Saturday, January 12, 2013
Jets-Colts? How 'bout Crimson-Cardinal?
By Lizzie Haldane
Harvard celebrates after its one-of-a-kind upset.
On this date in 1969, the Jets pulled off one of the biggest upsets in sports history when they beat the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. But men don’t corner the market on upsets. Among the biggest stunners on the women’s side is the 1998 Harvard women’s basketball team that remains the only No. 16 seed -- in the men’s or women’s tournament -- to knock off a No. 1 seed. The Crimson became the first women’s Ivy League team to win an NCAA game when they beat Stanford 71-67 on Stanford’s home court. The Cardinal had been to six Final Fours and won two national titles the previous eight seasons.