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Ara Parseghian at Notre Dame

Legendary coach Ara Parseghian died on August 2, 2017, at the age of 94.  He came to Notre Dame in late 1963 from Northwestern University having previously coaching at Miami University in Ohio, where he served first as assistant coach under … Continue reading

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Brick Top Shaun Rhue

In October of 1932, dog breeder Charles Otis and his partner Thomas Bolton announced that they were going to donate an Irish Terrier to Notre Dame to serve as mascot for the football team.  According to an advertisement in a … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Football 1913

Since the beginning of collegiate football when Princeton played Rutgers in 1869, the game has been constantly evolving.  One aspect of the game that was in flux for many years was passing.  While lateral and backward passes or pitches were … Continue reading

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Souvenirs from the 1953 Notre Dame vs. USC Game

The Archives of the University of Notre Dame recently received a donation of interesting memorabilia from the Notre Dame vs. Southern California (USC) football game on 11/28/1953. An eight year old Felix Quesada Jr. attended the game at the Coliseum … Continue reading

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Notre Dame vs. Alabama

Before the 2012 Championship Game held on January 7, 2013, the Notre Dame and Alabama football teams have met six times:  1973 Sugar Bowl, 1974 Orange Bowl, 1976 at Notre Dame, 1980 and 1986 at Birmingham, and 1987 at Notre … Continue reading

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Notre Dame vs. Syracuse, 11/18/1961

Notre Dame football has sometimes been controversial, and the 1961 game against Syracuse was no exception.  When the defense commits a penalty, the offense is usually compensated with a replay of downs and/or gained yardage.  However, before this game, the … Continue reading

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Got Tickets?

Notre Dame welcomes the Southern California football team this Saturday, continuing the 85-year storied rivalry.  When the teams are both doing well, as they are this year, the excitement is palpable as fans flock to campus days before the game.  … Continue reading

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Football Game Watches

As the Irish football team has another road game this week, those not traveling to the game will have to catch it somewhere else.  In this day and age, football fans have a variety of media options to follow the … Continue reading

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Rev. John “Pop” Farley, CSC

John Farley arrived to Notre Dame in the fall of 1897.  He came to study for the priesthood, but also had a penchant for athletics.  He won nine varsity monogram letters in football, baseball, and track, and was heralded as … Continue reading

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Notre Dame vs. Army

Notre Dame’s relationship with the military also extends to the athletic fields.  Many Notre Dame traditions and myths were born out of football games with Army.  In 1912, newly appointed Athletic Director Jesse Harper contacted West Point about arranging a … Continue reading

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