List of Cotton Bowl Classic broadcasters

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Television[edit]

Fox has televised the Cotton Bowl Classic since 1999. The current television agreement is through 2014.[1] For many decades, the game was a New Year's Day staple on CBS, where the man most associated with the Cotton Bowl, Lindsey Nelson, handled the play-by-play. NBC televised the game in the 1950s and for a brief period in the mid-1990s.

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 3, 2014 Fox Gus Johnson Charles Davis Kristina Pink
January 4, 2013 Fox Gus Johnson Charles Davis Julie Alexandria and Petros Papadakis
January 6, 2012 Fox Gus Johnson Charles Davis Tim Brewster and Daryl Johnston
January 7, 2011 Fox Kenny Albert Daryl Johnston Charles Davis and John Lynch
January 2, 2010 Fox Pat Summerall Daryl Johnston Krista Voda and Shepard Smith
January 2, 2009 Fox Pat Summerall Brian Baldinger Jeanne Zelasko and Krista Voda
January 1, 2008 Fox Pat Summerall Brian Baldinger Jeanne Zelasko and Krista Voda
January 1, 2007 Fox Pat Summerall Brian Baldinger Krista Voda
January 2, 2006 Fox Thom Brennaman Terry Donahue Jeanne Zelasko and Chris Rix
January 1, 2005 Fox Thom Brennaman Brian Baldinger Jeanne Zelasko
January 2, 2004 Fox Thom Brennaman Tim Green and Bill Maas Brian Baldinger
January 1, 2003 Fox Thom Brennaman Tim Green and Ron Pitts Brian Baldinger
January 1, 2002 Fox Thom Brennaman Tim Green and Dave Lapham Brian Baldinger
January 1, 2001 Fox Thom Brennaman Tim Green and Dave Lapham Brian Baldinger
January 1, 2000 Fox Thom Brennaman Tim Green and Dave Lapham Mike Doocy
January 1, 1999 Fox Joe Buck Bill Maas Suzy Kolber and Ron Pitts
January 1, 1998 CBS Gus Johnson Mike Mayock
January 1, 1997 CBS Tim Ryan Steve Davis
January 1, 1996 CBS Tim Ryan Steve Davis Bill Macatee
January 2, 1995 NBC Jim Lampley Todd Christensen
January 1, 1994 NBC Charlie Jones Todd Christensen
January 1, 1993 NBC Tom Hammond Paul Maguire
January 1, 1992 CBS Jim Nantz Terry Bradshaw Jim Gray
January 1, 1991 CBS Jim Nantz Tim Brant John Dockery
January 1, 1990 CBS Jim Nantz Pat Haden
January 2, 1989 CBS Jim Nantz Pat Haden
January 1, 1988 CBS Brent Musburger Pat Haden
January 1, 1987 CBS Verne Lundquist Pat Haden and Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1986 CBS Brent Musburger Ara Parseghian
January 1, 1985 CBS Lindsey Nelson Pat Haden
January 2, 1984 CBS Lindsey Nelson Pat Haden
January 1, 1983 CBS Lindsey Nelson Pat Haden Pat O'Brien
January 1, 1982 CBS Lindsey Nelson Roger Staubach Frank Glieber
January 1, 1981 CBS Lindsey Nelson Roger Staubach Frank Glieber
January 1, 1980 CBS Lindsey Nelson Paul Hornung Frank Glieber
January 1, 1979 CBS Lindsey Nelson Paul Hornung Frank Glieber
January 2, 1978 CBS Lindsey Nelson Paul Hornung and Paul Alexander Don Criqui
January 1, 1977 CBS Lindsey Nelson Paul Hornung
January 1, 1976 CBS Lindsey Nelson Alex Hawkins
January 1, 1975 CBS Lindsey Nelson Johnny Sauer
January 1, 1974 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Brookshier
January 1, 1973 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Brookshier
January 1, 1972 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Brookshier
January 1, 1971 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Brookshier
January 1, 1970 CBS Lindsey Nelson Tom Brookshier
January 1, 1969 CBS Frank Glieber Eddie LeBaron
January 1, 1968 CBS Lindsey Nelson Johnny Sauer
December 31, 1966 CBS Jack Drees Pat Summerall
January 1, 1966 CBS Jack Whitaker Frank Gifford
January 1, 1965 CBS Jack Buck George Connor
January 1, 1964 CBS Chris Schenkel Pat Summerall
January 1, 1963 CBS Lindsey Nelson Terry Brennan
January 1, 1962 CBS Chris Schenkel Johnny Lujack
January 2, 1961 CBS Jack Drees Terry Brennan
January 1, 1960 CBS Jack Drees Forest Evashevski
January 1, 1959 CBS Tom Harmon Darrell Royal
January 1, 1958 CBS Tom Harmon Forest Evashevski
January 1, 1957 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 2, 1956 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1955 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1954 NBC Lindsey Nelson Red Grange
January 1, 1953 NBC Bill Stern Joe Hasel

'Notes'

  • During the 1980 game, CBS announcer Lindsey Nelson was stricken with laryngitis and had to leave the telecast after the first quarter. Sideline reporter Frank Glieber took over the play-by-play for the remainder of the game.

