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  • The Time Is Now

    The date: October 26, 1973

    The setting: Notre Dame’s pep rally the night before the USC football game

    The speaker: Irish co-captain Willie Townsend

    The backdrop: Undefeated Notre Dame had not beaten USC in its last six games, a 0-4-2 run punctuated by Anthony Davis’ six touchdown performance in the Los Angeles Coliseum in November … Full Notre Dame News Story

    A Story About Dads

    This week, I had a chance to peruse a new book, I Love You, Dad, written by Notre Dame parent Daniel McCain. His family hopes, via the proceeds of this book, to endow a scholarship at Notre Dame in the name of Russell McCain, Daniel’s father and subject of the book. Other proceeds will benefit … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Relatively Speaking

    Some of the discussion in the wake of Notre Dame’s first ACC title in men’s basketball has revolved around the position this win deserves in the history of the program. After all, ND fans can remember a lot of big moments — Dwight Clay’s shot from the corner, Orlando Woolridge taking down the Cavaliers, 29-clap-clap-and-one-clap-clap, … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Turns Out Frank Was Right

    OK, fessing up, I had this quotation wrong in the first version of the story. I’m not sure why I thought it was Terry Hanratty talking about Ara Parseghian, but I think my brain’s warranty ran out at 40. I’m sure Ara feels the same way, but I’ve corrected the citations.

    One of my earliest … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Gaelic Storming

    It’s almost impossible to take an intro-level college management course without encountering Bruce Tuckman’s research on team development. Dr. Tuckman studied how groups work together; and his 1965 theory of of team development is a cornerstone of leadership education to this day.

    Tuckman identified four stages of a team’s growth that (a) are absolutely true … Full Notre Dame News Story