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TV timeouts fund scholarships

Brian Holland | Tuesday, October 16, 2007

In response to Dan Quirk’s letter criticizing “excessive” TV timeouts during our football games (“TV timeouts a disruption,” Oct. 16), in 2003-2004 (the most recent year I could find data for), the NBC contract funded 111 undergraduate scholarships averaging 17,600 dollars each. If you figure there are 16 TV timeouts a game and seven home games, that’s 112 timeouts a season. That means each timeout means another one of my classmates gets the chance to go to school at Notre Dame. I’ll wait considerably more than five minutes for that.

Brian Holland


Carroll Hall

Oct. 16