Illustration by Abigail LeForge.

This week in sports history

Translate

Feb. 22, 1980 – Team USA hockey beats the Soviet Union in the 1980 Winter Olympics 4-3. The game is referred to as the Miracle on Ice, because of the huge upset by the American underdogs. They went on to beat Finland in the gold medal round 4-2.

Feb. 24, 1977 – Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mayweather has a record of 50-0 with 27 knockouts, and is arguably the best of all time.

Feb. 25, 1964 – Cassius Clay TKOs Sonny Liston in round seven for his first world heavyweight championship title. Clay later converted to Islam and changed his name from Clay, which he called his slave name, to Muhammad Ali. Ali further antagonized the white establishment by refusing to be drafted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War.

Feb. 27, 1992 – Eldrick “Tiger” Woods becomes the youngest golfer in over 35 years to join the Professional Golfers’ Association tour. Woods would go on to win 14 major championships, second only to the legendary Jack Nicklaus.

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on reddit

More Stories

Photo by Abraham Navarro | Cowboy Daddy's Drummer and Keyboard player Conner West, 25, and guitarist Skye Freitas, 24, jam out at the Gutswurrak Student Activity Center on April 28.

Local bands rock the Gutswurrak

by Ione Dellos Band members wait in front of the bathrooms, eyes anxiously fluttering from the stage to the growing audience in the Gutswurrak Student Activities Center. After the deepest sigh one could possibly take, they make their way to

Travis Allen pole vaults at the Green and Gold Track Event on Feb. 12 Photo by Morgan Hancock.

Athlete’s outperform at decathlon

by Carlos Pedraza The Cal Poly Humboldt Track and Field team participated in the Stanislaus State Multi-Event from Thursday April 7 to Saturday April 9. The team participated in over 10 different events, all of which were multi-day involving different

Photo by Morgan Hancock | Izzy Star hits a home run in final softball game of the season at the Bear River Recreation Center in Loleta, California on Saturday, April 30.

Cal Poly Humboldt plays its last softball game of the series

by Eddie Carpenter On April 30, Cal Poly Humboldt Softball played the last two games of their series against Cal State San Marcos. Due to weather conditions, the softball games had to be relocated to the Bear River Recreation Center

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply