Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
The Holy War continues this Saturday night—on primetime television. Boston College’s Nov. 10 game against No. 3 Notre Dame will kick off at 8 p.m. and will air nationally on ABC. The decision to start the game at this time was a result of a network decision, and it will be the first 8 p.m. kickoff since 2010.
It is not too often that the BC football team gets the chance to perform on such a large stage, so this is a big weekend for both the team and for all members of the campus community. With the men’s hockey team also facing off against the Fighting Irish, The Heights reminds students to make respectful behavior a priority this weekend. Chestnut Hill will be in the public eye more than normal, so this is an opportunity to come out in full force to celebrate, show school spirit, and support our student athletes.
This Friday and Saturday, The Heights encourages Superfans to show up for the games on time– even for the National Anthem and to cheer loudly and appropriately, applauding the achievements of peers with the respect and admiration they deserve. To those who were not planning to attend either of the games, we hope they’ll reconsider. BC will be in the national spotlight, so help the regular attendees fill the stands.
In addition, harking back to men’s hockey coach Jerry York’s Letter to the Editor from the Oct. 25 issue of The Heights, cheer passionately, but be mindful of the words used to do so. We’re looking for leaders out there who can start the change, and it’s our belief that a ripple effect will follow, ushering in a new era of cheering traditions on the Heights.
Finally, we ask to keep in mind that a large number of visitors are expected this weekend, and we urge students to be hospitable to those traveling from South Bend and to provide a welcoming environment for all guests to our campus.
We at The Heights are looking forward to a respectful duel against the Fighting Irish this weekend, both on the field and in the stands.