Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Notre Dame football.

Saturday, September 30

A Little Trivia For You

OK, you probably know that Notre Dame and Purdue play for the Shillelagh Trophy, but do you know why?

Sure, some wise guy will say he doesn’t care, stick to something important, but who worries about what wise guy thinks.

Anyway, the Shillelagh Trophy started in 1957. The trophy was donated by Joe McLaughlin, a merchant seaman and Notre Dame fan who brought the club from Ireland.

Notre Dame has won it 31 times to Purdue’s 18.

And now you know.


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