The year 1998 was a big year in the sporting world.
Kentucky won the NCAA Championship with a 78 – 69 victory over Utah.
The Chicago Bulls won their third straight NBA Championship in a lockout-shortened season to complete their second three-peat in the decade.
It marked the first year that NHL players participated in the Olympics, and the first year that women’s hockey was in the Olympics.
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa both took aim at Roger Maris’ home run record of 61 in a season. Both would go onto top that mark, with McGwire hitting 70 home runs and Sosa hitting 66.
Also that year, the Furman Paladins opened the Timmons Arena in Greensville, SC. The new facility put the men’s and women’s basketball teams back on campus, and what a great move it was for the program and the school as a whole. Continue reading Hallowed Grounds: Timmons Arena