Adam Amin

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Adam Amin
Born (1986-12-19) December 19, 1986 (age 32)
Sports commentary career
Genre(s)Play-by-play
SportsNational Football League
National Basketball Association
Major League Baseball
College basketball
College football

Adam Amin (born December 19, 1986) is an American television and radio sportscaster with ESPN.

Early life[edit]

Amin's father, Mohammed, immigrated to the United States from Karachi in 1978. He settled in Chicago and worked in a factory. His wife, Zubeda, and three sons, Ismail, Abdullah, and Mustafa, remained in Pakistan, until Mohammed made enough money to send for them in 1985. Adam was born the next year.[1][2] Amin graduated from Addison Trail High School in Addison, Illinois,[3] and Valparaiso University in 2009.[4]

Career[edit]

While at Valparaiso University, Amin began broadcasting with WVUR-FM, the student-run college radio station, and called Minor League Baseball games for the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and the Joliet JackHammers of the Northern League.[2][5]

Between 2007 and 2011, Amin worked as a sportscaster for the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network, Fox Sports Wisconsin, the Horizon League Network, the Illinois High School Association, and served as Sports Director of KUOO in Spirit Lake, Iowa.[6] In 2010 and 2011, he called games for the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball[2][7] for WCTC.[5]

ESPN hired Amin in 2011 to call college football and college basketball.[4][8] He has also called professional and college football, basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and amateur wrestling.[9]

He signed a new contract with ESPN in 2017.[6] In 2018, he called the Final Four of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament,[1] the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, and preseason games for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.[1][9]

It was announced in 2018 that Amin would do play-by-play for the Chicago Bulls telecast on October 22nd against the Dallas Mavericks and November 14th against the Boston Celtics.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Less than a month after losing his father, ESPN's Adam Amin makes Women's Final Four debut – The Athletic". Theathletic.com. March 29, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Collected Wisdom: ESPN broadcaster Adam Amin on his favorite call, his tough road to the top, and the origins of his name". Newsok.com. May 13, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dollars and sense: You are looking live at Adam Amin, a broadcasting star on the rise – The Athletic". Theathletic.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Oren, Paul (July 21, 2011). "Former Valparaiso University student will call college football games this season for the Worldwide Leader in Sports | Valparaiso University Athletics". nwitimes.com. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Dunleavy, Ryan (March 28, 2010). "Adam Amin named Patriots' broadcaster – Somerset Patriots Pulse". Blogs.mycentraljersey.com. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Volner, Derek (May 5, 2017). "Versatile Play-By-Play Commentator Adam Amin Lands New Deal with ESPN - ESPN MediaZone U.S". Espnmediazone.com. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ 7:01 p.m. ET June 13, 2016 (June 13, 2016). "Somerset Patriots' former voice now heard nationwide". Mycentraljersey.com. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Dunleavy, Ryan (July 23, 2011). "Adam Amin hired by ESPN, will finish season with Patriots – Somerset Patriots Pulse". Blogs.mycentraljersey.com. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Jeff Agrest (July 19, 2018). "Sports media: Adam Amin gives new-look Bears a new voice for preseason games". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bulls announce substitute broadcasters for first five Neil Funk-less games". NBC Sports Chicago. October 19, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2019.

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