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Ron Franklin
Ron Franklin

Ron Franklin (born Feb. 2, 1942) is currently a play- by- play commentator for ESPN and ESPN Radio. Since joining ESPN in 1987, Ron Franklin has become one of the network’s primary college football and men’s college basketball play-by-play commentators. During the college football season he is paired with Bob Davie and up until 2006 they called the College Football Primetime game, but that post is now served by Mike Patrick and Todd Blackledge. While the men’s college basketball season finds him focusing on the Big 12 Conference games as part of Big Monday paired with former St. Johns head coach Fran Fraschilla. Franklin is also the lead play- by- play announcer for the BCS on ESPN Radio heard exclusively on ESPN Radio along side Bill Curry. ESPN (once an abbreviation for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ... People named Bob Davie include: Bob Davie, a football coach and sports commentator Bob Davie, a songwriter This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Mike Patrick is an American sportscaster. ... Todd Blackledge (b. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Big Monday appears every Monday with the biggest games in college basketball in primetime during the regular season on ESPN and ESPN 2. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network in the United States launched on January 1, 1992. ... Bill Curry is a sports analyst with ESPN. He was an American college football coach at Georgia Tech, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Alabama. ...

Other past broadcasting credits include basketball and football play-by-play for the University of Texas (1983-88), the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the NCAA Radio Network, the Houston Marathon, track and field, and Virginia Slims and WCT tennis events for various syndicators. Franklin began his broadcasting career in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1965 as sports director and sports anchor with KSWS-TV. From 1967-71, he held the same positions with KVOO-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then moved to Houston, Texas in 1971, where he served as both sports anchor and sports director at KHOU-TV (1971-80) and KPRC-TV (1980-87). He also was the radio voice of the Houston Oilers from 1971-82. The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Nickname: All America City Motto: Official website: City of Roswell Location Location in the state of New Mexico. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Nickname: Where the South Meets the West Official website: www. ... Downtown Houston Nickname: Space City Official website: www. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

Franklin also operates Ron Franklin Productions, an Austin, Texas-based production company producing various syndicated television and radio sports programs. Am alumnus, Franklin is married with two children. Downtown Austin Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World, ATX Official website: www. ...

External Links

  • ESPN Bio Page

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