On This Day

January 3, 2002 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • College Football, 4th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #1 Miami beats #2 Nebraska, 37-14, at 88th Rose Bowl

Deaths in Sport

  • Al Smith, American baseball outfielder and third baseman (3-time MLB All Star; Cleveland Indians), dies at 73