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Encyclopedia > Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz

Born May 17, 1959 (1959-05-17) (age 48)
Flag of the United States Charlotte, North Carolina
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse Lorrie

James William "Jim" Nantz III (born May 17, 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his work with CBS Sports television. James S. Jim Nance (December 30, 1942 - June 16, 1992) was a fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ...

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Early life

Nantz grew up in Colts Neck, New Jersey and attended Marlboro High School where he was co-captain of the basketball team and co-captain and number one player on the golf team. He was a member of Bamm Hollow Country Club. Colts Neck Township is a township located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. ... Map of Marlboro Township in Monmouth County Marlboro is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Nantz then went to the University of Houston in Texas, where he majored in broadcasting and played on the golf team, rooming with future professional golfers Fred Couples and Blaine McCallister. While in college he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau. University of Houston redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Blaine McCallister (born October 17, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT, brothers of which are nicknamed Zebes) is a historically Jewish, presently nonsectarian international fraternity. ...


Before CBS Sports

After his 1981 graduation, Nantz broadcast for several local radio and television stations in Houston and Salt Lake City, then became a play-by-play announcer for the Brigham Young University football team and the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. “Houston” redirects here. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... , Brigham Young University Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...


At CBS

Jim Nantz outside the set of The NFL Today, 2001.

In 1985, Nantz was hired by CBS, for which he served as a play-by-play announcer and/or studio anchor for a number of events including the NFL, the NBA, college football and basketball, the Masters and PGA Championship golf tournaments, the US Open tennis championship, and the Winter Olympic Games. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 280 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (535 × 1145 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jim Nantz, taken by me outside outdoor set of The NFL Today, 25 November 2001. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 280 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (535 × 1145 pixel, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Jim Nantz, taken by me outside outdoor set of The NFL Today, 25 November 2001. ... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... The NFL on CBS is the brand name of the CBS television networks coverage of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference games, produced by CBS Sports. ... The NBA on CBS was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on CBS Sports. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship outside of North America) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA Tour. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ...


Nantz has teamed with Billy Packer to call the NCAA Final Four men's basketball finals continuously since 1991. Billy Packer (born February 25, 1940 in Wellsville, New York) is an American sportscaster for CBS Sports and a published author. ... // Final four redirects here. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The 1991 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


The NFL on CBS

After hosting CBS's pre-game program The NFL Today from 1998-2003, he became The NFL on CBS's top play-by-play announcer in 2004. That move sent Greg Gumbel to the studio, and Nantz to the stadium booth with Phil Simms. The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL on CBS is a TV program that shows AFC football games on CBS, produced by CBS Sports. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955, in Lebanon, Kentucky) is a former American football quarterback, and currently a television sportscaster for the CBS network. ...


On February 4, 2007, Nantz called the play-by-play of Super Bowl XLI. He joins Curt Gowdy and Dick Enberg as the only play-by-play announcers to ever call both a Super Bowl and a NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. (Greg Gumbel called CBS' previous Super Bowl, Super Bowl XXXVIII.) is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Richard Alan Dick Enberg (born January 9, 1935 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American sportscaster. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock...


Nantz is also one of two men to host a Super Bowl, announce an NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game, and host coverage of the Masters from Butler Cabin with Brent Musburger being the other. Musburger also accomplished all three feats with CBS. This article is about the golf tournament. ... Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939 in Portland, Oregon) is an American sportscaster for ABC. // Educated at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism, Musburger began his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspaper. ...


Personal

Nantz received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from the University of Houston in 2001. The veteran NCAA announcer is also one of the youngest recipients of the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy award for broadcasting. University of Houston redirects here. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well-known as the longtime voice of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally-televised sporting events, primarily for NBC Sports in the 1960s and 1970s. ...


In a radio interview with KTCK The Ticket in Dallas, Nantz announced that he would like to announce 50 Masters before he retires. KTCK (1310 AM, SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket), is a Dallas, Texas based sports talk radio station. ...


Nantz is a frequent golf partner of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Nantz's commentary is featured in the Golden Tee golf arcade game series. Golden Tee (formerly Golden Tee Golf) is a golf arcade game series by Incredible Technologies. ...


