- Battle steps out from Jackson's shadow Junior starter ready to create (By TIM CASEY Assistant Sports Editor)
Arnaz Battle is no longer just Arnaz Battle.
- A&M game gets personal for Notre Dame (By KERRY SMITH Sports Editor)
When two teams do not compete regularly, it's usually hard to start a rivalry.
- "Wrecking Crew" looks to crush Irish hopes (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
The "Wrecking Crew"of Texas A&M hopes to demolish Notre Dame's hopes of a season-opening victory Saturday.
- Crimson Tide return talent-laden team (By PEYTON BERG Sports Writer)
Alabama coach Mike DuBose started last season denying allegations of sexual misconduct. He finished by beating Florida in the SEC Championship game en route to a 10-3 record.
- Unpopular Davie deserves a fresh start in season opener (Tim Casey assistant sports editor)
Here we are again, at the start of the 112th Notre Dame football season.
- Nation's No. 4 team preps for home opener (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The action at Alumni Field kicks into full gear this weekend for the fourth-ranked Notre Dame women's soccer team.
- Youthful Belles jump into action (By KATIE McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The young Belles' volleyball team, under the direction of head coach Julie Schroeder-Biek, is looking to get its feet wet at the Alma Tournament this weekend.
- Irish begin season beneath Las Vegas lights (By NOAH AMSTADTER Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame men's soccer team plays under the bright lights of Las Vegas this weekend as it opens the 2000 season at the UNLV Fila/ Snickers Rebel Classic. The Irish take on New Mexico tonight at 9 p.m. and host Nevada-Las Vegas at noon on Sunday.
- Belles strike into action Saturday (By STEPHANIE REDWANSKI)
The Saint Mary's golf team opens its season this Saturday at the Ferris State University tournament at Katke Golf Course.
- Irish start season with Shamrock Invitational (By RACHAEL PROTZMAN Sports Writer)
Irish volleyball kicks off the season today as it faces Fairfield in game two of the 2000 Shamrock Invitational Tournament in the Joyce Center.
- Members for life (Anne Marie Mattingly )
It's that time of year again. Today begins a new year of Notre Dame football, complete with traditions, expectations and high hopes for this year's team. As in years past, some believe the team is destined to greatness, others to failure. And regardless of whether our team wins or loses tomorrow, we will all have the opportunity to be reminded that we are part of something bigger and more important than ourselves.
- Gender is not a factor in tradition (Editorial )
In light of Molly Kinder's acceptance as the first female member of the Irish Guard, the traditions of the Irish Guard and this University have come into debate. Some have questioned if Kinder can fulfill the duties of a Guard member. No one should doubt, however, if women in general can fulfill those duties.
- Living in post-graduation limbo (Matt Loughran Random Thoughts)
I am officially at a confusing age.
- Quote of the Day (Henry Kissinger Secretary of State)
"Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing
- Voicing support for female on Irish Guard (Guard chosen because skill and talent Letter to the Editor)
Last week a girl made the Irish Guard. A girl. Yesterday, Anthony Farina kept up with a lost, but not forgotten Notre Dame tradition: whining. He felt sorry for the currect Irish Guardpersons, but not for its newest female member. He believed that Notre Dame broke with tradition in order to promote equality. That is what he said and this is why he is wrong.
- Voicing support for female on Irish Guard (Proud to be led by newest Guard member)
This letter is in response to Anthony Farina's letter "New Guard Breaks Tradition." While I can understand Mr. Farina's viewpoint that some traditions should not be broken, he blatantly missed the fact that the criteria for the Irish Guard are: (1) the guard candidate should be over six-foot-two- inches tall and (2) possess outstanding marching skills. No guideline for the sex of the candidate is ever mentioned.
- Voicing support for female on Irish Guard (Breaking traditions is progress)
Out of the sense of spirit that so characterizes everything we do at Notre Dame and a desire to watch history being made, I attended Molly Kinder's tryout for the Irish Guard. I saw her nail each and every complicated maneuver, easily out-classing most of her male competitors. Not only did she possess the necessary height and skill requirements, she had more grace and presence than almost all of the men out there. If the other nine men on the Irish Guard have any insight at all, they will take advantage of what Molly has to offer instead of feeling sorry for themselves or excluding her as Farina suggests.
- President of "The Shirt" committee defends decision (Letter to the Editor )
As head coordinator of "The Shirt," I feel compelled to respond to yesterday's article entitled "Student questions `The Shirt's' new design concept. This article is full of false information and may be the least objective article The Observer has ever printed.
- Student forum offers few football ticket solutions (By JASON McFARLEY News Writer)
It wasn't the showing they hoped for, but Notre Dame student government representatives received an earful Thursday from students disillusioned by the current football ticket distribution system.
- Twenty-seven years after the University first admitted women, Notre Dame's band will officially undergo the Changing of the Guard As the organization's first female, senior Molly Kinder says she intends to be `as full of an Irish Guard member as possible' (By COLLEEN McCARTHY Associate News Editor)
From the painting of the gold helmets to the concert on the steps to the Irish Guard, football at Notre Dame is steeped in tradition. On Saturday, as the high-stepping Irish Guard leads the band onto the field, a new face among this group will signal an end to the 51-year all-male tradition within the Irish Guard.
- ND to dedicate Learning Center • Engineering facility offers students 'real-world' context for basic principles (By NICK SWEEDO News Writer)
Previously the popular venue for weekend movies, Cushing Auditorium has been trasformed into a new, state-of-the art learning center for engineering students.
- University to help plan, create local community center (By LYNN OLSZOWY News Writer)
Notre Dame announced plans Thursday to to establish a Community Learning Center in the former Goodwill building on North Eddy Street. University President Edward Malloy made the official announcement to more than 90 people who gathered at the building site.
- Students fall victim to summer crime (By ALISON HEINZ News Writer)
Away from the insulated Notre Dame campus, students living just one mile off-campus this summer in South Bend were the victims of crime.
- Alumni gifts to establish scholarship (Special to The Observer )
The University has received a gift to establish an Alumni Association scholarship fund.
- Open your mouth and yell! The rich tradition of Texas A&M yell leaders will give Notre Dame fans some extra motivation to pump up the volume in the stands this weekend. (By MIKE CONNOLLY Scene Writer)