1943 — Bob Hoernschemeyer throws six touchdown passes, an NCAA freshman record, and Indiana beats Nebraska 54-13.
1965 — The U.S. wins the Ryder Cup 19½-12½ at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Arnold Palmer clinches the title, beating Peter Butler 2 up. It’s the 13th victory for the Americans in this event, which began in 1927.
1974 — The Washington Capitals lose their first NHL game, 6-3 to the New York Rangers, at Madison Square Garden. It’s the start of a 37-game road losing streak.
1982 — Al Del Greco kicks six field goals for all of Auburn’s points in an 18-3 triumph over Kentucky.
1983 — Buffalo’s Joe Ferguson passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns in an 38-35 overtime win against Miami. Uwe Von Schamann of the Dolphins misses two field goals in the overtime and Joe Danelo ends the game with a 36-yard field goal.
1993 — Minnesota’s Scott Eckers passes for 402 yards and a school-record six touchdowns in his first college start, and the Gophers beat Purdue 59-56.
1993 — Carey Bender rushes 33 times for 417 yards, setting an NCAA all-division single-game rushing record, in Coe’s 69-7 Division III victory over Grinnell.
1997 — Dean Smith retires as North Carolina’s basketball coach after 36 years, national championships in 1982 and 1993, and more victories than anyone else. Smith, 879-254, took the Tar Heels to his 11th Final Four last season and his 13th ACC tournament title.
2004 — Texas Tech beats Nebraska 70-10, the worst lost in the Cornhuskers’ storied 114-year history.
2004 — Notre Dame becomes the second Division I-A team to win 800 games with a 23-15 win over Stanford.
2004 — Texas loses to Oklahoma 12-0, getting shut out for the first time in 282 games and ending the longest such streak in the country.
2005 — Chris Burke hits a home run in the bottom of the 18th inning and Roger Clemens pitches three scoreless innings of relief in Houston’s 7-6, series-ending victory over Atlanta in the NLDS. The longest postseason game in history takes 5 hours, 50 minutes to complete.
2012 — Jerry Sandusky is sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno’s downfall.
2014 — Kohei Uchimura of Japan wins a record fifth straight all-around gold medal at the gymnastics world championships held in Nanning, China. Uchimura has won every all-around title since the 2009 world championships in London.
2016 — Tom Brady looking razor-sharp at times after serving his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, passes for 406 yards and three touchdowns to Martellus Bennett as the New England Patriots defeat the Cleveland Browns 33-13.