NCAAF – 1983 – Pat OBrien + Ara Parseghian Highlight Texas Vs Baylor + Boston College Vs Miami

This 1983 CBS Sports Saturday college football report features hosts Pat O’Brien and Ara Parseghian at the studio desk….as they provide highlights and analysis to ongoing games….including the University of Texas Longhorns in a tough battle with longtime SWC rival, the Baylor Bears…..along with the highlights of the game played the night before between the…

MLB – 1985 – SportsCenter Playoffs Preview – With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner + Lou Palmer

Gayle Gardner (born ca. 1950) is an American sportscaster….who worked for ESPN and NBC Sports beginning in 1987 until 1993….as Gardner is considered a pioneer in sports broadcasting by having been the first female sports anchor to appear weekly on a major network. After being hired by ESPN in 1983, Gardner served as a SportsCenter anchor for three years…..then worked for NBC from 1987-1993. Among the assignments…

MLB – 1985 – This Week In Baseball – American League Highlights Thru September – With Mel Allen

This Week in Baseball was abbreviated as TWiB…..and was an American syndicated television series which focused on Major League Baseball highlights…..which was broadcast weekly during baseball season….and in its second incarnation, prior to marquee MLB games and during rain-delays….as the program featured highlights of recent games, interviews with players and other regular features. The popularity of the program was primarily the result of…

NCAAM – 1983 – NBC Tournament Special – Al McGuire Picks Season Best In 1983 College BBall

Al McGuire (September 7, 1928 – January 26, 2001) was an American college basketball coach and broadcaster….who was the head coach at Marquette University from 1964 to 1977…..where he won a national championship in his final season at Marquette…..and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. He was also well known as a longtime national television basketball broadcaster and for…

NCAAF – 1983 – Texas Vs TCU Halftime – HSE Bill Worrell Interviews Texas Defensive Coordinator Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell (May 9, 1922 – June 16, 1998) was an American football player and coach. …who was a long-time assistant of Darrell Royal, first at Mississippi State, then Washington, and mostly Texas. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Campbell played college football at the University of Mississippi….and was drafted in the 32nd round of the 1946 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins….but chose not to play professional football. He…

NCAA Football – 1983 – CBS Sports Special – Tribute To Coach Bear Bryant – With Lindsey Nelson + Pat O’Brien

Paul William “Bear” Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football player and coach….who was best known as the head coach of the University of Alabama football team…..where during his 25-year tenure as Alabama’s head coach….he amassed six national championships….a feat that is tied for the most in modern college football history in 2019….along with winning thirteen SEC…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Night – Legends Game – 1st Half – With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

Beginning in 1986, TBS televised the various contests from the NBA All-Star Weekend….when in 1987, the slam dunk contest. 3-point shootout and the legends game….as seen in this video herewith….was 1st televised live for the very first time on the network. In the summer of 1987, the Turner Broadcasting System signed a new joint broadcast contract between TBS and TNT….which was effective…

NBA + MLB – 1985 – Sportscenter – MLB HoF Inductees + NBA Action With Greg Gumble + George Grande

Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster…..who is best known for his various assignments for CBS Sports….of which the most notable being the National Football League, NBA and NCAA basketball. The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel….he became the first African-American (and Creole) announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States….when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. Gumbel is currently…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 6 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Jerry West + Oscar Robertson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrived for Game 6 with a shaved head and a determination to close out this series….but for a while it appeared like the Celtics would steal it….as Magic Johnson had only four points at the half….and Dennis Johnson poured in 18 for the Celtics on his way to a game-high 33 as Boston led 56 – 51 at…