NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – NCAA Womens Championship Game – Texas Lady Longhorns VS USC Women Of Troy

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1986 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournamentbegan on March 12 and ended on March 30. The tournament expanded to 40 teams from 32….as the Final Four included Texas, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and USC….with Texas defeating Southern California, 97-81 in the championship game ….as Texas’s Clarissa Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament….for with their championship win….Texas…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG ASIDE:  One of the truly great rivalries in college basketball was the one between Coach Abe Lemons of the University of Texas mens basketball verses Coach Eddie Sutton of the University of Arkansas mens team….as there were many articles about Abe vs Eddie written between 1977 and 1983.  Eddie Sutton took over the helm…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Interview With Al McGuire & Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG COMMENTARY:  For this special video featuring the halftime interview by Hall of Fame Coach Al McGuire….while working as a basketball commentator for NBC Sports….of Hall of Fame Coach Abe Lemons during halftime of the NBC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans….I have decided to provide excerpts from an article…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:  The 1979 – 80 Texas Longhorn mens basketball starting five including G Fred Carson, G John Danks, G Ron Baxter (the Horns played a 3-guard tandem), F Bill Wendlandt and C LaSalle Thompson….along with 6th man F/C Rob Cunningham….were a really close-knit group who enjoyed coming together as a group to The Sports Place, Madison…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy started on his path to becomming a Sportsphile as a 9 year old outfielder for the Braves of the Central Little League in Midland, Texas in 1956….for this path to being distinguished as the Original Sportsphile continued to grow and fourish from the mid-1950’s all the way to when he graduated…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    In 1979, the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team had four starters coming back from a team that “took New York City and Madison Square Garden by storm”….as they came from way down deep in the heart of Texas to the Big Apple….and blew away the competition in the N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) that…

NCAAM Basketball – 1978 – N.I.T. Semifinals – Texas Longhorns VS Rutgers Knights – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:   This 1977-78 Texas Longhorns mens basketball team….coached by legendary Coach Abe Lemons….featuring a starting five of G Johnny Moore, G Jim Krivacs, F Ron Baxter, F Tyrone Branyon and C Gary Goodner….was a really outstanding basketball team that deserved to be in the NCAA tournament…but were not because they were in the…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY:    With its four leading scorers returning, Texas entered the 1978–79 season with a No. 6 ranking in the AP poll….as they were a near-unanimous favorite to win the SWC championship….but the Longhorns struggled early after beginning the season 7–4 and falling out of the AP rankings after a 21-point road defeat to C Bill…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Boxing & Womens Basketball Finals – USA VS Korea – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   This ABC telecast of Day 11 at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics starts off at the boxing venue….as Howard Cosell is calling the Super Flyweight gold medal match between USA Paul Gonzales vs. GBR John Lyons….as the telecast picks up in the 3rd and final round of a really hard fought…