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There are many factors that go into the development of a basketball player, but one that often gets overlooked is the “fit” between a player, school, teammates and coach. When all of these areas sync together, you have access for growth in many different ways, both as a player and as a person. For Jack Cooley, he found that fit at Notre Dame, and what has transpired 4 years later has been a pleasure to watch for all basketball fans.
The result of this fit helped Cooley improve in many areas during his time in South Bend. “I definitely grew into a better leader; someone my teammates could rely on,” said Cooley. “I also became a much more confident basketball player, and I believe one of the better offensive big men in the country.”
Early on in Cooley’s career, it was hard not hear comments made by many about his resemblance to teammate, and future NBA Draft pick, Luke Harangody. To Cooley though, there was more to it than that. “I learned...
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Earlier this week NBC announced Dan Hicks would be taking over for Tom Hammond as the play by play man for Notre Dame football. The ND job is one of the most glamorous at NBC outside Sunday Night Football and the Olympics. I's quite a rare occurance in this day and age in broadcasting to see a switch made in such a high profile job, especially when the broadcaster exiting...
Notre Dame hosted four-star linebacker Dante Booker of Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary for a second time this spring when he took in the Irish's Blue & Gold game. Booker talks about Saturday's visit, where he stands with recruitment, and why Notre Dame has made an impression.
NBC and Notre Dame renewed their television partnership for 10 more years; extending it through the 2025 season. That means the BFF relationship between Notre Dame and NBC will last 35 years.
The new deal begins during the 2016 campaign and gives NBC rights to a minimum seven Notre Dame home games every college basketball season. NBC Sports Digital (“digital” is word that old...
One of the most complete wide receivers in the South, Josh Malone of Gallatin (Tenn.) Station Camp, visited Notre Dame on Saturday. Malone talks about his plans going forward and what he likes about the Irish.
Safety Carter Jacobs of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage visited Notre Dame with a couple of his teammates for the Blue & Gold last weekend. Jacobs recaps his visit, explains where he stands on Notre Dame's board, and talks about his thoughts on teammate and five-star running back Sony Michel.
Now that spring football is out of the way and Notre Dame has its new "The Shirt" we can collectively move on to other things- well... kind of.
Now, before you start throwing One Foot Down's fantastic "The Shirt" post in my face, please know that this has been in the works for a few weeks and this is also very, scarily real.
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With 25 percent of Notre Dame's roster not yet on campus, its difficult to accurately grade Brian Kelly's fourth-edition Irish exiting spring ball. Over the next three days, we'll try anyway, looking at each position group and including the unit's incoming freshmen. First in the series: the running backs.
Our fourth position review of spring ball looks at Notre Dame's quarterback four-some. In this edition of our "Incomplete" series, O'Malley offers who stood out, who stepped up, and what questions remain entering the summer?
ASHBURN, Va. -- Notre Dame commit Greer Martini, a linebacker at Woodberry Forest (Va.) School, looked comfortable playing in space at the Nike Football Training Camp, and he spoke about it with FOX Sports NEXT.
Our third position review of spring ball looks at Notre Dame's tight end quartet, a group that will add another four-star prospect this summer with incoming pledge Durham Smythe. In this edition of our "Incomplete" series, O'Malley offers who stood out, who needs work, and what questions remain entering the summer.
Our third review of spring ball in the "Incomplete" series examines Notre Dame's eight-man receivers corps. Who stood out, who disappointed, and who'll join the fray for the fall?
Today's blog examines Notre Dame's level jumpers: players that elevated their status thanks to consistent work in winter conditioning and a productive spring thereafter.