Published on February 18, 2014 by Philip Poole  
step sing performance 1980

Samford University's history blog recalls a memorable evening 34 years ago this week when one of the university's cherished traditions - Step Sing - intersected with one of the most memorable moments in U.S. Olympics history.

This memory was recalled by many last week, via Facebook and other outlets, during the 2014 Step Sing performances, which happened to coincide with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and yet another memorable U.S. Olympics moment involving the same two teams.

Read more about this moment in Samford -- and U.S. -- history:

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.