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:
  • Tory Jackson joins former Notre Dame basketball players to win ... - Saginaw News
    You could feel it on the court. (Notre Dame) Coach (Mike) Brey was there, and he was cheering and so excited for us, like a little kid.
    07/7/2014 - 1:25 pm | View Link
  • OSU, UM addressing stadium attendance - Toledoblade.com
    ... coming back to buy tickets.” A once-robust cheering section will be a ... rivalry games against Ohio State, Michigan State, and Notre Dame on ...
    07/6/2014 - 8:27 am | View Link
  • It's been the season of the revolving roster for the Bay Sox - South Coast Today
    Notre Dame pitcher Michael Hearne, never showed up and was released. ... With the team and his fellow interns cheering him on, Orlinsky polished
    07/5/2014 - 12:58 pm | View Link
  • The 15 Most Loyal Fan Bases In College Football - Business Insider
    Notre Dame’s comparative struggles on the football field in the 21st century, fans haven’t stopped cheering for their beloved Irish. Notre...
    07/3/2014 - 11:30 am | View Link
  • Michael Young, Kelli Andersen, Jeremy Sanchez cop Kiwanis Junior ... - Staten Island Live
    "I had mixed emotions; usually, I'm cheering for Tom," said Young. ... But the expected charge by the recent Notre Dame Academy grad and two-time
    07/3/2014 - 5:56 am | View Link
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YAHOO NEWS:
  • 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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BING NEWS:
  • AT LARGE: Pro sports are an extension of cheering on your school
    I wanted to go to Penn in the worst way, even got accepted, but my folks simply couldn’t afford to send me there. Do you recall Notre Dame’s “subway alumni?” Well I became, and still am, a Penn subway alumnus. Now, in Philly (and other cities), the ...
    07/24/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • 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 - 5:10 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
  • 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 ...
    12/3/2012 - 11:00 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
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BING SEARCH:
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    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 ...
    07/30/2014 - 10:24 am | View Website
  • How to Cheer at a Notre Dame Football Game: 6 Steps
    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 if you're ...
    07/30/2014 - 4:05 am | View Website
  • UND.COM
    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 ...
    07/30/2014 - 1:27 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 ...
    07/30/2014 - 1:13 am | 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 ...
    07/29/2014 - 2:00 pm | View Website
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