Canning '20 takes you behind the scenes with 'Execute' series


Brendan Canning '20 is bringing HBO's famous reality sports documentary series, Hard Knocks, to Notre Dame, but with a new name: Execute
Growing to love the field of broadcast journalism, Canning decided to follow his passion and create a video series based off of his favorite show. “I’m a big fan of the show Hard-Knocks - they follow football teams through their preseason preparation.”
Canning explained his inspiration behind bringing the TV series to Notre Dame. “I saw the high expectations that were set for our basketball team this year. We didn't lose a lot of seniors last year, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to follow them and Coach Shea to the post-season.”

The name 'Execute' comes from the hard work and dedication it takes to accomplish the Green Knight game plan. Part One of the series follows the Green Knights through their preseason practices to their first game. "The series follows the team both on and off the court, and picks up the emotional moments in the locker room before and during the games. Other key parts of 'Execute' are the interviews with the players and coaches. "

Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3, as Canning continues to follow the Green Knights in regular and post-season play!

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