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A conversation about Fighting Irish football and basketball. An audio supplement to the Rakes Report newsletter, available at https://rakesreport.substack.com/. Hosted by Chris Wilson.

Rakes Report: A Notre Dame podcast Chris Wilson

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A conversation about Fighting Irish football and basketball. An audio supplement to the Rakes Report newsletter, available at https://rakesreport.substack.com/. Hosted by Chris Wilson.

    Summer Kickoff Notre Dame Roster Reviews

    Summer Kickoff Notre Dame Roster Reviews

    Inside ND Sports' Eric Hansen joins to talk about how the Fighting Irish football team is handling the high expectations for this season, Pete Bevacqua's first weeks on the job, roster questions and more. Then (49:00) Paul Coletti of The Irish Alert Substack walks through the state of the Notre Dame women's basketball roster after exciting additions from the transfer portal, freshman class and injury list. (Apologies for contrast in CW audio quality between the two segments.)
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Post-Blue-Gold Answers & Questions plus TV Club: Shogun

    Post-Blue-Gold Answers & Questions plus TV Club: Shogun

    Irish Sports Daily's Jamie Uyeyama joins to take a deep dive on where Notre Dame football stands at the conclusion of spring practice. What do we feel better about and what questions still remain to be sorted out before the season begins? Topics include QB depth/upside, a potentially dominant front seven, wide receiver improvement, running back reps, questions at corner, offensive tackles and much more.
    Then a discussion of the series Shogun (1:13:30). (No spoilers to start then they're clearly flagged.)
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    2024 Mega March Madness Preview

    2024 Mega March Madness Preview

    Hoops hoops hoops. Supersized episode to get you ready for the tournament and review the first season of Micah Shrewsberry's tenure.
    Segment 1: Sabreena Merchant (The Athletic) on Notre Dame's chances and what she's most excited for this March.
    Segment 2 (33:11): Jessica Smetana on storylines to follow, pre-tournament nerves and how the coverage of the women's bracket has evolved.
    Segment 3 (57:14): Sam Werner (Three-Point Jesus podcast) and Joe Schueller (18 Stripes) on whether expectations were met for Shrewsberry's inaugural season and what the team might look like next season.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    State of the Notre Dame Union with Pete Sampson

    State of the Notre Dame Union with Pete Sampson

    The Athletic's Pete Sampson joins to talk about many things including but not limited to Max Bullough, Mike Denbrock, where support for Marcus Freeman stands among both the administration and fans, NIL and transfer portal, a change in approach to strength and conditioning, bowl selection chicanery and the large expectations for 2024.
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    • 54 min
    Notre Dame Football January Wellness Check and TV Club: Reacher

    Notre Dame Football January Wellness Check and TV Club: Reacher

    Greg Flammang (Irish Sports Daily) and Michael Bryan (18 Stripes) join to talk about early offseason thoughts, 2023 numbers that stand out, what the offense might look like in 2024 and Depth Chart Power Ranking accountability. Then (48:00) a discussion of the Amazon Prime series Reacher.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Notre Dame Oregon State Sun Bowl In Review

    Notre Dame Oregon State Sun Bowl In Review

    Jessica Smetana joins to talk about the dominant 40-8 win in El Paso and how to feel about the Fighting Irish program going into the offseason.
    Donate to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend here.

    • 47 min

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