- Last minute heroics propel Irish to Cotton Bowl victory (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
Editor's note: Notre Dame's journey to achieve designation as the 20th century's greates college football team is marked by 10 milestones, one in each decade since 1900. The Observer examines these moments in a 10-part series that will appear on Fridays.
- Irish need win over Hoosiers to keep top regional ranking (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
The No. 6 Notre Dame women's soccer team (14-3) travels to Bloomington, Ind., Sunday to take on the Indiana Hoosiers (5-9-3).
- Notre Dame aims for top spot at Big East Championships (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Assisstant Sports Editor)
The Notre Dame cross country squads have one more opportunity to tune up for the postseason at the Big East Championships in Manhattan.
- Top-ranked Alumni takes on Fisher in first round (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The hits will be that much harder and the play on each down will be intensified as the interhall football playoffs get underway this Sunday.
- Irish face must-win situation against Hoyas for tourney spot (By KERRY SMITH Sports Writer)
Stuck in a three-game losing slump that may jeopardize the Notre Dame men's soccer team's goal for a post-season Big East play-off berth, the Irish are all too aware that much is riding on tonight's matchup with conference rival Georgetown.
- Badin looks to upset Welsh in semifinals (By JASON KROMPINGER Sports Writer)
This Sunday at McGlinn Field, the women's interhall football playoffs begin for fourth-seeded Welsh and fifth-seeded Badin.
- Irish set to hold on to first place against Eagles, Friars (By MATT OLIVA Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame volleyball team travels east this weekend to take on two conference opponents, looking to remain undefeated in the Big East and in first place.
- Breen-Phillips looks to keep perfect record against Welsh (By RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
The adrenaline will run high this Sunday as the women's interhall football playoffs get underway, but the Breen-Phillips Babes are remaining calm, keeping the same game plan intact that has helped them cruise to a perfect record of 6-0, and the top seed in the playoffs.
- Davie wary of Navy despite record (By TIM CASEY Sports Writer)
Navy's starting quarterback Brian Broadwater is sidelined with a broken right collarbone. Head coach Charlie Weatherbie had surgery on Monday to remove a kidney stone. The Midshipmen bring a 2-5 record into Saturday's game. Notre Dame has beaten Navy 35 straight times, the longest winning streak by one team over another in NCAA history. Navy seems to be sinking before the game even starts
- Holloway makes the big plays Junior tight end balances excellence in the classroom and on the field. (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Assistant Sports Editor)
People say junior tight end Jabari Holloway works hard.
- Navy challenges secondary (Observer Staff Report )
Though Navy does not have a Drew Brees or Bill Burke at quarterback, the secondary will still be challenged against Navy's wishbone attack. Though the entire defense will be looked upon to contribute, in particular, the secondary has a major responsibility.
- Riley makes All Big East First Team (Special to The Observer )
Notre Dame junior center Ruth Riley and Rutgers guards Tasha Pointer, a junior, and Shawnetta Stewart, a senior, return this season as All Big East First Team selections.
- Pasquerilla East starts quest for title against Howard (By STEVE KEPPEL Sports Writer)
Pasquerilla East will take the first step on its journey back to the stadium Sunday as the Pyros take on the Howard Ducks in the first round of the women's interhall playoffs.
- Irish score flurry of goals in 5-2 victory over Redhawks (By BILL HART Associate Sports Editor)
Some say one win isn't enough to turn a season around, but after Thursday night's game, the outlook for Notre Dame's ice hockey team is whole lot brighter.
- Wanting what we can't have (Christine Kraly Associate News Editor)
We can't get enough of it. We want it every day and once we get a taste, we just want more. We get it around the clock — in the morning, afternoon and our big dose at night.
- Academic freedom safe with Ex Corde (By CHARLES RICE )
In November, the United States bishops will consider an Application of the norms of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the 1990 Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities. Notre Dame and other universities have reservations about the Application as a threat to their "institutional autonomy." The universities claimed that autonomy in their 1967 Land O' Lakes statement: "To perform its teaching and research functions effectively the Catholic university must have a true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of whatever kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself."
- Stigmatizing alienates eating disorder victims (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
I am writing in response to Ms. Koch's letter in the Oct. 6 issue of The Observer. I commend Ms. Koch and Mr. Hagerty for their willingness to take on an issue as complex and overwhelming as eating disorders. I, too, am in agreement with the letters that have been published thus far concerning this subject. Notre Dame does severely lack any sort of effective offense in eating disorder education and treatment.
- Celebrate Saint Marcellus (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
One of the really wacky and cool things that Catholics do that sets them apart from other Christians is that they venerate the actual bones of saints. Emphasizing the physicality of the body of the saint reminds the community that the glory of God is not beyond history, but among us and ever present in the lives of those around us. Veneration of relics, as the bones are called, is part of a tradition which dates back to the early days of Catholicism.
- Rand advertisement inconsistent with policy (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
Editor's Note: The Notre Dame administration, not The Observer, has set forth a policy prohibiting The Observer from accepting advertisements from groups that espouse principles contrary to the moral teachings of the Catholic Church, specifically GALA-ND/SMC. The Observer does not choose this policy for itself.
- Dillon discusses nature of loyal Catholic dissent (TOM ENRIGHT News Writer)
Why do Catholics that dissent from traditional teachings in the Church remain Catholic? asked Michele Dillon, associate professor of sociology at Yale University, during a discussion Thursday.
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides role models for children (ERIN LaRUFFA News Writer)
A group of local children in Halloween costumes gathered in Carroll Hall Thursday to decorate pumpkins.
- Emeritus professor to sign ND history book Longtime prof wrote book on early days at University (Special to The Observer )
Robert Burns, author of "Being Catholic, Being American: The Notre Dame Story, 1842-1934," will sign copies of his new book Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Hammes Bookstore in the Eck Center.
- Bradford wins marketing award (Special to The Observer )
Kevin Bradford, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Excellence in Sales Scholarship Award from the American Marketing Association for an article titled "Personal Selling and Sales Management: A Relationship Marketing Perspective."
- Holy Cross Sisters are part of SMC family (NICOLE HADDAD News Writer)
There's another whole world past the avenue near the Church of Loretto on the campus of Saint Mary's College.
- Dissection: `Necessary for learning' or unethical? (KATE STEER News Writer)
Each year, 5.7 million animals are used in dissections in secondary and college classrooms across the country, including at Notre Dame. These animals are considered "unwanted." as they often come from slaughterhouses, animal shelters, streets or research labs.
- Say cheese! (By MARY CALASH Scene Photo Editor)
Scene asks the Notre Dame community one of the most important questions asked on Notre Dame football weekends. No, not 'Where's the closest restroom?' What's the best photo opportunity at Notre Dame?