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  • This and That

    I have a few things on my mind this week…

    Stipendous

    Penn State recently announced that it would be paying a $4,788 stipend to athletes in certain sports, a figure that ranks them atop the Big Ten. The amount reflects the university’s calculation of incidental expenses students pay when attending the school.

    Wisconsin ($4,265) and … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Talking to Myself

    I don’t worry about talking to myself. Muttering to myself is another matter.

    If freshman football and men’s basketball players would be well served academically by being ineligible athletically, wouldn’t the same be true for athletes competing in other varsity sports?

    A year in college focused on studies before being allowed to compete is an … Full Notre Dame News Story

    Passing Fancy

    “He can make passes when he’s in the air turning back on his body with two guys draped on him, and he still delivers it to that shooting pocket for guys.”

    That was Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey after the Fighting Irish defeated Wake Forest 88-75 on Tuesday. He was, of course, talking about … Full Notre Dame News Story

    An Early Easter

    Users of our site are well familiar with the story of Easter Heathman, the long-time tender of the memorial at the site where Knute Rockne’s plane crashed. His daughter, Sue Ann Heathman Brown, now heads fundraising for the Chase County Historical Society & Museum, which helps to keep the history of that area alive. Recently, … Full Notre Dame News Story

    The Story of the Season

    The games are a sports fan’s raison d’être, but there is more to a team’s season than a series of game outcomes. Every season is a story that sometimes unfolds as expected and sometimes unfolds in the most surprising ways. If you watch only the big games or if you ignore the early season games … Full Notre Dame News Story