UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
That Alabama reached the BCS title game isn't a surprise, although the path taken was, but that the Crimson Tide's opponent is Notre Dame, that wasn't expected.
The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
Joe Paterno's 45 seasons as head football coach at Penn State was the equivalent of a geological epoch in a field where longevity can be a scarce commodity.
Major League Soccer veteran Eddie Robinson said Wednesday he's retiring as a player and moving into the Houston Dynamo's front office.
Oklahoma State head football Coach Mike Gundy was honored Thursday with the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.
Silas Redd's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 remaining Saturday boosted No. 19 Penn State to a 10-7 decision over Illinois in a historic game for Joe Paterno.
Matthew McGloin threw two touchdown passes Saturday and Coach Joe Paterno tied an NCAA record in No. 22 Penn State's 34-24 win over Northwestern.
Freddie Montero scored one goal and set up another Sunday, leading the Seattle Sounders FC to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo.