Notre Dame-Wisconsin Athletic Bond Has Roots Sunk A Century Ago

The two have met in basketball just once in last 47 years, but share earlier connections   Along the shores of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wis., stands a towering pine tree nearly 100 years old. Its owner, Walter Meanwell, Jr., lives in the tasteful lakeside home his father had built in the 1920s. The tree   Read Full Post

A True Notre Dame Man, Joe Hickey Made His Place ‘Home Away From Home’ For Irish

A good many folks – including 15 or so former Notre Dame football players – paid their respects last weekend to Joseph E. Hickey, great Notre Dame man (Class of 1950) and citizen of South Bend, who died Feb. 3 at age 86. There were heartfelt tributes from near and far, with sentiments like this:   Read Full Post

Irish Hope To Start Strong At Home

For a program that has posted only a 17-16 home record over the past five seasons, Notre Dame needs to develop some home-game momentum in order to have a successful 2012 season. Recent home openers have tracked with the overall difficulty of the Irish at Notre Dame Stadium.  ND has dropped three of its last   Read Full Post

Recalling “The Game of The Century”

By Jim Lefebvre, Editor, Forever Irish The first week of August brings with it a special feeling – the start of the 2011 season is now less than a month away. The Fighting Irish officially start pre-season camp on Saturday, star receiver Michael Floyd is back in the fold, and the team’s strong 2010 finish   Read Full Post

Notre Dame vs. Navy: America’s Rivalry

Notre Dame’s annual clash with Navy is the longest uninterrupted intersectional rivalry in college football. The Irish and Midshipmen meet for the 84th time in a series that began in 1927 with a 19-6 victory by Knute Rockne’s squad. Saturday’s game at the new Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will mark the 12th   Read Full Post

Fighting Irish Coaching Legends Take Their Place Under the Sun

Fans attending games at Notre Dame Stadium this fall — or just visiting campus — can’t miss the new locations of the sculptures honoring Fighting Irish coaching legends Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian and Lou Holtz.  All have been repositioned, and each has a stadium gate named for him. The changes just make “everything look right,”   Read Full Post

Legendary Coach Parseghian Sees A Bit of Himself in Kelly

The parallels are unmistakable. Experience as a winning head coach in major college football – yet with tons of youthful enthusiasm. Staffs eager to make their mark on a legendary college campus. And a fan base yearning for a return to the pinnacle of the sport. As Brian Kelly prepared his first Notre Dame football   Read Full Post

From 1,000 Possibilities, He’s Made His Life Sing

Peter Schivarelli ’71, former Irish walk-on, has never forgotten the value of his Notre Dame degree As members of the Notre Dame class of 2009 head out into an uncertain world, buoyed by their experiences of the past four years, it may be helpful to look at how another ND grad, from nearly four decades   Read Full Post

2008 Season to Honor Five ND Coaches, ‘Victory March’

The 2008 football season at the University of Notre Dame will recall many of the finest moments in the program’s illustrious history. All five former head coaches who guided the Fighting Irish to consensus national championships will be honored. In addition, the school, its Band and fans will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the writing   Read Full Post