Knute Rockne Memorial Gymnasium

“The Rock” was built in memory of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach from 1918 to 1931 and, by percentage, the winningest coach in college football. This recreational facility for students, faculty, and staff opened in 1937. It contains a swimming pool, weight rooms, and courts for handball, basketball, squash, and racquetball.

One fixture of popular attention at the Rockne Memorial is a bronze bust of the coach around which a tradition has grown up: Visitors have been known to line up to touch Knute’s nose for good luck.

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