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February41970
Most points scored in a game
Notre Dame would score more points than they ever had (and haven't since) by defeating St. Peter's and winning by 47 points.
Keywords: basketball, st peters, record, john dee, austin carr, digger phelps
February231970
The night that Sid Catlett missed the bus
Despite there being 11 members of the basketball team, only 7 would be on the bus heading down to Butler.
Keywords: basketball, butler, john pleick, mike oconnell, doug gemmell, sid catlett, jay ziznewski, jim hinga, tom sinnott, collis jones, austin carr, jackie meehan, john gallagher
March71970
Austin Carr owns Ohio
Austin Carr set the NCAA record for points in a NCAA Tournament game.
Keywords: basketball, austin carr, ohio, ncaa tournament, record
March141970
Many Records Set in the Loss
Notre Dame finished with a 21-8 record, but set 7 NCAA records in the loss.
Keywords: basketball, iowa, austin carr, mideast regional third place game, ncaa tournament
October311970
Late Game Heroics
Trailing 20-0 to start the fourth quarter, the Irish would find a way to pull out a victory.
Keywords: freshman football, tennessee, mark dunn, cliff brown, dave casper, gary dininick, tom ross, dennis lozzi
November71970
A Long Touchdown Pass to the Tight End
#2 Notre Dame would not have a problem against Pittsburgh and would air it out to the tight end.
Keywords: football, pittsburgh, joe theismann, mike creaney
November281970
Theismann sets passing record in loss
"Theismann for Heisman" rung in the air as Joe Theismann set Notre Dame passing records.
Keywords: football, southern cal, joe theismann, record, lsum ohio state, nebraska, texas, cotton bowl
January111971
Joe Theismann on cover of SI
After a record setting season and dismantling of the nation's top team, Joe Theismann is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Keywords: football, sports illustrated, joe theismann, texas, cotton bowl, southern cal, nebraska, tom gatewood
January231971
#1 UCLA's last loss prior to 88 game win streak
Seven of nine top ranked teams have lost at Notre Dame. This game established the ACC as a place where the giants fall.
Keywords: basketball, ucla, austin carr, digger phelps, mike brey, syracuse, john dee, acc, jacc, john pleick, athletic convocation center
May41971
Digger Phelps hired
Coach Digger Phelps is hired as Notre Dame's 14th head basketball coach.
Keywords: digger phelps, basketball, fordham, rider, penn, john dee
August281971
Brian's Song Filmed During Bears Preseason Game
James Caan and Billy Dee Williams would grace the Notre Dame sidelines while the Bears played the Browns in a preseason exhibition game.
Keywords: chicago bears, brians song, cleveland browns, knute rockne all american, rudy, james caan, billy dee williams
October231971
Hold on Ara, the Freshman are Coming
In the first game a Notre Dame team would play outside the United States, the freshmen squad would travel to Mexico City.
Keywords: freshman football, mexico city redskins, mexico city, father hesburgh, club of mexico, eric penick, wayne bullock, chuck kelly, tom bake, ron goodman, tom clements
December201971
ND's first hockey game in MSG
The hockey team would play Boston College in their first trip to Madison Square Garden.
Keywords: hockey, boston college, madison square garden, ecac tournament, st lawrence, brown, chicago stadium, holiday hockey festival, msg
December211971
Hockey wins the Holiday Hockey Festival
Notre Dame wins the ECAC Holiday Hockey Festival in Madison Square Garden.
Keywords: hockey, st. lawrence, madison square garden, boston college, brown, ecac tournament, holiday hockey festival, msg
March31972
King Kersten elected Student Body President
Long live the King! Robert Kersten's reign as Student Body President began today alongside his unusual running mate.
Keywords: purdue, king kersten, student government, zahm, robert calhoun kersten, st joseph lake, cavanaugh, walsh
January211973
Hockey beats MSU 13-5
The hockey team would find the net often inside the ACC and skate to a victory against Michigan State.
Keywords: hockey, michigan state, lefty smith, acc, athletic convocation center
November221973
Last home game to not sell out
Even a national championship run couldn't fill the stadium. Every game since then has been a capacity crowd.
Keywords: football, thanksgiving, air force, sellout, nevada, art best, ara parseghian
January191974
ND ends #1 UCLA's 88 Game Win Streak
UCLA & John Wooden were winners of 88 straight. John Walton and his teammates would leave defeated.
Keywords: basketball, ucla, richard digger phelps, ara parsehian, john shumate, adrian dantley, gary brokaw, acc, athletic convocation center
September91974
The Earliest Start To Date
The 1974 season kicked off a week and a half earlier than ever before.
Keywords: football, georgia tech
November21974
Ara Decides To Hang It Up
When the Navy punter would be the hero, ND hangs on to win but Ara nears the end of his 11-year head coaching career.
Keywords: football, navy, ara parseghian, tom clements, pete demmerle, randy harrison
December171974
Dan Devine named head coach
When Dan Devine's name came up the second time, he did not hesitate in accepting to become Notre Dame's 24th head coach.
Keywords: football, dan devine, ara parseghian, missouri, tom pagna
March171975
President Ford speaks at the ACC
President Ford would speak on the campus of Notre Dame during the morning of St. Patrick's Day.
Keywords: president ford, st patricks day, acc, athletic convocation center, father hesburgh, moose krause, dan devine, digger phelps, air force one, dick cheney, michigan
September151975
Devine's First Game
For the second season in a row, Notre Dame started the season on a Monday night.
Keywords: football, dan devine, boston college, purdue, jim browner
November81975
The Rudy Play
Before it hit the silver screen, it really happened. Dan Devine made sure Rudy got into the game and Rudy made a name for himself.
Keywords: football, rudy, georgia tech, jerome heavens, dan devine, steve orsini
March51977
ND defeats #1 and 29-0 San Francisco
29. And. One. San Francisco came to the ACC with a perfect record but did not leave with it intact.
Keywords: basketball, san francisco, digger phelps, dave batton, toby knight, bill paterno, rich branning, students, mvp, nbc, acc, athletic convocation center
May221977
President Carter gives the commencement address
President Carter became the second President of the United States to give the commencement address at Notre Dame.
Keywords: graduation, commencement, president carter, father hesburgh
October11977
Dump Devine emerges
Joe Montana would not have his best day but football is a team game and they would find a way to win.
Keywords: football, michigan state, dan devine, joe montana, ara parseghian, bob golic, david mitchell, dave reeve
October221977
The Green Jersey Game
Dan Devine schemes a motivational ploy with the help of Digger Phelps for the Irish to take down the Trojans. Needless to say it worked.
Keywords: football, southern cal, dan devine, mississippi, digger phelps, joe montana, chicken soup game, snow bowl, green jersey game, miami
December31977
First Women's Basketball game
The women's basketball team would be granted varsity status and play its first game against Valparaiso in front of a home crowd.
Keywords: womens basketball, valporaiso, sharon petro, st marys, coeducation
January11979
The Chicken Soup Game
In an unseasonably cold game, Montana would need to fight off hypothermia to win the Cotton Bowl.
Keywords: football, cotton bowl, houston, chicken soup game, joe montana, southern cal, dan devine, comeback kid, kris haines, joe unis
September151979
Blocked field goal leads to rule change
In a true Rudy story, a walk-on wins the game while the All-American changes NCAA rules forever.
Keywords: football, michigan, bob crable, joe montana, rusty lisch, chuck male, gerry faust
November241979
ND plays Miami in Tokyo
The Fighting Irish would travel across the Pacific to meet Miami for a game played in Tokyo, Japan.
Keywords: football, miami, tokyo, japan, dan devine, vagas ferguson, mirage bowl

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