Football game, sports events lead roster of postponements


All athletic contests scheduled through Sunday involving University of Notre Dame teams and including the Purdue football game have been postponed, and a handful of academic activities are being rescheduled.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

The decision to postpone athletic events follows a BIG EAST Conference (Notre Dame competes in the BIG EAST in 20 of its sports) announcement to postpone all conference competition.

“We believe the horrific developments Tuesday warrant a national period of bereavement and a moratorium as far as athletics are concerned,” said Kevin White, director of athletics. “Consistent with the BIG EAST decision not to compete in any sports, we have postponed all athletic events through the weekend – and we have mutually agreed with Purdue to reschedule the football game on December 1.”

Attempts will be made to reschedule events – and announcements will be made as quickly as those events are rescheduled.

Erasmus lecturer Shirley Williams, who was to have started a four-lecture series on Tuesday, took to the podium at<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />4 p.m.Thursday. The other Erasumus Lectures will be Tuesday-Thursday (Sept. 18-20). All lectures will take place at4 auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies.

Plans have not yet been announced for the rescheduling of former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, who was to have spoken on campus Wednesday as a guest of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies.

A lecture by Irish journalist Deaglan de Breadun, scheduled for Monday (September 17) at1:00has been canceled.

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