175 years ago, on a snowy November day in 1842, Fr. Edward F. Sorin traveled more than 300 miles north from Vincennes, Indiana, to Notre Dame, where he developed his vision for the University. Over the course of 13 days, thousands of participants walked anywhere from 15-41 miles each day — some walking the full journey made by Father Sorin — to commemorate the founder’s journey, with the trek concluding Saturday morning.In a Mass following the venture, University President Fr. John Jenkins said Sorin demonstrated resilience and showcased love in his determination to found the University. He said the original dream constantly expands to include more individuals interested in enhancing the mission of Notre Dame. Peter St. John Members of the Notre Dame community gather to celebrate Mass after the conclusion of the Notre Dame Trail.“That’s the way it’s always been with Notre Dame,” Jenkins said. “It began with a small group and a dream. And as they struggled to realize that dream, so many others joined them to be part of the Notre Dame family and to help. We celebrate and thank all those who made this University what it is today.”According to Jenkins, troubling events around the world concern him, particularly recent expressions of white supremacism. He encountered an article arguing that universities should promote openness to debate, rather than offer moral clarity, he said.“Perhaps, we here at Notre Dame, following in the footsteps of Father Sorin, can offer something more,” he said. “We are certainly committed to these epistemic virtues and the pursuit of truth, but at this Catholic university, we add to them other values, such as a commitment to the dignity of each and every person, a willingness to take responsibility for the common good and a special concern for those who are most vulnerable.”One trail participant, Sara Klepper, joined her mother, a ’77 alumna for a five-day pilgrimage north.“For us, it was important just to come out and pay tribute to Father Sorin and the original founding of the University 175 years ago,” she said. “So to get back to our roots, the University’s roots and to celebrate Our Lady with family, friends and classmates was really special.” Some walkers documented their experiences in an online journal that included the geographical trail description as well as the lessons learned throughout their journeys. In an August 27 entry, participant Timothy Deenihan said the trail aided in self-discovery.“To go on this pilgrimage, I had to let go of who I was,” he said. “The same can be said for returning from it. … We mustn’t spend our days, not even our hours, holding on to what we were. We have to let go, we have to choose a direction, left or right, so that we may become what we will be.”Tags: 175th anniversary, Notre Dame Trail, Rev. Edward Sorin
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After suffering a broken collarbone against Michigan State, Joel Stave is expected to miss the rest of the season.[/media-credit]Wisconsin starting quarterback Joel Stave will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his left collarbone against Michigan State Saturday, according to a report from Jake Zimmermann at WKOW. Stave, a redshirt freshman, went down less than 10 seconds into the third quarter when 6-foot-7, 278-pound Michigan State defensive end William Gholston sacked the Badgers’ quarterback with a powerful hit that drove him into the ground. Stave briefly regained his footing before falling to his knees, when the UW medical staff came onto the field to attend to him. He remained on the field for several minutes, wincing in pain as the medical staff took him to the locker room for further evaluation. Stave later reappeared on the sideline but did not re-enter the game. He had been remarkably effective against the Spartans’ defense up to that point, completing nine of his 11 passing attempts for 127 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Jacob Pedersen. Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said he didn’t “know anything further on Joel,” aside from the fact that it was a left shoulder injury, postgame. However, Zimmermann says he spoke with Stave’s family Saturday night. The Greenfield, Wis., native saw his first playing time in the second half against Utah State – the Badgers’ third game of the season – and earned his first career start against UTEP the following week. He has been the starter since and in the seven games he has appeared in this year, Stave has proven to be an efficient signal-caller with 1,104 passing yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions on the year. Zimmermann is also reporting Stave’s injury will not require surgery and that this is the third time he has broken his collarbone. With Stave out, Danny O’Brien will likely take over for the Badgers under center. O’Brien, a redshirt junior who transferred to Wisconsin from Maryland in the offseason, began the year as the starting quarterback before struggling through the first three games of the year, when Bielema benched him in favor of Stave. In the second half Saturday, O’Brien looked shaky at times behind a leaky offensive line, completing five of his 11 passing attempts for 44 yards. The Spartans also sacked O’Brien three times in the final 30 minutes. The 2010 ACC Freshman of the Year threw for 454 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in his 10 quarters of play as UW’s starting quarterback. Check back for updates as more information emerges regarding this situation. Follow Ian on Twitter
When the NBA shared its return plan and campus setup for the basketball “bubble” in Orlando, Fla., one minor element became a source of fascination for NBA Twitter: the anonymous tip hotline.The league has a system in place that allows NBA players to report potential rule violations, and apparently it is already working. On Tuesday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that “multiple tips” have already been placed into the hotline ahead of the 2019-20 season restart. Multiple tips have been placed into the NBA’s anonymous hotline to report protocol violations on campus, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2020Some players have received warnings from violations, sources said, as league ensures social distancing and mask protocols on campus. https://t.co/LSRX6cXWfP— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 14, 2020MORE: Kings player banished to quarantine in Orlando for food orderObviously if players fail to follow health and safety protocols, the NBA’s return is unlikely to last long. It makes sense that the league would do everything possible to avoid another suspension of play.However, some players view the tip hotline as more of a “snitch hotline.” Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who won’t be joining his teammates in Orlando after testing positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), went so far as to encourage players inside the “bubble” to hang up their hotel phones.”To all my fellow NBA players, don’t call the snitch hotline,” Dinwiddie told Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks.Asked Spencer Dinwiddie if he had a message for guys that are IN the bubble.I’m just gonna leave this here. I was not expecting him to say this. Lol pic.twitter.com/1xfbKVh3RW— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) July 14, 2020But the league office shouldn’t be concerned. NBA Twitter is confident All-Star guard Chris Paul will report all violations as quickly as possible. Shortly after Charania’s report hit social media, Twitter users identified the Thunder guard as the primary caller.hm … I wonder who it could be … https://t.co/CwSp0cGUnd pic.twitter.com/nRCwycLwsW— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) July 14, 2020“Yep, Buena Vista drive. Walked across the road and everything.” https://t.co/4iJo2Caqtg pic.twitter.com/KVWZjYCbQB— Josh Eberley🇨🇦 (@JoshEberley) July 14, 2020Chris Paul needs a hobby https://t.co/6fTaKhOXQI— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) July 14, 2020Chris Paul has like three different phones for this https://t.co/LXxlM7LndE— Duncan Smith (@DuncanSmithNBA) July 14, 2020A mysterious tipster named “IsChra AulPa” left 99% of them. https://t.co/6WY45F8G4K— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) July 14, 2020Chris Paul right now https://t.co/EZtznP2pN5 pic.twitter.com/JEfO68ZDhs— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) July 14, 2020CP3 watching players take a extra juice box during lunchtime: pic.twitter.com/gFxIqnskyY— Rosa Parks’ Burner Account (@Rosasburner) July 14, 2020Play crazy and don’t wear your mask around Chris Paul if y’all want to….. pic.twitter.com/gqXMlwDI4j— Cameron Jacobs (@jacobs2124) July 14, 2020Chris Paul in the bubble ratting out his friends: pic.twitter.com/nFDKqfTRKn— Frank Ojeda (@UCLADodgerFrank) July 14, 2020Chris Paul looking out his window like pic.twitter.com/TCJf1qPgr2— World B Expensive (@WorldBExpensive) July 14, 2020Will Paul be responsible for every single tip? No, probably not. However, this is a man who figured out a way to manufacture points at the end of game via an obscure rule about properly wearing a jersey. His search for a competitive advantage never ends.So, yeah, NBA players should be on their best behavior — because you never know when Paul will be watching.