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Brad Nessler's WVU Fail (2012)
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: McStudlen
Part 1: Interview with CBS Broadcasters Brad Nessler & Gary Danielson
Part 1: Interview with CBS Broadcasters Brad Nessler & Gary Danielson
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Andrew Scaglione
CBS Sports
CBS Sports' Brad Nessler Talks CFB Playoffs & More with Rich Eisen | Full Interview | 11/1/17
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Verne Lundquist signing off for the last time calling College Football on CBS 12/10/16
Verne Lundquist signing off for the last time calling College Football on CBS 12/10/16
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Nick Ramos
Brad Nessler talks Final Four
Brad Nessler talks Final Four
Published: 2013/04/05
Channel: Andrew Joseph
Brad Nessler confused in NCAA13
Brad Nessler confused in NCAA13
Published: 2012/08/02
Channel: Peter Kirchner
Jonathan Dwyer 66 yd. Touchdown against Florida State 2008
Jonathan Dwyer 66 yd. Touchdown against Florida State 2008
Published: 2009/07/01
Channel: mountvernoncc1
NCAA March Madness: Announcer Catchphrase Imitations
NCAA March Madness: Announcer Catchphrase Imitations
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: NCAA March Madness
SEC on CBS voice Brad Nessler joins D.A.
SEC on CBS voice Brad Nessler joins D.A.
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: CBS Sports Radio
CBS Sports
CBS Sports' Brad Nessler: Why Nick Saban is Happy About #2 Ranking | The Rich Eisen Show | 11/1/17
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
CBS Sports
CBS Sports' Brad Nessler on Which 1-Loss College Football Team Is Best | The Rich Eisen Show
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Ohio State vs Michigan Full game 11.28.2015 NCAA football
Ohio State vs Michigan Full game 11.28.2015 NCAA football
Published: 2015/11/29
Channel: CFB Fans
#13 Pittsburgh Panthers at #14 Oklahoma Sooners - 1990 - Football
#13 Pittsburgh Panthers at #14 Oklahoma Sooners - 1990 - Football
Published: 2010/02/19
Channel: arenateam
Web Exclusive: ESPN
Web Exclusive: ESPN's Brad Nessler Previews BCS Sugar Bowl
Published: 2011/01/04
Channel: 40/29 News
Michigan/Alabama
Michigan/Alabama '00 Orange Bowl Intro
Published: 2007/08/11
Channel: kmir224
Part 2: Interview with CBS Broadcasters Brad Nessler & Gary Danielson
Part 2: Interview with CBS Broadcasters Brad Nessler & Gary Danielson
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: Andrew Scaglione
2009 Distinguished Alumni Bradley R. Nessler,
2009 Distinguished Alumni Bradley R. Nessler, '77
Published: 2012/09/20
Channel: Minnesota State University, Mankato
Brad Nessler Uses The "Little Boys Room"
Brad Nessler Uses The "Little Boys Room"
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: LJStalker1
CBS Sports
CBS Sports' Brad Nessler: Alabama Is Better Than Georgia | The Rich Eisen Show | 11/1/17
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Re: georgia tech miracle on north ave
Re: georgia tech miracle on north ave
Published: 2008/11/05
Channel: Joe Jenkins
Verne Lundquist tribute
Verne Lundquist tribute
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: РСТВ
CBS Sports
CBS Sports' Brad Nessler Previews LSU vs Alabama | The Rich Eisen Show | 11/1/17
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: The Rich Eisen Show
Will Shields Fumblerooskie run in 1992 Nebraska vs Colorado
Will Shields Fumblerooskie run in 1992 Nebraska vs Colorado
Published: 2007/08/05
Channel: statman29neb
EA Sports NCAA Football 13 "Dynasty"
EA Sports NCAA Football 13 "Dynasty"
Published: 2012/05/09
Channel: Gamehelper
NCAA Basketball 09: Presentation
NCAA Basketball 09: Presentation
Published: 2008/11/21
Channel: ncaaStrategies
🏈LSU Chad Jones Punt Return vs Miss St 2009-Jim Hawthorne & Brad Nessler Calls🏈
🏈LSU Chad Jones Punt Return vs Miss St 2009-Jim Hawthorne & Brad Nessler Calls🏈
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: Cityzen225
2005 Michigan vs. Penn St.
2005 Michigan vs. Penn St.
Published: 2014/11/01
Channel: jcbakkar
My 2nd Favorite SEC on CBS Intro
My 2nd Favorite SEC on CBS Intro
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: Tobias Dubose
97.1 The Fan The Big Show with Brad Nessler 10-28.wmv
97.1 The Fan The Big Show with Brad Nessler 10-28.wmv
Published: 2011/10/28
Channel: WBNSradio
NCAA Basketball 10 - ESPN Telecast Integration
NCAA Basketball 10 - ESPN Telecast Integration
Published: 2009/10/09
Channel: ncaaStrategies
Brad Nessler likes Blocked Punts
Brad Nessler likes Blocked Punts
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: bergencountylegend perfect
Verne Lundquist to Leave the SEC on CBS After This Season, Brad Nessler to Replace
Verne Lundquist to Leave the SEC on CBS After This Season, Brad Nessler to Replace
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: FalconStriker445
PreGame at Bama/Miss State W/ @schadjoe and Brad Nessler
PreGame at Bama/Miss State W/ @schadjoe and Brad Nessler
Published: 2013/11/17
Channel: Andy Burrell
WVU is in Virginia?!?
WVU is in Virginia?!?
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: bradleypjohnson
Brad Nessler, now Bob Golic calls West Virginia VI
Brad Nessler, now Bob Golic calls West Virginia VI
Published: 2012/01/05
Channel: seminoleshawn1972
Verne Lundquist - Sports Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Verne Lundquist - Sports Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Published: 2016/05/11
Channel: The Emmy Awards
Vern & Gary Must Go
Vern & Gary Must Go
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: Terry Hudson
Racist Thursday Night Football Commentators!!! (Trent Richardson) Hilarious!
Racist Thursday Night Football Commentators!!! (Trent Richardson) Hilarious!
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: madjets28
Atlanta Football Host Committee and College Football Playoff Press Conference Recap
Atlanta Football Host Committee and College Football Playoff Press Conference Recap
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Atlanta Football Host Committee
You
You're number 1 in the Big 12, Spider Man
Published: 2011/12/04
Channel: Andrew Shaw
South Carolina v. Florida - 2010 Jan. 23 - Last 6 Minutes
South Carolina v. Florida - 2010 Jan. 23 - Last 6 Minutes
Published: 2010/01/24
Channel: Blarghman1
NCAA Football 10 Erin Andrews announcement
NCAA Football 10 Erin Andrews announcement
Published: 2009/04/15
Channel: Ariel Santarelli
March Madness 08 - Kentucky Basketball
March Madness 08 - Kentucky Basketball
Published: 2007/12/04
Channel: Electronic Arts
SEC on CBS intro 2017 #7 UGA@TEN
SEC on CBS intro 2017 #7 UGA@TEN
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: Devin945
finebaum 2017, Day Two at SEC Media days!
finebaum 2017, Day Two at SEC Media days!
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: andreanson sweet
Verne Lundquist to leave
Verne Lundquist to leave 'SEC on CBS' after 2016 season, Brad Nessler to succeed him
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: Sports Live Replay
K-State Denies #1 OU on 4th Down in the Big 12 Championship Game
K-State Denies #1 OU on 4th Down in the Big 12 Championship Game
Published: 2009/08/03
Channel: PettKSU
Sugar Bowl - Todd Blackledge: "meh"
Sugar Bowl - Todd Blackledge: "meh"
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: irishreds
Big Ten Kicks Off Friday Night Football
Big Ten Kicks Off Friday Night Football
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: Connect Meetings
Razorbacks fall to South Carolina
Razorbacks fall to South Carolina
Published: 2014/03/14
Channel: 40/29 News
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Brad Nessler
Born (1956-06-03) June 3, 1956 (age 61)
St. Charles, Minnesota, U.S.
Education Minnesota State University
Occupation Sportscaster
Spouse(s) Nancy Nessler
Children 1

