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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
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
October21994
Women's soccer ends UNC's 92 game winning streak
The women's soccer team would thrust itself into the national spotlight by stopping the juggernaut of North Carolina.
Keywords: womens soccer, north carolina, streak, jen renola, chris petrucelli, randy waldrum, colorado
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
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
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
October41940
Premier of Knute Rockne All American
The film that made the line Win one for the Gipper famous, debuts in downtown South Bend in a star studded affair.
Keywords: knute rockne all american, movie, ronald reagan, the spirit of notre dame, amos alonzo stagg, glenn pop warner, howard jones, george gipp, president, rudy, moreau choir
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October82005
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show
Vince Vaughn brings his comedy show to campus where he first set foot on filming Rudy.
Keywords: vince vaughn, comedy, rudy, stepan center
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
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
October101841
Sorin arrives in Vincennes
Father Sorin and his traveling mates finish the second leg of their journey.
Keywords: father sorin
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
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
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
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
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
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
October122001
CoMo Fountain dedicated
The unique fountain inside the new Coleman-Morse Center is dedicated.
Keywords: coleman-morse center, bookstore
October131161
Founder's Day - The feast of Saint Edward
The feast day of the patron saint of our school's founder, Father Edward Sorin, is celebrated.
Keywords: founders day, father sorin, feast day, saint edward
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October162004
O'Connell House dedicated in Dublin
Notre Dame buys some land in a foreign country that once belonged to a rather important person.
Keywords: oconnell house, dublin, father malloy, study abroad, ace
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
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
October171986
Stonehenge Dedicated
A well-known and common sight on campus is formally dedicated.
Keywords: clarke memorial fountain, korean war, world war ii, vietnam war, war, rotc, stonehenge
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
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
October181963
MLK Jr. speaks in Stepan Center
Before Martin Luther King Jr. and Father Hesburgh linked arms, King came to campus to give a speech.
Keywords: martin luther king jr, stepan center, civil rights, mlk jr
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
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
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
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
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
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
October211983
Cap'n Crunch Eating Contest
After Notre Dame students locked arms in the dining hall demanding more Cap'n Crunch, they got more than they ever expected.
Keywords: capn crunch, contest, lee broussard, dining hall, southern cal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
October252011
Stats and Reminders
Today we recap the visitors over the past month and a half and making everyone aware of all the features on the site.
Keywords: tindh
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
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
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
October272008
Brad Lidge saves World Series win
After converting 47 of 47 saves throughout the 2008 season, Brad Lidge comes in to try and save one more.
Keywords: baseball, brad lidge, world series, houston astros, philadelphia phillies
October272010
Declan Sullivan
Declan Sullivan is remembered a year later.
Keywords: declan sullivan
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
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
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
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
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
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
October301953
Nieuwland Science Hall dedicated
When the science department moved out of LaFortune Hall, they received a new building which would be dedicated today.
Keywords: nieuwland science hall, lafortune, father nieuwland
October311893
Fr. Sorin passes away
The founder of the University of Notre Dame passes away at the age of 79.
Keywords: father sorin, st edwards, great fire, shipwreck, minims, holy cross cemetery, cemetery, father john cavanuagh, father zahm
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
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
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
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