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Notre Dame Fans wake up early for College Gameday

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Irish fans were pumped Saturday at Purcell Pavilion.  They showed up in costumes and holding sings for ESPN's College Gameday broadcast from the basketball court.  "It's ESPN, trying to get a little TV time, get our five minutes of fame," said student Tyler Hanson.

But it was more than just tv time that drove college kids out of bed on a Saturday morning.  "We woke up at 6 a.m. this morning to get ready to come to gameday," said Hanson.  They came out to show support for their school too.  "We just love the school overall and we want to show that we're more than just a scandal," said student Michael Russell.  He's talking about all the news surrounding former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his girlfriend hoax.  "Still supportin Manti T'eo, don't care about the whole catfish thing," said Russell.

Students said nothing could lessen their school spirit.  "We just want to show that any sport Notre Dame fans show up," said Russell.  Even though they admit fewer people did show up for this College Gameday broadcast compared to when the show visited Notre Dame during football season.  "There was probably a little bit more people out for the football gameday," said Russell.  But students said it's not a lack of school pride, it's just a lot of love for the football program.  "Obviously Notre Dame Football has tradition that goes way back, brings a lot more excitement than Notre Dame Basketball.  Given the fame Notre Dame football gets I think Notre Dame basketball does a great job bringing as much hype as it can," said student Chris Keber.

Saturday was only the second time in school history that ESPN's College Gameday visited the campus for basketball season.  Paired with football season it was the 10th time the show has come to Notre Dame.

 

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