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More MSU Sportscasters: On the Field, On the Court and In the Booth

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    Spring 2016

In the winter issue, we highlighted Spartans who have enjoyed impressive careers in sports broadcasting. We asked you to send us more names of beloved alumni sportscasters, active or retired, that we may have missed. Here are your responses:

Jim Adams
1952, Comm. Arts & Sciences

Radio and TV; analyst and play-by-play broadcaster for Michigan State Football on various WKAR TV and Radio shows from his start as a student in 1948 to his retirement in 1993.


Larry Adderley
1962, Comm. Arts & Sciences

TV; retired sports broadcaster for WXYZ-TV and the Michigan Golf Network.


Carl Banks
1999, Comm. Arts & Sciences

Radio; analyst for the New York Giants on Sirius NFL Radio and WFAN.
Spartan Football player, 1980-1983. NFL player for New York Giants,Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns.


Eddie Doucette
1960, Business

Radio and TV; former play-by-play broadcaster for Milwaukee Bucks,Indiana Pacers, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers. Also broadcasted for MLB, NFL, college football, college basketball, the PGA Golf tour and track and field.


Robert Kurtz

1970, Comm. Arts & Sciences

TV; play-by-play broadcaster for the Minnesota Wild hockey team. Previous play-by-play announcer for Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota North Stars, Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan State Spartans.


Ray Lane
1952, Comm. Arts & Sciences

Radio and TV; retired sportscaster for Detroit Tigers, Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Michigan State and University of Michigan athletics.Spartan Baseball player, 1951-1952.


Michael Ludlum
1985, Comm. Arts & Sciences

TV; sports broadcaster for WLUC-TV6 in the Upper Peninsula, covering Michigan high school sports.


Michael Nolan
1964, Social Science

Radio and TV; retired sports anchor for Denver based TV and radio stations.


Ike Reese

Radio; co-host of The Mike and Ike Show in Philadelphia. Spartan Football player, 1994-1997. NFL player for Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.


Jason Strayhorn
1999, Business

Radio; analyst for Michigan State Football on the Spartan Sports Network. Spartan Football player, 1997-1998.