1977-1987 College Basketball TV History

1977-1987 College Basketball TV History

Post by tmc1.. » Mon, 29 Dec 2008 17:20:41


http://SportToday.org/

1977-78 season


Billy Packer, Al McGuire
Sat 12/31/77, Kentucky vs Notre Dame (at Louisville), NBC, 4 pm,***
Stockton, Billy Packer, Al McGuire



Packer, Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Billy Packer, Al McGuire

Billy Packer, Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Sat 3/4/78, Duke vs Wake Forest (at Greensboro - ACC final), ABC, 3
pm, Jim Lampley, Bill Russell

McGuire

- For this season, NBC added Al McGuire to the #1 team. Early in the
season, NBC stationed McGuire in a remote location and went to him
only for periodic commentary. Eventually, NBC moved McGuire courtside
to form a three-man announcer team.

-*** Stockton filled in for Enberg on at least three games. (Enberg
called the AFC title game in Denver on 1/1 and had a boxing assignment
on 2/5.)

- ABC televised the ACC tournament final as part of Wide World of
Sports. This was the first time Duke was ever on national TV.

- CD Chesley (who controlled the ACC rights) wanted NBC to televise
some ACC conference games as part of its national package as it had
the previous few years. However, NBC wanted to feature intersectional
games. This ticked off Chesley who sold the rights to the ACC
tournament final to ABC and also explains the absence of ACC home
games on the above NBC schedule.

1978-79 season

Sat 12/30/78, Kentucky vs Notre Dame (at Louisville), NBC, 11:30 pm
(tape delay), Jim Simpson, Billy Packer, Al McGuire
Sun 1/14/79, North Carolina vs Arkansas (at Greensboro), NBC, 1 pm,
*** Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Al McGuire

Al McGuire

Billy Packer

McGuire
Sun 3/4/79, Michigan vs Notre Dame (at Pontiac), NBC, 1 pm,***
Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

- Enberg called an NFL playoff game on 12/30, so Simpson filled in on
the hoop game (which was aired on tape delay).
- Enberg performed Super Bowl host duty on 1/21, so Simpson filled in
on the 1/20 game.
- NBC added a game on 2/25 to show undefeated Indiana State. This was
the first time many fans had ever seen Larry Bird play.

1979-80 season




Packer, Al McGuire
Sat 12/29/79, Kentucky vs Notre Dame (at Louisville), NBC, 11:30 pm
(tape delay), Charlie Jones, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

Al McGuire

McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire
Sun 2/10/80, Marquette vs Duke (at Madison), NBC, 2:30 pm, Merle
Harmon, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

- I chose to include the 12/5 game because this was the first ever
ESPN college basketball telecast.
- According to the timmy b files, Enberg did not have an NFL
assignment the weekend of 12/15 while Criqui did, so Enberg likely
called the hoop game that day (and I assume Packer and McGuire did
also).
- Both Enberg and Criqui called NFL playoff games the weekend of
12/29, so Jones filled in on the hoop game (aired on tape delay).
- The 2/17 game was a Sun morning local start.

1980-81 season

Sat 11/22/80, DePaul vs Louisville (at Springfield), TVS, 1 pm, Jay
Randolph, Billy Packer

Packer, Al McGuire

Billy Packer, Al McGuire

McGuire

Billy Packer, Al McGuire

Gary Thompson

Packer, Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire

Billy Packer, Al McGuire


Packer, Al McGuire

Al McGuire
Sat 2/14/81, Oregon St vs St John's (at Uniondale), NBC, 3 pm,***
Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

Packer, Al McGuire
Sun 2/22/81, Notre Dame vs ***ia (at Chicago), NBC, 2 pm
(regional),*** Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

Shackelford

Packer, Al McGuire

Thompson

Packer, Al McGuire

- For the Dec games, Bob Costas filled in for Enberg (who was on NFL
duty).
- Charlie Jones filled in for Enberg on 1/24 and it might have been
Criqui on the 1/25 game. (Enberg called the SB on 1/25.)

