Leprachaun Legion expands to all athletic clubs

first_imgNotre Dame’s student body has always been a spirited group, but this year, the Leprechaun Legion is making changes that they hope will improve the overall atmosphere of all sporting events. “Our goal is to try to find different ways to get students to come to games,” Matthew Cunningham, president of Leprechaun Legion, said.  “We want to keep them entertained and engaged and loud and to create kind of a home field advantage.” To encourage maximum participation from the student body, the Legion has recently decided to expand itself so that every sport will have its own loud, boisterous student section. “The Legion last year focused on basketball,” vice president, Kristen Stoutenburgh, said. “It’s historically been men’s basketball so we expanded to encompass not just the student section at basketball games but also the student section at all sporting events. Every student on campus is part of the Leprechaun Legion.” But for those who want to be more involved in the Legion than simply attending various athletic contests, new changes in the organization’s leadership structure will provide a way. The Leprechaun Legion board is comprised of an executive council, board leaders, marketing members, and the board of student representatives. Essentially, the board will work to find areas in which the student section can improve, Cunningham said. “We have weekly meetings and we talk Notre Dame athletics about how to make them the best that they can possibly be,” Stoutenburgh said. “ There are also individual sports committees, which take charge of the student section for their particular sport.  Any student can join a sports committee. “I think we have a great student section,” Cunningham said.  “I think part of the reason people come to Notre Dame is the great athletic programs.  But we can do better.” He noted that last year’s decision to add music to the football games as an example. “It added a great dimension to the stadium atmosphere,” Cunningham said. Other things like the Leprechaun Legion shirts, which were distributed at several sporting events early in the year, serve to bring the student body together as a united force, Stoutenburgh said. “They’re not just there to watch.  They’re there to be a fan and support their team,” she said. The bigger, more excited student sections will unite fans, but they will also lend support to the athletes. “We want to be the best, not only for our own enjoyment but also to support the players and the coaches,” Stoutenburgh said.  “Athletes know the Legion stands behind them.” The energy the student section generates can play a crucial role in Notre Dame games. “Coaches will say ‘Yeah, the crowd was great today, it really gave us a boost when we needed it,’” Cunningham said. “That’s what we’re trying to do here – give the students and coaches that extra energy.” In the end, the Leprechaun Legion serves two purposes.  It is a voice for the student body within the athletic department and it brings fans and athletes together. “There’s not that big separation between us,” Stoutenburgh said.  “We’re all one team.” For more information on the Leprechaun Legion, email [email protected] with your name and sport of interest.,Notre Dame’s student body has always been a spirited group, but this year, the Leprechaun Legion is making changes that they hope will improve the overall atmosphere of all sporting events. “Our goal is to try to find different ways to get students to come to games,” Matthew Cunningham, president of Leprechaun Legion, said.  “We want to keep them entertained and engaged and loud and to create kind of a home field advantage.” To encourage maximum participation from the student body, the Legion has recently decided to expand itself so that every sport will have its own loud, boisterous student section. “The Legion last year focused on basketball,” vice president, Kristen Stoutenburgh, said. “It’s historically been men’s basketball so we expanded to encompass not just the student section at basketball games but also the student section at all sporting events. Every student on campus is part of the Leprechaun Legion.” But for those who want to be more involved in the Legion than simply attending various athletic contests, new changes in the organization’s leadership structure will provide a way. The Leprechaun Legion board is comprised of an executive council, board leaders, marketing members, and the board of student representatives. Essentially, the board will work to find areas in which the student section can improve, Cunningham said. “We have weekly meetings and we talk Notre Dame athletics about how to make them the best that they can possibly be,” Stoutenburgh said. “ There are also individual sports committees, which take charge of the student section for their particular sport.  Any student can join a sports committee.” “I think we have a great student section,” Cunningham said.  “I think part of the reason people come to Notre Dame is the great athletic programs.  But we can do better.” He noted that last year’s decision to add music to the football games as an example. “It added a great dimension to the stadium atmosphere,” Cunningham said. Other things like the Leprechaun Legion shirts, which were distributed at several sporting events early in the year, serve to bring the student body together as a united force, Stoutenburgh said. “They’re not just there to watch.  They’re there to be a fan and support their team,” she said. The bigger, more excited student sections will unite fans, but they will also lend support to the athletes. “We want to be the best, not only for our own enjoyment but also to support the players and the coaches,” Stoutenburgh said.  “Athletes know the Legion stands behind them.” The energy the student section generates can play a crucial role in Notre Dame games. “Coaches will say ‘Yeah, the crowd was great today, it really gave us a boost when we needed it,’” Cunningham said. “That’s what we’re trying to do here – give the students and coaches that extra energy.” In the end, the Leprechaun Legion serves two purposes.  It is a voice for the student body within the athletic department and it brings fans and athletes together. “There’s not that big separation between us,” Stoutenburgh said.  “We’re all one team.” For more information on the Leprechaun Legion, email [email protected] with your name and sport of interest.last_img read more

