Brandon Gaudin To Call Butler Basketball
August 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE basketball, soccer, and baseball voice BRANDON GAUDIN is returning to his alma mater as the new play-by-play announcer for BUTLER UNIVERSITY basketball on EMMIS Sports WFNI-A (1070 THE FAN)/INDIANAPOLIS. GAUDIN, a 2006 BUTLER graduate, takes over from JOE GENTRY, who will continue to oversee radio and television operations as Dir./Corporate Partnerships for the school. NICK GARDNER will return as color analyst for his fifth season in 2010-11.
"With the growth we've seen over the last four years we are excited about this strategic move," said BUTLER Associate Athletic Dir./External Operations MIKE FREEMAN. "JOE has done an outstanding job tripling our corporate partnership program, calling the action as our play-by-play voice and developing our media partnerships with 1070 THE FAN and WISH/WNDY-TV. We feel BRANDON can step in and do an outstanding job as our play-by-play voice on 1070 THE FAN, which will allow JOE to continue building on the success we've already seen with corporate partners, television and radio."
"I'm very excited and appreciative for this opportunity to return to my alma mater," said GAUDIN. "It's a unique chance to marry my passion for broadcasting with my affinity of BUTLER basketball and BUTLER UNIVERSITY. I am anxious to arrive in INDIANAPOLIS and begin preparing for the upcoming season."
"It has been a great privilege for me to be the radio 'Voice of the BULLDOGS' the past four seasons," said GENTRY. "I've really enjoyed traveling with the team and working with NICK. I'm excited about BRANDON coming back to BUTLER to take over and I look forward to working with him and NICK. I also look forward to being able to devote more time to our BUTLER Athletics corporate partners."