Sunday, March 20, 2011

On this day in Sports

 For those of you lazy bums, we got another full day of college basketball to watch. Tomorrow I'll do an extensive post discussing the results of the round of 32 and the upcoming Sweet 16. My bracket aint doing so hot but there are some bright spots so stay tuned. As for today though, i leave you with what happened on this day in the past:

1897 - The first intercollegiate basketball game that used five players per team was held. The contest was Yale versus Pennsylvania. Yale won by a score of 32-10.

1911 - The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in New York City.

1914 - The first international figure skating championship was held in New Haven, CT.

1918 - The Toronto Arenas beat the Vancouver Millionaires to become the first NHL team to compete in the Stanley Cup Finals.

1948 - The University of Michigan beat Dartmouth to win the first NCAA men's hockey championship.

1968 - Wilt Chamberlain became the first center in NBA history to lead the league with assists. He ended the season with 702 for an average of 8.6.

1971 - For the first time in NHL history two brothers faced each other in goal. Ken Dryden (Montreal Canadiens) beat Dave Dryden (Buffalo Sabres) 5-2.

1981 - NFL owners adopted a disaster plan for re-stocking a team should a club be involved in a fatal accident.

1989 - It was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation.

1990 - The Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33.

1992 - Kenny Bernstein became the first drag racer to break the 300mph barrier. He averaged 301.7mph in a qualifying run at the National Hot Rod Association's Gatornationals.

2004 - Wade Belak (Toronto Maple Leafs) slashed Ossi Vaananen (Colorado Avalanche) in the face. Belak was later suspended by the NHL for 8 games for attempt to injure.

2005 - LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) became the youngest, at age 20 years and 80 days, NBA player to score 50 points in a game (56). The Cavaliers lost the game to the Toronto Raptors 105-98. The 56-point performance by James was a franchise record.

2005 - Major league baseball players and owners agreed to remove fines a possible discipline for positive testing of steroids. This left suspensions as the only punishment.

Thanks !!!


  1. oh yea the good ol 2005 baseball thing i remember it clearly

  2. Wow, the blast from the past was awesome!

    I actually remember some of these!

  3. reading stuff like this is so weird and interesting lol!

  4. This is an interesting bit of history! Great blog.


  5. Very interesting history, thanks!

  6. great backgroud, dude.
    +1 follower.

  7. National Squash Association, I wonder how far they've come. That 100 year anniversary party must've been nuts!

  8. great post. looking forward to reading your next one

  9. super amazing. i had no clue at all tbh

  10. interesting....shame there's not any real sports like football mentioned..