- ND Women's Basketball: Syracuse stuns Irish (By: KATIE McVOY Associate Sports Editor)
- ND Women's Basketball: Syracuse wanted it more (By: NOAH AMSTADTER Sports Editor)
- Bengal Bouts: 125-pounds — 160-pounds: Newburg outlasts McMahon, captures title (By: PAUL CAMARATA Sports Writer)
Even in skill but varied in style, 125-pound title contenders Shawn Newburg and Jason McMahon provided the crowd with an intriguing opening to the Friday night Finals. The brawny McMahon came out aggressively in the first round, jabbing his way around the ring in pursuit of a tussle. Newburg would not be drawn into a brawl, however, moving smoothly around the perimeter of the ring and attacking only when he had an ideal opportunity.
- Men's Basketball: Irish come from behind, win on Senior Day (By: JOE LICANDRO Sports Writer)
For one final time, Irish seniors David Graves, Ryan Humphrey, Harold Swanagan and Charles Thomas were introduced in a special presentation with their families to the home faithful at the Joyce Center. The capacity crowd loudly voiced their appreciation for the contributions of each player in revitalizing the Notre Dame program. After the emotional pre-game Senior Day festivities, the Irish had to refocus their energies on defeating the visiting Providence Friars and their star point guard John Linehan.
- Fencing: Irish ease through conference championships Irish fencers claim four individual titles, nab 11 of 24 first-team conference spots (By: MATT LOZAR Sports Writer)
After winning the team competition on Saturday, the Notre Dame fencing team continued its domination of the Midwest Conference in Sunday's individual competition: The Irish won four individual titles, took second place four times and claimed 11 of the 24 first-team conference spots.
- Fencing: Irish ease through conference championships Men's and women's squads combine to give Irish overall title (By: MATT LOZAR Sports Writer)
At the Midwest Conference Championships, the women's sabre team was able to avenge their defeat to Northwestern last year and help lead the Notre Dame women's fencing team to first place. The men's squad defended their conference title and combined with the women to give the Irish the overall title.
- Hockey: Irish sweep Falcons, streak into playoffs (By: MATT ORENCHUK Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame men's hockey team finished up the season in style this past weekend, posting a sweep of the Bowling Green Falcons, winning 4-3 Friday night and 4-1 Saturday night.
- Men's Track and Field: Watson qualifies for NCAA Championships (By: DAVE COOK Sports Writer)
Qualifying for nationals is a superb accomplishment for any collegiate athlete. Qualifying in two events is even more spectacular. But being able to qualify in a third event that you won't even compete in at nationals is downright amazing.
- Bengal Bouts: 180-pounds — Heavyweights: Experience pays off for Criniti with 3rd title (By: CHRIS FEDERICO Assistant Sports Editor)
In what many expected to be the top fight of the championship round, senior Mark "Bright Lights, Big City" Criniti won a split-decision victory over classmate Matt Sarb to win the 180-pound title Friday night. The two survived a hail of punches from each other for three rounds, but in the end the experience of three-time champion Criniti paid off over the first-year fighter and football walk-on Sarb.
- Bengal Bouts: 165-pounds — 170-pounds: Matassa outduels Cosse for 165-pound title (By: BRIAN BURKE Sports Writer)
Junior Clay "The Mouth of the South" Cosse kept coming at senior Chris "Stay Outta My Business" Matassa and at times it appeared he might overwhelm his opponent in the 165-pound title bouts. The senior was constantly able to supply an answer to Cosse's assaults, however, as Matassa came away with the split decision victory.
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- Choose Mary over `Monologues' (Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D president of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society)
I was stunned to read in the Feb. 27 issue of The Observer how Kerry Walsh, student director of "The Vagina Monologues," publically responded to a flyer that I helped distribute to ticket-holders lined up to see the play. The flyer was a photograph of the famous Dome of Our Lady — except that the statue of Mary had been removed. The flyer asked "Is this what you want?" Just before the show began, Kerry addressed the audience, referred to our flyer and answered the question "Hell, yeah!"
- Walking in a winter wonderland (Amy Schill Dazed and Amused)
Well, we finally got some hardcore winter weather. The freshmen complaining about how cold weather in South Bend is just a myth have suffered, and suffered deservedly. But even as a junior, this Texas native has yet to get used to the weather here, even in a relatively mild winter (I make little distinction between 20 degrees and minus 20 degrees; either way, I'm not going outside). However, I have learned some truths about South Bend weather that I'd like to share.
- News poll asks leading questions biased against the Church (William D. Haynes doctoral candidate)
I just completed a poll from ABC News and the results will probably be quite disturbing — especially to the Notre Dame/Catholic community. I am not sure if it was a push poll, but it was truly one of the most unfair persecutions of Catholic priests or any member of the clergy I have ever witnessed.
- Biblical `proof' inadequate (Monika Mehlmann freshman)
I am skeptical when I read an article quoting the Bible as "proof" for anything, especially if quoting the Old Testament. Becket Gremmels, in his article titled, "Biblical evidence offers proof of homosexual immorality," uses the incident of Sodom and Gomorrah as "proof" that homosexuality is a moral evil.
- Celebration of U.S. greed rings hollow (Shamus Rohn junior)
After reading Christine Niles's column entitled, "Poverty, American-Style," I got the impression that she was trying to offer a defense of the United States's distribution of wealth. I am not convinced.
- Class of 2003 reelects class officers (By ERIN LARUFFA Associate News Editor)
Following last Wednesday's primary, the remaining candidates in the three class council elections faced each other in a runoff on Friday.
- Yeoh depends on East and West (By LIZ KAHLING News Writer)
Actor Michelle Yeoh closed up the successful International Conference on Globalization and Media in Asia held at Notre Dame this weekend by discussing many of her experiences with both the American and Asian film industry before a showing of her blockbuster hit "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
- CEO brings Asian film to U.S. (By LAUREN BECK News Writer)
In an era seemingly dominated by American pop culture, William Pfeiffer, CEO of Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures, promotes globalization by targeting local audiences.
- Yeoh discusses `Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (By LAUREN BECK News Writer)
Actor and martial arts expert Michelle Yeoh said she attributes the recent success of Asian films in the global market to their use of martial arts.
- Cheers and jeers from the stands From distracting players to mocking their coaches, Notre Dame's Leprechaun Legion works to pump up the home crowd at men's basketball games (JOE LINDSLEY Scene Writer)
Providence Friars basketball coach Tim Welsh paced the sideline during Saturday's game against Notre Dame. As his team was starting to lose its grip over the Irish, something must have caught his attention and distracted him, possibly even stirred up some anger. Was somebody chanting his home phone number?