Sept. 2, 2004
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Three former Notre Dame football players have been selected to join the broadcast team for a pair of radio shows produced by Notre Dame Sports Properties (NDSP). Mirko Jurkovic and Reggie Brooks will provide analysis during the Official Notre Dame Football Postgame Radio Show, which is broadcast on U93 (92.9 FM) in South Bend immediately following Westwood One’s coverage of every Irish football game. The 90-minute show, which is presented by Boling Laser Center and hosted by Jack Nolan, also will originate live from Gate 3 at the Joyce Center (across from Notre Dame Stadium) after each Irish home game. Meanwhile, Bobby Brown will serve as a co-host on the weekly Official Notre Dame Football Coaches’ Show, which airs live on U93 Mondays at 7 p.m. (EST) from Logan’s Roadhouse in Mishawaka (4225 N. Main Street). Brown is joined by Artistic Media Partners sports director Sean Stires each week for the half-hour show, which includes a weekly segment with Irish head coach Tyrone Willingham, a live appearance by a Notre Dame player or coach, and other features involving the Irish football program. In addition to airing in the South Bend area, both NDSP shows can be heard live worldwide through the official Notre Dame athletics web site (www.und.com). Jurkovic, who currently works as an account manager for Stryker Endoscopy in South Bend, was a four-year monogram winner as an offensive lineman at Notre Dame from 1988-91 and was a member of the 1988 Irish national championship squad. A native of Calumet City, Ill., Jurkovic started at right guard during his final two seasons and helped Notre Dame post a combined record of 43-7 over the course of his career, including three bowl victories (’89 Fiesta Bowl, ’90 Orange Bowl and ’92 Sugar Bowl). Brooks, who now is an administrator of production systems in Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies, also earned four monograms with the Irish as a tailback from 1989-92, rushing behind Jurkovic in his final three seasons. Brooks was a starter in ’92, helping Notre Dame to a 10-1-1 record and a victory over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, a win that saw Brooks rush 22 times for 115 yards. The Tulsa, Okla., product finished his senior year with 1,343 yards on the ground, the third-highest single-season rushing total in school history, and he still holds the Notre Dame career record for the most rushing yards per attempt (7.6). Brown, who is beginning his second year of studies at the Notre Dame Law School, garnered four monograms and started for three years as a flanker for the Irish from 1996-99. His best campaign came in 1997, when he caught 45 passes for 543 yards, tying for the 10th-highest single-season reception total in school history. Brown, a Lauderhill, Fla., native, also ranks second on Notre Dame’s single-game pass receptions list, catching 12 balls for 208 yards in a 1999 game at Pittsburgh.
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