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Act with respect

Observer Viewpoint | Thursday, September 1, 2005

As a 1994 alumna, I write to any of our students who will attend the Pitt game this Saturday, and particularly the ESPN College Game Day broadcast.

In 2000, when Game Day chose our Nebraska game as its site, I was on set during the broadcast. At the close of the show, Lee Corso predictably slammed on the silliest Cornhusker hat imaginable, indicating his pick for the game. Unpredictably, one of our students – green T-shirt and all – threw a plastic beer cup at the stage. It sprayed beer all over Craig Fowler, and he was visibly upset. I was humiliated minutes later to be introduced as a Notre Dame graduate, and absolutely furious that one of our own would act so disgracefully.

It is an honor that ESPN chose us, yet again, as their showcase game this Saturday. Treat those men with respect, or this time may be the last.

Stephanie Joycealumnaclass of 1994Aug. 31