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Phi Slama Jama at the Final Four

In the News, University Archives

Phi Slama JamaHeads up Cougars!  It’s Final Four time!

No, we haven’t stepped into a time warp.

And, no, our Cougars sadly will not be amongst the likes of the Gators, Huskies, Badgers, and Wildcats this weekend as they square off to determine college basketball’s national champion.

However, fans of the Red and White may notice a little Cougar hue to the TBS coverage prior to the Final Four on Saturday.  As part of their pregame analysis and with the help of resources from the University Archives here in Special Collections, the TBS team will take a look back to those glorious years in the early 1980s, when the Coogs’ dunking and dominant style of play struck fear in the hearts of basketball teams across the nation, but ultimately claimed a dubious distinction–becoming arguably the best team in history to never win a national title and being on the wrong end of one of college basketball’s most monumental upsets.

We understand if the diehard Cougars out there don’t want to relive the pain, again.  But, for those of us who can’t get enough of those glory days, coverage begins at 3PM EST, 2PM Central with “The Road to the Final Four.”  Be on the lookout for some old Houstonian yearbooks, chock-full of “Akeem the Dream” (sans the “H”), “Clyde the Glide,” and the rest of Texas’ Tallest Fraternity, to make an appearance during “The Final Four Show” airing at 4pm EST, 3pm Central.

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