April 21, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Locations for the first four pep rallies for the 2010 University of Notre Dame football season have been determined - and include multiple locations around the campus.
The traditional, season-opening Dillon Hall pep rally will be held on Friday, Sept. 3, in front of Dillon Hall on the South Quad of the University of Notre Dame campus. That rally comes prior to Notre Dame's first game of the 2010 football season on Sept. 4 at Notre Dame Stadium against Purdue.
The Sept. 10 rally prior to the Irish home game against Michigan the following day will be held at Irish Green, south of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on the very south edge of campus.
The Notre Dame-Stanford rally on Sept. 24 will be held indoors at Purcell Pavilion in the Joyce Center.
A Notre Dame-Boston College students-only rally Oct. 1, prior to the Irish road game at Boston College, will be held at Stepan Center.
The sites for four other Friday home-game pep rallies - Oct. 8 (Pittsburgh), Oct. 15 (Western Michigan), Oct. 29 (Tulsa) and Nov. 12 (Utah) - will be determined at a later date.
Rallies are expected to be held from 6:30-7 p.m. All pep rallies are free of charge. Outdoor rallies are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
Pep rally arrangements are being made with input from a variety of University groups - including Notre Dame student government, Football Game Day Operations, the Notre Dame athletics administration, the Hall Presidents Council - plus head football coach Brian Kelly, members of his team and the Notre Dame football department.
Additional pep rally details - including any ticketing information for indoor rallies - will be announced as the 2010 season approaches.