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The 125th season of Notre Dame football will commence this fall. Get ready for it with the annual Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday.
Lots recruiting stuff on our site this week with the release of the ESPN 150, which featured two Notre Dame commits. As for other ESPN 150-related pi
For the second consecutive year, Irish coach Brian Kelly and Notre Dame enter the annual Blue-Gold Game with four signal callers vying for the one starting spot.
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It may count the same as the other fourteen practices allotted by NCAA rules during the spring, but there will be plenty of eyeballs on the last official workout of the school year for the Irish. With a national broadcast on NBC Sports Network kicking off at 1:30 p.m.
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The two-time reigning NCAA national finalist Notre Dame women's basketball program added another milestone in its historic 2011-12 season, as, for the first time, the Fighting Irish had two players selected in the first round of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft that was held Monday afternoon at the ESPN Studio in Bristol, Conn.
Fifth-year senior All-America forward/tri-captain Devereaux Peters (Chicago, Ill./Fenwick) became the highest-drafted Notre Dame player in program history, going No. 3 overall to the reigning WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx. Five picks later, senior All-America guard/tri-captain Natalie Novosel (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) was chosen with the No. 8 selection by the Washington Mystics. Notre Dame was one of two schools to have multiple players taken in the first round of this year's WNBA Draft, with Peters and Novosel becoming the first Fighting Irish players to go in the first round since 2001, when consensus National Player of the Year and three-time All-America center Ruth Riley was chosen with the No. 5 overall pick by the Miami Sol (the only first-round selection in program history prior to Monday afternoon).
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The University of Notre Dame will celebrate 125 years of Fighting Irish football (1887-2012) with a series of Strong and True events throughout the 2012 football season. The University last month introduced a special 125 logo that will be utilized throughout the year on all signage identifying elements of the campaign. The logo will be seen on sideline apparel worn by Irish players and coaches this season.
soccer spring schedules Saturday at Parkview Field.After the match, Notre Dame and
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The Jets, with a gaping hole in their second starting receiver role, are still very much in the market for a big-time wideout. And their top college scout, Joey Clinkscales, raved about Notre Dame's Michael Floyd.
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Harrell Ready For Final Look
Mark Harrell has one more visit to take to Notre Dame before officially becoming a member of the Irish family.
The 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive lineman from Charlotte, N.C., (Charlotte Catholic) visited South Bend a few times before committing to the Irish and a few times since, but this weekend’s trip for the Blue-Gold Game on Saturday will be his last before arriving as a freshman this summer.
“It’s coming up sooner than I thought,” laughed Harrell. “I keep forgetting how fast June 17th is going to roll around.
“I’m excited. It’s definitely going to be a different experience. I think I’ll be the first or second one of my friends leaving for school so it’s going to be different. I’m ready to work and get to know the team and get acclimated with the school.”
But for now, he's excited about getting back to Notre Dame for the spring game to see Brian Kelly, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand and strength coach Paul Longo.
“It’s going to be the first time I’ve seen the coaching staff since my official visit,” he said. “I’m definitely looking forward to getting on campus and seeing the environment again and actually meeting some signees I haven’t met before. Even though I’ve met a lot of them, I haven’t met every single one.
“I’m looking forward to talking to Coach Longo and getting to recruit a little bit for 2013 kids. It seems like we’re doing really well there, so it shouldn’t be too hard to get some kids on board.”
Harrell doesn’t follow recruiting as much as he did when his class was the focus, but he does keep an eye on things.
“I don’t really read and check up on it every day,” he said. “When an offensive lineman commits, I want to text them and talk to them, but not nearly as much as last year that’s for sure.”
Harrell has already taken the time to reach out to 2013 offensive line commits Steve Elmer, Colin McGovern, Hunter Bivin and Mike McGlinchey.
“I got in touch with all of them,” he said. “I was just saying, ‘Congratulations. It’s a big accomplishment.’ They seemed real nice and they seemed excited to get it done with.
“They’re excited to be a part of Notre Dame and they feel the same way I did last year about how we all are going to Notre Dame because we think the program is shifting and turning around and Coach Kelly is doing a great job. They all seem to like Coach Hiestand as well.”
Just as Harrell is looking to help add to Notre Dame’s roster, so are the current recruits.
“They’re looking forward to recruiting for their class.”
2014 Chicago OL Ready To See ND
The recruiting process has barely begun for Jamarco Jones, but the sophomore offensive lineman from Chicago is already receiving interest from some of the biggest programs in the Midwest.
“I’ve got questionnaires and stuff like that from Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame and Illinois,” the 6-foot-5, 290-pounder from Chicago’s De La Salle Institute.
He’ll get the chance to check out one of those programs this weekend, when he makes the trip down to South Bend for Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold Game on Saturday.
“I’m pretty excited,” he said. “This is my first time going down to Notre Dame. I just want to get a feel for the campus and the team and see how it is.”
Jones won’t be going alone.
“Another player who goes to my school, Shelby Spence, is going down there and I’m going to go with them,” he said.
The contact from the Irish at this point is similar to the other schools, but Jones hopes to start building a relationship with the coaches this weekend if possible.
“I’ve gotten questionnaires and some information about their campus, but you can’t really get much as a sophomore,” he said.
He does know some of the basics of Notre Dame’s program.
“I know they’re a very good academic school,” he said. “That’s one of the important things about college and they’re also good in sports.”
Jones has already checked out one of the nearby schools.
“I’ve been to Illinois a few times,” he said. “It was pretty nice. I went to a few of their games last year. It was a nice environment.”
He also knows what he’s looking for in a college.
“Academics is most important because football doesn’t last forever,” he said. “Just a place I’d be comfortable staying all four years.”
Even with an impressive frame for such a young player, Jones believes it’s his attitude that serves him best on the field.
“I’m a very passionate player,” he said. “I take pride in everything that I do and that shows by my play.”
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