Tim Ryan (sportscaster)

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Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939 in Canada) is an American sportscaster. He lives in Ketchum, Idaho.

Tim started his career at CFTO as an assistant sports director. While he worked there he called games for the Toronto Marlboros [1] as well as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts home games.[2]

In 1977, Ryan began working at CBS. There Ryan called games for the NBA on CBS from 1977–1983, NFL on CBS from 1977–1993, College Football on CBS from 1996–97, and college basketball from 1982–1998. He also called alpine skiing at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games. From 1978–97, Ryan was a CBS tennis commentator. He called nineteen U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

Ryan was also a lead boxing announcer during the 1970s and 1980s. Some notable fights Ryan called include Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena,[3] Monroe Brooks vs. Bruce Curry,[4] Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson,[5] and Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard,[6]

In 1986, Ryan won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism.[7]

In 1998 Ryan began to work for Fox and NBC. He covered NFL games and tennis for Fox and tennis, skiing, equestrian events, and boxing for NBC. From 2004-2006, Ryan called college football [8] and tennis for ESPN.

Ryan worked the 2000 Summer Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2010 Winter Olympics.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NewspaperArchive® - aspx historic newspaper articles including obituaries, births, marriages, divorces and arrests". newspaperarchive.com.
  2. http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/sportsonradioandtv/CFL_The_TV_Years.html
  3. http://www.caytonsports.com/list.pdf
  4. "入口". www.boxingconfidential.com.
  5. "Boxing Results & Reports".
  6. "Thomas Hearns – The Fan Favorite".
  7. "Internantional Boxing Hall of Fame / BWAA Awards".
  8. Kasses, Glenn; Spokesman-Review, The (3 September 2004). "Cougs, Lobos seek to be well-grounded". seattlepi.com.
  9. "Sporting News - NFL - NCAA - NBA - MLB - NASCAR - UFC - WWE". Sporting News.

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