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November231887
ND's first football game
Notre Dame would learn how to play and play their first game all in one day. The opponent should sound familiar as well.
Keywords: football, michigan, brother paul, intramurals, dining hall
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
April201888
ND plays first of two games in as many days
Notre Dame plays its second ever football game on campus as Michigan comes to town for a two game contest.
Keywords: football, michigan, brother paul
December61888
First football win
Four games into the start of its football career, Notre Dame would record its first win.
Keywords: football, harvard prep, michigan, win
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
October141899
The new "Princeton Kick"
As the game continues to innovate at the turn of the century, Notre Dame gets involved.
Keywords: football, princeton kick, field goal, angus mcdonald, lake forest
October281905
ND's biggest football win
Notre Dame would play a group of doctors from Chicago in a shortened game but made it count.
Keywords: football, american medical, henry mcglew, catholics
November61909
ND's first win against Michigan
Notre Dame would prove it was no longer Michigan's little kid brother and they could play with the big boys.
Keywords: football, michigan, fielding yost, frank longman, fighting irish, catholics, father matthew walsh
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
December181912
Jesse Harper contacts West Point
Jesse Harper wouldn't worry about getting new players during his first year, he made sure to play more top-tier opponents.
Keywords: football, jesse harper, army, yale
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
October101914
A blowout victory
Notre Dame would stretch their unbeaten streak to 27 games from 1910-1914.
Keywords: football, rose poly, ray eichenlaub, stan cofall, dutch bergman
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
October241914
The Shift begins to take form
Notre Dame would rebound on the road against South Dakota as a new offense begins to be instilled.
Keywords: football, south dakota, stan cofall, freeman fitzgerald, george gipp
October311914
Irish win their first matchup against Haskell
The second win in a row, would be the first of five against Haskell.
Keywords: football, haskell, dutch bergman
November71914
Army used the forward pass to win
A year after Notre Dame shocked the world, Army used the forward pass to win this year.
Keywords: football, army, ray eichenlach, dutch bergman, stan cofall
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
November261914
Notre Dame defeats another eastern power
Ray Eichenlaub would be back to full strength and be a force on both sides of the ball.
Keywords: football, syracuse, ray eichenlaub, yale, army, jesse harper, deak jones, hollis king, ralph lathrop, george holmes, dutch bergman, art larkin, alvin berger, rupert mills
November271915
Winning the state of Texas
Notre Dame would take the train down to Texas for two games and came home with two victories.
Keywords: football, rice, jesse harper, creighton, alma, haskell, south dakota, army, nebraska, texas
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
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
September301922
Paul Castner runs them back
Paul Castner would do something in a game that no other Irish player has done except Rocket Ismail...twice.
Keywords: football, kalamazoo, paul castner, raghib rocket ismail, rice, michigan
November41922
Castner Single-Handidly beats Indiana
Paul Castner would prove he was an all-around player and star in every aspect of the game.
Keywords: football, indiana, paul castner, cartier field, paul hornung, heisman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October131934
Playing against another alum
For the second week in a row, the Irish would play a familiar face. This time with a different outcome.
Keywords: football, purdue, nobel kizer, george melinovich, fred carideo, mike layden
October201934
Revenge against Carnegie Tech
In the rain, a small crowd would watch the Irish to victory.
Keywords: football, carnegie tech, william shakespeare, andy pilney, jack robinson, joe sullivan
October271934
Winning in the rain again
In the fourth straight home game, and home finale, ND would struggle against Wisconsin.
Keywords: football, wisconsin, george melinovich, jack robinson, joe sullivan
November31934
A dismal loss for the Irish
Pitt would have Notre Dame's number for the third straight year.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh
November101934
The final loss on the season
Notre Dame would control the ball but be unable to score.
Keywords: football, navy, elmer layden, army, southern cal
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
November241934
Shutting down the Cadets
In the annual Yankee Stadium game against Army, Notre Dame would win the third straight against the Cadets.
Keywords: football, army, william shakespeare, dom vairo, dan hanley, andy pilney, jack robinson, joe sullican, joe stancook, elmer layden, yankee stadium
December81934
Getting the other important win - Southern Cal
Elmer Layden would not show any favoritism and finally play his younger brother, in a victory of Southern Cal.
Keywords: football, southern cal, elmer layden, mike layden, george melinovich, hunk anderson, william shakespeare, wayne millner, joe sullivan
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
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
February81936
First NFL Draft
With hopes of keeping the NFL from going under, the first NFL Draft takes place at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia.
Keywords: football, william shakespeare, marty peters, willy fromhart, wayne millner, andy pilney, paul bear bryant
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
October91943
ND's Second Win Over Michigan Comes from the Longest Quarter
In a battle of #1 verse #2, Notre Dame would enter Michigan Stadium for the first time since 1909.
