Caroline Pineda | December 9, 2020
As Notre Dame Stadium’s longtime public address announcer, Mike Collins ’67 has narrated 38 Senior Days, giving voice to hundreds of players’ final home games.
His 39th on Saturday will also be Collins’ own farewell.
“I still can’t believe it,” he says of spending nearly four decades as the voice of Notre Dame Stadium. “I’m still overwhelmed that it happened, that I sort of became a part of the University’s fabric.”
Collins’ calls from the booth have become a hallmark of the gameday experience. Historic moments have bookended his tenure, which began with a 23-17 win over No. 10 Michigan in 1982, the first night game in Notre Dame Stadium. His most recent game was Notre Dame’s double-overtime win over No. 1 Clemson.
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