NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – National Championship Game – Duke Blue Devils Vs Louisville Cardinals

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which  began on March 13, 1986, and ended with the championship game on March 31 in Dallas, Texas. The Louisville Cardinals team was coached by Denny Crum…..as they won the national title with a 72–69 victory in the final…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE: Any time and any where that the Kansas Jayhawks go up against the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball….you can pretty well bet it is going to be a great game….and this 1986 meeting in one of the National Semifinal match-up was no exception.  Duke’s Coach K brought his Blue Devils team into…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Bracketology Regional Break-Downs – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley

DOG COMMENTARY: There are three legends of sports broadcasting that started at ESPN back in the late 1970’s when the network first came on the air that were still working with ESPN in 2017….Chris Berman, Bob Ley and Dick Vitale….as ESPN provided the vehicle for these three to ascend to this legendary status….and two of…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils Vs Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:      The 1986 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament was the first tournament to use a shot clock limiting the amount of time for any one offensive possession by a team prior to taking a shot at the basket….for beginning with the 1986 tournament….the shot clock was set at 45 seconds….which would remain until being shortened to…

NCAAM Basketball – 1987 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four

DOG ASIDE:  The 1987 Final Four is a very special event to those of us at ImaSportsphile….for our Bone Daddy…the original Sportsphile who was responsible for recording our entire vintage library way back in the day….attended this final four at Reunion Arena….which turned out to be a very eventful tournament in Dallas, TX.  The four…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – East Region Finals – Duke Blue Devils VS Navy Midshipmen

DOG ASIDE:   Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski) led his # 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils into the East Region Finals of the 1986 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament against Coach Paul Evans Navy Midshipmen….who were led by their outstanding center David Robinson….after beating Mississippi Valley 85 – 78 in the 1st round… Old Dominion 89 –…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Final Four Semifinals – Duke Blue Devils VS Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE:    This NCAA Mens Basketball 1986 Final Four Semifinal Game not only featured two long-time storied college basketball programs….but also two of the all time legendary coaches in Duke’s Coach K (Krzyzewski) and Kansas’ Larry Brown….who as a matter of fact….are still coaching today some 30 years later….with Coach K still at Duke…