They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!
We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports have left behind.
So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great sporting moments On This Day.
1999 – All’s Square in Love and War
Queensland and New South Wales couldn’t be separated on this day in 1999 when State of Origin Game 3 resulted in a 10-10 draw.
The Maroons retained the shield by default after winning the 1998 State of Origin in what remains an all-time classic.
2011 – The New King of Cleveland
After playing only one year in College, Duke point guard Kyrie Irving was chosen first overall on this day in 2011 by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Australians sometimes try to claim Irving as one of their own, and while he was born in Melbourne, it’s become fairly clear over the years where his allegiance lies.
Irving went on to win the Rookie of the Year award in 2012 before playing an important part in the Cavs’ first-ever NBA Championship run with LeBron James in 2016.
The rest though, is another story.