- FOOTBALL: The new fighting Irishman Players ready to start practice after measuring impressions (JEFF BALTRUZAK Assistant Sports Editor)
The Irish football team met with new head coach George O'Leary Sunday morning, a meeting that allowed for first impressions of the man that will lead the team's development as football players.
- FOOTBALL: O'Leary says goodbye, hello to Godsey family (KATIE McVOY Associate Sports Editor)
Three years ago, as a high school senior, quarterback Gary Godsey had an important decision in front of him. The choice lay between playing football at Georgia Tech and playing football at Notre Dame. Georgia Tech offered a solid coach who Gary's brother, George, had raved about, a coach his parents would have chosen for him. Notre Dame didn't need a coaching staff to impress Gary — it was enough to say it was Notre Dame.
- FOOTBALL: O'Leary will charm his way into fans' hearts (JEFF BALTRUZAK Assistant Sports Editor)
I admit it, when I heard Notre Dame hired George O'Leary, I didn't know anything about him. I didn't even know he was the head coach at Georgia Tech. I had to read his bio in the Tech media guide. In my defense, we don't get to see the Yellow Jackets on TV much here in South Bend.
- FOOTBALL: Assistants still face uncertainty (ANDREW SOUKUP Associate Sports Editor)
New head football coach George O'Leary said Sunday afternoon that he has no plans for an assistant coaching staff, only that he hopes to have his staff completely in place by Christmas.
- Welcome to ND (by BRYAN KRONK Sports Copy Editor)
The Irish football team got its Christmas present early this year.
- All I want for Christmas (Mike Marchand Undistinguished Alumnus)
I used to love Christmas.
- Quote of the Day (Charles Dickens author)
- Administration justified in Davie decision Davie didn't do his job (Edward T.Prusiecki senior)
This letter is in response to Michael L. Palumbo's Dec. 6 letter entitled "Integrity Sacrificed to Money." I completely agree with you about how Mr. Davie is a great man, moralistic, ethical, professional and respected, as he should be.
- Administration justified in Davie decision New leadership will pay off in long term (Jim Brown class of '85)
I am responding to Michael Palumbo's Dec. 6 letter. Mr. Palumbo must realize that the business of Notre Dame football is just that, a business. The enterprise of Notre Dame football was on the decline, so the University did what most responsible Corporate Boards of Directors would do — it cut its losses — and is now seeking new leadership with the intention of turning the whole thing around.
- Building a wall to end violence (Scott Flipse Pro Bono)
Last weekend's pictures from Jerusalem made me sick to my stomach. The type of violence experienced by Israel cannot continue if there is any hope of permanent peace. I have come to the conclusion that the current cycle of terrorism, retaliation and failed negotiation cannot be supported much longer. A new approach has to be taken.
- Sept. 11 changes focus of Peace Corps service (Maite Uranga Life in Africa)
I used to think that the name Peace Corps was too noble for the organization. Something more along the lines of "college graduates who are not ready for grad school or corporate America" seemed more appropriate. Of course the government would develop some witty acronym to sum it all up.
- Quote of the Day (Hebrews 13:16 )
- Let's enlist (Padraic H. McDermott sophomore)
On Dec. 9, The New York Times published an Op/Ed piece by Thomas L. Friedman, entitled "Ask Not What ... " Mr. Friedman, a frequent contributor to the Times Op/Ed section, makes the point that while President Bush is conducting the war effort well militarily, he is not addressing the need of Americans back home to get involved.
- Hiring O'Leary confirms fall from national importance (Robert K. Sauer class of '73)
So Notre Dame has a new head football coach.
- United States needs to choose American women over Saudi relations (Paul Sampson Rocky Mountain Collegian)
FORT COLLINS, Colo.
- ND hires O'Leary (By ANDREW SOUKUP Associate Sports Editor)
George O'Leary made it very clear what he intends to do as the head football coach of Notre Dame.
- Students react to new head coach (By SCOTT BRODFUEHRER Assistant News Editor)
On Saturday afternoon, George O'Leary's name meant very little on the Notre Dame campus. Within 24 hours, O'Leary became the most talked about man on campus after being named Notre Dame's head football coach.
- Fans give O'Leary an Irish welcome (By SCOTT BRODFUEHRER Assistant News Editor)
Approximately 1,700 fans joined Notre Dame administrators and reporters in the Joyce Center arena Sunday afternoon to welcome new head football coach George O'Leary in an event billed as a press conference but transformed into a pep rally.
- ND community helps NYC hospital (By ERIN LaRUFFA Associate News Editor)
When the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, Cabrini Medical Center lost two of its ambulances — a loss that has impacted its ability to respond to emergencies.
- The carnival of poor dining experiences (By JEFF BALTRUZAK Scene Columnist)
A bad restaurant experience is a lot like going to a carnival: you think it will be better than it is, you think the experience probably shaved six months off your life and you leave feeling like you're going to puke.
- Little taste for a big price The EasternPacific Grille & Bar doesn't offer patrons a bang for their buck (By AMANDA GRECO Associate Scene Editor)
The EasternPacific Grille & Bar proves once again that high-class dining and South Bend have a rocky relationship. This restaurant has taken the place of what was once Basil's; whether the change is an improvement is hard to say.
- What I learned on my semester abroad (By LAURA KELLY French Connection)
In my four months here, my French — while still not fluent — has gotten significantly better. Most of what I learned was either to fit in (cool slang to throw around), to better express myself (learning how to firmly refuse advances from men who call me a "nice little American") or to save myself from sheer panic (when the sink explodes, you quickly learn the vocabulary for "pipes," "leak" and "landlady, fix this now!").