NCAA Swimming + Diving – 1985 – National Championships – Austin, TX – Featuring Matt Biondi

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships were contested in March 1985 at the Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas at the 62nd annual NCAA sanctioned swim meet to determine the team and individual national champions of Division I men’s collegiate swimming and diving in the United States….as the men’s and women’s titles would not be held at the same site until 2006.  …

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NCAA Football – 1984 – Special – Highlights – Texas Longhorns Season In Review

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season…..as the Longhorns finished the regular season with a 7–3–1 record…..after going 6 – 0 – 1 through the first 7 games of the season…..while being ranked # 1 in the country through the 3rd game of the…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games Day 13 – Boxing + Wrestling + Baseball – Womens Volleyball + Basketball

DOG COMMENTARY: Day 13 of ABC Sports coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games starts off at the L A Sports Arena with Howard Cosell covering a quarterfinals lightweight bout between USA Pernell Whitaker verses West Germany’s Reiner Geis…..which Whitaker wins by a 5 – 0 unanimous decision.  This boxing match is followed by…

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NCAAM Basketball – 1988 – National Championship Finals – Kansas Jayhawks Vs Oklahoma Sooners

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1987-88 Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team was led by Coach Larry Brown….as they won the national title with an 83–79 victory in the final game over Big Eight Conference rival Oklahoma University Sooners….coached by Billy Tubbs….whereby as of 2018….this was the last national championship game to feature two schools from the same conference.  Danny…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Day 9 – Track – Women’s 400m + 100m + Volleyball & Men’s 400m Hurdles

DOG COMMENTARY:  ABC Sports’ televised coverage of Day 9 of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th…..as this portion of the day’s events leads off with Al Michaels, Wilma Rudolph and O J Simpson on the mikes at the Los Angeles Coliseum for track and field competition….as the first heat…

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Track & Field – 1985 – IAAF World Cup – Womens 400m + 4 x 100m – Mens 200m + 5000m + 4 x 400m

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1985 IAAF World Cup was the first major international competition where the USA Team got to compete against Team USSR and Team GDR (East Germany) since before the 1980 Olympic Games….when the USA and many other western countries boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics……which led to the Russians and East Germans boycotted the…

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Track & Field – 1985 – World Championships – Women’s 100m + 4 x 400m + 800m & Mens 110m Hurdles

DOG ASIDE: With the rise of numerous regional championships….as well as the growth in Olympic-style multi-sport events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Pan-American Games…..when competitions between international track and field athletes became widespread.  From the 1960’s onwards….the sport of track and field gained more exposure and commercial appeal through television coverage….along with the increasing wealth of nations….so, after over half…

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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…

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Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Day 9 – Womens – Volleyball USA Vs Peru + Gymnastics Indv Finals

DOG COMMENTARY:  This portion of ABC Sports coverage of Day 9 at the 1984 Los   Angeles Olympic Games took place on Sunday, August 5th….which began with the USA’s 400m hurdles gold medal winner, Edwin Moses, taking a victory lap after completing his winning race for his 105th straight victory in the 400m hurdles.  As Moses…

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