NCAA Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – Innings 8 & 9

DOG ASIDE:   This was the last CWS to use a double-elimination format through the championship game….for under the format used from 1950 through 1987….the bracket was often adjusted after the field was pared to four teams in order to avoid rematches from earlier rounds. Starting in 1988 and continuing through 2002….the eight teams were divided…

NCAAW Basketball – 1986 – NCAA Womens Championship Game – Texas Lady Longhorns VS USC Women Of Troy

DOG COMMENTARY:    The 1986 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournamentbegan on March 12 and ended on March 30. The tournament expanded to 40 teams from 32….as the Final Four included Texas, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, and USC….with Texas defeating Southern California, 97-81 in the championship game ….as Texas’s Clarissa Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament….for with their championship win….Texas…

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…

NCAA Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razprbacks – Innings 3 & 4

DOG ASIDE:  This winners bracket 1st round game was played on May 30, 1987 between the University of Texas Longhorns verses the University of Arkansas Razorbacks….which featured two legendary college baseball coaches…..Norm DeBriyn of Arkansas…. who as the winningest coach in Arkansas history compiled a record of 1161 wins and 650 losses over a 32…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – Special – Interview With Al McGuire & Texas Coach Abe Lemons

DOG COMMENTARY:  For this special video featuring the halftime interview by Hall of Fame Coach Al McGuire….while working as a basketball commentator for NBC Sports….of Hall of Fame Coach Abe Lemons during halftime of the NBC Game of the Week between the Texas Longhorns vs USC Trojans….I have decided to provide excerpts from an article…

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 Baseball – 1987 – College World Series – Texas Longhorns VS Arkansas Razorbacks – Innings 1 & 2

DOG COMMENTARY:    Coach Gus, boy does that name bring back memories…..for to Bone Daddy’s way of thinking….Coach Cliff Gustafson was the “creme de la creme” when it comes to college baseball coaches….who at least on The Forty Acres….as the campus of the University of Texas in Austin is known…..every bit as popular and legendary as Head…

NCAAM Basketball – 1979 – NBC Game Of The Week – Texas Longhorns VS USC Trojans – 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE:    In 1979, the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team had four starters coming back from a team that “took New York City and Madison Square Garden by storm”….as they came from way down deep in the heart of Texas to the Big Apple….and blew away the competition in the N.I.T. (National Invitation Tournament) that…