On This Day

March 2015 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 14 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
  • Mar 14 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52
  • Mar 15 56th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 78-63
  • Mar 21 Ireland retains Six Nations Rugby Championship with 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield; England needs 26 point win over France for title but can only beat Les Bleus, 55-35 at Twickenham
  • Mar 29 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchel Starc

Divorces in Sport

  • Mar 23 TV personality Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorce after 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 1 Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), dies of heart disease at 92
  • Mar 13 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), dies at 91
  • Mar 17 Bob Appleyard, English cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career), dies at 90
  • Mar 21 Chuck Pednarik 'Concrete Charlie', American professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Chuck Bednarik, Pro/College Football Hall of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), dies of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at 89
  • Mar 23 Nick Peters, American Baseball Hall of Fame writer (Oakland Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Berkeley Gazette, San Francisco Chronicle), dies at 75