Men’s Hockey: Dr. Destler’s Orange Hair Dare

Men’s Hockey: Dr. Destler’s Orange Hair Dare


DEMARTINO: WITH ALL 4,300 SEATS FILLED IN THE GENE POLISSENI CENTER, PRESIDENT DESTLER KEPT HIS PROMISE AND DYED HIS HAIR ORANGE DURING THE TIGERS COLGATE HOME OPENER GAME. ALTHOUGH THIS ISN’T HIS FIRST DARE CHALLENGE IT CERTAINLY MAY NOT BE HIS LAST. BATTAGLIA: HAIL TO THE CHIEF IS BEING PLAYED BY THE RIT BAND. HE IS A GOOD SPORT ABOUT THIS. (CHEERING) DEMARTINO: SO THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME YOU’VE DYED YOUR HAIR FOR AN ATHLETICS TEAM, CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LAST TIME YOU DID THIS? DESTLER: WELL, LAST TIME WAS ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO. I DID IT FOR THE BASKETBALL TEAM, THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS BECAUSE THEY WERE PLAYING BACK-TO-BACK GAMES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE DONE IT FOR HOCKEY, BUT SINCE WE HAD NEVER SOLD OUT THE POLISSENI CENTER I FIGURED THIS WAS A GOOD TIME TO MAYBE GET THE FANS RILED UP AGAIN AND SELL OUT THE CENTER AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. BATTAGLIA: THE JUMP AROUND SONG. EVERYONE FIRED UP HERE AT THE POLISSENI, 4,300 HERE TONIGHT, A SELL OUT CROWD. DEMARTINO: SO HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE RIT HOCKEY FANS AND STUDENTS FILL UP 4,300 SEATS JUST TO WATCH YOU DYE YOUR HAIR ORANGE? DESTLER: I THINK THEY’RE KIND OF SILLY TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND IF IT WORKED, IT WORKED. I’M SO PROUD OF OUR SCHOOL. I’M SO PROUD OF OUR TEAM. DEMARTINO: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, BESIDES FILLING ALL THE SEATS HERE AT THE POLISSENI CENTER, WAS THE BIGGEST GOAL OF YOU DOING THIS CHALLENGE? DESTLER: I JUST WANT TO BUILD SCHOOL SPIRIT, THAT’S ALL. IT’S REALLY JUST AN ISSUE OF GETTING THE FRESHMAN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S LIKE TO REALLY BE AN RIT TIGER. I’M CERTAINLY ONE MYSELF AND I WANT TO SORT OF SPREAD IT AROUND. RIT, RIT, RIT!

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