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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the varsity sports teams of the University of Notre Dame. The word varsity can refer to several things. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
University University of Notre Dame
Conference Big East
NCAA Division 1
Athletics Director Kevin White
Location Notre Dame, IN
Varsity Teams 23
Football Stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Basketball Arena Joyce Center
Mascot Leprechaun
Nickname Fighting Irish
Fight Song Notre Dame Victory March
Colors Blue and Gold

              Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Dr. Kevin White (born September 25, 1950) is the Director of Athletics at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ... Notre Dame, Indiana is a post office serving an unincorporated community in St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... When you think of college fight songs, the Notre Dame Victory March is without a doubt the most recognizable collegiate fight song in the nation. ... Blue (from Old High German blao shining) is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength (about 470 nm) of the three primary colors. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ...

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Moniker

They'll see the Fighting Irish are the Fighting Irish yet.

Joyce Kilmer Alfred Joyce Kilmer (6 December 1886 – 30 July 1918) was an American journalist, poet, literary critic, lecturer and editor. ...

Notre Dame's nickname is inherited from Irish immigrant soldiers who fought in the Civil War with the Union's Irish Brigade, (consisting of the 69th NY, 63rd NY, 88th NY, 116th Pennsylvania, and 28th Mass. Infantry Regiments), recollected among other places in the poetry of Joyce Kilmer who served with one of the Irish Brigade regiments during World War I. Though the Irish regiments and Kilmer were well-known, particularly in the urban ethnic community, during the era between the Civil War and World War II, Notre Dame's claim to the nickname is justified since its third president was a famous Irish Brigade chaplain whose ministrations at Gettysburg are commemorated in the "Absolution Under Fire," part of Notre Dame's permanent art collection. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Notre Dame athletic teams are known as the Fighting Irish (though students are called "Domers"). Previously, and especially during the Knute Rockne football era, Notre Dame had several unofficial nicknames—among them the "Rovers" and the "Ramblers," because of those teams' propensity to travel the nation to play its football contests, such as at the University of Southern California, long before such national travel became the collegiate norm. Later, Notre Dame was also, again unofficially, known as the "Terriers," after the Irish breed of the dog, and for some years, an Irish Terrier would be found on the ND football sidelines. 1927 Time cover featuring Rockne Knute (pronounced kah-noot) (noot is the anglicized nickname) Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded by many as the greatest coach in college football history. ...


According to the University's website, there are several legends of how Notre Dame came to be the "Fighting Irish." One story suggests the moniker was born in 1899 (much earlier than the "modern era") with Notre Dame leading Northwestern 5-0 at halftime of a game in Evanston, Illinois. The Wildcat fans began to chant, "Kill the Fighting Irish, kill the Fighting Irish," as the second half opened. Another tale has the nickname originating at halftime of the Notre Dame-Michigan game in 1909. With his team trailing, one Notre Dame player yelled to his teammates—who had names like Dolan, Kelly, Glynn, Duffy and Ryan—"What's the matter with you guys? You're all Irish and you're not fighting worth a lick." Notre Dame came back to win the game and the press, after overhearing the remark, reported the game as a victory for the "Fighting Irish." Another possible origin is the violent 1924 confrontation between Notre Dame Students and faculty and the notoriously anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan in South Bend. This event is described in Todd Tucker's book Notre Dame Vs. the Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan. Northwestern University (officially abbreviated NU; sometimes abbreviated NWU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, U-M or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ...


The most generally accepted explanation is [citation needed] that the press coined the nickname as a characterization of Notre Dame teams in the 1920's as a result of preexisting Irish stereotypes, the widely reported events of 1924 (although after their 10-7 loss to Iowa, Notre Dame was referred to as the "Irish" in a newspaper article about the game), and the grit, determination, and tenacity of Coach Knute Rockne's football teams of the era. Although Notre Dame alumnus Francis Wallace popularized it in his New York Daily News columns in the 1920s with respect to the university, as early as the Civil War Father Corby and the Irish Brigade of the Union Army had been dubbed "The Fighting Irish."[citation needed] The 1921 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the college football season of 1921. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Football

The school has a comprehensive and nationally competitive Division I athletic program, but it is most famous for its football program. Notre Dame fielded its first football team in 1887. With eleven consensus NCAA football championships, over 800 all time wins, seven Heisman Trophy winners, famous head coaches, a 74.4% winning percentage and the most consensus All-Americans of any school, Notre Dame football is considered one of the most storied programs in the history of college football. More recently Notre Dame has struggled, going through several head coaches and setting the all-time bowl losing streak of 9 straight with the loss to LSU in the 2007 Sugar Bowl. Head Coach Charlie Weis 2nd Year, 19-6 Home Stadium Notre Dame Stadium Capacity 80,795 - Grass Conference Independent First Year 1887 Athletic Director Dr. Kevin White Website UND.com Team Records All-time Record 821-269-42 (.744) Postseason Bowl Record 13-15 Awards Wire National Titles 8 (11... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Bear Bryant Trophy, the AP national championship trophy Division I-A football is the only NCAA-sponsored sport without an organized tournament to determine its champion. ... Official Logo The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (often known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is awarded annually to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the U.S. The award is considered the highest individual player honor... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ...


