PAUL KEELS will begin his 22nd year as “Voice of the Buckeyes”. Paul’s extensive play by play background has included stints with the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, the University of Cincinnati, the Detroit Pistons and national games for Westwood One and ESPN Radio. In addition to play by play, Keels moderates the weekly Ryan Day Radio Show and is a part of our Buckeye Roundtable show. Paul has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the Year 4 times was inducted into the Ohio broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2007.
JIM LACHEY returns for his 23rd season as color analyst. Lachey was an All American and All Big Ten offensive lineman for Ohio State who led the Buckeyes to the conference championship and the Rose Bowl in his senior season. A first round draft choice in 1985, Jim played 11 seasons in the NFL and was an All-Pro a record 9 times during his 11 year career. One of “the hogs”, Jim helped the Washington Redskins win the 1992 Super Bowl. Lachey also co-hosts the cweekly Ryan Day Radio Show and is a part of our Buckeye Roundtable show.
MATT ANDREWS begins his 4th season with the Ohio State Sports Network as sideline and locker room reporter. Prior to his stint with us, Andrews was an announcer for the Louisville Bats baseball club for 12 seasons where he also called women’s basketball for the Louisville Cardinals. Matt is also the lead announcer for Ohio State women’s basketball, OSU baseball and is a contributor to our weekly Buckeye Roundtable show.
SKIP MOSIC begins his 35th season covering Buckeye football on the Ohio State Sports Network. The long time WBNS host will again serve as pregame & halftime host, provide scoreboard updates throughout the game broadcasts and host the weekly Buckeye Roundtable show. Mosic also hosts ONN Radio’s nationally award-winning Tonight in Ohio High School Football and Learfield/IMG College’s Ohio College Football Today programs each fall.
RON STOKES is a two-time Ohio State captain and a four-year letterman (1982-85). Stokes first began calling Ohio State men’s basketball games in 1997-98. He and Paul Keels have worked together for the last 20 seasons. As an Ohio State player, Stokes scored 1,240 career points. He ranks tied for sixth all-time in free throws made with 395 and seventh in attempts (522). In career assists, he rates No. 8 with 419 and is tied for seventh in career steals (158).
KRISTIN WATT has been an analyst for Ohio State women’s basketball since 1987. Watt played in 78 games for the Buckeyes from 1981-85 and helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten championships and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. Watt began calling games while attending law school and is now the leader of the environmental law group at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. Watt currently serves as chair of the Ohio State University Alumni Association.
TONI ROESCH has been a color analyst for the Ohio state women’s basketball broadcasts since 1992. A teammate of Watt, Roesch played in 114 games over her four seasons from 1982-86 and was a part of four-consecutive Big Ten championship teams. She led the team in assists her senior year with 153 and is in the top-15 in school history for career assists. Roesch opened Ohio Sports Plus 20 years ago which is a basketball training and skill development facility here in Columbus.
HERB HOWENSTINE is in his 18th year as the play-by-play voice for the Ohio State men’s hockey team. He started calling games in March 1998, with that season concluding with the team’s first trip to the NCAA Frozen Four. He also called Ohio State women’s basketball and baseball for 15 seasons. Howenstine is the former sports/operations director for WOSU Radio and was the host of Ohio Outdoors on WOSU TV.
JOHN MOWAT is in his 22nd full season as the analyst for Ohio State men’s hockey games on the radio, with his first game the CCHA tournament semifinal game vs. Michigan March 20, 1998. A native of Brantford, Ontario, he was a three-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes (1983-85). Mowat coached the Upper Arlington High School team from 1987-94 and spent six years coaching in the Columbus Chill Youth Hockey Association.
BOB SPEARS is the analyst for Ohio State baseball games. He has been describing the action for 23 years on both the Ohio State Sports Network and also some television networks. Spears was a team captain and a four-year Buckeye baseball letterman between 1993-96, and he played on some of the great Ohio State teams, including three Big Ten Conference championship teams, two Big Ten tournament championship teams and three NCAA tournament squads. The team leader in wins in 1996 and earned run average in 1995, Spears and his wife, Sarah, have a daughter, Sydney, and a son, Brady. Spears is co-owner of the Jerry Spears Funeral Home.
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