is an index to the
various and continually growing number of pages on the website. Most of
the information relates directly to Rockne — such as his intruction to
football of the "shift"
and the "forward pass"
and his connection with the Studebaker
company. There is a page on "The
Four Horsemen" (backfielders Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, James
Crowley, and Elmer Layden) and one on George
Gipp ("the Gipper.") There's also a page on the movie
immortalizing Rockne's pep talk in which he alluded to the Gipper's dying
exhortation. There are links to sites relating to Voss,
Norway, from which Rockne immigrated at the age of 5. The website is presented
by Birger Rokne, a lifelong
resident of Voss and a distant relative of the man born Knut Rokne. Be
sure to read the author's touching account of his trip to the U.S., "In
the footsteps of Knute Rockne." This
is by far the most comprehensive source of information on Rockne on the
on the "Notre Dame Official Athletic Site."
The "Go Norway" website presents a biography of Rockne capturing his inventiveness and versatility.
Offers texts of two speeches, including the "win one for the Gipper" pep talk, accompanied by a still from the movie in which Irishman Pat O'Brien portrayed the Norwegian Rockne. (That's OK -- the Vikings did set up shop in Ireland, and O'Brien was probably a descendant of theirs.) It has photos, including one of Ronald Reagan impersonating George Gipp, and the article in which the reference to the Four Horsemen originated.
Compton Encyclopedia entry on Rockne.
Three paragraphs on Rockne from Jim and Judy Head's website.
biography. The page was created by Rob Suter.
Mini-biography from ThinkQuest.
Thumbnail biography and links.
Article by Ray Robinson on Columbia University's website
Oregon State University Atheletics provides this article by Kip Carlson.
adopted land paid tribute to Knute Rockne in 1988 with a stamp bearing
his name and likeness.
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