James graduated from the College of William & Mary with an undergraduate degree in history. He is returning in the fall to attend the Master's Program in Early American and U.S. History. He is currently a Notre Dame Featured Columnist. He follows numerous NFL and NBA teams, but most of his work is focused on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

James is working on a series of writing projects.

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  • Jeremiah Montana posted 948 days ago

    Jeremiah Montana

    dude what a day. any other updates? I think we get Arik and bro...maybe Treggs? damn i love this shit.

  • Jay Coop posted 1092 days ago

    Jay  Coop

    Love your writing! How long have you been an irish fan?

  • Jeff Kalafa posted 1099 days ago

    Jeff Kalafa


    I need some help. I need to get closure on the Declan Sullilvan tragedy that occurred Oct, 28, 2010.

    I’m not a ND fan and was pretty upset about the way Brian Kelly left Cincinnati so when the Sullivan tragedy occurred, I probably said to myself “wouldn’t it be great if Kelly got fired.”

    I’m not going to argue about whether he had the right to leave UC but I just didn’t like it.

    As time went on I realized it was wrong to assign guilt in the collapse of the tower without knowing the facts---and I certainly didn’t know them.

    I also realized it would be a terrible burden, and a tragedy of its own for someone to have to carry around the guilt if they were indeed responsible in any degree for Sullivan’s death.

    It was wrong to even suggest that anyone involved (president, AD, coach, video crew, etc,) could be the slightest bit responsible without knowing the facts.

    On the other hand I feel that there are still questions to be answered;

    I want to know if this was an avoidable incident. I want to know how it happened.

    I’ve read quite a lot about this and I’m still looking for closure.

    As the season approaches I want to know if Notre Dame has sufficiently addresses this or whether they still have to take more responsibility.

    I’m a Rutgers fan. If this occurred at Rutgers on a extremely windy day where everyone else in the Northeast cancelled outdoor practice I’d want to know every little detail I could.

    I know that no one knows every little detail about the Sullivan death but I’d like to know whether or not you are satisfied with the way ND has explained what happened on Oct 28, 2010.

    I want to know the way you saw it happening.

    Thank you,
    Jeff Kalafa

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