Keywords: football, michigan, one versus two, longest quarter, angelo bertelli
November131943
Creighton Miller gets a pre-game snack
Before the game started, Creighton Miller would find himself in line for a hot dog when he ran into Father Cavanaugh.
Keywords: football, creighton miller, northwestern, frank leahy, father cavanaugh
November271943
Champions & Heismans After A Loss
Despite losing their final game of the season, Notre Dame would still be declared the 1943 National Champions. Meanwhile, Angelo Bertelli would win the Heisman Trophy.
Keywords: football, great lakes naval training school, heisman, angelo bertelli, army, navy, iowa pre-flight, michigan, northwestern, georgia tech, purdue, johnny lujack, emil sitko, steve juzwik, pete kelly, mike romano, frank leahy, ara parseghian, leon hart
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
September301944
With key personnel in the war, football continues
World War II takes its toll on the University's enrollment and on the football team's roster.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh, world war ii, great lakes, iowa pre-flight, frank leahy, ed mckeever, navy, angelo bertelli, heisman, marines, southeastern conference, bob kelly, zeke oconnor, tom guthrie, marty wendell, joe gasparella, george terlep
October71944
The second straight shutout
In the first meeting between the Irish and the Green Wave, ND would not allow a point on the board for the second consecutive game of the 1944 season.
Keywords: football, tulane, achille maggioli, elmer angsman, bob kelly
October141944
ND Downs Dartmouth in Fenway
Notre Dame's first visit to Fenway Park resulted in a comfortable 64-0 victory.
Keywords: football, dartmouth, fenway park, boston college, haskell institute, holy cross, boley dancewicz, nunzio marino, ed clasby
October211944
The scoreless streak comes to an end
The starters would jump out to a dominating lead, only to see the reserves end the 15 quarter scoreless streak.
Keywords: football, wisconsin, harry stuhldreher, bob kelly, jeo gasparella, elmer angsman
October281944
The Irish get a scare
For the first time all season, Notre Dame trailed during a game and fought to come back.
Keywords: football, illinois, john adams, bob kelly, achille maggioli, boley dancewicz
November41944
The first of two academy losses
Notre Dame could not keep up with the wartime Navy team.
Keywords: football, navy, elmer angsman, fred early, boley dancewicz, bob kelly
November111944
A loss for the war effort
The largest deficit a Notre Dame team would incur had a larger impact helping the Allied war effort.
Keywords: football, army, yankee stadium, frank leahy, world war ii, navy, battle of the bulge, armistice day
November181944
The defense shuts out Northwestern
Despite two lopsided loses, the team rebounds to prior form and shuts down the Wildcats.
Keywords: football, northwestern, jim brennan, terry brennan
November251944
Yet another shutout by the defense
The underdog Irish record yet another shutout, this time on the road.
Keywords: football, georgia tech, navy, jim brennan, bob kelly
December21944
Revenge against Great Lakes
The loss to Great Lakes NTS in 1943 did not stop ND from winning the championship. The Irish would not let the same outcome occur a second year in a row.
Keywords: football, great lakes naval training school, ara parseghian, jim mello, boley dancewicz, bob kelly, navy, zeke oconnor, marty wendell, bill chandler, achille miggioli, ed clasby, mike davlin, art fitzgerald, johnny ray, johnny dee, ralph stewart, john corbisiero, george benigni, ted tannehill, joe westenkircher, rudy krall, emil ladyko, walt krodratovich, ted dorash
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
May151945
1st Lt George Murphy USMC
George Murphy was a starting end and team captain of Frank Leahy's 1942 Notre Dame team.
Keywords: football, george murphy, world war ii, frank leahy, okinawa, joe kuharich, hugh devore, ara parseghian, georgia tech, michigan, wisconsin, great lakes naval, tom creevy, john mcginnes, frank cusick, george birmingham, frank sullivan, bill hofer, bob mcbride, francis pieri
November31945
The Only Tie Verse Navy
The 1945 Notre Dame-Navy game was probably the strangest game in the series - who played for which team; the 'incident' regarding ND back Elmer Angsman; and the controversial final moments.
Keywords: football, navy, world war ii, elmer angsman, fred earley, bob kelly, bob van summern, frank ruggerio, holy cross, george ratterman, bill leonard, boley dancewicz, phil colella, frank leahy, army, don mcauliffe
November91946
Game of the Century II: Army
With the team back to full strength following World War II, the Fighting Irish look to get even with the top ranked Army Cadets.
Keywords: football, army, tie, one versus two, game of the century, frank leahy, yankee stadium, world war ii, heisman, record, baseball stadium
January71948
The Special AP Poll
In a debate following the 1948 Rose Bowl, the Associated Press holds a special poll to answer the question of who really was the best team.
