National Championships

Tom Clements - Notre Dame QB

1972 had ended dismally. USC had thrashed our Fighting Irish 45-23. Anthony Davis, the first player who appeared in a Nike ad, scored six touchdowns to key the victory of ...

Here we celebrate the Silver Anniversary team, Holtz’ champions of the 1988 season. 1987-Pre-Championship year Deja vu 1987 had ended with the taste of ashes. Stirring victories over Michigan, SC ...
Joe Montana - Notre Dame #3

“All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” George Orwell, Animal Farm Well at Notre Dame, all national championships are different but some are more different than ...
Notre Dame's 1966 National Championship

1965 had ended not with a bang, but a whimper. In November, Michigan State had come into South Bend and held the Irish to -12 yards on the ground, just ...
Notre Dame - 1943 National Champions

Frank Leahy replaced the beloved Elmer Layden as Irish head coach in 1941. Leahy had, as a schoolboy in Winner, South Dakota, written a letter to Knute Rockne talking about ...
Notre Dame's 1949 National Championship Team

Weren't the Irish unbeaten in 1948? Well, yes, but wtih a tie against USC in the last game. The 1948 Irish were 9-0-1 and outscored opponents by a total of ...
Notre Dame's 1947 National Championship Team

We continue our summer trip down memory lane by looking back at Notre Dame’s 1947 National Championship – the third won under the guidance of Frank Leahy and the program’s ...
Notre Dame's 1946 National Championship

1946 was morning in America. After making Japanese rubble bounce with a Fat Man and a Little Boy, victory was assured. Japan had followed Italy and Germany to defeat. Frank ...
Notre Dame 1930 National Championship Team

The Irish had won it all in ’29, and unlike ’24, there were many key veterans returning for the 1930 campaign. All-Americas Carideo and Schwartz were returning, joined in the ...
Knute Rockne coached Notre Dame to a national championship in 1929.

As the never-ending off-season finally draws close to ending, we continue to look back at great moments in Notre Dame football history to get everyone through the final few weeks ...