The remains of Rockne relocated to Notre Dame's campus

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The remains of legendary Notre Dame Football Coach Knute Rockne and other family members have been moved to Cedar Grove Cemetery on Notre Dame's campus. Below is a statement from the University.

"At the request of the Rockne family, the University of Notre Dame was honored to assist with the disinterment of the remains of football player, coach and athletic director Knute Rockne and several Rockne family members from Highland Cemetery in South Bend and their subsequent burial at Cedar Grove Cemetery on campus. The prayers of the Church were offered for the repose of their souls upon their reinterment. Rockne's funeral mass was celebrated on April 4, 1931, at the University's Sacred Heart Church, now the Basilica of the Sacred Heart."

Rockne and seven other passengers tragically died in a plane crash a few miles west of Bazaar, Kansas on March 31, 1931.

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