Fans gear up for ‘GameDay’

first_imgStudents will showcase their dedication to Notre Dame football on national television Saturday during filming of ESPN’s “College GameDay.” A pit for 200 students will be located near the commentators, and many fans will camp out the night before to ensure a spot in the crowd.   Senior Kristen Stoutenburgh, executive vice president of Leprechaun Legion, said the group wants as many students as possible to come to the filming. “We want the nation to know that the Legion is the best student section in the country and we’re supporting our team 100 percent,” Stoutenburgh said. “We want a Legion green invasion for ‘GameDay,’ so we want students to come early and wear their green Legion gear.” Leprechaun Legion will sponsor sign making in the JACC Fieldhouse after the pep rally Friday so students can hold up creative posters during the telecast, Stoutenburgh said. The group will also give out free McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches Saturday morning to the first 200 students to show up, she said. “Notre Dame football weekends are special to begin with, but having ‘College GameDay’ on campus adds another level of excitement and energy on campus,” Stoutenburgh said. “We have an awesome opportunity to show the nation that Notre Dame football is back, and the fans couldn’t be more excited about it.” Junior Matt Cunningham, president of Leprechaun Legion, said being featured in “College GameDay” signifies that Notre Dame is a top contender in college football.   “With the national spotlight on Notre Dame, beating Stanford gives us a chance to announce our presence as a legitimate top-10 team,” Cunningham said.   Junior Mark Ambrose said he plans to camp out with friends to be “front and center” for “College GameDay.” “Something like this only comes around once in a while,” Ambrose said. “I remember watching the show as a kid and in high school and always wanting to be a part of the festivities and craziness that goes along with it. It’s really great that they decided to come to ND for once and give us this opportunity.” Ambrose said he doesn’t want to reveal the contents of his sign before the taping, but it pokes fun at “notorious ND haters Mark May and Rick Reilly of ESPN.” Sophomore Conor McCarter said he will hold up a sign that reads, “Even the Lorax won’t save these trees,” referring to the Stanford Tree, a feature of the school’s marching band.   “It bothers me how no one’s heard about Notre Dame,” McCarter said. “I hope [being featured on ‘College GameDay’] can help to make us relevant again.” Junior Ben Finan said bringing College GameDay to Notre Dame calls into question ESPN correspondent Rick Reilly’s pre-season assertion that Notre Dame football is irrelevant. “ESPN just ran the Rick Reilly article about Notre Dame, and for them to then turn around and have his company choose to come here contradicts their highest-paid journalist,” Finan said. “[‘College GameDay’ has] only got 13, 14 appearances a year. Notre Dame’s clearly relevant. It is a benefit because it does say, ‘Notre Dame’s back on the map.’” But Finan said he does not plan to attend the taping because he went the last time “College GameDay” came to Notre Dame for the 2005 game against USC. “I was kind of underwhelmed by the production,” he said. “It was just so many people and very hard to hear and understand what was going on while you were in the crowd, and basically all it is anytime they come back to a commercial or go to a commercial, they show the crowd and you hold up your sign.” Finan said he fears the presence of “College GameDay” on campus will disturb the traditional pre-game atmosphere. “People generally are wandering all around campus,” Finan said. “I feel like this will create a gravitation point of something that will take away from people going to the Grotto and the Basilica, and it will take away from people cooking out on the quad because people are going to be so drawn to this national name of ‘College GameDay’ and going to Library Quad, which is where people already are.” Finan said he is more excited for “Mike and Mike in the Morning” to film on campus Friday. Ambrose said the publicity will make the football weekend better for fans. “I think it’ll add to the overall game atmosphere,” he said. “Obviously with Michigan being a night game, that in itself made it a crazy atmosphere, but with GameDay on campus it’s only going to make the game atmosphere even crazier for this huge game. It also doesn’t hurt to have the nation pay attention to us in light of our undefeated start, [which is] hopefully a good sign that Notre Dame football is indeed back.” While the hype before the game may draw positive attention to Notre Dame, Finan said he fears it may contribute to an unfortunate result. “There’s always a let-down game,” Finan said. “I feel like [because of] the amp up for the Miami game, despite being awesome and playing a great game, we could experience a hangover this weekend, and GameDay is contributing to that.”last_img read more

