The Shirt 2014 features new fabric on anniversary

first_imgMichael Yu | The Observer Students wondered what color, design and logo would adorn The Shirt 2014 as they stood waiting for the grand unveiling outside the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore enjoying free food and cheerleading performances.The unveiling ceremony, which takes place each year on the day before the Blue-Gold Spring Game, began at 6 p.m.Students who bought The Shirt after the ceremony received a 15 percent discount on up to two Shirts.This year’s shirt features the outside and inside of the football stadium on the front and back of The Shirt, respectively. The Shirt 2014 is heather blue made with a 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester blend, sophomore Camden Hill, The Shirt executive committee’s designer, said.Hill said an obstacle designers faced was deciding on a concept. He said designers had to first design the 25th anniversary logo before proceeding to work on the design of The Shirt.“From a design standpoint, I think we were trying to do something new this year but not radically different from the previous years. We had to keep it consistent with kind of the image The Shirt has created, but we were looking into different things,” Hill said. “We wanted try a different color and we thought the 25th anniversary would be a great time to try a new fabric as well. The heathered fabric gives it a unique look, unlike the two previous blues.”Hill said unlike the previous years where The Shirt focused on certain players, this year’s shirt focused on the stadium.Junior John Wetzel, president of The Shirt executive committee, said, “Coach Kelly has had tremendous success at home during his time as a head coach, which is why we thought it was appropriate to feature the stadium as the main focus in this years shirt. With the design on the back we were hoping to [portray] all the pieces of the full Notre Dame football experience by including the band, the fans and the players.”Wetzel said an obstacle was making sure that the timing of the unveiling was perfect. They had to coordinate Brian Kelly’s arrival, the committee members changing into their shirts, the band being prepped play while also coordinating online and social media releases, he said.The unveiling ceremony coordinators senior Catherine Simonson and sophomore Catherine Williams spearheaded the majority of planning and coordination of the performances for the actual unveiling ceremony, Wetzel said.The committee expects to sell around 20,000 shirts in the first day, Wetzel said.As for improvements for next year’s planning process, Hill said, “I thought what could’ve benefitted us was nailing down a more specific concept initially. We were a little nebulous going into the design process, and we thought we were more specific than we were. … In retrospect, it would’ve been better to have a better more solid understanding of the concept before designing the shirt.”Hill said he has noticed a generally positive reaction to this year’s shirt design.“I take the anonymous Twitter comments to be the most telling, because they have nothing to lose; they aren’t trying to appease me, and even from those, I’ve heard a lot of good and positive feedback,” Hill said. Tags: The Shirt 2014last_img read more

Silverwood replaces Bayliss as England head coach

first_imgLONDON (Reuters) – Chris Silverwood was named England head coach on Monday in place of Trevor Bayliss as the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) opted against another overseas candidate to take the team forward.British media reported last week that former India and South Africa coach Gary Kirsten had emerged as the leading contender, but Silverwood, the team’s former bowling coach, was preferred.Australian Bayliss departed last month after England’s drawn home Ashes series against Australia having led the team for four years.They struggled for consistency in tests under his guidance, slipping to fourth in the world rankings, but enjoyed sustained success in one-day cricket, rising to the top of the rankings and winning their first 50-over World Cup title this year on home soil.The 44-year-old Silverwood played six Tests and seven one-day internationals for England as a fast bowler during his playing career, the majority of which was spent with his native county Yorkshire.He moved into coaching and in 2017 led Essex to their first County Championship title for 25 years before becoming England pace bowling coach.“Chris was the standout candidate,” England director of cricket Ashley Giles said in a statement“He is what we need to take our international teams forward. He’s somebody we know well, but it is his intimate understanding of our structures and systems and his close relationships with test captain Joe Root and white-ball captain Eoin Morgan that will help us develop our plans for the next few years,” Giles added.“He has performed exceptionally well during his role as an assistant coach and has the ultimate respect of the players’ that have worked with him.”Silverwood’s first assignment will be England’s tour of New Zealand on which they play five Twenty20 internationals starting on Nov. 1 and two tests, before they travel to South Africa.“I’m excited to get started and build teams that the whole game can be proud of,” Silverwood said.“There is a tremendous amount of talent coming through, and enormous potential for growth. The hard work starts now, and I’m confident we can make a positive impact during our winter tours of New Zealand and South Africa.”Former England captain Nasser Hussain said Silverwood was a safe pair of hands, but that the job represented a big step up for him.“There is a massive difference between being a friendly bowling coach and being the main man, picking and choosing your time to get hard and tough with the players, especially in the test arena. That will be a challenge,” Hussain told Sky Sports.“At the moment he is popular but if he wants to do a good job he might have to upset a few people.” Caption:  Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain – July 31, 2019 England’s Jofra Archer (right) talks to bowling coach Chris Silverwood during nets Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers/Fileslast_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about No. 25 LSU

