Spotlight Series


April 26, 1985:  Nicholas Sparks helps set the 4x800 record
     Author Nicholas Sparks helped set a track & field record, which still stands today.

November 4, 1922:  Castner Single-Handidly beats Indiana
     Paul Castner would prove he was an all-around player and star in every aspect of the game.

May 2, 2004:  Fr. Ned Joyce passes away
     Executive Vice President of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, Father Edmund P. "Ned" Joyce passes away.

March 7, 1970:  Austin Carr owns Ohio
     Austin Carr set the NCAA record for points in a NCAA Tournament game.

February 9, 1962:  Fr. Hesburgh appears on Time cover
     Father Hesburgh would quickly rise to the presidency at Notre Dame and from there an international delegate.

January 19, 1974:  ND ends #1 UCLA's 88 Game Win Streak
     UCLA & John Wooden were winners of 88 straight. John Walton and his teammates would leave defeated.

December 16, 1953:  Lattner wins Heisman
     Johnny Lattner would cap his fantastic college career by becoming Notre Dame's fourth Heisman winner.

November 15, 1967:  Yaz wins AL MVP and Triple Crown
     One of the greatest baseball players of all time not only was a Notre Dame product but collected some big awards.

October 29, 1993:  Haley Scott DeMaria wins her heat
     Following an accident, surgery, and rehabilitation, Haley Scott returns to the pool and is at the top of her game.

September 24, 1966:  Jim Seymour's record day
     Two guys in the first game of their careers would make an immediate impact and make themselves known to all.

September 20, 2009:  Golden Tate does a true leap of faith
     Golden Tate found a new way to celebrate following what would be the game winning touchdown.

September 19, 1987:  Tim Brown starts the Heisman campaign
     In a bizarre night contest at home, Notre Dame blows past Michigan State and boosts Tim Brown's Heisman campaign.

September 16, 1989:  Rocket lifts off in the Big House
     Rocket Ismail would do something against Michigan that no opponent ever had done before.

September 15, 1979:  Blocked field goal leads to rule change
     In a true Rudy story, a walk-on wins the game while the All-American changes NCAA rules forever.

September 12, 1992:  Reggie Brooks scores while unconscious
     As long as you cross the goal line, it doesn't matter how you get there. Don't worry, he would be fine afterwards.