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Preseason 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 12 of 99 PRESEASON 2016 13 UNDER THE DOME Notre Dame's football office will have more cameras inside its facility again this fall. On Aug. 4, Notre Dame announced a social media partnership with Bleacher Report that will grant the website behind- the-scenes access to the Fighting Irish football program during the 2016 season. A year after partnering with Showtime for its series "A Season With," the Irish will again give unprecedented access to film and distribute content of "practice, locker room, game-day activities, home and away games, travel, academic classrooms and a wide array of student and campus life." "Bleacher Report is an industry leader in developing creative, high-quality con- tent with fans and we're looking forward to sharing our unique story through its vibrant platform," head coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. "Notre Dame is an institution with an unrivaled national fol- lowing and this is an incredible way to reach them all, including a new wave of young fans." Bleacher Report is a digital media company based in San Francisco. It is owned by Turner Sports. Bleacher Report's founder and CEO, Dave Finocchio, is a 2005 Notre Dame graduate. B/R has gained credibility over the years by hiring national writers and has increased in popularity with football re- cruits by producing high-quality commit- ment videos. Notre Dame freshman Daelin Hayes and 2017 commit C.J. Holmes both committed to Notre Dame via Bleacher Report. The release also states that Bleacher Report will produce "compelling human drama pieces, player interviews, features, scripted humor skits and powerful social visuals." Bleacher Report claims that across its website and Team Stream mobile app it reaches "more than 250 million users." That is combined with its social platforms that reach "more than 200 million fans," according to the website. "Bleacher Report is thrilled to partner with Notre Dame for the 2016 football season," Finocchio said in a statement. "We're very proud of the work we've done in the Young Athletes space to date, and this partnership provides us with a next-level opportunity to showcase how millennial players and fans see the game. "Notre Dame is an exceptional program filled with talented players and outstanding people. We can't wait to work with them." BLEACHER REPORT PROVIDES ANOTHER BEHIND-THE-SCENES SHOW WITH NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL After Showtime followed Notre Dame for a TV show last year, Bleacher Report will have behind-the-scenes access to the Fighting Irish football program. PHOTO BY JOE RAYMOND e Farmhouse Weddings offers a unique setting to celebrate your special day. As you enter the long lane, surrounded by beautiful large pine trees, you will feel an instant tranquility that captures the essence of e Farmhouse. e original buildings of the 146-year-old homestead are a beautiful backdrop to showcase the splendor and romance of a bride and groom on their wedding day. The Farmhouse The perfect place to begin your life together

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