This Day in Sports History: 11/29

  • 1890 – In the first Army-Nave football game, Navy picks up a win at West Point 24-0.

  • 1906 – Michigan City Elston defeats Valparaiso 29-0 to cap off an undefeated season, finishing 5-0-2.

  • 1923 – In their season finale, Gary Emerson ties South Bend 0-0. Emerson finished the season without giving up a single point for the second consecutive year. It’s also the first game they didn’t win since tying Gary Froebel on November 19, 1921.

  • 1934 – The Bears beat the Lions 19-16 in the first NFL game broadcast nationally. It was also the first time the Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving – something they’ve done nearly every year since.

  • 1962 – Major League Baseball decides to revert back to only one All-Star game per year, beginning in 1963.

  • 1976 – Free agent slugger Reggie Jackson signs a five year deal with the Yankees.

  • 1980 – Georgia running back Herschel Walker sets an NCAA record for rushing yards as a freshman with 1,616.

  • 1987 – 49ers QB Joe Montana completes an NFL record 22 consecutive passes in one game.

  • 1987 – The Saints pick up a victory, clinching the first winning season in franchise history which began in 1967.

  • Rangers goalie Bob Froese becomes the 2nd goalie to score a goal – was later ruled that he should not have been credited with it.

  • 1992 – Jerry Rice catches his 100th career touchdown pass.

  • 1992 – Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets is paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against Kansas City.

  • 1995 – St. Louis Blues goalie Grant Fuhr becomes the 11th goalie in NHL history to win 300 career games.

  • 1997 – Griffith wins the Class 4A state championship with a 49-7 win over Hamilton Southeastern. The Panthers finished the season with a 14-1 record and it is the first, and to date only, football state championship in program history. Griffith’s 49 points set a record for most in a 4A state championship game, which has since been broken.

  • 1997 – Andrean is narrowly defeated 27-24 by Bishop Chatard in the Class 3A state championship game. It is the first of , to date, six state championship appearances for the Niners. Andrean QB Bobby Finn is selected as the winner of the Phil N. Eskew Award for Mentall Attitude.

  • 1998 – Dan Marino throws his 400th career touchdown pass, making him the first player in NFL history to reach that mark.

  • 2000 – Don MacLean of the Miami Heat is the first player in NBA history to be suspended for steroids. He received a five game suspension.

  • 2003 – At 18 years old, LeBron James becomes the youngest player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in a game with a 33 point outing against the Grizzlies.

  • 2003 – University of Maryland running back Bruce Perry rushes for 237 yards while Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay rushes for 243 in the same game, making it just the fifth time in NCAA history that opposing backs had over 200 yards in the same game.

  • 2004 – Brett Favre starts his 200th consecutive game and also sets a record by throwing for 20 or more touchdowns in his 11th straight season.

  • 2009 – The New Jersey Nets match the worst start in NBA history by dropping their 17th straight game.

  • 2013 – In a 62-52 upset over #16 Fresno State, San Jose State QB David Fales throw for 543 yards and six touchdowns. Fresno State QB Derek Carr throws for 519 yards and six TDs of his own in a losing effort.

  • 2013 – Andrean wins the Class 3A state championship, capping a perfect 15-0 season, by defeating Brebeuf Jesuit 35-28.

  • 2014 – Andrean’s bid for a second straight state championship falls short as they lose to Tri-West 49-27 in the Class 3A title game. It is the first loss for the 59ers since November 16, 2012.

  • 2014 – In their first ever state championship appearance, LaPorte falls to Indy Cathedral 56-7 in the 5A title game.

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