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December151920
Requiem Mass for George Gipp
Following George Gipp's death, a requiem mass would be held in the Basilica.
Keywords: george gipp, basilica
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
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
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
May211923
Ara Parseghian's Birthday
Happy Birthday Coach Parseghian!
Keywords: ara parseghian, football, world war ii, miami ohio, woody hayes, northwestern, national championship, heisman, john huarte
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
May171924
ND Students vs. the KKK
Tensions would run hot between Notre Dame students and Ku Klux Klan members. The students would run the Klan out of town but the victory would be short lived.
Keywords: ku klux klan, father walsh, harry stuhldreher
May191924
The KKK vs. ND Students
After a riot downtown two days ago, another would break out tonight. This time the students would be on the wrong end of it.
Keywords: ku klux klan, father walsh, father odonnell, world war i, gettysburg, civil war, father corby
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
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
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
January11925
ND's First Bowl Game - The Rose Bowl
Following a multiweek trip out west, Rockne's undefeated team would play in their first (and only) Rose Bowl Game.
Keywords: football, stanford, rose bowl, bowl game, elmer layden, four horsemen, jim dent, monster of the midway, mvp, adam walsh, harry stuhldreher, national champions, charlie bach, mens basketball, basketball annex, knute rockne, glenn pop warner
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
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
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
December41926
The First ND-USC Game
The week before ND got shut out by Carnegie Tech. This week they would take it out on USC.
Keywords: football, southern cal, knute rockne, art parisien, johnny niemiec, boston university
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
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
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
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
November301929
The 100-yard Interception
Jack Elder's record still stands today.
Keywords: football, army, knute rockne, jack elder, national championship


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