March 17, 2009
Big East at-large WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Four players average between 10.5 and 12.9 points for the Fighting Irish, and nine players have led the team in scoring in at least one game. Notre Dame lost two key reserves to knee injuries early in the season. TOP PLAYERS THE TEAM G Ashley Barlow, 5-9, Jr. 12.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg Coach: Muffet McGraw Record: 22-8, 10-6 G Melissa Lechlitner, 5-7, Jr. 10.5 ppg ...
May 14, 2009
My reading of Guiseppe Fiorentino's commentary in L'Osservatore Romano differs from that of columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. [" The Stakes at Notre Dame ," op-ed, May 7]. Mr. Dionne saw a debate changer in the article's conclusion that on abortion and other life issues, President Obama "does not seem to have established the radical changes that he had aired. " By suggesting Vatican approval of Obama policy on these issues, Mr. Dionne made it appear that column-writing, like statistics, can sometimes be like dreams: a form of wish-fulfillment.
May 2, 2009
In her April 29 op-ed column, "The Principle at Stake at Notre Dame," Kathleen Parker asked rhetorically whether there was ever a time when "we should be comfortable with ratification of abortion" because "the truest form of feminism . . . would be to hold abhorrent the state-sanctioned destruction of women's unique life-bearing gifts. " She later insinuated that this "destruction" was akin to the Holocaust. I seriously doubt that a single proponent of reproductive rights and stem cell research harbors similar sentiments; no one looks at abortion...
February 20, 2008
Epiphanny Prince scored 18 points, Matee Ajavon added 15 and No. 5 Rutgers overcame an eight-minute scoreless drought to beat No. 14 Notre Dame, 57-51, last night in Piscataway, N.J. The win was the 798th of Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer's career. She is aiming to become the third women's basketball coach to win 800 games, joining Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt. Rutgers travels to Providence on Saturday before hosting DePaul next Wednesday. Notre Dame (20-6, 8-4 Big East), which is known for its potent offense that averages nearly 80...
August 15, 2009
Sunday: No. 19 Notre Dame. Previously: No. 21 Nebraska, No. 22 Oregon State, No. 23 Iowa, No. 24 Brigham Young, No. 25 Cincinnati.
April 5, 2009
As a fellow graduate of Notre Dame, I was pleased to read Kenneth L. Woodward's March 30 op-ed column , "Why Notre Dame Should Honor Obama. " One reason I voted for President Obama was his willingness to find middle ground on divisive issues. Clearly, the pro-life movement has made little progress over decades in changing the minds of those who are adamantly pro-choice, and whether abortions have decreased is debatable. If Mr. Obama has considered ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies as well as demand for abortions, isn't that a solution...