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September92000
The Sea of Red...
Nebraska came to South Bend with the #1 ranking...and with thousands of fans clad in Husker Red.
Keywords: football, nebraska, bob davie, julius jones, joey getherall, nick setta, arnaz battle,
December122000
Snow cancels finals
Snow in South Bend is not a rare sight, it was the amount that fell overnight that caused the problem.
Keywords: snow, final exam, chemistry
September112001
9/11
Campus came together, stood as one on South Quad and brought everyone through the day.
Keywords: 9/11, father jenkins, monk malloy, purdue, michigan state, blue mass, muffet mcgraw, mike brey, south quad
September222001
First game post 9/11
The first game following 9/11 united all fans, Irish and Spartans.
Keywords: 9/11, football, michigan state, bob davie
September292001
The first 0-3 start
This is one of those bad records, for the first time in 114 seasons Notre Dame would start 0-3.
Keywords: football, bob davie, charlie weis, texas a&m, gerry faust, joe kuharich, nebraska, michigan state, oklahoma, missouri, purdue, hugh devore, southern cal, pittsburgh, ucla
October122001
CoMo Fountain dedicated
The unique fountain inside the new Coleman-Morse Center is dedicated.
Keywords: coleman-morse center, bookstore
December82001
George O'Leary hired as head football coach
By George, it's O'Leary! George O'Leary is announced as Notre Dame's 27th head football coach.
Keywords: football, george oleary, bob davie, kevin white, father monk malloy, georgia tech, gator bowl
December132001
George O'Leary resigns
George O'Leary's tenure as head coach comes to a quick and abrupt end.
Keywords: football, george oleary
April262002
Brad Lidge makes MLB debut with Astros
World Series winning closer, Brad Lidge, makes his MLB debut.
Keywords: baseball, brad lidge, paul maineiri, houston astros, washington nationals
May92002
Dan Devine passes away
After a long coaching career, Dan Devine passed away at the age of 82.
Keywords: dan devine, football, minnesota duluth, michigan state, arizona state, missouri, frank leahy, ara parseghian, father hesburgh, father joyce, national championship
May262002
Hesburgh earns 150th honorary degree
Father Hesburgh receives yet another honorary degree and pushes forward into the record books.
Keywords: father hesburgh, university of san diego, guinness book of records
August312002
The Ty Willlingham Era Begins
First year head coach, Tyrone Willingham notches a shut out in the Kickoff Classic.
Keywords: football, ty willingham, maryland, giants stadium, kickoff classic, shane walton, vontez duff, nicholas setta, terry brennan, texas
September72002
Winning Without An Offense
Willingham would begin his career at Notre Dame with a 2-0 record.
Keywords: football, purdue, ty willingham, gerome sapp, lionel bolen, vontez duff
September142002
Notre Dame - Michigan XXX
The 30th matchup between Notre Dame and Michigan would not be the cleanest game ever played, but all three components of the Irish team would contribute towards the win.
Keywords: football, michigan, carlyle holiday, nicholas setta, ryan grant, shane walton
September212002
What A Difference A Coach Makes
With a too-early-to-be-true comparison to Ara Parseghian, first year head coach Ty Willingham's team finds a way to win up in East Lansing.
Keywords: football, michigan state, ty willingham, carlyle holiday, ryan grant, arnaz battle, shane walton, gerome sapp, maurice stovall, pat dillingham, bob davie, megaphone trophy, sports illustrated
October262002
Ty brings Notre Dame to 8-0
Notre Dame seems to be legit after posting an 8-0 record to start the season.
Keywords: football, florida state, ty willingham, carlyle holiday, arnaz battle, boston college
March212004
Hockey receive first NCAA invitation
The hockey team would be rewarded for their 20 win season with a place in the NCAA Tournament.
Keywords: hockey, ncaa tournament, minnesota, minnesota duluth, michigan state, dave poulin, don lucia
May22004
Fr. Ned Joyce passes away
Executive Vice President of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, Father Edmund P. "Ned" Joyce passes away.
