Why I Won't Be Cheering For Old Notre Dame

Well, since you asked — and many of my friends have, some more than once — no, I will not be cheering for my alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, to win big-time college football's championship on Jan. 7. What's really surprising me are those who believe as I do — that two players on the team have committed serious criminal acts, sexual assault in one case, and rape in another — but assumed that I'd support the team anyway, just as it is.

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ASK NEWS:
  • Illinois men’s tennis wins at Notre Dame for first time since 2005 - Daily Illini
    The Net Nuts cheering section organized a road trip to Notre Dame and made its presence felt in South Bend.
    03/2/2015 - 3:53 pm | View Link
  • Palmetto Middle track wins Miami-Dade County title - Miami Herald
    These groups have spent months on the sidelines cheering on their high ... offers girls’ volleyball tryouts at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High
    03/2/2015 - 3:03 pm | View Link
  • Campbell, Drennen named TWV Swimmers of the Year - Times West Virginian
    ... at FSHS. In fact, a freshman girls’ swimmer at Notre Dame, Maya Dalton ... puts the team first and can always be found poolside, cheering on ...
    03/2/2015 - 4:15 am | View Link
  • Marian Catholic's Joey Cifelli sets records, wins state diving title - Chicago Tribune
    Cheering fans packed the bleachers Saturday at the New Trier pool, ready for ... the team title (126) ahead of runner-up Peoria Notre Dame (114). ...
    02/28/2015 - 8:15 am | View Link
  • Men's Lacrosse: Irish roll over Michigan, 17-8; A look at Saturday's ... - Austin American Statesman
    Irish fans should be cheering often and bench players should see some time this game.  Irish win going away. Notre Dame 20  Dartmouth 5
    02/28/2015 - 7:24 am | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • Notre Dame announces commencement speaker for 2015 ceremony
    The University of Notre Dame will welcome Oxford Chancellor Christopher Patten as the commencement speaker for the 2015 Commencement. Patten will also receive an honorary degree during that time.  
    03/2/2015 - 12:47 pm | View Link
  • Notre Dame releases schedule of events for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C funeral, memorial
    In the coming days, the Congregation of Holy Cross and the University of Notre Dame will celebrate the life of Reverend Theodore Hesburgh C.S.C. with visitation hours and a Funeral Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
    03/2/2015 - 11:20 am | View Link
  • Five Great College Basketball Games Left This Season
    Here are five games this week that will get you ready for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
    03/1/2015 - 4:51 pm | View Link
  • W. Basketball. Notre Dame Women's Basketball Quotes
    2014-15 University of Notre Dame Women's BasketballNotre Dame vs. PittsburghFebruary 26, 2015Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center • Notre Dame, Ind.Pittsburgh Quotes
    02/26/2015 - 10:51 pm | View Link
  • Grant leads No. 10 Notre Dame to 60-58 win at Clemson
    Jerian Grant added another chapter to his family's history at Clemson. Not exactly the kind the Tigers were accustomed to, either. Grant, whose brother, father and uncle all played in front of cheering Clemson crowds at Littlejohn Coliseum, scored 22 points to lead No. 10 Notre Dame to a 60-58 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night. Grant remembered attending games at the arena to watch older ...
    02/10/2015 - 10:11 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • Notre Dame and the pain of coming close
    On Friday afternoon, the first question of Mike Brey's news conference was whether the Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach had considered what it would be like to have "everybody outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky cheering for you on Saturday night?"
    03/28/2015 - 7:51 pm | View Link
  • Mark Story: Notre Dame could be tough foe for Cats but tougher for Cats fans
    CLEVELAND — The dirty little secret about cheering for the prohibitive favorite to win the ... the hours leading up to the matchup between Kentucky (37-0) and Notre Dame (32-5) in the Midwest Region finals at 8:49 p.m. Saturday in the Quicken Loans ...
    03/28/2015 - 6:12 pm | View Link
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie now cheering for a different 'America's team'
    [DraftKings: Free $25,000 March Madness Fantasy Basketball Contest] Christie was in Cleveland on Saturday where he attended the Elite Eight NCAA tournament game between undefeated Kentucky and Notre Dame wearing Fighting Irish colors. Christie is Catholic ...
    03/28/2015 - 6:04 pm | View Link
  • 2015 NCAA Tournament: Schedule and viewing thread for the first day of Elite Eight action
    Standing in their way are Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Pac-12 Champ, Arizona Wildcats, respectively. I think more Aaron Rodger sighting is expected in LA tonight for the West Regional. Ashley Judd will no doubt be cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats.
    03/28/2015 - 5:59 pm | View Link
  • Analysis | Towns, UK outlast Notre Dame 68-66
    But Auguste answered with six quick points of his own, including an emphatic putback dunk, and Notre Dame rallied with a 9-2 burst for a 46-42 lead with 14:24 to go, punctuated by Pat Connaughton's drive and dunk that sent an outnumbered Irish cheering ...
    03/28/2015 - 4:42 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • Competitive Cheer
    Rankings are compiled by a panel of members of the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan and officials. The MHSAA does not supply input to the rankings.
    03/26/2015 - 9:18 pm | View Website
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 (Disney)
    Little explanation: few days after I posted whole movie youtube deleted it ("copyrights, blablabla..."), so I decided to find scenes uploaded by other ...
    03/26/2015 - 2:16 pm | View Website
  • Victory March (fight song)
    Lyrics "Rally sons of Notre Dame: Sing her glory and sound her fame, Raise her Gold and Blue And cheer with voices true: Rah, rah, for Notre Dame
    03/26/2015 - 10:56 am | View Website
  • SECTION V CHEERLEADING
    Welcome to the official Section V Cheerleading website! Please make sure you check out the "Dates to Remember" Section V Winter Sectionals will be February 7, 2015 @RIT!
    03/26/2015 - 12:19 am | View Website
  • UND.COM
    Irish Cheerleaders 2014-15 Cheerleading Squad. The cheerleading program at the University of Notre Dame is a non-competitive sport consisting of two squads that cheer ...
    03/25/2015 - 10:24 pm | View Website
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