The Sun Remembers: Dec. 22-28

Above, an emotional Gary Williams contemplates his 349th career victory at Maryland in 2006. On Dec. 27, 1997, Williams won his 150th game as Maryland's basketball coach in a rout, 74-36 over UNC-Wilmington at Cole Field House.

Dec. 24, 2000: New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde passes for 481 yards, but the Ravens triumph, 34-20, before an announced 69,184 at PSINet Stadium. It's the seventh straight win for the playoff-bound Ravens (12-4), who intercept three passes and force six turnovers.

Dec. 27, 1997: Gary Williams' 150th victory as Maryland's basketball coach is a rout, 74-36 over UNC-Wilmington at Cole Field House. Forward Rodney Elliott (Dunbar) scores a game-high 22 points for the No. 20 Terps, who improve to 7-3.


Dec. 28, 1978: Quintin Dailey scores 43 points, hitting 19 of 24 shots from the field as Cardinal Gibbons' basketball team rips Grand Bahamas, 104-74, in the Benedictine Classic in Richmond, Va. The NBA-bound Dailey, a 6-foot-3 guard, adds 14 rebounds and seven assists for coach Ray Mullis' Crusaders (5-2).

Dec. 22, 1966: For the first time in seven years, the Colts raise ticket prices on most seats at Memorial Stadium, which will now cost $6 instead of $5. Student tickets, however, drop from $2 to $1.


Dec. 25, 1963: The Clippers score three times within three minutes in the third period to overtake Cleveland and defeat the Barons, 3-2, in an American Hockey League game. Jean Ratelle, Dave Richardson and Ed Ehrenverth score for Baltimore before an announced Christmas crowd of 3,795 at the Civic Center.

Johnny Unitas

Dec. 27, 1947: A tripleheader strike in the 10th frame polishes off a 196 game for Nova Hamilton and sets a single-game record for the 10-year-old Evening Sun Duckpin Tournament. Hamilton, a B&O Railroad clerk, bowled the game at Stoneleigh Lanes.

Dec. 22, 1915: With the basketball game tied at the end of regulation, the captains of City and Calvert Hall huddle to decide how to determine a winner. They agree to play a five-minute overtime period, during which City scores the only basket to win, 24-22.


Dec. 25, 1931: Charles "Lefty" Driesell, who coached Maryland men's basketball from 1969 to 1986 while taking the Terps to eight NCAA tournament appearances and a National Invitation Tournament championship in 1972.