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  • WRAL presents “Attack Of The Cardiac Pack” NCSU 1983 Champs

    1983 “March Madness” resulted NC State winning the NCAA National Basketball Championship. The team was tagged with the nickname “Cardiac Pack” after winning games that ended in heart-stopping, buzzer beater baskets.

    Watch this 30 minute program, complete with vintage commercials, that captures the excitement on campus and in the community. GO PACK!

  • 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four tournament Compilation of WRAL Sports Coverage

    Enjoy watching a compilation of newscasts featuring coverage of the 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four and championship game. Spoiler alert! Duke University won the championship.

    WRAL sent a news and sports team to cover the excitement of the event. You’ll meet the student who was the Duke Blue Devil in 1992.

  • JamBurger ACC Basketball Preview December 1992

    JAMBURGER is a descriptive word created by legendary WRAL sports anchor Tom Suiter. It simply means a basketball player jams the basketball down the hoop with force. Eat that!

    The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) consistently produces top tier college basketball teams. In 1992, the conference was relatively small compared to the number of colleges participating in it today. The perennial college favorites from the state of North Carolina are Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest. Out-of-state contenders are just as talented: Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, and Clemson University.

    “Tom Suiter’s ACC JAMBURGER Preview” produced in December, 1992 features each ACC basketball team. WRAL Sports reporters include Bob Holliday, Jay Jennings, Jeff Gravley, and Rick Sullivan. WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter is joined by sports columnists Barry Jacobs and Caulton Tudor.

    The program was produced by Jay Jennings and Peter Anlyan.

  • WRAL news coverage of UNC basketball championship 1982

    This video is news coverage of the Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina winning the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1982. They played against the Hoyas of Georgetown University. The game was played in New Orleans.

  • Bob Holliday WRAL-TV Sports

    Bob Holliday was known as “The Captain” in the WRAL Sports department. A University of North Carolina graduate, Holliday spent 10 years with Village Companies, as news and sports director at WCHL radio. His time there included several years on the Tar Heel Sports Network.

    Holliday moved to WRAL in 1981 and quickly made his mark as the station’s coverage grew. WRAL anchor Tom Suiter, with Holliday handling the logistics, launched the ambitious Football Friday show that covered 28 high school football games. That show became a WRAL staple and an enormous hit with viewers.

    Holliday was a mainstay on the weekend news, knowing how to balance the ever-growing sports news in the market with information viewers needed on the national scene. He covered just about every sport imaginable whether it was local or international.

    Enjoy listening to Bob talk to John Harris, Corporate Director of Special Projects. You will be amazed at some of the behind-the-scenes stories.

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