What Were the Sports Highlights
in January 1976, 1986, 1991 and 1996?
January Sports Trivia
The Oklahoma Sooners zoomed past Michigan in the Orange Bowl to claim the national title 14-6.
In the Rose Bowl UCLA upset Ohio State.
Alabama won the Sugar Bowl beating Penn State.
The Pittsburg Steelers beat the Raiders 16-10 and headed to Miami where they became the Super Bowl champions against the Dallas Cowboys 21-17. Dallas had beat the Minnesota Vikings to make it to the Super Bowl.
Hard punching Mike Tyson, 19, had the dream to become the youngest heavy weight champion in history.
Lynette Woodard, featured in Sports Illustrated, was the first woman Globie. She had been captain of the 1984 US women's Olympic team and had scored 3,649 in her career at Kansas. She had also played proball in Italy and worked as a fulltime assistant coach in Kansas.
Fourteen year old Mary Joe Fernandez won another Orange Bowl International Tennis title in the girls 18 and under division.
Barry Switzer led the Oaklahoma Sooners to beat the undefeated No1-ranked Penn State 25-10 in the Orange Bowl and to win the national crown.
Tom Kite the 41 year old pro from Austin Texas had tapped in for par on the 72nd hole to win the Infiniti Tournament of Champions by one stroke over Lanny Wadkins. Kite had shot a 16-under-pear 272 over the La Costa Country Club in Carlsbad, California.
At 18, Louisiana State's 7'1" 295 pound Shaquille O'Neal, graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as the best college center.
Playing on a rebuilt knee, Bernard King of the Bullets was once again the NBA's leading scorer.
It was to be Buffalo against the Big Apple in Super Bowl XXV, with the high scoring Bills being the favorites.
Toronto's Damon Stoudamire was leading the pack of NBA rookies.
The Cowboys earned another trip to the super Bowl with a smashing victory over the Packers.
For the first time in 16 years the Pittsburg Steelers won the AFC championship against Indianaplis Colts scoring 20-16 to earn a Super Bowl XXX date with the Dallas Cowboys.
In pro Basketball the Chicago Bulls were dismissing teams at will with an average margin of 11.8 points. If maintained they were to be the third best in league history.