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Protecting our own

Erin Reinke | Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Something much of the Notre Dame community is probably unaware of is that a portion of the Band of the Fighting Irish was effectively “smashed” into a wall by the MSU football team as they celebrated their OT win this weekend. Several instruments were damaged and several band members have soreness and injuries they didn’t get from marching.

I was one of the saxes who got caught in the mob and while I am angry and amazed at the lack of class on the part of the MSU football team, I really just want to thank the members of the Notre Dame staff who tried to get them off of us. It all happened very quickly and I would argue intentionally, but I thank God that no one was seriously injured. Again, thank you to those who came to our aid, because as much as I consider myself to be pretty tough, I know I am no match for a mob of 6’5,” 300-lb. football players.

Erin Reinke


Welsh Family Hall

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