On November 22,2014 in Norman, OK NCAA history was Made. Oklahoma Sooner running back Samaje Perine set a new NCAA record for rushing yards in a single game with 427-yards. Perine did so in a blowout game where his Sooners defeated Kansas by a score of 44-7. Perine also scored 5 touchdowns during this incredible performance.
New NCAA record holder Samaje Perine. (Getty Images)
An interesting note to this accomplishment is how new the previous record was that Perine broke. Just one week earlier on November 15, 2014 Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon broke the previous record with a 408-yard rushing performance. With that performance Gordon broke a record Ladainian Tomlinson had held with a 406-yard performance in 1999.
It is pretty amazing that a record that stood for 15 years was broken twice in one week. Samaje Perine set the bar far higher than Melvin Gordon did just one week earlier. This record will be very hard to beat and will not likely be done any time soon.
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On November 26, 1989 the L.A. Rams visited the New Orleans Saints in a game that would make history. A record was broken on that day, a record that has stood ever since. The star of the game was Rams Wide Receiver Flipper Anderson. On that day he amassed 336 receiving yards and scored one touchdown.
NFL Record Holder – Willie “Flipper” Anderson (Getty)
The previous record had been held by Stephone Paige of the Kansas City Chiefs. Paige broke the previous record on December 22, 1985. Paige recorded 309 total receiving yards against the San Diego Chargers in that game.
Since Flipper Anderson’s incredible performance in 1989 only one player has had more than 300 yards receiving in a single game. That player is Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson. On October 27, 2013 Johnson had 329 yards receiving in a game between the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys. Johnson missed the record by 7 yards but holds the second place position on the all time list for this particular record.
Flipper Anderson went on to have a respectable career after his amazing feat in 1989. He retired with a career total of 5,357 yards and 28 touchdowns. He played from 1988-1997 for the Rams, Colts, Redskins and Broncos. In fact his final season win the NFL was with the 1997 Denver Broncos who defeated the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII to become the Champions.
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On May 6, 1998 history was made at one of baseballs most historic ballparks Wrigley Field. The game was between the visiting Houston Astros and the beloved home town heroes the Chicago Cubs. Pitching for the Cubs that days was a young right handed pitch named Kerry Wood. Wood had made his Major League debut just one month earlier and was about to shock the baseball world.
In front of the crowd of 15,758 fans Kerry Wood was set to face an Atros team with former All Stars and a couple of potential Hall Of Fame Players. Players like Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio headlined the line up for the Astros that day.
Kerry Wood during his 20K performance in 1998. (Getty Images)
Wood struck out every player in the Astros line up at least once during the game. During his nine inning pitching clinic he gave up only one hit and his Cubs committed no errors. When the smoke cleared Wood had thrown a record tying 20 strike outs. The crowd was electrified from the excitement of this rare accomplishment.
Kerry Wood went on to have a respectable career with Cubs, Indians and the Yankees. He had two stints with the Chicago Cubs and in the last half of his career was a closer. He played his final game on May 18, 2012 with the Cubs, 14 years after making history. He became the 1998 National League Rookie Of The Year and a two time All-Star (2003, 2008). Wood retired with a career record of 86-75 , 3.67 and 1,582 strike outs.
Kerry Wood saying goodbye to the Wrigley Field crowd in his final game on May 18, 2012. (Getty Images)
The only other player to have struck out 20 batters in a single game was Roger Clemens, he did so in 1986 and 1996. Only Eight players have pitched 18 or more strike outs in a game. This record has not been matched or broken since Kerry Wood joined Roger Clemens on the top of this list.
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On April 29, 2014 the long time owner of the NBA’s L.A. Clippers franchise, Donald Sterling was banned for life from the game of Basketball. Sterling had purchased the team in 1979 and there had been controversy surrounding him over the last three decades. Much has been covered over the last week since the audio was released of Sterling making racial remarks. In the recording Sterling was speaking with his mistress about not having “black people” associated with he Instagram account. He also made reference to her bringing them to the games as well.
Former L.A. Clippers Owner Donald Serling. (Getty Images)
His own team had reacted very harshly to the comments, which they should have. Their first game since the comments were released the team turned their warm up gear inside out and wore black arm bands during the game. The Clippers lost that game and are needing the relief that this announcement would create.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. (Getty Images)
Much talk had swirled the sports world over what the new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver would do in response to these comments. Today Silver made it clear that these kinds of comments will not be tolerated in the NBA. Silver held a press conference at 2pm ET to made the announcement on how this situation would be dealt with. Along with the life time ban from Basketball he will be forced to sell the team and will be fined $2.5 million. Silver made a bold statement and one that will go down in NBA History as one of the biggest statements ever made by the League’s Commissioner.
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