Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 31, 2016

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 4 of 55 OCT. 31, 2016 5 FAN FORUM BUSINESS FIRST The North Carolina State-Notre Dame game was not a contest of skills; it was a game of chance and luck in the midst of unplayable weather conditions. In the absence of TV broadcast money and high-priced ticket sales revenue, this game would have been cancelled. It proved nothing about either team's football prowess. Another example of the takeover of college football by business interests. As a recent media article said, "Col- lege football has as much to do with higher education as Bull Fighting has to do with agriculture!" Sad to watch this trend unfold. Tim O'Reilly '61 Via the Internet BAD CALL … BEFORE THE GAME I would like to know who made the decision to play the game against NC State in Raleigh, N.C., with Hurricane Matthew causing a torrential rainstorm. The game was extremely painful to watch, and we are fortunate there were no serious injuries. It was a bad decision, and I am very disappointed that Mr. Swarbrick and/or Coach Kelly would allow the game to be played. Gary Ross Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Mr. Ross, as the visiting team, that is not Notre Dame's call, unless it wishes to forfeit the game. According to Kelly, the league office (ACC) has the main power to give it the green light or not. Holy Cross Village is a continuing care retirement community, sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross, with a tradition of caring, compassion and trust. Holy Cross Village welcomes people of all faiths. 54515 State Rd., 933 North, Notre Dame, IN 46556 ... AND ENJOY THE GAME OF LIFE AT HOLY CROSS VILLAGE I magine making new friends and developing new talents, where everything you need to enjoy the game of life is right outside your front door. Nestled among three institutions of higher learning, Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame is a senior living community unlike anything else around. Our warm and inviting community offers: Independent Living Homes and Apartments Assisted Living Apartments Skilled Nursing Memory Care Rehabilitation Services Call (574) 251-2235 today for more information and to schedule a tour. Notre Dame and North Carolina State played in miserable weather conditions Oct. 8, and many wondered why the game was not rescheduled or canceled. The Atlantic Coast Conference made the decision to play the game, despite poor field conditions at Carter-Finley Stadium. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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