April 23, 1998
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The 69th Annual Blue-Gold Notre Dame football game will played played on Saturday, April 25, 1998, at Notre Dame Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. EST and the game will consist of four 12-minutes quarters.
There is no live televison or radio for the game and thus, the UND.COM website will be the only “live” broadcast of the game. The UND.COM website will feature “live” stats updated constantly during the contest.
The game will be played in the expanded Notre Dame Stadium (with its 80,225 capacity) for the first time. The last two years, with the Stadium under construction, two spring scrimmages each year were held on Notre Dame’s Cartier Field practice field.
The game is sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley and helps raise funds for that organization’s scholarship fund. In 1997-98, students from the Michiana area attending Notre Dame are receiving more than $35,000 in scholarship aid from this fund.
The game itself is an intrasquad contest for the ’98 Irish squad on the last of its 15 allotted days of practice this spring. Notre Dame begins its spring drills on Saturday, March 28.
Following the Blue-Gold game, an autograph session will be held involving all members of the current Irish team.
All seats for the game are general admission. Tickets in advance are $6 for adults and $3 for youths 16 and under. On game day tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for youths. Group sales of 50 or more tickets are available at $4 per ticket. All Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students are admitted free with identification. Members of the Notre Dame Kids Club receive one free ticket with each adult ticket purchased.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the Joyce Center ticket office (on the second floor, enter Gate 1) from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can be ordered by mail by writing Ticket Office, Joyce Center, Juniper Road, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (add $2 service charge per mail order). Phone orders are accepted using VISA, Mastercard or American Express by calling 219-631-7356 ($2 service charge per phone order).
Ticket orders should be received by Monday, April 13, to insure prompt mail delivery of tickets. Orders received the week of the game will be held at will call (east side of Stadium). Photo identification is required for pickup of any tickets at will call. Game day ticket sales at ticket windows on the east side of the Stadium begin at 9:00 a.m.
The Irish return 15 starters this spring (including punter Hunter Smith), seven each on offense and defense.
On offense, the returnees are two-time 1,000-yard rusher Autry Denson at tailback, wide receivers Malcolm Johnson and Bobby Brown, Jabari Holloway at tight end, Mike Rosenthal and Jerry Wisne at guard (Rosenthal is projected to switch to tackle) and Luke Petitgout at tackle.
Defensively, the starters back are end Brad Williams, outside linebackers Kory Minor and Lamont Bryant (he’s projected to switch to end), inside linebackers Bobbie Howard and Jimmy Friday, and safeties Benny Guilbeaux and Deveron Harper (he’s projected to move to cornerback).
With the graduation of four-year starter Ron Powlus, the Irish will head into 1998 with a new signalcaller under center. Candidates for that job are senior Jarious Jackson, junior Eric Chappell and sophomore Zac Kustok.
The Irish open the ’98 schedule September 5 with a home game against defending national champion Michigan. The first four opponents on the ’98 slate all are teams that defeated Notre Dame in ’97 (also including Michigan State, Purdue and Stanford). One change from the original ’98 agenda saw the Irish game against Michigan State in East Lansing, originally set for September 19, moved to September 12 so ABC Sports can televise the contest in prime time (8:00 p.m. kickoff).
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. DOB Hometown High School HS Coach2 ** Guilbeaux, Benny SS 6-2 212 Sr. 2-23-77 Opelousas, LA Opelousas Larry Dauterive4 *** Minor, Kory OLB 6-1 235 Sr. 12-14-76 LaVerne, CA Bishop Amat Tom Salter5 ** Sanders, A'Jani SS 5-11 188 Sr. 10-31-76 Houston, TX North Brook Freddy Hernandez6 *** Johnson, Malcolm SE 6-5 220 Sr. 8-27-77 Washington, DC Gonzaga Dr. Maus Collins7 ** Jackson, Jarious QB 6-0 220 Sr. 5-3-77 Tupelo, MS Tupelo James Sloan8 Chappell, Eric QB 6-4 225 Jr. 7-14-78 Montgomery, AL Carver Alonza Pickett9 ** Nelson, Raki FL 5-11 176 Jr. 12-29-77 Harrisburg, PA Bishop McDevitt Harry Chapmon10 ** Harper, Deveron CB 5-11 186 Jr. 11-15-77 Orangeburg, SC Wilkinson Tommy Brown11 * Johnson, Jay FL 6-0 184 Jr. 1-27-78 Starkville, MS Starkville Gary Korhonen13 ** Friday, Jimmy ILB 6-2 235 Sr. 3-11-77 Missouri City, TX Willowridge Anthony Thompson17 *** Smith, Hunter P 6-2 218 Sr. 8-9-77 Sherman, TX Sherman John Outlaw18 * Getherall, Joey FL 5-7 165 So. 11-7-78 Hacienda Heights, CA Bishop Amat Tom Slater21 + McDonnell, Kevin K 5-11 185 Sr. 3-1-77 Bellevue, OH Bellevue Ed Nasonti23 *** Denson, Autry TB 5-10 200 Sr. 12-8-76 Lauderhill, FL Nova Wyll Dodaro24 ** Goode, Ty CB 5-11 188 Sr. 10-3-75 Lincoln, NE Southeast Chuck Mizerski25 * Driver, Tony FS 6-2 210 So. 8-4-77 Louisville, KY Male Bob Redman27 *** Howard, Bobbie ILB 5-10 232 Sr. 6-14-77 Rand, WV DuPont Richard Whitman31 Levy, Darcey TB 6-2 204 So. 7-5-79 Aurora, CO Montbello Louis Wright33 ** Spencer, Jamie FB 6-1 257 Sr. 1-21-77 Monroe, LA Quachita Mike Valler38 * Williams, Brock CB 5-10 187 So. 8-11-79 Hammond, LA Hammond Billy Taylor39 * Denman, Anthony OLB 6-1 220 So. 10-30-79 Rusk, TX Rusk Larry Upshaw40 Murray, Jason FB 6-1 245 So. 11-30-78 Belle Vernon, PA Belle Vernon Gary Dongilli44 * Irons, Grant OLB 6-5 247 So. 7-7-79 The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands Weldon Willis45 ** Goodspeed, Joey FB 6-0 238 Jr. 2-22-78 Montgomery, IL Oswego Karl Hoinkes46 + Robinson, Benjamin WR 6-2 235 Sr. 7-28-76 Saratoga, CA Saratoga Benny Pierce49 * Thomas, Joe ILB 6-2 230 Sr. 9-16-76 Dallas, TX Lincoln Reginald Sample54 ** Petitgout, Luke OT 6-6 308 Sr. 6-16-76 Georgetown, DE Sussex Central Howard Reed64 * Merandi, John C 6-3 290 Jr. 2-23-78 Blue Jay, CA Rim of the World Rich Manzo70 ** Ridder, Tim OG 6-7 309 Sr. 12-17-76 Omaha, NE Creighton Prep Thomas Jaworski71 ** Wisne, Jerry OG 6-7 300 Sr. 7-28-76 Tulsa, OK Jenks Ron Lancaster79 *** Rosenthal, Mike OT 6-7 315 Sr. 6-10-77 Granger, IN Penn Chris Gessman81 Dawson, Lewis SE 6-0 185 Jr. 1-27-78 Federal Way, WA Decatur Kent Rodseth85 ** Jones, Antwon NG 6-3 275 Sr. 11-13-76 Piqua, OH Piqua Bill Nees86 * O'Leary, Dan TE 6-5 245 Jr. 9-1-77 Westlake, OH St. Ignatius Chuck Kyle87 * Holloway, Jabari TE 6-3 250 So. 12-18-78 Riverdale, GA Sandy Creek Don Tyre88 ** Brown, Bobby FL 6-3 193 Sr. 3-26-77 Lauderhill, FL St. Thomas Aquinas Mike Spencer90 * Legree, Lance NG 6-1 287 Jr. 12-22-77 St. Stephen, SC St. Stephen Marvin Dingle99 Ching, Jason DE 6-3 260 Jr. 2-11-78 Honolulu, HI Punahou Dan Morrison
* indicates monograms won + indicates non-scholarship member of squad
