On this dateEdit

  • in 1963, the Shimer College Pioneers set the record for the longest losing streak in college basketball, losing game 46 to Black Hawk Junior College 124-54. The previous joint record-holders, which had each lost 45 consecutive games, were Millsaps College (1946) and Olivet College (1961). [1][2]
  • in 1965, the Shimer College Pioneers ended their record-setting losing streak with a 59-58 victory over Roosevelt University.[3]


  1. UPI (1963-12-11). "Shimer College Loses 46th Straight Game". Los Angeles Times [paywalled]. 
  2. "Shimer Beaten; New Record Set". Morning Star: p. B1. 1963-12-11. 
  3. Rick Talley (1965-12-12). "Shimer Wins 1st Straight". Morning Star. 

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