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BRADLEY "BRAD" NESSLER (born June 3, 1956) is an American sportscaster , who currently calls college football and college basketball games for CBS
CBS
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career

* 1.1 Early assignments * 1.2 CBS
CBS
Sports

* 1.3 ESPN
ESPN
and ABC Sports

* 1.3.1 College football
College football
* 1.3.2 NBA and college basketball * 1.3.3 Monday Night Football

* 1.4 NFL Network * 1.5 Return to CBS
CBS

* 2 Personal * 3 References

CAREER

EARLY ASSIGNMENTS

Nessler began his professional broadcasting career sharing play-by-play radio duties with Al Ciraldo on Georgia Tech basketball on WGST-AM from 1980-81 through 1984-85, and handled the play-by-play for the Atlanta Falcons from 1982 to 1988 on WGST and WSB-AM before assuming the same position for the Minnesota Vikings during the 1988 and 1989 seasons. He also called preseason telecasts for the Miami Dolphins for several years, and has done play-by-play of ACC football and basketball telecasts for Jefferson-Pilot .

CBS
CBS
SPORTS

In 1990 and 1991, Nessler worked for CBS
CBS
Sports , calling NFL games, college football , and college basketball (both men's and women's college basketball).

ESPN
ESPN
AND ABC SPORTS

Nessler's career with ESPN
ESPN
began in 1992 with college basketball games, and also Big Ten and Thursday night football contests, and expanded with the addition of ABC Sports assignments in 1997.

Nessler has also appeared annually as a commentator in EA Sports ' NCAA Football series . Also, his voice (and that of his broadcast partner, Dick Vitale ) was featured in EA Sports ' NCAA March Madness video game series.

College Football

When Nessler began calling college football for ABC in 1997 he was regarded as the #3 play-by-play man behind Keith Jackson and Brent Musburger . He was promoted to #2 upon Jackson's scaling back to West Coast games in 1999, and was the #1 Saturday afternoon play-by-play man from 2006 until the 2008 season. In July 2009, ESPN
ESPN
announced that Nessler would move to the top play-by-play man for ESPN's coverage of college football, being primarily responsible for ESPN's Saturday Primetime game airing at 7:45 PM Eastern Time.

He originally worked with Gary Danielson as his college football color man when he began working for ABC in 1997, but from 1999 to 2008 called games alongside Bob Griese (who traded positions with Danielson). Starting in 2006, Paul Maguire joined Nessler and Griese as a third color commentator for the Saturday afternoon college telecasts. Upon the announcement of Nessler's move to ESPN's Saturday Primetime telecasts, it was also announced that he would be teamed with former Penn State
Penn State
quarterback Todd Blackledge and sideline reporter Erin Andrews beginning with the 2009 college football season; this crew also called the January 1, 2010 Capital One Bowl
Capital One Bowl
on ABC .

NBA And College Basketball

From 2002 to 2004, Nessler was a broadcaster for the NBA , including calling the 2003 NBA Finals . During this particular period, Nessler was accused (particularly by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times ) of not knowing game strategy well , lacking rhythm and enthusiasm in his game call, not bringing out the best in his partners (i.e. Bill Walton and Tom Tolbert ), too often ignoring the score, and tending to stammer.

Since 2006, Nessler has provided play-by-play for SEC games on Super Tuesday and Thursday Night Showcase , alongside Sean Farnham or Dick Vitale (and formerly Jimmy Dykes ) and sideline reporter Heather Cox
Heather Cox
. He also covers Saturday afternoon games for ESPN
ESPN
during the regular college basketball season, and previously appeared on ABC .

Monday Night Football

On September 11, 2006, ESPN
ESPN
began its coverage of Monday Night Football with a Week 1 doubleheader. Nessler teamed with Ron Jaworski , Dick Vermeil , and Bonnie Bernstein
Bonnie Bernstein
to call the second game, featuring the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders . On September 13, 2010, Nessler again worked a Monday Night Football game, teaming with Trent Dilfer and Suzy Kolber to call the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs in the second game of that night's Week 1 doubleheader. On September 12, 2011, Nessler and Dilfer called the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos in the second game of the Week 1 doubleheader; the game included a 63-yard field goal kicked by Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski , which tied the NFL record at the time.

NFL NETWORK

In May 2011, Nessler was hired by NFL Network to call its Thursday Night Football telecasts, on which he was teamed with analyst Mike Mayock for an eight-game package. He continued to call the game package in 2012 and 2013, expanded to thirteen games, before CBS Sports took over responsibility for the package in the 2014 NFL season .

