On This Day

March 2005 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 12 26th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats West Virginia, 68-59
  • Mar 13 52nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 69-64
  • Mar 13 46th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 70-53
  • Mar 19 Wales beats Ireland, 32-20 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to win the Six Nations Rugby Championship and become the 1st team to complete a Grand Slam playing more games away than at home

Golf Major

Mar 27 Kraft Nabisco Championship Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins event for the 3rd time, 8 strokes ahead of American Rosie Jones

  • Mar 28 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 48-year old Fred Funk becomes oldest event winner, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Luke Donald, Tom Lehman, and Scott Verplank

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Mar 9 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer, dies at 80
  • Mar 9 Glenn Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1946; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army; NFL: LA Rams), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • Mar 16 Todd Bell, American football player (b. 1958)
  • Mar 16 Dick Radatz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1963, 64; AL saves leader 1962, 64; Boston Red Sox), dies after falling down a flight of stairs at 67
  • Mar 26 Marius Russo, American baseball player (New York Yankees), dies at 90
  • Mar 27 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)