Pogba wants Juve return, Liverpool to sign teen ace, new deal for Watford boss?

first_imgLatest talkSPORT.com exclusives and transfer headlines:Tony Cottee has warned West Ham they will end up with Sam Allardyce or David Moyes if they sack Manuel PellegriniTony Cascarino contradicts that opinion, and feels as though the club should get rid of the former Manchester City manager NOW!The former Chelsea striker also claimed Tottenham’s performance on Sunday was reminiscent of ArsenalPeter Schmeichel believes Manchester United have progressed under Jose MourinhoSpurs could be set to face Chelsea in their first ever game at their new stadiumDimitar Berbatov has revealed he told his agent to ‘f**k off’ when told of Manchester City’s interest in him back in 2008Shkodran Mustafi has escaped punishment from the FA for his controversial goal celebration against Cardiff 3 Gracia has guided Watford to their best ever start to a top flight season – four wins from four Here’s a round-up of the latest football news and transfer rumours in Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on Leicester are considering a bid to bring Danny Drinkwater back to the King Power Stadium from Chelsea in January, although Southampton are also interested in the 28-year-old. (Daily Express)Sunderland are still trying to sell defender Papy Djilobodji and midfielder Ibrahim Ndong – the club have been refusing to pay both players since they did not return for pre-season. (Sunderland Echo)The Black Cats are considering taking legal action against Djilobodji over his failure to return. (Daily Mirror) RANKED Watford are gearing up for new contract talks with head coach Javi Gracia, following the Hornets’ perfect start to the season. The club are keen to reward the Spaniard, whose contract runs out at the end of this season, and want to resolve any uncertainty surrounding his future. (Daily Mail)Liverpool are on the brink of a deal to sign highly-rated Sunderland starlet Luca Stephenson, the 15-year-old who has drawn comparisons with Jordan Henderson. (The Chronicle)Manchester United’s Ander Herrera could consider offers to leave Old Trafford in January, according to reports. The Spaniard, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is said to be keen to stay at United, but is disappointed at their delay in offering him a new deal and is ready to listen to offers from elsewhere. (The Metro) Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 3 Paul Pogba won eight trophies in four years with Juventus, including four Serie A titles The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 3 REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has joked he has no fears over losing his job, because it would cost the club “a fortune” to sack him. (La Repubblica)Paul Pogba has reportedly told United that he wants to leave in January to return to former club Juventus. (Daily Express)Chelsea legend John Terry is reportedly set for a shock return to Aston Villa, with under-fire manager Steven Bruce ready to launch a bid to bring back the 37-year-old to help them get back on track this season – FULL STORYManchester City are willing to wait until the end of the season to discuss a new deal with Vincent Kompany. The Belgium defender is out of contract next summer, but City are not worried about him wanting to play for another English club and will wait before thrashing out new terms. (The Sun)last_img read more