Friday, October 5, 2012

Did You Know? Soldier Field & Notre Dame

I learned something this evening -- the largest crowd ever to attend a college football game was held at Chicago's Soldier Field -- when 123,000 people watched Notre Dame beat USC; 7 to 6 on November 26, 1927.   

FYI:  Soldier Field now only seats 61,000 -- the smallest football stadium in the National Football League.

Notre Dame has played eleven games at Soldier Field and the Irish are unbeaten!  The IRISH have given up only 72 points in eleven games at Soldier Field -- pitching three shutouts.   Offensively, Notre Dame scored 88 points in their first 9 games at Soldier Field and 84 in the last 2 games...

 Here's the scores of the previous eleven games:
  • 1924:  Notre Dame 13 -- Northwestern 6
  • 1927:  Notre Dame 7 -- USC 6
  • 1928:  Notre Dame 7 -- Navy 0
  • 1929:  Notre Dame 19 -- Wisconsin 0
  • 1929:  Notre Dame 19 -- Drake 7
  • 1929:  Notre Dame 13 -- USC 12
  • 1930:  Notre Dame 7 -- Army 6
  • 1931:  Notre Dame 0 -- Northwestern 0
  • 1942:  Notre Dame 13 -- Great Lakes 13
  • 1952:  Notre Dame 42 -- Northwestern 7
  • 1994:  Notre Dame 42 -- Northwestern 15

Tim Brown to Meet ND Fans on Saturday!

Former Notre Dame All-American Tim Brown -- will be located just east of Chicago's Field Museum from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM CT tomorrow (Saturday) with his HEISMAN TROPHY.  It's the 25th Anniversary of Tim's Heisman season at Notre Dame -- and the folks at Sports Illustrated and Nissan are putting on this event.


Notre Dame's Soldier Field Makeover: PHOTO!

Here's the first photo I've seen "tweeted" of Notre Dame's Soldier Field!  I like what we've done to the walls of the Stadium -- AWESOME!

Notre Dame's Chicago Pep Rally -- PHOTO!

Thousands of Notre Dame fans took over the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park this evening for the traditional Friday Pep Rally.  Here's a photo of The Band of the Fighting Irish on the stage.

This Video Will Fire You Up for MIAMI !!!

Notre Dame fans -- it's our time!


Chicago Weather: Notre Dame vs. Miami

The weather's looking pretty good for this weekend in Chicago!

The latest forecast has partly sunny skies with a very little chance for rain.  Here's the forecast for the big events this weekend:
  • Friday's Pep Rally:  51 degrees -- mostly cloudy
  • Saturday's Kick-Off:  47 degrees -- ZERO CHANCE OF RAIN


Miami Week: Coach Kelly With Media Thursday

The University of Notre Dame's head football coach Brian Kelly -- met with the media after practice yesterday for the last time before Saturday night's game with Miami.  Take a look!