Keywords: football, michigan, ap poll, rose bowl, southern cal
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
October71950
Purdue plays the giant killer
#1 Notre Dame came into this game riding a 39 game unbeaten streak dating back to 1946 and put it all the line against unranked Purdue.
Keywords: football, purdue, streak, great lakes, hugh devore, yankee stadium, army, southern cal, frank leahy, game of the century, north carolina, class of 1950, leon hart, heisman
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
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
September261953
Oklahoma's last loss before the streak
Notre Dame would give Oklahoma a loss they would remember for four years.
Keywords: football, oklahoma, frank leahy, johnny lattner, heisman, ralph guglielmi, joe heap, neil worden, gugliemino, streak
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
November281953
Win One for the Hammer
Just following orders from Coach Leahy got one student manager thrown out of the game.
Keywords: football, southern cal, manager, iowa, maryland, joe heap, johnny lattner, paul reynolds, oklahoma, frank leahy, forgotten fou, dan hammer
December161953
Lattner wins Heisman
Johnny Lattner would cap his fantastic college career by becoming Notre Dame's fourth Heisman winner.
Keywords: football, johnny lattner, heisman, maxwell award, all american, vagas ferguson, air force, st joseph high school, denver university
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
February21954
Terry Brennan hired as head coach
Two days after Frank Leahy resigned, Terry Brennan is introduced as head coach of the Notre Dame football team.
Keywords: football, terry brennan, frank leahy, father hesburgh
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
November161957
Oklahoma's 47 game win-streak ends
In a battle of David verse Goliath, Notre Dame went down to Norman looking to end Oklahoma's 47 game winning streak.
Keywords: football, oklahoma, terry brennan, dick lynch, paul hornung, heisman, bob williams, streak
November11958
ND Beats the Heisman Winner
Playing in Baltimore, Notre Dame would beat Navy after losing the two prior years.
Keywords: football, navy, george izo, monte stickles, red mack
November291958
Terry Brennan's Last Game
Terry Brennan would cherish the victory at Southern Cal, as it would be his last on the Irish sidelines.
Keywords: football, southern cal, nick pietrosante, bob williams, monty stickles, norm odyniec, jim crotty, terry brennan, myron pottios
October311959
Coaching from the Sidelines
Notre Dame would convert their first ever two-point conversion and win their second in a row against Navy.
Keywords: football, navy, monte stickles, bob scarpitto, bob mccuthan, don white, ray ratkowski, two point conversion, manager
November281959
The Final USC Game at ND in November
Weather and losing played a factor in Southern Cal requesting the games at Notre Dame be moved from November.
Keywords: football, southern cal, joe kuharich, gary gray
October291960
Navy gets revenge
After the winning the last two, Notre Dame would not muster more than a touchdown against Navy.
Keywords: football, navy, george haffner, jim sherlock, bob scarpitto
November261960
The Daryle Lamonica Show
California-native Quarterback Daryle Lamonica would do it all against Southern Cal.
Keywords: football, southern cal, daryle lamonica, john mckay, george haffner, murphy, buoniconti, california
October141961
John McKay struggles against ND
Southern Cal would come to South Bend under second year head coach John McKay.
Keywords: football, southern cal, john mckay, daryle lamonica, jim kelly, angelo dabiero
November41961
Navy does it again
Some late game heroics would give Navy another victory in the series.
Keywords: football, navy, daryle lamonica, les travers
November31962
The First Staubach Sighting
The two quarterbacks would duel with ND coming out victorious.
Keywords: football, navy, darlye lamonica
December11962
Joe Kuraich's last game
The annual ND-USC matchup would look a little different in 1962. But it would lead to Ara's arrival two years later.
Keywords: football, southern cal, daryle lamonica, frank budka, joe kuharich
October121963
First of Two Wins on the Season
A late kick would be the difference maker for the Irish.
Keywords: football, southern cal, hugh devore, ken ivan
October261963
Stanford's First Victory
After beating Southern Cal and UCLA in the prior two games, Notre Dame looked for their third consecutive win over a school in California (guess the title gives away the outcome however).
Keywords: football, stanford, four horsemen, southern cal, ucla, hugh devore, frank budka, denis szot, john huarte, dave pivec
November21963
Roger the Dodger Wins the Game
For a long time (43 years), this game would stand as Navy's last victory in the series.
Keywords: football, navy
October241964
The Defensive Stalwart
The Irish Defense would have their way with the Indians and push Stanford around all day.
Keywords: football, stanford, ara parseghian, john huarte, jack snow, bill wolski, sandy bonvechio
October311964
The Streak Begins
John Huarte would beat Navy, win the Heisman, and begin a 43 year victorious streak.
