Vol. 1 No.8

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In addition to Harry "Red" Miller (holding dog) these “fighting irishmen” conquered Michigan on November 6, 1909. Included are coach Shorty Longman (next to Miller wearing his Michigan sweater.)


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

We bring you the story of Notre Dame’s first victory over Michgan in 1909. The text is an excerpt from John Kryk’s excellent book, Natural Enemies: The Notre Dame - Michigan Feud. In an Irish Legends exclusive, John has added some trivia and interesting facts about the rivalry.

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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.

One of the most fascinating stories to come out of the ’09 Michigan game was the tale of how halfback Pete Vaughn broke the goal post on his touchdown run. Also, one of the first newspaper mentions of the nickname “Fighting Irish.”

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Shenanigans will feature humorous stories from the gridiron and campus.

Irish football lore about the UM-Notre Dame rivalry.

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

Mike McCoy, a star on Ara Parseghian’s 1969 team, is head of a youth outreach program called Champions For Today which  help's young people deal with drug, crime and moral problems. Mike talks about his terrific progam and how you can bring his team and message to your school in an article from the Spring 1999 issue of Goalposts Magazine.

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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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To view previous volumes of Reflections From The Dome select the desired volumes from below:

Vol.1 No. 1 September 1998

Vol.1 No. 2 October 1998

Vol.1 No. 3 November 1998

Vol.1 No. 4 January 1999

Vol.1 No. 5 March 1999

Vol.1 No. 6 May 1999

Vol.1 No. 7 July 1999