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NCAAM Basketball – 1986 – CBS Special – Road To The Final Four – Hosts Jim Nance & Bill Raftery


It seems to us at ImaSportsphile that CBS Sports has been bringing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament forever….but they actually out-bid NBC for the rights to the tournament in 1982….and have been bringing March Madness to America and the world every year since then.   

This CBS special Road to the Final Four was aired on their national television broadcast on Sunday, March 23, 1986 just prior to the last two regional final telecasts between Duke vs Navy in the East Region and NC State vs Kansas in the Midwest Region….which featured hosts Jim Nance and Bill Raftery at the program desk….as they cover the games and highlights of the NCAA tournament up too these final two games…..as Louisville and LSU had already advanced to the Final Four. 

This Road to the Final Four special also featured a wonderful NCAA Tournament highlight video put to music….as Frank Sinatra sings “When You’re Young At Heart”….as well as a profile of Navy’s All American C David Robinson….an his commitment to the Naval Academy and active duty….which all makes this video well worth the watch.


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