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SI.com: Andy Glockner: Hard-playing Marquette 3.0 could be ticket to NCAA success in Marchupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 14:29:00

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The echoes of the final horn had barely stopped reverberating through the court-level concourse when the aging XL Center registered its opinion of last Saturday's proceedings. A pipe broke above the walkway and sent water cascading down onto the ground below, diverting traffic on the way back to the locker rooms and providing significant symbolism for both the game's winner and loser.

Can U.S. bishops regain their clout?updated: Tue Feb 14 2012 12:20:00

For about a week, the nation's Catholic bishops enjoyed some measure of their bygone political clout.

Contraception issue more than just politicsupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 17:28:00

On Friday the Obama administration offered an "accommodation" in reaction to the furor over a health care mandate that would have compelled Catholic hospitals and universities to cover contraception in their employee health insurance plans -- a policy that had drawn criticism from bishops on theological grounds. President Obama's move may have, for a moment, calmed the political shouting that had pushed the issue into the headlines. But for whom has this problem been addressed? Where are the voices of the employees of these Catholic institutions, many of whom are non-Catholic women of childbearing age?

Obama announces contraception compromiseupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 17:28:00

President Obama announced a compromise over whether to require contraception insurance coverage.

U.S. brigadier general dies in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 15:04:00

U.S. Brig. Gen. Terence Hildner died in Kabul of apparent natural causes, officials said, making him the highest ranking officer to die in Afghanistan.

CNNMoney: Facebook is great. But $100 billion great?updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 15:05:00

Facebook is a great company. It proved that in its IPO filing. A billion dollar annual profit and $3.9 billion in cash for something that didn't even exist 10 years ago? That's impressive.

Not nice guys, but cowards, finish lastupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 04:37:00

I remember sitting down in front of my rich dad to show him the financials for my nylon and Velcro wallet business. I was 32 years old and the business had taken off quicker than I'd ever imagined. I had more than 380 independent sales reps. Sales were soaring, and our product was in demand.

Does it pay to be mean in the workplace?updated: Wed Aug 31 2011 07:35:00

Studies find that being nice in the workplace could lead to a smaller paycheck. CNN's Richard Quest reports.

Nice guys earn less, study findsupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 07:35:00

Leo Durocher was right: Nice guys finish last.

How to negotiate with your kidsupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 08:42:00

"I can't watch TV without my pajamas!"

SI.com: George Dohrmann: Rongen prepares to name U.S. U-20 squad for World Cup qualifyingupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 08:24:00

Thomas Rongen knows that he will be criticized, knows that some clever wordsmith will call him "Wrong-en." He also concedes that one of the players he does not pick to the squad he will use in qualifying for the U-20 World Cup could end up being better than those that he does.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: World's premier sabre fencer has eye on more titlesupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 02:56:00

In another universe, the local grocery store might have a Mariel Zagunis cereal box on the front shelf, next door to a Mariel line of athletic wear or a Zagunis video game with its own parry-riposte throttle. But Zagunis may have to be content with merely being the best in the world today at what she does and the most successful U.S. athlete in the history of her sport, one that predates most other sports in this country. When she defended her world fencing championship in Paris this month, Zagunis floated into a new stratosphere.

Notre Dame student killed while filming football practiceupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:50:00

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana will hold a special Mass Thursday in memory of a 20-year-old student who died when a camera tower on which he was standing toppled in strong winds.

Notre Dame student dies filming practiceupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:50:00

School officials say a hydraulic lift collapsed and fell while the student was filming football practice.

CNNMoney: Banks spend big to sell credit cards to studentsupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 16:27:00

The U.S. Marines recruit college students to become one of the few, one of the proud.

SI.com: Father's Day Memories: Jon Wertheimupdated: Sun Jun 20 2010 10:44:00

As a child growing up in Bloomington, Ind., one of the first lessons I learned was that a prerequisite to any base level of social acceptance was a fluency in the lingua franca, Indiana basketball. I took this to heart at an early age. Like most everyone, and for as long as I can remember, I've followed the Hoosiers with a passion that approaches religion.

