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
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    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:
  • Still cheering for old Notre Dame
    The pilgrimage along Route 80 took Tom Longo and Phil Sheridan about 10 hours and 700 miles as the former Notre Dame football players traded stories and driving duty through four states. But that September road trip to South Bend, Ind., for the Irish’s ...
    01/6/2013 - 5:08 am | View Link
  • Dothan couple cheering for opposite teams on Monday
    Being a Notre Dame fan in enemy territory is hard enough. Put that Golden Domer in the same house with a Bama backer and you’ve got the makings for one eventful season. When the Fighting Irish take on the Crimson Tide in the BCS Championship Game Monday ...
    01/5/2013 - 4:59 pm | View Link
  • Why I won’t be cheering for old Notre Dame
    Lizzy Seeberg, a 19-year-old freshman at Saint Mary’s College, across the street from Notre Dame, committed suicide after accusing an ND football player of sexually assaulting her. The friend Lizzy told immediately afterward said she was crying so hard ...
    12/3/2012 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Cheering with purpose
    As a lifelong Notre Dame fan, I strongly identified with a lot of the tendencies John Sandburg described in his column “Why I Cheer.” I’ve probably invested a bit too much in this team over the years, and it’s very true that how the team does in ...
    11/28/2012 - 7:00 pm | 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 - 3:00 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • How to Cheer at a Notre Dame Football Game: 6 Steps
    Edit Article How to Cheer at a Notre Dame Football Game. Is it your first time going to Notre Dame for a football game? Then look no further then the following page ...
    03/2/2015 - 2:35 pm | View Website
  • UND.COM
    The University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site, partner of CBS College Sports Networks, Inc. The most comprehensive coverage of Notre Dame Fighting Irish ...
    03/2/2015 - 1:37 pm | View Website
  • Meet the Cheerleaders | Notre Dame College
    Emily Amendola Painesville, OH. Psychology. Additional Campus Activities: Dance Team. What I like best about NDC: Small campus, personal relationships
    03/2/2015 - 12:19 pm | View Website
  • Notre Dame Victory March with lyrics
    Notre Dame Victory March with lyrics Notre Dame fight song Rally sons of Notre Dame: Sing her glory and sound her fame, Raise her Gold and Blue And cheer ...
    03/2/2015 - 9:41 am | View Website
  • Irish Trumpets
    In one of the most spectacular displays of school tradition, the trumpets of the Band of the Fighting Irish gather under the Golden Dome (the Main Building
    03/1/2015 - 9:45 pm | View Website
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