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May111980
Crossroads Park
Crossroads Park was inbetween Lafortune and Hayes Healy for 25 years until the quad was relandscaped.
Keywords: father hesburgh, crossroads park, lafortune, crowley, hayes healy, nieuwland, paul linehan, joseph w evans
December271980
Notre Dame defeats #2 Kentucky
For the second time in ten years, Digger Phelps was able to claim a victory over Kentucky.
Keywords: basketball, digger phelps, kelly tripucka, kentucky, johnny dee, freedom hall, shively memorial plaque
January261981
The Boss plays the ACC again
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band could normally be heard blaring out of dorm rooms. For the third time in five years, the band would play a concert in the ACC.
Keywords: bruce springsteen, the boss, acc, athletic convocation center
October211983
Cap'n Crunch Eating Contest
After Notre Dame students locked arms in the dining hall demanding more Cap'n Crunch, they got more than they ever expected.
Keywords: capn crunch, contest, lee broussard, dining hall, southern cal
May201984
Fr. Hesburgh receives honorary degree
Father Hesburgh has many degrees and today received one he surprisingly never earned.
Keywords: father hesburgh, commencement, graduation, loret miller ruppe, peace corps
October61984
Jimmy Johnson comes to town
Jimmy Johnson ushers in the new era at Miami. Unfortunately Notre Dame stood in the way.
Keywords: football, miami, night game, gerry faust, southern cal, band
September211985
Tim Brown makes himself known
Tim Brown would put the Irish ahead for good and John Carney would show his leg that he would use for another 25 years.
Keywords: football, michigan state, gerry faust, tim brown, night game, john carney
September231985
Grotto catches fire over football weekend
Early in the morning, the Grotto could only handle so many prayers it seemed. But the football team won so it may have been worth it, or was it?
Keywords: grotto, michigan state, fire
August301986
NFL Preseason Bears v Bills @ ND Stadium
College football is not the only game played in Notre Dame Stadium, the Bears and Bills square off for a preseason game.
Keywords: nfl, football, chicago bears, buffalo bills
October171986
Stonehenge Dedicated
A well-known and common sight on campus is formally dedicated.
Keywords: clarke memorial fountain, korean war, world war ii, vietnam war, war, rotc, stonehenge
November291986
Brown and Carney come back against USC
Down 17 points with 12 minutes to go, Notre Dame was not ready to quit as Tim Brown led the way and John Carney gave the Irish a needed lift.
Keywords: football, southern cal, tim brown, skip holtz, lou holtz, john carney, steve beuerlein, braxston banks, milt jackson
June11987
Fr. Hesburgh steps down as president
Father Hesburgh hangs up the president hat and puts on the caravan hat.
Keywords: father hesburgh, father joyce, father malloy, monk malloy, lewis hall
September191987
Tim Brown starts the Heisman campaign
In a bizarre night contest at home, Notre Dame blows past Michigan State and boosts Tim Brown's Heisman campaign.
Keywords: football, michigan state, tim brown, night game, heisman, ted gradel, lou holtz
March91988
Ronald Reagan unveils Rockne stamp
President Reagan, who played George Gipp alongside Knute Rockne, would unveil the Knute Rockne 22-cent stamp.
Keywords: ronald reagan, knute rockne, stamp, football, jacc, joyce athletic convocation center, knute rockne all-american, george gipp, babe zaharias, bobby jones, babe ruth, jim thorpe, roberto clemente, princeton, rutgers, washington and lee
March101988
Rockne, TX opens its post office for a day
A small town in Texas, with a great name, would open its doors for only one day.
Keywords: rockne texas, stamp, knute rockne, sacred heart
April61988
Only Bookstore Basketball game decided by coin toss
For thirty years, every Bookstore Basketball game has ended when one team reached 21 baskets. Every game, except one which was stuck seven points shy.
Keywords: bookstore basketball, coin toss
September101988
Reggie Ho kicks Michigan around
A mostly unknown student from Hawaii would make a name for himself as he got Notre Dame's 1988 Championship season started off on the right foot.
Keywords: football, michigan, night game, reggie ho
October11988
Stanford becomes a regular on the schedule
In the first meeting since 1964, Notre Dame gets one step closer to the 11th National Championship.
Keywords: football, stanford, night game, tony rice, derek brown, lou holtz, tony brooks, anthony johnson
November51988
Rocket lifts off at home
Raghib Ismail adds his name to the record books and makes a case for his new nickname, The Rocket.
Keywords: football, rice, raghib rocket ismail, paul castner, michigan, record, kalamazoo
January91989
Yaz elected to baseball HOF
The greatest player the Red Sox had is elected to the baseball hall of fame.
Keywords: baseball, yaz, hall of fame, carl yastrzemski, world series, boston red sox
March81989
First ND Softball game
The softball team would play its first game and win. Since then, the Irish have continued to win every year.
Keywords: softball, kentucky wesleyan, brian boulac, liz miller, deanna gumpf, big east, big east tournament, ncaa tournament, melissa cook stadium, ivy field, western michigan
September161989
Rocket lifts off in the Big House
Rocket Ismail would do something against Michigan that no opponent ever had done before.
Keywords: football, raghib rocket ismail, michigan, tony rice, lou holtz, one versus two

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