Bring On the Irish!
So, yesterday’s news about Notre Dame joining the Atlantic Coast Conference got me trying to remember the major moments in U.Va.-Notre Dame athletic history. I knew that Notre Dame eliminated the Cavaliers from last season’s NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament, ending the quest for a repeat national championship, so there was that.
I recalled that we played them in a big men’s basketball game during the Ralph Sampson era, so I Googled it and found, uh, the results weren’t so good:
I thought the ‘Hoos had played them in football at some point, too, so I looked that up. I discovered that U.Va. and Notre Dame met in the 1989 Kickoff Classic in East Rutherford, N.J., with the Irish coming off an undefeated season and Virginia unknowingly bound for an ACC championship that year.
That didn’t turn out so well, either:
OK, so anyone have any GOOD memories of playing Notre Dame in anything?