Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)
GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Jimmy Graham played in the NCAA Tournament as a junior with Miami in 2008, when the No. 7 Hurricanes played Texas to a close 75-72 loss in the second round after eliminating St. Mary’s. Graham finished with 15 points off the bench in the two games and brought his dunking ability to the NFL as part of his touchdown celebrations, much like Tony Gonzalez, but the NFL has ruled against such celebrations next season. (Richard C. Lewis/Icon SMI; Al Tielemans/SI)

GALLERY: From the NCAA Tournament to the NFL

Georgetown’s head coach John Thompson hugs Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA National Championship on April 2, 1984 in Seattle. 30 years ago today, Thompson became the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament and Ewing was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  (Georgetown University/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Georgetown’s head coach John Thompson hugs Patrick Ewing after the Hoyas defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA National Championship on April 2, 1984 in Seattle. 30 years ago today, Thompson became the first black coach to win the NCAA basketball tournament and Ewing was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.  (Georgetown University/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

Arguably the most devastating body-checker in the history of the NHL, defenseman Scott Stevens threw his fabled shoulders into many a player.   Never once a negative in the +/- category in each of his 22 seasons, Stevens was more than adequate offensively (908 points) and he captained the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was an ideal fit on a gritty team that didn’t win pretty and didn’t apologize for failing to do so.  The 2000 Conn Smythe Trophy winner turned 50 today. (Lou Capozzola(2), David E. Klutho/SI)

Arguably the most devastating body-checker in the history of the NHL, defenseman Scott Stevens threw his fabled shoulders into many a player.   Never once a negative in the +/- category in each of his 22 seasons, Stevens was more than adequate offensively (908 points) and he captained the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003. He was an ideal fit on a gritty team that didn’t win pretty and didn’t apologize for failing to do so.  The 2000 Conn Smythe Trophy winner turned 50 today. (Lou Capozzola(2), David E. Klutho/SI)

The 14th-seeded Mercer Bears stunned the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, 78-71, today. Jakob Gollon (20) led Mercer with 20 points, shooting 9-for-9 on free throws, while Duke’s freshman star Jabari Parker struggled, turning the ball over four times. Mercer scored 11 straight points during a late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. (Simon Bruty/SI)
GALLERY: Biggest NCAA Tournament Upsets

The 14th-seeded Mercer Bears stunned the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils, 78-71, today. Jakob Gollon (20) led Mercer with 20 points, shooting 9-for-9 on free throws, while Duke’s freshman star Jabari Parker struggled, turning the ball over four times. Mercer scored 11 straight points during a late 20-5 run that clinched the biggest victory in school history. (Simon Bruty/SI)

GALLERY: Biggest NCAA Tournament Upsets

Kirk Gibson is best remembered for belting one of the greatest home runs in World Series history, a pinch-hit, two-run blast with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over Oakland in Game 1. As a manager, the 1988 NL MVP has shown great potential, taking the Arizona Diamondbacks to the postseason in 2011 and leading the team to .500 records in both 2012 and 2013.  On Saturday at 4 AM, his D-backs will open their season against the Dodgers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, nearly 7,800 miles from Chase Field in Phoenix. (Rusty Kennedy/AP; Kevin French/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: When MLB Players Were Managers

Kirk Gibson is best remembered for belting one of the greatest home runs in World Series history, a pinch-hit, two-run blast with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over Oakland in Game 1. As a manager, the 1988 NL MVP has shown great potential, taking the Arizona Diamondbacks to the postseason in 2011 and leading the team to .500 records in both 2012 and 2013.  On Saturday at 4 AM, his D-backs will open their season against the Dodgers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, nearly 7,800 miles from Chase Field in Phoenix. (Rusty Kennedy/AP; Kevin French/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: When MLB Players Were Managers

This iconic photo of Bobby Orr captures him in mid-flight moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final that gave the Boston Bruins their first championship in 29 years. Orr was the first defenseman to ever be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, scoring 20 points in 14 games.  He turns 66 today. (AP)
GALLERY:  Bobby Orr Through The Years

This iconic photo of Bobby Orr captures him in mid-flight moments after scoring the overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the 1970 Stanley Cup Final that gave the Boston Bruins their first championship in 29 years. Orr was the first defenseman to ever be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP, scoring 20 points in 14 games.  He turns 66 today. (AP)

GALLERY:  Bobby Orr Through The Years