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Unbeatable

Available anywhere books are sold: Unbeatable: Notre Dame’s 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football SeasonThey were an unlikely crew tasked with a seemingly impossible mission: restore Notre Dame’s place as a college football power. In 1988, led by a scrawny, bespectacled coach in Lou Holtz; an African-American quarterback from South Carolina in Tony Rice; and a ferocious defense, they returned the Fighting Irish to the top.

With original reporting and scores of interviews with players and coaches, along with detailed research and access to Notre Dame’s archives, Jerry Barca writes a gripping story of an unbelievable season and an amazing group of players, over 30 who signed with NFL teams. More than a “Notre Dame” book, Unbeatable is a compelling tale of the miraculous rebirth of perhaps the greatest program the sport has known. It is the unlikely story of a team that started as an underdog, but came together to make history.

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The Jerry Barca Podcast – John Branch

New York Times sports reporter, and Pulitzer Prize winner, John Branch talks about Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard, Branch’s first book. You can listen below … Continue reading

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Book Signing at Notre Dame for Stanford Weekend

  Jerry Barca will be signing copies of Unbeatable: Notre Dame’s 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season on campus this week at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. … Continue reading

Cary Chow

The Jerry Barca Podcast – Cary Chow

ESPN anchor Cary Chow discusses his unorthodox path from working at Costco and hosting a public access TV show in Southern California to broadcasting in Bristol. You can listen below … Continue reading

Get yourself a signed copy of Unbeatable.

Get Signed Copies of Unbeatable

You can now order a signed copy of Unbeatable. Looking for that gift, or something special for yourself? You can buy Unbeatable in hardcover or paperback and have it signed … Continue reading

Mike Vaccaro

The Jerry Barca Podcast – Mike Vaccaro

Mike Vaccaro, columnist for the New York Post, covered a lot of ground here: Roger Goodell, the New York Mets, Derek Jeter’s lasting impact, Bud Selig’s legacy, his time at … Continue reading

It started with the Greekside

On Nicknames, And Not Having One

I was having beers with Gorilla and Cracker, and I realized I’ve never had a nickname, at least never one that has stuck. The thoughts in my head went something … Continue reading

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Unbeatable Excerpt: A Thrilling Championship Season

This excerpt, which appears on ESPN.com, sets up the 1989 Fiesta Bowl showdown on New Year’s Day that led Notre Dame to the title and solidified quarterback Tony Rice as … Continue reading

Tony Rice

Praise for Unbeatable

    “I spent time with Jerry Barca, talking in-depth about that terrific 1988 season and my time as a coach at Notre Dame.  He captures all the hard work … Continue reading

     

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