Keywords: football, navy, john haurte, nick eddy, jack snow, heisman, record
October91965
ND's only game in Shea Stadium
Months after the Beatles would run out onto the field of Shea Stadium, Notre Dame would play Army in yet another New York baseball stadium.
Keywords: football, army, shea stadium, baseball stadium, ara parseghian, bill zloch, tom schoen, richard nixon, president, polo grounds, yankee stadium, ebbets field
October231965
Remember USC
A year later, Notre Dame would get the revenge it so badly wanted the year before. Though the team would have to wait another year for what had been taken away.
Keywords: football, southern cal, ara parseghian, larry conjar, dome, nick eddy, bill zloch, bill wolski
September241966
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.
Keywords: football, purdue, jim seymour, terry hanratty, ara parseghian, tom pagna, record, rhema mcknight
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
October291966
The Immovable Irish Defense
The Irish special teams would give up 7 points, but the defense would continue its season long stalwart effort.
Keywords: football, navy, ara parseghian, john pergine, mike mcgill, oklaoma, jim lynch, defense, special teams, purdue, northwestern, johnny ray, michigan state, rocky bleier
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
November191966
Game of the Century III: Michigan State
#1 Notre Dame would travel to #2 Michigan State for a matchup that had been circled on everyone's calendar.
Keywords: football, michigan state, ara parseghian, tie, one versus two, game of the century, purdue, southern cal, nick eddy, terry hanratty, coley obrien, joe azzaro, tom schoen
September301967
Hanratty slings it around
Terry Hanratty would throw the ball more than ever before. And more than anyone else since.
Keywords: football, purdue, terry hanratty, brady quinn, michigan state
October141967
Turnovers plague the Irish
Notre Dame would turn the ball over nine times and lose for the last time in 1967.
Keywords: football, southern cal, oj simpson, terry hanratty, coley obrien, bob belden, frank dancewicz, army
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
November301968
The highest rated ABC game
The past two games looked at Notre Dame setting records and making record comebacks. Today's game set a record not on the field, but in homes around the country.
Keywords: football, southern cal, ara parseghian, terry hanratty, joe theismann, oklahoma, purdue, texas, cotton bowl, coley obrien, scott hempel, bob gladieux, ron dushney
October181969
Did Dewey Clip?
For the second year in a row, the ND-SC game ended in a tie.
Keywords: football, southern cal, joe theismann, dewey poskon, scott hempel, ara parseghian
November11969
A Record Setting Offensive Day
Notre Dame would set many offensive records that still stand today in their shutout over Navy.
Keywords: football, navy, joe theismann, tom gatewood, bill etter, tulane, record, drake
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
November71970
A Long Touchdown Pass to the Tight End
#2 Notre Dame would not have a problem against Pittsburgh and would air it out to the tight end.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh, joe theismann, mike creaney
November281970
Theismann sets passing record in loss
"Theismann for Heisman" rung in the air as Joe Theismann set Notre Dame passing records.
Keywords: football, southern cal, joe theismann, record, lsum ohio state, nebraska, texas, cotton bowl
January111971
Joe Theismann on cover of SI
After a record setting season and dismantling of the nation's top team, Joe Theismann is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Keywords: football, sports illustrated, joe theismann, texas, cotton bowl, southern cal, nebraska, tom gatewood
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
October131973
Shutting Out the Owls
Fifty-eight years after their first meeting, Notre Dame again handles the Rice Owls.
Keywords: football, rice, tom clements, art best, wayne bullock, brian doherty, luther bradley, cliff brown, al samuel, national championship
November221973
Last home game to not sell out
Even a national championship run couldn't fill the stadium. Every game since then has been a capacity crowd.
Keywords: football, thanksgiving, air force, sellout, nevada, art best, ara parseghian
September91974
The Earliest Start To Date
The 1974 season kicked off a week and a half earlier than ever before.
Keywords: football, georgia tech
October121974
Rice puts up a fight
Despite a low score and Ara drawing a pair of flags, the Irish would defeat the Owls for a third time.
Keywords: football, rice, ara parseghian, tom clements, wayne bullock, dave reeve, al samuel, pete demmerle, jim weiler
November21974
Ara Decides To Hang It Up
When the Navy punter would be the hero, ND hangs on to win but Ara nears the end of his 11-year head coaching career.
Keywords: football, navy, ara parseghian, tom clements, pete demmerle, randy harrison
December171974
Dan Devine named head coach
When Dan Devine's name came up the second time, he did not hesitate in accepting to become Notre Dame's 24th head coach.
Keywords: football, dan devine, ara parseghian, missouri, tom pagna
September151975
Devine's First Game
For the second season in a row, Notre Dame started the season on a Monday night.