Bradley "Brad" Nessler (born June 3, 1956) is an American sportscaster, who currently calls college football and college basketball games for CBS.[1]

Career[edit]

Early assignments[edit]

Nessler began his professional broadcasting career sharing play-by-play radio duties with Al Ciraldo on Georgia Tech basketball on WGST-AM from 1980-81 through 1984-85, and handled the play-by-play for the Atlanta Falcons from 1982 to 1988 on WGST and WSB-AM before assuming the same position for the Minnesota Vikings during the 1988 and 1989 seasons. He also called preseason telecasts for the Miami Dolphins for several years, and has done play-by-play of ACC football and basketball telecasts for Jefferson-Pilot.[1]

CBS Sports[edit]

In 1990 and 1991, Nessler worked for CBS Sports, calling NFL games, college football, and college basketball (both men's and women's college basketball).[2]

ESPN and ABC Sports[edit]

Nessler's career with ESPN began in 1992 with college basketball games, and also Big Ten and Thursday night football contests, and expanded with the addition of ABC Sports assignments in 1997.[citation needed]

Nessler has also appeared annually as a commentator in EA Sports' NCAA Football series. Also, his voice (and that of his broadcast partner, Dick Vitale) was featured in EA Sports' NCAA March Madness video game series.

College football[edit]

When Nessler began calling college football for ABC in 1997 he was regarded as the #3 play-by-play man behind Keith Jackson and Brent Musburger. He was promoted to #2 upon Jackson's scaling back to West Coast games in 1999, and was the #1 Saturday afternoon play-by-play man from 2006 until the 2008 season. In July 2009, ESPN announced that Nessler would move to the top play-by-play man for ESPN's coverage of college football, being primarily responsible for ESPN's Saturday Primetime game airing at 7:45 PM Eastern Time.