Dodgers fall short again as Marlins take series with 8-6 win

first_img Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day “I think any time you lose it’s frustrating,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But you’ve got to give the Marlins credit. They outpitched us and they outhit us and they won a series.”The stripped-down Marlins won’t do that often this season and each one will no doubt leave the opponent wondering how that happened, particularly so for the Dodgers who are separated from the Marlins by $90 million in payroll and an even greater chasm in expectations.“Baseball’s not like basketball or football,” Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said. “The better team doesn’t always win.”The Marlins’ starting pitchers in this series – Jarlin Garcia, Dillon Peters and Richards – were all men of mystery to the Dodgers. Only Peters had started a big-league game before this month. But the trio allowed only two runs on nine hits in 16 innings while striking out 21.“I think that’s some of it,” Roberts said of facing a staff with so many unfamiliar faces and so little history. “But I know our guys aren’t going to use that as an excuse.” PreviousMiami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after striking out swinging in the first inning during the MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlinsl Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw rubs the ball after giving up a hit during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate in this multiple exposure image during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlinsl Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, left, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, left, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, lower right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas drops his bat as he looks toward his dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to the Marlins’ Miguel Rojas during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, left, gestures after hitting a three-run home run as teammates Cameron Maybin, second from left, and Justin Bour, second from right, wait at the plate along with Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, second from left, is congratulated by Cameron Maybin, left, after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, lower right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal stand by during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, celebrates in the dugout with Starlin Castro after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and home plate umpire Joe West watch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto, left, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, center, and home plate umpire Joe West watch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, hits a two-run home run while Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, watches along with home plate umpire Joe West during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, left, runs to first as he hits a two-run home run while Miami Marlins relief pitcher Merandy Gonzalez, center, and catcher J.T. Realmuto watch during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after missing on his swing for a strike in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins won 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)The Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto hits a two-run home run to left field in the eighth inning – his second of the game – during Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins won 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: First baseman Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t make the catch as Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins reaches first base safely in the eighth inning during the MLB game at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager falls as he tries to field a ball hit for a single by Miami Marlins’ J.B. Shuck during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal gestures as he scores after hitting a two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 26Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Before this road trip with the Miami Marlins, Trevor Richards had never been west of Oklahoma.He might not have made it to Disneyland, Universal Studios or the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But he will always have great memories of his first time in California – the time he outpitched Clayton Kershaw.While Kershaw was scattering walks like a rookie, it was Richards who held the Dodgers to one hit in the first five innings – a single by Kershaw – and the Marlins held off the Dodgers, handing them an 8-6 defeat Wednesday.The Marlins came into this series with a 5.54 staff ERA, nearly the highest in baseball. While taking two of three from the Dodgers, though, they held them to 10 runs (half of them in the final two innings of the three-game series) and 20 hits. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense That high-wire act required 85 pitches, though. His day of living dangerously reached an inevitable cliff in the fifth after he walked back-to-back batters for the second time. Miguel Rojas made him pay, jumping on a first-pitch fastball (Kershaw’s 106th pitch of the game) and lining it high off the foul pole in left field for a three-run home run.“I just wasn’t very good,” Kershaw said. “A lot of guys on base. Almost skated out of it. I probably should have given up more than that. Not a great game, for sure.”The Marlins padded their lead with two home runs from J.T. Realmuto later in the game and the Dodgers gifted them two more in the ninth thanks to throwing errors by Corey Seager and Chase Utley and a slip-and-fall single when Seager tumbled to the ground while pursuing a simple pop-up.That put it out of reach when the Dodgers’ offense came to life with a two-out RBI single by Joc Pederson in the sixth and two-run home runs by Matt Kemp in the eighth and Yasmani Grandal in the ninth. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ – Not as an excuse – just one more thing to stick in their craw after this series.“I think when it comes to that first pitcher-vs-hitter matchup, the pitcher has the advantage,” Bellinger said. “But we’re better than that, obviously.”Undrafted out of Drury University (that’s in Springfield, Mo.), Richards had been a Grizzly, a Muckdog and a Grasshopper in a professional career that started in an independent league three years ago.He pitched beyond his pedigree Wednesday, mixing a low 90s fastball with a changeup that had the Dodgers flailing away unsuccessfully. He retired 13 of the first 15 Dodgers, walking Yasmani Grandal in the first inning and giving up a single to Kershaw in the third while striking out nine.He made it 10 strikeouts before walking two batters in the fifth inning and touching the magic 100 pitches. That’s when Marlins manager Don Mattingly spoiled the narrative, pulling Richards from the game one out before he became eligible for his first major-league win.So Merandy Gonzalez picked up his first instead. The right-handed reliever followed Richards, keeping the Dodgers in check for three innings (matching his previous major-league experience).“Richards, the kid threw well,” Roberts said. “We really couldn’t figure him out. Up until that last inning, the bats were really silent and up until that point, I think we scored five runs in the series. I don’t have an answer for it. I really don’t.”While Richards strolled through the Dodgers’ lineup, Kershaw ducked and dodged trouble for five innings, racking up walks like the first-timer.Kershaw walked just three batters in 33 innings over his first five starts this season. He doubled that by the end of the third inning and matched his career-high (most recently done in April 2010) with six walks in the game. He twice walked back-to-back batters with two outs in an inning.Twice the Marlins loaded the bases but Kershaw wriggled away with no damage and had his own shutout going through four innings.Related Articleslast_img read more

Rental house available at 910 N. Olive in Wellington

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Armenian Writers Association of California will meet, 7 p.m., Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Event includes guest speaker. Call (818) 548-2030. Ojai Storytelling Festival, through Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m. Festival pass: $85; $45 for children. Family of four pass: $155. For venue locations and times, call (805) 646-8907. THURSDAY Blogs and blogging workshop, 10-11:45 a.m., Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration: (805) 449-2660, Ext. 204. Spider City exhibit, daily through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive. Call (323) 644-4211. Kids’ Club presents award-winning entertainer Tia, 10:30 a.m., Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave. Free. Call (818) 701-7051. last_img read more