For 93 Years, A Fixture on The College Football Schedule: No ND-Navy in 2020

What makes college football so special for so many is the sense of history and tradition that permeates the game – its rivalries, its pageantry, all the touchstones which keep its adherents coming back to campus year after year. No other sport, I would contend, retains such enduring loyalty and connection. No matter how the   Read Full Post

ND vs. Navy: Respect. Honor. Tradition.

By Jim Lefebvre When Notre Dame and Navy meet for the 89th time Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium, there will be a special recognition of the unique relationship between the two schools. Both are now outfitted by UnderArmour, which has designed special wear for this game. Here is how the company describes it: “For   Read Full Post

Dublin Trip A ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Experience

In a Chicago apartment earlier this week, a group of young Notre Dame alums gathered to “send off” a lucky few among them who were headed to Dublin for Saturday’s Emerald Isle Classic between ND and Navy. In the streets of London, Paris and Rome walked more senior Notre Dame alums fortunate enough to be   Read Full Post

Notre Dame vs. Navy: History Renewed

The longest uninterrupted intersectional rivalry in college football is renewed for the 86th time Saturday in Dublin, Ireland, when Notre Dame and Navy kick off at 9 a.m. ET (1 p.m. local time) in the Emerald Isle Classic at Aviva Stadium. Aviva becomes the 13th different stadium – and second in Dublin — to host   Read Full Post

New ‘Rip Miller Trophy’: Honoring Navy, Notre Dame Football is Unveiled

The Notre Dame Club of Maryland and the Baltimore Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association held a joint luncheon in Baltimore on Friday, February 18, to formally unveil the new Notre Dame–Navy football trophy. The trophy is named in honor of Edgar “Rip” Miller, one of Notre Dame’s famed “Seven Mules,” who served   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

Esther Miller, 103, of Annapolis: Living Link to Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen, Seven Mules

Edgar “Rip” Miller was a standout student and football player at Notre Dame in the early 1920s, when he was asked by teammate Russ Arndt to come along on a short trip to nearby Elkhart, Indiana.  Arndt was dating Miss Phyllis Templin, who said she had a younger sister who wanted to meet a Notre   Read Full Post

ND-Navy Event in Baltimore Honors A Special Couple

When Notre Dame met Navy last weekend in Baltimore, a man who made his mark at both schools was properly remembered. Edgar “Rip” Miller came out of the football hotbed of Canton, Ohio, in 1921, after captaining his McKinley High School football team to an undefeated season in 1920. He was planning on attending Grove   Read Full Post