NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – 41st NIT Finals – University of Texas Longhorns VS NC State Wolfpack

DOG COMMENTARY: In 1978, Jim Valvano’s North Carolina State Wolfpack and Abe Lemons’ University of Texas Longhorns met in the finals of the 41st National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden ….after scoring semifinal victories in contrasting styles.  Before a crowd of 18,504, the largest N.I.T. gathering at the Garden since 1968, North Carolina State…

NCAA Football – 1984 Orange Bowl – # 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs # 2 Miami Hurricanes – 4th Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Orange Bowl was the 50th annual Orange Bowl Classic, played on January 2, 1984, between the unbeaten Nebraska Cornhuskers and the once-beaten Miami Hurricanes for the national championship.  Nebraska came into the game ranked #1 in both major polls with a 12-0 record….having steamrolled just about every opponent on the 1983 schedule….except for close road wins at Oklahoma…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Mens – Basketball & Gymnastics & Water Polo & Boxing & Track & Swimming

DOG ASIDE: On this day of August 4 at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…..ABC’s Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona man the host desk as they cover a variety of men’s competitions taking place throughout the Olympic venues…..as they lead off with the final minutes of the Yugoslavia vs Italy final Group A game….which…

Special – 1981 – Sports Year In Review – Host George Plimpton

DOG ASIDE: In this George Plimpton special, he looks at the year 1981 in sports….while providing the viewer with some awesome highlights of the accomplishments of many athletes and several teams to include Alpine Skiing World Cup overall champ USA Phil Mahre….with women’s overall champ Marie-Theres Nadig of Switzerland….along with cycling’s Bernard Hinault of France win in the Tour…

NCAA Football – 1982 – SWC Game of Week – Texas University VS Texas A & M – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: Never in the history of college football has there been a more storied rivalry than the one that came down every Thanksgiving in the heart of Texas….than the annual game between the Texas Longhorns versas the Texas A & M Aggies…as it didn’t matter whether the game was played in Austin (UT) or…

Boxing – 1986 – HBO Post Fight Interview – 10 Round Heavyweight Bout – Mike Tyson VS Mitch Green

DOG ASIDE: During the golden age of boxing from 1964 to 1995….HBO with their boxing broadcast crew featuring Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant….brought literally hundreds of world championship title fights to a boxing fan base that literally loved everyone of their telecasts….for many different reasons….like no commercials, indepth insight into the combatants…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Women’s Field Hockey & Swimming & Heptalon – Mens Cycling & Wrestling

DOG ASIDE: This women’s field hockey match between the USA vs Netherlands feature two teams that would eventually win medals…..as the Dutch women would go on to win gold….while the American women would take home the bronze medal….which was quite an accomplishment for the USA side…..who had never medaled in Olympic women’s field hockey before. The…

Boxing – 1985 – 15 Round Heavyweight Title Fight – Larry Holmes VS Michael Spinks – 1st Fight

DOG COMMENTARY: It has always been this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s opinion that the only way that a world champion boxer should lose his crown….is by being soundly defeated by the challenger for the title….either by KO, TKO  or a fight that went the distance where the Champ was either knocked down 2 or 3…

Special – 1987 – CBS Highlights – Sports Year In Review & NBA Playoffs

DOG ASIDE: There are many things about our expansive 2300 hour video library that is being posted here at Ima Sportsphile that makes this webpage very unique….and one of those unique aspects are the absolute volumes of highlights from sporting events that this library has within the thousands of pages posted herewith….as evidenced by the…