Pete Bavacqua officially takes over as Notre Dame athletic director

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Jack Swarbrick era at Notre Dame officially has come to an end. Taking over as athletic director starting Monday was Pete Bevacqua, and the athletic department was quick to recognize that on social media:

The only athletic event on the Notre Dame schedule for the day was the women’s basketball team’s game against Ole Miss for the second of the NCAA Tournament. Fittingly, it took place at Purcell Pavilion. It served as a reminder of how much Notre Dame athletics thrived under Swarbrick and what Bevacqua has to build upon.

We don’t know what the future holds for the university’s athletic programs, but we know that overall, the outlook is as rosy as it’s ever been. So for the moment at least, Bevacqua deserves the benefit of the doubt as he settles into his new role. Best of luck to him, and we can’t wait to see how the programs do under his leadership.

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