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The Opening

  1. All eyes on The Opening

    Jul 9, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT

    Rivals.com

    Some of college football’s elite prospects are soaking up life in Beaverton, Oregon, hosted by Nike and taking part in The Opening. Never heard of it? It’s the now-annual training combine and 7-on-7 tournament that serves as a mecca to the college football recruiting industry.

  2. Irish commit C.J. Saunders dazzles at The Opening

    Jul 9, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

    Photo: George Walker IV / THE TENNESSEAN

    With some of the top recruits in the country at The Opening, Notre Dame commitment C.J. Sanders put on a show. Making the SPARQ testing finals, Sanders dazzled as he showed elite speed and explosiveness.

  3. Irish recruits representing at “The Opening”

    Jul 9, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

    David Perkins run

    If you’ve been clamoring for more coverage on “The Opening,” Nike’s foray into the 7-on-7, recruiting world/hype machine, there’s plenty of places on the internet that’ll satisfy your needs. (My personal favorite right now is the Nike official website, where they show actual laser-recorded 40-yard dash times, which helps get rid of some of the…