In addition to having the oldest university marching band in the country, the school has many rivalries in football, the most famous ones being with USC, Navy, Michigan State, Army, Purdue, and Michigan. Notre Dame played in arguably the greatest and most watched college football game in history: the famous (or infamous) 10-10 tie against Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in 1966. Other Notre Dame rivalries include those with Stanford, Boston College and Pittsburgh. Former rivalries include a very intense rivalry in the 1980s with Miami, and a rivalry with Penn State, which was renewed and played on September 9, 2006, and again during the 2007 season. The football program is also known for ending the Oklahoma NCAA record winning streak of 47 games. The streak-ending game was 7-0 victory for the Fighting Irish on November 9, 1957. Incidentally, Oklahoma's 28-21 loss to Notre Dame to open the 1953 season was the last loss before the beginning of the streak. Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Head Coach Mark Dantonio 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Spartan Stadium (East Lansing) Capacity 75,005 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1896 Athletic Director Ron Mason Website MSUSpartans. ... “USMA” redirects here. ... Boilermakers is the official moniker for the intercollegiate athletic teams of Purdue University. ... Head Coach Lloyd Carr 13th Year, 113-36 Home Stadium Michigan Stadium Capacity 107,501 - Field Turf Conference Big Ten First Year 1879 Athletic Director William C. Martin Website MGoBlue. ... Michigan State University is a university in East Lansing, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ... Spartan Stadium was opened in 1923 in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in Stanford, California. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The Pittsburgh Panthers is the name given to the sports teams of University of Pittsburgh. ... Head Coach Randy Shannon 1st Year, 0-0 Home Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First Year 1926 Athletic Director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... Head Coach Joe Paterno 42nd Year, 363-121-3 Home Stadium Beaver Stadium Capacity 107,282 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1887 Athletic Director Tim Curley Website GoPSUSports. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Head Coach Bob Stoops 8th Year, 78-18 Home Stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First Year 1895 Athletic Director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


Charlie Weis was appointed head football coach in December 2004. He has had moderate success, taking them to a Fiesta Bowl appearance in his first season and a Sugar Bowl appearance in his second season as Notre Dame's head coach. On October 28, 2005, his contract was extended through 2015. Charlie Weis (born March 30, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey) is the current head coach of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... This article is about the American football game. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Basketball

Notre Dame has success in other sports also. The men's basketball team has made 28 NCAA Tournament appearances and made it to the Final Four in 1978. They are also known for ending UCLA's 88-game winning streak in 1974, a streak which had begun after Notre Dame had previously ended UCLA's 45-game winning streak in 1971. // Final four redirects here. ... // Final four redirects here. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


Notre Dame's women's basketball team, coached by Muffet McGraw, also has made numerous tournament appearances, and won the National Championship in 2001 by beating Purdue 68-66. The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ...


Ice Hockey

Notre Dame's men's ice Hockey team, coached by Jeff Jackson and captained by T.J. Jindra, won both the CCHA season and tournament championships in 2007 with a record of 28-6-3. They were the #2 overall seed in the 2007 NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament, behind Minnesota, and were the #1 seed in the Midwest bracket. Head Coach Jeff Jackson 2nd season, 45-26-7[1] Captain T.J. Jindra Home Ice Joyce Center Capacity: 2,713 Surface: 200 x 85 Conference Affiliation CCHA (1992 - Present) Independent (1983 - 1992) CCHA (1981 - 1983) WCHA (1971 - 1981) Independent (1912-13, 1919 - 1927) Honors NCAA Tournament Appearances (2) 2004... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... This is a list of CCHA Tournament Champions along with the dates, finalists, coaches, scores, tournament record and seeds. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The block M logo for Minnesota The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ...


Other sports

Notre Dame's women's soccer team won the National Championship in 1995 and 2004 and were the runner-up in 2006. This article lists NCAA Womens soccer championships. ... Runner-up is a term used to denote a participant which finishes in second place in any of a variety of competitive endeavors, most notably sporting events and beauty pageants; in the latter instance, the term is applied to more than one of the highest-ranked non-winning contestants, the... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notre Dame's men's and women's fencing teams have won multiple national titles as well - the men's team won titles in 1977, 1978 and 1986 while the women's team won the 1987 title. After the NCAA replaced the individual men's and women's national titles with a combined fencing championship, Notre Dame won national titles in 1994, 2003 and 2005. Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Conference

Notre Dame is a member of the Big East Conference in all sports except for the following: The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ...

In 2006, Notre Dame finished third among Division I institutions in the fourth annual Collegiate Power Rankings released by the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA). The Irish were seventh on the overall list that included all the top academic and athletic colleges and universities in the country at the Division I, II and III levels.[1] NCAA Division I-A independent schools are four-year institutions whose football programs are not part of an NCAA-affiliated conference. ... The Dive Shot. Lacrosse is a team sport that is played with ten players (mens field), six players (mens box), or twelve players (womens field), each of whom uses a netted stick (the crosse) in order to pass and catch a hard rubber ball with the aim... The Great Western Lacrosse League is a NCAA Division 1 conference that only sponsors men’s lacrosse. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ...


Duke finished first among all Division I schools, followed by Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Boston College, Michigan, Virginia, Army, Rice and Vanderbilt.


Notre Dame entertained the possibility of joining the Big Ten Conference in all sports in 1999, but the idea was met with fierce resistance from alumni and the student body even though the Notre Dame Faculty Senate voted nearly unanimously to seek admittance into the league. Ultimately, the school elected to maintain its football independence and Big East affiliation. Rumors of discussion amongst administration officials about changing Notre Dame's conference affiliation resurfaced in 2003, but no official action has been taken by Notre Dame or any conference. The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ...


Dr. Kevin White is the current Director of Athletics at Notre Dame. Dr. Kevin White (born September 25, 1950) is the Director of Athletics at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ...


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