Vol. 1 No. 3

Art Parisien, Notre Dame quarterback and hero of the first Notre Dame - USC game.

Reflections will feature excerpts from books with stories and memoirs about Notre Dame.

Gwynn Wilson, the graduate manager of the USC football team, proposed a series between the Trojans and Notre Dame. In November, 1925, he traveled to meet Knute Rockne, and discussed the idea. The following is the fascinating story of how this great rivalry began.

We also give an account of the first Notre Dame - USC game described by Rockne as "The greatest game I ever saw." Both these accounts are from Cameron Applegate's excellent book on the series call "The Game Is On."

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Irish Legends will feature monthly excerpts from Out of Bounds, the anecdotal history of Notre Dame football. They are reprinted here with the permission of authors Larry Weaver and Mike Bonifer.

Again, a football team manager suggested an idea that was the impetus for one of greatest victories in Notre Dame football history. Here is the story of the famous "Green Jersey Game."

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Shenanigans will feature humorous stories from the gridiron and campus.

This month we have another "Ziggie story" from the Ziggie Czarobski, the Notre Dame team jester in the late forties. Also an anecdote from "Out of Bounds" from USC Coach John McKay.

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Campus Life will feature inspirational stories from the past and present about the spirit of the Notre Dame community.

This excerpt is taken from Thomas Stritch's book, "My Notre Dame: Memories and Reflections of Sixty Years." Mr. Stritch is a Professor Emeritus of American Studies at Notre Dame, and in his epilogue gives a delightful tour of the campus, describing his favorite trees, buildings, lakes and other special places.

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Letters from the Notre Dame family. We welcome you to send letters about your experiences and reminiscences about Notre Dame. If you would like to contribute a story for any of the headings on this page please use the email link letters@irishlegends.com for your submission.

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Vol.1 No. 1 August 1998

Vol.1 No. 2 October 1998