Music – 1986 – Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band – At Halftime Of The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA

The Hawkeye Marching Band is the marching band for the University of Iowa…..which performs at all home Hawkeye football games at Kinnick Stadium….as it is the largest and most visible musical ensemble at the university….which was awarded the Louis Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy in 1990. The band was founded in 1881 as a military band….while giving membership to both music students and members of…

Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Rose Bowl Classic – Michigan Vs Arizona State

John Davidson is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991…..as he went on to work in various television roles including sitcoms, game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Davidson was a successful recording artist….who recorded 12 albums for Columbia Records….where he enjoyed his…

Gymnastics – 1985 – American Cup Championships – Winners Interviews – Tim Daggett + Mary Lou Retton

Whenever a video rolls up for posting on our site that includes athletes or entertainers that our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has seen in live performances….those videos become “near and dear” to us at ImaSportsphile…..and BD saw both of these American Olympic gymnastics gold medalists….Tim Daggett and Mary Lou Retton…. in the process of winning…

Boxing – 1982 – Dick Enberg Profiles The Life & Career Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton) is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998…..and was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….along with the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.  Braxton / Qawi  went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights….but then reeled off 14 straight victories to move…

Boxing – 1982 – NBCs Dick Enberg Highlights Light Middleweight Tony Ayala Defeat Of Carlos Herrera

Back in the early 1980’s…..up and coming San Antonio, Tx light heavyweight boxer Tony “El Torito” Ayala used to train at an upstairs boxing gym across from Bone Daddy’s (the original Sportsphile) sports bar on 6th Street in Austin, Tx…..and the young Ayala would come into his bar and request various boxing videos that the two would…

Body Building – 1978 – US Womens Championships – Marjo Selin

Marjo Selin is a former professional body building competitors……who has won numerous titles including the National Championship in her native Finland and the European Championship…..while also winning  the bronze medal at the Women’s Pro World Championship in Nice, France….while competing in 8 consecutive Ms. Olympia contests from 1981 to 1989…..and placing in the Top Six…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….when during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000 seating capacity. and from 1996 to 2000….the track was referred to as Michigan Speedway. This was to keep consistency with other tracks owned by Roger Penske’s Motorsports International before its merger with International Speedway…

Boxing – 1982 – NBCs Dick Enberg Highlights Lt Middleweight Bout With Tony Ayala Vs Carlos Herrera

Tony Ayala Jr. was an American professional boxer who competed in the light middleweight division….who began his professional career in 1980, and by 1982 he had compiled a record of 22 wins and no losses, with 19 knockouts….for Ayala was born to a boxing family….and had two other brothers who were boxers, Mike Ayala and Sammy Ayala. Tony Ayala is considered one of…

Boxing – 1982 – Dick Enberg Profiles The Life & Career Of Lt Heavywt Champ Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Braxton Muhammad Qawi is an American former professional boxer….who competed from 1978 to 1998….while becoming a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the WBC and Ring magazine light heavyweight titles from 1981 to 1983….and the WBA cruiserweight title from 1985 to 1986.

Qawi was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004.