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By Clifton French (cfrench@wsbt.com) | October 30, 2010
SOUTH BEND — It was a somber beginning to the Notre Dame game against Tulsa as the crowd rose for a moment of silence, the only noise that could be heard was the wind rushing through the American Flag. That wind was a stark reminder of the accident on Wednesday, when 20-year-old Notre Dame student and video assistant for the football team, Declan Sullivan fell to his death when the scissor lift he was standing on toppled over. The silence was then broken by a prayer from University President Reverend John Jenkins.
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By AL LESAR Tribune Staff Writer | October 29, 2010
SOUTH BEND _ Dreams of grandeur captivated Sean Cwynar on the first day of his career in organized football. Then, reality set in. Cwynar's first taste of football came as a freshman at Marian Central Catholic High in Woodstock, Ill. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound youngster wanted to be a quarterback. "We took him in the gym and did a couple drop-backs with our quarterbacks coach," said Marian Central Catholic coach Ed Brucker. "Then I said, 'Bend over and touch the line. Now, keep your hand down.
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By ERIC HANSEN, Tribune Staff Writer | October 27, 2010
SOUTH BEND - Brian Kelly kept his opening remarks about Saturday's University of Tulsa football matchup short and shocking. It took the first-year Notre Dame head football coach all of eight seconds Tuesday to launch into a favorable comparison between Golden Hurricane junior quarterback G.J. Kinne and NFL icon Brett Favre. And that was well down the list of the scariest things the Notre Dame defense is having to deal with this week, just days removed from giving up the most rushing yardage to Navy (367)
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By ERIC HANSEN Tribune Staff Writer | October 23, 2010
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Just before kickoff Saturday of Notre Dame’s neutral-site clash with Navy, it was announced that gimpy Irish star receiver Michael Floyd would play “only in an emergency.” Apparently the game degenerated into a disaster too quickly to work him in. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. The Irish never found an answer for Navy backup fullback Alexander Teich. The 6-foot, 217-pound understudy for injured starter Vince Murray gashed what had been a rapidly improving Irish run defense for 210 yards as Navy not only upended the Irish 35-17 at New Meadowlands Stadium, the Mids had to worry about looking like they were running up the score.
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By AL LESAR Tribune Staff Writer | October 22, 2010
Lots of talk about concepts within the Notre Dame offense. As a freshman getting his first exposure to college football, TJ Jones has spent the first seven weeks of the season dealing in realities. The game can be a grind on a young guy from Gainesville, Ga. "At first, (the physical part of the game) was tougher than I thought it was going to be," Jones said. "Through seven weeks of the season, I've grown into it. I can handle myself a lot better than when I first got here.
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October 20, 2010
NOTRE DAME – Notre Dame has finalized its football schedules for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Notre Dame will open up at home in 2011 on September 3 rd against South Florida.  South Florida is coached by Notre Dame grad, Skip Holtz, the son of the former Irish Hall of Fame coach, Lou Holtz. The Irish will also host Maryland in an off-site game on November 12 th at Fed-Ex Field in Washington D.C. Notre Dame opens the 2012 season in Ireland, as the Irish play Navy in Dublin.
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By ERIC HANSEN, Tribune Staff Writer | By ERIC HANSEN, Tribune Staff Writer | April 15, 2010
SOUTH BEND - It’s no longer all about the hair. Well, sort of. Harrison Smith’s Marilyn Manson-length locks have given way to a buzz cut that so changed his appearance that some friends back in his hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., didn’t recognize him when he was home for break. It wasn’t a symbol of a “new” Harrison Smith. It wasn’t even something Notre Dame first-year head football coach Brian Kelly suggested. “We were between coaches when I did it,” Smith said.
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By ERIC HANSEN, Tribune Staff Writer | By ERIC HANSEN, Tribune Staff Writer | April 9, 2010
SOUTH BEND — The dream of becoming an engineer, whenever life after football pushes itself on Manti Te’o, dissolved as quickly and as decisively as the Notre Dame linebacker’s newest passion appeared. “He hasn’t declared a major yet,” said Te’o’s father, Brian, “but when he came home at Christmas, he was all excited about going into sports psychology.” Which may just come in extra handy this spring. The sophomore-to-be from Laie, Hawaii, supplemented his classwork by jumping outside the required homework box this winter.
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By BOB WIENEKE, Tribune Staff Writer | By BOB WIENEKE, Tribune Staff Writer | April 6, 2010
Postgame scenes at Notre Dame Stadium include the obligatory handshakes among the teams. Not long after, the ND band takes over the field. Then, the Irish players head to the northwest corner of the stadium and salute the students. Armando Allen has developed his own little postgame ritual. “I do a lot of weird things sometimes,” Allen said with a smile. “A lot of the guys joke about me being short, so I looked at the leprechaun and I’m like, ‘The leprechaun is short too, so I might as well put on the leprechaun hat.’ “I did it one time and I never gave it up after that.
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