Letter to the Editor | Sunday, September 6, 2015
When did Notre Dame students become ungracious hosts?
Notre Dame has long been a place apart, including its welcoming of opposing teams’ football fans. That reputation was damaged Sept. 5. At the end of the ND-Texas game, each team went to opposite corners of the stadium — Notre Dame’s players gathered in front of the student section, and Texas gathered in front of its band, where many of its fans were sitting. When the Texas band began to play its alma mater, “The Eyes of Texas,” boos rained down from the ND student section. Such a reaction would have been unworthy of the student body on any day, but it was especially so given the lopsided victory by the Irish. That was a moment to be magnanimous, not churlish.
class of 1985
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