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Notre Dame’s signature sportsmanship

John A. Sekula | Thursday, November 3, 2011

At least since 1968, if not long before, the Notre Dame Band has always greeted the fans of the opposing team by playing their fight song before ours, then “America the Beautiful” then the national anthem. This display of true sportsmanship and welcome is a singular distinction of Notre Dame from any other university. I know from the opposing team’s fans’ responses that it is greatly appreciated and probably dulls the bad taste in their mouths when we win. I hope that this treatment of our guests doesn’t get consumed by the creation of a place where its hard for our opponents to win.

John A. Sekula

Class of ‘72

Broomfield, CO

Nov. 1