Pandemic and Athletics
This session will cover how the pandemic is affecting college athletics. Topics will include the decision for Notre Dame to continue fall sports, the roles of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Athletic Coast Conference, and how the pandemic is affecting college athletics nationally.
Preview for Week 4
Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
Professor Heidi Beidinger-Burnett gives a preview of this week’s session.
Live Chat with Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick
Presented by ND Loyal
Vice President of University Relations Lou Nanni hosts a live chat with Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick on Aug. 7, 2020. Swarbrick discusses Notre Dame sports, COVID-19’s impact on student-athletes and coaches, and much more.
Strong of Heart - Tricia Bellia
Presented by Department of Athletics
Article about the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics Chair Tricia Bellia
She doesn’t play sports for the University of Notre Dame, though she’s still known to wield a wicked tennis racket.
She’s neither a coach nor an Irish athletics administrator.
Neither her face nor her name is likely to be recognized by even the most ardent Notre Dame sports fans.
Yet, Tricia Bellia, in her role as chair of the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics as well as the University’s NCAA Faculty Representative, likely has as much influence as anyone on the philosophy of athletics at Notre Dame.
Read the full article here
What is a Close Contact?
Presented by Mary Ann McDowell
This video tutorial demonstrates the definition of a “close contact” and presents the quarantining and isolation policies of the Centers for Disease Control, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the University of Notre Dame.
Tracking COVID-19 Data
Presented by Heidi Beidinger-Burnett
This presentation will track the COVID 19 data in St. Joseph County, IN while describing the public health implications.
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Guest Speakers are John B. “Jack” Swarbrick, Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics and Patricia Bellia, William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Professor of Law and Chair, Faculty Board on Athletics.
Born in Yonkers, New York, and raised in Yonkers and Bloomington, Indiana, Swarbrick is a 1976 magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Upon graduating from Stanford University Law School in 1980, he accepted a position as an associate in the Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels. He was made partner in 1987 and spent 28 years with the firm. Swarbrick became Notre Dame’s 12th athletics director on July 16, 2008. During his thirteen years as the University of Notre Dame’s Athletic Director, Swarbrick has launched several signature initiatives, including creating the STAND TOGETHER equality initiative, launching of Fighting Irish Media, and initiating the Campus Crossroads Project.
Patricia (Tricia) Bellia joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2000 where she teaches and researches constitutional law, administrative law, cyberlaw, electronic surveillance law, and copyright law. She is co-author of a leading cyberlaw casebook and has published several articles on internet law (particularly surveillance and privacy issues) and separation of powers. She earned her A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995. Prior to joining the faculty at Notre Dame, she clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States and worked as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice. Since 2009, Bellia has served as the chair of the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics (FBA), the principal advisory group to the president on educational issues related to intercollegiate athletics. In addition, Bellia serves as Notre Dame’s faculty athletics representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
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- NCAA COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Webpage
- ACC Athletic Department COVID-19 Updates
- As Stanford Cuts Teams, Olympic Hopefuls All Over the U.S. Feel a Chill. New York Times article by Juliet Macur, published Aug. 26, 2020, describing how the pandemic led Stanford to cut nearly one-third of its 36 varsity athletic programs and how this might affect U.S. Olympic teams.
- NCAA Student-Athlete COVID-19 Well-being Study. This study was designed to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student-athletes’ current physical and mental well-being.