THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 11/14

  • 1888 – USC plays in its first ever college football game.

  • 1936 – LaPorte and Mishawaka play to a 7-7 tie. It’s the fourth tie game of the year for the Slicers.

  • 1942 – Hammond Central Catholic, now known as Bishop Noll, ends its first season of varsity football with a 39-0 loss to Thornton Fractional.

  • 1943 – Bears QB Sid Luckman sets an NFL record with seven TD passes in a game against the Giants. It’s also the first time a QB threw for more than 400 yards in a game.

  • 1947 – EC Roosevelt defeats SB Washington 15-0 to finish up the season 9-0. The Roughriders shut out four opponents during the campaign and are credited as “Mythical State Champions” for the third consecutive season.

  • 1951 – Whiting defeats Clark 19-7 in “The Battle of 119th Street” to close out the season.

  • 1964 – Gordie Howe scores his 627th career goal, setting the record for most in NHL history.

  • 1969 – Andrean finishes the season with a perfect 10-0 record by defeating Morton 16-6.

  • 1970 – The plane carrying the Marshall University football team crashes, killing 75 people.

  • 1986 – Gavit falls to NorthWood 34-6 in the Gladiators’ first, and to date only, appearance in the regional round of the football tournament.

  • 1986 – It takes overtime, but Valpo defeats Highland in a regional showdown, 28-22.

  • 1986 – Another regional game goes into OT, with the Munster Mustangs eliminating Hobart 24-21 in double overtime.

  • 1992 – In Les Thornton’s final game as head coach of Griffith, the Panthers fall to Angola 12-7 in regionals.

  • 1993 – Dolphins coach Don Shula wins his 325th career game, the most by a coach in NFL history.

  • 1997 – Whiting falls to Pioneer 20-17 in the regional round of the tournament. It would be Whiting’s last regional appearance until 2015.

  • 1997 – Griffith avenges their only loss of the season, defeating Hobart 35-21 in the regional championship. The Panthers would go on to win the 4A state title.

  • 2008 – Lowell defeats Griffith 19-14 in a regional showdown at “The Inferno”. To date, it’s the last regional appearance for the Panthers.

  • 2014 – Andrean advances to semi-state and wins their 28th consecutive game with a 38-7 regional win over Jimtown.

  • 2014 – LaPorte wins the second regional championship in school history with a 55-21 victory over Elkhart Central.

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