FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5..RICHMOND GBB VS. MT. VERNON (SECTIONALS)..6:00
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6…EARLHAM WBB VS. ANDERSON..1:00
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6…EARLHAM MBB VS. ANDERSON..3:00
This Date In Sports History: February 5th
1943 – Mervyn “Red” Dutton was named the new NHL president. Frank Calder had died the day before.
1950 – Dick Irvin (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL coach to win 500 games. He ended his career with 690 wins.
1972 – Bob Douglas became the first black man elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
1977 – Sugar Ray Leonard won his first pro fight. He beat Luis Vega in 6 rounds.
1988 – The first time in 30 years a wrestling match was aired in prime-time. Andre beat Hulk Hogan in the match.
1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the first NBA player to score 38,000 points.
1990 – NBC-TV obtained the television rights to all of Notre Dame’s home football games for the next five years. Notre Dame was the first school to sell its games to a major TV network.
1991 – Dave Taylor (Los Angeles Kings) became only the 29th NHL player to score 1,000 career points.
1994 – Peter Bondra (Washington Capitals) became the 10th player in NHL history to score four goals in one period.
1997 – Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) became the seventh player to score 600 career goals.
1999 – Mike Tyson was sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting two people after a car accident on August 31, 1998. Tyson was also fined $5,000, had to serve 2 years of probation, and had to perform 200 hours of community service upon release.
2003 – Bob Knight (Texas Tech) coached his 800th victory.
2003 – Mike Modano (Dallas Stars) got his 600th career assist making him only the second American-born player to get 400 goals and 600 assists. Jeremy Roenick was the first American-born player to achieve the feat.
2006 – The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in Super Bowl XL. It was the fifth Super Bowl victory for the Steelers. Jerome Bettis announced his retirement after the game.