View Events by Month: November


<-- Previous Month (Oct)Next Month (Dec) -->
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November31934
A dismal loss for the Irish
Pitt would have Notre Dame's number for the third straight year.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh
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
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
November31962
The First Staubach Sighting
The two quarterbacks would duel with ND coming out victorious.
Keywords: football, navy, darlye lamonica
November32007
Ryan Shay goes the distance
Ryan Shay would set several Notre Dame track records and go onto a successful career as a marathon runner.
Keywords: track, ryan shay, all american, academic all american, record, tom mcmahon, aubrey lewis, olympics
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
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
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
November41961
Navy does it again
Some late game heroics would give Navy another victory in the series.
Keywords: football, navy, daryle lamonica, les travers
November41993
Alliance for Catholic Education
The Alliance for Catholic Education program is founded and holds their first information meeting.
Keywords: ace, alliance for catholic education, father tim scully, father sean mcgraw, lafortune, ace advocates, patricia ohara, richard warner, holy cross, dean, law school
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November121993
First Trumpets in the Dome
Now a staple of game day, Trumpets in the Dome had a much smaller start.
Keywords: band, trumpets, florida state, dome, trumpets in the dome, alma mater, fight song, victory march
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
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
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
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
November151967
Yaz wins AL MVP and Triple Crown
One of the greatest baseball players of all time not only was a Notre Dame product but collected some big awards.
Keywords: yaz, baseball, carl yastrzemski, triple crown, morrissey manor, mvp, most valuable player, hof, hall of fame, boston red sox
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November181969
The Notre Dame Ten
A group of students and professors were protesting on campus and Father Hesburgh was forced to invoke the Fifteen Minute Rule for the first time ever.
Keywords: father hesburgh, cia, vietnam war, fifteen minute rule
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
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
November201925
Rockne is baptized into the Catholic Church
A small group gathered in the Log Chapel on Friday afternoon and Knute Rockne was baptized.
Keywords: knute rockne, log chapel, baptism, father vince mooney, northwestern, st edwards, knute rockne jr, hickey, thomas hickey
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November261842
Sorin arrives at ND
Over a year and two months after Sorin left France and spent a year in southern Indiana, Father Sorin and his crew arrived in South Bend to start a great university.
Keywords: father sorin, father badin, alexis coquillard
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
November301929
The 100-yard Interception
Jack Elder's record still stands today.
Keywords: football, army, knute rockne, jack elder, national championship
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