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January131940
The Kentucky series continues
George Keogan would assemble some of the best teams in the country and knew how to take care of Kentucky.
Keywords: basketball, kentucky, george keogan, eddie riska, helms national trophy
October41940
Premier of Knute Rockne All American
The film that made the line Win one for the Gipper famous, debuts in downtown South Bend in a star studded affair.
Keywords: knute rockne all american, movie, ronald reagan, the spirit of notre dame, amos alonzo stagg, glenn pop warner, howard jones, george gipp, president, rudy, moreau choir
May101942
J. Edgar Hoover receives honorary degree
The director of the F.B.I. is on hand for the graduation ceremonies.
Keywords: j edgar hoover, honorary degree, father odonnell
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
October101942
The "T" Formation
Leahy would do away with Rockne's famed Box Formation and introduce the new T Formation.
Keywords: football, stanford, frank leahy, knute rockne, angelo bertelli, harry wright, wisconsin, georgia tech, marchy schwartz
February201943
The game plays on
Without their head coach, the basketball team would play their next game after being through it all.
Keywords: basketball, george keogan, edward moose krause, kentucky, depaul, great lakes naval station, chicago stadium
May61943
SS Knute Rockne launched
In the middle of World War II, a ship named for one of the most famous college football coaches is launched to sea.
Keywords: knute rockne, navy, world war ii
June241943
Fr. Hesburgh ordained a C.S.C. Priest
Father Hesburgh recently celebrated serving 70 years as a C.S.C. priest.
Keywords: father hesburgh, holy cross, sacred heart church, guinness book of world records, honorary degrees
October91943
ND's Second Win Over Michigan Comes from the Longest Quarter
In a battle of #1 verse #2, Notre Dame would enter Michigan Stadium for the first time since 1909.
Keywords: football, michigan, one versus two, longest quarter, angelo bertelli
November131943
Creighton Miller gets a pre-game snack
Before the game started, Creighton Miller would find himself in line for a hot dog when he ran into Father Cavanaugh.
Keywords: football, creighton miller, northwestern, frank leahy, father cavanaugh
November271943
Champions & Heismans After A Loss
Despite losing their final game of the season, Notre Dame would still be declared the 1943 National Champions. Meanwhile, Angelo Bertelli would win the Heisman Trophy.
Keywords: football, great lakes naval training school, heisman, angelo bertelli, army, navy, iowa pre-flight, michigan, northwestern, georgia tech, purdue, johnny lujack, emil sitko, steve juzwik, pete kelly, mike romano, frank leahy, ara parseghian, leon hart
January81944
Lujack plays basketball too
Johnny Lujack played more than just football and today the basketball team would take on Kentucky.
Keywords: basketball, johnny lujack, kentucky, football, heisman, edward moose krause, marko todorovich, carl lloyd, leo kiler
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
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
October71944
The second straight shutout
In the first meeting between the Irish and the Green Wave, ND would not allow a point on the board for the second consecutive game of the 1944 season.
Keywords: football, tulane, achille maggioli, elmer angsman, bob kelly
October141944
ND Downs Dartmouth in Fenway
Notre Dame's first visit to Fenway Park resulted in a comfortable 64-0 victory.
Keywords: football, dartmouth, fenway park, boston college, haskell institute, holy cross, boley dancewicz, nunzio marino, ed clasby
October211944
The scoreless streak comes to an end
The starters would jump out to a dominating lead, only to see the reserves end the 15 quarter scoreless streak.
Keywords: football, wisconsin, harry stuhldreher, bob kelly, jeo gasparella, elmer angsman
October281944
The Irish get a scare
For the first time all season, Notre Dame trailed during a game and fought to come back.
Keywords: football, illinois, john adams, bob kelly, achille maggioli, boley dancewicz
November41944
The first of two academy losses
Notre Dame could not keep up with the wartime Navy team.
Keywords: football, navy, elmer angsman, fred early, boley dancewicz, bob kelly
November111944
A loss for the war effort
The largest deficit a Notre Dame team would incur had a larger impact helping the Allied war effort.
Keywords: football, army, yankee stadium, frank leahy, world war ii, navy, battle of the bulge, armistice day
November181944
The defense shuts out Northwestern
Despite two lopsided loses, the team rebounds to prior form and shuts down the Wildcats.
Keywords: football, northwestern, jim brennan, terry brennan
November251944
Yet another shutout by the defense
The underdog Irish record yet another shutout, this time on the road.
Keywords: football, georgia tech, navy, jim brennan, bob kelly
December21944
Revenge against Great Lakes
The loss to Great Lakes NTS in 1943 did not stop ND from winning the championship. The Irish would not let the same outcome occur a second year in a row.
Keywords: football, great lakes naval training school, ara parseghian, jim mello, boley dancewicz, bob kelly, navy, zeke oconnor, marty wendell, bill chandler, achille miggioli, ed clasby, mike davlin, art fitzgerald, johnny ray, johnny dee, ralph stewart, john corbisiero, george benigni, ted tannehill, joe westenkircher, rudy krall, emil ladyko, walt krodratovich, ted dorash
February191945
The Assault on Iwo Jima: D-Day in Japan
A Notre Dame hero would become an American hero on the shores of Iwo Jima, fighting for the boys.
Keywords: jack chevigny, world war ii, d-day, iwo jima, angelo bertelli, texas, army, knute rockne, george gipp, win one for the gipper, football
November31945
The Only Tie Verse Navy
The 1945 Notre Dame-Navy game was probably the strangest game in the series - who played for which team; the 'incident' regarding ND back Elmer Angsman; and the controversial final moments.
Keywords: football, navy, world war ii, elmer angsman, fred earley, bob kelly, bob van summern, frank ruggerio, holy cross, george ratterman, bill leonard, boley dancewicz, phil colella, frank leahy, army, don mcauliffe
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
November91946
Game of the Century II: Army
With the team back to full strength following World War II, the Fighting Irish look to get even with the top ranked Army Cadets.
Keywords: football, army, tie, one versus two, game of the century, frank leahy, yankee stadium, world war ii, heisman, record, baseball stadium
January71948
The Special AP Poll
In a debate following the 1948 Rose Bowl, the Associated Press holds a special poll to answer the question of who really was the best team.
Keywords: football, michigan, ap poll, rose bowl, southern cal
November71949
One Game in Two Stadiums
The Notre Dame B team would play a single game, on two different fields.
Keywords: junior varsity football, purdue, cartier field, notre dame stadium, george dickson, world war ii, bronze star, purple heart, paul hornung, vince lombardi


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