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Monday, July 23, 2007

VERSUS Announcing Team for Big 12 Coverage

I've written about the Big 12 moving to VERSUS on the FanHouse. Today we found out the announcing team for the network's Big 12 coverage.
The announce team for Mountain West telecasts includes Joe Beninati as the play-by-play announcer, Tim Neverett as sideline reporter and Glenn Parker as the analyst. Ted Robinson is the play-by-play announcer for Pac-10 games and Ron Thulin will call the games for the Big 12 telecasts. Kelly Stouffer is the analyst and Lewis Johnson is the sideline reporter for all Pac-10 and Big 12 conference games on VERSUS.
The play-by-play man will be familiar to Nebraska fans:
Ron Thulin is the former play-by-play announcer for Pac-10 and Big 12 on TBS and also served as the play-by-play announcer for the NBA on TNT and TBS for seven seasons. His broadcast experience also includes positions with FOX, ABC, ESPN, Raycom and Prime Network, covering a variety of events, including the 1992-1994 Winter Olympics alpine events, basketball during the 1990 and 1994 Goodwill Games, the 1991 Pan Am Games, and SEC college football for Prime Network.
And the Pride of Nebraska's Rushville High will provide the color:
Kelly Stouffer is an NFL alumnus who spent his four year professional career with the Seattle Seahawks. He is currently the color analyst for Minnesota Vikings pre-season games and for ESPN college football games.
On the sideline:
Lewis Johnson, a former all-American middle-distance runner at the University of Cincinnati, is currently a reporter for NBC sports and for Notre Dame football home games. In 2001 and 2002 he served as a reporter for the NBA Finals on NBC and for the network’s Arena Football telecasts from 2003 through 2006.