Spanish[edit]

In 2013, Fox Deportes will provide the first Spanish U.S. telecast of the Cotton Bowl Classic.[2]

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
4 January 2013 Fox Deportes

Radio[edit]

In 2013 and 2014, the game will be broadcast by ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. Brad Sham, who called the game for Westwood One in 1996, and from 1998 to 2012, will continue as play-by-play announcer for ESPN Radio.[3] 2013 marks the first Spanish radio broadcast of the game.

Date Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
January 3, 2014 ESPN Radio Brad Sham Ed Cunningham Ian Fitzsimmons
January 4, 2013 ESPN Radio Brad Sham Ed Cunningham Ian Fitzsimmons
January 6, 2012 Westwood One Brad Sham Terry Donahue
January 7, 2011 Westwood One Brad Sham Terry Donahue
January 2, 2010 Westwood One Brad Sham Terry Donahue
January 2, 2009 Westwood One Brad Sham Terry Bowden
January 1, 2008 Westwood One Brad Sham Terry Bowden
January 1, 2007 Westwood One Brad Sham Terry Bowden
January 2, 2006 Westwood One Brad Sham Shea Walker
January 1, 2005 Westwood One Brad Sham Allen Pinkett
January 2, 2004 Westwood One Brad Sham Rick Walker
January 1, 2003 Westwood One Brad Sham Rick Walker
January 1, 2002 Westwood One Brad Sham Allen Pinkett
January 1, 2001 Westwood One Brad Sham Allen Pinkett
January 1, 2000 Westwood One Brad Sham Allen Pinkett
January 1, 1999 Westwood One Brad Sham Jack Ham
January 1, 1998 Westwood One Brad Sham Jack Ham
January 1, 1997 Westwood One Chuck Cooperstein Howard Schnellenberger
January 1, 1996 Westwood One Brad Sham Jack Ham
January 2, 1995 NBC Brad Sham Shea Walker
January 1, 1994 Mutual Tony Roberts Shea Walker
January 1, 1993 Mutual Tony Roberts Shea Walker
January 1, 1992 CBS Brad Sham Chuck Cooperstein
January 1, 1991 CBS Brad Sham Bill Schoening
January 1, 1990 CBS Brad Sham Chuck Cooperstein
January 2, 1989 CBS Brad Sham John Rooney
January 1, 1988 CBS Brad Sham John Rooney
January 1, 1987 CBS Brad Sham John Rooney
January 1, 1986 CBS Lindsey Nelson Brad Sham
January 1, 1985 CBS Frank Glieber Dan Dierdorf
January 2, 1984 CBS Frank Glieber Roman Gabriel
January 1, 1983 CBS Frank Glieber Roman Gabriel
January 1, 1982 CBS Jack Buck Roman Gabriel
January 1, 1981 CBS Jack Buck Hank Stram
January 1, 1980 CBS Jack Buck Hank Stram
January 1, 1979 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 2, 1978 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1977 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1976 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1975 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1974 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1973 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1972 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1971 CBS Tom Hedrick Connie Alexander
January 1, 1970 CBS Jack Buck Connie Alexander
January 1, 1969 CBS Bob Reynolds Wes Wise
January 1, 1968 CBS Rick Weaver Wes Wise
December 31, 1966 CBS Harry Caray Wes Wise
January 1, 1966 CBS Harry Caray Wes Wise
January 1, 1965 CBS Jack Drees Wes Wise
January 1, 1964 CBS Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 1, 1963 CBS Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 1, 1962 CBS Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 2, 1961 CBS Bill McColgan Bill Mercer
January 1, 1960 CBS Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 1, 1959 CBS Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 1, 1958 CBS Harry Caray Bill Mercer
January 1, 1957 NBC Curt Gowdy Jerry Doggett
January 2, 1956 NBC Curt Gowdy Jim Crowley
January 1, 1955 NBC Curt Gowdy Joe Hasel
January 1, 1954 NBC Curt Gowdy Joe Hasel
January 1, 1953 NBC
NBC (Texas feed)
Lindsey Nelson
Jerry Doggett
Bob Murphy
Jack Sherman
January 1, 1952 NBC Bill Stern Jack Lightcap
January 1, 1951 NBC Bill Stern Jack Lightcap
January 2, 1950 NBC Bill Stern Bob VanDeventer
January 1, 1949 Mutual Al Helfer Charlie Jordan
January 1, 1948 Mutual Byrum Saam Charlie Jordan
January 1, 1947 Mutual Jim Britt Charlie Jordan
January 1, 1946 Mutual Jim Britt Charlie Jordan
January 1, 1945 CBS Bill Slater Charlie Jordan
January 1, 1944 Mutual Don Dunphy
January 1, 1943 Mutual Don Dunphy Earl Harper
January 1, 1942 Mutual Bob Elson Don Dunphy
January 1, 1941 Mutual Bob Elson
January 1, 1938 CBS Byrum Saam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AT&T COTTON BOWL AND FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCE EXTENSION!". Cotton Bowl Classic. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON FOX DEPORTES MAKES U.S. LATINO MEDIA HISTORY". Fox Sports Media Group. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "ESPN Audio to present multi-platform coverage of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic". Cotton Bowl Classic. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 

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