Notre Dame, NFL Network’s Alex Flanagan: photos and bio

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Alex Flanagan has probably interviewed Manti Te’o plenty of times. We’re all sick of hearing about Te’o, but we could use more talk about Alex Flanagan. You’ve seen her on NFL Network as a reporter/anchor. And she’s the sideline reporter for NBC’s Notre Dame broadcasts. She is….Alex Flanagan.

Alex Flanagan started her career in college as a student intern at KVOA-TV. She also worked as a reporter/weekend anchor at KCCO-TV in Alexandria, Minnesota. She has been a reporter for the NFL Network since Nov ’06. Previously she worked for ESPN as sideline reporter for college football and also appeared on SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight.

Before her career at ESPN, the allegedly 6 foot tall Alex Flanagan was also a TV anchor for WSFA Channel 12 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Alex Flanagan has been the sideline reporter for Notre Dame home football games since 2007. For the 2008 Summer Olympics, Alex Flanagan served as host of CNBC and USA Network’s coverage.

After the jump…is the Alex Flanagan photo gallery…

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Alex Flanagan Discusses Notre-Dame Army at Yankee Stadium

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish sideline reporter and NFL Network personality Alex Flanagan discussed the upcoming college football game at new Yankee Stadium between ND and Army:

“This is historic for the players. They are extremely excited to be playing in this venue and to be a part of this storied rivalry. It’s going to be an interesting challenge to convey what they’re seeing and feeling.”

It will be the 50th time the Fighting Irish and the Black Knights have met on the football field in a rivalry that started in 1913. The old Yankee Stadium hosted 22 games between the two teams.Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analyst) and Alex Flanagan (sideline) anchor NBC Sports’ coverage.

For the Alex Flanagan photo gallery go here.

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Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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With three of their first four against ranked teams, Notre Dame had their “echoes woken up” on them right off the bat. But at least they had some desert last week in the form of rival Boston College. Having a 2-3 record after consuming the meat and potatoes of their schedule isn’t catastrophic. But now you can “shake down the thunder” because the cupcakes are coming! And with the remaining schedule, 7-5 in 2010 still seems very doable.

This week, they welcome Dave Wannstedt (a begrudgingly familiar site to Chicago Bears fans) and his 2-2 Pittsburgh Panthers to Notre Dame Stadium. Wanny has always been like a football version of a sitcom stock character. “Oh, that wacky neighbor Wanny! What hi-jinks and tomfoolery will ensue on this weekend’s episode?”

Well, if you want to learn more about Pitt and their players, start watching “America’s Most Wanted” because this team has more arrests than Rick James and Lindsay Lohan combined.

By Paul M. Banks

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