Sept. 3, 2002

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – If you’re headed to Notre Dame this fall for home football weekends, expect a new look for the traditional Friday football luncheons and a new, earlier start time for the pep rallies.

There’s a new format for the noon luncheons in the Joyce Center, with the “ND Football Live” concept including more of a live, talk-show format in which master of ceremonies Bob Nagle will conduct live interviews with members of the Irish coaching staff and team.

Also included will be a weekly top 10 list, plus questions and answers with head coach Tyrone Willingham

Tickets for the luncheons are $18 each and are available by calling 574-272-2870.

Pep rallies have been moved a half-hour earlier, with a 6:00 p.m. start for the student portion of the rally. The Irish team will enter the arena at 6:30 p.m.

Joyce Center doors will open for students at 5:30 p.m., with the general public permitted to enter beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Pep rally attendees are urged to leave bags and packages at home. All such items are subject to search on entering the arena – and there will be express lanes for those not carrying any packages.