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Posted on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On this date: 1969 Pete Maravich sets an NCAA record by hitting 30 of 31 foul shots


Associated Press

Dec. 22

1894 The United States Golf Association is founded, becoming the governing body for the game in the country.

1924 Babe Dye of the Toronto St. Patricks scores five goals in a 10-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

1974 Boston's Phil Esposito scores his 500th goal as the Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4.

1969 Pete Maravich sets an NCAA record by hitting 30 of 31 foul shots, and scores 46 points to lead LSU to a 98-89 victory over Georgia.

1996 Brett Hull becomes the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals, with a hat trick in the St. Louis Blues' 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

2002 Rich Gannon breaks Warren Moon's 11-year-old single-season NFL record for completions in the second quarter of the Oakland Raiders' game against Denver. Gannon throws a 5-yard pass to Charlie Garner for his 405th completion of the season, breaking the mark set by Moon with the Houston Oilers in 1991.

2003 Brett Favre passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns a day after his father's death, moving into second place in NFL history for career TD passes while leading the Green Bay Packers to a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Favre passes Fran Tarkenton on the NFL's career list with his 343rd career TD throw.

2005 Reggie Campbell of Navy ties the NCAA bowl record with five touchdowns and had 290 all-purpose yards, leading the Midshipmen to a 51-30 win over Colorado State in the Poinsettia Bowl.

2006 Peter Bondra scores his 500th NHL goal early in the third period to snap a 1-all tie and lead Chicago past Toronto 3-1.

2007 Eathyn Manumaleuna blocks a field goal as time expires to give BYU a 17-16 victory over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2007 The ATP suspends Italians Potito Starace and Daniele Bracciali for making bets some as little as $7 on tennis matches involving other players. Starace, ranked 31st, is suspended for six weeks and fined $30,000. Bracciali, ranked 258th, is banned for three months and fined $20,000.