Jan 6, 2021
Roger Valdiserri, Notre Dame legend, is one of the most influential people in the history of college athletics. He worked 21 men's basketball Final Fours, 2 Olympic games, and even a World Cup. He played a role in so many monumental moments in sports history from serving on the original Knight Commission to working behind the scenes of the film "Rudy."
He even convinced Joe Theismann to pronounce his last name "like Heisman." We are honored to have him on today's episode with AJ Maestas.
0:00 - Introductions
2:20 - The Story of Joe Theismann, “like Heisman”
4:00 - Notre Dame Legends
9:30 - Roger’s path to Notre Dame
16:45 - Kansas City Chiefs
23:00 - The Dream Team
29:40 - Name, Image, and Likeness
34:00 - Rudy
38:00 - Building a national brand
39:55 - More Notre Dame Legends
51:50 - Roger’s legacy