Notre Dame bringing back green memories
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Notre Dame bringing back green memories

A weekend of upsets opens path for Irish to College Football Playoff berth

Photo: Joe Montana

Forty years ago this week, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish began an improbable rise from a mid-level ranking to a national title. The turning point was stunning upset of No. 5 USC in what is known as “The Green Jersey Game.”

Are the impish leprechauns perched on Notre Dame Stadium’s goal posts feeling nostalgic? ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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