Jan. 15, 2004


The first “Audio Extra” of the 2004 Notre Dame baseball season now is available on the baseball page at und.com (see link at bottom of the main baseball page, under multi-media clips). First-year assistant and pitching coach Terry Rooney provides an in-depth look at Notre Dame’s talented 2004 pitching staff while providing several interesting insights into his philosophies on pitching.

Subscribers to the OCSN College Sports Pass can access the audio (with several more to come in future weeks). Coach Rooney’s comments include discussions about several veterans who essentially will be “newcomers” on the 2004 staff: senior lefthanders Joe Thaman (embarking on his first college season on the mond after three years as the ND first baseman) and Cody Wilkins (expected to see considerably more innings than previous seasons) and junior righthander Tyler Jones, who dropped down to a sidearm delivery in fall ball.

Rooney also outlines overall goals for the ’04 staff while providing his bullpen strategy and other nuggets … it’s an Audio Extra that no true fan of Notre Dame baseball will want to miss.

The OCSN College Sports Pass entitles subscribers to internet audio and video clips for a wide variety of varsity sports and other special events (such as team banquets). Every game of the Notre Dame baseball season again will be available via online audio, with continuing access also available for men’s and women’s basketball and hockey broadcasts. Several other spring sports also will provide audio broadcasts at und.com, including the Irish softball team. Subscribers also can access archived video and audio clips, in addition to gaining access to other Sports Pass offerings from official school web sites that are part of the OCSN network.

Subscriptions to the College Sports Pass help facilitate continuing and future audio broadcast offerings for Notre Dame sports that previously did not have online audio offerings (such as volleyball, soccer, and softball). For more information about the Sports Pass, click on the audio/viedo link across the top menu bar at und.com.