Student trainers play key role in keeping football team healthy

first_imgAlthough they spend most of their time in the training room or on the sidelines, Notre Dame’s student trainers perform a valuable service for the football team. Working closely with the head trainers of the Sports Medicine staff, student trainers are responsible for everything from providing the players with water to assisting trainers with medical treatments. Photo courtesy of Rose Hart The football student trainers work with the head trainers and play an integral role in helping the team stay healthy.Junior Rose Hart said she wanted to be a student trainer before she was even at Notre Dame. Her brother, a former Notre Dame student, told her about the program and encouraged her to do it, she said.“I had been telling my friends since junior year of high school, ‘I’m going to be an athletic trainer at Notre Dame,’” Hart said.Student trainers’ primary responsibility is working closely with head trainers to ensure the players are healthy and hydrated on and off the field, Hart said.“We do pre- and post-practice treatments,” she said. “We’ll assist the head trainers in whatever they need us to do. It’s a lot of taping ankles, wrists, fingers.”Junior Claire Boyce works alongside Hart and said the student trainers enjoy their responsibility.“We work in the training room helping with rehab treatments and other responsibilities,” Boyce said in an email. “We also work with the football team and take pride in being ‘hydration specialists’ at practices and games.”Although games can be hectic on the field, Hart said the trainers always have a good time on football Saturdays.“Sometimes it’s a little bit of running around, making sure everything’s good,” Hart said. “Everyone’s so nice and helpful. It’s not really that stressful. It’s mostly just fun.”Not only do student trainers put in up to 20 hours of work during football season, but they sacrifice typical game day experiences, such as tailgating and cheering alongside their classmates in the student section.“Initially I thought I’d miss tailgating, but once I started working the games, I realized being on the sidelines was just as fun,” Boyce said. “Working alongside the team every day, I’m very invested in ND football, so I love getting to watch the games from the field.”Hart said she was worried about missing out during her freshman year but has come to love working on game days. This year, she worked the first two home games but had the third game against Miami (OH) off. She said she spent the day tailgating with her friends and family but missed being part of the training team.“I found myself missing being inside game day — getting to be on the field before the game, and setting up, and seeing all the pre-game things,” she said. “It’s a very different experience. I definitely don’t regret it, but sometimes my friends miss me.”Both Hart and Boyce have been student trainers since their freshman year, when they applied, interviewed and shadowed upperclassmen for a year before being selected to continue for the next three years. Hart said the student trainers have a great community with each other and the teams with which they work.“There’s about 20 of us and we’re really close, so it’s really fun,” Hart said.The student trainers even have some traditions of their own, including watching the team walk to Notre Dame Stadium before every game, Hart said.“One of my favorite things to do is after we have everything set up and we hear the band start to play, Claire and I will run up to the top of the Stadium,” Hart said. “I stand at the top and look over and can see the Main Building, the Basilica, the library and everything. I get to see the team walk in and all the fans get really excited. It’s an awesome view.”Tags: football, Football Friday Feature, Sports Medicine, Student trainerslast_img read more

Man City clinch third straight League Cup title

first_imgManchester City have been crowned League Cup champions for a third straight season after defeating Aston Villa in Sunday’s final at Wembley Stadium. Sergio Aguero celebrating the opening goal Pep Guardiola made wholesale changes with only IIkay Gundogan, Kyle Walker and Rodrigo remaining from the UEFA Champions League win over Real Madrid but there was a return for Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. Villa were fashioning chances in the early stages but it was the Citizens who drew first blood in the 20th minute after Aguero fired home a volley into the far corner from Phil Foden’s headed knock down. Guardiola’s charges were two goals up ten minutes later after Rodrigo guided home a towering free header in the six-yard box from Gundogan’s corner. Just when many though City would run over Villa, Dean Smith’s side pounced on a mistake by John Stones at the back with five minutes left of the first stanza as Anwar El Ghazi delivered a well-weighted cross to Mbwana Samatta, who nodded past Claudio Bravo. City were unable to find passing rhythm early in the second stanza which resulted in Guardiola introducing Kevin De Bruyne just before the hour-mark in place of Gundogan/ De Bruyne gave the Citizens a new dimension after coming on as Rodrigo almost restored City’s two-goal advantage with 16 minutes left after but Nyland produced a superb save to keep out the midfielder’s header. Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had Left10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s Daughter9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 10 Biggest Historical Mysteries That Can’t Be Solved Loading… Read Also: Botafogo: Man City hero makes extra demands Aguero had a chance to wrap up the game for Guardiola’s men in the last ten minutes after Bernardo Silva, who had just come on, made a galloping run on the left channel and dinked a pass on the far side but the Argentine’s volley hit the side netting. Villa came very close to snatching the equaliser in the last two minutes after Bjorn Engels powered a header towards goal from a corner but City shot-stopper Claudio Bravo tipped his effort into the outside of the post. The game stretched from end to end in the latter stages, with Villa pressurising City and threatening to snatch the equaliser but Guardiola’s men held on to clinch a 2-1 win and were crowned champions for a third straight year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — College basketball players continue to switch teams through transfer rules.Gonzaga says Southern Illinois point guard Aaron Cook will be eligible to play for the Bulldogs next season. The 6-foot-2 Cook played in just six games last season before breaking his shooting hand against Murray State. Cook was leading the Salukis with 15 points and 3.3 assists a game when his season was cut short.Virginia coach Tony Bennett says Trey Murphy III has joined the Cavaliers as a transfer from Rice. The 6-foot-8 Murphy averaged 13.7 points as a sophomore and made 75 3-pointers for the Owls.Wake Forest has announced that Ian DuBose would play next year as a graduate transfer from Houston Baptist. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 19 points to lead the Southland Conference last season while also becoming that league’s men’s basketball student-athlete of the year with a 3.84 GPA.UConn has added guard Tyrese Martin, a transfer from Rhode Island. The 6-foot-6 rising junior started all 30 games for the Rams last season, averaging 12.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Update on the latest sports — Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar says his three players that tested positive for the novel coronavirus are feeling better. Bednar said in a teleconference call the players followed the recommended guidelines and self-isolated.— Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen says he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. He’s not hospitalized and is “feeling good,” according to a statement issued by the team.— UEFA (yoo-AY’-fuh) is hoping the Champions League final can be played at the end of August in Istanbul, three months after the competition’s showpiece was due to be staged. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press the aim is to play the final on Saturday, Aug. 29. However, the person said that date is only feasible if European leagues are able to resume playing around July or August.— Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee will try to cut many of the extras out of next year’s postponed games. IOC member John Coates says the IOC priority was to direct “several hundreds of millions of dollars” to help struggling international sports federations and national Olympic committees stay afloat.— An Oakland Athletics minor league manager has resumed breathing completely on his own for the first time in more than three weeks, according to his fiancee. Nikki Trudeaux says Webster Garrison no longer requires a ventilator but remains weak and unable to speak after having a tube down his throat. Garrison skippered the Class A Stockton Ports last season and is scheduled to manage in the rookie level Arizona League this year. April 16, 2020 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback J.T. Daniels has entered the transfer portal, although head coach Clay Helton says he’d welcome him back if he decides to stay at USC.Daniels immediately became the Trojans’ starter as a freshman in 2018, passing for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during an inconsistent season. He won the starting job again out of camp last summer but lost it to Kedon Slovis when Daniels injured a knee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTMahoney leaving Creighton for NBAUNDATED (AP) — Denzel Mahoney has joined Creighton teammate Ty-Shon Alexander in declaring for the NBA draft. Beckham was injured during his first season with the Browns after arriving from the New York Giants in a blockbuster trade 13 months ago.Also in the NFL:— The Saints have re-signed reserve running back and special teams regular Dwayne Washington. The four-year NFL veteran out of Washington has spent the past two seasons with New Orleans, carrying 35 times for 214 yards in that span. He also has had five special teams stops, a deflected punt and a blocked punt recovery in 29 games with the Saints.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-DANIELSDaniels looking to transfer The deal is worth $13.1 million and has an annual salary-cap hit of $3.275 million through the 2023-24 season. Scandella played 11 games with St. Louis and recorded one assist after coming over from Montreal in February before the trade deadline.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press center_img — The PGA Tour has hopes of a restart to the season at Colonial on June 11-14 and keeping fans away for at least the first month. Tour officials said Thursday that if government and health authorities give golf the green light, the tour will have an official event every week through Dec. 6 except for the week of Thanksgiving.— The start of the horse racing season at Belmont Park has been postponed indefinitely from the original April 24 date because of the coronavirus. However, the New York Racing Association says it’s committed to holding the Belmont Stakes this year.— The new CEO of the U.S. Tennis Association says he expects a decision on the status of the 2020 U.S. Open to be made by June. Mike Dowse said in a conference call with reporters Thursday that “time is on our side at this point” because the U.S. Open is not scheduled to begin until late August.— The International Skating Union has formally canceled its figure skating and short track world championships because of the pandemic. Both events were originally scheduled for last month but had already been postponed in the early days of the worldwide lockdown.— The NCAA is permitting coaches in all Division I sports to hold up to eight hours per week of virtual meetings and instruction with their players, beginning Monday and lasting through the end of May. Athletes will be required to have at least one day off per week and required physical activities continue to be prohibited. Mahoney played 21 games for the Bluejays after transferring from Southeast Missouri, averaging 12 points and 3.1 rebounds as a reserve wing.He can return to Creighton after going through the evaluation process by league executives as long as he doesn’t sign with an agent and withdraws from the draft by June 3.Sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu also announced he is leaving Illinois to enter the draft. Dosunmu was named a first team All-Big Ten selection last year and was fifth in the conference in scoring at 16.6 points, shooting 48.4 percent in the process.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TRANSFERSAaron Cook, Trey Murphy among latest hoops transfers Jamarius Burton has signed with Texas Tech after starting 52 games the past two seasons at Wichita State. Burton averaged 10.3 points and 3.4 assists per game as a sophomore for the Shockers last season.East Tennessee has added guard Jalen Johnson as a graduate transfer from Tennessee. Johnson started two of 31 games he played for the Vols last season, averaging 3.5 points and two rebounds.NHL-BLUES-SCANDELLABlues extend ScandellaST. LOUIS (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues have worked out a four-year extension with newly-acquired defenseman Marco Scandella. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSPGA Tour hopes to resume in June at Colonial with no fansUNDATED (AP) — One of the NFL’s top players is being treated for the coronavirus. Von Miller’s agent says the Denver Broncos linebacker has tested positive for the coronavirus and wanted to come forward with his diagnosis to show doubters how serious the disease is. Joby Branion told The Associated Press that Miller is in good spirits while resting at his home in Denver and that Miller plans to speak publicly about his diagnosis on Friday.Miller told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested for the coronavirus.Miller said last week he trained in San Francisco before returning home to Colorado when the stay-at-home measures went into effect to contain the virus.Miller was recently a unanimous pick to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 2010s.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: — Family members say a former amateur boxer who in 1984 became the sport’s first black boxing referee and judge at the Olympic games has died. Carmen Williamson died from COVID-19 complications on April 8 at a hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was 94.NFL-NEWSBrowns GM refutes Beckham trade reportUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta has dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Minnesota Vikings, saying it’s “completely false.”DePodesta says he knows Beckham is excited about the possibilities of what this offensive system could bring for him, adding that he’s excited to have Beckham.last_img read more

