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December 2000

December 2000


Words of Wisdom

Ara Parseghian
© December 2000

When Ara Parseghian arrived at Notre Dame in 1964, the Fighting Irish had just completed a 2-7 season. A year later, under his tutelage, they were 9-1. By the time he retired due to health problems in 1974, he had amassed an overall record of 95-17-4, won two national titles and three bowl games. But his biggest fight actually came after he left the gridiron. Since 1994 he has been raising money to find a cure for a rare genetic disease that has already claimed one of this grandchildren and threatens two others. The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation has raised more than $7 million to fund research into Niemann-Pick Type C Disease, a fatal metabolic disorder. As a spokesman for the foundation he displays the same wit and insight that made him a oft-quoted coach. Here's some of the words he used to sum up the game that con....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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