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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

Baseball

  • 3/15: L Arkansas State 5 - ND 2
  • 3/16: L Arkansas State 3 - ND 2
  • 3/16: L Arkansas State 11 - ND 8
  • 3/17: L Christian Brothers 7 - ND 3
  • 3/18: W ND 8 - Christian Brothers 0
  • 3/19: W ND 13 - Memphis State 10
  • 3/19: W ND 2 - Memphis State 1
  • 3/20: W ND 5 - Memphis State 0
  • 3/22: W ND 6 - Murray State 5
  • 3/23: L Murray State 1 - ND 0
  • 4/8: L Western Michigan 10 - ND 7
  • 4/10: L Western Michigan 3 - ND 2
  • 4/12: L Detroit 9 - ND 8
  • 4/16: L Toledo 2 - ND 1
  • 4/17: L Toledo 4 - ND 3
  • 4/17: W ND 5 - Toledo 2
  • 4/20: W ND 4 - Valparaiso 2
  • 4/23: L Ohio University 14 - ND 3
  • 4/24: L Ohio University 7 - ND 6
  • 4/27: L Valparaiso 8 - ND 0
  • 4/28: L Butler 7 - ND 3
  • 4/30: L Miami (OH) 4 - ND 3
  • 5/1: L Miami (OH) 6 - ND 1
  • 5/1: L Miami (OH) 11 - ND 2
  • 5/2: L Xavier 8 - ND 6
  • 5/3: W ND 7 - Northwestern 4
  • 5/4: W ND 4 - Hillsdale 1
  • 5/4: W ND 16 - Hillsdale 4
  • 5/7: W ND 5 - Cincinnati 2
  • 5/9: L Detroit 3 - ND 1
  • 5/11: L Michigan State 5 - ND 2
  • 5/11: L Michigan 6 - ND 4

Football

  • 1/1: W #6 ND 24 - #1 Texas 11
  • 9/18: W #2 ND 50 - Northwestern 7
  • 9/25: W #2 ND 8 - Purdue 7
  • 10/2: W #4 ND 14 - Michigan State 2
  • 10/9: W #7 ND 17 - Miami (FL) 0
  • 10/16: W #7 ND 16 - North Carolina 0
  • 10/23: L Southern Cal 28 - #6 ND 14
  • 10/30: W #12 ND 21 - Navy 0
  • 11/6: W #8 ND 56 - Pittsburgh 7
  • 11/13: W #8 ND 21 - Tulane 7
  • 11/20: L #14 Louisiana State 28 - #7 ND 8

Hockey

  • 1/8: W ND 5 - Air Force 4
  • 1/9: W ND 4 - Air Force 2
  • 1/12: L Colorado College 6 - ND 1
  • 1/13: W ND 8 - Colorado College 6
  • 1/15: L Denver 6 - ND 3
  • 1/16: L Denver 4 - ND 2
  • 1/22: W ND 6 - North Dakota 5 (OT)
  • 1/23: L North Dakota 7 - ND 1
  • 1/29: L Michigan State 6 - ND 3
  • 1/30: L Michigan State 6 - ND 4
  • 2/5: L Denver 4 - ND 3
  • 2/6: W ND 4 - Denver 2
  • 2/12: T ND 5 - Minnesota Duluth 5 (OT)
  • 2/13: L Minnesota Duluth 6 - ND 3 (OT)
  • 2/19: W ND 4 - Michigan 2
  • 2/20: W ND 5 - Michigan 4
  • 2/26: L Bowling Green 5 - ND 1
  • 2/27: L Bowling Green 3 - ND 2
  • 3/6: L U.S. Nationals 7 - ND 5
  • 3/7: L U.S. Nationals 4 - ND 2
  • 3/12: W ND 5 - Air Force 0
  • 3/13: W ND 4 - Air Force 1
  • 11/12: W ND 5 - North Dakota 4
  • 11/13: L North Dakota 6 - ND 5
  • 11/19: W ND 6 - Colorado College 3
  • 11/20: W ND 4 - Colorado College 0
  • 11/26: L Michigan Tech 9 - ND 3
  • 11/27: W ND 6 - Michigan Tech 5 (OT)
  • 12/3: L Michigan 6 - ND 5 (OT)
  • 12/4: L Michigan 6 - ND 5
  • 12/18: W ND 14 - Boston College 3
  • 12/20: W ND 7 - Boston College 4
  • 12/21: W ND 4 - St. Lawrence 2
  • 12/28: L Michigan Tech 6 - ND 3
  • 12/29: L Dartmouth 9 - ND 6

Men's Basketball

  • 1/2: W #15 ND 97 - Minnesota 73
  • 1/10: W #9 ND 75 - Air Force 71
  • 1/12: L #2 Marquette 71 - #9 ND 66
  • 1/14: W #9 ND 93 - Detroit 79
  • 1/18: L Duquesne 81 - #9 ND 78 (OT)
  • 1/23: W #9 ND 89 - #1 UCLA 82
  • 1/26: W #7 ND 104 - Michigan State 80
  • 1/30: L #18 Illinois 68 - #7 ND 66 (OT)
  • 2/6: W #12 ND 102 - Creighton 91
  • 2/8: W #12 ND 93 - Butler 81
  • 2/11: L #18 Villanova 99 - #9 ND 81
  • 2/13: W #9 ND 107 - DePaul 76
  • 2/15: W #9 ND 100 - Valparaiso 75
  • 2/18: L #18 Fordham 94 - #14 ND 88
  • 2/20: W #14 ND 107 - West Virginia 98
  • 2/23: W #19 ND 106 - NYU 68
  • 2/27: W #19 ND 92 - St. John's 79
  • 3/1: W #19 ND 83 - Dayton 82
  • 3/4: W #16 ND 110 - Western Michigan 79
  • 3/13: W #14 ND 102 - TCU 94
  • 3/18: L #18 Drake 79 - #12 ND 72 (OT)
  • 3/20: L #14 Houston 119 - #12 ND 106
  • 12/1: L Michigan 101 - ND 83
  • 12/4: W ND 81 - Valparaiso 71
  • 12/6: W ND 83 - Western Michigan 77
  • 12/8: L Kansas 88 - ND 72
  • 12/11: L St. Louis 92 - ND 80
  • 12/18: L #12 Indiana 94 - ND 29
  • 12/22: L #1 UCLA 114 - ND 56
  • 12/28: L #12 Kentucky 83 - ND 67

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