Keywords: football, dan devine, boston college, purdue, jim browner, georgia tech, foxboro, ross browner, willie fry, luther bradley, al hunter, danny knott, steve niehaus, jim stock, bob golic, jim browner, jerome heavens, joe restic, tony brantley, rick slager, tom clements, joe montana, steve quehl, ted burgmeier, ernie hughes, art best, mark mclane, randy harrison
November81975
The Rudy Play
Before it hit the silver screen, it really happened. Dan Devine made sure Rudy got into the game and Rudy made a name for himself.
Keywords: football, rudy, georgia tech, jerome heavens, dan devine, steve orsini
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
October11977
Dump Devine emerges
Joe Montana would not have his best day but football is a team game and they would find a way to win.
Keywords: football, michigan state, dan devine, joe montana, ara parseghian, bob golic, david mitchell, dave reeve
October221977
The Green Jersey Game
Dan Devine schemes a motivational ploy with the help of Digger Phelps for the Irish to take down the Trojans. Needless to say it worked.
Keywords: football, southern cal, dan devine, mississippi, digger phelps, joe montana, chicken soup game, snow bowl, green jersey game, miami
September91978
Just Kick the Ball!
Notre Dame had many opportunities to go for a field goal, but only tried once. That would prove to be a mistake.
Keywords: football, missouri, joe montana, vagas ferguson, kris haines, joe restic, joe unis, randy harrison, dan devine
January11979
The Chicken Soup Game
In an unseasonably cold game, Montana would need to fight off hypothermia to win the Cotton Bowl.
Keywords: football, cotton bowl, houston, chicken soup game, joe montana, southern cal, dan devine, comeback kid, kris haines, joe unis
September151979
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.
Keywords: football, michigan, bob crable, joe montana, rusty lisch, chuck male, gerry faust
November241979
ND plays Miami in Tokyo
The Fighting Irish would travel across the Pacific to meet Miami for a game played in Tokyo, Japan.
Keywords: football, miami, tokyo, japan, dan devine, vagas ferguson, mirage bowl
October61984
Jimmy Johnson comes to town
Jimmy Johnson ushers in the new era at Miami. Unfortunately Notre Dame stood in the way.
Keywords: football, miami, night game, gerry faust, southern cal, band
September211985
Tim Brown makes himself known
Tim Brown would put the Irish ahead for good and John Carney would show his leg that he would use for another 25 years.
Keywords: football, michigan state, gerry faust, tim brown, night game, john carney
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
November291986
Brown and Carney come back against USC
Down 17 points with 12 minutes to go, Notre Dame was not ready to quit as Tim Brown led the way and John Carney gave the Irish a needed lift.
Keywords: football, southern cal, tim brown, skip holtz, lou holtz, john carney, steve beuerlein, braxston banks, milt jackson
September191987
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.
Keywords: football, michigan state, tim brown, night game, heisman, ted gradel, lou holtz
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
September101988
Reggie Ho kicks Michigan around
A mostly unknown student from Hawaii would make a name for himself as he got Notre Dame's 1988 Championship season started off on the right foot.
Keywords: football, michigan, night game, reggie ho
October11988
Stanford becomes a regular on the schedule
In the first meeting since 1964, Notre Dame gets one step closer to the 11th National Championship.
Keywords: football, stanford, night game, tony rice, derek brown, lou holtz, tony brooks, anthony johnson
November51988
Rocket lifts off at home
Raghib Ismail adds his name to the record books and makes a case for his new nickname, The Rocket.
Keywords: football, rice, raghib rocket ismail, paul castner, michigan, record, kalamazoo
September161989
Rocket lifts off in the Big House
Rocket Ismail would do something against Michigan that no opponent ever had done before.
Keywords: football, raghib rocket ismail, michigan, tony rice, lou holtz, one versus two
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
February51990
NBC deal signed
NBC and Notre Dame would sign an exclusive contract allowing NBC to broadcast all Notre Dame home football games.
Keywords: football, nbc, san antonio, new york city, washington dc, hockey
September71991
Irv Smith carries some Hoosiers
Irv Smith would score a touchdown no matter what stood in his way or held him back.
Keywords: football, irv smith, indiana, rick mirer, tony smith
September121992
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.
Keywords: football, michigan, reggie brooks, lou holtz, rick mirer, corwin brown, charlie weis, texas a&m, cotton bowl
November71992
Rudy game sequences are filmed
Rudy filmed many of the scenes on and around campus. At the Boston College game, the game sequences were filmed during halftime.
Keywords: football, rudy, boston college, lou holtz, georgia tech, fake punt, dan devine, joe montana
November141992
The Snow Bowl
Lou Holtz wouldn't let the fans boo him again and went for the win in the snow.
