Irish helmets pay tribute to Boston tragedy

Many University of Notre Dame athletic teams and coaches competing through the weekend will wear helmet stickers and ribbons to acknowledge the tragic events in Boston this week.

The Irish football players will wear stickers on the backs of their helmets during the Blue-Gold spring game Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. The stickers feature a green shamrock with a blue “B” trimmed in yellow. Also wearing the stickers on their helmets this weekend will be the Notre Dame baseball, softball and men’s lacrosse teams.

Blue-and-yellow ribbons have been distributed to the Irish men’s tennis coaches (competing in the BIG EAST Championships this weekend at Notre Dame), women’s golf team and coaches (competing in BIG EAST Championships beginning Sunday in Orlando, Fla.), football coaches, baseball coaches, softball coaches, men’s lacrosse coaches and women’s lacrosse coaches.

    Here are Irish home events this weekend:
  • Football—1 p.m. Saturday in Blue-Gold Game

  • Men’s Lacrosse—2 p.m. Saturday vs. Villanova

  • Baseball—Noon and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 .m. Sunday

  • Men’s Tennis—BIG EAST Championships all day through Sunday

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