March 2014 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 15 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
  • Mar 15 Ireland edges France, 22-20 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis to beat England on points difference and win Six Nations Rugby Championship; final international match for Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll with record 141 caps
  • Mar 16 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60
  • Mar 16 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63

Contract of Interest

Mar 18 Phil Jackson signs a five-year contract to be president of the New York Knicks

Olympic Gold

Mar 21 Canadian freestyle skier (moguls) and two-time Olympic gold medalist Alexandre Bilodeau retires at 26

Laureus Awards

Mar 26 Laureus World Sports Awards, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Sportsman: Sebastian Vettel; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: Germany Men's National Football team


Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 6 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian soccer defender (51 caps; Vasco da Gama, São Paulo), dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Mar 21 Jack Fleck, American golfer (US Open 1955), dies at 92
  • Mar 23 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 74

Hobart Hobart "Hobie" Alter (1933-2014)

Mar 29 American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80