Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's Wednesday















It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 7th, the 67th day of 2012. There are 299 days left in the year.

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Penguins: Crosby has been cleared for contact.

Patrick Burke gets support for "You Can Play" project.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today is: Learn What Your Name Means Day, National Be Heard Day, World Maths Day (Linky Link) and Cereal Day (Linky Link).

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Tampa, FL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have been so good as of late, that not even a rare loss at home was enough to set the team back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Steven Stamkos notched his league-best 48th goal of the season and Dwayne Roloson made 25 saves in relief of the injured Mathieu Garon, but the Lightning fell 7-3 to the Ottawa Senators at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Tuesday night.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1850, U.S. Senator Daniel Webster endorsed the Compromise of 1850 as a method of preserving the Union.

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University of Wisconsin Remains No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll


USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Women's College Hockey Poll - #22
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Wisconsin, 184 (13)
1
31-4-2
22
2University of Minnesota, 175 (6)
2
31-5-2
22
3Cornell University, 154
3
29-4-0
22
4Boston College, 123
4
23-9-3
22
5University of North Dakota, 98
5
22-11-3
22
6Boston University, 87
9
23-13-1
16
7St. Lawrence University, 76
10
24-9-4
2
8Mercyhurst College, 71
6
23-7-3
22
9Northeastern University, 40
7
22-7-4
20
10University of Minnesota Duluth, 17
NR
21-14-1
21
Others receiving votes: Harvard University, 14; Providence College, 6.
NOTES: The top-10 finalists for the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey, were announced on March 3. The three finalists will be announced on March 8. VisitPattyKaz.com for the list of finalists ... On Saturday (March 10), eight top-10 teams will face off in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament ... The University of Wisconsin earned the No. 1 ranking for the eighth straight week ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association has four ranked teams, while the Hockey East Association has three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey has two ranked teams. Mercyhurst is the only College Hockey America team ranked ... A total of 12 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 15th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

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Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine on this date in 1850.

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Landry: E-Camp's tenacious O-line underdog.

Embracing The Off-Season.

Riders Unveil Grey Cup Legacy Project.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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On this date in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 174,465) for his telephone.

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Jimmy checks his car seat belts.

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On this date in 1906, Finland granted women the right to vote.

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - Elvis Presley arrived back in Memphis, TN, after serving two years in the U.S. Army.

1968 - Elvis Presley recorded "A Little Less Conversation" for the first time.

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On this date in 1911, Willis Farnworth patented the coin-operated locker.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Big Three, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas and several local bands played at a one-night stand called "Mersey Beat Showcase."

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CBS radio debuted "Marie The Little French Princess" on this date in 1933. It was the first daytime radio serial.

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Today in Sports History:

1921 - Cy Denneny (Ottawa Senators) scored six goals against the Hamilton Tigers.

1939 - The Boston Bruins won the Prince Wales Trophy when they clinched the NHL regular season championship. This marked the first time the Prince of Wales Trophy was awarded for this reason.

1951 - Ezzard Charles won a 15-round decision over Jersey Joe Walcott. It was Charles' eighth heavyweight title defense.

1954 - The NBA raised the baskets from 10 feet to 12 feet for an exhibition game between the Minneapolis Lakers and Milwaukee Hawks.

1954 - The Soviet Union defeated Canada in the first international ice hockey competition.

1955 - Baseball commissioner Ford Frick said that he was in favor of legalizing the spitball.

1970 - Austin Carr (Notre Dame) scored 61 points against Ohio University. The feat was an NCAA tournament record.

1974 - New Orleans became the 18th NBA franchise. The team was bought by nine people for $6.15 million.

1982 - The NCAA college basketball tournament selections were televised for the first time.

1983 - Phil Marhe won the Alpine World Cup championship for the third straight year.

1983 - ESPN televised the first live professional football game on cable. The game was between the USFL's Birmingham Stallions and the Michigan Panthers.

1987 - Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight titlist when he beat James Smith in a decision during a 12-round fight in Las Vegas, NV.

1989 - Tom Jordan rolled an 899 in a three-game series. It was the best three-game series to be recognized by the ABC in league play.

1995 - Dominique Wilkins (Boston Celtics) became the ninth NBA player to achieve 25,000 career points.

1996 - Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers) became the second player to reach 10,000 assists.

1997 - Wilson Kipketer of Kenya set the world indoor 800-meter record at 1 minute, 43.96 seconds at the World Indoor Championships in Paris.

1998 - Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.

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The board game Monopoly was invented on this date in 1933.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 5:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm EST

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