Oct. 11, 2002

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Tickets are now on sale for the 82nd University of Notre Dame Football Banquet.

The banquet, sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley, will be held Friday, Dec. 6, 2002, in the north dome of the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus. A reception on the concourse begins at 5:45 p.m. EST and the dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

Former Notre Dame football captain and current ESPN personality Mike Golic will be the guest speaker. The program will include a special tribute to senior members of the 2002 Irish squad – as well as a series of awards honoring members of the Notre Dame team.

Tickets are $38 each and can be ordered at the Joyce Center second-floor ticket window, by phone (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) by calling 574-631-7356 (fax to 574-631-0854), or by writing to Ticket Office, 113 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Checks should be made payable to University of Notre Dame Football Banquet. Requests must be received by Nov. 25, 2002.

In addition to the dinner, all senior members of the ’02 Irish team will be available for autographs on the concourse during the reception. There also will be a silent auction of Notre Dame football photographs and memorabilia during the reception.

Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Scholarship Fund.

Golic started for the Irish at defensive end in ’83 and then at outside linebacker in ’84 as one of three Note Dame captains. He was a 10th-round pick of the Houston Oilers in 1985 – and played for the Oilers from 1985-87, for Philadelphia from 1988-92 and for Miami in 1993. Both his brothers Bob (a captain in ’78) and Greg also played football at Notre Dame.

Golic now does college football game analysis for ESPN – as well as serving as a co-host of the popular “Mike & Mike in the Morning” on ESPN Radio.