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"The Four Horsemen" by Grantland Rice (New York Herald Tribune, 18 October 1924)
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again." This is the beginning to one of Rice's most famous articles. He details how the Four Horsemen and the 1924 football team defeated rival Army. The team would go on to win Notre Dame's first National Championship with a win over Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

Knute Rockne's "Win One for the Gipper" Speech
During halftime of the 1928 Notre Dame vs. Army football game, coach Knute Rockne supposedly gave this "Win One for the Gipper" speech to inspire the mediocre team. Although historians believe that it is doubtful that Rockne's version of Gipp's last words was true, Notre Dame did win the game against Army. This is the transcript of the dialogue from the movie Knute Rockne - All American.

Knute Rockne's Recreation of a Pep Speech (circa late 1920s)
Football coach Knute Rockne was the consummate showman. He used various forms of media to promote himself, his football team, and his school, the University of Notre Dame. This speech was not for any particular game or situation, but instead showed Rockne's general motivational techniques with his players.




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