- Irish to battle unfamiliar Crimson in NCAAs (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
When Harvard's Crimson touch down in South Bend today to battle with the top ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in third round NCAA tournament action introductions will certainly be in order.
- Irish take on Valpo in opener (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
In a match-up pitting two of the most prominent exits off of Interstate 80, the Notre Dame women's basketball team opens the 2000 regular season at 7:30 p.m. at Valparaiso.
- Irish seek Big East title at Joyce Center (By RACHAEL PROTZMAN Sports Writer)
Notre Dame volleyball looks to earn its fifth Big East title this weekend as it plays in the conference tournament held at the Joyce Center.
- Notre Dame signs Molina to star-studded recruit class (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
Adding an element of versatility to an already talented squad, the Irish baseball team has signed catcher/right-handed pitcher Jay Molina as a member of the Class of 2005. Molina is one of seven players announced Tuesday in perhaps the greatest recruiting class in the history of Notre Dame baseball.
- No. 16 Notre Dame to open season against Sacred Heart (By BRIAN KESSLER Sports Writer)
With the bad taste of last year's NCAA Tournament snub and a loss in the NIT championship game still left in its mouth, the No. 16 Notre Dame men's basketball team opens the regular season Saturday with its most talented, most experienced and most respected squad in over a decade.
- Belles squad to begin assault on record books (Observer Staff Report )
- Irish aim to overcome distractions (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
With Irish offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers interviewing for the head coaching position with the Scarlet Knights following Saturday's game — as well as a number of key players playing in front of friends and family, the biggest challenge facing the Irish as they head to New Jersey is avoiding all of the distractions.
- Striking close to home Youngest Israel continues family football ties as he leads Irish into home state Jersey (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
The light is always blinking on strong safety Ron Israel's phone in his O'Neill Hall dorm room when he returns from Notre Dame football games.
- Knights prepare to pull off biggest upset since 1988 (By KERRY SMITH Sports Editor)
On paper Saturday's match-up between No. 11 Notre Dame and unranked Rutgers looks more like an exercise than a contest.
- Gators challenge 'Noles in heated rivalry (By PEYTON BERG Sports Writer)
Enacting a time-honored ritual, the lone warrior on horseback rides to midfield and throws a flaming spear into the ground. At Doak-Campbell Stadium, this means one thing: the Seminole Nation is at war.
- Football gets cold reception in Northeast (Tim Casey Assistant Sports Editor)
Matt LoVecchio, Ron Israel and several other New Jersey natives return home this weekend. Parents, siblings, friends and a sold-out crowd of 41,500 will greet the Garden State guys when Notre Dame visits Piscataway.
- Dumb or Domer (Noah Amstadter )
So they say students at Notre Dame are supposed to be smart? Future leaders in business, government and community are supposed to develop the ability to think on their feet and make quick, sound judgments.
- Election endangering our nation (Matt Loughran Random Thoughts)
So this is what it has come down to.
- Quote of the Day (George Orwell author)
"Power is inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of our own choosing."
- Getting the election opinions of people who matter (Hemant Joshi The Dartmouth)
- Coach Brey thanks students (Letter to the Editor )
To the MOB:
- Praising Martin Sheen (Letter to the Editor )
This may sound silly, or like I'm too easily influenced by the sway of popular culture, but how can I get Martin Sheen to be the commencement speaker this spring? Not just the actor Martin Sheen, but Martin Sheen the activist, the liberal and the supporter of social change for the good of the country. Liberal may not fly too well around here, but I think it would great and I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking this.
- Taking strides toward rape education (Letter to the Editor )
On Tuesday night, we had the privilege to attend the talk given by Katie Koestner on sexual assault prevention in the Library Auditorium. For all of us there, it was an amazing, eye-opening experience into the realities of date rape as well as the role we can all play in helping eliminate rape both from our campus and from our world.
- Big speakers deserve bigger venues (The Observer Editorial Observer Editorial Board)
Tim Russert's lecture Monday in McKenna Hall on "Washington from the Inside Out" was an interesting and very timely event. With lively anecdotes from his career, a rundown of the 2000 presidential campaign and an explanation of his vision for the future of American politics, Russert kept the audience spellbound for the entire lecture.
- Students to travel to Georgia for SOA protest Pax Christi members will make third cross-country trip to fight U.S. Army program (By MYRA McGRIFF News Writer)
This afternoon, dozens of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students will pile into vans for a 780-mile ride down to Columbus, Ga.
- Communication focus of education (By ALISON HEINZ News Writer)
The University will hold its fifth annual Excellence in Teaching conference at McKenna Hall this weekend. The theme of this year's conference is "How to Communicate More Effectively with Students."