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1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Artwork: Men's Dri-Power T-shirt

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Color: athletic heather

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The Leprechaun was not always the official mascot of Notre Dame. Notre Dame was able to test drive a few other nicknames before landing on the Fighting Irish. In the 1800’s, the university's teams were dubbed the “Catholics,” shocker. The Catholics evolved to the Ramblers or Rovers in the 1920’s due to Notre Dame’s not yet popularized way of traveling near and far to compete. In 1927, Notre Dame officially became the Fighting Irish, but was originally paired with Irish terriers. In 1960, the Irish cheerleaders added the leprechaun to their cheering lineup. The Leprechaun was named the official mascot in 1965. Prior to the age of the leprechaun, Notre Dame had enough animal mascots for a small petting zoo.
Product details
This comfortable everyday vintage t-shirt is great for any occasion and allows you to proudly wear imagery not frequently seen on current-day sport or alumni merchandise. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color. It’s athletic, moisture-wicking fabric provides all-day comfort.
  • 5.4 oz. 50/50 cotton/polyester, pre-shrunk jersey
  • Regular Fit, lightweight material, moisture wicking
  • Advanced moisture management and odor control
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping and 2-needle hemmed sleeves and bottom
  • Seamless 1x1 rib collar with 2-needle cover-stitching on front neck
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