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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Jan. 30, 1980: With five seconds remaining, Maryland’s Ernie Graham hits a 20-foot jump shot to give the Terps a 63-61 victory at Virginia. Maryland improves to 15-3; the Cavaliers, who get 12 points from 7-foot-4 freshman Ralph Sampson, fall to 16-5.

Jan. 30, 1976: A Baltimore judge dismisses the $260,000 lawsuit of a New York man for injuries he allegedly received when he ran onto the field during a Colts game in December 1971 at Memorial Stadium, tried to grab the football and was tackled by linebacker Mike Curtis. The plaintiff, Donald Ennis, failed to appear in court.

Jan. 30, 1973: The Colts score big with two first-round picks in the NFL draft, choosing LSU quarterback Bert Jones with the second overall selection and Joe Ehrmann, a defensive tackle from Syracuse, with the 10th pick.

Jan. 30, 1968: Playing their final game in the old Madison Square Garden, the Bullets edge the New York Knicks, 134-131, before an announced 18,499. Rookie Earl Monroe (39 points) hits a jumper and two free throws in the last 28 seconds to win it.

Jan. 31, 1966: The worst fire in the 52-year history of Bowie Race Course, during a blizzard, kills 45 horses and causes $520,000 in damages. More than 100 thoroughbreds scatter and are found as far as 10 miles away.

Jan. 31, 1961: Though limping badly, Patterson’s Dave Pivec scores 44 points and grabs 20 rebounds in a 78-74 basketball loss to Carver. Pivec goes on to star in football at Notre Dame and play four years in the NFL.

Jan. 28, 1952: Forest Park defeats Calvert Hall, 93-68, in basketball as the schools set a Maryland Scholastic Association single-game scoring record of 161 points. Lou Richman scores 39 for the Foresters and makes 13 consecutive free throws.

Feb. 2, 1935: Capturing the final four bouts, Western Maryland (now McDaniel) takes a 5-3 boxing victory from Army at West Point. The Green Terrors are led by Tom Pontecorvo, who’ll win the NCAA heavyweight title in 1936.

Birthday

Feb, 1, 1894: Rube Parnham, star pitcher for the International League Orioles during much of their seven-year title run (1919 to 1925). An eccentric right-hander, he went 33-7 in 1923 when he won 20 straight games. Parnham died in 1963.

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