NCAAM – 1986 – CBSs Jim Nance + Bill Rafferty Spotlight The Road To The Final Four Regional Finals

DOG ASIDE: William Joseph Raftery (born April 19, 1943) is an American basketball analyst and former college basketball coach….who has consecutively served as an analyst and play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports’ college basketball coverage for over 33 years.  Raftery was also an analyst with ESPN…where he was primarily partnered with Sean McDonough and Jay Bilas….and formerly Mike Gorman for Big East games. He has also served as an analyst for CBS Radio/Westwood One’s…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Midwest Regional Finals featured two icons of college coaching in Larry Brown at Kansas University and Jim Valvano at North Carolina State University…..as Valvano led his Wolfpack team to the National Championship in 1983…..and Brown would lead his Jayhawks team to the National Championship just two years…

NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery

DOG ASIDE:    It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.    This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on…

NCAAW Basketball – 1987 – Women’s Midwest Regional Finals – University of Texas VS Ole Miss

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1987-88 Texas Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team completed the season by winning 32 games and losing just 3 games….as they swept the SWC with a 16 – 0 record….and advanced through the NCAA Tournament to the Elite Eights….where they lost to Long Beach State….but in this Midwest Regional Finals game….the Longhorns would…