Veteran broadcaster Sean McDonough‘s move to Monday Night Football is just another ho-hum win for Syracuse University. Most people know that while watching the NFL you’re bound to encounter some USC or Alabama alum. Turn on an NBA game and chances are North Carolina, Duke and/or Kentucky is represented. Fewer people know that when you’re watching a game on television, there’s likely a Syracuse University grad behind the broadcast. There’s even a pretty good chance that he or she is talking to you.
At Monday Night Football, Syracuse grad Sean McDonough will replace Syracuse grad Mike Tirico. The hub of the Syracuse sports media empire is the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, which offers programs in graphic design, PR, advertising, broadcasting and more. But it’s in sports journalism/broadcasting that Syracuse has left its ubiquitous mark. Tirico leaves for NBC, lured by the Olympics. Speaking of Olympics, Olympic specialist Bob Costas is a Syracuse alum. Radio’s Craig Carton? Orange. Ian Eagle at CBS. Dick Stockton. Beth Mowins. MMA journo Ariel Helwani. Guy named Marv Albert, too.