Notre Dame Stadium has been the home for the University of Notre Dame football program known as the Fighting Irish since its opening in 1930.
The stadium is known for its view of “Touchdown Jesus”, a large mural of resurrected Jesus by Millard Sheets that is visible from the stadium and had the nickname given by the fans. The venue can hold over 80000 fans on game nights but if one prefers more indoors activity, then getting Notre Dame Fighting Irish tickets for basketball might be a great choice.
Edmund P. Joyce Center is the venue where the Fighting Irish play basketball. The venue has been in use since 1968 and can accommodate over 9000 fans.
Football arrived to the University of Notre Dame in 1887 and the program is starting as Independent in NCAA Division I-A independent schools. Basketball program is a member of Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA Division I which they joined in 2013.
The colours of the university are gold and navy blue, the mascot representing Fighting Irish is Notre Dame leprechaun, a student chosen annually that is dressed in a cutaway green suit.
The main rivals of the Fighting Irish are USC Trojans, Navy Midshipmen, Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans.
The Fighting Irish are one of the most iconic and successful programs in college sports, holding the highest winning percentage among college football programs and have 13 national championships to their name with further 11 being unclaimed.
University of Notre Dame holds the record of Heisman Trophy winners with 7 players winning that award. To date the Fighting Irish have an all- time record of 892-313-42 and appeared in 35 Bowl games having a combined record of 17-18, playing their last Bowl game at Fiesta Bowl in 2016 that resulted in a loss to Ohio State.
With so much success there is plenty of past players that made to NFL and have had great careers there given that nearly 500 players were drafted out of the program since NFL drafting began. There were over 65 first rounders and five first picks chosen through the years.
13 Fighting Irish became Pro Football Hall of Famers and one of the most known players is Joe Montana, a quarterback who led the 49ers to four Super Bowls on the way winning three Super Bowl MVP awards, two NFL MVP, 8 nominations to Pro Bowls, twice leading the league in passing touchdowns among many other achievements.
Basketball program has not had that much success through the years but the Fighting Irish were retroactively awarded two national championships from the Helms Foundation.
To date, the University of Notre Dame took part in 35 NCAA tournament reaching the Final Four once in 1978. They were once conference tournament champions and have one conference regular season title in their trophy cabinet.
It is not a surprise that there isn’t many Fighting Irish in the history of NBA. There were few players that tried to make it work and couple managed to play in NBA for some time including Matt Carroll who spent some seasons on few NBA rosters and his biggest accomplishment was being named MVP of NBA Development League.
It’d be a surprise to see the football program not to be a yearly challenger with a such a long history of success but basketball is yet to make a bigger impact among the college basketball teams.