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Supporting Sorin Boycott

Letter to the Editor | Friday, October 10, 2008

I read with great interest the Sorin Boycott article regarding the pep rallies that are part of the game weekends at Notre Dame. I was a football player in the early 1970’s and took part in the great Stepan Center pep rallies. They were fantasitic. The place was like a sauna and you could hardly move. I can still remember the band marching in playing the fight song, and I am getting chills as I write this. It was loud, crazy, exhilarating and truly what a pep rally should be. I refuse to go to the “Broadway Productions” they now call pep rallies and wish they were at Stepan Center again. The University has changed a great deal since I graduated, which happens, and I have great memories of my time there including a National Championship. One thing they need to change back to is the “Stinky Pep Rallies” at Stepan Center.

George Hayduk


Oct. 9