Keywords: football, penn state, joe paterno, boston college, big ten, bobby taylor, lou holtz, rick mirer, irv smith, demetrius debose, rudy, jerome bettis, snow bowl
November131993
Game of the Century IV: Florida State
In the fourth game of the century Notre Dame played in in the 20th century, #2 Notre Dame would face #1 Florida State in a highly anticipated match up that also saw the first broadcast of College Gameday.
Keywords: football, florida state, one versus two, gameday, joyce center, bob costas, oj simpson, adrian jarrell, kevin pendergast, jim flanigan, game of the century
October141995
ND stops Army's potential winning 2pt conversion
Reeling backwards, Notre Dame makes a last minute stand by a small guy with a big heart.
Keywords: football, army, meadowlands, giants stadium, ivory covington
December281997
The Independence Bowl
Finishing the season winning six of seven, including a win against LSU, made the Irish bowl eligible in a rematch against LSU.
Keywords: football, lsu, independence bowl, bob davie, scott cengia
August281999
ND's earliest football game
The Irish kicked off the 1999 season earlier than any other season. Behind third year head coach Bob Davie, and a new Leprechaun, Notre Dame welcomed Kansas to campus.
Keywords: football, kansas, bob davie, gator bowl, georgia tech, jarious jackson, mike brown, leprechaun, arnaz battle
September92000
The Sea of Red...
Nebraska came to South Bend with the #1 ranking...and with thousands of fans clad in Husker Red.
Keywords: football, nebraska, bob davie, julius jones, joey getherall, nick setta, arnaz battle,
October72000
Urban Meyer calls the offensive plays
Urban Meyer would script a series of plays that allowed Notre Dame to quickly march down the field and score against Stanford.
Keywords: football, stanford, urban meyer, matt lovecchio, bob davie, ty willingham
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
September292001
The first 0-3 start
This is one of those bad records, for the first time in 114 seasons Notre Dame would start 0-3.
Keywords: football, bob davie, charlie weis, texas a&m, gerry faust, joe kuharich, nebraska, michigan state, oklahoma, missouri, purdue, hugh devore, southern cal, pittsburgh, ucla
December82001
George O'Leary hired as head football coach
By George, it's O'Leary! George O'Leary is announced as Notre Dame's 27th head football coach.
Keywords: football, george oleary, bob davie, kevin white, father monk malloy, georgia tech, gator bowl
December132001
George O'Leary resigns
George O'Leary's tenure as head coach comes to a quick and abrupt end.
Keywords: football, george oleary
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
August312002
The Ty Willlingham Era Begins
First year head coach, Tyrone Willingham notches a shut out in the Kickoff Classic.
Keywords: football, ty willingham, maryland, giants stadium, kickoff classic, shane walton, vontez duff, nicholas setta, terry brennan, texas
September72002
Winning Without An Offense
Willingham would begin his career at Notre Dame with a 2-0 record.
Keywords: football, purdue, ty willingham, gerome sapp, lionel bolen, vontez duff
September142002
Notre Dame - Michigan XXX
The 30th matchup between Notre Dame and Michigan would not be the cleanest game ever played, but all three components of the Irish team would contribute towards the win.
Keywords: football, michigan, carlyle holiday, nicholas setta, ryan grant, shane walton
September212002
What A Difference A Coach Makes
With a too-early-to-be-true comparison to Ara Parseghian, first year head coach Ty Willingham's team finds a way to win up in East Lansing.
Keywords: football, michigan state, ty willingham, carlyle holiday, ryan grant, arnaz battle, shane walton, gerome sapp, maurice stovall, pat dillingham, bob davie, megaphone trophy, sports illustrated
October262002
Ty brings Notre Dame to 8-0
Notre Dame seems to be legit after posting an 8-0 record to start the season.
Keywords: football, florida state, ty willingham, carlyle holiday, arnaz battle, boston college
October152005
The Bush Push
Despite the game, a Notre Dame student got some good press.
Keywords: football, southern cal, game day, brady quinn, tom zbikowski
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
September202009
Golden Tate does a true leap of faith
Golden Tate found a new way to celebrate following what would be the game winning touchdown.
Keywords: football, michigan state, golden tate, michael floyd, jimmy clausen, jeff samardzija
October32009
Golden Tate flips over for overtime
Nick Tausch and Golden Tate would have record days as Notre Dame broke its own recent streak and continued a recent trend of late game heroics.
Keywords: football, washington, golden tate, tyrone willingham, tulane, drake, depauw, pittsburgh, navy, michigan state, nick tausch, jimmy clausen, armando allen, record, robert hughes, overtime, charlie weis
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
December112009
Brian Kelly introduced as head coach
Brian Kelly is announced as new head coach at Notre Dame.
