The Sun Remembers: Jan. 12-18

Jan. 12, 1985: Harford Community College ends its men's basketball season when nine of the 11 players are declared academically ineligible. "They're students first," athletic director John Haggerty says. "We're concerned about how they are going to feed themselves 10 years down the road, and not many of them are going to do that through sports."

Jan. 17, 1971: The Colts edge the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13 in Super Bowl V, giving Baltimore back-to-back world champions. Three months earlier, the Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds to win the World Series.

Jan. 12, 1967: The Bullets end an awful basketball slump with a 137-116 rout of the St. Louis Hawks before an announced 1,600 at the Civic Center. It's the first win in 14 games for the Bullets, thanks to 41 points from guard Don "Waxie" Ohl.

Jan. 13, 1962: John Bethea, a hurdler at Morgan State, is named top athlete at the 16th All-Eastern Indoor Games at the 5th Regiment Armory and accepts his trophy from three-time Olympic gold medal sprinter Wilma Rudolph. Bethea, who wins the 60-yard hurdles in 7.3 seconds, later becomes president of the Baltimore Teachers Union.

Jan. 13, 1955: Before a cheering throng at packed Ritchie Coliseum, Maryland upsets No. 2 North Carolina State, 68-64. It's the ninth straight victory for the No. 11 Terps, who get 26 points from Bob Kessler and 19 from Bob O'Brien.

Jan. 18, 1947: Jim Tatum resigns as Oklahoma's football coach to take the $12,000 job at Maryland. Tatum, 33, leads the Terps to a national championship in 1953 and five bowl appearances in nine years, amassing a record of 73-15-4.

Jan. 16, 1943: The wartime ban on pleasure driving hasn't kept city golfers off the links, The Sun reports. Four times a week, clubs in hand, W.F. Schilling and F.R. Mundy walk 21/2 miles from their homes on Walther Avenue to Mount Pleasant to play 18 holes. The men work nights as steelworkers.

Jan. 18, 1913: The Mount St. Joseph basketball team trounces Maryland Agricultural College (University of Maryland), 24-2, in Irvington.


Jan. 15, 1953: Randy White, Maryland's All-America defensive end who led the Terps to two bowl appearances. A Pro Football Hall of Famer, he starred with the Dallas Cowboys and was co-Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl in January 1978.

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