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:
  • SI looks back: From 2007: Alabama faithful welcome savior Saban - 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 ...
    09/8/2014 - 10:03 am | View Link
  • #YahooBig3: Best collegiate three-sport trio - Yahoo! Sports
    ... and looking up in the stands to see Magic Johnson cheering you on. ... 16. Notre Dame: Joe Montana/Adrian Dantley/Carl Yastrzemski View
    09/7/2014 - 11:23 am | View Link
  • Embrace the new world - News Sentinel
    Michigan, Notre Dame meet in final chapter of saga - Chicago Sun-Times
    09/6/2014 - 11:40 am | View Link
  • Mattare in position to advance to match play - Morning Call
    ... s Weyhill Course, kept replaying highlights of former Notre Dame football ... They were even cheering on my bad shots, which were plentiful," ...
    09/6/2014 - 10:43 am | View Link
  • Mattare seeks place in match play - Morning Call
    ... s Weyhill Course, kept replaying highlights of former Notre Dame football ... They were even cheering on my bad shots, which were plentiful," ...
    09/6/2014 - 10:12 am | 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
    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 - 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
  • 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 ...
    08/31/2012 - 1:00 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 ...
    09/20/2014 - 8:11 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 ...
    09/20/2014 - 6:45 am | 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 ...
    09/19/2014 - 8:01 pm | View Website
  • Notre Dame Song Lyrics
    HOME. The Notre Dame Victory March. Rally sons of Notre Dame, Sing her glory, and sound her fame Raise her Gold and Blue, And cheer with voices true,
    09/19/2014 - 6:06 pm | 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 ...
    09/19/2014 - 11:40 am | View Website
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