Saturday, December 05, 2009

ND Forgoes Bowl Game


More here: ESPN


Phillip said...


I think we can all agree this was a politically motivated decision. Normally, this would be acceptable in any sport that is PROfessional.

However, this is a COLLEGE sport. Those guys went to that school and (most likely) dreamed to go and appear in a bowl game.... politics aside....

Instead of going to a legendary game and displaying their talents in hopes of being drafted by a professional organization.

The image of "Notre Dame Football" should not overshadow the players desire/opportunity to display their talents in hopes of bettering themselves or furthering their career.

Fr. Michael Wurtz, CSC said...

I'm not sure what you mean by the decision being "politically motivated" and I doubt that any possible bowl invites would be to "legendary" games.

The student-athletes will receive a well-respected degree and those students who choose to and actually do remain can be motivated to play better next season.