Notre Dame

Fri, 09/23/2011
The celebration that followed Notre Dame’s 18-point victory over Michigan State last week seemed disproportionately joyful, as if it assured the Irish of something significant just three games into their season. Then again, buzz-killing losses the previous two weeks hardly signified an ideal start to Year 2 of Brian Kelly’s campaign to restore the...
Fri, 09/02/2011
Jim Delany has an ego befitting his stature as a former North Carolina basketball player, a lawyer, and a high-profile, highly paid sports executive. He has a well-earned reputation as Mr. Big in college athletics, a characterization he neither flaunts nor dismisses. During 22 years as its commissioner, Delany has transformed the Big Ten...
Wed, 06/22/2011
The White Sox took Round 1 of the 15th annual City Series by a 2-1 margin with Wednesday night’s 4-3 victory over the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field. No real surprise there. The Sox came into the competition with a better record and, by any objective reckoning, a better team. How they won, though, was worth a headline. The game was scoreless...
Thu, 03/31/2011
When the United States Fish and Wildlife Service decided in March to ban the import and transport of bighead carp — one of the infamous Asian carp — under a century-old law called the Lacey Act, David Lodge had one reaction. “It’s about time,” he said.  It figures that Mr. Lodge, 54, a professor of biological sciences at the University of...