NYU Grad Student’s Yankee Stadium Prank
A graduating New York University student was ejected from his commencement at Yankee Stadium yesterday after he was caught trying to steal home.
William Lopez, 21, of Manhasset, LI, was among 6,000 students who sat in the box seats behind home plate and along the first base and third base lines at the first graduation to take place at the House that Ruth Built.
NYU, which held its 176th commencement at the storied stadium because of construction at Washington Square Park, had a strict ground rule.
“The students had been repeatedly advised . . . that they were strictly prohibited from being on the field,” said NYU spokesman John Beckman.
About three-quarters of the way through the ceremony, Lopez, wearing his gown and mortarboard, leaped over the right-field fence onto the field. [NY Post]
Joe Montana’s Oldest Son to Walk On At Notre Dame as Quarterback
Joe Montana can’t help himself. Standing on the sidelines of Maranatha High, a Hail Mary pass away from the Rose Bowl, the Super Bowl legend is stretching his arms out and continuously licking his fingers before getting his hands on a football.
“I’m just getting ready,” says Montana, wearing a navy Notre Dame T-shirt, gold shorts and sneakers. “You know, just in case.”
Montana’s watching his eldest son, Nate — a senior at national power De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) who will be a preferred walk on with Notre Dame this fall. [SI]