Nov. 22, 1987: For the second straight year, the Loyola College men’s soccer team upsets Virginia, 1-0, in the NCAA Division I tournament. Joe Barger scores for the Greyhounds (17-3-2), who advance to the quarterfinals, where they’ll lose to North Carolina.
Nov. 24, 1971: In his first appearance at the Civic Center since his trade to the New York Knicks two weeks earlier, Earl Monroe is booed derisively by Bullets fans. Monroe, who’d demanded to be traded, pumps his fist in the air and scores 12 points in a 114-94 NBA win over Baltimore before an announced 10,718.
Nov. 24, 1960: Sparked by an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by sophomore Tom Duley, City College upsets Poly, 30-26, in their 60th football meeting on Thanksgiving Day. More than 18,000 fans — and a local television audience (Ch. 11) — see coach George Young’s team defeat the Engineers for the first time since 1949.
Nov. 23, 1957: Johnny Sample, two-time Negro All-American, leads Maryland State (now UMES) to a 14-0 football victory over Shaw that clinches the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association title for the undefeated Hawks. Sample catches a 35-yard touchdown pass, kicks two extra points and punts for a 39.9-yard average. He’ll go on to play for the NFL champion Colts and Super Bowl champion New York Jets.
Nov. 21, 1953: Maryland becomes the No. 1 football team in the nation with a 21-0 defeat of No. 11 Alabama in College Park. It’s the sixth shutout for the 10-0 Terps, who, on their second play from scrimmage, get an 81-yard touchdown run from Chester Hanulak. The Crimson Tide’s Bart Starr passes for 226 yards, to no avail.
Nov. 23, 1948: Clarence Picou, 17, an apprentice jockey, rides five winners at Bowie Race Track. He’ll finish the year with 270 victories, second to three-time U.S. champion Johnny Longden.
Nov. 23, 1945: In their first American Basketball League game of the season, the Bullets lose, 54-44, to the New York Gothams before an announed sellout of 3,000 at The Garden (formerly the 104th Medical Regiment Armory). Stan Stutz scores 12 points for the Bullets, who are cheered on by Maryland Governor Herbert O’Conor and Baltimore Mayor Theodore McKeldin.
Nov. 23, 1935: Western Maryland (now McDaniel) hands North Dakota its first football loss of the season, 13-7, before more than 5,000 at Municipal Stadium in Baltimore. Before the game, 25 Native Americans perform tribal dances on the field for the crowd.
Nov. 23, 1958: Johnie Cooks, a linebacker and the Colts’ first-round pick (second overall) in the 1982 draft. A 10-year pro, he never lived up to that hype.