Central Florida cashed in last night and today I have the New Orleans & Las Vegas Bowl Winners plus a NFL Best Bet Falcons at Lions. Reece Roberts will provide his Hoop selections as well.
New Orleans Bowl goes early as East Carolina takes on UL Lafayette.
Las Vegas Bowl features Washington against Boise state.
1877 – The “American Bicycling Journal” went on sale for the first time.
1894 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) was formed in New York City.
1920 – Joe Lynch beat Peter Herman in the first blow-by-blow radiocast of a boxing match.
1943 – Sporting goods manufacturers received permission to use synthetic rubber for the core of baseballs.
1962 – Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers, was on the cover of TIME magazine.
1962 – The 1,000,000th NBA point was scored.
1974 – Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) scored his 500th goal as a Bruin.
1983 – The New York Islanders scored three shorthanded goals against the Washington Capitals.
1986 – Joe Paterno was named Sportsman of the Year by “Sports Illustrated” magazine. It was only the second time a coach had won the award.
1993 – The Dallas Mavericks lost their 20th consecutive game in a 20-game streak.
1996 – Kordell Stewart (Pittsburgh Steelers) ran 80 yards for a touchdown against Carolina. It was the longest scoring run by a quarterback in NFL history.
1996 – Vinny Testaverde (Baltimore Ravens) became the eighth quarterback in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and throw at least 30 touchdown passes in a single season.
1996 – Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) became the 11th player to get 20,000 career points and 10,000 career rebounds.
1996 – Brett Hull became the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Brett and his father Bobby became the first father-son combination to score 500 goals apiece.
1998 – The American Basketball League (ABL) announced that it was suspending operations and filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy.