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Fleeting Responsibility Abounds in 2013

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Is it any wonder that we are bombarded on a daily basis about the new lows to which public confidence in government agencies, elected officials and corporations has sunk?

Do You Believe Manti Te'o?

Posted 01.25.2013 | Sports

In his first on-camera interview since Deadspin revealed that Manti Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never actually existed (or died of leukemia), the...

WATCH: Te'o Talks To Katie Couric

Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

In Manti Te'o's first on-camera interview since it was revealed that his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was a fabrication and did not die during Notre Dame...

The Growing Notre Dame 'Reality Crisis'

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 03.26.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Sources at have confirmed that several reporters within the network are now investigating the possibility that Manti Te'o himself may not be completely real.

It All Comes Down to Virtual vs Real

Jane Shure | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Jane Shure

It's precisely this social norm that contributes to a football star thinking he's in a relationship with someone he refers to as his "girlfriend."

Manti Te'o and His Crisis of Character

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

This is a crisis of character for Manti Te'o. Scouts around the NFL and people around the country are wondering what Manti Te'o is made of. They wonder if his judgment and character are as non-existent as Lennay Kekua. I hope he figures it out and proves them wrong.

Are You Kidding Me, Manti Te'o?

Jared Freid | Posted 03.25.2013 | Comedy
Jared Freid

Maybe Nanas don't inspire him or the people around him -- after all, everyone deals with dying grandparents. Cute girls doing selfy pics on the other hand? Cue up the Rudy music.

Frankly, Lance, I Don't Give a Damn

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Patricia McGuire

Our faculty spend endless hours searching for ways to teach today's college students about honor and integrity, about the importance of embracing an honor system that abhors lying, cheating and stealing. Armstrong is the latest poster boy for dishonorable behavior.

How Will Notre Dame Deal With NCAA Recruiting Reforms?

Joshua Vowles | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
Joshua Vowles

In effect, the NCAA has changed its philosophy from socialism to capitalism. It has changed its system from being state-run to the free market. Now, how will this affect Notre Dame? Will Notre Dame be willing to spend the money to compete with the football factories?

A Sucker Is Born

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I hope that Te'o and Notre Dame were simply victims of a hoax. We need figures in this country to believe in and root for.

The Con: Manti Te'o, Notre Dame, Football, Human Nature

Susan D. Blum | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports
Susan D. Blum

This story can be spun in dozens of ways. But one thing clearly emerges for me: Humans are vulnerable; we create our reality indirectly, using words and images, building on dreams. By our nature, our language permits the twinned characteristics of fiction and deception.

10 Questions for Manti Te'o

Jake Fischer | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports
Jake Fischer

Manti Te'o's numerous comments on his girlfriend to varying media outlets have seemed to contradict each other. And's lengthy report suggests that Te'o is not a victim of anyone but his own wrongdoing. The following are 10 questions I would like to ask Manti Te'o.

Te'o Not First To Fall For Lennay Kekua?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Lennay Kekua may not actually exist, but that doesn't mean that Manti Te'o was the first person to be in a relationship with her. Not only did NFL...

REPORT: Te'o Hoax Perpetrator Confessed

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

While doubts continue to swirl around Manti Te'o and his account of the hoax involving the tragic story of a deceased girlfriend, a report by ESPN's O...

Manti Te'o's Uncle Rips Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Besides releasing a statement shortly after Deadspin published a report detailing how Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend never actually existed, the Not...

Media Reacts To Stunning Te'o Hoax

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Perhaps no contingent was more shocked that the dramatic tale of Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying during Notre Dame's undefeated regular season was a fak...

Why Do We Wonder if Manti Te'o Is Gay? Because of Homophobia in Religion and Sports

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

I don't know if Manti Te'o is gay. I won't even speculate or guess. But whether he is or is not, to me, isn't the question here at the moment as we await more answers from Te'o.

If Manti Te'o Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the "girlfriend hoax" story indeed constructed an elaborate cover story for his gay closet, as so many gay men do in worlds that demand they be heterosexual, the emotional jolt of humiliation and embarrassment at being exposed will be overwhelming.

Tyler Kingkade

Notre Dame's Real Tragedy | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.18.2013 | College

University of Notre Dame administrators showed greater concern to the news that Manti Te’o’s girlfriend and her death were a hoax than when they l...

Deadspin's Terse Reply To Donald Trump

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Deadspin had a terse reply for Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted his congratulations to the site for breaking the story that the girlfriend of...

'Catfish' Directors: Football Player With Fake Girlfriend Was Probably Duped

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In response to a damning Deadspin report Wednesday debunking the existence of his girlfriend who died during the season, Notre Dame senior linebacker ...

Former Stanford Player Defends Te'o

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Former Stanford defensive end Matthew Masifilo, now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, believes that Manti Te'o was a victim in the hoax surroundin...

Did These People Know About Hoax All Along?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Shock was the overwhelming, initial reaction of most to news that the entire narrative surrounding Manti Te'o and his late girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, w...

Te'o Teammates React To Girlfriend Hoax

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was unwavering in his stance that Manti Te'o was a victim of the hoax involving his apparently fabricated ...

NFL Player Says He Met Lennay Kekua

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Just when it seemed like the only thing that everyone could agree on regarding the bizarre hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was that Le...