On This Day

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 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
  • Mar 16 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60

AgreementContract of Interest

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

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

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

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

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