Basketball – 1978 – NBC Curt Gowdy Reviews + Recaps The Year In College Basketball And NBA Season

The 1978 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men’s NCAA Division I college basketball….which began on March 11, 1978 and ended with the championship game on March 27 in St. Louis, Missouri….in a tournament where a total of 32 games were played, including a national 3rd place game. The process of seeding…

Football – 1984 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Showcases Candidates From Football

DOG ASIDE: Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement.”  Both Americans and non-Americans are eligible, though in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women…

NCAA Football – 1988 – CBS Sports Update – Jim Nantz Cover Highlights And Scores Of Bowl Games

DOG ASIDE: Jim Nantz joined CBS in 1985….initially working as a studio host for the network’s college football and  basketball coverage….which is what he is doing in this video herewith…. and as an on-course reporter for the PGA Tour golf tour….as well as calling NFL games on Westwood One from 1988 to 1990….when he was moved to television….where Nantz called Sunday Night…

Track + Field – 1986 – Special – Olympic Hero Wilma Rudolph Speaks For The NCAA And Tells Her Story

DOG ASIDE: Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) was an American sprinter from Clarksville, Tennessee….who became a world-record-holding Olympic champion and international sports icon in track and field following her successes in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympic….as Rudolph competed in the 200m dash and won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100-meter relay in 1956….then she won three gold medals in…

NCAAF – 1985 – Halftime Special – Profile Of University Of Texas Honors Colloquium Program

DOG ASIDE: Stiles Professor Elspeth Rostow  in American Studies and Government at the University of Texas at Austin provides a insightful overview of the Honors Colloquium  Program ….which takes place on campus each summer….whereby the school invites 600 graduating high school senior honor students….the brightest minds….to The University to provide an inside look at what potential opportunities…

NCAAF – 1988 – Orange Bowl Classic Special Feature – The Miami Hurricanes Starting Offense

DOG ASIDE: The 1987 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes’ 62nd season of football. The Hurricanes were led by fourth-year head coach Jimmy Johnson….and played their home games at the Orange Bowl…..where they finished the season 12–0 overall. They were invited to the Orange Bowl….where they defeated Oklahoma, 20-14,…

NCAAM – 1979 – Highlights – MSU Coach Jud Heathcote Remembers Championship Game With Magic And Bird

DOG ASIDE: George Melvin “Jud” Heathcote (May 27, 1927 – August 28, 2017) was an American basketball player and coach….who was a college basketball head coach for 24 seasons….with five at the University of Montana from 1971–1976….and nineteen at Michigan State University from 1976–1995….where he coached Magic Johnson during his two years at Michigan State…which concluded with the 1979 national championship season….and then the “Bird vs. Magic rivalry” went pro….and many…

NCAAW – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – The Basketball Dynasty Of Immaculata University Mighty Macs

DOG ASIDE:  Immaculata University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary….which is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The university sports teams are known as the Mighty Macs….with their colors being blue and white. Immaculata is part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference through the 2017–18 school year….after…

NCAAM – 1978 – Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs DePual Demon Deacons – Last 2 Minutes

DOG ASIDE: Although I have yet to run across the rest of this 1978 NCAA men’s basketball game of the week….I have decided to go ahead and post this game…..cuz it features two legendary coaches….in DePaul University Coach Ray Meyers and Texas University Coach Abe Lemons. Raymond Joseph Meyer (December 18, 1913 – March 17, 2006)…