SI.com: Andy Glockner: Breaking down the conference tournamentsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 21:26:00

The most poignant scenes of conference tournament season typically involve plucky clubs from small conferences that have played their way into a shot at NCAA tournament glory. Those moments can be magical, especially for the supporters of those schools, but they're not where the bulk of the NCAA tournament bracket is forged.

SI.com: George Dohrmann: Cross has an uphill battle in his second season at Toledoupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 12:50:00

Stories about the rebuilding of a basketball program typically come in two forms. There is the hopeful narrative, written when a new coach takes over, his ambitions and philosophies detailed in full. Then there is the retrospective, composed after the program has found glory or when that coach is fired, his methods either praised or vilified.

Intriguing people for December 11, 2009updated: Fri Dec 11 2009 12:25:00

Brian Kelly At a news conference Friday in South Bend, Indiana, the University of Notre Dame is expected to announce that Kelly has signed a five-year contract to become the Irish's fifth coach this decade -- the worst in Notre Dame's history, with a 70-52 record. Kelly won two Big East titles as head coach at the University of Cincinnati. The son of an alderman in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Kelly worked on Gary Hart's 1984 presidential campaign in the Boston area and had considered a career in politics.

SI.com: Dan McGrath: Majerus facing uphill battle at Saint Louis; good news for Northwesternupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 13:04:00

Three years into his job as head coach at Saint Louis University, it's clear that this gig might be the toughest of the five coaching jobs Rick Majerus has held since he broke into the game as a student assistant on Al McGuire's Marquette staff nearly 40 years ago.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Will Duke ever shake 'unathletic' label?updated: Sat Nov 28 2009 12:44:00

NEW YORK -- The most undeniable evidence of the athleticism gap between UConn and Duke came seven minutes and 11 seconds into Friday's NIT Season Tip-Off final at Madison Square Garden. Huskies point guard Kemba Walker -- the quickest player on either roster, by far -- stripped the ball from the Blue Devils' plodding center, Brian Zoubek, in the post, turned and whipped it upcourt to Stanley Robinson. The UConn forward known as "Sticks" proceeded to finish a one-on-none fast break with no mere dunk, but rather a windmilled, exclamatory statement that put his team up 16-14.

SI.com: Lars Anderson: Hokies back Williams living up to promise, filling Evans' shoesupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 16:05:00

This article appears in the October 19, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated.

SI.com: Kristian Dyer: Rutgers in hunt for South Carolina tailback Mustafa Greeneupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 15:55:00

All year, the talk in South Carolina has been about the Brynes duo of Marcus Lattimore and Brandon Willis. Now, the Palmetto State is seeing another star rising in Irmo High's Mustafa Greene.

SI.com: Andy Staples: Byrnes seeks national respect against top-ranked St. Thomasupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 16:36:00

DUNCAN, S.C. -- They stood in a circle at midfield last Friday night chanting "864" at the top of their lungs. Byrnes High football players kept repeating their area code because, finally, they could begin thinking about a school from a different area code.

SI.com: The Heisman Winners: The Honor Roll - 2000supdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 16:24:00

This article appears in the Sports Illustrated Presents 75th Anniversary of the Heisman Trophy issue.

SI.com: Hurricanes sign Ruutu, Leafs hire Poulinupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 12:06:00

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up Tuomo Ruutu for three seasons.

SI.com: Andy Staples: SEC ends oversigning recruits; could lead to nationwide banupdated: Fri May 29 2009 17:40:00

DESTIN, Fla. -- For all intents and purposes, oversigning in big-time college football is over. On Friday, the SEC, home to seven schools that signed more than 25 players this past February, passed a rule limiting its member schools to a maximum of 28 signees a year.

SI.com: Andy Staples: Kiffin and Meyer finally meet, but fireworks are nowhere to be foundupdated: Wed May 27 2009 10:24:00

DESTIN, Fla. -- Grasshopper, meet the master.

