Notre Dame athletes, coaches react about Boston Marathon explosions

Several Notre Dame athletes, former athletes and coaches reacted on twitter Monday to the tragic news of the events at the Boston Marathon.

Notre Dame Football Coach & Boston native Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly)
"Thoughts and prayers for the victims in Boston.”

Notre Dame Basketball & Baseball Standout & Boston Native Pat Connaughton (@PlanePat24)
"Thoughts and prayers go out to my home city of Boston. Love that place, tragic this happened on such a patriotic day such as the Marathon."

"Used to go to the Boston Marathon with my mom and friends every year. That's a scary thought #PrayersForBoston #bostonyourmyhome"

"Words can't describe how I feel about home."

Notre Dame Basketball Play by Play Announcer Jack Nolan (@NDJackNolan)
"As a native of the Boston area, my heart goes out to the victims of today's cowardly bombings.”

Former Irish Offensive lineman Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57)
"Respect & admire the first responders for their bravery. Running in to help clear the area despite danger of more explosions.”

Former Irish basketball standout Ben Hansbrough @bhans23
"Heart is heavy for everybody who was affected from the tragedy in Boston. #pray4boston”

Former Irish All-American Basketball Player Skylar Diggins (@skydigg4)
"Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by what happened at the Boston Marathon today.”

Former Irish All-American Basketball Player Ruth Riley (@ruthriley00)
"Prayers go out to those killed & injured in the #bostonmarathon!! Sadly sports are not immune to the cowardice acts that occur in our world!"

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