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Parseghian Was Far More Than A Great Coach

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The Era of Ara

By John Ventola

Ara Parseghian, the beloved former coach who restored Notre Dame football to prominence by winning two national championships during his 11-year coaching career (’64-’74) in South Bend, died earlier this month.

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Notre Dame Experience Can Be Habit Forming For Some

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South Bend Becomes Annual Bucket List Checkoff

By John Ventola

Eighteen years ago I satisfied a long-time sports bucket list item when I attended a Notre Dame football game in South Bend. Two weeks from today, I will enter Notre Dame Stadium for my fourteenth Irish home game. Except for a five-year absence following the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe in my Louisiana hometown, an annual flight northward has been a highlight of my fall schedule. Continue reading