Mowins Becomes ESPN’s Second Female College Football Play-By-Play Voice; Ward Moves To ESPNU


ESPN has added a new female play-by-play voice to its college football line-up, while the first has received what appears to be a demotion.

Beth Mowins will call midweek college football games for ESPN and ESPN2 during the upcoming 2010-11 season, alongside David Norrie and Robert Smith. Mowins is the network’s second female college football play-by-play voice, with Pam Ward being the first.

Speaking of Ward, the play-by-play voice has been bumped from ESPN2. After working the Noon ET game on ESPN2 last season, she will call afternoon games on ESPNU alongside newcomer Danny Kanell.

Ward has called college football games for ESPN for ten years.

Replacing Ward on the ESPN2 telecast is Bob Wischusen, who will call those games alongside Brian Griese.

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  • Rhanley187

    When Terry Gannon was signed by Golf Channel, he was suppose to still be doing college football and basketball for ESPN/ABC. Now he is not a regular announcer for them on college football in who knows how long. What is the story. As for Pam Ward, she is terrible. And I think ESPN is resigned to the fact that she is terrible and will not improve. So the safest place to put her without completely dumping her is an early ESPNU team.

    • Coach1159

      What a horrible sounding voice she has. I want to watch Arkansas and Auburn but I am going to have to turn the sound off.

  • Butterbaugh

    Hey Beth,

    I’m a softball Dad who’s been a big fan of your husky voice for several years! It’s a bit different listening to your voice doing play by play for UH vs UTEP, but I’m completely behind and support you. Roll Tide!

  • Garryleonard

    I think your knowledge of the game, and your voice is just great. I look forward to your broadcasts. Can You forward this on to ESPN? I don’t know how to do it.
    Garry Leonard
    Kansas City, Mo.

  • Mike Davis

    She does not have a voice that can be heard in this enviroment. You could not even hear her, she ruined the game for me.

  • Dennis


    Enjoyed your calling of the Penn State game this past weekend; you do a terrific job.  Your professionalism and vigor outshine many if not most of your male colleagues.  Might I suggest that ESPN put you into the booth for Monday Night Football?  You’d bring much needed improvement to that broadcast team…

  • Butch43 Dave

    I am an Ohio Sate fan and like to watch their games on ESPN, but the lady who is calling the games, turns me off, and I can only go back occasionally for the score.
    She has an irritating voice and it sounds like she has a wad of gum in her mouth all the time.  Is it really necessary there be a female voice calling a big ten mens football game?  Are there not enough womens college games they can call, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, softball.   Please do something so I can tune in to an Ohio State game.