College Basketball's 15 Worst Announcers
College basketball is known for its famous announcers almost as much as its players. It would be hard to find someone who had never heard of Dick Vitale.
Although a lot of announcers are great, here are some that just don't do the trick.
Here are the 15 worst announcers in college basketball.
15. Clark Kellogg
Sorry Clark, but sometimes you are just non-biased, and it's annoying. Although he is the premier announcer for CBS, we all know that Gus Johnson deserves the job.
14. Sean McDonough
McDonough isn't the greatest for college basketball. Although he does some great broadcasting in other areas, this is not one of his best. He should stick to baseball.
13. Bill Raftery
Bill Raftery is just old. He was great at one time but has been slipping over the years. It's probably about time for him to step down and find a recliner.
12. Verne Lundquist
Verne, it was a great run, but it's time to hang up the headset. He is just starting to slip, and his calls aren't as great as they once were.
11. Dick Vitale
Now don't get mad about this one—the guy is annoying. Although he promotes great causes, it just gets so old, especially with all of the drooling over UNC and Duke.
10. Dave Flemming
Dave Flemming isn't the best announcer ever. In fact, he's one of the worst. Although this is only his first year, it is not a bright-looking future for Flemming.
9. Len Elmore
Len Elmore knows his basketball, but to me, he just doesn't seem to get it out in the fashion that an announcer should have.
8. Wayne Larivee
Let's face it: The conference networks need some major help in the broadcasting department. Larivee is just one example.
7. John Laskowski
Laskowski was a great player at IU, but that did not translate to the broadcast booth. Laskowski is featured on the Big Ten Network.
6. Kenyon Murray
Once again, an example of a great player not translating to the booth. Murray also works for the Big Ten Network.
5. Dereck Whittenburg
Dereck Whittenburg is a broadcaster on ESPN and a washed-up coach. He should have stuck with coaching because his career in the booth isn't going too far. Whittenburg was, however, a great player and knows his stuff.
4. Beth Mowins
Mowins is decent in the football booth but needs some work on the basketball end of things.
She currently is working for ESPN.
3. Mike Gleason
There is a reason why Mike is featured on ESPNU and ESPN Classic: He isn't the greatest. Not everyone can be Gus, I guess.
2. Mike Kelley
Mike Kelley was a Wisconsin Badger and a great player, but he isn't so great at talking on the microphone. Sorry Mike, but you are definitely on this list.
1. Doris Burke
Doris Burke just doesn't know basketball sometimes. She doesn't seem to understand the game very well, and it seems as though ESPN has her on just to add a woman to the team.
Hopefully she will stay with the lower-level games, but who knows about the mothership sometimes?
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