Jan. 14, 2000: "There can be no doubt about the greatness of this defense," Ravens defensive end Michael McCrary says after a 16-3 victory in Oakland that sends Baltimore to the Super Bowl. The Ravens intercept four Raiders passes and hold the NFL's top-rated rushing offense to 24 yards in winning the AFC championship and their 10th straight game.
Jan. 19, 1974: Undefeated UMES runs its men's basketball winning streak to 15, longest in the nation, with a 113-106 overtime victory over Delaware State. Center Joe Pace (32 points, 24 rebounds) leads the Hawks.
Jan. 17, 1971: In a Super Bowl game marked by 14 penalties, 11 turnovers, a twice-tipped touchdown pass and a blocked extra-point attempt, the Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 16-13. Jim O'Brien's 32-yard field goal with five seconds left wins it. "I hope I don't make that many mistakes in one day," President Richard M. Nixon tells the Colts players afterward.
Jan. 17, 1969: Five days after his team's loss to the New York Jets in the Super Bowl, Carroll Rosenbloom sounds off to the media. "It's still like a bad dream to me," the Colts owner says. "I can't sleep. If we don't get together and get our vindication ... we don't deserve to have a club."
Jan. 14, 1969: A sellout crowd at the Civic Center sees the Bullets spark the East to a 123-112 victory over the West in the first NBA All-Star Game played in Baltimore. Earl Monroe scores 21 points, Gus Johnson adds 13 and rookie Wes Unseld contributes 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners, who are coached by the Bullets' Gene Shue.
Jan. 15, 1965: It takes an overtime victory to do it, but Towson State ends a four-year basketball losing streak in Mason-Dixon Conference play by defeating the University of Baltimore, 81-75. Jim Hogarth (25 points) and Tim Casey (19) pace the Tigers.
Jan. 15, 1959: "I will have no excuses if we lose," Tom Nugent, Maryland's new football coach, tells reporters. Nugent, 45, left Florida State to coach at College Park where, in seven years, he'll go 36-34 and become the only Terps coach ever to defeat Penn State.
Jan. 19, 1944: A shortage of players and coaches, due to the war, prompts Maryland to eliminate intercollegiate lacrosse from its spring program. School officials promise an intramural lacrosse program instead.
Jan. 14, 1898: Robert Garrett, who won two gold medals and two silvers in the 1896 Olympics, is named captain of the track team at Johns Hopkins, where he is a graduate student.
Jan. 18, 1964: Brady Anderson, the Orioles' All-Star outfielder who hit a club-record 50 home runs — nearly one-fourth of his 15-year career output — during the 1996 season.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun