Jones Angell Named New Voice Of North Carolina Tar Heels Football, Men's Basketball
June 27, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEEL SPORTS NETWORK host and color analyst JONES ANGELL has been upped to radio play-by-play voice for football and men's basketball broadcasts beginning in the 2011-12 season. ANGELL, an Assustant Director of New Media at the school who replaces the retiring Hall of Fame broadcaster WOODY DURHAM behind the mic, has called baseball for the network for eight seasons, including five trips to the College World Series.
"We are delighted to announce that JONES ANGELL will be calling the play-by-play for CAROLINA football and men's basketball games," said UNC Director of Athletics DICK BADDOUR. "He beat out a talented group of candidates from across the nation. What stood out to us was his preparation, attention to detail, easy listening style and knowledge of the history of CAROLINA athletics. He understands that he is following in the footsteps of someone our fans love dearly, but I believe strongly that JONES will make his own mark on TAR HEEL athletics."
"We're thrilled that JONES will be the new lead announcer for TAR HEEL SPORTS PROPERTIES," said LEARFIELD SPORTS GM GARY SOBBA. "He's been with us for 10-plus years and done a terrific job calling play-by-play for baseball and hosting and providing analysis on many football and basketball broadcasts. He's a true TAR HEEL who understands the wonderful heritage of CAROLINA athletics and he'll do an exemplary job of communicating that on the air to the school's many dedicated fans."
"I am incredibly honored and excited to become the next play-by-play voice for CAROLINA athletics," said ANGELL. "I want to thank DICK BADDOUR and GARY SOBBA for the opportunity to fill what I consider to be the best job in our profession.
"No one will ever be able to replace WOODY DURHAM and I will not try to do so. What I will try to do is continue the level of professionalism, broadcast excellence and passion for the TAR HEELS that WOODY brought to the position for so many years. Growing up listening to WOODY, I understand the special relationship he had with TAR HEEL fans and I look forward to cultivating a similar relationship as we experience CAROLINA athletics together over the next several years.
"Thanks to my broadcast partners -- ADAM LUCAS, ERIC MONTROSS, DAVE NATHAN, LEE PACE, RICK STEINBACHER and our chief network engineer, BEN ALEXANDER -- we have one of the best broadcast teams in the nation."