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October111930
Alma Mater first played as Stadium is dedicated
As the brand new Notre Dame Stadium is dedicated, a new song is unveiled at halftime by the marching band.
Keywords: alma mater, football, navy, band, notre dame stadium, knute rockne, gk chesterton, frank e hering, joseph casasanta
October181930
JV Plays Under the Lights Again
The Junior Varsity squad would get accustomed to playing under the lights, something accomplished decades before the varsity team.
Keywords: junior varsity football, duquense, pittsburgh, forbes field, pittsburgh pirates, night game, steve banas, ball teachers, st viator, kalamazoo, texas tech
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
December141930
New York Giants verse Rockne's All-Stars at the Polo Grounds
In what would be the last game Knute Rockne coached a Notre Dame team, his All-Stars played the New York Giants for charity.
Keywords: football, knute rockne, polo grounds, four horsemen, nfl, southern cal, seven mules, harry stuhldreher, jim crowley, elmer layden, don miller, adam walsh, joe bach, rip miller, noble kizer, ed hunsinger, jack chevigny, jack cannon, john law, tim moynihan, ted twomey, joe vezie, john gebert, jack elder, bucky oconnor, frank carideo, hunk anderson, glenn carberry
December291934
First college basketball game in MSG
Notre Dame had the opportunity to be part of the first college basketball game in Madison Square Garden against the local NYU team.
Keywords: basketball, nyu, madison square garden, msg, new york university, westminster, st johns
October61935
Jake Kline coaches the JV Squad
Junior Varsity Coach Jake Kline would have some interesting pep talks for his 'Hamburger' Teams.
Keywords: junior varsity football, niagara, knute rockne, world war ii, jake kline, miami, army, yankee stadium
October121935
JV Football Through the '30s and '40s
While the varsity team took the accolades, the B and C squads would be part of some unusual contests.
Keywords: junior varsity football, buffalo, niagara university, ouachita university fighting baptists, michigan state, joe yonto, frank leahy, bill early, larry courte, jack connor, george connor
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
December91935
FDR speaks at the Fieldhouse
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt would come to campus for a special convocation and speak in the Fieldhouse.
Keywords: fdr, lafortune, stonehenge, fieldhouse, chicago, president, president roosevelt, president ohara, father john ohara
December311935
A tie in basketball
Even though overtime was common, it was not played between Notre Dame and Northwestern. The game would remain tied forever.
Keywords: basketball, northwestern, george keogan, tie
February81936
First NFL Draft
With hopes of keeping the NFL from going under, the first NFL Draft takes place at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia.
Keywords: football, william shakespeare, marty peters, willy fromhart, wayne millner, andy pilney, paul bear bryant
January61937
Lou Holtz's birthday
Lou Holtz had 100 wins at Notre Dame and a national championship. Today is his birthday.
Keywords: lou holtz, espn, kent state, iowa, william and mary, connecticut, south carolina, ohio state, tangerine bowl, southern conference, north carolina state, new york jets, arkansas, minnesota, gerry faust, play like a champion today, southern cal, west virginia, fiesta bowl, orange bowl, miami, florida state, sugar bowl, rose bowl, cotton bowl, knute rockne, football
January141939
Kentucky goes down again
Notre Dame would record its fourth victory in a row over Kentucky in front of a record crowd due to many free throws.
Keywords: basketball, kentucky, ed riska, george keogan, joe ziegerhorn, eddie sadowski, earl brown, mark anthony ertel, paul ducharme, rex ellis
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