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Lack of ticket lottey

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, April 3, 2008

ESPN broke a story on their Web site that Davidson College provided free transportation, lodging and tickets to any student who wanted to watch Davidson play in the NCAA Tournament in Detroit. As I read this story, I immediately thought of the recent announcement that Notre Dame would not be holding a student ticket lottery for the football game at Boston College in November 2008. The only explanation the University provided was that a two day weekend is not enough time for a trip to Boston without missing class.

Seemingly, this is a reasonable concern. However, after about two seconds of thought, I realized that the earliest the game can be is noon on Saturday. I haven’t checked with the registrar, but I assume there are no classes at 10 p.m. on Friday night. The tickets will probably go to alumni in the Boston area, but if the University is going to push the students aside again (the Breytopia controversy comes to mind), they should come up with a better lie to tell the students. Notre Dame, a school that prides itself on dorm life and school pride, is simply ignoring its own students. Davidson is setting an example from which we should learn.

Ryan McFarlane


Sorin College

March 27