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Butler University has hired Mark Minner to be the radio play-by-play voice of its men's basketball team. Minner, a 2012 Butler graduate, has served as studio host for the team's radio network for the last three seasons. August 14, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Mark Minner, a 2012 Butler graduate, has been selected as the radio play-by-play announcer for Butler Men’s Basketball. Minner, who has served as a Halftime, Post-Game, and Studio Host for the Butler Basketball Radio Network for the past three years, succeeds Brandon Gaudin, the new Georgia Tech football and men’s basketball play-by-play voice.
Minner also will serve as the primary voice for Butler Football for webcasts of the six home games on ButlerSports.com. He had done the play-by-play for selected road webcasts in 2012 for the Pioneer Football League champions.
“Mark has been a key piece of our Athletic Department since he enrolled at Butler five years ago,” said Associate Athletic Director Mike Freeman. "He has great talent as a broadcaster and is an incredibly driven person. Teaming Mark with color analyst Nick Gardner will keep our broadcasts at a passionate and professional level that our fans are used to."
As an undergraduate, Minner was the women’s basketball play-by-play voice for Butler webcasts all four seasons. He was the host of the Bulldog Blitz show produced by BU students, and he also did play-by-play for soccer and volleyball webcasts.
The versatile Minner has done freelance play-by-play for Turner Sports for NCAA Championships in baseball and women’s golf. He has an extensive baseball background, having done Butler baseball play-by-play last season and serving as the number two broadcaster for the Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team in both 2009 and 2010.
Minner will continue in his current full-time position at FirstPerson, leading an account team in implementing strategies around benefits and employee engagement for a group of clients.
Butler men’s basketball will air on 1070 the Fan for the fourth consecutive season. Former Butler player Nick Gardner begins his eighth year as the color analyst for the Butler Basketball Radio Network.
Source: Butler University