Few athletes can claim to have a Hall of Fame named after them, but Dan Gable managed to leave his legacy appended to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, located in Waterloo, Iowa.
In a class by himself, Gable was America's all-time greatest wrestler and coach, competing in college during the late '60's and '70's and coaching into the 90's.
Visit Our Rich Library
As Tiger Woods walked off the course at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament with a T9 finish and a score of 280 (-8), fans were left wondering if the 41-year old’s performance …Read more
In 1969, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead released “Live/Dead”, Jack Kerouac died, and Jim Bouton started writing funny things on air sickness bags and dry-cleaning receipts. …Read more
The hermit kingdom boasts the largest sports facility in the world, the 114,000-seat Rungrado May Day Stadium located in the heart of Pyongyang. …Read more
Winning two Super Bowl championships is no small achievement, but transforming a deeply-rooted basketball state …Read more
The WNBA wrapped up another thrilling season this Fall, scoring record highs in social media followings and merchandise sales, in addition to posting the largest game attendance since 2011. …Read more
A shoe-less African running through the streets of Rome resembled a scene closer to the time of slaves and gladiators than the espresso-sipping, modern day Italy. …Read more
BOXING December 16, 2007- Australia’s Danny Green defeats Croatia’s Stipe Drews to claim the WBA light-heavyweight title. It was Green’s 25th victory in the ring; he retired in 2017 with a record of 36-5. The down-under fighter turned pro after the 2000 Olympics where he broke his hand fighting the eventual gold medalist, Alexander Lebziak.
BASEBALL December 12, 1997- Pitcher Pedro Martinez signs a record 6-year, $69 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. The Dominican native would win the World Series in 1994 and then move on to play for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies before retiring in 2009. Martinez is an 8x All-Star and 5x MLB ERA leader.
FOOTBALL December 12, 1987- Eastern Michigan Hurons upset the San Jose State Spartans 30-27 at the California Bowl; San Jose was a 17½ pt favorite coming into the match. Regarded as one of the lower profile post season bowls, the California Bowl lasted only 10 years from 1981-1991. In 1992, the game moved to Nevada and became the Las Vegas Bowl.
BASKETBALL December 13, 1977- 14 members of the University of Evansville basketball team are killed when their plane crashes outside Evansville, Indiana. The flight was on its way to Nashville, carrying the squad to a match against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. An NCAA Division II school, UE had just moved up to Division I that season.