The broken link: What has ND's football tradition meant to you?
by Board Ops (2005-11-09 01:07:26)
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It is the basis of a tradition that crosses generations to bind alumni to one another and to the University. We fear that through years of neglect this bond is eroding to the point that current and future generations will lose their rightful link to our University's storied past.

It's obvious from my brief correspondence at NDToday that the link we talked about in the letter has already been lost for many/most current students. The fact that so few experience the unique relationship between the university and the football program is the reason the letter was written. It is a link that is being needlessly broken through neglect and incompetence. When the university excels at all levels there is magic... but most will never know. You can't miss what you never had and most current students have never experienced it.

Take a moment and share your stories here and we'll find a way to get the word out.

ND is a very different place when the football team is winning. There is a different magic in the air, and a different spirit in the eyes of the students. One feels as though anything is possible and nothing is beyond one's reach.

And that feeling needs to return. gmurphy


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