Today in Sports History: October 30

By Veronica An In 1954, the NBA adopted the now iconic 24-second shot clock. The number 24 was determined by Danny Biasone, owner of the Syracuse Nationals, who divided the game’s 48 minutes into 120. The league also limited each team to six fouls per quarter in and effort to speed up the games and…

Today in Sports History: October 29

By Veronica An James Worthy played his first game for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982. The Lakers los 132-117 to the Golden State Warriors. After a standout college career as a power forward for the University of North Carolina, Worthy was the No. 1 pick of the 1982 NBA draft by the Lakers. He…

Today in Sports History: October 25

By Veronica An Shortly after the 1999 Lockout, a salary cap scandal erupted in the NBA. Joe Smith, formerly of the Golden State Warriors, had a secret agreement to sign three one-year deals in a row to establish Bird rights with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Named after Larry Bird, Bird rights allow a team to go…

Today in Sports History: October 24

By Veronica An In 1982, tennis player, Steffi Graf, became the youngest player to win an international title at age 13. Two years later, she won the tennis demonstration event at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, representing West Germany. Graff is credited with popularizing a more aggressive style of women’s tennis. She played…

Today in Sports History: October 23

By Veronica An Sheryl Swoopes became the first woman signed by Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in 1996. The Comets signed her for their inaugural season after she played for the USA national team in the 1996 World Championship in Sydney, Australia. Swoopes also gained attention as the first woman signed by Nike to design…

Today in Sports History: October 22

By Veronica An The Atlanta Braves became the first U.S. team to win a World Series game outside of the United States. In 1992, the Braves defeat the Toronto Blue Jays at the SkyDome (now called Rogers Centre). The Braves won 13-6 after coming off three consecutive losses to the Blue Jays. Despite the Braves’…

Today in Sports History: October 21

By Veronica An 1967 saw the creation of two NBA teams – the San Diego Rockets and the Seattle SuperSonics – making this expansion draft the third in NBA history. On October 21, the SuperSonics won their first regular season game against the San Diego Rockets. The game went into overtime and ended with a…

Today in Sports History: October 20

By Veronica An Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders scored his 30th career hat trick during a 1984 game. According to the NHL website, a hat trick is when a player scores three goals in a game and fans reciprocate by tossing hats into the rink. This feat came as no surprise for Islanders…

Today in Sports History: October 19

By Veronica An Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, set a record by throwing 5 TD passes in a single quarter during a game against the Tennessee Titans in 2009. The Patriots were already ahead by 10 going into the second quarter and won 59-0. Brady has been elected as team captain every…

Today in Sports History: October 18

By Veronica An The Golden State Warriors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 132-116 at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France during a 1994 preseason game. Star player Chris Mullin scored 25 points during the game. The Warriors later retired his jersey after Mullin played 13 of his 16 seasons in the NBA with Golden…