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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
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
January22015
New Year! New Site!
We've been working behind the scenes to update our page. Check it out!
Keywords: tindh
January42002
Fr. Hesburgh carries the Olympic Torch
Fr. Hesburgh would carry the Olympic Torch through Notre Dame's campus.
Keywords: father hesburgh, olympics, olympic torch, salt lake city, debbie brown, mike franco, richard mccloskey, rex oconnor, mary oconnor, john t conroy jr, tim cordes, kevin oconnor, steven sitek
January52015
A Milestone Win
ND improves to 15-1, 3-0 in conference by defeating North Carolina on the road.
Keywords: basketball, north carolina, mike brey, jerian grant, zach auguste, steve vasturia
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
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
January72012
The first (and only) win at Louisville
ND would improve their record to 1-11 on the road against Louisville.
Keywords: basketball, louisville, jacc, jack cooley, scott martin, eric atkins
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
January91989
Yaz elected to baseball HOF
The greatest player the Red Sox had is elected to the baseball hall of fame.
Keywords: baseball, yaz, hall of fame, carl yastrzemski, world series, boston red sox
January102009
Men's basketball wins 45 in a row
The men's basketball team would put together a string of 45 games in a row won at home, including 20 Big East games in a row.
Keywords: basketball, big east, home record, seton hall, pittsburgh, marquette, joyce center, jacc, depaul, alabama, maryland, west virginia, providence, rutgers, connecticut, syracuse
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
January121999
Last game ND did not make any 3 point shots
If there ever was a metaphorical lid on the basket, the game at Connecticut may have had a physical deterrent on any three point shot.
Keywords: basketball, connecticut, john macleod, mike brey, yale, central michigan, miami, duke, indiana, syracuse, villanova, troy murphy, harold swanagan, california, old spice classic, ben hansbrough
January131940
The Kentucky series continues
George Keogan would assemble some of the best teams in the country and knew how to take care of Kentucky.
Keywords: basketball, kentucky, george keogan, eddie riska, helms national trophy
January141939
Kentucky goes down again
Notre Dame would record its fourth victory in a row over Kentucky in front of a record crowd due to many free throws.
Keywords: basketball, kentucky, ed riska, george keogan, joe ziegerhorn, eddie sadowski, earl brown, mark anthony ertel, paul ducharme, rex ellis
January181908
MBB largest margin of victory
Back as a varsity sport, the basketball team records its largest victory against any opponent.
Keywords: basketball, kalamazoo, record, justin moloney, wabash, south bend athletic club
January182014
The Basilica reopens following renovations
After three weeks of renovations, the Basilica reopens returning to its original flooring.
Keywords: basilica, choir, organ, second vatican council
January191974
ND ends #1 UCLA's 88 Game Win Streak
UCLA & John Wooden were winners of 88 straight. John Walton and his teammates would leave defeated.
Keywords: basketball, ucla, richard digger phelps, ara parsehian, john shumate, adrian dantley, gary brokaw, acc, athletic convocation center
January211973
Hockey beats MSU 13-5
The hockey team would find the net often inside the ACC and skate to a victory against Michigan State.
Keywords: hockey, michigan state, lefty smith, acc, athletic convocation center
January231971
#1 UCLA's last loss prior to 88 game win streak
Seven of nine top ranked teams have lost at Notre Dame. This game established the ACC as a place where the giants fall.
Keywords: basketball, ucla, austin carr, digger phelps, mike brey, syracuse, john dee, acc, jacc, john pleick, athletic convocation center
January241992
Swim Team Bus Crash
As the swim team was traveling back to campus after a meet in a heavy snow storm, the team's bus would slide off the road and roll over just two miles from home.
Keywords: womens swim team, northwestern, swimming, meghan beeler, colleen hipp, bus crash, haley scott demaria, what though the odds, basilica
January261981
The Boss plays the ACC again
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band could normally be heard blaring out of dorm rooms. For the third time in five years, the band would play a concert in the ACC.
Keywords: bruce springsteen, the boss, acc, athletic convocation center
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
January302007
MBB posts 100+ in Carrier Dome
The Irish basketball team would have no trouble scoring early and often becoming the first team to score 100 points at Syracuse in ten years.
Keywords: basketball, syracuse, carrier dome, luke harangody, russel carter, colin falls, zach hillesland
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