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It's a private, Catholic school where academic excellence still counts.
Poor Alabama! How can they compete with god and academics on the other side? From a blue state Yankee, go Tide!!!
Three words: Roll Tide, Roll!
The point is that we can have good football and decent graduation rates. I think fans believe that the game will suffer if we expect the athletes to be students. Even in the Big10, the only school to win a bowl game was Northwestern, who holds the highest graduation rate.
Let the star athletes who are not truly students just move to the NFL! Colleges are all about education, not training grounds for professional sports. Athletes who compete for college scholarships should be held to the same standards as other applicants to college. If Notre Dame and Northwestern can compete with real student athletes, so should the rest of the colleges.
Give me a break. Yes, ND may have higher standards that some schools. But if you think this is about anything but the money, you are delusional.
Google "why I won't root for notre dame". Read commentary by Melinda Henneberger in the Washington Post, dated Dec 6th. Notre Dame is as sleazy and dirty as any other college, if not worse.....
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