November 3, 2013 |
Never mind the conventional speculation about whether the resolution of some political standoff in Washington favors Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives, "entitlement" fans or skeptics. The more fundamental question, says Benjamin Radcliff, is this: Does it make people happier or not? Radcliff is a political scientist at Notre Dame whose work places him in the forefront of what might be labeled happiness studies. His particular corner of the field looks at social policies and political outcomes.
October 30, 2013 |
USC's passing game might be upgraded against Oregon State. Receiver Marqise Lee and tight end Xavier Grimble completed most drills Wednesday, and interim Coach Ed Orgeron said the juniors were probable for Friday night's Pac-12 Conference game at Corvallis, Ore. Lee reinjured his left knee against Notre Dame on Oct. 19 and sat out last week's victory over Utah. The reigning Biletnikoff Award winner completed the majority of Wednesday's 90-minute workout, which was devoid of contact.
October 29, 2013 |
Quarterback Everett Golson, who led Notre Dame to last year's BCS title game, admitted in a Sports Illustrated story he was suspended from the team for cheating. "Basically, I had poor judgment on a test," Golson told SI's Andy Staples in a recent interview . Golson was suspended for the semester but plans to return to Notre Dame in January. "My heart was set on going back to Notre Dame," Golson said. "Not necessarily to prove [anything] to anybody. Just doing it for me. I felt like that's something that I started and I didn't want to run away from it. ... I was going to face it. " Golson won the starting job as a redshirt freshman last year and surprisingly led Notre Dame to a 12-0 regular season record.
October 26, 2013 |
Sometimes, being strong means acknowledging a weakness. USC kicker Andre Heidari said last week he was in a kicking funk after missing two field-goal tries in the Trojans' loss at Notre Dame, a significant admission from a player whose mental toughness and kicking accuracy as a freshman All-American had marked him as special. And he had little time to straighten himself out: Interim Coach Ed Orgeron put the kicking job up for grabs Monday, no longer able to accept squandered scoring opportunities while the Trojans offense continues to sputter.
October 25, 2013 |
Chris Colarossi rushed for 228 yards in 25 carries and scored a touchdown while providing a big lift in Sherman Oaks Notre Dame's 41-27 Serra League victory over Crespi. His 56-yard run on an 80-yard drive in the closing minutes set up a two-yard touchdown run by Grant Kraemer that sealed the victory. Notre Dame (6-3, 2-1) received three touchdown passes from Kraemer. Cameron Page had three sacks and caught a touchdown. Notre Dame had three interceptions. Conor McMahan passed for four touchdowns for Crespi, completing 20 of 27 psses for 241 yards.
October 25, 2013 |
After opening a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame is clinging to a 21-13 halftime lead over rival Crespi. Chris Colarossi had a one-yard TD run, Cameron Page caught a 20-yard TD pass from Grant Kraemer and Mike Little had a 13-yard TD reception for the Knights, who had two early interceptions from Koa Farmer and Deion Dayao But Crespi quarterback Conor McMahan regrouped to complete 10 of 13 passes for 141 yards and...