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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  • An unfillable hole - IrishEyes.com
    It was the attractive option, the easy option.” “I love Notre Dame. I know how crazy that may sound, but I grew up cheering for Notre Dame.
    08/21/2014 - 2:16 pm | View Link
  • The right man for Michigan? Brady Hoke's status and mindset in 2014 - SI.com
    ... who weren’t playing for the championship -- cheering.” Some fans ... 6 at Notre Dame Sept. 13 Miami (Ohio) Sept. 20 Utah Sept.
    08/21/2014 - 11:19 am | View Link
  • Get off message boards and join a real fraternity of college ... - Orlando Sentinel
    ... young fans to post Instagram "selfies" of themselves cheering for their ... Hurricanes fans, UCF fans, Alabama fans, Auburn fans, Notre Dame ...
    08/21/2014 - 7:47 am | View Link
  • Losses mount, but Michigan coach Hoke remains confident - SI.com
    ... who weren’t playing for the championship -- cheering.” Some fans ... 6 at Notre Dame Sept. 13 Miami (Ohio) Sept. 20 Utah Sept.
    08/21/2014 - 4:40 am | View Link
  • Area OSU fans bleed scarlet & gray - Toledoblade.com
    2.9 million fans, followed by Penn State and Notre Dame.) Shumaker JEREMY ... and can be seen every home and road Saturday cheering wildly for Ohio
    08/17/2014 - 5:17 am | View Link
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  • W. Basketball. Jewell Loyd Earns Gold With USA Basketball At FIBA 3x3 World Championship
    For the ninth time in the past six years, a Notre Dame women's basketball player will return to campus with a gold medal, as Fighting Irish junior All-America guard Jewell Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) helped the USA Basketball 3x3 National Team to the title at the FIBA 3x3 World Championship on Sunday afternoon in Moscow, Russia.
    06/21/2014 - 3:12 am | View Link
  • W. Golf. Quartet Of Irish Women's Golfers Competing On Biggest Stages
    There's no substitute for experience, and in the case of the Notre Dame women's golf program, the Fighting Irish are acquiring that knowledge at the highest levels of the sport. Sophomore Jordan Ferreira (University Place, Wash./Bellarmine Prep) showed solid progress in the second round of the U.S. Women's Open, carding a 78 (+8) on Friday to shave three strokes off her opening round score on ...
    06/21/2014 - 2:43 am | View Link
  • Cougars sweep soccer finals
    Winning is great, but rebuilding the overall competitive state of soccer in Red Deer and Central Alberta is more important to Humberto Aspillaga. With his Notre Dame Cougars up 4-0 over the Lacombe Rams in the Central Alberta High School Soccer League championship final Saturday at Edgar Park, Aspillaga pulled many of his starters and went with younger players.
    06/16/2014 - 1:35 am | View Link
  • Queen Elizabeth gets Paris honor with flower market named after her
    PARIS - Under grey skies but with hundreds cheering "Vive la Reine," Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday had Paris's best-known flower market named after her, capping a wildly successful three-day state visit to France.
    06/9/2014 - 3:07 am | View Link
  • Queen Elizabeth gets Paris honour with flower market named after her
    PARIS (France): Under grey skies but with hundreds cheering “Vive la Reine”, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday had Paris’s best-known flower market named after her, capping a wildly successful three-day state visit to France.
    06/7/2014 - 8:37 pm | View Link
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  • Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees gets cheering aid in win
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Quarterback Tommy Rees received a loud ovation during the pregame senior-day introductions. And he heard some ‘‘Tommy’’ chants in the final seconds Saturday against BYU. In between, the Irish handled the emotions of senior day ...
    11/23/2013 - 4:29 pm | View Link
  • Still cheering for old Notre Dame
    The road stretched before them, slicing through farmland and flat, empty fields headed due west. Headed to the Golden Dome. The pilgrimage along Route 80 took Tom Longo and Phil Sheridan about 10 hours and 700 miles as the former Notre Dame football ...
    01/6/2013 - 2:06 am | View Link
  • Fathers and Daughters bond over cheering for Notre Dame
    A lot of people do the same thing for every away game. Whether it's going to the same bar to watch or throwing a watch party at home. But Saturday a group of St. Mary's Seniors may have just started a new tradition by bringing their dad's to the Linebacker ...
    11/10/2012 - 2:27 pm | View Link
  • Cheering from a distance
    GOSHEN — Beer and football at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning? If you’re a Notre Dame fan and it’s the first game of the season, you’d better believe it. Such was the scene at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant on Goshen’s west side early Saturday ...
    09/1/2012 - 3:58 pm | View Link
  • Chasing drug lords, cheering for the Irish
    Yet when I stopped by recently for a chat with Jack Riley, the no-bullshit agent who heads it ... To step into his office you have to walk on a Notre Dame rug. His desk is lit by a Notre Dame lamp. A picture of former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz ...
    09/7/2011 - 8:04 pm | View Link
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  • How to Cheer at a Notre Dame Football Game: 6 Steps
    Is it your first time going to Notre Dame for a football game? Then look no further then the following page if you're geared up to Cheer, Cheer, for Ol' Notre Dame.
    08/22/2014 - 6:01 am | View Website
  • Cheerleading | Notre Dame College
    Welcome to the Home of Notre Dame College Cheerleading. Notre Dame College Cheerleading is an organization created to enhance student life and NDC spirit on campus ...
    08/21/2014 - 11:48 pm | View Website
    2013-14 Cheerleading Squad. The cheerleading program at the University of Notre Dame is a non-competitive sport consisting of two squads that cheer for the following ...
    08/21/2014 - 8:49 pm | View Website
  • American Cheer Express:Cheerleading Source
    cheerleading cheer, cheerleading cheer chant, cheer cheerleading words, free cheerleading cheer, chearleading cheer camp, new cheerleading cheer, learn cheerleading ...
    08/21/2014 - 4:17 pm | View Website
  • Victory March (fight song)
    Victory March " is the fight song for the University of Notre Dame. The Rev. Michael J. Shea, a 1905 Notre Dame graduate, wrote the music, and his brother, John F ...
    08/21/2014 - 7:42 am | View Website
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