Verne Lundquist

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Merton Laverne "Verne" Lundquist, Jr. (born July 17, 1940) is a longtime sportscaster with CBS Sports and formally with Turner Sports and ABC Sports.

He backed up Chris Schenkel for ABC'S covering of bowling. He also called college football games for ABC. He started his career as the voice of the Dallas Cowboys.[1] During his time at Turner Sports, he called college football, NFL, and NBA games for TNT and/or TBS. Lundquist replaced Gary Bender as play-by-play announcer for TNT Sunday Night Football before ESPN took over for Sunday Night Football full-time.[2]

Lundquist currently calls SEC games and other college football games for CBS with Gary Danielson and sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Lundquist also calls college basketball and golf tournaments for CBS. He used to call NFL and NBA games for the network.

Lundquist is a native of Duluth, Minnesota. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College.

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  1. Hot Seat: Verne Lundquist. The Dallas Morning News, 31 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  2. "CBS Sports TV Team". CBS Sports. http://www.cbssports.com/cbssports/team/vlundquist. Retrieved 2010-03-28.