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November 28
1929 Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals registered an NFL first by scoring all of his team's points, 41 in all, against the Chicago Bears.
1939 Dr. James Naismith, the man credited for inventing the game of basketball died.
1994 Bill Walsh stepped down as head coach of Stanford following his club's second consecutive losing season.
  Colorado named Rick Neuheisel its new head football coach.
1996 Emmitt Smith rushed for 155 yards on 31 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys past the Washington Redskins in a Thanksgiving Day clash.
1996 Marcus Allen rushed for a pair of touchdowns, the 111th and 112th of his career, as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Detroit Lions, 28-24.
1997 Arkansas' Clint Stoerner threw for 387 yards in a 31-21 loss at Louisiana State. The 2,347 passing yards this season broke the previous school record of 2,203 set by Joe Ferguson in 1971.
1997 Nebraska's Scott Frost became the 12th Division 1-A quarterback in NCAA history to both run and pass for 1,000 yards in a season.
1997 Notre Dame's Allen Rossum had a 37-yard touchdown return for a touchdown in a 23-22 win at Hawaii to set an NCAA record with his ninth career return for a score.
1999 Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter became the 4th player in NFL history with 900 receptions in the Vikings 35-27 win over the San Diego Chargers.
2004 Rudi Johnson rushed for a career-high 202 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score, helping the Cincinnati Bengals to a 58-48 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the highest scoring game since the 1970 merger.
2005 The Detroit Lions fired coach Steve Mariucci.
2005 The Indianapolis Colts ran their record to 11-0 with a resounding 26-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on MNF. QB Peyton Manning threw for over 300 yards and hit WR Marvin Harrison with an 80-yard TD on the team's first offensive play.
2005 The Toronto Blue Jays dipped into the free-agent market and signed former Baltimore reliever B.J. Ryan to a 5-year, $47 million contract.
2007 Baylor named Art Briles its new head football coach.
2010 Montreal won the 98th CFL Grey Cup defeating Saskatchewan, 21-18.
2010 Indiana fired head football coach Bill Lynch.
2011 The Washington Capitals fired coach Bruce Boudreau. Dale Hunter was named their new head coach.
2011 The Carolina Hurricanes fired coach Paul Maurice. Kirk Muller was named their new head coach.
2011 Ohio State named Urban Meyer its new head football coach.
2012 Louisville will leave the Big East and join the ACC as the conference's 14th member.
2012 The Atlanta Braves signed outfielder B.J. Upton to a five-year contract worth $75 million.
2012 The NY Yankees re-signed pitcher Andy Pettitte to a one-year contract worth $12 million.
Birthdays Paul Warfield (1942) - NFL player and Hall of Famer, Jackie Sherrill (1943) - college football coach, Matt Williams (1965) - MLB player, Dale Carter (1969) - NFL player.
As of November 27, 2014, at 06:00 PM ET