BCS Championship: Day 1

Josh Flynt '11 | Jan. 2, 2013 | Strong and True

Manti Te'o steps off the plane in Fort Lauderdale (feature)Orange Bowl representatives, wearing distinctive orange jackets, greet Irish captain Manti Te'o as he steps off Notre Dame's flight.

After weeks of anticipation, and on one of the coldest South Bend days in recent memory, Notre Dame finally took to South Florida on Wednesday.

Departing South Bend Regional Airport at about 1 pm, the Fighting Irish arrived in Fort Lauderdale just before 4 pm.

The plane’s exterior was drenched with a water cannon, and fans, media members, and the Orange Bowl Committee (in their signature bright jackets) greeted the travel party on the tarmac.

Afterwards, the travel party boarded seven buses and headed to the hotel. Following check-in, the players grabbed dinner and had a team meeting, before rolling out to American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami for tonight’s matchup between the hometown Heat and Dallas Mavericks.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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