Verne Lundquist
American sportscaster
Verne Lundquist
Merton Laverne "Verne" Lundquist, Jr. is an American sportscaster, currently employed by CBS Sports television.
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No experience required at Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State
ABC News - 2 months
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 26 / Jan. 2 Issue. Subscribe today! AN HOUR BEFORE the sidelines at the SEC championship game are lined with Southern football dignitaries. All available previous MVPs of SEC title games are here, along with current coaches of teams that didn't make the game and a pair of television news desks, one from ESPN, the other from CBS. Retiring play-by-play man Verne Lundquist greets a receiving line of well-wishers at the CBS desk, all while sidestepping Alabama's warm-up drills. The defending national champ is preparing for a game it will win 54-16 over Florida to remain undefeated and formalize its invitation to the College Football Playoff. "These dudes are so big it's a little scary," says former Gators QB Danny Wuerffel, extending his hand after waiting in line. "No," Uncle Verne replies. "What's scary is that most of them are still teenagers." Anyone who bought the 2016... ...
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Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game
Yahoo News - 2 months
Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander in chief, protected by panes of bulletproof glass, waved to the crowd and pumped his fist as he arrived during the first quarter of the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis. Trump, in an interview with CBS Sports announcers Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson, said he was ''totally neutral'' on the outcome of the game and quipped that he might make Lundquist, who was retiring from the play-by-play booth, his ambassador to Sweden.
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Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS
Yahoo News - 6 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.
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LSU's Zach Mettenberger Celebrated A Bit Early So CBS's Gary Danielson Implied He Was An Ass (GIFs)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CBS announcers Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist know what happens when LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger assumes: Alabama forces a fumble to foil what seemed a sure touchdown run. With LSU fullback J.C. Copeland a step away from barreling into the end zone in the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night, Mettenberger raised his arms in celebration. While Mettenberger was getting slightly ahead of himself, Alabama linebacker Tana Patrick was getting to Copeland and punching the ball free. Alabama defensive back Landon Collins recovered the ball and LSU came up empty on its first trip int the red zone. (GIF via @BuzzFeedSports) "I know you're not supposed to assume things but Zach Mettenberger assumed a touchdown on this one," Danielson said during a replay of the turnover. "Verne, you know that word can be broken apart." "Mmmmm-hmm," replied Lundquist." Nicely put. That was very subtle." (GIF via @SBNation) Thanks in part to plays like the one made by Pa ...
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Your Week 3 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings!
Awful Announcing - over 3 years
  With the big Texas A&M-Alabama showdown dominating college football, I would have thought for sure that Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson would heavily populate this week's Pammies.  Alas, it wasn't to be as the CBS pair only have 1 combined point.  That puts them further behind Matt Millen, Mark May, and another older, angry ESPN analyst who takes this week's top spot.  Week 3's Top 10 and updated standings are after the jump... 10) "Here's a nit, let's pick it." - Verne Lundquist (via AA) 9) "Kirk, after the first quarter, the Tide outscored Alabama 24-9" - Lee Corso (via sctvman) 8) "I don't know what a football player is supposed to look like, but he looks like one." - Glen Mason (via krupy445) 7) "I'd take the points and kick it here." - Joey Galloway on a 21 point deficit with 7 minutes to play (via mrpowerhoward) 6) "They're just being out-efforteded." - Joey Harrington (via halosbeavpanths) 5) "I don't know what you j ...
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Vote for your Week 3 Pammy Nominees
Awful Announcing - over 3 years
This week's memorable celebrity appearance in college football didn't come from a spaced out Eminem, but rather country singer Lyle Lovett, whose football analysis is already better than the likes of Lou Holtz and Mark May.  Sign this guy up, Fox Sports 1!  Just make sure you protect your podiums.  Here now your Pammy nominees for Week 3... 1) "Watching a fast team play a slow team is kind of like watching the Jetsons play the Flintstones." - Ed Cunningham (via CUbsfan) 2) "That is a man play.  That is how you get off." - Matt Millen (via Kyle_Whitfield) 3) "They're just being out-efforteded." - Joey Harrington (via halosbeavpanths) 4) "I don't know how you got your mouth around that thing, partner." - Brad Nessler to Todd Blackledge after Taste of the Town (via solidorange13) 5) "I don't know what a football player is supposed to look like, but he looks like one." - Glen Mason (via krupy445) 6) "I'm getting upset and I mean it sincerely ...
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Dr. Abraham Froman: American Mustache Institute Announces New Leadership and Headquarters City
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Some mustache rides must come to an end. In a seismic shift in the global facial hair movement, the American Mustache Institute today announced its first change in leadership since 1989, along with plans to move the organization's current corporate headquarters in St. Louis, as well as 'Stache Bash 2013, to Pittsburgh. Perhaps the most significant news in Pittsburgh history since Terry Bradshaw announced that Verne Lundquist would induct him into the National Football League Hall of Fame, Dr. Aaron Xavier Perlut, who has led the world's leading facial hair advocacy organization since 1989, announced he would step down and hand over day-to-day leadership authority to Pittsburgh resident Dr. Adam Paul Causgrove. "As we continue to battle for the equal rights and civil liberties of the Mustached American people, I'm pleased to introduce the new generation of ruggedly handsome leadership to guide those endeavors," said Dr. Perlut, who was dressed in his customary white l ...
