Mardi Gras Event on March 7th from 3pm-7pm, (yes, we know Mardi Gras is Feb17th)
Go to www.springspreserve.org for more info.
The LSU Alumni Association will have a tent, and will have Beignets, King Cakes, Café au Lait and lots of trinkets for sale!
The Music City Bowl
by Bryan Follins
The Tigers will face a Notre Dame team which has fallen on hard times over the last six weeks of the regular season. The Irish have lost five of their last six games, including four in a row. During their current four game losing streak, Notre Dame has given up an average of 486 total yards per game, 265 yards through the air and 223 on the ground. In their latest loss, they gave up 577 total yards to USC. The Irish have allowed an average of 44 points per game over the last four contests.
The quarterback for Notre Dame is senior Everett Golson. When Golson is good, he is good, but unfortunately for the Irish, when he is bad, he is bad. Golson has thrown for 29 touchdowns and 3355 yards on the season. He has completed 60 percent of his passes. Golson is also the third leading rusher on the team. However, he is prone to turnovers. Golson has thrown 14 interceptions during the season. Over the last four games he has fumbled eight times, losing four. This had led Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly to contemplate using two quarterbacks against the Purple and Gold.
The Irish have good receivers when they can get their hands on the football. Sophomore Will Fuller had 1037 yards in receptions during the regular season. He caught 14 touchdowns and averaged 14.6 yards per catch. He averaged 86.4 yards receiving per game. Sophomore Corey Robinson, a big target, had 539 yards in receptions for the year, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. He caught five touchdowns during the season for Notre Dame.
The leading rusher for the Irish is sophomore Tarean Folston. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry, and rushed for 816 yards during the campaign.
Senior right tackle Christian Lombard, senior left guard Nick Martin, and junior left tackle Ronnie Martin lead a veteran Notre Dame offensive line. However, this line appears to have problems with fast, quick defenses, as was evidenced against Arizona State and USC.
The Irish defense suffered key injuries over the last three games, but they were not really good at stopping any quality teams when they were healthy. Their best player on defense is junior lineman Sheldon Day. He had injury problems over the last few games, but he is listed at the top of the depth chart for his position against the Purple and Gold.
Notre Dame is a puzzle. It really depends on Golson. If he is on, the Irish can cause trouble. The Purple and Gold have to remember this to get the W.
What is the official mascot of Notre Dame?