Caroline Pineda | December 1, 2020
As Notre Dame knocked off then-No. 1 Clemson in a hallmark win further immortalized by thousands of students storming the field, I was one of the only people in Notre Dame Stadium who had to appear neutral.
Over the past two seasons, I’ve gotten used to it. I work home games with Notre Dame Football on NBC as sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen’s assistant, providing an extra set of eyes and acting as her sounding board on the field.
It’s an opportunity I could have only dreamt of when I latched onto Fighting Irish football through those NBC broadcasts more than 10 years ago. Now, some of my favorite memories from my five semesters on campus trace back to that turf, to being a small part of an incredibly polished production.
While some of those memories will eventually fade, I’ll never forget covering the double-overtime thriller that was Notre Dame’s first win over a top-ranked team since 1993.
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