On this date
1929 — Southern California and Notre Dame play before 112,912 at Soldier Field in Chicago, with the Fighting Irish prevailing 13-12. It's the third time in the 1920s that the two schools attract more than 112,000 fans.
1957 — Notre Dame ends Oklahoma's NCAA record 47-game winning streak with a 7-0 triumph.
1957 — Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics sets an NBA Record with 49 rebounds in a 111-89 victory over the Philadelphia Warriors.
1962 — Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 points, including 45 in the first half, to lead the San Francisco Warriors to a 127-111 victory over the New York Knicks.
1968 — Ron Johnson rushes for 347 yards and scores five touchdowns to lead Michigan to a 34-9 rout of Wisconsin.
1980 — Doug Williams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes for 486 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
1982 — The NFL Management Council and the NFL Players' Association announce the settlement of a 57-day player strike.
1991 — Gerry Thomas of No. 1 Florida State misses a 34-yard field goal by the length of a football with 25 seconds left, giving No. 2 Miami a 17-16 victory.
1996 — Byron Hanspard of Texas Tech becomes the sixth major-college player to run for 2,000 yards in a season, rushing for 257 yards and four touchdowns in the Red Raiders' 56-21 victory over Southwestern Louisiana.
1996 — Corey Dillon sets an NCAA rushing record for a quarter, gaining 222 yards on 16 carries and No. 15 Washington goes on to overwhelm San Jose State 53-10.
1997 — Philadelphia's 10-10 tie at Baltimore is the first in the NFL since Kansas City vs. Cleveland on Nov. 19, 1989.
2002 — Larry Johnson rushes for 327 yards, a career-high four TDs and shatters the 31-year-old career rushing record at Penn State in leading the Nittany Lions to a 58-25 victory over Indiana.
2008 — Jimmie Johnson locks up his third consecutive NASCAR championship with a solid 15th-place run in the final race of the season, beating Carl Edwards by 69 points. Johnson joins Cale Yarborough as the only drivers in NASCAR history to win three straight titles.
2008 — Pittsburgh rallies to beat San Diego 11-10, the first such score in NFL history, spanning 12,837 games.
2009 — The NFL fines Titans owner Bud Adams $250,000 for making an obscene gesture at Buffalo fans while celebrating Tennessee's 41-17 victory over the Bills.