Which university’s athletic teams are known collectively as the “Fighting Irish”?
Answer: Notre Dame’s athletic teams known collectively as the “Fighting Irish”. Just exactly where the moniker “Fighting Irish” came from is a matter of much debate and legend. One possibility is that the nickname is inherited from Irish immigrant soldiers who fought in the Civil War with the Union’s Irish Brigade. However, the most generally accepted explanation by the University is that the press coined the nickname in the 1920s as a characterization of Notre Dame’s athletic teams, of their never-say-die fighting spirit, and the Irish qualities of grit, determination, and tenacity.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the intercollegiate football team representing the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana. Wikipedia
Head coach: Brian Kelly
Other staff: Chip Long (OC); Clark Lea (DC); Brian Polian (ST)
Rivals: Michigan Wolverines football, USC Trojans football, Navy Midshipmen football, Miami Hurricanes football