Today is Thursday, September 29, 2022

Today in
Sports History

1951 - The first network football game was televised by CBS-TV in color. The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.

1957 - The New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds. The next year the Giants were in San Francisco, CA.

1977 - Eva Shain became the first woman to officiate a heavyweight title boxing match. About 70 million people watched Muhammad Ali defeat Ernie Shavers on NBC-TV.

1986 - Mary Lou Retton announced that she was quitting gymnastics.

1992 - Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended the following November.

Sports Quote

Go out that door to victory.
- Knute Rockne, University of Notre Dame football coach, after an inspiring halftime talk