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11/21/2013

The Greatest Month

November 1913 became a special, unforgettable ride for the Notre Dame football program.

11/21/2013

The Greatest Month

November 1913 became a special, unforgettable ride for the Notre Dame football program.

10/17/2013

And It Came To Pass

Gus Dorais to Knute Rockne became Notre Dame's original game-breakers.

09/26/2013

A Travel Party

Notre Dame's trip to Army in 1913 was an expedition unto itself.

09/19/2013

Ahead Of Schedule

Jesse Harper's hand was forced into finding games throughout the country for Notre Dame.

Harper attended the University of Chicago and played football under the immortal Amos Alonzo Stagg from 1902-06. He acquired his first coaching position the following season at Alma College in Michigan where he accumulated a 10-4-4 record from 1906-1908. In 1909 he moved to Wabash College in Indiana where he coached until 1913, leaving with a 15 9-2 record. In 1913 he became head coach and athletic director at Notre Dame, guiding the Irish to an undefeated season that first year. He resigned at the age of 33 in 1917 to live on his 20,000-acre ranch in Sitka, Kansas. His five-year record at Notre Dame stood 34-5-1. Harper was elected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1971.

Jesse Harper
Jesse  Harper

Position:
Head Coach 1913-1917

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Event Calendar

September 5
7:30 PM
vs Texas
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
Game Week Central
September 12
3:30 PM
at Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.

ABC
September 19
3:30 PM
vs Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
September 26
3:30 PM
vs Massachusetts
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
October 3
TBA
at Clemson
Clemson, S.C.

TBA
October 10
3:30 PM
vs Navy
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
October 17
7:30 PM
vs USC
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
October 31
TBA
at Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.(Lincoln Financial Field)

TBA

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