Mt. Knight blows and throws chair

On February 23, 1985, Indiana Hoosiers head coach, Bob Knight was dealt a two shot technical foul five minutes into a match, causing him to throw a chair across the court and be ejected from the game. Knight’s fit came after his Hoosiers received six fouls. His frustration with the referee’s started to show when Marty Simmons was…

Miracles can happen

On February 22, 1980, the United States hockey team claimed one of the sporting world’s biggest upsets, a 4-3 victory over the USSR at the Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York. The American’s were all college players brought together with a prayer  while the USSR specially selected and trained players years before the game.…

Hockey legend killed in accident

On February 21, 1974, Toronto Maple Leafs Hall of Famer and Canadian fast food giant, Tim Horton‘s life was taken  after his car hit an elevated sewer grate and flipped several times, throwing him from the vehicle onto the highway near St. Catharines, Ontario at age 44. Horton was on his way home to Buffalo, New York from a…

Basketball’s Hall makes first big move

On February 17, 1968, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s permanent location opened in Springfield, Massachusetts to honor and commemorate the league’s  most talented players. The museum was originally housed at Springfield College in Massachusetts, a stones throw away from where the sport made its debut. The Hall of Fame’s namesake, James Naismith is sited as the…

Goulet’s 500th goal

On February 16, 1992, Chicago Blackhawk’s left winger Michel Goulet became the 17th NHL player to score 500 goals in the first period in a 5-5 tie with the Calgary Flames. Goulet’s goal came on a first period breakaway in Chicago against Flames goaltender Jeff Reese. Goulet was drafted in the first round by the Quebec Nordiques…

Mike Gartner’s 30 goal milestone

On February 9, 1992, New York Ranger’s legend, Mike Gartner joined the ranks of Bobby Hulland Phil Esposito when he scored his 30th goal in 13 consecutive seasons. The Rangers ended the home game with a 5-5 tie with the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit goalie, Tim Cheveldae had 27 saves and Rangers netminder John Vanbiesbrouck stopped the puck 38 times. By the end of…

Manning upset in XLIV, upsets 50

On February 7, 2010, Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 Super Bowl victory over Peyton Manning’s Indianapolis Colts at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Colts started the game ahead with 10 points in the first quarter, the score was in their favor 10-6 at the end of the…