PAUL KEELS will begin his 24th 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 25th 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 returns for his 6th season this fall and will serve as sideline and locker room reporter during our football broadcasts. Andrews is an OSU alum who cut his teeth doing Buckeye games for the student radio station, is also the lead play by play announcer for Ohio State women’s basketball and baseball. Prior to his return to Columbus Matt spent 12 years with the Louisville Bats baseball club (Cincinnati Reds AAA affiliate) and was also the play by play announcer for the Louisville Cardinals women’s basketball team. Matt also contributes to the weekly Buckeye Roundtable Show.
SKIP MOSIC begins his 37th 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 of the weekly Buckeye Roundtable show. Mosic also hosts ONN Radio’s nationally award-winning Tonight in Ohio High School Football and Learfield’s Ohio College Football Today program 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 since 1998. 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.
HERB HOWENSTINE is the voice for the Ohio State men’s hockey team. He has been calling Ohio State hockey games on the radio since 1998. 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.