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BGI Gazette: Friday, June 24


5 pressing issues shaping next Irish recruiting class
Eric Hansen • South Bend Tribune

Lather, rinse, repeat? It’s not just a template for shampooing heads. College football recruiters could take a cue from it.

Jones' talent, intelligence remembered
Bob Wieneke • South Bend Tribune

When Scott Kowalkowski heard Wednesday that former Notre Dame teammate Andre Jones had died earlier in the day, finding words to describe Jones came easily.

2011 vs. 2006: Avoiding the pitfalls of great expectations
Keith Arnold • NBC Sports

It’s human nature to want to paint with a wide brush. You cover more ground, get your point across quicker, and it’s far more enjoyable to slap a roller across a wall than deal with the tiny corner of trim that you need to cover with blue tape and wrench your back to get just right.

Turner works his way to an Irish offer
Keith Arnold • NBC Sports

As the recruiting cycle gets earlier and earlier, the summer football camp has turned from an evaluation tool to a last chance for rising senior recruits.

More Irish Sports

Irish Student-Athletes Continue To Rank Among Leaders In Academic All-America Honors
Release •

Five Notre Dame student-athletes received Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors during the 2010-11 academic year, helping the Irish stay among the leaders in the nation in honorees.

Three Irish Student-Athletes Honored As 2010-11 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award Winners
Release •

Three Notre Dame student-athletes, basketball player Tim Abromaitis, men's soccer player Jeb Brovsky and women's soccer standout Lauren Fowlkes were among 24 BIG EAST student-athletes selected as the recipients of the 2010-11 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards.

Five Women's Soccer Alums Taking Part in 2011 World Cup
Release •

The reigning NCAA national champion Notre Dame women's soccer team will have a significant presence at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, which kicks off this weekend and continues through July 17 in nine cities around Germany.

Irish Hockey Players Expected To Hear Names Called At 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Release •

The National Hockey League will hold its annual Entry Draft this coming weekend, Fri.-Sat., June 24 and 25th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

No lottery, but hope for Hansbrough, Scott
Tom Noie • South Bend Tribune

Three weeks spent in a steamy North Carolina summer did more than light the fuse for former Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough to enjoy a senior season few ever imagined possible.

Katenda plays waiting game with NCAA
Tom Noie • South Bend Tribune

Bags packed and a plane ticket within arm’s reach, Eric Katenda waits for one call that will allow him to start the next phase of his life.

Around The Nation

Lonnie White took $14K in illegal money
Associated Press •

Former Southern California football player Lonnie White says he took $14,000 in illegal payments during his four-year career in the 1980s, mostly by selling game tickets allotted to scholarship players.

USF OL coach expects line to be better
Andrea Adelson •

USF is going into the season with three new starters on the offensive line, including one who has never played in a collegiate game.

Spartans' Spencer granted release
Adam Rittenberg •

Michigan State receiver Donald Spencer has been granted his release from the team.

Wait nearly over for Michigan's Woolfolk
Adam Rittenberg •

T-Woolf is still in hibernation, but not for much longer. Troy Woolfolk's alter ego only comes out on fall Saturdays.

USC: The payments, losses and big picture
Ted Miller •

Two interesting articles published Wednesday on USC, which touch on the larger controversies of college football that are barking at us from the headlines seemingly every other day.

Barkley: 'We're really a different team since last year'
Dave Curtis • Sporting News

Matt Barkley came to USC in hopes of extending the litany of successful Trojans quarterbacks—Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Mark Sanchez. Instead, he has posted a so-so 17-7 record as the starter and might end up best known as the guy who led USC through the beginning of its severe NCAA sanctions.

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