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May 24, 2001 Stinger football superstars



Stingers football

The Stingers—in their regular uniforms, during regular season.

File photo

Our Stingers football team became movie stars recently, when they were extras in a Hollywood movie called The Sum of All Fears. Their “role” required them to stage an NFL Superbowl game at the Olympic Stadium.

The movie, which is based on a Tom Clancy novel and stars Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman, ends in a nuclear explosion, but of course, that was just special effects. Members of the Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts were also involved in the film shoot.

Athletics has launched a new scholarship fund, the Father O’Brien Endowment, thanks to an initial, anonymous donation of $100,000.

This will enable the department to give five $1,000 scholarships a year. Next season, all fourth- and fifth-year athletes on the football team will receive a $1,000 award.

Director Harry Zarins said that the five-year goal is to give all of the football players in good academic standing a $1,000 scholarship.