Don Criqui Biography
Don Criqui is an American sportscaster, currently the voice of Notre Dame football. He holds the record for longest-tenured broadcaster of one league in U.S. TV history, calling NFL football for 47 seasons from 1967 until 2013 on NBC and CBS. Criqui retired from full-time duties for the NFL in 2012, however, on December 8, 2013, he filled in for Bill Macatee as he was having traveling issues in a snowstorm in Dallas.
He called the 27-26 thrilling New England Patriots victory over the Cleveland Browns. Croquis most recent network assignment was CBS Sports from 1998 until 2013 where he called the NFL, women and mens college basketball and college football. From 1995 to 2012, he was the voice of New England Patriots pre-season football with Randy Cross.
Don Criqui Age
The American television sportscaster was born on May 5, 1940, in Buffalo, NY. He is 80 years old as of 201
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Don Criqui Career
Criqui began his career with CBS in 1967 before moving to NBC Sports in 1979 he was ‘traded’ by CBS to NBC for Curt Gowdy. When CBS reacquired the NFL in 1998, Criqui rejoined the network and continued to serve as a play-by-play announcer as part of the NFL on CBS until his retirement from that position after the 2012 season. From 1999 to 2004, Criqui and Steve Tasker were the designated play-by-play team for most Buffalo Bills games on CBS. He has also announced a number of other sports for CBS, NBC and ESPN including college football, college basketball, the ABA, the NBA, the NHL, professional golf and tennis tournaments, Triple Crown horse racing, the Canadian Football League Archived October 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine and several Summer Olympics events.
During his tenure at NBC, Criqui called 14 Orange Bowl games. Criqui’s most memorable call was the 1984 Orange Bowl between undefeated Nebraska and Miami. Nebraska was on a 22-game winning streak coming into the game but lost to Miami 31–30 when the Cornhuskers failed on a two-point conversion attempt which would have won the game. His most famous college basketball call was most likely the last-second upset by St. Joseph’s over top-seeded DePaul in the Mideast regional second round of the 1981 NCAA Tournament. He was the radio play-by-play voice of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football on the Notre Dame IMG Sports Network from 2006-2018.
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or the first time in 13 years, the radio team of Don Criqui and Allen Pinkett won’t be calling Notre Dame football. Pinkett told the South Bend Tribune he learned Friday, just 2½ months ahead of the Irish 2018 season opener, that new national radio rights holder JMI Sports plans to replace them. It’s not yet known who the new voices will be when Michigan visits South Bend on Sept. “Their plan is they want someone more local — like ‘live in South Bend’ local — because they want to do some packages during the week, and they wanted somebody who was there,” Pinkett, a former star Notre Dame running back, told the newspaper. Implicit in that is that an hour by car was too far away, as Pinkett lives in Valparaiso, about 50 miles or so from South Bend.
Pinkett, 54, had been an analyst on Notre Dame radio broadcasts since 2001, first teamed with play-by-play man Tony Roberts and later alongside Criqui after then-rights holder Westwood One unexpectedly dropped Roberts after 26 seasons in May 2006. Criqui, a 78-year-old Notre Dame alum who resides in New Jersey, is perhaps best known as a leading NBC and CBS sportscaster from 1967 to 2013. The Irish are unique among U.S. college and pro teams simply by virtue of having a national radio deal, their games broadcast over an ad hoc network. Since 1990, they also have enjoyed a unique arrangement with NBC ensuring national telecasts of home games. Notre Dame earlier this year struck a 12-year multimedia partnership Notre Dame with JMI Sports that included national radio. Westwood One held the radio rights for 40 seasons, from 1968 to 2007, but more recently the broadcasts have been controlled by IMG College and, before that, ISP