1983 Sports: Two College Upsets & NHL Dynasties Cross In The Night

This is part of a series of sports history articles aimed at preserving the best moments of the modern sports era, from 1976 to the present. The focus is team sports—college & pro basketball and football, major league baseball and hockey. This article offers a snapshot of 1983 sports, a year highlighted by two epic upsets in college football and college basketball, and two dynasties crossing in the night in the Stanley Cup Finals.