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Notre Dame football fans talk Blue Gold Game excitement

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Thousands of Notre Dame fans made their way to campus for the annual Blue Gold Spring Football Game. People were out hours before the 12:30pm kickoff to enjoy the day that featured some very nice weather.  

"[It's] beautiful weather," Notre Dame Alumnus and fan Bill McKee said. "Haven't been to a game where the weather was this nice since I was in college here." 

"We've all in the Midwest had a long, hard winter, probably across the country but it's a nice day," Notre Dame Alumnus and fan Mike Carpenter said. "It's one of the nicest days we've had for Blue Gold Game." 

Fans were out in full force cooking food, tossing footballs around and playing other games. Fans say this is all part of the experience, especially since the game doesn't count for anything. "It's just for the fans to see, for the coaches to see. It's something we can all experience together and I think it brings us closer together as a school," Notre Dame Sophomore Jack Magiera said.

"You know it's just getting out here and kicking off another Notre Dame season," Carpenter said. "It's awesome. It's all about friends and family. That's what ND is all about."  

The football game might be what some fans need after the Notre Dame women's basketball team lost in the National Championship game to Connecticut on Tuesday night. "I think Tuesday was rough. We were a bit disappointed," Notre Dame Senior Alex Wood said. "The girls have been the bright spot of the winter, but I think football helps everybody get over it and get back to being Notre Dame." 

Fans came out on Saturday afternoon from all over the nation. There were some from Ohio, New York and Virginia to name a few. Bill McKee says trying to explain what being a Notre Dame fan is difficult to do. "It's hard to describe to people the passion of Notre Dame and football. I would encourage people to come out and see it," he said.

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