Keywords: football, brian kelly, cincinnati, charlie weis, grand valley state
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
September12012
Notre Dame returns to Ireland
Kicking off the 2012 season in Dublin, Notre Dame comes home with a win to fans' delight.
Keywords: football, navy, dublin, 125th season, tokyo, miami, band, florida state, champs sports bowl, tommy rees, everett golson, andrew hendrix, stephon tuitt, theo riddick, george atkinson, tyler eifert, manti teo, robby toma, nick tausch
September82012
Irish return to native soil
In the 125th Home Opener, Notre Dame would shake off the jet lag and take care of Purdue - improving to 2-0.
Keywords: football, purdue, dublin, tommy rees, everett golson, navy, kyle brindza, nick tausch, troy niklas, davarius daniels, theo riddick, tyler eifert, tj jones, brian kelly, bennett jackson, michigan state, 125th season
September152012
Onward to Victory - Te'o Edition
In the first true road game of the season, Notre Dame would take down a Top 10 opponent for the first time in seven years.
Keywords: football, michigan state, brian kelly, everett golson, manti teo, john goodman, george atkinson, leveon bell, central michigan, heisman
September222012
Wear a Lei for Manti
Notre Dame and Michigan met under the lights for a second year in a row. There would be no last minute heroics this year as Notre Dame dominated on defense.
Keywords: football, michigan, night game, denard robinson, lei, everett golson, prince shembo, stephon tuitt, nicky baratti, tommy rees, manti teo, bennett jackson, keivarae russell, robby toma, stanford, oklahoma, southern cal
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
October62012
Shamrock Series: Chicago Edition
Continuing the annual Shamrock Series, the team travels 90 miles west to Chicago to take on the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field.
Keywords: football, miami, shamrock series, chicago, nfl films, dublin, manti teo, robby toma, soldier field, everett golson, tommy rees, kyle brindza, cierre wood, cam mcdaniel, brian kelly
October132012
GameDay in the Rain
As College GameDay returns to South Bend, Notre Dame and Stanford play a thriller through the rain and overtime.
Keywords: football, gameday, stanford, southern cal, vince vaughn, lee corso, everett golson, bennett jackson, mathius farley, stephon tuitt, tyler eifert, tommy rees, davaris daniels, theo riddick, tj jones, kyle brindza
October202012
Rees to the Rescue
Without starting quarterback Everett Golson, Tommy Rees would need to take the reins and lead the Irish.
Keywords: football, stanford, everett golson, tommy rees, brigham young, theo riddick, cierre wood, kyle brindza, manti teo, tj jones, george atkinson, danny spond
October272012
The Irish Storm Norman
Looking to match the 2002 opening streak, Notre Dame traveled to historic Norman in a battle between two of college football's legendary teams.
Keywords: football, oklahoma, bob stoops, george atkinson, gameday, landry jones, everett golson, blake bell, tommy rees, tyler eifert, john goodman, chris brown, dan fox, manti teo, prince shembo, band, louis nix, purdue, michigan state, michigan, miami, stanford, brigham young
November32012
It almost all comes apart
Perhaps the Luck of the Irish shone extra bright today as Notre Dame and Pittsburgh battled in a triple overtime thriller.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh, boston college, green jerseys, everett golson, kyle brindza, oklahoma, louis nix, tj jones, theo riddick, davaris daniels, davonte neal, cierre wood, chris brown, bennett jackson
November102012
Back to Business
A previous thorn in Notre Dame's side, Boston College would not get in the way this year.
Keywords: football, boston college, everett golson, george atkinson, troy niklas, john goodman, kapron lewis-moore, manti teo, stephon tuitt, prince shembo, alabama, texas a&m
November172012
The Seniors Bookend Their Career
The final game at home, the team and seniors would be sure to make a statement and leave their mark.
Keywords: football, wake forest, nevada, cierre wood, carlo calabrese, zeke motta, tyler eifert, john goodman, kansas state, oregon, stanford
November182012
God Made Notre Dame #1
For the first time in 18 years, Notre Dame football is number one.
Keywords: football, number one, southern cal, ricky watters, tony brooks, anthony barr, president clinton, meat loaf, ara parseghian
November242012
Conquest in the Coliseum
Looking to close out the regular season undefeated, the only obstacle left in the way was hated rival Southern Cal.
Keywords: football, southern cal, everett golson, matt barkley, theo riddick, kyle brindza, dave reeve, manti teo, max wittek, record, bcs national championship game
November252012
WE'RE GOING TO MIAMI
Notre Dame is 12-0 and heading to the BCS Championship Game. 12-0.
Keywords: football, number one, southern cal, miami
November272012
While We Wait
A look back on undefeated 2012 season, Notre Dame's 125th football season.
