ND Senior Alumni 2021 ND Football Kickoff Event - August 24th, 8:00PM EDT

ND Senior Alumni Group Presents

2021 ND Football Kickoff Event

Tuesday Aug 24th 8:00pm EDT – Broadcasting Live

Featuring Mike Golic ND ‘85 & Friends



The Notre Dame Senior Alumni group invites you to a special live broadcast of the 2021 ND Football Kickoff Event.  Join Host Emmy Award winning broadcaster Pat Scanlon ND '78 as he interviews the following panelists:

  • Mike Golic ND '85, former ND & NFL football player and national sports commentator
  • Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune and NDInsider.com sports writer and assistant sports editor
  • Jamie Uyeyama, lead recruiting analyst for Irish Sports Daily and former college player.

The topics to be covered will be a 2021 Notre Dame Football Preview-A-Look at this year's football team as they get ready for the season opener at Florida State. Find out about the challenges ahead, the players to watch and how the excitement is building as Notre Dame Stadium will be packed with Irish football fans again this fall. 

Viewing Options

  1. Watch live on Tuesday August 24th at 8:00pm EST by clicking on the YouTube image above or on the NDSA Facebook page.  Questions from viewers are encouraged and can be submitted here prior to the broadcast or during the live event (live questions only available on the Facebook live event).
  2. To view at your leisure, a recording of the panel is available on the NDSA YouTube Channel after the live broadcast.  

Event Contact:  Gary Sobolewski at ndsa.engagement@nd.edu.

This broadcast is being brought to you exclusively by the ND Senior Alumni group, and is not affiliated with the ND Football program or ND Sports Information.

About the Speakers

MIke Golic ND '85

Mike Golic ND '85

Mike Golic is a national sports commentator, television and radio host and college football analyst. Golic is the youngest of three brothers who played football at Notre Dame between 1975 and 1986. He was a linebacker during the Gerry Faust era, serving as a team captain as a senior. Golic was a nine-year NFL veteran, playing defensive tackle for the Houston Oilers, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. During his seven years in Philadelphia, he began his television career with a weekly segment on the Randall Cunningham Show. He received a Mid-Atlantic Region Emmy Award for his feature "Golic's Got It." Mike Golic is a 1985 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, having majored in finance and management and is the brother of Bob Golic, who is a 1977 Notre Dame national champion and NFL football player.


Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen came to the South Bend Tribune in 1988, a year in which Notre Dame football won a national championship. He’s been jinxing the Irish ever since.

The 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University has been covering the Irish football team as the paper’s lead writer since 2005 — the birth of the Charlie Weis Era — and overall since 1997, Bob Davie’s first year as head coach.  Prior to that at the Trib, he served as the Irish men’s basketball beat writer and the Big Ten beat writer, with his primary focus being Indiana and Purdue sports.

Hansen started his career at the Columbus (Ind.) Republic in 1983, with his coverage duties including volatile I.U. men’s basketball coaching icon, Bob Knight.  Among his national awards are three top 10 finishes in the past 10 years for best beat writer in the country from the APSE and 15 top three finishes in the Football Writers Association of America writing contests. He’s a former Indiana Sportswriter of the Year as well.

Away from sports, Hansen spends most of his time deconstructing forts built in his living room by his six grandkids and stepping on the tiny Lego pieces they leave behind in the carpet.



Jamie Uyeyama

Jamie UYeyama


Jamie Uyeyama has been covering Notre Dame football for Irish Sports Daily since 2015. A co-host on the ISD Power Hour podcast, he breaks down Xs and Os during the season and also evaluates Notre Dame recruiting targets. Jamie played defensive line at Idaho State and Simon Fraser University and has coaching experience at both the high school and college level. Coming from a football family, he is the son of a Hall of Fame high school coach who grew up around the game.




Host Pat Scanlon ND '78

Pat Scanlon ND '78


Pat Scanlon is an Emmy Award winning broadcaster, has run cable TV networks, directed programming and marketing departments and produced everything from live NFL telecasts to commercials and corporate marketing videos. A 1978 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he began his career in the Irish Sports Information Office as a student assistant and was named New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year nine times. He's recently returned to South Bend and is enjoying life in the shadow of the Golden Dome.

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