|1918 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
|Head coach||Knute Rockne (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Cartier Field|
At age thirty, Knute Rockne made his head coaching debut on September 28 against Case (now Case Western Reserve) in Cleveland, Ohio. This team included George Gipp, Hunk Anderson, and Curly Lambeau, founder and head coach of the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
The schedule was curtailed from its usual 9 games to 6 due to the outbreak of the worldwide influenza epidemic. Therefore, no games were played during the month of October.
"On Oct. 11, Dr. Emil G. Freyermuth, the South Bend city health officer, issued an order forbidding all public gatherings until further notice. All schools, theaters, clubs, churches and other religious institutions were closed. Public funerals, meetings, dances and other events were canceled. The University of Notre Dame football team — led by coach Knute Rockne and including star player George Gipp — canceled several football games that month."
|September 28||at Case||W 26–6|
|November 2||at Wabash||Crawfordsville, IN||W 67–7|
|November 9||Great Lakes Navy||T 7–7|
|November 16||at Michigan Agricultural||L 7–13|
|November 23||at Purdue||W 26–6|
|November 28||at Nebraska||T 0–0|
- ↑ http://125.nd.edu/moments/this-day-in-history-rockne-takes-the-reins/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Notre Dame wins". Youngstown Vindicator ((Ohio)): p. 1, part 3. September 29, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=C-NRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OoUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6708%2C211205.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Notre Dame wins over Case, 26 to 6". Milwaukee Sentinel: p. 1, sports. September 29, 1918. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GJhRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bgoEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3472%2C4659107.
- ↑ Fosmoe, Margaret (October 1, 2018). "A century ago this fall, Spanish flu struck South Bend area hard". South Bend Tribune. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/history/a-century-ago-this-fall-spanish-flu-struck-south-bend/article_7e8313f5-99e6-5006-b3e2-95537f3a0f92.html. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
- ↑ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1918-schedule.html