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February181895
George Gipp is born
George Gipp was one of the best college players and is born today.
Keywords: football, george gipp, win one for the gipper, knute rockne all american, requiem mass
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
November11913
The Forward Pass beats Army
Notre Dame showcases the forward pass on the national stage and makes itself known as a legitimate team.
Keywords: football, army, forward pass, jesse harper, amos alonzo stagg, dwight david eisenhower, university of chicago, knute rockne, gus dorais, michigan, penn state, texas, navy, catholics, joe pliska
October31914
Without Rockne and Dorais, the team still wins
In a new year and a new team, Harper would continue his winning ways.
Keywords: football, alma, jesse harper, army, texas, penn state, gus dorais, knute rockne, joe dorais, joe gargan, culver, stan cofall, charlie bachman, deak jones, ray eichenlaub, dutch bergman, joe pliska
October171914
Yale uses rugby plays to win
Yale would snap Notre Dame's winning and unbeaten streak.
Keywords: football, yale, ray eichenlaub, gus dorais, knute rockne, jesse harper
November141914
Another win verse the Indian Universities
After defeating Haskell, Notre Dame would take down Pop Warner's Carlisle Indian School squad.
Keywords: football, carlisle, haskell, jesse harper, pop warner, mal elward, knute rockne, ray eichenlaub
November81921
The Longest Dropkick
On a Tuesday, three days after playing Army, Notre Dame would let the ball fly.
Keywords: football, paul castner, rutgers, polo grounds, new york city, grantland rice, iowa, knute rockne, army, army, west point, tuesday
October201923
ND meets Princeton in green
For the possibly the first time, Notre Dame dons the green jerseys in a landslide victory.
Keywords: football, princeton, green, knute rockne, green jersey, ebbets field, baseball stadium
October181924
Adam Walsh and his two broken hands
Trying to outsmart the Cadets, Adam Walsh would end up with two broken hands.
Keywords: football, army, adam walsh, polo grounds, harry stuhldreher, jesse harper, knute rockne, elmer layden, four horsemen, seven mules, 7 mules
October191924
The Four Horsemen Get Their Name
Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again...
Keywords: football, army, knute rockne, four horsemen, grantland rice, harry stuhldreher, don miller, elmer layden, jim crowley, polo grounds, baseball stadium
January11925
ND's First Bowl Game - The Rose Bowl
Following a multiweek trip out west, Rockne's undefeated team would play in their first (and only) Rose Bowl Game.
Keywords: football, stanford, rose bowl, bowl game, elmer layden, four horsemen, jim dent, monster of the midway, mvp, adam walsh, harry stuhldreher, national champions, charlie bach, mens basketball, basketball annex, knute rockne, glenn pop warner
November71925
The student managers get caught
Officially and unofficially, Notre Dame students have helped the football team for decades.
Keywords: football, student managers, bums, penn state, knute rockne, train
November201925
Rockne is baptized into the Catholic Church
A small group gathered in the Log Chapel on Friday afternoon and Knute Rockne was baptized.
Keywords: knute rockne, log chapel, baptism, father vince mooney, northwestern, st edwards, knute rockne jr, hickey, thomas hickey
November271926
Rockne skips the football game
Confident in his team's ability, Coach Rockne decides to stay in Chicago instead of traveling with the team.
Keywords: football, knute rockne, carnegie tech, army, navy, southern cal, beloit
December41926
The First ND-USC Game
The week before ND got shut out by Carnegie Tech. This week they would take it out on USC.
Keywords: football, southern cal, knute rockne, art parisien, johnny niemiec, boston university
November251927
Rockne with the Babe and Lou
At a dinner the night before the Southern Cal game, Knute Rockne would be among many famous athletes and coaches.
Keywords: football, knute rockne, babe ruth, lou gehrig, southern cal, soldier field, glenn pop warner, yale, stanford
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
November101928
Win One for the Gipper
In the middle of Rockne's worst season at Notre Dame, Rockne would relay the story of George Gipp to fire up his team.
Keywords: football, army, knute rockne, win one for the gipper, george gipp, yankee stadium, baseball stadium, knute rockne all american, airplane, jack chevigny, john niemiec, johnny obrien
November171928
Rockne's only loss at home
Notre Dame would play its final home game at Cartier Field with construction set to begin on the new Notre Dame Stadium the next season.
Keywords: football, knute rockne, loss, carnegie tech, gipper, gipp, henry mcglew, wabash, southern cal
November301929
The 100-yard Interception
Jack Elder's record still stands today.
Keywords: football, army, knute rockne, jack elder, national championship
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
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
December141930
New York Giants verse Rockne's All-Stars at the Polo Grounds
In what would be the last game Knute Rockne coached a Notre Dame team, his All-Stars played the New York Giants for charity.
Keywords: football, knute rockne, polo grounds, four horsemen, nfl, southern cal, seven mules, harry stuhldreher, jim crowley, elmer layden, don miller, adam walsh, joe bach, rip miller, noble kizer, ed hunsinger, jack chevigny, jack cannon, john law, tim moynihan, ted twomey, joe vezie, john gebert, jack elder, bucky oconnor, frank carideo, hunk anderson, glenn carberry
October61934
A loss to start the season under new coach Layden
With a new coach and a new season, Notre Dame would welcome alum Jack Chevigny and the Longhorns to South Bend.
Keywords: football, texas, hunk anderson, knute rockne, jesse harper, jim crowley, slip madigan, frank leahy, vince lombardi, charlie bachman, gus dorais, harry stuhldreher, harry mehre, frank thomas, tom lieb, noble kizer, jack chevigny, frank reese, rip miller, elmer layden, father ohara, joe kuharich, ed haggar, wayne millner, william shakespeare, andy pilney, wally fromhart, john young, george melinkovich, jack robinson, fred carideo, frank carideo, john michuta, bengal bouts, don elser, chicago physicians
November171934
A little trickeration for the win
In a play similar to "coach, we've got the wrong ball", Notre Dame would emerge victorious.