first_img Published on September 22, 2017 at 8:20 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse (2-1) kicks off at No. 25 Louisiana State (2-1) at 7 p.m. from Tiger Stadium or “Death Valley,” where 97,289 fans watched LSU in its home opener nearly two weeks ago.LSU has won 48 consecutive games over nonconference opponents at home in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers are coming off a blowout loss at No. 17 Mississippi State, while SU secured a 41-17 win over Central Michigan in Week 3. Saturday night’s SU-LSU game will air on ESPN2. Here’s what you need to know about the Tigers. All-time series: LSU leads, 2-1Last time they played: At a nearly sold-out Carrier Dome two Septembers ago, walk-on Zack Mahoney played QB against the No. 8 Tigers. Fournette, a First Team All-SEC member and the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, scored two touchdowns and ran for 244 yards in LSU’s 34-24 win. Former SU punter Riley Dixon leaped a man, earning a spot on ESPN’s Top 10 plays, and while Syracuse stayed within striking distance throughout the game, SU could not upset LSU. The Orange lost its next seven games of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe LSU report: The Tigers are led by former Syracuse defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, who replaces Les Miles after he led the team to a 2-2 start — poor by LSU’s standards. This year’s LSU team runs on its rushing game. LSU boasts one of the nation’s top rushing attacks — each of its three running backs with double-digit rushes averages at least 5.3 yards per carry. LSU has also only allowed four sacks in three games, one of the NCAA’s best rates, despite returning one starting offensive lineman from last year’s unit.On defense, Arden Key, LSU’s All-American junior edge rusher, set the school single-season sack record last season. He is projected to be a first-round selection in the NFL draft next year. The Tigers start two true freshmen in the secondary and had some coverage busts last week. LSU is thin on the defensive line, missing a few rotational players because of injury and suspension.Last week, No. 17 Mississippi State exposed LSU’s defensive and offensive lines. LSU defenders couldn’t stop the outside run and its secondary, late in the game, committed several coverage busts.LSU averages only 184 passing yards per game (ranks 105th in the country) but has a top-20 defense.How Syracuse beats LSU: To upset a Top-25 team for the second consecutive season, Syracuse must limit Guice. LSU’s run game picked apart the SU defense two years ago. Secondly, Syracuse must secure the football on offense. That means smart throws from junior QB Eric Dungey, no special teams blunders and at least a mediocre run game to keep the LSU defense on its toes. While Syracuse won handily last week, SU made several mistakes in the first quarters. Take those away and SU may be able to hang around with the Tigers.Player to watch: Derrius Guice, running back, No. 5LSU’s best player, junior running back Derrius Guice, was ruled out Wednesday but it has since been announced that he will play. A college football coach coach told Sports Illustrated “might be a better back than Leonard Fournette,” because he’s “harder to tackle because he runs with so much juice guys can’t corral him.” Guice sat out practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, recovering from what Orgeron said Monday is a “minor injury,” according to Guice, who has four touchdowns thus far, missed the last quarter and a half of LSU’s loss against Mississippi State. He is explosive and a big-time player to watch. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more