The Drive: June 22nd, 5:25pm – This Day in Sports History + Birthdays

  • 1979 – Former WHA teams the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets joined the NHL. The NHL had expanded to 21 teams.
  • 1990 – Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium
  • 2002 – Darryl Kile (St. Louis Cardinals) was found dead in his hotel room
  • 2003 – Michelle Wie won her first USGA title at the age of 13. She was the youngest person to win any adult USGA event
  • 2016 – The NHL’s board of Governors voted unanimously to expand to 31 teams. An expansion team in Las Vegas was added and planned to begin play in the 2017-18 season
  • Which team would you replace Rutgers with? Happer has an idea to create rivalries