Keywords: football, northwestern, elmer layden, knute rockne, rey bonar, steve miller, hank pojman, andy pilney, george melinovich, william shakespeare
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
November21935
Game of the Century I - Ohio State
In the first Game of the Century, Notre Dame travels to Ohio State in a highly anticipated match up.
Keywords: football, ohio state, game of the century, knute rockne, elmer layden, four horsemen, andy pilney, william shakespeare, grantland rice, henry pojman, wayne millner
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
September191942
The T Formation is unveiled at home
In an underrated scrimmage Coach Leahy unveils the new T Formation, doing away with the Rockne Shift.
Keywords: football, wisconsin, harry stuhldreyer, four horsemen, frank leahy, knute rockne, t formation, chicago bears, angelo bertelli, johnny lujack, creighton miller, fred evans, georgia tech, heisman, jim mello, bill earley, bob linvingstone, bob dove, george murphy, lou rymkus, bob neff, bob mcbride, harry wright, tom brock, ray iannuccillo, emil sitko, george birmingham, jerry ford, jim flanigan, jim tharp, john pehar, joe signaigo, jim vugrin, art statuto, world war ii, tom creevey, john mcginnis, frank cusick, virgil turner
October101942
The "T" Formation
Leahy would do away with Rockne's famed Box Formation and introduce the new T Formation.
Keywords: football, stanford, frank leahy, knute rockne, angelo bertelli, harry wright, wisconsin, georgia tech, marchy schwartz
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
September271946
Brother Angelus aka Brother Dome
Brother Angelus had the distinction of being the only person alive at Notre Dame to have personally known Father Sorin.
Keywords: brother angelus, brother dome, father sorin, father corby, knute rockne, george gipp, frank leahy, st edwards hall
October51951
The first-ever night game
For the first time under the lights, Notre Dame would take the field. The change in kickoff time would have no affect on the Irish.
Keywords: football, night game, detroit, baseball stadium, gus dorias, loyola, boston college, knute rockne, army, frank leahy, indiana university, john petitbon, johnny lattner, ralph gugliemi, heisman
October171953
Senator JFK takes in a game
In the first year of his Senate seat, John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie would enjoy a Notre Dame victory.
Keywords: football, john f kennedy, jfk, jackie kennedy, president, president kennedy, senator kennedy, frank leahy, knute rockne, george gipp, elmer layden
January311954
Leahy's official resignation
Frank Leahy would end his coaching career with a 0.855 record, behind only Knute Rockne (0.881).
Keywords: football, frank leahy, smu, father hesburgh, father joyce, father ned joyce, knute rockne, angelo bertelli, johnny lujack, leon hart, johnny lattner, paul hornung, heisman
March241965
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
John Goldfarb, former player and military pilot, crashes in Fawzia. In order for the U.S. Government to bring him home, Notre Dame must throw a football game against Fawzia University.
Keywords: movie, john goldfarb please come home, shirley maclaine, rudy, knute rockne all american, father hesburgh
August281971
Brian's Song Filmed During Bears Preseason Game
James Caan and Billy Dee Williams would grace the Notre Dame sidelines while the Bears played the Browns in a preseason exhibition game.
Keywords: chicago bears, brians song, cleveland browns, knute rockne all american, rudy, james caan, billy dee williams
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
March101988
Rockne, TX opens its post office for a day
A small town in Texas, with a great name, would open its doors for only one day.
Keywords: rockne texas, stamp, knute rockne, sacred heart
October291993
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.
Keywords: womens swim team, bus crash, haley scott demaria, meghan beeler, colleen hipp, knute rockne all american, rudy
April132012
History of the Old Timers Game
The first guest post in the series: the history of the Old Timers game which would lead to the modern Blue-Gold game.
Keywords: football, blue gold game, old timers game, knute rockne, ara parseghian, world war ii, johnny obrien, win one for the gipper, four horsemen, elmer layden, johnny lujack, ralph guglielmi, bill early, paul hornung, coley obrien, jim seymour, terry hanratty, gus cifelli, johnny lattner, leon hart, pete duranko, paul hornung, monty stickles, red mack, paul snow, jack snow, dan shannon, dick lynch, nick pietrosante, sandy bonvechio, george izo, jim kelly, joe theismann, william shakespeare, don elster, scholastic
September292012
Shamrock Series Preview: ND v Miami
As we prepare for next week's game against Miami in Soldier Field, lets take a look back at the history of each.
Keywords: football, soldier field, miami, knute rockne, ara parseghian, dan devine, gerry faust, terry brennan, lou holtz, sun bowl, jimmy johnson, tokyo, orange bowl, great lakes, southern cal, northwestern
May272013
A Memorial Day tribute: ND football players who died in WWII
As a salute to Memorial Day, numerous Notre Dame athletes and alumni served in the armed forces in both World War I and World War II. Today, the 18 football players who sacrificed their lives for our freedom are remembered.
Keywords: football, memorial day, hercules boreolos, george birmingham, harold borer, jack chevigny, tom creevy, louis curran, frank cusick, ted dorosh, norb ellrott, allen elward jr, vince harrington, wayne johnston, john mcginnis, george murphy, martin oreilly, howard petschel, robert callahan, arnold mcinerney, knute rockne, world war ii, world war i, yankee stadium, army, texas, track team, shot put, emil sitko, george gipp, hunk anderson, iwo jima, bob dove, purdue, marquette, okinawa, john murphy, hering award, francis pieri