Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 9/30/13
For those playing catch-up, there is a situation brewing in South Bend after numerous players “skipped” the traditional post-game singing of the alma mater following this Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma. The school (and coach Brian Kelly) claims the policy was changed two years ago and that players should only sing with the students following wins. Students and fans claim they were not made aware of any such change, and furthermore, many disagree with the school’s decision in general. The Irish never lost a home game in 2012, so there is no precedent here. Many fans believe that the “policy change” is just a convenient excuse for the actions of the players who headed straight to the locker room on Saturday. Well, what South Bend Tribune’s Tyler James and eTruth.com’s Rachel Terlep discovered should help their argument. According to James, the school only updated its Traditions web page last night, not two years ago. Terlep found a cached version of what the text read before the changes: http://t.co/HbGzBBwqWd now says “When the Irish win.” Someone’s paying attention to Twitter. — Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) September 30, 2013 @eTruth_Irish It said win or lose as recently as 3 a.m. last night. — Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) September 30, 2013 Here are the two screenshots – one before, one after.   Is it possible that the school just didn’t get around to updating its site in the past two years? It is. But you’d think that at a school like Notre Dame that values tradition above all else, it’s something that would have been addressed on day one. 
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