Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe approaches the goal line after catching a pass from Trent Dilfer for a 96-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the AFC championship game against the Oakland Raiders in January 2001.
Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe approaches the goal line after catching a pass from Trent Dilfer for a 96-yard touchdown in the second quarter of the AFC championship game against the Oakland Raiders in January 2001. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun photo)

Jan. 14, 2001: The Ravens win their 10th straight, 16-3, over the Raiders in Oakland in the AFC title game to advance to the Super Bowl. Quarterback Trent Dilfer throws a 96-yard scoring pass to Shannon Sharpe, and Baltimore holds the losers’ league-best ground game to 24 rushing yards.

Maryland's Adrian Branch plays against Duke in January 1985. His late free throws won the game.
Maryland's Adrian Branch plays against Duke in January 1985. His late free throws won the game. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 14, 1985: Maryland’s basketball team upsets No. 2 Duke in overtime, 78-76, at Cole Field House. The Terps (12-4) get 24 points from Len Bias but win it on two free throws by Adrian Branch.

Advertisement
Cardinal Gibbons' Quintin Dailey in February 1979.
Cardinal Gibbons' Quintin Dailey in February 1979. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 15, 1978: Before a packed house, Cardinal Gibbons edges Loyola, 77-75, in basketball. Quintin Dailey scores 40 points for Gibbons and Tony Guy gets 39 for Loyola. Dailey will be a first-round NBA pick and play 10 years in the pros; Guy will star at Kansas.

Baltimore Comptroller Hyman Pressman, shown in April 1969 at Memorial Stadium, turned poet less than two years later in saluting the Colts and Orioles.
Baltimore Comptroller Hyman Pressman, shown in April 1969 at Memorial Stadium, turned poet less than two years later in saluting the Colts and Orioles. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan, 18, 1971: Nearly 2,000 fans brave 19-degree temperatures at Friendship Airport to greet the Colts, returning Super Bowl champs, after their 16-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Miami. City Comptroller Hyman Pressman reads a poem he wrote, in part: “We’re charged with a hundred million volts, from two world champions — Orioles and Colts!”

Winning pitcher Dave McNally is congratulated after the Orioles won the 1966 World Series.
Winning pitcher Dave McNally is congratulated after the Orioles won the 1966 World Series. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 18, 1967: The world champion Orioles are a landslide choice as the outstanding sports team of 1966 in an Associated Press poll. The Green Bay Packers, NFL winners, are No. 2 and undefeated Notre Dame, best in college football, is No. 3.

Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas threads film on a projector in February 1959.
Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas threads film on a projector in February 1959. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 17, 1960: The Colts’ Johnny Unitas passes for three touchdowns, a Pro Bowl record, as the West beats the East, 38-21, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Unitas is named the game’s Most Valuable Player, and teammate Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb is Most Valuable Lineman.

John Clune, shown in December 1975 as the Air Force athletic director, averaged 21.2 points and 6.2 rebounds for Navy in 1951-52.
John Clune, shown in December 1975 as the Air Force athletic director, averaged 21.2 points and 6.2 rebounds for Navy in 1951-52. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Jan. 16, 1952: Navy’s basketball team sets a single-game scoring record for playing in Dahlgren Hall, defeating Johns Hopkins, 97-58. The Midshipmen (9-3) get 22 points from John Clune, later the athletic director at the Air Force Academy.

Jan. 19, 1929: Fancy dribbling and a game-high 12 points from forward Utz Twardowicz leads undefeated Loyola past Villanova, 38-27, at Evergreen.

Mark Trumbo represents the Orioles at the All-Star Home Run Derby in July 2016 in San Diego.
Mark Trumbo represents the Orioles at the All-Star Home Run Derby in July 2016 in San Diego. (Jae Hong / Associated Press)

Birthday

Jan. 16, 1986: Mark Trumbo, slugger who has hit 70 home runs in two years with the Orioles.

Recommended on Baltimore Sun

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement