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March41888
Knute Rockne is born
Knute Rockne is born today in Norway and head a variety of jobs besides head football coach.
Keywords: knute rockne, football, track, chemistry, army, forward pass, julius nieuwland, studebaker
November161912
Hickey's Family History Tied To Notre Dame
We are very excited the Hickey family is willing to share their family history with us. Their family has deep ties to South Bend and Notre Dame.
Keywords: hickey, baseball, john hickey, thomas hickey, father sorin, sacred heart church, bell, knute rockne, zahm, breen-phillips, farley, st liam hall, fire station, power plant, baptism, secret pass, hunk anderson, football, john hickey jr, father hesburgh, john wooden, pearl harbor, world war ii, nd today
February141916
ND NYC alumni club founded
Responsible for creating the subway alumni, the Notre Dame Club of New York is officially registered.
Keywords: alumni, new york city, father sorin, monsignor luke j evers, father john w cavanaugh, football, army, yankee stadium, ebbets field, polo grounds, subway alumni
November31916
The Gipper Makes An Appearance
George Gipp would play in his first football game ever and instantly make a name for himself.
Keywords: freshman football, george gipp, the gipper, st ambrose, freeman fitzgerald
November111916
George Gipp Kicks the Winner
George Gipp would ignore his coaches and take the game into his own hands.
Keywords: freshman football, george gipp, the gipper, western state normal, western michigan, frank thomas, alabama, bear bryant
May211923
Ara Parseghian's Birthday
Happy Birthday Coach Parseghian!
Keywords: ara parseghian, football, world war ii, miami ohio, woody hayes, northwestern, national championship, heisman, john huarte
October41924
Another Victory Against Western State
After a series of losses, the freshman pull off another win against Western State.
Keywords: freshman football, western state normal, western michigan, christie flanagan, john clipper smith, chile walsh, adam walsh
November101928
History of Notre Dame's Junior Varisty Team
In the 1920s, Notre Dame regularly fielded more than one football team. We begin with this history of the Notre Dame Junior Varsity team.
Keywords: junior varsity football, b squad, c squad, knute rockne, general motors, jumpin joe savoldi, minnesota, iowa, northwestern, wisconsin, valparaiso
November91929
A First and A Last
The varsity team took on Drake, while the B and C squads were also both in action. All on the same day.
Keywords: junior varsity football, b squad, c squad, drake, soldier field, cartier field, iowa, ball teachers college, night game, texas tech, ed mckeever, frank leahy, notre dame stadium
October111930
Alma Mater first played as Stadium is dedicated
As the brand new Notre Dame Stadium is dedicated, a new song is unveiled at halftime by the marching band.
Keywords: alma mater, football, navy, band, notre dame stadium, knute rockne, gk chesterton, frank e hering, joseph casasanta
October181930
JV Plays Under the Lights Again
The Junior Varsity squad would get accustomed to playing under the lights, something accomplished decades before the varsity team.
Keywords: junior varsity football, duquense, pittsburgh, forbes field, pittsburgh pirates, night game, steve banas, ball teachers, st viator, kalamazoo, texas tech
November271930
A Feast on Thanksgiving
In the first meeting between a Notre Dame and Vanderbilt team, the Irish had a feast on Herbert Hoover's proclaimed day of Thanksgiving.
Keywords: junior varsity football, knute rockne, vanderbilt, wisconsin, northwestern, national championship
October61935
Jake Kline coaches the JV Squad
Junior Varsity Coach Jake Kline would have some interesting pep talks for his 'Hamburger' Teams.
Keywords: junior varsity football, niagara, knute rockne, world war ii, jake kline, miami, army, yankee stadium
October121935
JV Football Through the '30s and '40s
While the varsity team took the accolades, the B and C squads would be part of some unusual contests.
