Notre Dame wins National Championship
Armed with several new robots, Notre Dame defeated Purdue-Kokomo in the semifinals and took down Valparaiso 39-21 in an exciting national championship game to reclaim the Brian Hederman trophy.
- Semifinal 1: Notre Dame beat Purdue-Kokomo 42-6
- Semifinal 2: Valparaiso beat Ohio Northern 54-6
- Consolation: Ohio Northern beat Purdue-Kokomo 19-14
- Championship: Notre Dame beat Valparaiso 39-21
Six teams competed in the 2019 combine, with Valparaiso winning the entire event. Notable performances included Mt. Union winning the quarterback challenge and ONU winning the push test.
Partnership with Penn Robotics
At the end of the fall semester, members of the robotic football team met with students involved in the robotics program at Penn High School during the annual Christmas party. Students from both teams shared information about their past and upcoming projects, and plans were made for Notre Dame students to help the Penn students when their season begins.
Robotic Football Class Project Summary
During the fall semester, a subset of the Notre Dame Robotic Football Team undertook the task of redesigning the standard base for the linemen. This project ended successfully, with a new design ready to be put into action when the season resumes after winter break.
Notre Dame vs. Valparaiso (Exhibition) Fall 2018
Valparaiso and Notre Dame squared off in an exhibition game on October 27th, 2018. The game was played in the Stepan Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Being a rematch of last year's championship game, it is safe to say there were high expectations for this contest. While the game started out close, Valparaiso pulled ahead to a 28-10 lead at halftime and cruised to a 48-22 victory over the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame looks to rebound and will use what they've learned to make big improvements come tournament time in April.
2018-2019 Season Begins
With the 2018-2019 school year comes another season of robotic football! Coming off of a disappointing loss to Valparaiso in the championship last year, Notre Dame Robotic Football looks to make big changes to get itself back to the championship game.