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Verne Lundquist: 2014 Vin Scully Award Winner

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Chris Taggart

It might be easy for Verne Lundquist, who is now in his 50th year of sports broadcasting, to gloat about his long list of radio and television achievements. But that wouldn't be his style.

Truly humbled, and always reverential to his predecessors, Lundquist graciously received the seventh annual Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award at Gotham Hall in New York City on Thursday night.

Spero Dedes Moving on from Knicks Broadcast Booth

by Kenny Ducey

Dedes and Bob Costas at the 2013 WFUV Gala (WFUV)

Spero Dedes will leave the Knicks' broadcast booth "to pursue national opportunities," he tells WFUV. Dedes served as the regular play-by-play announcer on the MSG Radio Network and as a backup to Mike Breen as the team's television announcer on MSG. It was a mutual decision.

Understanding the Donald Sterling Case

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Protest Outside Staples Center 4/29/14 Flickr || Craig Dietrich

Mark Conrad, Director of the Sports Business program and Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, joined us for a discussion about the legal ramifications of the Donald Sterling case. He breaks down Sterling’s lifetime ban and how it affects the rest of the NBA owners. He also talks about what will happen if and when Sterling sues the league.
 

Ryan Ruocco Talks Brooklyn Nets and NBA Playoffs

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr :: Karlnorling 

 

Another Game Seven is upon us.

In an unprecedented first round of NBA Playoff action, the Brooklyn Nets are making sure they’re a part of the drama. Ryan Ruocco, Nets play-by-play announcer for ESPN and the YES network, and WFUV alum, joined One on One to break down Brooklyn’s Game Six victory. He also commented on the immense amount of nose-to-nose playoff basketball and gave his opinion about Zach Randolph’s Game Seven suspension against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Ryan finished by giving his picks for three Game Sevens tonight.

Listen to the full interview below!