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The Fighting Irish on the Air: The History of Notre Dame Football  Broadcasting by Paul Gullifor

Fighting Back - The Rocky 
Bleier Story by Rocky Bleier and Terry O'Neil
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Volume 4  No.9                                                              May 2002

On the east side entrance to Sacred Heart Basilica is an archway with these words carved in stone: God Country Notre Dame. The archway was built to honor those sons of Notre Dame who were lost in WWI. Rocky Bleier, the subject of this month's Irish Reveries newsletter, is a man whose life is defined by this trinity of ideals. As a player for Notre Dame he was a team captain, and a starter on the 1966 National Championship team. He unselfishly put his pro football career on hold and was seriously wounded in the jungles of Viet Nam. With a singular belief in himself and his God he not only fought back to overcome severe injuries but was an integral part of four Super Bowl winning teams with the Pittsburgh Steelers. As one writer said: "Rocky Bleier is the stuff of which heroes are made - and I don't just mean football heroes."

This month's edition of Out of Bounds will feature a story about Rocky from their book of anecdotes.

Shenanigans will feature great stories about the Era of Ara

Campus Life this month is an article about an alum who returned to Normandy and Omaha Beach.

Semper Victurus - an article from the Scholastic in which team captain Rocky Bleier reviews the 1967 season.

Herb's Archive features the article about Rocky's visit to the Pro Football Hall of fame to dedicate an exhibit that honors NFL players who served their country


Great new products! Tony Rice signed photographs and mini helmets, Kevin McDougal mini's, signed Tim Brown Heisman balls, Stadium bricks, and more.

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Irish Legends also welcomes Notre Dame campus welcome artist Paula Bixby. 
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Rocky Bleier goes over the top for a gain against Michigan State in 1966.

Rocky Bleier goes over the top for a gain against Michigan State in 1966.

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JOE MONTANA  15 Inch Bronze football statue. Statue is a numbered, limited edition. The jersey number is 16, but the throwing motion and helmet are pure Irish gold. 



Irish Reveries Newsletter

picture of author Reflections From the Dome
May 20 2002
Reflections will feature excerpts from books with stories and memoirs about the history of Notre Dame.
picture of author Out of Bounds
May 20
Features feature monthly excerpts from Out of Bounds, the anecdotal history of Notre Dame football.
picture of author Shenanigans
May 20
Features humorous stories from the gridiron and campus. 
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Campus Life
May 20

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


Herb's Archive
May 20
Herb Juliano was the curator of the International Sports and Games Collection at Notre Dame, researcher for the Notre Dame Sports Information Department, and author of a wonderful memoir, Notre Dame Odyssey. The following stories are excerpted from his book and archives.
Memorabilia Collectibles
May 20
Featured here are items from my memorabilia collection. They range from items for the serious collector like Heisman Trophy balls and Knute Rockne Commemorative lithographs to fun pieces like '79 Cotton Bowl mugs and autographed cards and photo's.
picture of author Semper Victurus
May 20
Semper Victurus will feature excerpts taken from the archives of Notre Dame's long time campus magazine, The Scholastic. 


A Cave of Candles A Cave of Candles
May 20
A Cave of Candles: Stories from the Grotto. A new column with inspirational stories from the book Grotto Stories.

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