CTSN Announces Clemson Basketball Radio Team
Clemson, SC-Pete Yanity, who has served as Clemson's interim
play-by-play announcer on Tiger football games since September, will
provide the same role during the 2003-04 Clemson men's basketball
season. Don Munson will provide the play-by-play commentary on
Clemson Lady Tiger broadcasts. Dave Hubbard of Clemson Tiger Sports
Properties made the announcement Tuesday. Clemson Tigers Sports
Properties is a division of ISP Sports and Learfield Communications.
Yanity took over the play-by-play duties on the
Clemson football season after Jim Phillips, the 36-year voice of the
Tigers, died on September 9. He has handled that task since the
Georgia Tech game on September 20th.
Yanity has been the sports director at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg the
last 13 years. He has also been a sideline analyst for three years
on Carolina Panther preseason football games and has considerable
play-by-play experience for Comcast Sports Southeast covering various
college events, including Clemson football and baseball.
Since 2001 he has been the sideline reporter and host of the pregame,
halftime and postgame programming on the Clemson football radio
network. A 1985 graduate of Ohio University, Yanity served as the
host of Clemson's coach's television shows in the early 1990s and
will join Oliver Purnell as the host of his television show for
Munson has been the host of the Clemson Tiger Tailgate Show all year
and Tiger Calls, the Tommy Bowden radio call-in program each Thursday
evening, since Phillips passing. He will take over the play-by-play
duties for the Lady Tiger broadcasts, a duty Phillips also performed
for many years. Munson will also serve as the host of Oliver
Purnell's radio call-in program this year. Munson has considerable
experience broadcasting Clemson sporting events. He also has been
the voice of Appalachian State athletics.
Sports Information Director Tim Bourret will assist Yanity on the
men's broadcasts this year. The native of West Hartford, CT is in his
24th full season working providing color commentary for Clemson
basketball, the longest active color commentator in the ACC. Bourret
worked with Phillips on basketball for 23 years and as Phillips's
color commentator on Clemson football from 1982-88. Bourret and
Phillips broadcast over 500 Clemson events together.
Barbara Kennedy-Dixon will join Munson on the Lady
Tiger broadcasts, a role she filled for many years with Phillips.
Kennedy-Dixon was an All-American for the Lady Tigers from 1978-82
and is the ACC's career scoring and rebounding leader. She is
currently Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Operations for
the Lady Tiger program.