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The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 19-25

The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 19-25
Joe Barger (Loyola College, Fallston) with the Blast in October 1990. (Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)

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.

The Bullets' Earl Monroe is guarded in 1970 by the Knicks' Walt Frazier, his future New York teammate.
The Bullets' Earl Monroe is guarded in 1970 by the Knicks' Walt Frazier, his future New York teammate. (William Hotz Jr. / Baltimore Sun photo)

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.

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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.

Johnny Sample shown with the Steelers in November 1961.
Johnny Sample shown with the Steelers in November 1961. (Associated Press file photo)

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.

Chester Hanulak in October 1952.
Chester Hanulak in October 1952. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Jockey Clarence Picou pictured in March 1966.
Jockey Clarence Picou pictured in March 1966. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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.

Colts linebacker Johnie Cooks in November 1982.
Colts linebacker Johnie Cooks in November 1982. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

Birthday

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.

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