Boxing – 1985 – Don King D-Day Tribute – Marine Corp Band Presents The Colors + Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Donald King (born August 20, 1931) is an American boxing promoter known for his involvement in historic boxing matchups.  King’s career highlights include, among multiple other enterprises, promoting “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila”….as King has promoted some of the most prominent names in boxing, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Julio César Chávez, Ricardo Mayorga, Andrew Golota, Bernard…

Music – 1985 – US Marine Corp Band – The Marines Hymn – Performed At D-Day Dynamite Boxing Event

DOG ASIDE: The United States Marine Band is the premier band of the United States Marine Corps….which was established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798….making it the oldest of the United States military bands….and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States. Today, the Marine Band also includes the Marine Chamber Orchestra and Marine Chamber Ensembles….as the Marine…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band Halftime Show

DOG ASIDE: The University of Texas Longhorn Band (LHB) is also known as the Showband of the Southwest…. which is the marching band of The University of Texas at Austin…..and was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….as seen in…

NCAA Football – 1986 – CBS Sports 50th Cotton Bowl Classic Halftime – The Fightin Texas Aggie Band

DOG ASIDE: The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is the official marching band of Texas A&M University….which is composed of over 400 men and women from the school’s Corps of Cadets….making it the largest military marching band in the world…..which performs complex straight-line marching maneuvers are performed exclusively to traditional marches…..and ANYONE who has ever had the privilege of seeing The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band perform…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals With Texas Vs Rutgers

DOG ASIDE: One of the true joys for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile who is responsible for posting my Bone Daddy’s incredible 12,000 vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile…..has been the ability to post so many different renditions of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner…..which has been performed by many many various bands, groups,…

Music – 1984 – Halftime Show – Texas Vs OU – Longhorns Show Band Of The Southwest

DOG ASIDE: It is rare when a nationally televised NCAA football game as high profile as when the Texas Longhorns do battle with the Oklahoma Sooners….that the networks carrying the contests ever gives much live coverage time to the halftime shows….but on this October 8, 1983 telecast on ABC featuring legendary NCAA football sportscaster Keith…

NCAA Football – 1983 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns Vs TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE: This game was played on November 12, 1983 at Texas Memorial Stadium….with a kickoff at 1pm….as television coverage of the game was carried by Home Sports Entertainment Network (HSE) featuring Bill Worrell and Mickey Herkowitz on the mike calling the game.   The 1983 Texas Longhorns football team finished the regular season with an 11–0 record….after…

NCAA Football – 1985 – Bluebonnet Bowl – Texas Longhorns Vs Air Force Academy Falcons

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Bluebonnet Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Texas Longhorns and the Air Force Falcons.  The Falcons had the most victories in a season with eleven….but a loss to rival BYU had cost them a shot at the national title and an outright Western Athletic Conference title….as this was their fourth straight bowl appearance.  As for Texas,…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Texas A & M Aggies

DOG ASIDE: There are two major university systems of higher education in the State of Texas….the University of Texas System….and the University of Texas A & M System….as both systems are considered among the best in the country in regards to education, research, technology, medicine and athletics.    The Texas A&M University System is a state university system…