CSN to air 'Notre Dame Night' Wednesday


CSN to air 'Notre Dame Night' Wednesday

Comcast SportsNet will serve up a trio of Notre Dame programs Wednesday night, culminating with an 8 p.m. replay of Saturday's heart-stopping triple-overtime Irish win over Pittsburgh.

At 7, Comcast SportsNet will air Irish United, a behind-the-scenes look at the Notre Dame women's soccer program that takes on Milwaukee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 9. at 7:30, Strong of Heart: Profiles of Notre Dame Athletics will air, featuring a segment on Manti Te'o's impact in the community and the story of Steve Boda, who has charted every play in Notre Dame football history.

And at 8, there's the replay of Saturday's game. Three things to watch for in the Notre Dame - Pittsburgh replay:

- Everett Golson's response to his benching was very good, with the first-year starter ultimately leading Notre Dame back from a 20-6 deficit to a win. His two-play, 50-yard touchdown drive capped off by his game-tying rush on a two-point conversion stands as one of his most impressive performances in a Notre Dame uniform.

- On Pitt's game-winning field goal attempt in the second overtime period, Notre Dame had Chris Brown and Bennett Jackson on the field -- and both players wear No. 2. That should've been a penalty to give Pitt a fresh set of downs, and it may have doomed Notre Dame's title hopes.

- Look for how well Pitt played in the first 45 minutes, but in the final 15 minutes plus overtime, the Panthers looked worn down while the Irish dominated both sides of the ball.

Also, be sure to tune in to Comcast SportsNet at 8 p.m. on Thursday for a replay of Notre Dame's 36-20 win over No. 5 Michigan from 1998 -- quarterbacking the Wolverines in the contest was Tom Brady.

Richmond-Burton OT Dalton Wagner commits to Arkansas

Richmond-Burton OT Dalton Wagner commits to Arkansas

The top-ranked Class of 2017 offensive tackle in the state is off the board.

Richmond-Burton's Dalton Wagner, a four-star offensive tackle, gave Arkansas head coach Brett Bielema his verbal commitment Friday morning. Wagner has been at Arkansas since Thursday making an unofficial visit and announced his decision via his Twitter account.

Wagner narrowed his favorites down to Indiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas last month. Wagner is now the 19th known verbal commitment in the Razorbacks' 2017 recruiting class and the first from Illinois.

Cubs return Chris Coghlan from DL, option Tommy La Stella to Triple-A

Cubs return Chris Coghlan from DL, option Tommy La Stella to Triple-A

The Cubs optioned Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, making room for Chris Coghlan, who was activated off the disabled list ahead of Friday’s series-opener against the Mariners at Wrigley Field.

Coghlan was the team’s starting left fielder and leadoff hitter for Friday afternoon’s contest.

Coghlan returns after a 26-day stay on the disabled list. The Cubs reacquired him this season after he played in 148 games for the team last season. In 19 games with the North Siders in 2016, Coghlan is batting .194/.356/.306 with seven hits in 45 plate appearances.

After missing nearly a month with an injury of his own, La Stella played in 13 games during the month of July. On the season, La Stella is hitting .295/.388/.457 with nine doubles, a pair of home runs and 14 runs scored.

Bulls introduce Dwyane Wade today on CSN+, streaming on CSNChicago.com

Bulls introduce Dwyane Wade today on CSN+, streaming on CSNChicago.com

Dwyane Wade makes his official return to Chicago on Friday, and you can hear everything the Windy City native has to say.

The Bulls are set to introduce their biggest free-agent addition on Friday afternoon, with CSN+ airing and CSNChicago.com streaming the press conference starting at 2 p.m.

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Both Wade and general manager Gar Forman are expected to address the media.