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. DOB Hometown High School HS Coach8 Chappell, Eric QB 6-4 225 Jr. 7-14-78 Montgomery, AL Carver Alonza Pickett8 + Brannan, Anthony ILB 5-11 198 Jr. 7-27-78 Cedar Grove, NJ Seton Hall Prep Frank Bender11 * Johnson, Jay FL 6-0 184 Jr. 1-27-78 Starkville, MS Starkville Gary Korhonen12 Smith, Justin CB 6-2 185 So. 7-10-79 St. Petersburg, FL Lakewood Bryan Bruch14 + Caputo, Jim P 5-11 183 Jr. Chatham, NJ16 Kustok, Zak QB 6-1 207 So. 2-24-79 Orland Park, Il Sandburg Mike Navarro16 + Shingler, John QB 6-1 241 Sr. 3-10-77 Wilmington, NC Harrisburg Tim Sarve21 + McDonnell, Kevin K 5-11 185 Sr. 3-1-77 Bellevue, OH Bellevue Ed Nasonti22 Vickers, Jay TB 6-0 214 Jr. 11-10-77 Tallahassee, FL Lincoln David Wilson25 * Driver, Tony FS 6-2 210 So. 8-4-77 Louisville, KY Male Bob Redman26 * Lafayette, Lee CB 5-10 197 Jr. 1-18-78 Hopkins Park, IL Bishop McNamara Rich Zinanni28 + Grady, Mike FS 5-11 202 Jr. 1-30-78 Issaquah, WA O'Dei Monte Kohler29 + Oleniczak, Brian DB 5-11 200 So. 8-12-78 Grand Rapids, MI Catholic Central Tom Passinault31 Levy, Darcey TB 6-2 204 So. 7-5-79 Aurora, CO Montbello Louis Wright32 + Meko, Justin SS 5-11 209 Sr. 9-4-76 Springfield, VA West Springfield Frank Creneti33 + Sicuso, Phil SS 5-11 189 Sr. 2-19-77 Hopkinton, MA Marian Phil Marchegiani35 + Morris, Trevor TB 5-10 211 So. 12-11-79 Danbury, CT Immaculate Bob Plumb35 + Vukelich, Jascint FB 6-0 224 So. 2-19-79 Cranberry Township, PA Seneca Valley Rick Shepas37 Israel, Ron FS 6-0 194 So. 1-5-79 Lawnside, NJ Haddon Heights Al Mailhan37 + Rice, Kevin SS 6-0 220 Sr. 6-8-77 Burr Ridge, IL Hinsdale South Jim Kirwan38 * Williams, Brock CB 5-10 187 So. 8-11-79 Hammond, LA Hammond Billy Taylor39 * Denman, Anthony OLB 6-1 220 So. 10-30-79 Rusk, TX Rusk Larry Upshaw40 Murray, Jason FB 6-1 245 So. 11-30-78 Belle Vernon, PA Belle Vernon Gary Dongilli40 + Farrell, Brendan SS 5-10 215 Jr. 4-8-78 Fairport, NY McQuaid Jesuit Thomas Sprague41 * Ferrer, Joe OLB 6-2 230 Jr. 3-23-78 Casselberry, FL Lake Howell Mike Bisceglia42 Wellington, Antwoine OLB 6-0 246 Jr. 11-6-78 Memphis, TN Trezevant Earl Leflore43 Holmes, Hugh ILB 6-1 220 So. 1-7-79 Kissimmee, FL Osceola Greg Johnson46 + Robinson, Benjamin WR 6-2 235 Sr. 7-28-76 Saratoga, CA Saratoga Benny Pierce48 + Hebert, Johnathan WR 5-11 201 Jr. 7-8-78 Houston, TX Klein Ray Kenjura 48 + Leck, Chris FS 5-10 192 Jr. 7-26-77 Ashton, ID North Fremont Mike Leck49 * Thomas, Joe ILB 6-2 230 Sr. 9-16-76 Dallas, TX Lincoln Reginald Sample52 + Mitchell, Mark DE 5-8 208 So. 3-14-79 Memphis, TN Christian Bros. Wayne Gaia55 Jones, Jim OG 6-3 290 Jr. 1-27-78 Chicago Ridge, IL Richards Gart Korhonen56 + Miyakawa, Rob LS 5-7 172 Jr. 7-11-78 Kanehoe, HI St. Louis Cal Lee57 + Rao, Luigi LB 5-10 199 So. 8-13-79 Monterey Park, CA Bishop Amat Tom Slater58 + O'Connor, Brendan OG 6-2 290 Jr. 9-2-77 Bellefontaine, OH Bellefontaine Greg Pitesmeyer59 + Dierckman, Brian OLB 6-2 225 So. 7-3-79 Ft. Wayne, IN Homestead Cary Cavacini60 + McGuigan, Jacob DB 5-10 197 Jr. 2-23-78 Westport, MA Bishop Stang Jim Lanigan61 + Zelenka, Mike LB 6-0 213 So. 3-28-79 Berea, OH Benedictine Al Hodakevic62 Robin, Casey OT 6-6 293 So. 10-4-78 Covington, LA St. Paul's Harvey Nunuz63 + Tribe, Mike ILB 5-10 219 Jr. 10-6-78 Chicago, IL St. Lawrence Bob DeCarlo66 Jordan, JW C 6-0 286 So. 8-19-78 Brooklyn, NY Poly Prep Dino Mangiero67 Wagner, John OT 6-7 306 Sr. 2-5-77 Cheshire, CT Cheshire Steve Addazio68 Brennan, Matt OT 6-7 282 Jr. 10-6-77 Mobile, AL UMS Wright Wayne Davis74 Mowl, Rob OG 6-5 295 Jr. 11-25-77 Pittsburgh, PA Woodland Hills George Novka76 Teasdale, John OT 6-5 295 So. 8-24-78 Kansas City, MO Rockhurst Tony Severino81 Dawson, Lewis SE 6-0 185 Jr. 1-27-78 Federal Way, WA Decatur Kent Rodseth85 + Rule, Mark WR 6-2 220 Sr. 7-24-76 Chagrin Falls, OH Gilmoor Academy Bill Gutbood89 + Recendez, Joe TE 6-2 225 Jr. 1-27-78 South Holland, IL Mount Carmel Frank Lenti91 + VanHook-Drucker, NoahDE 6-2 240 Jr. 11-4-77 Englewood, CO Brophy Prep Tim Sanford93 Scott, B.J. DE 6-4 280 Jr. 2-22-78 Brookville, IN Franklin Country Kent Grider94 Wisne, Andy DE 6-3 280 So. 10-9-78 Tulsa, OK Jenks Alan Trimble97 Vollers, Kurt DE 6-7 270 So. 4-4-79 Whittier, CA Servite Larry Toner98 + Glass, Eric DT 6-4 225 Jr. 6-26-78 Howey, FL Lake Highland Tim Borky
* indicates monograms won + indicates non-scholarship member of squad