Category Archives: Notre Dame

It Came Up Oranges For The Irish In Ara’s Last Game

For the second straight year, unbeaten Alabama faced Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, with their national championship hopes on the line. In the 1974 Sugar Bowl, the two teams came into the game with identical perfect records, and the … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare Was More Than Writer

There have been more than a few “Game of the Century” contests by this time, but when in 1969 the sportswriters were polled on this question, the overwhelming choice was the 1935 thriller between unbeaten Notre Dame and unbeaten Ohio … Continue reading

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October 18, 1924: The Making Of The “Four Horsemen” Legend

Notre Dame put up one great season after another once Knute Rockne took over the coaching helm in 1918, and their 1924 team has as good a claim as any to the title of “the greatest of them all.” Continuing … Continue reading

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1925 Nittany Lions Beat Notre Dame, 0-0

How understated was Penn State’s football team when it fielded its first squad back in 1887? This should give you a hint: For its first five years, they played without a coach! Either because of or in spite of this … Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Irish National Championship

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The Last Ride Of The Four Horsemen

In the early 1920s, when long distance intersectional matchups were largely restricted by the lack of rapid transportation, West Coast teams operated in what was essentially a parallel universe. Some of them, like California’s “Wonder Team” of the early 20s, … Continue reading

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It All Came Up Oranges For The Irish In Ara’s Last Game

For the second straight year, unbeaten Alabama faced Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, with their national championship hopes on the line. In the 1974 Sugar Bowl, the two teams came into the game with identical perfect records, and the … Continue reading

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