Nantz lives with his wife, Lorrie, and daughter in Westport, Connecticut. Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1835 Government  - Type Representative town meeting  - First selectman Gordon F. Joseloff  - Town meeting moderator Alice H. Shelton Area  - City 86. ...


Quotes

Hello, friends! (Nantz's usual opening line on broadcasts)
What a moment! (Nantz's typical reaction to dramatic events)
The Bear...has come out of hibernation. (final round of 1986 Masters, referring to Jack Nicklaus)
A win for the ages! (1997 Masters)
I don’t want to hear about bumpy greens, I don’t want to hear about six-hour rounds. This is the showpiece for the PGA Tour. Get out here and play. (prior to the final round at Pebble Beach, talking about the Tiger Woods no-show)
Just when everybody says you can't, you can, and U-CONN has won its first national title! (1999 NCAA Basketball Championship Game, Connecticut vs. Duke)
Yes you May. (2000 PGA Championship)
There it is -- as grand as it gets! (2001 Masters)
The mecca of college basketball is in Storrs, Connecticut! (2004 NCAA Tournament, as Emeka Okafor and the UCONN men joined the UCONN women as NCAA Champs)
Is it his time?...Yes! (2004 Masters, as Phil Mickelson made the tournament-winning shot for his first major)
Watch his life change right here. (2004 Masters, while watching Mickelson's reaction to his winning putt on videotape)
It started in March, ended in April, and belonged to May (2005 NCAA Tournament)
I'm blessed to have great friends, and there's a lot of men in my life who've been more than just friends. (Golf Digest, April 2005)
Gators... as good as it gets (2006 NCAA Tournament)
INTERCEPTED! Colts are going to the Super Bowl. (2006 AFC Championship game)
Florida takes its place in history, back-to-back and unforgettable! (2007 NCAA Tournament)
A tradition unlike any other, The Masters on CBS. (Used annually during promos for and coverage of the tournament, although not always by Nantz)

"...and now Luke Donald trying to solve this piece of geometry." (Donald reading a putt at The 2007 PGA) Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as The Golden Bear,[1] is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time, in large part because of his records in major championships. ... The AT&T National Pro-Am, an event originally known as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Amateur, or just the Crosby Clambake, is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, California, in the United States. ... Personal Information Birth December 30, 1975 ) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 1 in (1. ... Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi Okafor, abbreviated as Emeka Okafor (born September 28, 1982, in Houston, Texas), is an American professional basketball player playing at power forward and center for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. ... Personal Information Birth June 16, 1970 ) San Diego, California USA Height 6 ft 3 in (1. ... Sean Gregory May (born April 4, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. ... 2005 Final Four, Edward Jones Dome The 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Florida Gators is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2006 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XLI. // at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Game time: 4:30 p. ... The 2007 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 NCAA schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


References

  • CBS Sports Team - CBS SportsLine.com JIM NANTZ Lead Play-by-Play Announcer: NFL on CBS
  • Jim Nantz named 2005 "National Sportscaster of the Year"
Preceded by
Brent Musburger
Play-by-Play announcer, NCAA Men's Final Four
1991-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Greg Gumbel
The NFL Today host
1998-2003
Succeeded by
Greg Gumbel
Preceded by
Greg Gumbel
American television prime time anchor, Winter Olympic Games
1998
Succeeded by
Bob Costas

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Jim Nantz at AllExperts (848 words)
Nantz grew up in Colts Neck, New Jersey and attended Marlboro High School where he was co-captain of the basketball team and co-captain and number one player on the golf team.
In 1985 Nantz was hired by the CBS television network, for which he served as a play-by-play announcer and/or studio anchor for a number of events including the NFL, the NBA, college football and basketball, The Masters and PGA Championship golf tournaments, the U.S. Open (tennis) championship, and the Winter Olympic Games.
Nantz's colleague Billy Packer complained on Selection Sunday that teams from these two conferences had won just one game between them in the past three year's tournaments, despite committee chairman Craig Littlepage repeatedly telling Nantz and Packer that past tournament performance was not a factor in determining the field.
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