Events in Sport in 2001

  • Jan 1 87th Rose Bowl: #4 Washington beats #14 Purdue, 34-24
  • Jan 1 30th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon State beats #10 Notre Dame, 41-9
  • Jan 2 67th Sugar Bowl: #3 Miami beats #7 Florida, 37-20
  • Jan 3 3rd BCS National Championship: #1 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 13-2, at 67th Orange Bowl
  • Jan 14 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beats Oakland Raiders 16-3
  • Jan 14 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings 41-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 Super Bowl XXXV: Baltimore Ravens beat New York Giants, 34-7 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Ray Lewis, Baltimore, LB

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 89th Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Arnaud Clement (6-4, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 89th Women's Australian Open: Jennifer Capriati beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 38-17
  • Feb 4 51st NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 14-12 at Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 11 50th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-110 at Washington

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 12 9th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Marion Jones win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat Marion Jones
Track and Field Athlete/Drug Cheat
Marion Jones
  • Mar 10 22nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Boston College beats Pittsburgh, 79-57
  • Mar 11 48th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 79-53
  • Mar 11 42nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Ole Miss, 77-55
  • Apr 1 20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Notre Dame beats Purdue 68-66
  • Apr 2 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Arizona 82-72
  • Apr 7 154th Grand National: Richard Guest aboard Red Marauder wins
  • Apr 8 65th Masters Golf Tournament: Tiger Woods wins, shooting a 272
  • Apr 16 105th Boston Marathon: Lee Bong-Ju of South Korea 1st man in 2:09:43 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:23:53
  • Apr 21 2001 NFL Draft: Michael Vick from Virginia Tech first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • May 5 127th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Chavez aboard Monarchos wins in 1:59.97
  • May 9 Accra Sports Stadium Disaster: 129 Ghanian football fans die in a stampede caused by the firing of teargas by police following a decision by the referee in a crucial match between arch-rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko
  • May 19 126th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 1:55.40
  • May 21 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat St. Louis Blues, 4 games to 1
  • May 22 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1
  • May 23 9th UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Valencia (1-1, 5-4 on penalties) at Milan
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Hélio Castroneves wins in 3:31:54.180 (227.841 km/h)
  • May 29 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Jun 9 133rd Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 2:26.80
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup: Colorado Avalanche defeat New Jersey Devils 4-3
  • Jun 10 100th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Alex Corretja (6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0)
  • Jun 10 100th Women's French Open: Jennifer Capriati beats Kim Clijsters (1-6, 6-4, 12-10)
  • Jun 15 55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 18 101st US Golf Open: Retief Goosen shoots a 276 at Southern Hills CC OK
  • Jun 24 47th LPGA Championship won by Karrie Webb

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 108th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats Justine Henin (6-1 3-6 6-0)

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • Jul 9 115th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Goran Ivanišević beats Pat Rafter (6-3 3-6 6-3 2-6 9-7)
  • Jul 10 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle
  • Jul 22 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club

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Jul 29 88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Aug 3 8th World Championships in Athletics open at Edmonton, Canada
  • Aug 12 8th World Championships in Athletics close at Edmonton, Canada
  • Aug 19 83rd PGA Championship: David Toms shoots a 265 at Atlanta Athletic Club

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 121st Men's U.S. Open: Lleyton Hewitt beats Pete Sampras (7-6, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

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Sep 17 Despite suffering from lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Jack Buck stirs emotions by reading a patriotic-themed poem during the pregame ceremonies on baseball's first night back after the September 11th terrorist attacks

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 4 Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most home runs hit in a single season

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Oct 5 Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 52nd Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 58 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Oct 21 MLB National League Championship: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 22 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 27 13th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 21-17 in Chestnut Hill
  • Nov 4 MLB World Series: Arizona Diamondbacks defeat New York Yankees to win 4-3
  • Nov 17 66th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Auburn
  • Nov 23 53rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • Nov 25 89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
  • Dec 8 10th SEC Championship Game: #21 LSU beats #2 Tennessee, 31-20
  • Dec 10 67th Heisman Trophy Award: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (QB)
  • Dec 20 90th Davis Cup: France beats Australia in Melbourne (3-2)