Keywords: junior varsity football, buffalo, niagara university, ouachita university fighting baptists, michigan state, joe yonto, frank leahy, bill early, larry courte, jack connor, george connor
January61937
Lou Holtz's birthday
Lou Holtz had 100 wins at Notre Dame and a national championship. Today is his birthday.
Keywords: lou holtz, espn, kent state, iowa, william and mary, connecticut, south carolina, ohio state, tangerine bowl, southern conference, north carolina state, new york jets, arkansas, minnesota, gerry faust, play like a champion today, southern cal, west virginia, fiesta bowl, orange bowl, miami, florida state, sugar bowl, rose bowl, cotton bowl, knute rockne, football
January81944
Lujack plays basketball too
Johnny Lujack played more than just football and today the basketball team would take on Kentucky.
Keywords: basketball, johnny lujack, kentucky, football, heisman, edward moose krause, marko todorovich, carl lloyd, leo kiler
August221944
Francis Pieri
Francis Pieri from Mahaney City, Pa had been a QB on the 1937 Irish and a FB on the 1939 team.
Keywords: world war ii, football, francis pieri
September31944
Notre Dame Monogram Winners at Pearl Harbor
Six Notre Dame men serving in the Navy would pose for a picture at Pearl Harbor during World War II.
Keywords: world war ii, pearl harbor, jack wiethoff, john hickey, ralph vinciguerra, frank leahy, bob faught, ray brancheau, track, baseball, basketball, football, navy
February191945
The Assault on Iwo Jima: D-Day in Japan
A Notre Dame hero would become an American hero on the shores of Iwo Jima, fighting for the boys.
Keywords: jack chevigny, world war ii, d-day, iwo jima, angelo bertelli, texas, army, knute rockne, george gipp, win one for the gipper, football
November71949
One Game in Two Stadiums
The Notre Dame B team would play a single game, on two different fields.
Keywords: junior varsity football, purdue, cartier field, notre dame stadium, george dickson, world war ii, bronze star, purple heart, paul hornung, vince lombardi
November31951
The First Meeting with Tennessee
The first meeting between Notre Dame and Tennessee would not be between the varsity squads.
Keywords: junior varsity football, b squad, tennessee, freshmen
June81957
First College World Series appearance
The baseball team makes its first appearance in a College World Series game.
Keywords: baseball, college world series, iowa state, football, elmer kohort, jim cusack, eddie hurley, james carideo, steve johnson, bob senecal, gene duffy, jim morris, tom bujnowski, chuck symeon, frank carideo
October221966
Early Domination for the Freshman
The Irish Freshman dominate against Pittsburgh early in the season.
Keywords: freshman football, pittsburgh, mike mccoy, bob olson, michigan state, vito rancancelli, parade all american, ed zeigler, don reid, tom nash
November181966
The Michigan State Undercard
The night before the famous 10-10 tie game of the century, the two freshman squads faced off in Spartan Stadium.
Keywords: freshman football, michigan state, ara parseghian, tom gores, nick furlong, larry schumacher, don reid, ed ziegler, bobby olson, mike mccoy, steve garvey, bubba smith
November171967
Joe Thiesmann Leads the Freshman
Joe Theismann would give his arm a workout bringing the team to victory on a day when both team's kickers would have trouble.
Keywords: freshman football, pittsburgh, joe theismann, tom eaton, ernie jackson, tony capers, terry hanratty, jim seymour, bob wack, denny allan, craig stark, ron johnson, jim sheahan, mike kondrla, jim wright
November231968
Freshman Beat Tennessee on the Ground
In a game at home, the freshman led by Tom Gatewood would take down Tennessee.
Keywords: freshman football, tennessee, b squad, tom gatewood, jim yoder, john cieszkowski, andy huff
November151969
The Michigan Rivalry Resumes
Nine years before the varsities met on the field, Notre Dame and Michigan's freshmen teams played at Notre Dame.
