NCAAW + NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – Special – Louisana Tech Basketball – Host Vern Lundquist

DOG ASIDE:  This CBS Sports Sunday special featuring the 1985 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball program at Louisiana Tech University features legendary sportscasters Brent Musburger and Vern Lundquist covering the success that the small university in Ruston, Louisiana has hand over the years….while featuring an interview by Lundquist of NBA star Carl Malone and Teresa…

Pan American Games – 1979 – Swimming + Wrestling + Equestrian + Boxing + Sailing

DOG COMMENTARY:  This CBS Sports coverage of the 1979 Pan American Games from San Juan, Puerto Rico featured the more than capable broadcast crew of Dick Stockton at the sports desk…the beautiful Jayne Kennedy covering wrestling and sailing….Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy covering boxing….and Jack Whitaker providing commentary and closing statements…as this 8th edition of…

Boxing – 1986 – 10 Round Middleweight Bout – Milton McCrory Vs Doug DeWitt

DOG COMMENTARY: The well known CBS Boxing broadcast team of Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy brought many live fights for CBS Sports during the Golden Age of Boxing….especially during the decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s…..as many were featured on their Sports Saturday and Sports Sunday program slots. This 10-round middleweight bout between Milt McCrory verses Doug DeWitt featured two…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – Womens NCAA Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY:  This 1985 CBS Sports special hosted by legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger features the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Sunday…..where 32 teams were chosen to be a part of The Big Dance….which would culminate with the Final Four on March 29 -31, 1985. at the Erwin Center….known around Austin,Texas as The Drum. The Final Four consisted of Old…

Special – 1981 – Year Of Sports In Review – Host George Plimpton Covers The World Of Sports In 1981

DOG ASIDE:    Nobody produced better highlight reviews of the year in sports than George Plimpton’s syndicated programs….as his specials just seemed to be a little more special than the others produced by various networks….and this review of the year 1981 by Plimpton was no exception.    1981 was an outstanding year in sports….which provided…

Boxing – Amateur – 1979 – Pan American Games – USAs Jackie Beard + Richard Sandoval + Benard Taylor

DOG COMMENTARY:  Back in the day during the Golden Age of Boxing from 1964 – 1995…..as boxing became a major programming component to dang near all television networks….especially in and around the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s…..as they carried many live boxing events….all of which were not necessarily live professional bouts….for the networks were also shining lots…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – CBS Preview NCAAM + NCAAW March Madness – Hosts Musberger + Billy Packer

DOG COMMENTARY:  I absolutely love Billy Packer’s Misssion Impossible opening to this wonderful piece of NCAA men’s and women’s basketball history that is just priceless.  In 1985, CBS was already the gold standard for the phenomena known as March Madness…..as I would imagine that this program was well watched by every part of every state in the…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – CBS Special – NCAAW Basketball Selection Sunday – Road To The Final Four

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament began on March 14 and ended on March 31 and featured 32 teams. The Final Four consisted of Old Dominion, Northeast Louisiana, Western Kentucky, and Georgia….with Old Dominion defeating Georgia, 70–65 in the championship game.  Old Dominion’s Tracy Claxton was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.   1985 is the first…

NCAAW Basketball – 1985 – Special – The Ball Size Change + 1st Dunk + Iowa Sets Attendance Record

DOG ASIDE:  This 1986 NCAA women’s basketball special was aired on CBS Sports and hosted by Brent Musburger just before the Women’s Final Four was to take place at the University of Texas Erwin Center….with the first spotlight being cast on the decision to change the size of the basketball played in NCAA sanctioned games.  …