NCAA Football – 1986 – Austin Ch 24 Special – Texas Longhorns Season In Review – Highlights

DOG ASIDE:     The 1986 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season…..as te Longhorns finished the regular season with an 5–6 record….when after their 16–3 loss to rival Texas A&M….head coach Fred Akers was fired…..after posting the 1st losing record at the University of Texas since 1957 in coach Darrell…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – Midwest Region Finals – NC State Wolfpack VS Kansas Jayhawks

DOG ASIDE:   Coach Jim Valvano, in his 6th season at North Carolina State, brought his mens basketball team into the NCAA Midwest Regional Finals against the Kansas Jayhawks at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO with a record of 21 – 12….after the Wolfpack had placed 4th in the ACC with a record of…

Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m & 4 x 400m & 800m – Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE:   This 1985 Track and Field World Championship Competition was the 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics….which was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations….and was held on October 4 – 6, 1985, at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia.     This event was lelecasted live on ABC’s Wide World of Sports and featured…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Highlights – Texas 11 – 0 Season & Earl Campbell Heisman Run – SWC In Review

DOG ASIDE:   No coach in the history of college football has ever come into their 1st season of coaching at any school that had more talent or upside than the 1977 Texas Longhorns….when Coach Fred Akers took over at the helm of Texas football….for anchoring this outstanding football team that the 1st year coach…

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 –…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Swim Men’s 200m Ind Med & Womens 200m butterfly -Track Womens 800m

DOG ASIDE:   This ABC coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics took place on Day 10 of the Games….with Jim Lampley, Mark Spitz and Donna de Varona at poolside while covering the swimming finals of the men’s 200m individual medley competition…which was won by Canada’s Alex Baumann as he took home gold….with USA…

NCAA Championships – 1980 – Outdoor Track And Field & Mens Volleyball With USC VS UCLA

DOG ASIDE:   The 1980 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held June 3 – 7 at Texas University Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX…. as the 58th annual NCAA-sanctioned track meet to determine the individual and team national champions of men’s collegiate Division I outdoor track and field events in the United States.  This was the third time the…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – 1st Qtr

DOG ASIDE:   I can remember vividly the stories told by Bone Daddy about the “blood rivalry” between the University of Texas and the University of Arkansas back in the days of the Southwest Conference in football….as the SWC was at the very top of the college football food chain throughout its entire existence from 1914 to…

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…