In ESPN The Magazine, Darren Rovell writes that Notre Dame has a special system to handle its boosters.
Notre Dame president Rev. Edward Malloy said on Wednesday that he was upset about how his university fired Irish football coach Tyrone Willingham last week.
Notre Dame and NBC Sports announced Thursday that the two would extend their partnership of broadcasting at least six Notre Dame home games each year from 2006 through 2010.
While victories -- and ratings -- may be down, NBC and Notre Dame want to continue their partnership.