football-fbs flag

Adam Hermann | NCAA.com | August 15, 2017

Notre Dame unveils revamped football locker room

  The new Irish locker room still features its "Play like a champion today" sign.

From North Carolina's Jumpman-themed digs to Texas's impressive player stalls, 2017 has seen some impressive locker room renovations, and now we can add Notre Dame's football locker room to the list.

The Irish, who are also sporting a new video board in Notre Dame Stadium, have revamped their locker room just in time for the 2017 season:

Notre Dame, a program steeped in tradition, added plenty of modern touches - metal fixtures, television screens, and new brickwork - while maintaining the locker room's classic look. It's a nice blend of the present and the future without forgoing the Irish's legacy.

The ultimate Irish feature, for example, remained as-is:

“We were not going to change the walk down the stairs or the encounter with the ‘Play Like A Champion Today’ sign,” senior deputy athletics director Missy Conboy explained. “Not a chance.”

But the program also added some nice touches, including a tip of the hat to its greats:

As you might've guessed, the Irish players were big fans of the re-design:

It seems like the correct response.

Notre Dame opens its season on Saturday, September 2 at 3:30 p.m. ET with a home game against Temple.

College basketball: 5 predictions for how the ACC will play out this year

Andy Katz gives his ACC predictions for the 2019-20 college basketball season, including player of the year, Freshman of the Year, and five impactful non-conference games.
READ MORE

College football rankings: AP Poll preseason release date, Top 25 poll information

With the AP Top 25 preseason poll out, here is a look at some expectations for the 2019 season and the historical significance of the AP Preseason Poll.
READ MORE

Throwback uniforms celebrate 150 years of college football

In honor of the 150th anniversary of college football, teams from around the country are wearing throwback uniforms this season.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners