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Keeping It Loose
Keeping It Loose (4 Formats) ›
By Mike Brey, By John Heisler, Foreword by Jay Bilas

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781629375977

Estimated Release Date Nov 2018

Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey hasn't donned a tie since his introductory press conference in 2000, opting instead for mock turtlenecks and open collars. He's even been known to go without a shirt at all—fans might recall a bare-chested Brey with a lei around his neck celebrating his team's 2017 Maui Invitational title. But the self-described "loosest coach in America" is also one of the country's best. When the former Duke assistant and Delaware head coach took over the program following Matt Doherty's departure for North Carolina, Notre Dame had not reached the NCAA Tournament in a decade. Under Brey, the Irish have qualified for the Big Dance 12 times in 17 seasons, reaching the Elite 8 in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, Brey passed the legendary Digger Phelps to become the winningest coach in program history. In Keeping It Loose, Brey reflects on his remarkable life and career, from his high school years in Maryland playing for the legendary Morgan Wootten to his time as an assistant under Mike Krzyzewski to finally building a national contender at Notre Dame. Brey shares insider stories and memories of Fighting Irish stars ranging from Troy Murphy and Luke Harangody to Jerian Grant and Bonzie Colson.
100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (4 Formats) ›
By John Heisler, Foreword by Bryant Young, Foreword by Frank Stams
Trade Paper Price 14.95

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600788727

Published Oct 2013

The storied Notre Dame football program has long been full of pride and passionate fans, as the Fighting Irish have provided decades of incredible memories for its legion of alumni and followers, and author John Heisler captures this tradition and others in this essential fanbook. Created for the serious football fan who wants to enhance their Fighting Irish IQ, this book reveals special stories and experiences from fans and memorable moments about past and present players and coaches. As a longtime ND employee in the sports information and athletic departments, author John Heisler shares what’s really important and he touches on some of the most famous games, players, and traditions in Fighting Irish history, including Knute Rockne’s “Win One for the Gipper” speech, the team’s game day walk from the Basilica to Notre Dame Stadium, Joe Montana’s legendary comeback performance in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, Indiana State Police Sergeant Tim McCarthy’s public safety messages, and the team’s storybook and inspirational 2012 season. From singing the Notre Dame Fight Song at the Friday night pep rally at the Joyce Center to taking in a game at historic Notre Dame Stadium, this guidebook covers all there is to Irish football, making a must read for any fan.
Faith Restored
Faith Restored (4 Formats) ›
By John Heisler, Foreword by Brian Kelly
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600788611

Published Sep 2013

A 35-year veteran of Notre Dame’s athletic department chronicles one of the most exciting seasons in Fighting Irish football history, providing details on the team’s rise to a number 1 ranking and offering insights and anecdotes on team stars like Everett Golson and Manti Te’o as well as AP Coach of the Year Brian Kelly. Taking readers inside the locker room, to the practice field, and on the sidelines for game days, this book covers all aspects of the historic season—from the season opening with over Navy in Dublin, Ireland and the thrilling overtime win over Stanford to the ousting of rival USC to complete a perfect, undefeated season and secure a spot in the national championship game. Providing unprecedented access to the Notre Dame football program, this guide includes interviews with Irish coaches and staff, making it the book no Domer will want to be without.
Always Fighting Irish
Always Fighting Irish (3 Formats) ›
By John Heisler, By Tim Prister
Trade Paper Price 18.95

Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781600787546

Published Aug 2012

Drawing insight from nearly 100 former players, coaches, and others directly tied to this storied and revered school, fans will read firsthand accounts about what being a part of the legendary football program means. The ultimate compendium of everything that is special about the University of Notre Dame and Fighting Irish football, this book includes the memories of everyone from John Lujack, Joe Montana, and Aaron Taylor, as well as other Fighting Irish greats. Some highlights include the 100 most important moments in Notre Dame football history, beloved landmarks and hang outs from the Notre Dame campus and South Bend area, the greatest players in the history of the program, and of course, the championship seasons. Fans will relish these retellings of the moments, games, and teams by the dozens of former players, coaches, and fans that are best qualified to share them.
100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (3 Formats) ›
By John Heisler
PDF Price 11.99

PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781623681937

Published Aug 2009

With traditions, records, and Fighting Irish lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Notre Dame fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Notre Dame covers the game day walk from the Basilica to the Stadium, Joe Montana's legendary comeback performance in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, and the history of the green jersey tradition.
Greatest Moments in Notre Dame Football History
Greatest Moments in Notre Dame Football History (2 Formats) ›
By John Heisler, Foreword by Chris Zorich
PDF Price 29.99

PDF, Hardcover & DVD

ISBN 9781623686352

Published Aug 2008

To be a fan of the Fighting Irish is to revere the tradition, understand the legend, and experience the pageantry of Notre Dame—all for the glory in the end zone. This collection illuminates the team's storied victories and dignified defeats, and proves once and for all why this school is the one by which all other college football programs are judged. Even the most casual Notre Dame football fans can recount the greatest Irish games: the landmark home victories over top-ranked teams in 1988 and 1993, the unforgettable 10-10 tie with Michigan State in 1966, Harry Oliver's epic 51-yard field goal, and the long list of bowl wins against the likes of Texas, Alabama, West Virginia, Colorado, Texas A&M, and Florida. Not to be overlooked is the birth of the Four Horsemen, the "Win One for the Gipper" game, plus four straight seasons under Frank Leahy without a loss. Games are recounted in rich detail, supported by statistics, scoring summaries, and memorable quotations from the coaches and players involved. A bonus highlight DVD includes interviews and historic footage of some of the greatest Fighting Irish moments.
"Then Ara Said to Joe. . ."
"Then Ara Said to Joe. . ." (3 Formats) ›
By John Heisler
PDF Price 11.99

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ISBN 9781623681784

Published Aug 2007

Written for every sports fan who follows the Fighting Irish, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the Notre Dame locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes comments from Ara Parseghian, Ziggie Czarobski, and Frank Leahy, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.
Echoes of Notre Dame Football
Echoes of Notre Dame Football (4 Formats) ›
Edited by John Heisler, Foreword by Charlie Weis
Cloth Price 19.95

Cloth, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

ISBN 9781572437456

Published Sep 2005

Bringing the history of the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish to life, this record details the team's landmark games and legendary personalities. Compiled are accounts from sportswriters over the past century that document the most memorable games, profile coaching and playing legends, uncover the mystique of Fighting Irish football, and explain the Notre Dame phenomenon.