It's Not All Fun and Games

By Michael Oriard '70

The rules have changed for college athletes who represent their schools on fields of play.

By Michael Oriard ’70

I played football at Notre Dame in the late 1960s without making a single academic sacrifice. My daily schedule during the season was a spartan one — classes, practice, dinner and game film, several hours in the library, sleep — but it was manageable. It also, I should confess, was aided by my lack of any social life in the all-male environment of ND in those years.…

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