Knute Rockne Items Up for Auction

Tom Noie | July 11, 2016

Rockne Statue

They sat inside a northern Indiana safe deposit box for more than two decades — two prized possessions that legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne carried with him when he died in a 1931 plane crash.

Every so often, be it on the March 31 anniversary of Rockne’s death in a Bazaar, Kan., field, or during the buildup of another big Irish football game or just because he felt like it, Michael Lopez would travel to the bank from his Valparaiso-area home, eye the items and wonder if it was time to find them a new home.

Thinking otherwise every time, Lopez would return the pieces to the safest of keepings, go back to his job at U.S. Steel in Gary and turn most of attention back to his true passion — Harley Davidsons.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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