Savvy venue announcers pump crowd

...accent. The four hockey announcers are all from the NHL...submission from an announcer at a Harlem Globetrotters...World Cup snowboarding announcers speak all the way through...crowd couldn't tell. Announcers follow strict Olympic...super giant slalom, an announcer said a skier who strayed...

TBS, Turner South retain Braves announcers

...Superstation and Turner South announced Tuesday that the four announcers for Atlanta Braves games - Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren...seasons. Caray and Van Wieren will serve as play-by-play announcers for the 28th year in a row in 2003. Analysts Simpson and...

Hutchison's idea for announcers put him on 18th

...tradition started of stationing announcers on the ninth and 18th greens...spectators."Dad recommended announcers on 9 and 18 and said they...Thus began the tradition of announcers on Nos. 9 and 18. It will...nine Masters, was the first announcer on the ninth hole. Like Hutchison...

Michaux: Not all college football announcers are sold on product placement

What would Larry Munson think? Imagine those iconic Munson play calls in the current era of product placement live reads on the radio.

Justin Leonard shares lead in PGA Tour event in Mexico

...Sun-Ju Ahn last week in the Asian Swing finale in Japan. She won the inaugural tournament in 2008 in Guadalajara. CADDIE ANNOUNCERS: The caddies for Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar will carry a lighter load on the PGA Tour next week ? microphones instead...

TV announcers use same cue cards

...Unless it is pouring down rain, the announcers invariably say weather conditions...spots on the fairways and greens, the announcers still say the course is in "immaculate...before Tiger Woods came along, the announcers said there were "record crowds" each...

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Bias is best for new NCAA Final Four 'Teamcasts'

NEW YORK - Accuse some of the announcers calling April's Final Four on...TBS. The regular Syracuse radio announcers might call the game from the Orange...far. The schools' regular radio announcers might not be an option: They can't...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers:HAS THERE EVER been a radio station with announcers with a more limited vocabulary than WGAC? Austin Rhodes, Harley Drew and Ashley Brown are unbelievable. On March 6, Austin...

Athletes, coaches say fan behavior at sporting events crosses line too often

Public address announcers around the country frequently tell fans before games that unsportsmanlike behavior toward athletes, coaches or officials won't...

ESPN announcer apologizes to Baylor for suggesting its player wasn't hurt

WACO, Texas - ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit apologized Sunday to Baylor and Terrell Burt after accusing the senior safety of faking an injury during the Bears' loss to Oklahoma.