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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
March41945
ND HB was KIA on Iwo Jima
PFC George Birmingham USMC, star HB on the 1942 Notre Dame freshmen football team from Sioux City, Iowa was killed in action on Iwo Jima.
Keywords: world war ii, george birmingham, iwo jima, ed lalley, frank leahy, mike noonan, johnny lujack, emil sitko, george gipp, jack chevigny
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
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
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
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
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
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
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