Mark Neely

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Mark Neely
Education University Of Kansas
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Christine
Children Trevor

Mark Neely is an American sportscaster. He currently serves as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN College Football and College Basketball on ESPN and was previously a television announcer for San Diego Padres baseball.



Neely attended the University of Missouri for a time. He graduated from the University of Kansas. [1]

Early career[edit]

Neely served as a radio and television play-by-play voice for many Minor League teams, including the Boise Hawks, Springfield (IL) Cardinals, Salem (VA) Avalanche, Louisville Redbirds, and Tulsa Drillers. His first national assignment came for ESPN TV calling Major League Baseball in 2001. He added other sports for the network including college football and basketball. Neely served as play-by-play announcer for the 2010 New Orleans Bowl and 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on ESPN TV as well as the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl, 2011 and 2012 New Mexico Bowls, 2012 Compass Bowl, and the 2012 Alamo Bowl on ESPN Radio. [2]

Big Ten Network[edit]

In 2007, Neely was hired by Fox's Big Ten Network to call NCAA sports such as Basketball and Football.

Little League Baseball[edit]

Neely has called Little League Baseball games for ESPN since 2001. In 2010, 2011,2012, and 2013 he called the West Region and Northwest Regional Semifinals and Finals for ESPN along with Aaron Boone.

San Diego Padres[edit]

In 2009, Neely served as the lead play-by-play voice for San Diego Padres telecasts on 4SD, while in 2010-11 he was the team's secondary TV announcer behind Dick Enberg.

Personal life[edit]

Neely and his wife Christine have a son Trevor, born in 2002. Mark is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and a graduate of Parkway West High School, the same school that produced fellow broadcasters Stone Phillips and Chip Caray.

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