Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – N I T Semifinals – Texas Vs Rutgers

In 1955, Vincent R. DiNino was hired as the director of the Longhorn Band…..and he is credited with shaping the band into the organization it is today….as DiNino’s time as director saw the introduction of many traditions and characteristics of the band….such as the western-style uniforms…the Big Flags Brigade….the Longhorn Alumni Band….and the cowbells.  DiNino…

Gymnastics – 1985 – 35th NBA All Star Game Special – Pat OBrien Interview With USA Mary Lou Retton

Pat O’Brien is an American author and radio host….who is best known for his work as a sportscaster with  CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997….as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004….and The Insider from 2004 to 2008.  O’Brien covered six Olympic Games….with two being for CBS in 1992 and 1994…..and four for NBC in 2000, 2002, 2004…

Basketball – 1978 – NBC Special – NBA Year In Review With Highlights Washington Bullets Championship

The 1977–78 NBA season was the team’s 17th season in the NBA….along with their 5th season in the city of Washington, D.C…..which would prove to be their most successful season in history of the franchise…..as they would win their first and only NBA championship as of 2019…..when in the NBA Finals, they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games. The Bullets…

Basketball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Show – Candidates From Basketball – With Jerry Lucas

Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year Award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement” ….whereby both Americans and non-Americans are eligible….athough in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women have won…

Basketball – 1970s – Jim McKay Remembers Dr J + Kareem Abdule Jabbar + John Havlecik + Bill Walton

Any you cut the pie…..this video seen herewith is a “rare pearl” in our treasure chest of memories here at ImaSportsphile….as ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay takes the viewer on a walk down memory lane of basketball in the decade of the 1970’s…..with highlights of the ABA and Dr. J as a Virginia Squire….followed by footage…

NCAAM – 1979 – Special – Two College Coaching Legends Talk Basketball – With Al McGuire + Abe Lemons

A.E. “Abe” Lemons was an American college basketball player and coach….who as a head coach at Oklahoma City University….Pan American University….and the University of Texas at Austin compiled a record of 594 – 343 in 34 seasons…..while leading his 1978 Longhorn team to the N. I. T. Championship. Al McGuire was an American college basketball coach and broadcaster….who as the head coach at Marquette…