Do they have a weird field Updates They’ll be hosting Saturday night’s game on a pitch with which college football fans will be familiar. Estes Stadium has “The Stripes,” one of the more colorful fields in the sport. Eat your heart out Boise State Smurf Turf.the signature field, they could use a bit of help on the sports information side. There’s no game notes for Saturday’s tilt yet, and we were going to tell you about their “Night on The Stripes” event that’s a fundraiser for the team, but the link on their website points to one from 2018. We judge SID work around here as a sign of programmatic health, and this isn’t great!
Who went there?As far as football alumni, former Memphis head coach and now Florida State’s man in charge Mike Norvell also played there from 2001-2005, and remains the school’s all-time receptions leader. And Louisville, Texas, and South Florida coach Charlie Strong is a Bear graduate, playing defensive back from 1980-83The Bears current head coach Nathan Brown was also a four-year starter in Conway, and the Southland Player of The Year in 2008. He took over the job at his alma mater in 2018, and has been with the school as an assistant since graduation.
As for non-football alumni? Basketball Hall-of-Famer Scottie Pippen is arguably the most famous, but let’s not forget James Bridges, who directed Academy Award-nominated films The China Syndrome and The Paper Chase.So that’s everything you need to know about your new favorite team, and a preview of the storylines you might be hearing a bit more than usual over the next six days as the world returns to college football.Notre Dame football is one of America’s storied institutions. From “win one for the Gipper” to “Catholics versus Convicts,” and from Knute Rockne’s perfection of the forward pass to Lou Holtz’ undefeated 1988 championship team, the Fighting Irish have always been newsworthy.
After last week, the emphasis is on “Fighting.”Former coach Lou Holtz spoke at the Republican National Convention, where he endorsed Donald Trump and stated that Joe Biden was a “Catholic in name only.”Now, the critics, from the media to former players to Notre Dame itself, have circled the wagons to jump on Coach Holtz.Stating opinions are a right in this country (at least for now), but they should be called out when not backed up with facts, or based on groupthink buzzwords that lack true context.