Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tune in, Turn on, First down | by Pat

We're only a few days from the Blue and Gold game weekend and it's time to talk logistics.

If you aren't going to be on campus for the weekend, your chances to follow along with the game are somewhat limited. We're still trying to run down the available media options so if we miss something, please drop a note in the comment section and we'll update the list.

First off, the ND student radio station, WVFI, will once again broadcast the game and you can listen to their play by play online at the WVFI website. Michael Rothstein will also be live-blogging the game from the press box at his blog, Irish Insights. If you want to show off your fancy iPhone or Blackberry and leave comments on BGS with your take on the action, feel free to do so. If you sneak in a backpack TV transmitter, that's cool too.

Speaking of those at the game, we've had some pretty solid success the past few years with putting together a photo slideshow from the Blue Gold weekend and once again invite anyone who is on campus to email us your game weekend photos. The Shirt unveiling, the player breakfast, incoming freshman or recruits roaming the sidelines, honorary team coaches, tailgating, plays during the game, whatever you want to photograph, send it our way. You can email the pics directly to bluegraysky (at) and we'll combine them all together and share what we get. If you take any video as well and wind up putting it on youtube or the like, drop us an email too and let us know so we can link it here.


While the game is never a sell-out, don't expect to wander in just before kickoff and get a great seat. Construction will be blocking off just about half of the stadium. I imagine the good seats will go fast.


Due to construction currently underway at Notre Dame Stadium, sections 20-36 will be closed for the Blue-Gold Game. There will not be any seating in the lower bowl of the west side of the stadium (press box side) from goal post to goal post.