Notre Dame Will Welcome Back Students For The Fall Semester

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The University of Notre Dame logo. (PHOTO COURTESY: Wikipedia)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The University of Notre Dame is planning to open its doors for the fall semester. And classes – yes, classes – will be held in-person, not remotely.

Notre Dame, which shut its doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), announced earlier today that the fall semester will begin two weeks earlier than scheduled during the week of August 10 and conclude before Thanksgiving. Additionally, the school will not have an October break.

The University has canceled academic and summer programs through July 6, but the campus has been the home to some students “whose summer work is preparatory for the fall semester,” according to Father John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

“By far the most complex challenge before us is the return of our students to campus for the resumption of classes in the fall semester,” Father Jenkins wrote in today’s announcement about the upcoming fall semester.

While it will certainly be a challenge to bring every member of the student body, as well as the faculty and staff back to campus, Father Jenkins knows for Notre Dame will be prepared to carry out its safety plan, which will include testing, contact tracing, quarantining and isolating, along with social distancing and mask-wearing. Notre Dame said it plans to enhance its “cleaning of all campus spaces,” and has identified certain facilities to house those that test positive or came in contact with someone that has the virus. They also plan to develop signage while utilizing various forms of communication to stay in touch with the campus community.

“As we adapt to the new normal brought on by the coronavirus, we will do everything we can to provide you with a safe learning, research, and working environment,” Jenkins wrote.

While the news should certainly spark excitement for Notre Dame students, there was however, nothing reported about sporting events, including the university’s football team, which is scheduled to play its first game of the 2020 season at home on September 12 against Arkansas

Mass. College Hockey: Frozen Fenway 2013-14 Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

Yesterday, the Fenway Sports Management announced the full schedule of hockey games and skating events that will occur at Fenway Park this winter as a part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014. Both high school and college hockey teams will be participating, but below is the schedule for the Division 1 and 3 games.

Saturday, December 28: Bentley University vs. Holy Cross, 6:30 p.m. (Men’s Div. 1)

Thursday, January 2: Harvard University vs. Northeastern University, 3:30 p.m. (Women’s Div. 1)

Saturday, January 4: Merrimack College vs. Providence College, 4 p.m. & Boston College vs. University of Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (Men’s Division 1)

Tuesday, January 7: UMass Boston vs. Salem State,  4 p.m. & TBA, 7:30 p.m. (Men’s Division 3)

Thursday, January 9: Babson College vs. Norwich University, 7:30 p.m. (Men’s Division 3)

Saturday, January 11: UMass Lowell vs. Northeastern University, 3 p.m. & University of Maine vs. Boston University, 6:30 p.m. (Men’s Division 1)

Daily Noontime – November 8, 2011

The Chicago Bears defense held Michael Vick in check on Monday quite well!

It’s Tuesday, which means, we should all breakout into song and dance, right? OK – in all seriousness, here’s the latest edition of the Daily Noontime, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Chicago Bears defense somehow slowed down Michael Vick en route a 30-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

* After his team’s fifth loss of the season, Eagles head coach Andy Reid explained why he elected to attempt a fake punt, which wasn’t successful.

* The Kansas City Royals acquired former San Francisco Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez in exchange for Melky Cabrera.

* Early Tuesday morning, sources confirmed that former boxer Joe Frazier passed away after his battle with lung cancer.

* Apparently Yahoo! Sports confirmed that the University of Notre Dame’s football program wants to change their helmets.

* In the Golf World — Tiger Wood‘s former caddy Steve Williams recently apologized for an inappropriate racial slur he said last week.

Games to Watch: 

* Dallas at Washington (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

* Minnesota at Calgary (NHL) – 9:30pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Listen to the fans in this video – did they care about that touchdown?