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October71950
Purdue plays the giant killer
#1 Notre Dame came into this game riding a 39 game unbeaten streak dating back to 1946 and put it all the line against unranked Purdue.
Keywords: football, purdue, streak, great lakes, hugh devore, yankee stadium, army, southern cal, frank leahy, game of the century, north carolina, class of 1950, leon hart, heisman
October51951
The first-ever night game
For the first time under the lights, Notre Dame would take the field. The change in kickoff time would have no affect on the Irish.
Keywords: football, night game, detroit, baseball stadium, gus dorias, loyola, boston college, knute rockne, army, frank leahy, indiana university, john petitbon, johnny lattner, ralph gugliemi, heisman
November31951
The First Meeting with Tennessee
The first meeting between Notre Dame and Tennessee would not be between the varsity squads.
Keywords: junior varsity football, b squad, tennessee, freshmen
March101953
The First NCAA Tournament Game
The Notre Dame men would emerge victorious in their first ever NCAA Tournament game.
Keywords: basketball, ncaa tournament, ucla, holy cross, louisville, depaul, eastern kentucky, jack stephens, william sullivan, richard rosenthal, gerald mcclosky, joe bertrand, norbert lewinski, jim gibbons, john jordan
September261953
Oklahoma's last loss before the streak
Notre Dame would give Oklahoma a loss they would remember for four years.
Keywords: football, oklahoma, frank leahy, johnny lattner, heisman, ralph guglielmi, joe heap, neil worden, gugliemino, streak
October171953
Senator JFK takes in a game
In the first year of his Senate seat, John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie would enjoy a Notre Dame victory.
Keywords: football, john f kennedy, jfk, jackie kennedy, president, president kennedy, senator kennedy, frank leahy, knute rockne, george gipp, elmer layden
October301953
Nieuwland Science Hall dedicated
When the science department moved out of LaFortune Hall, they received a new building which would be dedicated today.
Keywords: nieuwland science hall, lafortune, father nieuwland
November281953
Win One for the Hammer
Just following orders from Coach Leahy got one student manager thrown out of the game.
Keywords: football, southern cal, manager, iowa, maryland, joe heap, johnny lattner, paul reynolds, oklahoma, frank leahy, forgotten fou, dan hammer
December161953
Lattner wins Heisman
Johnny Lattner would cap his fantastic college career by becoming Notre Dame's fourth Heisman winner.
Keywords: football, johnny lattner, heisman, maxwell award, all american, vagas ferguson, air force, st joseph high school, denver university
January311954
Leahy's official resignation
Frank Leahy would end his coaching career with a 0.855 record, behind only Knute Rockne (0.881).
Keywords: football, frank leahy, smu, father hesburgh, father joyce, father ned joyce, knute rockne, angelo bertelli, johnny lujack, leon hart, johnny lattner, paul hornung, heisman
February21954
Terry Brennan hired as head coach
Two days after Frank Leahy resigned, Terry Brennan is introduced as head coach of the Notre Dame football team.
Keywords: football, terry brennan, frank leahy, father hesburgh
June81957
First College World Series appearance
The baseball team makes its first appearance in a College World Series game.
Keywords: baseball, college world series, iowa state, football, elmer kohort, jim cusack, eddie hurley, james carideo, steve johnson, bob senecal, gene duffy, jim morris, tom bujnowski, chuck symeon, frank carideo
June91957
First College World Series win
After losing their first game, Notre Dame staves off elimination by humiliating Northern Colorado.
Keywords: baseball, college world series, northern colorado, jake kline, chuck symeon
June101957
Second College World Series win
After a big win, Notre Dame continues out and shuts out the Longhorns.
Keywords: baseball, college world series, texas, penn state, chuck symeon, jim morris
June111957
College World Series Semi-final
Notre Dame would make it to the semi-finals of the College World Series and face undefeated Penn State.
Keywords: baseball, college world series, penn state, gene duffy, california, jim morris, jake kline, new york yankees
November161957
Oklahoma's 47 game win-streak ends
In a battle of David verse Goliath, Notre Dame went down to Norman looking to end Oklahoma's 47 game winning streak.
Keywords: football, oklahoma, terry brennan, dick lynch, paul hornung, heisman, bob williams, streak
March111958
Most Rebounds in a Game
Notre Dame controlled the boards throughout the game and came away victorious with two NCAA tournament records.
Keywords: basketball, tennessee tech, ncaa tournament, john mccarthy, tom hawkins, michael graney, thomas reinhart, robert devine, james williams, eugene duffey, michael ireland, robert bradtke, edward gleason
November11958
ND Beats the Heisman Winner
Playing in Baltimore, Notre Dame would beat Navy after losing the two prior years.
Keywords: football, navy, george izo, monte stickles, red mack
November291958
Terry Brennan's Last Game
Terry Brennan would cherish the victory at Southern Cal, as it would be his last on the Irish sidelines.
Keywords: football, southern cal, nick pietrosante, bob williams, monty stickles, norm odyniec, jim crotty, terry brennan, myron pottios
October311959
Coaching from the Sidelines
Notre Dame would convert their first ever two-point conversion and win their second in a row against Navy.
Keywords: football, navy, monte stickles, bob scarpitto, bob mccuthan, don white, ray ratkowski, two point conversion, manager
November281959
The Final USC Game at ND in November
Weather and losing played a factor in Southern Cal requesting the games at Notre Dame be moved from November.
Keywords: football, southern cal, joe kuharich, gary gray

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