Na'Andre Emerson

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This Week in History: The first Heisman Trophy

Closing Bell / Monday, December 5, 2022
December 9, 1935  -- The Downtown Athletic Club in N.Y. awards the first Heisman Trophy, originally known as the Downtown Athletic Club Award, to Univ. of Chicago RB Jay Berwanger . The honor is awarded annually in early December to the “most outstanding college...

This Week in History: NHA is formed

Closing Bell / Monday, November 28, 2022
December 2, 1909  --  Ambrose O'Brien forms the National Hockey Association (NHA) in Montreal with teams playing in Ontario and Quebec, adopting the rules and constitution of the Eastern Canada Hockey Association. Original members of the league include the Montreal Wanderers and Montreal...

This Week in History: Madden, Summerall team up

Closing Bell / Monday, November 21, 2022
November 25, 1979  -- Legendary sportscasters Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast their first NFL game together for CBS. The pair would call games for 22 years across multiple networks and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting...

This Week in History: Magic's HIV announcement

Closing Bell / Monday, November 7, 2022
November 7, 1991  --  Magic Johnson announces he has HIV and immediately retires from the Lakers. Johnson was one of the first professional athlete to go public about his HIV-positive status. Though initially retiring, he started in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game where...

This Week in History: First Black NBA player

Closing Bell / Monday, October 31, 2022
October 31, 1950  -- "The Big Cat” Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play in the NBA as a member of the Washington Capitols. He was one of three Black player to enter the league in 1950, the other two being...

This Week in History: Remembering Robinson

Closing Bell / Monday, October 24, 2022
October 24, 1972  -- Baseball legend Jackie Robinson , the first professional African-American baseball player to play in the MLB in the modern era, dies at the age of 53. He broke the color barrier in baseball after starting at 1B for the then-Brooklyn...

This Week in History: Fall of Lance Armstrong

Closing Bell / Monday, October 17, 2022
October 17, 2012  -- A week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released reports that outlined doping allegations against former cyclist Lance Armstrong when he won the Tour de France seven years in a row from 1999 to 2005, Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Trek Bicycles and...

This Week in History: BBWAA forms

Closing Bell / Monday, October 10, 2022
October 14, 1908  -- To improve professional working conditions at all MLB ballparks, sportswriters band together to form the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). The purpose of the organization was to ensure proper working conditions in press boxes and clubhouses, and for members to...

This Week in History: The O.J. Simpson Trial

Closing Bell / Monday, October 3, 2022
October 3, 1995  -- After a 252 day trail, Pro Football HOFer O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson , and her friend, Ronald Goldman . Simpson's arrest and trial is among...

This Week in History: Chicago 'Black Sox' scandal

Closing Bell / Monday, September 26, 2022
September 28, 1920  -- A Chicago grand jury indicts eight members of the White Sox on charges of fixing the 1919 World Series against the Reds. The eight players were accused of throwing the series in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate led by...