- Knott-Zahm rivalry continues (By JOHNYY LIEITNER, and JOHN BACSIK Sports Writers)
When the Knott and Zahm interhall football teams take the field this Sunday, they will resume a ferocious rivalry that has witnessed its fair share of tight games and photo finishes. Only this time, the right to play another day hangs irrevocably in the balance; only one team can advance to the semifinals.
- Undefeated Welsh looks for second win against Lyons (By COLIN BOYLAN and LAUREN CONTI Sports Writers)
A 6-0 record during the regular season may have earned Welsh Family Hall the No. 1 seed in the upcoming playoffs, but it won't get the defending champions much else this weekend in their first round match-up against Lyons.
- Crime looks to steal victory from No. 7 Bullfrogs (By SUSIE CARPENTER and LIA MILHOAN Sports Writers)
When Badin and Off-Campus faced off earlier this season, the game resulted in a 12-12 tie. The two compete in the first round of playoff action this weekend.
- Irish look to keep momentum going (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
With the possibility of an appearance in a Bowl Championship Series game on the horizon, Notre Dame head football coach Bob Davie knows his team cannot afford a letdown against the 5-2 Air Force Falcons Saturday in Notre Dame Stadium.
- Givens enters uncharted waters Powerful junior turns tables on teams by playing multiple positions (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
- Irish hone defensive skills (Observer Staff Report )
Junior Anthony Weaver, the team's third-leading tackler, gets to the ball from all over the field. As the left defensive end, he has four sacks, an interception and a fumble recovered. His counterpart on the right side, Ryan Roberts, has emerged this season for the Irish to record four sacks and four tackles for losses.
- Falcons prepare to fly past Irish in repeat performance (By KERRY SMITH Sports Editor)
Irish head coach Bob Davie knows the potential threat Air Force poses.
- Saint Mary's drops match to Hope in straight games (By ALICIA ORTIZ Sports Writer)
Energy wasn't enough to push Saint Mary's to victory against MIAA leader Hope College on Wednesday. The Belles played a tough game, and lost in three games to the Flying Dutch.
- Huskers clash with Sooners in BCS battle (By PEYTON BERG Sports Writer)
When the Sooners and the Huskers last clashed in 1997, Nebraska gave Oklahoma its worst beating in school history, a 54-7 pasting en route to its third national title in four years.
- Irish look to star in Elkhart regatta (By JEFF BALTRUZAK Sports Writer)
- Belles look to catch Kalamazoo at MIAAs (By KATIE McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The Belles will make a run at catching league competition at this weekend's MIAA cross-country championship at Albion College. After finishing in the number seven spot at the MIAA Jamboree, Saint Mary's will be looking to catch Kalamazoo.
- Alumni hopes to secure revenge against Keenan Sunday (By JAMES VERALI and TODD NIETO Sports Writers)
The Keenan Knights are hoping for a replay as they take on the Alumni Dawgs in the first round of the playoffs Sunday.
- Belles believe they can finish strong (By SARAH RYKOWSKI Sports Writer)
- Irish take on Mountaineers (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
The seniors of Notre Dame will say goodbye to Alumni Field as the Irish men's soccer team takes on the Mountaineers of West Virginia tonight.
- Irish to battle Hurricanes in Big East tourney (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The auditions are over, Sunday afternoon the show opens for real. The Notre Dame women's soccer team finished the regular season ranked No. 1 with a record of 17-0-1, but when the Big East quarterfinals kickoff this weekend, each team's slate will have been cleared.
- Notre Dame wraps up successful fall schedule (By RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
If this fall season is any indication of what is to come in the spring, then the Notre Dame men's tennis team may have an exciting future ahead.
- Pacers top Bulls 106-103 in front of Joyce Center crowd Thomas, Guyton, Drew play key roles in return to Indiana (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
Three athletes who made their mark for Indiana schools other than Notre Dame returned to the Hoosier state to play key roles in the Indiana Pacers' 106-103 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in the Joyce Center.
- Young players adjust to professional game (Tim Casey Assistant Sports Editor)
Welcome back, Khalid.
- Spartans take advantage of power play for 5-1 victory (By MATT ORENCHUK Sports Writer)
There are three parts to any hockey team: offense, defense and special teams. Notre Dame needed all three to win the game against Michigan State Thursday, but special teams fell short as the Spartans scored on three of five power-play chances to win 5-1.
- Luck of the Irish (Sarah Rykowski Saint Mary's News Editor)
nlike many Notre Dame or Saint Mary' students, I was not weaned on Notre Dame football. I would say I watch the games to appreciate all the hard work the athletes put into their game, not because I'm a rabid fan.
