Notre Dame Football History

Notre Dame - Boston College Rivalry

Notre Dame – Boston College Rivalry: The Holy War

Though natural rivals as the two most prominent Catholic colleges playing Big Time Football,  it took quite a while for the Boston College-Notre Dame series to take root. Part of ...

Notre Dame – Pitt Football Rivalry History

Pitt first appeared on Notre Dame’s schedule in 1909. The rivalry was a natural. Relative proximity. Same independent status. Further, as Western Pennsylvania became settled with immigrants destined to work ...
Oct 8, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Southern California Trojans logo midfield before the NCAA football game against the Washington Huskies at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC – Notre Dame Football Rivalry History

College football’s longest, richest and most influential intersectional rivalry is nearing 90 years of excellence in intersectional football.
Notre Dame - Navy Football Rivalry

Notre Dame Navy Football Rivalry History

The rivalry between Notre Dame and Navy goes far beyond the football field. Learn all about the unique nature of this historic rivalry.
Sep 3, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; The sun sets over the Atlanta skyline as Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets watch their team play in the first quarter of their game against the Alcorn State Braves at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame – Georgia Tech Football Rivalry

When unbeaten Notre Dame entertains unbeaten Georgia Tech on September 19th it will mark the first ACC version of a short, but intriguing, football series.

Notre Dame – Texas Football Rivalry History

When old friend Charley Strong leads his Longhorns onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium, it will be the 11th time Texas and Notre Dame have played. The series had ...
Nov 17, 2012; West Point, NY, USA; A large American flag is displayed by West Point cadets during halftime ceremonies honoring the military during a game between the Army Black Knights and Temple Owls at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Rivalries: Notre Dame – Army Series

The rivalry series continues. This week, we look at Army.

Notre Dame Miami Football Rivalry

Some rivalries are noteworthy because of their length. But some are noteworthy for their animosity.
Ross Ade Stadium

Notre Dame – Purdue Football Rivalry History

Notre Dame first played instate rival Purdue in 1896, and played the Boilermakers annually from 1946 to the Shamrock Series game in Indianapolis in 2014.
Notre Dame at Michigan State

Notre Dame – Michigan State Football Rivalry

Just ten years after its first game, Notre Dame reached out to Michigan State and began playing the Spartans in 1897.
Rivalries: Michigan Wolverines

Notre Dame – Michigan Football Rivalry History

The Notre Dame-Michigan series has been historic, strange, dramatic, oft-disrupted and filled with dysfunctionality.
Tom Clements - Notre Dame QB

Notre Dame’s 1973 National Championship

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 ...

Notre Dame’s 1988 National Championship

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 ...
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John Huarte

NOBODY saw this one coming! John Huarte was from California, a prized prospect from an emerging Catholic prep school, Santa Ana Mater Dei, which would later produce Heisman honoree Matt ...
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Paul Hornung

Paul Hornung’s path to the Heisman Trophy was filled with intrigue, surprise and adventure, and finished in what is arguably the most controversial Heisman Trophy Award. Hornung was a legendary schoolboy ...