Meet the staff!

Meet the staff!

Lou-SomogyiLou Somogyi
Senior Editor,

An institution when it comes to Notre Dame history, Somogyi is a 20-year veteran of the Blue and Gold Illustrated as Editor and is a Notre Dame graduate. Author of “The Fifth Quarter” column, he earned Best Column honors from Collegiate Sports Publications Association in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Somogyi provides the brand of unique perspective on Irish sports that’s found nowhere else in print or on the Internet.


Murphy_headshotDan Murphy
Staff Writer

Dan Murphy has been a writer for Blue and Gold Illustrated since August 2011. His column, “Murphy’s Law”, is in every issue of Blue and Gold Illustrated.



Tom-LoyTom Loy
Recruiting Analyst,

Tom has been a writer for Blue and Gold Illustrated since May 2013. Prior to covering Notre Dame recruiting, he covered recruiting for Florida State and North Carolina on the 247Sports and Rivals networks.


Andrew-OwensAndrew Owen
Staff Writer

Andrew has covered Notre Dame football and men’s basketball for Blue and Gold Illustrated since August 2013. His column, “In The Trenches,” appears in every issue. Owens covered both beats for two years prior to his hiring and also covered the San Francisco Giants for


Michelle-Delee-HamiltonMichelle DeLee-Hamilton
Regional Advertising Sales Director

Michelle has been the Regional Advertising Sales Director for Blue and Gold Illustrated since September 2009. She has been involved in the sports publishing industry for more than 20 years.