How can grads get insurance?updated: Thu May 21 2009 15:54:00

Many recent college graduates will find themselves without health insurance. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has tips.

What's a recent college graduate to do about health insurance?updated: Thu May 21 2009 15:54:00

Lindsay Straub says it was her "dream job." Straub graduates from college Saturday, and just a few weeks ago, she was offered an entry-level position with an entertainment company.

Borger: Obama ignores the 'rules,' stirs the potupdated: Tue May 19 2009 07:25:00

In politics, particularly after you've arrived at the White House, the rule of thumb is this: retreat from controversy. When it happens, as it inevitably will, try to back off. Change the subject if you can. And remember, calm is good. Pot-stirring, not so good.

Obama calls for 'common ground' on abortion at Notre Dameupdated: Mon May 18 2009 08:21:00

President Obama delved into the abortion debate in a controversial Notre Dame commencement address Sunday, calling for a search for common ground on one of the most divisive issues in American politics.

Notre Dame speech reactionsupdated: Mon May 18 2009 08:21:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on student reaction to President Obama's commencement address at the University of Notre Dame.

Boycotting graduationupdated: Fri May 15 2009 21:27:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to a Notre Dame senior who is boycotting graduation over President Obama's speech.

Obama faces Notre Dame speech backlashupdated: Fri May 15 2009 21:27:00

University of Notre Dame senior Emily Toates, like many in the Catholic faith, is angry over her school's decision to give President Obama an honorary degree at this weekend's commencement.

Obama at Notre Dameupdated: Fri May 15 2009 12:39:00

President Obama addresses grads at Notre Dame this weekend. Why are there some who have a problem with that?

Obama faces stiff opposition as Notre Dame speech approachesupdated: Fri May 15 2009 12:39:00

President Obama this weekend will become the ninth sitting U.S. president to deliver the commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame, but none of the others has touched off the firestorm of Obama's appearance.

Bishop to skip Notre Dame graduation over Obama's viewsupdated: Thu May 14 2009 11:15:00

The Catholic bishop of South Bend, Indiana, will not attend graduation ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame because he disagrees with the stem-cell research and abortion views of the commencement speaker -- President Obama.

Selling their home to keep their small businesses aliveupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 14:18:00

Vanessa Cooreman Smith dreamed of running her own boutique since college, and she's not letting anything -- not even the dismal economy -- stop her.

Starting out youngupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 09:19:00

According to business school tradition, the route to the top involves a mid-career hiatus to take an MBA before forging ahead into the boardroom. But there is another way -- the undergraduate path.

Money Magazine: Why the "January Effect" Is Just So Much Slushupdated: Wed Dec 20 2006 14:14:00

Every year, the drumbeat among market pundits starts in late fall, reaching a crescendo around Martin Luther King Jr. Day: You can make a killing by buying small stocks low in December and selling ...

Money Magazine: Why you can't cash in on the 'January effect'updated: Mon Dec 18 2006 10:35:00

Every year, the drumbeat among market pundits starts in late fall, reaching a crescendo around Martin Luther King Jr. Day: You can make a killing by buying small stocks low in December and selling them high in January. History "proves" that the January effect will beat the market.

Starting out youngupdated: Fri May 05 2006 07:17:00

While an MBA might be seen as the standard passport to big business success, increasing numbers of young students are now looking at a more direct route to the top: undergraduate business degrees.

Money Magazine: Saving Early and Oftenupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:01:00

Archie Chaney, 33, picked up an interest in investing when he was still in college at the University of Notre Dame. And that has helped him become a serious saver at an age when a lot of us are jus...

CNNMoney: Saving early and oftenupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 11:18:00

Archie Chaney, 33, picked up an interest in investing when he was still in college at the University of Notre Dame.

America's top toilet namedupdated: Wed May 26 2004 12:18:00

Dingy gas station bathrooms be gone! Messy restrooms known to cause mental unrest no more!

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