The first game ever played in this iconic stadium was on October 4, 1930, when Knute Rockne’s Fighting Irish defeated SMU 20-14. Notre Dame would go undefeated that season and win the national championship – one of nine Notre Dame teams to win the championship since the stadium opened. Seven Heisman winners, including the legendary Paul Hornung called this stadium home; as did non-Heisman... Continue reading
Between 1923 and 1930, Bobby Jones dominated the game of golf, winning 13 of 21 major championships he entered. In 1926, Jones became the only amateur to win both the U.S. and British Open championships in the same year, receiving a ticker tape parade down Broadway in New York City. In 1930, Jones accomplished the unthinkable by winning the U.S. and British Open and Amateur Championships all in... Continue reading
On March 26, 1973, Bill Walton had one of the most memorable single game performances in college basketball history. The UCLA Bruins, coached by the legendary John Wooden, had won 6 consecutive championships, and were going for lucky # 7 in St. Louis, as they faced Memphis State in the 1973 title game. UCLA’s Bill Walton miraculously made 21 out of 22 field goal attempts and led all scorers with... Continue reading
Most of us remember baseball players for their power, speed, pitching, or defensive prowess. However, throughout the sport’s history, some players are better remembered for other more unique reasons. For example, over the years there have been a handful of players who have stood out for their eccentric personalities and antics. Here are some of those players: Bill “The Spaceman” Lee –... Continue reading
She was born on July 26, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She learned to skate as a young girl on her grandparent's pond, and immediately became dedicated to the sport, begging her parents to take her to formal lessons at 4:30am to learn how to skate backwards. Her big breakthrough came when she won silver medals in the 1974 and 1975 World Championships. At... Continue reading
In 36 seasons as coach at North Carolina, Dean Smith compiled a record of 879-254, and his 879 victories rank # 4 on the all-time list. He led the Tar Heels to 27 NCAA Tournaments, 11 Final Fours, and 2 NCAA Championships. Remarkably, in 31 of his 36 seasons, his teams lost less than 10 games. Dean Smith coached many All-Americans and future NBA stars at North Carolina, the most notable of... Continue reading
Ed was the “Gutsy” goaltender, minding the nets for the New York Rangers for nine seasons. He led the league in games played for four straight seasons and shutouts in 1967, 1968, and 1971. Known for his classic stand-up goaltending and skilled stick handling, he was constantly leaving the crease to play the puck. Typical of his bravery, during the 1971 playoffs against the Chicago Black Hawks,... Continue reading
In early 1960 Clint Murchison, Jr., and Bedford Wynne were awarded an expansion franchise in to the NFL and on September 24th the Cowboys hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl in their first official game. The Cowboys were winless in their inaugural season with a record of  0-11-1. The next season the Cowboys won their first ever game defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24. In 1966... Continue reading
He helped produce the weekly show Wide World of Sports, and produced all ten ABC Olympic broadcasts He also created the primetime Monday Night Football game on ABC.
At only 5’9”, Calvin Murphy is the shortest player ever to be elected to the NBA Hall of Fame. After a stellar collegiate career at Niagara University where he averaged 33.1 points per game and was a 3-time All-American, Murphy was selected in the 2nd round of the NBA draft by the San Diego Rockets. Murphy played 13 seasons in the NBA, all with the San Diego/Houston Rockets and averaged 17.9... Continue reading