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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
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
September62011
Today in ND History Launches!
Today in ND History goes live and broadcasting across the globe!
Keywords: tindh
September62012
Happy Birthday TINDH!
Happy Birthday Today in ND History! Today, TINDH turns one!
Keywords: tindh
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
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
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
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
September81879
School session resumes following the Great Fire
Despite losing almost everything, Notre Dame rebuilds itself and reopens. What though the odds...
Keywords: father corby, great fire, minims, law school, father sorin, basilica, main building
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
September91957
Fr. Hesburgh appointed to Commission on Civil Rights
President Eisenhower appoints Fr. Hesburgh to the six member Commission on Civil Rights.
Keywords: father hesburgh, commission on civil rights, president eisenhower
September91974
The Earliest Start To Date
The 1974 season kicked off a week and a half earlier than ever before.
Keywords: football, georgia tech
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
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,
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
September112001
9/11
Campus came together, stood as one on South Quad and brought everyone through the day.
Keywords: 9/11, father jenkins, monk malloy, purdue, michigan state, blue mass, muffet mcgraw, mike brey, south quad
September112011
9/11 Ten Years Later
Ten years later, wounds have healed but scars still remain. Campus once again comes together vowing to never forget.
Keywords: 9/11, father jenkins, father malloy,
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
September131841
Fr. Sorin arrives in New York
Father Sorin and crew make the long journey to the New World.
Keywords: father sorin, holy cross, father moreau
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
September141964
President Johnson awards Fr. Hesburgh the Medal of Freedom
Fr. Hesburgh receives the highest civilian honor awarded by President Johnson.
Keywords: medal of freedom, president johnson, father hesburgh, commission on civil rights, aaron copeland, walt disney, helen keller, john steinbeck, carl vinson
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
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
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
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
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
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
September171995
Craig Counsell makes MLB debut with Rockies
Craig Counsell had a standout career at Notre Dame and has made his impression on the big leagues since his first game.
Keywords: baseball, craig counsell, pat murphy, colorado rockies
September181963
Memorial Library opens
Hesburgh's vision to expand campus to previously unseen sizes started with the library. The student population would come nine years later.
Keywords: library, great fire, father hesburgh, bond hall, touchdown jesus, word of life
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
September191964
The Other Brian Kelly
Then tell me, future boy, who's coach of Notre Dame in 2014? Brian Kelly. Brian Kelly? The actor?
Keywords: brian kelly, flipper, korean war
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
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
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
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
September212012
The Michigan Pep Rally
The pep rally would be about more than pumping up the team and students, but instead coming together as one student body and playing inspired football.
Keywords: pep rally, michigan, manti teo, prince shembo, hesburgh library, michigan state, leis, bike seat, brian kelly
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
September221886
The Dome and Mary gilded with gold leaf
Father Sorin was a man with a grand vision and today his full dream was completed.
Keywords: dome, father sorin, great fire, saint marys, washington hall, mother angela, mary phalen
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
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
September231985
Grotto catches fire over football weekend
Early in the morning, the Grotto could only handle so many prayers it seemed. But the football team won so it may have been worth it, or was it?
Keywords: grotto, michigan state, fire
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
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
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
September272011
TINDH Fan Poll
The first ever Today in ND History Fan Poll asks our readers what type of events they want to read about and what age events they want to see.
Keywords: tindh
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
September282011
Get TINDH in your inbox!
A new feature is unveiled allowing you to receive each new event in your inbox on your computer or on your phone.
Keywords: tindh
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
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
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
September292013
ND Softball verse Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
The Notre Dame Softball team would play an exhibition game against the Wounded Warriors. A celebrity slow-pitch game would follow.
Keywords: softball, wounded warriors, mik aoki, mike brey, laphonso ellis, bryan fenton, danielle green-byrd, deanna gumpf, jeff jackson, pete johnson, paqui kelly, chuck lennon, dick nussbaum, duke preston, haley scott demaria, jen sharron, phillip volpe
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
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
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