Found November 06, 2013 on College Spun:
College football teams do their best to prepare for anything and everything that may come at them in any given game. This week, as Pittsburgh gets ready to host Notre Dame at Heinz Field, the Panthers are taking their preparation to an entire new level: they have a live leprechaun mascot to distract players in practice: THE LEPRECHAUN IS BACK! #H2P #BeatND @PITTequipment @GoPittFootball @wentz17 @Figgy2Jiggy — Aaron Swiggart (@SwigNation) November 6, 2013 This is actually something that Pitt has done before prior to playing Notre Dame (the Panthers must find the leprechaun particularly distracting or feisty for a mascot). They also blare Notre Dame’s fight song during practice: While “Victory March” blared through loudspeakers during #Pitt warmups, student manager Justin Wentz, dressed as leprechaun, ran thru team. — Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) November 6, 2013 The Notre Dame-Pitt matchup will be ABC’s national game of the week, and will air at ...

Notre Dame Hopes Trick Shot Monday is a Sign of Things to Come

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Notre Dame TE Niklas near school TD record

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Taking Away the Luck of the Irish After a week to relax and recoup, and probably party a bit, the Gopher Hockey Team will play its toughest road series of the season this weekend when they visit the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame for a two game series.  The Irish were ranked #2 in the country going into their first ever series in Hockey East at Vermont last weekend, and Gopher fans were hoping the...

Pledge recap

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Kelly Q&A: Pittsburgh Prep

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