Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today
CT Now

The Sun remembers: March 3-March 9

March 4, 2006: The Maryland women's basketball team ends a 14-game losing streak to Duke by defeating the Blue Devils, 78-70, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The teams will meet again in the NCAA final with Maryland (34-4) winning, 78-75, in overtime.

March 5, 1996: Two Orioles managers — Earl Weaver and Ned Hanlon — are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Weaver led Baltimore to the 1970 world championship and four American League pennants, while Hanlon took the Birds to three National League flags from 1894 to 1896.

March 5, 1977: Roger Dickens' 35 points, eight in overtime, lead top-ranked Towson State to a 92-87 comeback win over the University of Baltimore for the NCAA Division II South Atlantic regional championship before an announced 4,419 at Towson Center. The Tigers (27-2) will play Sacred Heart in the D-II quarterfinals — and lose by three points.

March 4, 1974: UMES becomes the first predominantly black college to receive a bid in basketball's National Invitation Tournament in the 39-year history of the event. "It's a great feeling," said coach John Bates, whose Hawks (26-1) will defeat Manhattan before losing by two to Jacksonville in the quarterfinals.

March 8, 1958: Maryland wins its first ACC men's basketball tournament, defeating North Carolina, 86-74. Charlie McNeil's 21 points lead the Terps, who make 40 of 52 free throws, 25 of them in the last four minutes to upset Carolina's defending national champions. The victory sends coach Bud Millikan's team to its first NCAA tournament, where it ousts Boston College before losing in the second round to Temple.

March 4, 1939: Navy's boxing team completes an undefeated season as coach Spike Webb's charges defeat the University of Toronto in Annapolis. Jack Dempsey, former world heavyweight champion, referees the match, wearing a midnight blue suit with a double-breasted dinner jacket.

March 3, 1928: Washington College routs Loyola, 47-23, in Chestertown to claim its second straight state men's basketball championship. The winners' Stanley Giraitis gets 21 points and nearly outscores Loyola.

March 6, 1914: Rained out at their spring training site in Fayetteville, N.C., the International League Orioles practice bunting in the rear of their hotel, then challenge the local high school five to a basketball game. Babe Ruth, Dave Danforth and Ensign Cottrell lead the Birds to an 8-6 victory.


March 6, 1900: Lefty Grove, Hall of Fame pitcher from Lonaconing in Allegany County, who won 300 games and led the Philadelphia Athletics to two world championships. Grove died in 1975.

Copyright © 2015, CT Now
Related Content
  • Orioles in April

    Orioles in April

    Browse pictures of Orioles baseball games in April 2015.

  • Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards

    Orioles Opening Day at Camden Yards

    Look through photos from Orioles Opening Day festivities at Camden Yards on April 10. The Orioles will face the Toronto Blue Jays in their 62nd home opener in Baltimore. 

  • Orioles player salaries for 2015

    Orioles player salaries for 2015

    With the 2015 baseball season just underway, USA Today has released its annual comprehensive list of player salaries. The publication gathers the data from "documents obtained from the MLB Players Association, club officials and filed with Major League Baseball's central office. Deferred payments...

  • All-Time Greatest Orioles

    All-Time Greatest Orioles

    In the six decades since they returned to the American League, 982 players have suited up for the Orioles. Who are the all-time best? Here are The Baltimore Sun's picks — six men at each position, except outfield and starting pitcher (nine apiece). We ranked the top six managers, too, from 1954...

  • Orioles Season Preview 2015

    Orioles Season Preview 2015

  • Orioles Insider

    Orioles Insider