- Entering the election's home stretch (Gary Caruso Capitol Comments)
The late Bob Prince, the Pittsburgh Pirates' legendary announcer, often described a play as, "close as the fuzz in a tick's ear." Presently that description portrays the presidential polls between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush. Barring any major outside developments or October surprises, the outcome of the election should begin to come into focus by Monday.
- Quote of the Day (Theodore H. White author)
A liberal is a person who believes that water can be made to run uphill. A conservative is someone who believes everybody should pay for his water. I'm somewhere in between: I believe water should be free, but that it flows downhill.
- Differing approaches to utilize our armed forces Using the military to uphold American values (Political Face-off Clayton Swope)
The United States flag and all that it represents embody what it means to be American. As if the very words were ingrained in our hearts and minds, generations of Americans have willingly sacrificed their lives to uphold the sacred values we profess each and every time we pledge allegiance to our flag. When these universal rights of justice, freedom and unity are denied to humanity, the United States must act to restore them. Just as the United States remained a beacon of democracy against communism during the 20th Century, the United States must now continue to stand for justice in today's post-Cold War world.
- Differing approaches to utilize our armed forces Current administration has led to military deficiency (Political Face-off College Republicans)
In light of the recent bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, the issues of U.S. foreign policy and military defense is a major concern facing the candidates in the upcoming election. While the United States is currently the world's leading military power, a recent report estimates that by 2003, the Chinese military will have the capacity to overpower the United States. The next Chief Executive Officer must be ready to take action, while also protecting the best interests of the nation domestically. Governor George W. Bush is the best candidate to manage such a task.
- Urging students to exercise their right to vote (Letter to the Editor )
I think Erin English made a very good point in her letter yesterday entitled "Candidates failing to address young voters." She said politicians most likely don't try to address issues relevant to our generation because we don't vote. And she's absolutely right.
- Ushering in the end of an era (Stadium usher hired by Rockne at age 12 to retire after 60 years at ND )
At the end of the football season, one man will retire after 60 years of greeting Notre Dame fans eager to see Fighting Irish teams battle opponents on the field.
- Lieberman's Jewish faith concerns some voters (By HELENA PAYNE )
Though polls have shown that the vice presidential pick of the candidate rarely affects voters' choices in presidential elections, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman's strong faith in Judaism has raised concerns from voters who wonder what impact his faith will have on the nation.
- First Lady may be in 'dead heat' in NY Senate Election (By ERIN LaRUFFA Associate News Editor)
One of the country's closest-watched Senate races is a statistical dead heat, according to the most recent Zogby Interational poll.
- Cited students receive advice (By MIKE CONNOLLY News Writer)
Three Notre Dame students with knowledge of the St. Joseph's County legal system and the Notre Dame Residents Life system spoke to students cited at Finnigan's Irish Pub on Oct. 13 to discuss their legal options.
- Students kickoff free speech group (By HELENA PAYNE News Writer)
Twenty-two students and one faculty member brainstormed ideas to promote free speech in a meeting for the newly formed coalition for free speech Thursday night.
- College Park may allow fewer students in each unit (By LIZ ZANONI News Writer)
College Park, the all-student apartment complex on Bulla Road, is considering limiting the number of students allowed in each of the 52 units, said College Park manager, P.R. Gibson.
- Behind the scenes of a ND football weekend: The men in yellow (By JACQUELINE BROWDER Assistant Scene Editor)
They take our tickets, direct us to our seats and ensure that students maintain well-behaved conduct while cheering for the Irish. They'll even clean up after us when we've had an untimely "parting" with our tailgate lunches.
- Behind the scenes of a ND football weekend: Toiling at the tollbooth (AMANDA GRECO Scene Editor)
With the drone of cars and the ringing of the register in the background, Rich Motz, tollbooth plaza supervisor for the Notre Dame exit, recreated the home game tollbooth experience.
- Behind the scenes of a ND football weekend: Programs! Programs! Get your programs! (By JEFF BALTRUZAK Scene Writer)
Few visitors leave a Notre Dame football weekend without a souvenir, and for many, that means the game program. While most students pass up buying a program, citing its $5 cost, many visitors and parents look at its glossy pages as a chance to remember their experience on campus.
- Behind the scenes of a ND football weekend: Taking out the tailgaters' trash (By TAI ROMERO Scene Writer)
From the bowels of Notre Dame's stadium lurks a power stronger than a stadium crowd of 80,000 fans. With 80 arms and strength enough to clear 17 tons of trash off the street, this super human force has but one taskó to beautify our campus.