Monday, May 3, 2010

Tampa Sports History, 4/29/85

This week 25 years ago, owners of the USFL voted to discontinue their spring football schedule following the 1985 season and begin head-to-head competition with the NFL beginning in the fall of 1986. This vote severely impacted the fortunes of the Tampa Bay Bandits owner John Bassett, who lobbied for the USFL to remain a spring entity.

To read more, check out the Tampa Sports History blog, or the April 30 print edition of La Gaceta newspaper.

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