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Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

On this date: 1987 SMU football team is suspended for the 1987 season


Associated Press

Feb. 25

1940 The first telecast of an American hockey game is transmitted over station W2XBS in New York. The viewing audience watches the New York Rangers battle the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden.

1962 Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points, but New York's Richie Guerin scores 50 to lead the Knicks to a 149-135 victory.

1964 Cassius Clay wins the world heavyweight title when Sonny Liston is unable to answer the bell for the seventh round at Convention Hall in Miami Beach, Fla.

1977 Pete Maravich of the New Orleans Jazz scores 68 points, the most by an NBA guard, in a 124-107 victory over the New York Knicks. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor had scored more points in an NBA game.

1987 The Southern Methodist football team is suspended for the 1987 season after investigations reveal that players received $61,000 from a booster slush fund.

1993 Vermont beats Northeastern 50-40 for its 50th straight victory, breaking the women's Division I college basketball record for consecutive regular-season wins.

1994 Oksana Baiul of Ukraine wins the figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and Nancy Kerrigan, who was whacked on the knee 2 months earlier, wins the silver. Tonya Harding, later convicted of hindering prosecution in the Kerrigan attack, finishes eighth.

2001 In the largest playoff in PGA Tour history, Rert Allenby wins the Nissan Open on the first extra hole against five other players. It's Allenby's third PGA Tour victory, all of them won in playoffs.

2004 Minnesota snaps New Jersey's 14-game winning streak and coach Lawrence Frank's NBA-record run of 13 straight wins to open a coaching career with an 81-68 victory.

2004 Pittsburgh snaps an 18-game winless streak with a 4-3 overtime victory over Phoenix. The Penguins come back from a 3-1 deficit for their first win since Jan. 12 at Philadelphia.

2009 Senior guard A.J. Price scores a career-high 36 points as Connecticut beats Marquette 93-82 to give coach Jim Calhoun his 800th career victory. Calhoun becomes only the seventh coach in Division I history to win 800 or more games.