Jan. 7, 1989

Jan. 7, 1989 Northeastern University announced that Reggie Lewis’ number 35 would be retired, the first basketball player there to be so honored. Two years after being drafted by the Celtics, Lewis was the Huskies’ all-time scoring leader with 2,708 points; he remains NU’s career scoring leader. Lewis’ Celtics teammates were all invited to the number retirement ceremonies, scheduled for Jan. 21 before Northeastern’s game against Siena.  “I really do feel honored by it,” Lewis said, as reported in the Boston Globe. “It makes me feel proud that they would want to do that.”

January 7, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Colleges, History|0 Comments

Jan. 2, 1954

Jan. 2. 1954 College bowl games once owned the national stage on New Year’s Day - the Rose Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Salad Bowl … Yes, Phoenix offered the Salad Bowl. Goodness knows that when someone mentions Phoenix, salad immediately comes to mind. It lasted from 1947-1955. Once colleges started declining invitations, it became a service school event. In the 1954 edition, Fort Ord (California) routed the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, 67-12. The star of the game was Ollie Matson, who scored three touchdowns. Matson probably did not receive a giant bottle of ranch dressing ...

January 3, 2024|Categories: Colleges, History|0 Comments
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