Keywords: michigan, freshman football, moose krause, georgia tech, observer, dan otoole, jim bulger, larry parker, mike webb, bengal bouts, willie townsend, tyrone robinson, mike creaneydennis gutowski, pat mcgraw, jim musuraca, eric bottcher, tom freistroffer, ken schlezes
October311970
Late Game Heroics
Trailing 20-0 to start the fourth quarter, the Irish freshmen would find a way to pull out a victory.
Keywords: freshman football, tennessee, mark dunn, cliff brown, dave casper, gary dininick, tom ross, dennis lozzi
October231971
Hold on Ara, the Freshman are Coming
In the first game a Notre Dame team would play outside the United States, the freshmen squad would travel to Mexico City.
Keywords: freshman football, mexico city redskins, mexico city, father hesburgh, club of mexico, eric penick, wayne bullock, chuck kelly, tom bake, ron goodman, tom clements
August271977
The Observer Starts The Year
A new school year begins with construction still under way.
Keywords: the observer, fitzpatrick hall of engineering, football, dan devine, texas, national championship
August301986
NFL Preseason Bears v Bills @ ND Stadium
College football is not the only game played in Notre Dame Stadium, the Bears and Bills square off for a preseason game.
Keywords: nfl, football, chicago bears, buffalo bills
March91988
Ronald Reagan unveils Rockne stamp
President Reagan, who played George Gipp alongside Knute Rockne, would unveil the Knute Rockne 22-cent stamp.
Keywords: ronald reagan, knute rockne, stamp, football, jacc, joyce athletic convocation center, knute rockne all-american, george gipp, babe zaharias, bobby jones, babe ruth, jim thorpe, roberto clemente, princeton, rutgers, washington and lee
January271990
Basketball gets revenge on Miami
While the Miami football team would win two months earlier, the Notre Dame basketball team would put Miami in its place on the hardwood.
Keywords: basketball, miami, digger phelps, football, lou holtz, monty williams, laphonso ellis, tim crawford, big east
September222001
First game post 9/11
The first game following 9/11 united all fans, Irish and Spartans.
Keywords: 9/11, football, michigan state, bob davie
May92002
Dan Devine passes away
After a long coaching career, Dan Devine passed away at the age of 82.
Keywords: dan devine, football, minnesota duluth, michigan state, arizona state, missouri, frank leahy, ara parseghian, father hesburgh, father joyce, national championship
February72008
Rocket on Pros vs Joes
Rocket would put on the football uniform one more time and return kicks while making the Joes look like fools.
Keywords: raghib ismail, pros vs joes, super dome, football
May12008
Holtz elected to College Football HOF
Lou Holtz was one of the best coaches at Notre Dame but Notre Dame was just one stop among Holtz's career.
Keywords: lou holtz, football, hall of fame, iowa, william and mary, connecticut, south carolina, ohio state, nc state, arkansas, minnesota, national championship, heisman
July252008
Samardzija makes MLB debut with Cubs
Making his Major League Baseball debut, Jeff Samardzija takes the mound for the Chicago Cubs.
Keywords: baseball, jeff samardzija, chicago cubs, football, chicago white sox
October242009
Band honors OK Go
In a continuing relationship with the band OK Go, the Band of the Fighting Irish honors OK Go at halftime.
Keywords: band, ok go, boston college, football
February142013
The Original Catholics vs Convicts
Long before Notre Dame and Miami faced off in the 1980s, the JV squad would face some actual convicts.
Keywords: junior varsity football, indiana state penitentiary, bobby martin
March82014
New Longest WBB Win Streak
The women surpass their win streak set just a year earlier.
Keywords: womens basketball, north carolina state, acc tournament, softball, mens tennis, womens soccer, mens soccer, baseball, football, mens basketball
March242014
New Longest Win Streak
The women's basketball team has won more games in a row than any team at ND.
Keywords: womens basketball, arizona state, ncaa tournament, fencing, softball, mens tennis, womens soccer, mens soccer, baseball, football, mens basketball