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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
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