email On March 2nd, in Sports History… 1927, Babe Ruth becomes baseball’s highest paid player at a salary of $70,000 per year. 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in an NBA game for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, […]
email 1968 – The first ABA All-Star Game in Indianapolis. The East beats the West 126-120. 1977 – The Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 32–14 to win their first Super Bowl. The game was played on January 9, 1977, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Oakland gained a Super […]
email 1920 – The New York Yankees paid the Boston Red Sox $125,000 for Babe Ruth 1971 In the NFC title game the Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers 17 -10, and the Baltimore Colts previal over the Oakland Raiders 27-17 in the AFC. 2002 – The of Miami Hurricanes beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers […]
email The “Immaculate Reception.” In 1972, occurred in the AFC divisional playoff game of the between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Steelers were trailing in the last thirty seconds of the game. Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw threw a pass attempt to John Fuqua. […]
email In 1992, Jerry Rice caught his record-setting 101st NFL touchdown pass. The Heisman Trophy was awarded to Ernie Davis of Syracuse in 1961, Archie Griffin of Ohio State in 1975, and to Vinny Testaverde of Miami in 1986. The other finalists were Paul Palmer from Temple, future Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, and the popular […]
email 1966 – The Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants in the highest scoring game in NFL history at 113 points. Redskins HB A.D. Whitfield had three touchdowns on the day, leading all players, including a 63-yard run in the first quarter plus a one-yard run and five-yard pass reception from QB Sonny Jurgensen […]
email 1996 – The Toronto Argonauts defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 43-37 to win the 84th Grey Cup at Ivor Wynne Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. The game is notable for the heavy snowfall that took place, resulting in the game being dubbed “The Snow Bowl”.
email 1986 – Top contender Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas to win his first heavyweight boxing title.