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  • 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.

  • WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter tosses hat like Mary Tyler Moore

    The 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four tournament was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Duke University won the championship game. WRAL Sports anchor Tom Suiter was part of team coverage of all the festivities that surrounded the sporting event and of course the game itself.

    This short clip shows Tom having fun imitating the iconic hat toss by Mary Tyler Moore as seen during the open of her highly acclaimed weekly CBS comedy show during the ’70s.

  • Reception for NC State wins 1974 NCAA Basketball Championship

    WRAL’s LIVE coverage of the victorious NC State basketball team returning to campus after winning the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1974. NC State Wolfpack beat Marquette with the score 76-64. NC State was coached by Norm Sloan and Marquette was coached by Al McGuire. WRAL Sports Anchor Nick Pond provides the commentary.
    All of the NC State basketball players are featured in the video including 7’4” Tommy Burleson, David Thompson, Monte Towe and others.

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  • Showdown in West Raleigh

    WRAL-TV Sportscaster Nick Pond talks about the upcoming basketball game between arch rivals UNC Tar Heels and NCSU Wolfpack in Raleigh. Pond highlights UNC star player Bobby Jones and NCSU star player David Thompson. Included are interviews with UNC Coach Dean Smith and NCSU Coach Norm Sloan.