Keywords: football, number one, national championship, dublin, los angeles, miami, graduation rate
December42012
BCS National Championship Game
#1 Notre Dame will face #2 Alabama in the BCS National Championship game.
Keywords: football, alabama, miami, bcs national championship, sugar bowl, orange bowl
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
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
August312013
Brian Kelly's 200th Win as head coach
After what felt like an eternal off season (despite being the shortest ever), Notre Dame takes the field once again for their first ever meeting with Temple.
Keywords: football, brian kelly, temple, tommy rees, everett golson, amir carlisle, davaris daniels, tj jones, grand valley state, central michigan, cincinnati, troy niklas
September72013
Under the Lights II
Notre Dame would be the visitor for Michigan's second ever night game. A record setting crowd would be on hand to witness the game between these two regional rivals.
Keywords: football, michigan, jack swarbrick, tommy rees, tj jones, everett golson, tyler eifert, amir carlisle, george atkinson iii
September142013
Coming Back in West Lafayette
For the second time in two years, Notre Dame would come back from a double digit deficit to win the game. Quick quiz: which game did ND win in 2012 after trailing by 10+?
Keywords: football, purdue, michigan, tommy rees, amir carlisle, cam mcdaniel, davaris daniels, bennett jackson
September212013
The Pass Interference Game
In the 77th meeting between ND and MSU, Notre Dame would emerge victorious. It would be a frustrating game but another game would be decided by less than a field goal.
Keywords: football, michigan state, tommy rees, michigan, kyle brindza, davaris daniels, tj jones, corey robinson, matthias farley, cam mcdaniel, bob davie
September282013
Boomer Sooner goes the dynamite
With the stadium calling for a "Green Out", Oklahoma would notch their second ever victory against Notre Dame. Coincidentally, both wins would come in South Bend. Here's our take on what worked and what didn't.
Keywords: football, oklahoma, andrew hendrix, tommy rees, brian kelly, george atkinson iii, amir carlisle, davaris daniels, troy niklas, tj jones, corey robinson, tarean folston, ben koyack, purdue, michigan, michigan state, arizona state, everett golson, southern cal, stanford, brady quinn, kansas state
October52013
Kicking the Record
Notre Dame would improve to 3-0 all-time against Arizona State and 5-0 all-time in Shamrock Series games after the victory in "Jerry World".
Keywords: football, arizona state, shamrock series, texas, dallas cowboys, cowboys stadium, kyle brindza, dave reeve, pittsburgh, michigan, record, field goal, air force, southern cal, tommy rees, ben koyack, tj jones, bennett jackson, matthias farley, dan fox
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
August302014
The ProdiGolson Returns
With Golson returning, the offense has a new element again and Golson carries the team with him.
Keywords: football, rice, everett golson, grass, artificial turf, cody riggs, ben koyack, dayne crist, brian kelly, will fuller, kyle brindza, amir carlisle, greg bryant, paul hornung, jarious jackson, malik zaire, tarean folston, oklahoma, michigan
September62014
Shutting it down and shutting them out
In the last scheduled game between the top two winningest programs, Notre Dame would walk off victorious.
Keywords: football, michigan, night game, texas, navy, iowa, oklahoma, nebraska, ohio state, cam mcdaniel, corey robinson, amir carlisle, everett golson, will fuller, max redfield, cody riggs, kyle brindza, malik zaire, elijah shumate, brian kelly, brian van gorder
September132014
Shamrock Series: Hoosier Edition
Two schools from Indiana would meet in the state capital for the 2014 edition of the Shamrock Series. Purdue would be a pest again, but Notre Dame remains perfect in Shamrock Series games.
Keywords: football, purdue, shamrock series, lucas oil stadium, indianapolis, hoosier dome, tim brown, amir carlisle, everett golson, tarean folston, william fuller, kyle brindza, greg bryant, max redfield, ben koyack, corey robinson, cam mcdaniel, john carney, jaylon smith, joe schmidt, nicky baratti, cole luke, devin butler, brian kelly, washington state
September272014
The Two Sides of the Golson Coin
With forty minutes of excellence and twenty minutes of futility, ND would overcome their mistakes and win the game.
Keywords: football, syracuse, everett golson, steve elmer, wlliam fuller, cam mcdaniel, matthias farley, corey robinson, greg bryant, torii hunter jr, kyle brindza, johnny lujack, ron powlus, brady quinn, tommy rees
October42014
Weathering the Storm to Survive
On a day that saw half of the top ten lose, Notre Dame would come back in the final minutes to stay undefeated.
Keywords: football, stanford, cole luke, everett golson, kyle brindza, chris brown, drue tranquill, utah, manti teo, michigan, hunter smith, brian kelly, john carneey, ben koyack, ucla