NCAA in History

Basketball Leagues: NBA - WNBA

Events in Sport

  • 1905-12-28 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
  • 1951-03-03 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
  • 1955-01-08 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt

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1956-11-17 Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1957-11-16 Okla's NCAA win streak ends at 47 after losing to Notre Dame 7-0
  • 1958-01-12 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring

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1958-03-15 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Royals scores a NBA midwest region-record 56-point game

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1960-03-26 USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • 1961-03-25 3rd place game is one of the wildest contests in NCAA Tournament history as St Joseph's defeats Utah 127-120 in 4 overtimes
  • 1964-03-21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • 1966-11-05 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • 1969-12-22 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
  • 1972-01-08 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
  • 1972-03-18 Cornell NCAA hockey team shut out for 1st time in 225 games (Boston U)
  • 1973-01-27 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • 1973-03-26 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title

  • 1973-06-18 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
  • 1973-12-15 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game
  • 1974-01-19 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
  • 1977-11-05 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
  • 1981-03-14 NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul 49-48
  • 1981-03-30 43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50
  • 1981-12-21 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
  • 1982-03-07 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • 1983-01-12 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
  • 1983-12-21 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
  • 1984-01-08 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • 1984-06-27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • 1985-08-23 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
  • 1985-11-02 Tulsa's Gordon Brown (214) and Steve Gage (206) set NCAA football record for combined rushing yards in one game for 2 teammates who gained more than 200 yards each in 42-26 win at Wichita State

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1986-01-04 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • 1986-04-02 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
  • 1986-09-28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • 1987-02-27 NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules regarding athletic corruption
  • 1987-03-12 David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
  • 1987-12-12 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
  • 1988-02-09 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
  • 1988-03-17 Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
  • 1988-10-15 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • 1988-11-20 Boston College beats Army 38-24 in the 'Emerald isle Classic' at Dublin's Lansdowne Road Stadium, the first NCAA American Football game to be played in Europe
  • 1989-10-14 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

  • 1990-01-10 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • 1991-01-05 Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
  • 1991-02-15 Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
  • 1991-02-23 NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games
  • 1991-03-02 NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
  • 1991-03-10 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
  • 1991-03-27 NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
  • 1991-03-30 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
  • 1991-08-31 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • 1991-09-07 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
  • 1991-09-14 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • 1991-09-15 SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
  • 1991-09-18 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • 1991-10-05 Fresno State ties NCAA football record with 49 points in a quarter (2nd), as they route New Mexico, 94-17 at Bulldog Stadium, Fresno
  • 1991-10-12 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • 1991-10-19 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • 1991-11-02 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35 point 3rd quarter deficit to rally and beat Weber State, 55-49
  • 1991-11-09 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • 1991-11-23 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • 1994-09-03 Florida's Terry Dean tosses an NCAA football record 7 touchdown passes in the first half as the Gators roll to a 70-21 drubbing of New Mexico State
  • 1994-09-03 Miami rout Georgia Southern 56-0, breaking NCAA football record with its 58th consecutive home win; Alabama won 57 straight at home between 1962-82
  • 1997-10-01 Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne records his 250th NCAA career victory with a 67-7 drubbing of Oklahoma; Osborne, in his 25th season, reaches milestone faster than anyone (301 games)
  • 2003-11-01 University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald establishes a new NCAA record with a touchdown reception in his 14th straight game as Pittsburgh beats Boston College, 24-13 at Alumni Stadium
  • 2003-11-01 Arkansas beats Kentucky 71-63 in 7 OTs at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington; ties NCAA record for longest game in college football history
  • 2003-11-01 Arkansas beats Kentucky, 71-63 at Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington; ties NCAA record for longest football game ever played, with 7 overtime periods

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1948-06-09 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)
  • 1964-05-06 Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
  • 1966-03-12 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
  • 1973-01-02 Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1973-06-03 Sargis Sargsian, Yerevan Armenia, tennis star (1995 NCAA)
  • 1986-05-19 Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • 2009-09-16 Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)