Echoes of Notre Dame Football

ISBN: 9781570717635

Published: 09/01/2001

Relive the greatest moments in the history of Notre Dame football, in text and on two audio CDs.

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See and Hear the Legends of Notre Dame Football

Experience all the excitement and human drama that sports has to offer. For casual fans, lifelong boosters and anyone who just loves great stories, Echoes of Notre Dame Football is an action-packed romp through the most exciting moments and legendary characters in collegiate sports.

Simply put, Notre Dame is college football. Its legends and stars include Knute Rockne, "the Gipper," and the "Four Horsemen"; Joe Theismann and Joe Montana; Ara Parseghian and Paul Hornung; Jerome Bettis and Raghib "Rocket" Ismail.

In the thrilling tradition of And The Crowd Goes Wild, author Joe Garner takes you into the stadium on gameday. Through vivid stories and rare photos, Echoes of Notre Dame Football brings the action on the field to life.

More amazing are two compact discs featuring the actual broadcasts of the Fighting Irish in action, plus the voices of Notre Dame coaching legends like Harper, Rockne, Parseghian, Devine and Holtz and Irish warriors Gus Dorais, Donald Miller, Jim Crowley, Dick Lynch, Tim Brown and more.

Relive the most thrilling moments in Notre Dame football history and hear the actual broadcasts, including:
--The Heisman Winners
--Johnny Lujack, Paul Hornung, Tim Brown and Others Show Why They Were Among Notre Dame’s Record 7 Heisman Winners
--Montana’s Chicken Soup Heroics: Joe Montana, Sidelined with the Flu, Returns to Lead the Irish Back from 22 Points Behind to Beat Houston in the 1979 Cotton Bowl
--Notre Dame Beats Miami: Notre Dame Knocks Off No. 1 Miami 31–30, Going on to Win the 1988 National Championship
--Wooden Bats Away the Seminoles: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Notre Dame in 1993--the "Game of the Century"
--The greatest voices of Notre Dame, like Joe Boland, Tony Roberts and Al Wester
--Ronald Reagan paying special tribute to Knute Rockne and the Fighting Irish
--Plus, you’ll hear actor Martin Sheen’s original reading from Grantland Rice’s immortal "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse"

About the Author

Joe Garner

Author Joe Garner is a twenty-year veteran of the radio business, including eleven years as an executive with Westwood One, the international radio syndication company and owner of the NBC Radio Networks and Mutual Broadcasting System. He is president of Garner Creative Concepts. His expertise on the media's coverage of major events has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, CBS Up-to-the-Minute and hundreds of radio programs nationwide. He is also the author of And The Crowd Goes Wild and And The Fans Roared, featuring the words, images and actual audio from the greatest moments in sports history. Compact disc narrator Bill Kurtis has been earning the respect of viewers, colleagues and competitors in television journalism for over thirty years. His career has touched every facet of the most influential medium in our lives. Millions of viewers now join him each weeknight as he presents hour-long, in-depth documentaries on the A&E Network. His earlier broadcast career was spent with CBS, as an anchorman at WBBM-TV in Chicago and correspondent and anchor for CBS News in Los Angeles and New York. Currently, his creative efforts are focused on Kurtis Productions, Ltd., and he has become one of the country's foremost producers of documentaries for television. Bill is executive producer of three award-winning, prime-time series for the A&E Network: the Peabody Award-winning science adventure series, The New Explorers with Bill Kurtis, and the highly acclaimed Investigative Reports and American Justice. His first book, Bill Kurtis on Assignment, features accounts of his international reporting accompanied by over one hundred of his photographs.


Table of Contents

Foreword by Ara Parseghian
Knute Rockne, All-American
The Four Horsemen; October 18, 1924
The Original "Game of the Century"; November 2, 1935
A Heisman History
Notre Dame Ends Oklahoma Winning Streak; November 16, 1957
The Great Irish Coaches
Perkowski Kicks Twice to Beat Syracuse; November 18, 1961
10–10 Tie for the National Championship; November 19, 1966
Theismann Runs Over No. 1 Texas; January 1, 1971
The Trojan War: The Notre Dame–USC Rivalry
Clements and the Irish Beat ’Bama in the 1973 Sugar Bowl; December 31, 1973
End of an "Ara": The 1975 Orange Bowl; January 1, 1975
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! ; November 8, 1975
Irish Beat Campbell and Texas in the 1978 Cotton Bowl; January 2, 1978
Montana’s Chicken Soup Heroics; January 1, 1979
Harry O’ Gets the Call; September 20, 1980
Irish Upset No. 1 Pitt; November 6, 1982
Notre Dame Beats Miami in 1988; October 15, 1988
The Eleventh National Championship; January 2, 1989
The Rocket Takes Off; September 16, 1989
Irish Win the Cheerios Bowl; January 1, 1992
The Snow Bowl: Penn State vs. Notre Dame; November 14, 1992
Wooden Bats Away Charlie Ward and No. 1 Seminoles; November 13, 1993
The Notre Dame Spirit
Afterword by Joe Theismann


Notre Dame Beats Miami in 1988
Disc 2, Track 10
October 15, 1988

While not the longest running, nor the most significant of Notre Dame football matchups, the Miami Hurricanes became as bi...

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Format: Hardcover

Length: 10.5 in
Width: 10.5 in
Weight: 46.00 oz
Page Count: 176 pages


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