Part Four of Southern Hoops: The Entertainers, 1980-89

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Part Four of “Southern Hoops: A History of SEC Basketball” will debut on Monday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network. The seven-part SEC Storied documentary directed by Fritz Mitchell chronicles the origin and progression of men’s and women’s basketball in the conference as the sport approaches the 75th anniversary of the first NCAA Championship won by an SEC institution. A new episode will debut every Monday night at 9 p.m. through March 13.

PART FOUR: The Entertainers, 1980-1989 (Debuts Feb. 20)
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There may not have been two more entertaining and electrifying players in the SEC than Georgia’s Dominique Wilkins and Auburn’s Charles Barkley. The duo headlined the conference’s successes in the early 1980s, while LSU’s Dale Brown coached two teams to the Men’s Final Four. Coach Summitt won her first national titles with the Lady Vols in 1987 and 1989. Tennessee was pushed by an emerging power in Georgia under head coach Andy Landers, as well as a strong Auburn program led by coach Joe Ciampi that made it to three straight NCAA title games. The Lady Vols defeated the Tigers for the 1989 championship.

Interview subjects featured in Part Four:

  • Andy Landers (Georgia Women’s Basketball Head Coach, 1979-2015)
  • Dominique Wilkins (Georgia, 1979-82)
  • Sean Tuohy (Ole Miss, 1978-82)
  • Hugh Durham (Georgia Men’s Basketball Head Coach, 1978-95)
  • Derrick Floyd (Georgia, 1979-83)
  • Dale Brown (LSU Men’s Basketball Head Coach, 1972-97)
  • Tim Brando (ESPN, 1986-94)
  • Rudy Macklin (LSU, 1976-81)
  • Mark Slonaker (Georgia, 1975-79)
  • Charles Barkley (Auburn, 1981-84)
  • Wimp Sanderson (Alabama Men’s Basketball Head Coach, 1980-92)
  • Alex Wolff (Sports Illustrated, 1980-2016)
  • Kenny Walker (Kentucky, 1982-86)
  • Bobby Lee Hurt (Alabama, 1981-85)
  • Sonny Smith (Auburn Men’s Basketball Head Coach, 1978-89)
  • Keith Dunnavant (Author)
  • Joe Ciampi (Auburn Women’s Basketball Head Coach, 1974-2004)
  • Ricky Blanton (LSU, 1984-89)
  • Jim Engster (Louisiana Radio Network)
  • Ron Higgins (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
  • Mickie Demoss (Tennessee Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach, 1985-2000)
  • Debby Jennings (Tennessee Media Relations, 1977-2012)
  • Carolyn Peck (Vanderbilt, 1985-88)
  • Van Chancellor (Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Head Coach, 1978-97)
  • Shelley Sexton (Tennessee, 1983-97)
  • Holly Warlick (Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach, 1967-80)
  • Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (LSU, 1998-90)
  • Rick Cleveland (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
  • Richie Farmer (Kentucky, 1988-92)
  • Tubby Smith (Kentucky Men’s Basketball Head Coach, 1997-2007)

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