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Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home - he joined hands with Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1964...
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Chicago Bears fans will appreciate President Obama’s latest Oval Office decorations

The world’s most famous Chicago Bears fan also happens to be a pretty powerful person and even though the Bears had a horrible year, President Barack Obama isn’t shy about showing his support for his team. Check out this photo of the latest decorations in the Oval Office: Love this. The current rug in the White House Oval Office. #Chicago #Bears @ChicagoBears @davidaxelrod ...
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Texas A&M Signee Daylon Mack Plans To Throw Up The “Gig ‘Em” With President Obama At The White House

Twitter/@DaylonMack Five-star Texas A&M defensive tackle signee Daylon Mack is a very impressive football player on the field, and person off of it. Mack will receive the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award, and will be at The White House for the ceremony on Thursday. 247Sports has more: Five-star Texas A&M signee Daylon Mack will be at The White House tomorrow to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan once misspelled Barack Obama’s name on autograph

Michael Jordan and United States President Barack Obama have a seemingly friendly history with one another, but we wouldn’t exactly call them best friends. After all, best friends know how to spell each other’s name. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, political consultant David Axelrod revealed that His Airness once misspelled Obama’s first...Read More
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Misspelled Barack Obama’s Name on a Birthday Gift

When you’re the President of the United States, you’re likely to acquire a lot of gifts for various reasons. It’s just presidential. Barack Obama’s Former adviser David Axelrod told a story to New York Magazine about a wonderful gift from Michael Jordan that included one small problem. “When the president turned 50, I wanted to get him something special … so I sent...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: There’s A Dean Smith Memorial With Flowers, Signs Outside UNC’s Smith Center

Throughout the day, the college basketball world has mourned the loss of former North Carolina coach Dean Smith, who passed away late Saturday evening at the age of 83.  Many have released statements in the wake of Smith’s death, including Michael Jordan, Barack Obama and Mike Krzyzewski.  The North Carolina campus is mourning the loss of Smith, as well. There is a Smith memorial...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama congratulates Belichick, Pats on Super Bowl win

The New England Patriots are on to the White House.     President Barack Obama called Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Thursday to congratulate New England on its Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks, according to a press release issued by The White House. Obama said he’s looking forward to the Patriots’ visit to celebrate their victory. Obama also noted how...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Government’s New Policy May Help Cuban Ballplayers

One of the big questions when Barack Obama talked about softening relations with Cuba was what impact this would have on Cuban ballplayers. After talking to industry sources, some think we already have a new policy that will speed the process for Cuban defectors to become Major League players. This new policy is online if […]
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Kansas Basketball Gave President Obama A Customized Jersey

President Barack Obama is now an honorary member of the Kansas men’s basketball team.  Obama spoke at the University of Kansas Thursday morning as part of his post-State of the Union address tour. Prior to his speech in front of thousands at the Anschutz Sports Pavillion next to Allen Fieldhouse on the Lawrence campus, Obama met with the Jayhawks’ basketball team.  Bill...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

President Obama weighs in on Lions-Cowboys controversy

The Dallas Cowboys penalty fiasco has gotten so serious that even the president was asked to give his two cents.   Barack Obama talked about the controversial non-call on the Cowboys that helped lead them to a 24-20 NFC wild-card win over the Detroit Lions in an interview with The Detroit News on Tuesday. The president is a fan of Detroit’s division rival Chicago Bears, but...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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