RETURN TO CBS

CBS
CBS
Sports announced on May 31, 2016 that Nessler would return to the network to serve as lead play-by-play announcer for SEC college football games beginning in the 2017 season, replacing the outgoing Verne Lundquist . He will team with Gary Danielson , who he worked with at ABC from 1997–1999, and Allie LaForce . He also provides play-by-play for college basketball for the network usually teaming with analyst Bill Raftery . Also, he will fill-in for James Brown as studio host on NFL on CBS
CBS
when Brown is away on assignment.

Nessler's first SEC game for CBS
CBS
was Arkansas at Missouri on November 25, 2016. He assumed duties as CBS' lead college football announcer for the Sun Bowl one month later.

PERSONAL

Nessler is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
.

REFERENCES

* ^ A B " CBS
CBS
Press Express - CBS
CBS
SPORTS". www.cbspressexpress.com. * ^ Bowl Championship Series - Nessler, Brad, espn.go.com; accessed December 1, 2016. * ^ "Decade in Review: 10 worst personnel moves — Sports Media Watch". www.sportsmediawatch.com. line feed character in title= at position 43 (help ) * ^ Sandomir, Richard (May 2, 2003). "TV SPORTS; Peculiar Choice to Handle Play-by-Play for the N.B.A". New York Times. * ^ Bernstein, Andy (October 27, 2003). " Mike Breen Becomes N.B.A. Finals Play-by-Play Fixture". New York Times. * ^ Sandomir, Richard (June 5, 2016). "ESPN, ABC pledge to revamp game broadcasts". Sports Business Journal. * ^ Deitsch, Richard (2011-05-05). "Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock form new NFL Network booth". SI.com. * ^ Patterson, Chip (2016-05-31). " Verne Lundquist to leave \'SEC on CBS\' after 2016 season, Brad Nessler to succeed him". CBSSports.com.

* v * t * e

ESPN
ESPN
Inc.

EXECUTIVES

* George Bodenheimer * John Skipper * Edwin Durso * Chuck Pagano * Norby Williamson

U.S. NETWORKS

LINEAR TV

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN2 * ESPNews
ESPNews
* Classic * ESPNU * Deportes * Longhorn Network * SEC Network
SEC Network

PART-TIME/DIGITAL

* ACC Network Extra * ESPN
ESPN
on ABC * ESPN3 * College Extra * Plus * Goal Line

RADIO

* ESPN
ESPN
Radio

* Deportes

* Xtra

INTERNATIONAL

* Brasil

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
Brasil * ESPN
ESPN
+ * ESPN
ESPN
Extra

* Caribbean

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2

* Indian subcontinent

* Sony ESPN
ESPN

* Japan

* J Sports

* Latin America

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2 * ESPN
ESPN
3 * ESPN
ESPN
+ * ESPN
ESPN
Extra

* Oceania

* ESPN
ESPN
* ESPN
ESPN
2

* Philippines

* ESPN
ESPN
5

* Sub-Saharan Africa

* ESPN
ESPN

* UK and Ireland

* BT Sport ESPN
ESPN

Co-owned Canadian sports networks

* TSN

* 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5

* RDS * RDS2
RDS2
* RDS Info
RDS Info
* ESPN
ESPN
Classic Canada

VENTURES

* ESPN.com * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes.com * ESPN
ESPN
Broadband * ESPN
ESPN
Films * ESPN
ESPN
The Magazine * ESPN
ESPN
Deportes La Revista * ESPN
ESPN
Books * ESPY Awards * ESPN
ESPN
Integration * Watch ESPN
ESPN

DEFUNCT VENTURES

* ESPN
ESPN
West * Arena Football League (minority stake, 2006–2009) * ESPN
ESPN
Star Sports (equity stake, 1994–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
3D (2010–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
America (2002–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
Classic (UK) (2006–2013) * ESPN
ESPN
MVP (2005–2006) * Grantland
Grantland
(2011–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
GamePlan (1992–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
Full Court (2007–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
PPV (1999–2015) * ESPN
ESPN
HS (1997–2012)

SPORTS BROADCASTING RIGHTS

* ESPN
ESPN
College Football * High School Showcase * ESPN
ESPN
Major League Baseball * ESPN
ESPN
College Basketball * MLS Soccer Sunday * Monday Night Football * CFL on TSN * NBA on ESPN
ESPN
* WNBA on ESPN
ESPN
* List of ESPN
ESPN
sports properties