Indo-Pak in Womens Asia Cup very much on: PCB sources

first_imgKarachi, Nov 17 (PTI) India has agreed to play against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Womens Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament scheduled to be held in Thailand from November 25, PCB sources said. There was uncertainty over the the match after the BCCI President Anurag Thakur had said that he would ask the ICC not to schedule the encounters between India and Pakistan in group stages of its events due to political and diplomatic tensions between the two neighbouring countries. But a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that India has agreed to play Pakistan in ICC events if required. “We took this up very strongly at the last ICC meeting in Capetown and India said it had reservations over playing with us in bilalteral series but would play in ICC events,” the source said. He said in the meeting Pakistan delegation head Najam Sethi had submitted newspaper clippings and video recordings of Thakurs statements on Indo-Pak cricket ties. “Sethi made the point passionately at the ICC meeting that while Pakistan had always advocated the need of keeping politics and sports apart, BCCI Presidents media statements were political. “Sethi clearly asked Thakur at the meeting whether or not his statements were not political ones on Indo-Pak relations and he should be very clear on whether India wanted to play with Pakistan in the group or knockout stages of ICC events in future,” the source disclosed. The source said that Thakur had indicated to the ICC that India will have no issues to play Pakistan in ICC events but could not commit on bilateral ties at the moment as it entirely depends on getting the governments go ahead. “As a result it is clear that India will play us in the Womens Asia Cup T20 and Champions Trophy,” he said. Sethi later also had an informal discussionwith Thakur on the sidelines of the meeting. The source said that the ICC had also asked Pakistan in writing whether it had any issues playing India in the womens league cricket competitions and the PCB had made it clear it was even prepared to play India in the series in UAE in October but India had pulled out at the last moment. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Thailand are the participating teams in the Womens Asia Cup T20 tournament. Pakistan womens team will reach Thailand directly from New Zealand. PTI Cor SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more