Dennis Conner

September 16, 2016 0

Happy 74th birthday to “Mister America’s Cup.” The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy in the world.  Affectionately known as the “Auld Mug,” the…

Tom Dolan

September 15, 2016 0

The 400 meter individual medley is quite possibly the most demanding event in swimming.  Thomas Fitzgerald Dolan held the world record in the event for…

Marshall Faulk

September 14, 2016 0

On this date in 1991, a freshman playing in just the second game of his career set a new NCAA single game rushing record. Marshall…

Michael Johnson

September 13, 2016 0

Happy 49th birthday to the only man in track & field history ever to win the 200 and 400 meter dashes in the same meet. Michael…

Margaret Court

September 12, 2016 0

Margaret Court won 24 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any player—man or woman—in history. Born Margaret Smith in Albury, located in the state of…

UC Mascots

September 8, 2016 0

The University of California system has ten campuses located throughout the Golden State.  Each of the schools’ motto is “Let There Be Light.”  While many…

ESPN

September 7, 2016 0

The “Worldwide Leader In Sports” turns 37 today. The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network [ESPN] is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel owned…

Six decades ago, the All-American Football Conference became one of the National Football League’s most formidable challengers. In the early 1940s, Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward…

Hurling

September 5, 2016 0

Hurling is an outdoor team game, played only by men, and is over 3,000 years old [there is a similar game for women called camogie].…