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

7-5 Never Looked So Good

Saturday’s rain-soaked 20-16 victory over USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum may not have been a beauty – definitely more gritty than pretty. The naysayers will point out that it came against a Trojan team stumbling through its first season of the “Bush Penalty Era” and missing star quarterback Matt Barkley. The shine has definitely   Read Full Post

The Battle in The Bronx

Notre Dame 27, Army 3 Saturday, November 20, 2010 New Yankee Stadium The ND-Army rivalry at its height, during the 1940s in classic matchups — ND led by Coach Frank Leahy, and featuring Heisman Trophy winners Angelo Bertelli, Leon Hart and Johnny Lujack, against Army and its Heisman winners Don Blanchard and Glenn Davis, in   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

The First Great Centennial In ND Football History

In the fall of 1909, upstart Notre Dame went to Ann Arbor to take on Fielding Yost’s mighty Michigan. As Notre Dame prepares to travel to Ann Arbor for Saturday’s battle with Michigan that could set the tone for the 2009 season, it’s time to remember the first great centennial in Notre Dame football history.   Read Full Post

At What Moment Did ND Football ‘Arrive’?

There’s a lot of talk these days about Notre Dame’s role and identity as the nation’s most prominent Catholic university. But long before Presidential appearances, national institutes or the notion that Notre Dame is “where the Church does its thinking,” it was ND football that brought this small, sometimes struggling, men’s school in northern Indiana   Read Full Post