Tony Rice
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Tony Rice once told me that the '88 Southern Cal game was the favorite game of his Notre Dame career. His signature play in that game is captured by Don Stacy in a classic shot of Tony streaking past the Notre Dame bench. The Irish were ranked number one and the Trojans number 2 when the teams met in November of 1988. In the first quarter of this epic battle, on third and 3 on the option left, Tony kept the football and instead of pitching ran 65 yards to give the Irish a lead they would never relinquish. The run was the longest rush permitted by USC since 1979. 
This 11x14 classic is signed: Tony Rice #9  1988 National Champions.

Great new products: 1988 National Champions lithographs signed by Lou Holtz and Tony Rice, Original usher hats from Notre Dame Stadium, Chris Zorich, Marc Edwards and Pat Terrel signed photo's, Official Play Like A Champion Today signs and  Shake Down the Thunder books signed by author Murray Sperber.

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Irish Legends also welcomes Notre Dame campus artist Paula Bixby. Check below for a link to view her artwork.
This Month On Irish Reveries - January 2001

The Irish Legends Newsletter, Irish Reveries is published monthly and features stories, anecdotes, humor and news from the history of the University of Notre Dame and its football teams.

This edition of Irish Reveries will feature the little known story of Frank "Shorty" Longman, Irish coach for the 1909-1910 seasons. Longman was a fullback for Fielding Yost's powerhouse Michigan "Point-A-Minute" teams from 1903-1905. In Shake Down The Thunder, Murray Sperber described the new coach as he looked in the team photo: "he sits in an ill-fitting suit with a too-small bowler on his head, his face thin, his eyes mean, his demeanor like a ticket-of-leave man released from a British prison. The team photo is a reminder that football then, as now, was a violent sport played by men willing to inflict and accept pain."

Many people think that Notre Dame football made its first bid for national recognition after the 1913 Army game, but the win over Michigan in '09, under the direction of Shorty Longman, was the first of many great victories.

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Wake up the Echoes 

Postcard views of Notre Dame

Wake up the Echoes
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Irish Legends Contents

Don Stacy's Photographs

Don Stacy's Photographs

A great selection of 25 of Don's best Notre Dame photographs: The Snow Bowl vs. Penn State, the "Rocket" against Miami, Tim Brown, Lou Holtz, Chris Zorich, Jarious Jackson...
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Joe Montana
15" Bronze Statue

Joe Montana
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Tim Brown

Heisman Ball
Heisman Ball

Blue & Gold

Blue&Gold Traditions

New Books



Being Catholic



On Campus - fine art lithographs by Paula Bixby

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Mike's Notre Dame Link Page
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Unofficial Home of Notre Dame
N.D. Sports
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Archives of the University of Notre Dame.
Blue and Gold Illustrated
MSNBC: Notre Dame Central
The Unofficial Homepage of Knute Rockne
The University of Notre Dame Press
The Lou Holtz page
Stadium and Arena Diagrams
Mike Molinelli's Homepage
Teddi Kella's Notre Dame Homepage
Sports Greeting Cards and Stickers (Notre Dame cards)
George Romley's Notre Dame Homepage
Paula Bixby is a nationally known and respected painter of Notre Dame campus scenes. 
We are proud to offer six lithographs of her original oil paintings. One Spirit (left), 
Sacred Heart, The Dome (autumn), The Dome (night scene), The Grotto, and the Hesburgh Library.

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