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:
  • Notre Dame leadership spineless in handling of academic case - News Sentinel
    The next time that the Notre Dame football program stumbles on the field ... and center along the sidelines beaming in the glory, cheering on Kelly
    10/9/2014 - 12:57 pm | View Link
  • McAtee nets hat trick as Wolverines take down No. 6 Notre Dame - Michigan Daily
    It’s just the second time the Wolverines have defeated Notre Dame in ... Most fans were still out of their seats cheering when McAtee kicked in
    10/7/2014 - 1:34 pm | View Link
  • Moore outlasts Petty at No. 1 singles, leading QND to victory over ... - Quincy Herald-Whig
    By MAT MIKESELL Herald-Whig Sports Writer At one point, Quincy Notre Dame 's Abby Moore didn't ... "But then I heard my teammates cheering me on.
    10/7/2014 - 10:54 am | View Link
  • Kevin Haskin: Screwdriver needed for minor car repair - Topeka Capital-Journal
    ■ I promise to write impartially on the ALCS. No cheering, either. ... ■ How about TCU, Mississippi State, Arizona and Notre Dame in the first
    10/7/2014 - 5:39 am | View Link
  • In The Nick Of Time: Alabama's football faithful welcome their ... - SI.com
    ... his football as a quarterback for Knute Rockne at Notre Dame , took ... the lower South, people stood beside the railroad tracks, waving and ...
    10/6/2014 - 3:24 pm | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • Navy Seals parachute into Notre Dame Stadium before game
    The last two Navy Seals to arrive onto the field carried the Notre Dame and American flags.
    09/7/2014 - 9:57 am | View Link
  • Mattare in position to advance to match play
    Matthew Mattare, in the midst of a grueling first round Saturday at the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Saucon Valley Country Club's Weyhill Course, kept replaying highlights of former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz's pre-tournament remarks.
    09/6/2014 - 10:04 pm | View Link
  • Michigan State vs. Oregon Prologue
    On the eve of Michigan State's biggest nonconference regular season game in decades, a reflection on what it means to love and hate as a Spartan. As a Spartan fan who went to Michigan State during most of the John L. Smith era, there was a lot of empty space to fill. Sure, there would be a win against Notre Dame or Wisconsin every now and then to keep a flicker of hope alive, but for the most ...
    09/3/2014 - 2:18 pm | View Link
  • With the Notre Dame fight song in their heads, running backs understand the stakes
    Two brothers, John and Michael Shea, wrote and published the Notre Dame fight song together in 1908. The duo’s lyrics include, “Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame/Wake up the echoes cheering her name.” read more
    09/2/2014 - 11:15 pm | View Link
  • High School Football Season Kicks Off Despite Rain
    Friday night's big game at Richwoods High School started off with a cook-out in the parking lot.
    08/29/2014 - 10:37 pm | View Link
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BING NEWS:
  • 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 - 6:30 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 - 5:08 am | View Link
  • Why I won’t be cheering for old Notre Dame
    The University of Notre Dame’s administration building. (Getty/Jonathan Daniel) 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 ...
    12/3/2012 - 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
  • Chasing drug lords, cheering for the Irish
    But he's as unequivocal about his football loyalties as he is about his views on legalizing pot. 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 - 10:08 pm | View Link
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BING SEARCH:
  • How to Cheer at a Notre Dame Football Game | eHow
    If you're headed to a Notre Dame football game for the first time, it's important that you know how to cheer your team to victory. Follow these steps to make sure you ...
    10/17/2014 - 2:48 pm | View Website
  • 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.
    10/17/2014 - 10:09 am | View Website
  • Notre Dame Football vs. Navy Highlights
    The Irish win the first game of the 2012 season in the Emerald Isle Classic at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, 50-10 against Navy. Notre Dame was led by ...
    10/17/2014 - 1:12 am | View Website
  • 2014 Schedule
    Here is the list of Husky football games for the 2014 season. The UW Alumni Association will be there all season long with football viewing parties, Washington Warm ...
    10/16/2014 - 9:59 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 ...
    10/16/2014 - 4:51 pm | View Website
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