Music – 1984 – The Showband Of The Southwest – It Dont Mean A Thing + Stars And Stripes Forever

As seen in this video herewith…..the University of Texas Longhorn Band performs at halftime of a 1984 SWC home football game between the Texas Longhorns and the SMU Mustangs on October 27,1984….as the Showband of the Southwest performs some wonderful marching maneuvers and complicated geometrical configurations…..while playing a delightful rendition of Duke Ellington’s famous song It Don’t Mean…

Music – 1983 – The Showband Of The Southwest – University Of Texas Marching Band – Halftime Show

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has attended upwards of 50 University of Texas Longhorn football games in his career as a Sportsphile…..and at each and every one of those home games, The Showband of the Southwest….the University of Texas marching band….some 350 strong…..take the field before, at halftime and after every home game…..and no matter what…

Music – 1985 – Halftme Show – NCAAF Texas Vs OU – The Show Band Of The Southwest – UT Marching Band

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, speaks often about how much he enjoyed watching the halftime shows of The Showband of the Southwest…..known as the Texas Longhorn Marching Band….while attending the University of Texas from 1965 to 1970…..as this video seen herewith….goes a long way to explain why he enjoyed getting to the UT home games early…

Music – 1982 – Cotton Bowl Halftime – University Of Texas Showband Of The Southwest – Texas Vs Bama

The University of Texas Longhorn Band….also known as the Showband of the Southwest….is the  marching band of The University of Texas at Austin….which was founded in 1900 by distinguished professor of chemistry, Dr. Eugene P. Schoch. The band is currently under the direction of Dr. Scott Hanna. The band performs at all in-state football games….for various Texas Longhorn Athletics teams…. and at special pep…

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…

Music – 1982 – Cotton Bowl Halftime Show – Alabama Marching Band – During Texas Vs Alabama Game

The Million Dollar Band (sometimes shortened to MDB) is the official marching band of the University of Alabama….which was founded in 1912….is the largest student organization at the University of Alabama…..as this marching band performs during pregame and halftime of every home and neutral-site Alabama football game….plus, it also supplies at least a pep band to every away football game….as well as…

NCAAF – 1982 – Highlights – The Texas Longhorns Football Season – With Coach Fred Akers – Part 2

The Texas Longhorns were coming off of a 1981 season where they went undefeated with an 11 – 0 record….only to lose the National Championship with a 10 – 9 loss to Georgia…..so they had high expectations for the 1982 season….and that is when a 9 – 2 regular season was a bit disappointing….so, when…

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…

NCAAF – 1982 – Highlights – University Of Texas Longhorns Football Season – With Coach Fred Akers

The 1982 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season…. when the Longhorns finished the regular season with a 9–2 record….after losing only to # 4 ranked SMU by a score of 30 – 17… and a late game score loss to arch rival Oklahoma Sooners by a score…