were the only two times we played USC in Soldier Field. I caught a glimpse of the scoreboard that had "SC" and "ND." It is possible that the footage includes ND-Army at Soldier Field in 1930, but it's difficult to tell in black and white.
That must have been Field Turf. Just tough to see in the grainy video.
It's just too hard to grow grass these days. Times have changed. We need to move on.
Ever heard of Rockne, Leahy, Parseghian? Morons.
Edit to add: Credit to The Princess Bride, in case anyone does not immediately get the reference.
"Crazy Train" was Rockne's favorite song. He always insisted it be played often and very loud. Rockne always wanted to drown out the marching band. Rockne always said that a live marching band had no business at a Notre Dame Football game
Jump to 5:50 of this video. Of course, back in the Cartier Field days, ND partisans couldn't enjoy such tunes until they got home to the old victrola.
field? At about 2:31 mark it looks like a dog running on the field. Mascot maybe?
Think of all the alumns who could buy into the ND lineage by having son of son of Clashmore Mike the XXI.
Offset the season tickets reductions.
Can you imagine being a referee and trying to call possession after a fumble??
Geez, you'd have to check their driver's licenses.
on B&W emulsion.
mostly because early tvs didn't have color, so you couldn't tell blue from red from green, so they made one team have to wear white for the cheapskates who didn't buy a ticket.
I know a few wore white as early as the 1930s. But ND didn't first wear white until 1955, I believe. Oddly enough, that was for a home game, the opener against SMU. I think it's the only time ND ever has worn white at ND Stadium.
Green used to be ND's counterpart to white. ND wore green on the road as late as 1962 (look for photos at linked ChiTrib archive story) at USC and 1963 at Purdue (see below clip).
when it got put into the rule book, however.
and the specific rule required the visiting team to wear white in all games. This was a change from custom for schools like LSU and Georgia Tech, which had worn white at home for years. (GT did wear gold jerseys at home and on the road versus ND from 1968-1970; ND wore white in the 1969 road game and blue at home in 1968 and 1970. GT wore white at home vs. ND in 1967, 1974, 1976, 1978, and 1980.)
Before 1983, I doubt there was a rule in place, unless it said the teams' jerseys had to sufficiently contrast. USC and UCLA always had worn their "home" jerseys when they played one another. UCLA also frequently wore their powder blues when other opponents wore their "home" colors -- e.g., against Ohio State both in the 1975 regular season in LA and the 1976 Rose Bowl. And the last time I recall a visiting team at ND wearing "home" jerseys was 1978, when Tennessee wore orange and lost to green-clad ND.
The following year in Knoxville, ND wore white (and got shellacked in Devine's worst defeat as ND coach).
After the 1980 game at GT (a depressing 3-3 tie), ND didn't wear "home" jerseys on the road again until 1997 at LSU, the year the rule was changed to permit the home team to wear white if the visitors consented.