NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks

DOG ASIDE:  One of the truly great rivalries in college basketball was the one between Coach Abe Lemons of the University of Texas mens basketball verses Coach Eddie Sutton of the University of Arkansas mens team….as there were many articles about Abe vs Eddie written between 1977 and 1983.  Eddie Sutton took over the helm…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:  The 1979 – 80 Texas Longhorn mens basketball starting five including G Fred Carson, G John Danks, G Ron Baxter (the Horns played a 3-guard tandem), F Bill Wendlandt and C LaSalle Thompson….along with 6th man F/C Rob Cunningham….were a really close-knit group who enjoyed coming together as a group to The Sports Place, Madison…

NCAAM Basketball – 1980 – SWC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS SMU Mustangs – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:  Bone Daddy started on his path to becomming a Sportsphile as a 9 year old outfielder for the Braves of the Central Little League in Midland, Texas in 1956….for this path to being distinguished as the Original Sportsphile continued to grow and fourish from the mid-1950’s all the way to when he graduated…

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…

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…

NCAA Football – 1977 – Special – SWC Highlights – Texas Longhorns Undefeated Season In Review

DOG ASIDE:    The 1977 SWC Season was highlighted with the only undefeated team in the country, the Texas Longhorns….along with the Heisman Trophy Winner for 1977….as the conference was laden with top caliber talent….as evidenced by the SWC season statistics leaders as follows; Pass Attempts / Completions  – Rice QB Randy Hertel 356 /…

NCAA Football – 1986 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS Texas Tech Red Raiders

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 1986 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season by finishing the regular season with a 5 – 6 record under the tutiledge of Head Football Coach Fred Akers in his 10th season at the Longhorn helm. After a 16–3 loss to rival Texas A&M, head…

NCAA Football – 1985 – SWC Game of the Week – Texas Longhorns VS TCU Horned Frogs – 1st Half

DOG ASIDE:   The 1983 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season…..as te Longhorns finished the regular season with an 11 – 0 record and lost to Georgia in the Cotton Bowl by a score of 9 – 10….thus losing their shot at another National Championship….whereas the 1983 TCU Horned…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – SWC Game of Week – Texas Longhorns VS Houston Cougars – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY:   Bone Daddy had a long histroy with University of Texas Chairman of the Board of Regents Frank Erwin Jr….for Erwin was a UT Regent 1963 to 1975…including being Chairman from 1966 to 1971.  Working closely with his political allies in the state legislature….Frank Erwin Jr. increased The University of Texas appropriations from…