Recent news involving sports media personalities, including former college football coach Tim Brewster joining Fox Sports, Cleatus the Dancing Robot moving to FOX college football coverage, and NHL announcer Dave Strader officially leaving the Coyotes for NBC Sports Group.
- Fox Sports Taps Fmr. Gophers Coach Brewster As ‘Sideline Analyst’: Former Univ. of Minnesota college football coach Tim Brewster has joined Fox Sports’ lead college football broadcast team as a ‘sideline analyst’. Though Brewster will work the sidelines, Fox Sports president Eric Shanks says he will be “like a third man in the booth” alongside play-by-play voice Gus Johnson and analyst Charles Davis. (USA Today via Fang’s Bites)
- Fox to Use Cleatus the Robot on College Football: In related news, FOX will use “team-specific” versions of Cleatus the Dancing Robot on college football coverage. Cleatus, who also performs on FOX NFL telecasts, “will be going to school, visiting campuses,” according to Fox Sports president Shanks. (USA Today via Fang’s Bites)
- Strader Says He Will Leave Coyotes For NBC/Versus: Phoenix Coyotes play-by-play voice Dave Strader officially announced Monday that he will leave the team for a full-time position at NBC/Versus. Strader had been with the Coyotes since 2007, following a run as the voice of the Florida Panthers. The announcement comes less than a week after Mike Emrick announced he would leave the Devils to work exclusively for NBC/Versus. (coyotes.nhl.com)