Home > Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...
Click image to enlarge 633634
Hide image list »

Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item # 633634

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918 

* Knute Rockne named head coach
* Note Dame Fighting Irish
* NCAA college football

Here is a terrific report for any Notre Dame fan. A small one column headlines near the bottom of page 12 announces: "NEW NOTRE DAME COACH" "Rockne Appointed to Succeed Harper as Athletic Director" which tells of the hiring of Knute Rockne as the new coach for the Fighting Irish. Rockne would put Notre Dame on the map as a football powerhouse.
Searches in other newspapers for this report were unsuccessful, giving us reason to believe the Times was one of just a few newspapers to report this event.
The complete 22 page issue, 3 binding holes at the blank spine margin, even toning, some chipping at the margins, should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century