The Valley News writes about a time long ago when Dartmouth’s football team took on Notre Dame. Notre Dame, currently one of the top teams in the country, lost January 7, 2013 to the University of Alabama in the BCS National Championship game.
It was in 1944, and with “a team loaded with older, more mature military-student players—known as “V-12” athletes—the Big Green was coming off a 6-1 record in 1943—losing only to Penn by a 7-6 count.
“Flushed with that success, Dartmouth went out and booked a home-and-away series for the next two years to upgrade its schedule with a high-profile, premier college program—the fighting Irish of Notre Dame.”
Read the full story, published 1/6/13 in the Valley News. (Go to “college sports” and scroll down to read the story.)