Herb Brooks Channeled Rockne in Building “Miracle on Ice” Gold-Medal Team

This weekend, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of what’s widely regarded as the greatest sports moment in American history, the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s titanic upset of the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Games of Lake Placid. The “Miracle on Ice.” It was truly a “remember where you were” moment, when hockey crossed all   Read Full Post

ND Foe A Leader in Study of Concussions

It’s an image etched in the consciousness of Notre Dame fans watching the 2016 season opener at Texas. Senior co-captain Torii Hunter Jr. is prone in the end zone, his arms occasionally flailing, while a coterie of teammates and athletic trainers attend to him. Moments later, the camera picks up his dad, baseball great Torii   Read Full Post

Rockne 85 Years On: In Life and Death, He Moved a Nation

After all these years, the life of the Notre Dame icon continues to inspire The shocking news dispatches started reaching the eastern United States around mid-day on Tuesday, March 31, 1931. Eight people – including Notre Dame football coach and athletic director Knute Rockne — had lost their lives in the crash of Transcontinental &   Read Full Post

The Fantastic Day and Strange Tale of Art Smith

  When Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer threw for five touchdowns and ran for a sixth Saturday to lead a 42-30 victory at Pittsburgh, it was reported that his six TDs tied a modern record for Notre Dame. But one ESPN college football highlight show featured a graphic with the all-time bests. And there it   Read Full Post

Saying Goodbye to a Truly Loyal Son

They gathered on the North Side of Chicago the other day to remember, celebrate and pray an amazing fellow into his final journey. How fitting that the church, Our Lady of Mercy, was topped by a golden dome and likeness of Mary. For you couldn’t find a more loyal son of Our Lady’s University than   Read Full Post

Manti: A Sense of Knowing

Following an afternoon of steady showers, the skies had opened into an all-out downpour on rain-soaked Notre Dame Stadium.  Students romped with student-athletes, celebrating a dramatic goal-line stand that ended a classic, overtime victory against fellow heavyweight Stanford. Manti Te’o stood with his arm around his coach, Brian Kelly, explaining for a national audience what   Read Full Post

A Second Chance at Senior Day

(This special contribution to Forever Irish is from Liz Lefebvre, ’09) A friend of mine had been pestering for me for weeks to consider coming to the Wake Forest game. “It will be Manti’s last home game!” he urged. I was hesitant, feeling at this point—as we were strolling around campus before the BYU game—that   Read Full Post

Schedule & Results

Sept. 1 Navy (at Dublin) 9 a.m. Sept. 4 Purdue W, 23-12 Sept. 11 Michigan L, 24-28 Sept. 18 @MSU L, 31-34 Sept. 25 Stanford L, 14-37 Oct. 2 @BC W, 31-13 Oct. 9 Pittsburgh W, 23-17 Oct. 16 W.Mich. W, 44-20 Oct. 23 Navy      (M’lands) L, 17-35 Oct. 30 Tulsa L, 27-28   Read Full Post