OTHER PROPERTIES

* ESPNcricinfo * FCS Kickoff * FiveThirtyEight * Jayski\'s Silly Season Site * ESPN
ESPN
FC * ESPNscrum * Scouts Inc. * TrueHoop * The Undefeated

NOTABLE PERSONALITIES

* Current personalities * Former personalities * ESPNews
ESPNews
personalities * ESPNU personalities * ESPN
ESPN
Radio personalities

MISCELLANEOUS

* History * Criticism * This is SportsCenter * ESPN
ESPN
Zone * ESPN
ESPN
Wide World of Sports Complex

OWNERS: Disney Media Networks 80% Hearst Corporation 20%

* v * t * e

Thursday Night Football on CBS
CBS
, NBC and NFL Network

PREGAME

CBS

* James Brown * Bill Cowher * Deion Sanders

NBC

* Liam McHugh
Liam McHugh
* Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy
* Rodney Harrison
Rodney Harrison

SECONDARY

* Rich Eisen
Rich Eisen
* Marshall Faulk
Marshall Faulk
* Steve Mariucci * Michael Irvin
Michael Irvin

GAME COVERAGE

CBS

* Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz
(Play-by-play) * Tony Romo
Tony Romo
(Color commentary) * Tracy Wolfson (Sideline reporter)

NBC

* Mike Tirico
Mike Tirico
(Play-by-play) * Cris Collinsworth (Color commentary) * Heather Cox
Heather Cox
(Sideline reporter)

FORMER

* Bryant Gumbel * Dick Vermeil * Tom Hammond
Tom Hammond
* Scott Hanson * Adam Schefter * Warren Sapp * Bob Papa
Bob Papa
* Matt Millen * Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann
* Fran Charles
Fran Charles
* Jim Mora * Kara Henderson * Sterling Sharpe * Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
* Jay Glazer * Brad Nessler * Mike Mayock * Alex Flanagan
Alex Flanagan
* Phil Simms * Al Michaels * Bob Costas
Bob Costas

NOTABLE BROADCASTS

* Bills Toronto Series
Bills Toronto Series
* World Bowl * 2007 New England Patriots–New York Giants game * "The Miracle in Motown
Miracle in Motown
"

* v * t * e

NFL Network

ON-AIR TALENT

CURRENT

* Kay Adams * Brian Baldinger * Judy Battista * Brian Billick * Tiffany Blackmon * Kyle Brandt * Albert Breer * Bucky Brooks * Nate Burleson * Charley Casserly * Erin Coscarelli * Stacey Dales
Stacey Dales
* Dave Dameshek * Charles Davis * Terrell Davis
Terrell Davis
* Jamie Dukes * Rich Eisen
Rich Eisen
* Heath Evans
Heath Evans
* Michael Fabiano * Marshall Faulk
Marshall Faulk
* Alex Flanagan
Alex Flanagan
* Jay Glazer * Rebecca Haarlow * Scott Hanson * Elliot Harrison * Michael Irvin
Michael Irvin
* Daniel Jeremiah * Kimberly Jones * Aditi Kinkhabwala * Andrea Kremer
Andrea Kremer
* Rhett Lewis * Steve Mariucci * Mike Mayock * Willie McGinest * Randy Moss * Adam Rank * Ian Rapoport * Lindsay Rhodes
Lindsay Rhodes
* Deion Sanders * Peter Schrager * Sterling Sharpe * Andrew Siciliano
Andrew Siciliano
* Jane Slater * Jason Smith * Matt Smith * Melissa Stark * Amber Theoharis
Amber Theoharis
* Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
* Solomon Wilcots * Ari Wolfe * Cole Wright * Steve Wyche

FORMER

* Jennifer Allen * Marcus Allen * Bobby Beathard * Michelle Beisner * Paul Burmeister * Fran Charles
Fran Charles
* Jeff Darlington * Butch Davis
Butch Davis
* Spero Dedes * Dennis Green * Kara Henderson * Derrin Horton * Seth Joyner * Lincoln Kennedy * Jason La Canfora * Michael Lombardi * Mike Martz * Jim E. Mora * Brad Nessler * Ken Norton Jr.
Ken Norton Jr.
* Bob Papa
Bob Papa
* Glenn Parker * Bill Patrick * Mike Pereira * Molly Qerim * Dan Reeves * Warren Sapp * Danyelle Sargent * Adam Schefter * Darren Sharper * Emmitt Smith * Tom Waddle
Tom Waddle
* Rod Woodson * Nicole Zaloumis

