Oct. 14, 2009

Notre Dame, Ind. – Speakers at the Notre Dame-USC football pep rally on Friday will include current Irish captains Eric Olsen, Kyle McCarthy, Scott Smith and Jimmy Clausen, head coach Charlie Weis and former Irish All-Americans Joe Theismann and Raghib “Rocket” Ismail.

The pep rally will be held at Irish Green, the new football hospitality area just south of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Irish Green will open at 3:00 p.m. EDT that day — with pep rally activities beginning at 6:00 p.m., and the Notre Dame football squad scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

The Whistle Pigs band will play at Irish Green until 5:45 p.m. EDT.

The location is the same as previous pep rallies for the Michigan State and Washington home games.

There is no charge for admission to Irish Green or the rally – and no tickets are required.

Parking is limited but available in the Joyce, Stadium, Library, Bookstore and DeBartolo lots.

Please be aware that other events scheduled for Friday night and affecting parking include a men’s lacrosse game (4:00 p.m. EDT at Arlotta Stadium vs. Iroquois National Team), women’s soccer (7:30 p.m. EDT at Alumni Stadium vs. Connecticut) and hockey (7:30 p.m. EDT at Joyce Center vs. Providence).