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College Team Breaks 26-Year Losing Streak

CalTech's basketball squad finally wins a conference game

(Newser) - California Institute of Technology's sports teams are no strangers to losing. The baseball team has lost more than 400 consecutive conference games, and the women’s volleyball team hasn’t earned a single conference win since its inception in 2000, notes FailureMag . But yesterday, CalTech’s men’s basketball team... More »

Cavs Finally Break Epic Losing Streak

December 18 win was a long, long time ago

(Newser) - The Cleveland Cavaliers won't be the biggest losers in sports history—but they're tied. The Cavs ended an epic 26-game losing streak last night against the Los Angeles Clippers, halting their skid just before going over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' mark. The Cavs hadn't won a game since December 18,... More »

At 0-18, Nets Set Futility Mark

But take heart, fans: NJ not yet threatening all-time skid of 24

(Newser) - The New Jersey Nets were pounded into NBA infamy tonight, falling 117-101 to the Dallas Mavericks for their 18th consecutive loss to start the season. The Nets passed the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1999 Los Angeles Clippers, who both dropped their first 17 games. New Jersey's next chance to end... More »

Pirates Set Mark With 17th Straight Losing Year

Pittsburgh's futility streak longest in North American sports history

(Newser) - Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates set a new North American standard for consecutive losing seasons by a major sports franchise, the Post-Gazette reports, with today’s loss to the Chicago Cubs guaranteeing the team finishes with more losses than wins for the 17th year in a row. The Pirates had shared... More »

After 51 Straight Defeats, Finally a Victory

NJ Highlanders and fans take their NCAA woes in stride

(Newser) - After an NCAA record 51-game losing streak, the New Jersey Institute of Technology basketball team finally eked out a win this week. One of the scores of schools who joined the NCAA's top division a few years back thinking "why not us?," NJIT soon answered that question unequivocally:... More »

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