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The beginning of a great career… The Traveler…

A few days ago I journeyed to New York City by the way of The New York Times dated September 29, 1918 [1] where I noticed the small report: “Notre Dame Beats Case,” which included in part, “…Notre Dame to a standstill in the two opening periods, the Case elevenĀ and Notre Dame won 26 to 6… Coach Rockne immediately pulled out two members of his backfield and sent in Bahan and Gipps… with Gipps inĀ the stellar role ripped through the Case defense for two more touchdowns. Another tally came in the final period.”

This was Knute Rockne’s first game as head coach at Notre Dame. The report was probably not significant as Notre Dame was not yet the powerhouse team as they are today.

~The Traveler