The Notre Dame soccer program appropriately introduced on Friday – St. Patrick’s Day – that it’s going to put on its inexperienced alternate jerseys towards Ohio State on Sept. 23.
The Preventing Irish initially wore inexperienced jerseys as a substitute of their conventional navy in 1921 as a approach to distinguish gamers from opponents carrying related colours, although there are durations all through their historical past the place inexperienced was thought of their major look.
That features a 15-year interval following World Battle II and from 1977-80, once they first wore white jerseys with inexperienced numbers on the highway. The second stint notably started with a 49-19 win over No. 5 USC, when Notre Dame wore blue throughout warmups however had inexperienced jerseys ready within the locker room.
Since then, inexperienced has solely been worn often, with the Preventing Irish posting a 11-6 file in inexperienced house jerseys or white highway jerseys with inexperienced accents since 1983. They’re at the moment on a six-game profitable streak in inexperienced uniforms.
Some followers imagine the colour is cursed, although, as Notre Dame suffered heartbreaking losses to Boston Faculty in 2002 and No. 1 USC in 2005, in addition to a blowout loss to the 14th-ranked Trojans in 2007. They have been additionally surprised at Michigan in 2011 whereas carrying highway white throwback uniforms with inexperienced numbers.
Extra lately, the inexperienced uniforms have been related to the Shamrock Sequence, together with wins over Military at Yankee Stadium in 2010, Maryland at FedEx Area in 2011, No. 22 Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in 2013, Boston Faculty at Fenway Park in 2015 and Military on the Alamodome in 2016.
Other than the primary win over the Black Knights, the Shamrock Sequence uniforms have been distinctive and solely worn as soon as. The Preventing Irish subsequently reintroduced a typical inexperienced alternate throughout a win over Florida State in 2018, then wore those self same uniforms in a win over Cal final fall.
Notre Dame has not knocked off a ranked opponent whereas carrying inexperienced uniforms at house since a win over No. 13 Miami (Fla.) in 1980, which is notable because the Buckeyes will possible come to South Bend as a top-five crew.