Alcohol at Sporting Events

Author: Daniel Paglia

On a game day in South Bend, Notre Dame fans can likely be found drinking alcohol for hours before the game in the stadium parking lots. After the game concludes, regardless of the outcome, there is frequently a migration from Notre Dame Stadium to one of the surrounding bars — Brother’s, O’Rourke’s, The Linebacker Lounge and others.

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Game Recap: Stanford

Author: Daniel Paglia

What was once a competitive rivalry that allowed Notre Dame to add a resume-building win in late November has turned into a tune-up game against a below .500 team annually. Stanford and Notre Dame have competed for the Legends Trophy since 1989 with few exceptions (Notre Dame did not play Stanford in 2020 due to the Pac 12’s rules regarding non-conference opponents), but the last three matchups have been Irish blowouts. 

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Draft Preview

Author: Daniel Paglia

Notre Dame has long been associated with the NFL Draft. With nine picks in last year’s draft class, the university regained its crown as the school with the most picks in draft history and has seen at least one player drafted in all but one NFL Draft. Players come to Notre Dame with the dream of one day hearing their name called at the NFL Draft, and this year will be no different as several Irish players head to the draft with high aspirations. Whether it be bonafide stars selected in the first round or diamonds in the rough selected in the later rounds, Notre Dame will continue to be well represented in the NFL Draft come this spring. 

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Column: The Freeman Era begins

Author: Daniel Paglia

A new era has dawned on Notre Dame football. With it comes hope and new expectations; expectations to finally win the “big game,” to reel in five-star talent, and to bring a national championship back to South Bend. While Brian Kelly completely reshaped the national perception of Notre Dame football, he was never able to win the “big game” and appease fans and alumni alike. There was great optimism that newly hired head coach Marcus Freeman would immediately expel that narrative in his first game at the helm. 

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Lee and Stitt Prioritize Transparency, Student Well-Being

Author: Daniel Paglia

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Sofie Stitt was the president of Lewis Hall. Stitt was the president of Pasquerilla West Hall. Scholastic apologizes for the error.

 

Prior to Notre Dame’s winter break, junior Patrick Lee and sophomore Sofie Stitt had no intentions of running for student government president and vice president. However, their mutual love for the Notre Dame community and the special people that compose it called them to continue serving the student body if they are elected this week. 

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Trey Mancini

Author: Daniel Paglia

Baseball is more than a game for former Notre Dame baseball player and Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini. It is a safe haven and source of great personal joy.

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Sports Feature: Volleyball

Author: Daniel Paglia

With an impressive 6-1 record at the conclusion of the fall ACC volleyball schedule, Notre Dame is ranked No. 5 heading into their spring schedule, which will allow them to compete for a national championship.

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Future of the Season

Author: Daniel Paglia

The second week of March saw the sports world grind to a complete halt. In just one week, athletes went from preparing for tournament runs, an upcoming season or the biggest event of their lives, to sitting home waiting for what would come next. But no one knew what the future would hold for collegiate and professional athletics in the United States.

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A Thank You to the Ushers of Notre Dame

Author: Daniel Paglia

The lack of collegiate and professional sports during this pandemic has allowed the writers of Scholastic to reflect on aspects of athletics that usually do not get placed in the spotlight. This story provided me the opportunity to thank members of the gameday experience that seldom receive recognition: the ushers.

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Ways to Stay in Shape While Staying at Home

Author: Daniel Paglia

I normally spend the free hours in my week watching sports or reading about them on BleacherReport, but now I have found enough free time to finally pursue my own fitness goals. I have compiled a list below of some ways to get active for those who are going as stir crazy as I am.

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"The Two Popes" Review

Author: Daniel Paglia

“The Two Popes,” a new Netflix movie directed by Fernando Meirelles and written by Anthony McCarten, follows the blossoming friendship between two of the most influential men in the Catholic Church at a critical junction in its history. 

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By the Numbers

Author: Daniel Paglia

12 - The number of consecutive double-doubles that senior forward John Mooney registered this basketball season, breaking a school record previously held by Luke Harangody. Mooney is second in the nation in rebounds per game at 13.0, but his 16 double-doubles on the season currently remain the most in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 14-8 and looking to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016-17.

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Letter from the Editor

Author: Daniel Paglia

Coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff with many key performers returning, the Notre Dame football team came into the season with high expectations. This was supposed to be the season that the Fighting Irish finally won a marquee matchup under Brian Kelly...

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Duke: Driving Duke Down

Author: Daniel Paglia

After watching the offense struggle in back-to-back games against Michigan and Virginia Tech, Notre Dame fans believed the team could break out of their offensive struggle in the matchup against Duke. Notre Dame had defeated the Hokies in the final seconds, and the Fighting Irish faithful hoped that same game-winning drive would carry over and ignite the offense. In a 38-7 rout of the Blue Devils, junior quarterback Ian Book proved those fans right.

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2020 Draft Preview

Author: Daniel Paglia

After a College Football Playoff berth last season, the hopes for Fighting Irish fans were sky-high with the return of so much talent. Despite not returning to the College Football Playoff this season, the year ended on a good note and could get even better for certain Irish upperclassmen looking to hear their names called in Las Vegas this April at the NFL Draft. Each of these players has the potential to find themselves on an NFL roster next fall, regardless of whether or not they are drafted.…

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Iowa State: Conquering Camping World

Author: Daniel Paglia

Prior to Notre Dame’s appearance in the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State, there was little conversation about the game itself. Instead, most of the chatter surrounding the Fighting Irish program centered on off-the-field circumstances.

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Bowling Green: Shutting out the Falcons

Author: Daniel Paglia

A season ago, the Fighting Irish failed on numerous occasions to put away lesser opponents at home. Games against Ball State, Vanderbilt and Pittsburgh are a few notable examples. These contests saw Notre Dame heavily favored but unable to manage a double-digit victory. Fortunately for Fighting Irish fans across the country, there was no nail-biting against inferior opponents this time around.…

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Featured Performer: Ian Book

Author: Daniel Paglia

There is no doubt that Notre Dame is better with Ian Book on the field, and with a new offense led by his position coach Tommy Rees, he might just have his best season yet. Next season’s outlook got a whole lot better; now it’s time to see what Book can do in his third year leading the offense.

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Women's Soccer Eyes NCAA Tournament

Author: Daniel Paglia

The Notre Dame women’s soccer team had high expectations last year, but a combination of youth and a difficult schedule led to a disappointing season that saw the Fighting Irish finish 8-10 overall, 4-6 in the ACC and without a post-season appearance.

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Men’s Tennis Team Stays Strong

Author: Daniel Paglia

After a 7-0 record to start last season, the Fighting Irish men’s tennis team then dropped five matches in a row in a season that ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to rival Michigan.

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Back to Back? Women’s Basketball Preview

Author: Daniel Paglia

The Notre Dame women’s basketball team was not supposed to win a national championship last year, but they did. With only seven scholarship players available for the tournament due to the many injuries the Irish faced during the regular season, Muffet McGraw added to her impressive resume by leading the Fighting Irish to the title. Oh, and Arike Ogunbowale happened.…

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