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March 24th, 2010
11:52 AM ET

Mennonite college causes stir with national anthem

Goshen students Taylor TenHarmsel, left, and Sean Doering supported playing the national anthem at the game.

The "Star-Spangled Banner" is a staple of pregame sports festivities across the country, but at Indiana’s Goshen College the national anthem hasn’t been so proudly hailed.

On Tuesday, however, the 1,000-student Mennonite school – responding to criticism over the anthem’s omission at sporting events – decided for the first time since 1957 to play the song before baseball and softball games.

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