 
 
 

1977-1987 College Basketball TV History

Post by tmc1.. » Mon, 29 Dec 2008 17:21:30


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> 1977-78 season


> Billy Packer, Al McGuire
> Sat 12/31/77, Kentucky vs Notre Dame (at Louisville), NBC, 4 pm,***
> Stockton, Billy Packer, Al McGuire



> Packer, Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Sat 3/4/78, Duke vs Wake Forest (at Greensboro - ACC final), ABC, 3
> pm, Jim Lampley, Bill Russell

> McGuire

> - For this season, NBC added Al McGuire to the #1 team. Early in the
> season, NBC stationed McGuire in a remote location and went to him
> only for periodic commentary. Eventually, NBC moved McGuire courtside
> to form a three-man announcer team.

> -*** Stockton filled in for Enberg on at least three games. (Enberg
> called the AFC title game in Denver on 1/1 and had a boxing assignment
> on 2/5.)

> - ABC televised the ACC tournament final as part of Wide World of
> Sports. This was the first time Duke was ever on national TV.

> - CD Chesley (who controlled the ACC rights) wanted NBC to televise
> some ACC conference games as part of its national package as it had
> the previous few years. However, NBC wanted to feature intersectional
> games. This ticked off Chesley who sold the rights to the ACC
> tournament final to ABC and also explains the absence of ACC home
> games on the above NBC schedule.

> 1978-79 season

> Sat 12/30/78, Kentucky vs Notre Dame (at Louisville), NBC, 11:30 pm
> (tape delay), Jim Simpson, Billy Packer, Al McGuire
> Sun 1/14/79, North Carolina vs Arkansas (at Greensboro), NBC, 1 pm,
>*** Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Al McGuire

> Al McGuire

> Billy Packer

> McGuire
> Sun 3/4/79, Michigan vs Notre Dame (at Pontiac), NBC, 1 pm,***
> Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> - Enberg called an NFL playoff game on 12/30, so Simpson filled in on
> the hoop game (which was aired on tape delay).
> - Enberg performed Super Bowl host duty on 1/21, so Simpson filled in
> on the 1/20 game.
> - NBC added a game on 2/25 to show undefeated Indiana State. This was
> the first time many fans had ever seen Larry Bird play.

> 1979-80 season




> Packer, Al McGuire
> Sat 12/29/79, Kentucky vs Notre Dame (at Louisville), NBC, 11:30 pm
> (tape delay), Charlie Jones, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> Al McGuire

> McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire
> Sun 2/10/80, Marquette vs Duke (at Madison), NBC, 2:30 pm, Merle
> Harmon, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> - I chose to include the 12/5 game because this was the first ever
> ESPN college basketball telecast.
> - According to the timmy b files, Enberg did not have an NFL
> assignment the weekend of 12/15 while Criqui did, so Enberg likely
> called the hoop game that day (and I assume Packer and McGuire did
> also).
> - Both Enberg and Criqui called NFL playoff games the weekend of
> 12/29, so Jones filled in on the hoop game (aired on tape delay).
> - The 2/17 game was a Sun morning local start.

> 1980-81 season

> Sat 11/22/80, DePaul vs Louisville (at Springfield), TVS, 1 pm, Jay
> Randolph, Billy Packer

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> McGuire

> Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> Gary Thompson

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Billy Packer, Al McGuire


> Packer, Al McGuire

> Al McGuire
> Sat 2/14/81, Oregon St vs St John's (at Uniondale), NBC, 3 pm,***
> Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> Packer, Al McGuire
> Sun 2/22/81, Notre Dame vs ***ia (at Chicago), NBC, 2 pm
> (regional),*** Enberg, Billy Packer, Al McGuire

> Shackelford

> Packer, Al McGuire

> Thompson

> Packer, Al McGuire

> - For the Dec games, Bob Costas filled in for Enberg (who was on NFL
> duty).
> - Charlie Jones filled in for Enberg on 1/24 and it might have been
> Criqui on the 1/25 game. (Enberg called the SB on 1/25.)

I meant to say 1977-1981 College Basketball TV History.