Keywords: father joyce, father hesburgh, acc, jacc, athletic convocation center, joyce center, basilica
October162004
O'Connell House dedicated in Dublin
Notre Dame buys some land in a foreign country that once belonged to a rather important person.
Keywords: oconnell house, dublin, father malloy, study abroad, ace
October82005
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show
Vince Vaughn brings his comedy show to campus where he first set foot on filming Rudy.
Keywords: vince vaughn, comedy, rudy, stepan center
October152005
The Bush Push
Despite the game, a Notre Dame student got some good press.
Keywords: football, southern cal, game day, brady quinn, tom zbikowski
January302007
MBB posts 100+ in Carrier Dome
The Irish basketball team would have no trouble scoring early and often becoming the first team to score 100 points at Syracuse in ten years.
Keywords: basketball, syracuse, carrier dome, luke harangody, russel carter, colin falls, zach hillesland
March222007
Leprechaun on Pros versus Joes
In a battle of mascot challenges, the Leprechaun faces off against Bucky the Badger and the Nittany Lion. The Leprechaun has to win since he doesn't have a giant foam head, right?
Keywords: leprechaun, kevin braun, pros vs joes, wisconsin, penn state, daryl strawberry, andre reed, cobi jones, spud webb
June232007
Brady Quinn sings with Poison
Brady Quinn. Bret Michaels. Sounds like nothing. Except maybe a good time.
Keywords: brady quinn, poison, bret michaels, cleveland browns
November32007
Ryan Shay goes the distance
Ryan Shay would set several Notre Dame track records and go onto a successful career as a marathon runner.
Keywords: track, ryan shay, all american, academic all american, record, tom mcmahon, aubrey lewis, olympics
February72008
Rocket on Pros vs Joes
Rocket would put on the football uniform one more time and return kicks while making the Joes look like fools.
Keywords: raghib ismail, pros vs joes, super dome, football
May12008
Holtz elected to College Football HOF
Lou Holtz was one of the best coaches at Notre Dame but Notre Dame was just one stop among Holtz's career.
Keywords: lou holtz, football, hall of fame, iowa, william and mary, connecticut, south carolina, ohio state, nc state, arkansas, minnesota, national championship, heisman
July252008
Samardzija makes MLB debut with Cubs
Making his Major League Baseball debut, Jeff Samardzija takes the mound for the Chicago Cubs.
Keywords: baseball, jeff samardzija, chicago cubs, football, chicago white sox
October272008
Brad Lidge saves World Series win
After converting 47 of 47 saves throughout the 2008 season, Brad Lidge comes in to try and save one more.
Keywords: baseball, brad lidge, world series, houston astros, philadelphia phillies
January102009
Men's basketball wins 45 in a row
The men's basketball team would put together a string of 45 games in a row won at home, including 20 Big East games in a row.
Keywords: basketball, big east, home record, seton hall, pittsburgh, marquette, joyce center, jacc, depaul, alabama, maryland, west virginia, providence, rutgers, connecticut, syracuse
September202009
Golden Tate does a true leap of faith
Golden Tate found a new way to celebrate following what would be the game winning touchdown.
Keywords: football, michigan state, golden tate, michael floyd, jimmy clausen, jeff samardzija
October32009
Golden Tate flips over for overtime
Nick Tausch and Golden Tate would have record days as Notre Dame broke its own recent streak and continued a recent trend of late game heroics.
Keywords: football, washington, golden tate, tyrone willingham, tulane, drake, depauw, pittsburgh, navy, michigan state, nick tausch, jimmy clausen, armando allen, record, robert hughes, overtime, charlie weis
October242009
Band honors OK Go
In a continuing relationship with the band OK Go, the Band of the Fighting Irish honors OK Go at halftime.
Keywords: band, ok go, boston college, football
December112009
Brian Kelly introduced as head coach
Brian Kelly is announced as new head coach at Notre Dame.
Keywords: football, brian kelly, cincinnati, charlie weis, grand valley state


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