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