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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

Baseball

  • 3/30: W ND 7 - Memphis Naval AS 1
  • 4/1: W ND 11 - Arkansas State 2
  • 4/2: W ND 9 - Arkansas State 0
  • 4/4: W ND 6 - Miss. 5
  • 4/7: W ND 11 - Indiana 3
  • 4/10: W ND 6 - Ohio State 4
  • 4/11: L Ohio State 8 - ND 0
  • 4/13: T ND 4 - Iowa 4
  • 4/14: W ND 8 - Iowa 2
  • 4/17: W ND 13 - Illinois 2
  • 4/18: L Illinois 8 - ND 0
  • 4/20: L Wisconsin 6 - ND 4
  • 4/22: W ND 8 - Wisconsin 4
  • 4/29: W ND 6 - Northwestern 4
  • 5/6: L Michigan State 8 - ND 5
  • 5/9: W ND 13 - Great Lakes 8
  • 5/10: W ND 16 - Glenview Naval AS 8
  • 5/13: W ND 5 - Northwestern 4
  • 5/14: L Michigan 3 - ND 2
  • 5/16: L Western Michigan 5 - ND 3
  • 5/19: W ND 2 - Purdue 1
  • 5/27: L Michigan State 4 - ND 2
  • 6/2: W ND 10 - Western Michigan 9
  • 6/6: W ND 15 - Great Lakes 8

Football

  • 9/26: W #1 ND 28 - #6 Oklahoma 21
  • 10/3: W #1 ND 37 - Purdue 7
  • 10/17: W #1 ND 23 - #15 Pittsburgh 14
  • 10/24: W #1 ND 27 - #4 Georgia Tech 14
  • 10/31: W #1 ND 38 - #20 Navy 7
  • 11/7: W #1 ND 28 - Pennsylvania 20
  • 11/14: W #1 ND 34 - North Carolina 14
  • 11/21: T #1 ND 14 - #20 Iowa 14
  • 11/28: W #2 ND 48 - #20 Southern Cal 14
  • 12/5: W #2 ND 40 - So Methodist 14

Men's Basketball

  • 1/5: W #19 ND 73 - #6 Holy Cross 71
  • 1/6: W #13 ND 78 - NYU 77 (OT)
  • 1/14: W #11 ND 71 - Purdue 55
  • 1/17: L St. Louis 86 - #11 ND 81
  • 1/19: W #11 ND 74 - Bradley 64
  • 1/31: L #10 DePaul 83 - #17 ND 56
  • 2/4: W ND 80 - Butler 58
  • 2/11: W ND 73 - #17 Louisville 62
  • 2/14: L St. Louis 78 - ND 77
  • 2/16: W ND 72 - Michigan State 64
  • 2/18: W ND 74 - Marquette 68
  • 2/21: W ND 83 - Northwestern 67
  • 2/25: W #17 ND 93 - #15 DePaul 67
  • 3/10: W #17 ND 72 - Eastern Kentucky 57
  • 3/13: W #17 ND 69 - Pennsylvania 57
  • 3/14: L #1 Indiana 79 - #17 ND 66
  • 12/3: W ND 84 - Ball State 63
  • 12/8: W ND 75 - Northwestern 66
  • 12/10: W ND 72 - Detroit 45
  • 12/14: L #1 Indiana 66 - ND 55
  • 12/17: W #16 ND 81 - Loyola (Chicago) 65
  • 12/23: L Bradley 74 - #19 ND 72
  • 12/31: W ND 52 - Northwestern 50
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