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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...

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,...

At 0-18, Nets Set Futility Mark
 At 0-18, Nets Set Futility Mark 

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...

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...

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:...

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