The Launchpad of Notre Dame

David Briggs | Dec. 31, 2012 | Toledo Blade

Notre Dame launchpad Toledo Blade 1902

The echoes awaken on the intersection of Spielbusch Avenue and Orange Street in downtown Toledo, behind the old stone-faced courthouse and on the grassy campus of the Civic Center Mall.

There is no mention that this spot downtown is a portal to football history, and perhaps that is fitting. Why should a game played on a raw, gray day 110 years ago before a crowd of 1,700 be remembered?

But of all places, this ground is where a little-known Indiana university that would become the most famous brand in college athletics played one of its most important games.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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