On This Day

December 31, 1997 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 27th Fiesta Bowl: #10 Kansas State beats #14 Syracuse, 35-18
  • 72 year-old Marv Levy retires as coach of the NFL Buffalo Bills after 12 seasons, including 4 consecutive losing Super Bowl appearances
  • Buffalo's Czech NHL goalie Dominik Hasek stops 36 shots for his 27th career shutout in Sabres' 3-0 win over Ottawa Senators; his 6th shutout in month of December; first since George Hainsworth in 1928-29 to achieve the feat