PROGRAMS

CURRENT

* America\'s Game: The Super Bowl Champions * A Football Life * Good Morning Football
Good Morning Football
* NFL Classics * NFL GameDay * NFL RedZone * NFL Replay * NFL Scoreboard * NFL Top 10 * NFL Top 100 * NFL Total Access * Path to the Draft * Thursday Night Football

FORMER

* College Football Now * College Scoreboard * Football America * NFL AM
NFL AM
* NFL Cheerleader Playoffs * NFL Films Game of the Week * NFL HQ * Point After
Point After
* Put Up Your Dukes

* v * t * e

NBA on ABC

Related programs

* NBA Countdown
NBA Countdown
* NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad * NBA Inside Stuff * NBA Saturday Primetime * NBA Sunday Showcase

NBA ON ESPN
ESPN

* Radio * NBA Wednesday
NBA Wednesday
* NBA Friday
NBA Friday
* WNBA on ESPN
ESPN

NBA DRAFTS

* 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016

NON-NBA PROGRAMS

* ESPN
ESPN
College Basketball on ABC * Olympics on ABC
Olympics on ABC

RELATED ARTICLES

* Ratings ( NBA Finals ) * Game history

KEY FIGURES

* All-Star Game * ESPN
ESPN
* NBA Finals * W NBA Finals

PLAY-BY-PLAY

* Mike Breen * Jim Durham * Bill Flemming * Chet Forte * Jim Gordon * Curt Gowdy * Chuck Howard * Keith Jackson * Mark Jones * Jim McKay * Al Michaels * Brent Musburger * Brad Nessler * Dave Pasch * John Saunders * Chris Schenkel
Chris Schenkel

COLOR COMMENTATORS

* Greg Anthony * Hubie Brown * Bob Cousy * Sean Elliott * Len Elmore * Tim Legler * Mark Jackson * Steve Jones * Johnny Kerr * Dan Majerle * Jack Ramsay * Doc Rivers
Doc Rivers
* Bill Russell * Tom Tolbert * Jack Twyman * Jeff Van Gundy
Jeff Van Gundy
* Bill Walton
Bill Walton
* Jerry West

SIDELINE REPORTERS

* David Aldridge * Doris Burke * Howard Cosell * Heather Cox
Heather Cox
* Dave Diles * Israel Gutierrez
Israel Gutierrez
* Mark Jones * Sal Masekela
Sal Masekela
* Tom Rinaldi * Craig Sager * Lisa Salters * Michele Tafoya * Bob Wolff

STUDIO HOSTS

* Michelle Beadle * Dan Patrick
Dan Patrick
* Stuart Scott * Sage Steele * Hannah Storm
Hannah Storm
* Mike Tirico
Mike Tirico
* Michael Wilbon

STUDIO ANALYSTS

* Jon Barry * Chauncey Billups * Chris Broussard * Doug Collins * Steve Javie * Avery Johnson * Magic Johnson * George Karl
George Karl
* Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen
* Jalen Rose
Jalen Rose
* Byron Scott
Byron Scott
* Bill Simmons

ABC RADIO ANNOUNCERS

* Marv Albert * Dave Barnett * Chick Hearn * Rod Hundley * Steve Jones * Fred Manfra * Earl Monroe * Johnny Most * Oscar Robertson * Dick Vitale

NBA FINALS

* 1965 (Games 1, 5) * 1966 (Games 1, 5) * 1967 (Games 2, 5) * 1968 (Games 1, 4) * 1969 (Games 3, 5-7) * 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 * 2015 * 2016 * 2017

ABC RADIO \'S COVERAGE

* 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990

WNBA FINALS

* 2003 (Game 2 on ABC) * 2004 * 2005 (Game 3 on ABC) * 2006 * 2007 * 2008 * 2009 * 2010 (Game 1 on ABC) * 2011 * 2012 * 2013 * 2014 (Game 1 on ABC) * 2015 (Game 1 on ABC) * 2016 (Game 1 on ABC) * 2017 (Game 1 on ABC)

ALL-STAR GAME

* 1968 * 1969 * 1970 * 1971 * 1972 * 1973

ABC RADIO \'S COVERAGE

* 1985 * 1986 * 1987 * 1988 * 1989 * 1990

MUSIC

* "Let\'s Get It Started " (2004) * "ABC" (2004) * " Lose My Breath " (2005) * " This Is How a Heart Breaks " (2005) * "Runnin\' Down a Dream " (2006) * "Right Now " (2007) * " It Ends Tonight
It Ends Tonight
" (2007) * "Nine Lives" (2007) * " Get On Your Boots
Get On Your Boots
" (2009) * " All I Want for Christmas Is You
All I Want for Christmas Is You