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The Notre Dame soccer program appropriately introduced on Friday – St. Patrick’s Day – that it’ll put on its inexperienced alternate jerseys in opposition to Ohio State on Sept. 23.
The Preventing Irish initially wore inexperienced jerseys as an alternative 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 Warfare II and from 1977-80, after they first wore white jerseys with inexperienced numbers on the street. 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 document in inexperienced dwelling jerseys or white street jerseys with inexperienced accents since 1983. They’re at present on a six-game successful streak in inexperienced uniforms.
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Some followers imagine the colour is cursed, although, as Notre Dame suffered heartbreaking losses to Boston School in 2002 and No. 1 USC in 2005, in addition to a blowout loss to the 14th-ranked Trojans in 2007. They had been additionally surprised at Michigan in 2011 whereas carrying street white throwback uniforms with inexperienced numbers.
Extra lately, the inexperienced uniforms have been related to the Shamrock Collection, together with wins over Military at Yankee Stadium in 2010, Maryland at FedEx Subject in 2011, No. 22 Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in 2013, Boston School at Fenway Park in 2015 and Military on the Alamodome in 2016.
Except for the primary win over the Black Knights, the Shamrock Collection uniforms had been distinctive and solely worn as soon as. The Preventing Irish subsequently reintroduced a regular 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 dwelling since a win over No. 13 Miami (Fla.) in 1980, which is notable because the Buckeyes will seemingly come to South Bend as a top-five staff.