He originally worked with Gary Danielson as his college football color man when he began working for ABC in 1997, but from 1999 to 2008 called games alongside Bob Griese (who traded positions with Danielson). Starting in 2006, Paul Maguire joined Nessler and Griese as a third color commentator for the Saturday afternoon college telecasts. Upon the announcement of Nessler's move to ESPN's Saturday Primetime telecasts, it was also announced that he would be teamed with former Penn State quarterback Todd Blackledge and sideline reporter Erin Andrews beginning with the 2009 college football season; this crew also called the January 1, 2010 Capital One Bowl on ABC.

NBA and college basketball[edit]

From 2002 to 2004, Nessler was a broadcaster for the NBA,[3] including calling the 2003 NBA Finals. During this particular period, Nessler was accused (particularly by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times) of not knowing game strategy well[4], lacking rhythm and enthusiasm[5] in his game call, not bringing out the best in his partners[6] (i.e. Bill Walton and Tom Tolbert), too often ignoring the score, and tending to stammer.

Since 2006, Nessler has provided play-by-play for SEC games on Super Tuesday and Thursday Night Showcase, alongside Sean Farnham or Dick Vitale (and formerly Jimmy Dykes) and sideline reporter Heather Cox. He also covers Saturday afternoon games for ESPN during the regular college basketball season, and previously appeared on ABC.

Monday Night Football[edit]

On September 11, 2006, ESPN began its coverage of Monday Night Football with a Week 1 doubleheader. Nessler teamed with Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil, and Bonnie Bernstein to call the second game, featuring the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. On September 13, 2010, Nessler again worked a Monday Night Football game, teaming with Trent Dilfer and Suzy Kolber to call the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs in the second game of that night's Week 1 doubleheader. On September 12, 2011, Nessler and Dilfer called the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos in the second game of the Week 1 doubleheader; the game included a 63-yard field goal kicked by Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski, which tied the NFL record at the time.

NFL Network[edit]

In May 2011, Nessler was hired by NFL Network to call its Thursday Night Football telecasts, on which he was teamed with analyst Mike Mayock for an eight-game package.[7] He continued to call the game package in 2012 and 2013, expanded to thirteen games, before CBS Sports took over responsibility for the package in the 2014 NFL season.

Return to CBS[edit]

CBS Sports announced on May 31, 2016 that Nessler would return to the network to serve as lead play-by-play announcer for SEC college football games beginning in the 2017 season, replacing the outgoing Verne Lundquist. He will team with Gary Danielson, who he worked with at ABC from 1997–1999, and Allie LaForce.[8] He also provides play-by-play for college basketball for the network usually teaming with analyst Bill Raftery. Also, he will fill-in for James Brown as studio host on NFL on CBS when Brown is away on assignment.

Nessler's first SEC game for CBS was Florida at Arkansas on November 5, 2016. He assumed duties as CBS' lead college football announcer for the Sun Bowl one month later.

Personal[edit]

Nessler is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CBS Press Express - CBS SPORTS". www.cbspressexpress.com. 
  2. ^ Bowl Championship Series - Nessler, Brad, espn.go.com; accessed December 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Decade in Review: 10 worst personnel moves — Sports Media Watch". www.sportsmediawatch.com.  line feed character in |title= at position 43 (help)
  4. ^ Sandomir, Richard (May 2, 2003). "TV SPORTS; Peculiar Choice to Handle Play-by-Play for the N.B.A". New York Times. 
  5. ^ Bernstein, Andy (October 27, 2003). "Mike Breen Becomes N.B.A. Finals Play-by-Play Fixture". New York Times. 
  6. ^ Sandomir, Richard (June 5, 2016). "ESPN, ABC pledge to revamp game broadcasts". Sports Business Journal. 
  7. ^ Deitsch, Richard (2011-05-05). "Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock form new NFL Network booth". SI.com. 
  8. ^ Patterson, Chip (2016-05-31). "Verne Lundquist to leave 'SEC on CBS' after 2016 season, Brad Nessler to succeed him". CBSSports.com. 
Preceded by
Marv Albert
(on NBC)
Play-by-Play announcer, NBA Finals
2003
Succeeded by
Al Michaels
Preceded by
none
Play-by-Play announcer, Saturday Primetime
2005-2006
Succeeded by
Dan Shulman
Preceded by
Bob Papa
Thursday Night Football play-by-play commentator
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Jim Nantz
Preceded by
Keith Jackson (in 1973)
Lead play-by-play announcer, NBA on ABC
2002-2003
Succeeded by
Al Michaels
Preceded by
Verne Lundquist
Play-by-Play announcer, SEC on CBS
2017-
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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