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And This Is How You Get A Concussion Playing Football
Business Insider - over 4 years
There were two plays that stood out this past weekend in college football. One play involved a 300-pound defensive lineman German suplexing a 180-pound running back on his head, and the other involved a vicious helmet-to-helmit collision where the sticker on one player's helmet went flying. Here's the vicious WWE-style takedown: And here's the sticker hit: Fortunately, all the players involved in these plays were okay.  The CBS announcers in the first video, Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson, immediately called for a suspension for LaMichael Fanning, the player who delivered the vicious suplex. With that type of disregard for another player's well-being, Fanning should consider himself lucky if he only receives a short-term suspension. In the "Sticker Loss" video, running back-turned-analyst Eddie George declared Donnell Kirkwood's 7 yard run his "Greatest Play of the Day." Problem is, Eddie George has suffered concussions throughout his playing career and should und ...
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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Your Week 5 Pammies Winners & Updated Standings
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Although Matt Millen still leads the 2012 Pammies, there are several contenders beginning to emerge.  The Gameday duo of Lee Corso and Desmond Howard sit in the Top 5 as does another of ESPN's studio crew.  In fact, ESPNers make up our entire Top 5 so far this year... and that's without Craig James and Pam Ward!  Here's your Top 10 for Week 5... 10) "Thats what the kids today call 'beasting' a football" - Charles Davis (via TroyMauriello) Those kids and the things they say today. 9) "THE COWBOYS! BAM 69!" - Gus Johnson (via the506) 8) "Jack Russell should play for Butler. He could be a Jack Russell Terrier." - Brad Nessler (via CBusch209) Butler are the Bulldogs. 7) "When you think of the defensive trenches in the Big 10, you think about Ndamukong Suh." - David Pollack (via bubbaprog)  Ndamukong Suh played for Nebraska when they were in the Big XII, not the Big 10. 6) "Wild card here" - Verne Lundquist when Tennessee got into the wildcat. (via ...
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Vote for your Week 5 Pammy Nominees!
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
Grab a cool, tall glass of beaver juice and join us for our Week 5 Pammy Nominees!  Your full list of nominees and poll are after the jump! 1)  "Believe it or not, we're told that Wazzu is trending on the social media site, Twitter." - Mark Jones, so hip during Oregon/Washington St. (via CK29) 2) "Cocky hasn't had much to crow about tonight." - Mike Patrick (via TheBlightning) 3) "This is a QB draw from Jump Street." - Ed Cunningham (via sctvman) 4) "Jack Russell should play for Butler. He could be a Jack Russell Terrier." - Brad Nessler (via CBusch209) Butler are the Bulldogs. 5) "THE COWBOYS! BAM 69!" - Gus Johnson (via the506) 6) "They don't have a lot of timeouts left" - Dan Hawkins on Cincy having no timeouts left (via FakeMikeLondon) 7) "Be sure to get tickets for one of the top bowl games of the year the BBVA Compass bowl" - Dave Neal (via philipjtang) 8) "It's got to be inconclusive video evidence to overturn the call ...
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Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
College football is now officially back because your opening week college football announcing schedule has arrived!  And the best part about the 2012 season... no Craig James!  Let's pause for a brief happy dance! All righty then.  Craig James is out of the booth this season and so is AA flagbearer Pam Ward.  Don't worry though, the Pammies will always be a part of Awful Announcing (at least until we're overthrown in a bloodless coup... well, hopefully it'll be bloodless). If you're new around these parts, here's how things work.  Every Wednesday or Thursday we'll post the college football announcing schedule for the weekend's games.  Before the Thursday night games (and again Saturday morning) our Pam Ward Chronicles thread will go live.  That's where you'll leave the best, funniest, most inappropriate, and highly dubious announcer quotes in the comments.  You can also tweet us announcer quotes by using the hashtag #PWAA.  On Monday, we'll collect the top ...
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All-Time Series - rolltide.com
Google News - over 5 years
The game will air on CBS with Verne Lundquist serving as the play-by-play announcer, and Gary Danielson at his side as the color analyst. The two will be joined by sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Eli Gold and Phil Savage will handle the radio call on
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Back to mediocrity, Auburn (Sound Off) - The Huntsville Times - al.com
Google News - over 5 years
I really don't think I can stand another season of listening to Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist. The daily Sound Off column comes from calls to the Press-Register's 1-800-568-4123 Sports Sound Off line, where readers can speak theirs minds on
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CBS features Tennesse-Florida and debuts the 5th quarter today - Washington Examiner (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The game will get underway at 3pm with the SEC on CBS broadcast crew of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Tracy Wolfson on hand. The game will also be streamed live on CBSSports.com. After the broadcast a new show on broadband only will make its
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Verne Lundquist
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 71
    In May 2012, Lundquist delivered the commencement address at Hampden-Sydney College, an honor he calls "one of the true achievements of my lifetime."
    More Details Hide Details Lundquist is on the Board of Director of the summer chamber music festival, "Strings Music Festival."
  • 2007
    Age 66
    The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named Lundquist Texas Sportscaster of the Year for seven straight years (1977–83) during his time in Dallas, and inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In broadcasting circles, Lundquist is affectionately known as "The Golden Throat".
  • 2006
    Age 65
    Lundquist also often exclaims "Oh My Gosh!" or "Oh My Goodness!" Lundquist filled in for Ernie Johnson Jr. as host of TNT's coverage of the PGA Championship twice, in 2006 as Johnson was battling cancer, and in 2011 when Johnson left after the second round following the death of his father on that Friday night.
    More Details Hide Details Bless his heart, he's got to be the sickest man in America! Maybe YES, SIR! There's the pass to Laettner puts it up YES!!! Well, this bizarre real life movie continues. Here it comes Oh, my goodness! OH, WOW!! IN YOUR LIFE, have you seen anything like that? By George, the dream is alive! Fourth-and-18 … lets it GO … OH MY GOSH! OH MY GOSH! OH NO! Ricardo Louis! Talk about a Hail Mary. On the way … No, returned by Chris Davis. Davis goes left, Davis gets a block, Davis has another block! Chris Davis! No flags! Touchdown, Auburn! An answered prayer!
  • 2005
    Age 64
    At the 2005 Sun Bowl, Lundquist was inducted into the Sun Bowl Hall of Fame along with UCLA Bruins football coach Terry Donahue.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 55
    Lundquist played himself commentating on tournaments in the 1996 motion picture Happy Gilmore.
    More Details Hide Details Lundquist was a play-by-play announcer in the NBA Live '98 video game and was also the play-by-play announcer in the College Hoops 2K8 video game. A famous pet phrase Lundquist uses on occasion is "How, do you DO!"; on a huge offensive or defensive play, a phrase he took from USC football broadcaster Pete Arbogast (who in turn took the phrase from venerable broadcaster Vin Scully).
  • 1992
    Age 51
    Lundquist, after seeing the original footage in 1992, commented that Hartman "nailed it dead on."
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    Their performances were parodied by Saturday Night Live cast members Phil Hartman and Darrell Hammond (as Lundquist) with Dana Carvey, David Spade, and Will Ferrell (both as Hamilton): in 1992 with Jason Priestley and 1994 with Nancy Kerrigan and Chris Farley they did a spoof of the Olympics figure skating events, as both Hartman and Myers went "Oh!" when Priestly or Farley (in a pre-recorded performance) did an on-ice pratfall.
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    During the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics, whose rights were held by CBS and TNT, Lundquist and Scott Hamilton served as the announcers for figure skating events.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 29
    Before becoming a nationwide sports commentator, from 1970–74 Lundquist was commentator for the sports show, Bowling for Dollars, in Dallas, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details It aired weekday evenings on the ABC station, WFAA-TV, from 6:30–7:00, in north central Texas. During these four seasons, Lundquist started interviewing Cowboys players and their first head coach, Tom Landry, at their sidelines, during halftimes, practices, pre-season and pre-game warm-ups, in Dallas. Lundquist currently does play-by-play for CBS college football (teaming with Gary Danielson on the network's broadcast of Southeastern Conference games and the annual Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve) and college basketball (including the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship), as well as PGA Tour golf (including The Masters and PGA Championship tournaments). He is also among the key voices of NFL Films, and in past years had called regional NFL games for CBS, NBA games for CBS and TNT, and TNT's Sunday Night Football telecasts. He called television play-by-play on Seattle Seahawks preseason games from 2006–08. Lundquist's patented belly laugh and his contagious enthusiasm for the events he covers have made him one of the more prominent and recognizable on-air talents in network TV.
  • 1967
    Age 26
    He began his broadcasting career as sports anchor for WFAA in Dallas and in Austin for KTBC, as well as being the radio voice of the Dallas Cowboys. Lundquist joined the Cowboys Radio Network in 1967 and remained with the team until the 1984 season.
    More Details Hide Details He was paired with future (and now current) play-by-play man Brad Sham starting with the 1977 season, the year the Cowboys went 12–2 and captured their second NFL title in Super Bowl XII. Nationally, Lundquist worked for ABC Sports from 1974–81, then moved to CBS (1982–95) and TNT cable (1995–97) before returning to CBS in 1998. Currently, Lundquist resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • 1962
    Age 21
    Lundquist attended Augustana Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details His father was a Lutheran pastor and President of the Nebraska Synod of the Augustana Lutheran Church. Lundquist played basketball and baseball and was a disc jockey at WOC, Davenport, IA. His 'Golden Voice' was the highlight of the seminary class on preaching.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 17
    Lundquist was born in Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas, before attending Texas Lutheran University (formerly Texas Lutheran College), where he was one of the founders of the Omega Tau Fraternity in 1958 before graduating in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details He is now a member of the Board of Regents for his alma mater.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born in 1940.
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